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DIO: Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Back In The Fold

According to a posting on DIO's official web site, guitarist Craig Goldy "has recovered his illness and is back in the fold," writing and rehearsing for the band's new album and tour. Craig was previously said to have hurt his arm last fall while touring with DIO in Russia. Goldy initially tried to continue playing ...

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BACKYARD BABIES: More European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Apr. 12 - Helsinki, FIN @ Noustori Apr. 13 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Apr. 14 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuunhe Apr. 15 - Eskilstuna, SWE @ Kåren Apr. 16 - Gävle, SWE @ Sin City Apr. 17 - Åre, SWE ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Sign With AFM RECORDS

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has inked a deal with AFM Records. September 2006 will see the release of the group's second record, entitled "Maniacal Renderings". Look for a five-song EP release on June 23 which will include three new songs from the upcoming CD and two live SAVATAGE ...

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KATATONIA: More European Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA will be undertaking "The Great Cold Spring Tour 2006" with special guests NOVEMBRE beginning late April. The final dates for the trek are as follows: Apr. 15 - Close Up Festival - Stockholm SWE * Apr. 20 - Cathouse – Glasgow, UK Apr. 21 - Rio – Bradford, UK Apr. 22 - Mean ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'I'm American' Video Posted Online

Yahoo! Music is currently debuting the first video off QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime II" album, entitled "I'm American". It's a worldwide online exclusive and can be found at this location. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 29. The live show begins ...

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KISS: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

KISS will tour Japan this summer with a select string of dates just officially announced: Jul. 18 – Nagoya, JPN @ Rainbow Hall Jul. 20 - Fukuoka, JPN @ Kokusai Center Jul. 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ Udo Festival Jul. 23 - Osaka, JPN @ Udo Festival Commented KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, "The invitation to ...

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CORNERSTONE Featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman: New Album Is Sounding 'Very Passionate'

CORNERSTONE, the Danish/British melodic metal band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-RAINBOW frontman Doogie White and ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen, are continuing work on their fourth album, tentatively titled "Two Tales and One Tomorrow", due later in the year. The band have posted the following update on the album's recording sessions via their official web site: "The ...

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Ex-DIO Bassist Arrested For Driving Under The Influence

According to the online Inmate Information Center of The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, former DIO/RAINBOW bassist Jimmy Bain (full name: James Stewart Bain) was arrested in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2005 — just three days shy of his 58th birthday — on charges of driving while under the influence. Bain was released from ...

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Heavy Metal Documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey' To Receive DVD Release In May

Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with metal icons, including Rob Zombie, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

QUEENSRŸCHE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 29. 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 find a station near you, check out

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DIO: In Writing Mode

Ronnie James Dio's (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Ronnie and company are busy writing a new [DIO] studio record to be released later this year. Touring is expected to gear up in May with a South American jaunt, followed by a European tour commencing May 27 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Begin Work On 'The Hands' Video

QUEENSRŸCHE have already begun working on the second video from their upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime II" album, just as the shoot wraps up for "I'm American". The next clip, "The Hands", will feature a special appearance by Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary). The "I'm American" single will be available for purchase via iTunes on March 14. ...

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DEADSOUL TRIBE Frontman To Support LIV KRISTINE On European Tour

DEADSOUL TRIBE/ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ singer Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey) will perform a special and unique acoustic set as the support act for LEAVES' EYES/ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine's upcomng European tour. Graves will also join Kristine on stage at every show to perform PARADISE LOST singer Nick Holmes' parts on the track "3AM", which ...

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