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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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Former THE RODS Frontman Returns To Action With FEINSTEIN

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have inked a deal with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label for the release of their debut album, "Third Wish". The complete track listing for "Third Wish" is as follows: 01. Regeneration 02. Rebelution 03. Screaming Star ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear In ROLLING STONE Magazine

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was reportedly interviewed for the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In other news, Adler is a confirmed special guest on the POISON/VINCE NEIL summer tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas on July 19. Also on the Adler front, Steven has apparently expressed an ...

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SKID ROW To Land On Germany's SPV/STEAMHAMMER?

SKID ROW are strongly rumored to have landed a European deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records for their already-completed new album, "ThickSkin". A spring release is expected. The band have yet to find a suitable U.S. label following their split with longtime home Atlantic Records. SKID ROW, who now feature in their ranks singer Johnny Solinger, recently ...

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USA Today: Those '80s Metal Bands Still Strike A Chord

USA Today published an article in its March 11 edition spotlighting the current popularity of '80s metal and the renewed media interest in a musical subculture many thought was extinct prior to the recent Rhode Island nightclub blaze in which nearly 100 people died. According to author Clara Frenk, "bands such as POISON, DEF LEPPARD ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Race Cars

SKID ROW bassist and car-racing enthusiast Rachel Bolan will participate in a number of races in the Legends Series semi-pro division until SKID ROW start their summer tour with POISON and VINCE NEIL. "Everyone at 600 Racing has been so cool to me and getting this opportunity to race is awesome!" said Bolan his car, ...

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SKID ROW Postpone Club Tour

SKID ROW have postponed all of their previously announced club dates due to scheduling conflicts with the summer amphitheater tour that includes POISON and VINCE NEIL. According to an official press release, "the shows are being rescheduled for the fall. The band apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused for the fans and venues. ...

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POISON, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW To Team Up For U.S. Tour

POISON, VINCE NEIL and SKID ROW will team up for a two-month U.S. tour beginning in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In related news, SKID ROW have released the following statement regarding the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy in Rhode Island that has claimed the lives of nearly 100 people: "Words cannot ...

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POISON Frontman To Release First Enhanced Solo CD And Video

Singer/songwriter Bret Michaels will be releasing his first full-length enhanced solo CD, "Songs Of Life", on April 22 on his own Poor Boy Records. Written and produced by Michaels, all 14 tracks on "Songs Of Life" are exactly that, songs inspired by events in his life. The music tells a strong story and the CD ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: New Song Posted Online

A brand new CRADLE OF FILTH track, entitled "Presents From The Poison-Hearted", has been made available for download at this location. "Presents From The Poison-Hearted" comes off the group's much-anticipated "Damnation And A Day" CD, due on March 10 via Sony Music. "Damnation And A Day", which was recorded in part at Parkgate ...

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Hate Crew Deathroll - CHILDREN OF BODOM

CHILDREN OF BODOM are one of those bands who are able to polarize random listeners instantly, with their melodic death metal framework somehow melded tight around guitar/keyboard harmonies and showboating that Yngwie Malmsteen and Jens Johansson made famous a good 15 years ago. Over the course of three studio albums, the Finnish quintet have continually ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has been difficult, to ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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H.I.M.: New Year's Eve Set List Revealed

Finland's H.I.M. performed the following set during their annual New Year's Eve appearance at Helsinki's Tavastia club last night: 01. Buried Alive By Love 02. Heartache Every Moment 03. Your Sweet 666 04. Poison Girl 05. Funeral Of Hearts 06. It's All Tears 07. In Joy And Sorrow 08. Razorblade Kiss 09. Join Me 10. ...

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EYEHATEGOD Seek New Label Home

New Orleans sludge kings EYEHATEGOD are currently on the lookout for a new label following a split with Century Media Records. "In the southern regional front, the band most responsible for causing inner ear infection stocks to soar, EYEHATEGOD, are finally seriously shopping for a new label deal," EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams told Terrorizer. "After ...

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