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POISON Frontman To Guest On TSN's 'Off The Record'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be a special guest on "Off the Record", a popular talk show on The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada, on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST). "Off the Record" airs several times throughout the day and again the next morning. More information is available at

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DIVINE EMPIRE Seek Second Guitarist

Century Media/Crash Music recording artists DIVINE EMPIRE are searching for a second lead guitarist with possible vocal capabilities. Additional requirements are as follows: "Own equipment and transportation is a must. Preferably someone from the Florida area (the EMPIRE resides in South Florida on the East Coast between Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach). If not, ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Denmark's THE ARCANE ORDER. "THE ARCANE ORDER's music sounds fresh, heavy, melodic and unique. The boys are skilled musicians and excellent songwriters. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with them and a fantastic album in spring 2006," says Metal Blade Europe spokesman Andreas R. THE ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

Finnish metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Fearbringer", due this fall via Poison Arrow Records. Recorded at Woodbine Garden Studios in Pyhtää, Finland and mixed by Teemu "Bob" Aalto, the album will be mastered at Finnvox studios by Minerva Pappi. "Fearbringer" track listing: 01. Ultra-Speed Destructor 02. Nightmare ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Dates With BRYAN ADAMS Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates with BRYAN ADAMS during October/November: Oct. 11 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena Oct. 12 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Arena Oct. 14 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion Oct. 15 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion Oct. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena ...

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POISON's C.C. DEVILLE Forced To Air Guitar To Enter Party

The New York Post reports that when C.C. DeVille was turned away from a Stuff magazine party at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas the other night, the aging POISON guitarist gained entry with an air-guitar session, complete with squealing vocalizations of his pop-metal licks. Once inside, DeVille mingled with the likes of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, DEF LEPPARD 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Part Ways With Longtime Management

After spending most of their career under the management of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein at Q-Prime Management, DEF LEPPARD have jumped ship to sign with Trudy Green at HK Management, according to Hits Daily Double. HK, which is now part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management, has looked after such artists as AEROSMITH, POISON, MICHAEL ...

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H.I.M.: 'Wings Of A Butterfly' Single Due In Early September

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will release their new single, "Wings of a Butterfly", in the U.K. on September 12. It will be available in three formats: Two-Track CD Single: 01. Wings of a Butterfly 02. Poison Heart Maxi CD single (enhanced): 01. Wings of a Butterfly 02. And Love Said No (616 version) 03. Vampire Heart ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Cover POISON?

According to Germany's Rock Hard magazine, CHILDREN OF BODOM laid down a cover version of the POISON hit single "Talk Dirty to Me" during the recording sessions for their new album, "Are You Dead Yet?". The song is expected to surface on the Japanese version of the new CD, which will also contain a special ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' To Receive U.S. Release In November

Phoenix, Arizona-based Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with Century Media Records to issue in the U.S. the new DIVINE EMPIRE album, "Method of Execution". A November 1 release is expected. Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" ...

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SCAVENGER Finalizing Record Deal

SCAVENGER, the Danish death/thrash project featuring Flemming C. Lund (INVOCATOR, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) on rhythm/lead guitar, Kasper Thomsen (RAUNCHY) on vocals, Boris Tandrup (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, ex-AUTUMN LEAVES) on bass, and Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, SLUGS, STRANGLER) on drums, are "currently negotiating with labels regarding a release of a full-length album," and "expect to have sorted things ...

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JASON BLACHOWICZ Announces New DIVINE EMPIRE Lineup

DIVINE EMPIRE bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) has announced the addition of Marco Martell (guitar), David Kinkade (drums) (both from Chicago) and Frank Cusimano (guitar; from Pennsylvania) to the group's ranks. "All three guys have flown in this past weekend for the try out and rehearsed successfully!" reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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BRET MICHAELS Attracts Added Attention For Film Role

Actor and producer Rikki Lee Travolta of the famous entertainment family was a key focal point in the VIP section of singer Bret Michaels' concert performance at famed Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, June 25. Travolta previously appeared at Michaels' November Chicago concert date while scouting the singer for a potential role in the ...

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