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SAMMY HAGAR Tribute CD Coming Next Summer

Versailles Records has announced plans to release a tribute CD to Sammy Hagar next summer. Entitled "Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar", the collection will feature contributions from current and/or former members of POISON, HANOI ROCKS, SKID ROW, LILLIAN AXE, DIO and SAIGON KICK, among others. No further information is currently available. ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE: New Album Samples Posted Online

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE will release their new album, entitled "Resurrection of the Wicked", in January 2006 via Poison Arrow Records. Two sample tracks from the CD — "Determination" and "Falling to Pieces" — have been posted online at the band's official web site. "Resurrection of the Wicked" was ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Would Have Taken A Bullet' For DIMEBAG

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has spoken exclusively to Revolver magazine (web site) about the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo's much-rumored substance-abuse problems and the role the heavy metal media has played in PANTERA's eventual demise, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the article (published in the magazine's February 2006 issue, ...

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Shots Fired At POISON Singer BRET MICHAELS

The Associated Press is reporting that POISON singer Bret Michaels escaped serious injury after shots were fired at his tour bus last night (Nov. 21) in Chicopee, Massachusetts, his publicist confirmed. Michaels was in town to perform a rare, invitation-only acoustic show, when, prior to the show, shots were fired from a white Ford F-150 ...

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POISON Guitarist Guests On 'South Of Nowhere': Photos Available

POISON guitarist C.C. Deville recently made a guest appearance in an episode of the cable series "South of Nowhere". C.C. plays a rock star who goes home to see his daughter after 20 years. The episode, titled "Friends, Lovers, Brothers and Others", also includes a musical performance by C.C. The program will premiere this Friday ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Tribute Album Due In January

Reignition Recordings has set a January 31, 2006 release date for the SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album, entitled "The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins". The 11-song collection is currently available exclusively via iTunes and will be released via all other digital music sites on November 15. The complete track listing for the effort ...

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FREYA: Former EARTH CRISIS Drummer Joins The Fold

FREYA, the new band featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Bulldog (bass, backing vocals), and Erick Edwards (guitar), have posted the following message on their official web site: "It's been a busy time for FREYA. Dennis Merrick [drums], formerly of [EARTH CRISIS], has joined us and played his first show in Ogdensburg, NY. ...

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POISON Drummer To Launch Podcast

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "So I've decided to do a Podcast. For those of you not familiar with what a Podcast is, the Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes it, in part as follows: Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Complete Work On New Album

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal pioneers NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have completed work on their new album, entitled "Resurrection of the Wicked". The CD was recorded at the new Helgate Studio and was mixed at Tonebox Studio by Kakke Vähäkuopus. The band recorded a total of 15 tracks, 10 of which will be chosen for the album's ...

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POISON Guitarist Sentenced To 80 Days For DUI

The Associated Press is reporting that POISON guitarist C.C. Deville was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. Deville, 43, whose real name is Bruce Johannesson, was also ordered by a Superior Court commissioner to serve five years probation, pay a $1,000 fine and surrender his license for ...

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POISON Frontman Announces New Solo Tour Dates

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has announced the following solo tour dates: Oct. 20 – Andover, MN @ Pov's Oct. 21 - Rockford, IL @ Elixer Oct. 22 - Mt. Clemmons, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand Oct. 23 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop Oct. 26 - Boonsboro, MD @ Stingers Sports Bar Oct. 27 ...

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CREOZOTH: CANDLEMASS Side Project To Release Debut This Month

Escapi Music has set an October 25 North American release date for the debut album from CREOZOTH, the new band featuring CANDLEMASS members Lars Johansson (guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums) alongside vocalist Michael Storck (X-PLODE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and bassist Tobbe Moen (ex-REDFUN, OZ). According to Lars, the term "Creozoth" has a fictional origin: "It is ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Tribute CD Gets A Release Date

Versailles Records has set a November 22 release date for "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth". The record features some interesting rock pairings, including European rocker Chris Catena teaming up with former POISON guitarist Blues Saraceno on "Goin' Crazy", Italian singer Chris Heaven and ALTARIA bassist Marko Pukkila (teaming up ...

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GODSMACK Manager Teams Up With IRVING AZOFF

According to The Boston Globe, GODSMACK manager Paul Geary of Global Artist Management is leaving his home state of Massachusetts and heading west, where he'll be working alongside music mogul Irving Azoff. The longtime manager of the EAGLES and, more recently, CHRISTINA AGUILERA and JEWEL, Azoff bought Geary's company, but asked him to stay on ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce North American Headlining Tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The tour, in support of the band's breakthrough album "Miss Machine", begins November 6 in Ottawa at the Babylon Club and includes HELLA (through November 27), THE BRONX (November 28 onward), BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HORSE THE ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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