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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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South Africa's TOYLAND Tap Producer RON GOUDIE For New Album

Cape Town, South Africa's heavy-hitters TOYLAND have secured the services of cutting-edge producer Ron Goudie (TSOL, POISON, AGENT ORANGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, GWAR, STRYPER, BOY HITS CAR, FEAR) to guide the up-and-coming band through the recording of their new release. It's Goudie's second trip to the dark continent as he has helmed the recording of Botswana's ...

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POISON Singer To Become Second-Time Dad

POISON frontman Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have announced the pending birth of Jorja Bleu. She is scheduled to make her arrival in May. The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Raine (born May 20, 2000). For those of you who would like to send congratulations or other items you can do so by ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Debut New Single On 'Nashville Star'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will debut his new single, "Open Road", on tonight's episode of "Nashville Star", the country music version of "American Idol", according to ABC ePrep. He will also sing the POISON hit "Nothin' But A Good Time" with the contestants. "Nashville Star" airs at 9:00 p.m. CT on the USA cable network. ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer: Sharing The Memories

Former BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has uploaded photos from a recent night out that included a reunion of sorts with former BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. Also present for the occasion were former BULLETBOYS engineer Jeff Hendrickson, D'Anda's former drum tech Steve Minicucci, singer/guitarist Jimmy Coup (formerly of ANDREW W.K.) and Jason Hook (VINCE NEIL). Check ...

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ZARATHUSTRA Complete Work On New EP: Audio Available

German black metal band ZARATHUSTRA have completed work on a new EP, entitled "Contempt", at Sweden's Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST). The group spent nine days in the studio working on the follow-up to their "Perpetual Black Force" CD, which will be released in May via Undercover Records in a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition ...

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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: New Songs Available For Download

DIVINE EMPIRE, the Florida-based death metal band featuring bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), have uploaded three songs from their upcoming CD, "Method of Execution", at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Vowed Revenge", "Dungeon Mask" and "Judge, Jury & Executioner" at this location. As previously reported, Century Media Records has set ...

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Former OCTOBER THORNS Vocalist Joins CHRIS CAFFERY's Touring Band

Paul LaPlaca, former frontman for Brooklyn's OCTOBER THORNS, has joined Chris Caffery's live band for several international dates in support of Caffery's solo debut. Caffery is well known for his work with SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and DR. BUTCHER. Performances include BB King's in NYC and the BW&BK Festival in Cleveland, with more dates to be ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Finnish heavy metal merchants DOMINATION BLACK have inked a deal with Poison Arrow Records. The band will be entering studio this summer and begin recording an as-yet-untitled album for a fall 2005 release. Commented a spokesperson for Poison Arrow Records: "When you listen to DOMINATION BLACK you can hear their old-school metal influences like JUDAS ...

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All Over You - BEN JACKSON GROUP

Violently unfashionable in the States, and destined for cult status among the AOR and hard rock fans who keep ex-members of TUFF in business, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP deliver an unrepentant dose of smooth, glossy melodic rock on "All Over You". Jackson, former guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH, assumes vocal duties here and redeems ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set an April 25 European release date for the new album from Florida's death metal outfit DIVINE EMPIRE, entitled "Method of Execution". Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" sees the band moving away from their straight-ahead death metal origins ...

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MIDNIGHT CIRCUS To Release New CD Via PERRIS RECORDS

Hard rockers MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, whose sound is being described as a mixture of VINCE NEIL, POISON and DOKKEN, will release their new album, "Money Shot", on March 22 via Perris Records. Originally established in 1992, the band’s current line-up came into existence in 2001. Founding member and vocalist Rob Howl has fronted some very impressive ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DESPISED ICON track, entitled "Silverplated Advocate", has been posted online at this location. "Silverplated Advocate" comes off the Canadian deathcore band's sophomore release, "The Healing Process", due on April 5 via Century Media Records. "The Healing Process" was produced by guitarist Yannick St-Amand (ION DISSONANCE, NEURAXIS), was mixed by J-F ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Jams For Charity

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is very busy with charities (ranging from the Narada Foundation to Raven's Heart), was expected to take part in a jam session Sunday night (Jan. 30) at the Marriott in Delray Beach, Florida for the West Palm Beach-based Children's Place at Home Safe fund-raiser. Other musicians that were scheduled ...

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