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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Looks Back On Last Year

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last year was busy enough; The 'Rock of Ages' release and tour and (big excitement for me!) the release of my first ever solo album, 'Two Sides of If'. In addition to releasing the record, I also started ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Team Up With JOURNEY For Summer Tour

DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will be teaming up for a U.S. tour this summer. No dates have been confirmed at this time. DEF LEPPARD's two-CD collection of hits, "Rock of Ages", has sold 452,000 copies in the United States since its May 2005 release. Meanwhile, the band's 1999 "Vault - Greatest Hits" (Mercury) collection has ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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DOWN Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival?

According to a posting at the Metal Italia web site, DOWN — the acclaimed band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — have been confirmed for the tenth edition of ...

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STORMLORD Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have been confirmed for the tenth edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 1-4 at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE IN CHAINS ANGRA BENEDICTUM BLOODSIMPLE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEF LEPPARD DEFTONES DIMMU BORGIR GAMMA ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirm RICK RUBIN As Producer Of New Album

LINKIN PARK DJ Joseph Hahn has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Right now we're in the experimental phase of the writing process for our new record. There is no solid direction yet, we're trying to be as eclectic as we can for the moment and then we'll see what stands ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL, JOE SATRIANI To Guest On 'Rockline'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and guitar legend Joe Satriani will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 15. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's MAN-RAZE Explain Album Delay

MAN-RAZE, the new band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've had many mails and messages asking what is happening with our album...so we want to let you know what's going on. The simple answer is that it's not yet ready! "Let us explain: As ...

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EVERGREY Announce First-Ever Headlining Show In England

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will make their first-ever headlining appearance in England on March 7 at The Underworld in Camden, London. Ticket information and other details are available at www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk. As previously reported, EVERGREY have set "Monday Morning Apocalypse" as the title of their sixth studio album, due on April 4 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up ...

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BLACK CROWES And Keyboardist Part Company

Launch Radio Networks reports: It hasn't been officially announced yet, but keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch (pronounced harsh) is no longer a member of the BLACK CROWES. Some long-standing issues had been coming to a head, and the sides parted company before the band played at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday (January 29). It's ...

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Fall - SHAKRA

Vocalist Mark Fox has such an odd, raspy voice, it takes you a minute to realize Switzerland's SHAKRA are actually a metal band. He's kinda got that wheezy Joe Elliot thing going on (minus the million-dollar production, obviously), which combines with the slightly more modern feel of opening track "Chains of Temptation" to fall closer ...

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BUCKCHERRY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled more North American dates during January/February. They itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID ...

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BUCKCHERRY: North American Dates Scheduled

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled the following North American dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID Feb. 04 - Big Easy - ...

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BLACK CROWES To Release First-Ever DVD In March

Eagle Vision has set a March 21 release date for BLACK CROWES' first-ever live DVD, entitled "Freak 'N' Roll ...Into the Fog". Shot in Hi-Def at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in August 2005, this two-and-a-half-hour concert features an impressive mix of material from the CROWES' six studio albums, including hits like "Sting Me", "Jealous Again" ...

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