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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Comments On ALEX NELSON's Passing

LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson has posted the following message on his web site regarding the recent passing of ex-LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson: "Thanks for all the emails regarding Alex. I have been getting a ton of emails from all over the world. I knew the guy would be missed but I had no ...

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THIN LIZZY: Another 'Greatest Hits' Collection On The Way

Universal Records will be releasing another THIN LIZZY "Greatest Hits" collection on June 7. A two-CD set, the collection will include "previously unreleased" versions of "Cowboy Song" and "The Boys Are Back In Town", both of which are said to have been taken from the "The Boys Are Back In Town" (Australia) video/DVD/CD. THIN LIZZY ...

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Former LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Dies In Head-On Collision

Former LIZZY BORDEN guitarist Alex Nelson died in a head-on collision the afternoon of May 17, 2004. According to publicist Nancy B. Sayle, Alex "joined LIZZY BORDEN, after replacing Tony Matuzak, on guitar before the recording of 'The Murderess Metal Roadshow'. Alex maintained his place in the band and went on to tour with LIZZY ...

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SOTO/SCHON/CASTRONOVO/MENDOZA Supergroup Gets A Name

The new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) has been christened SOUL SIRKUS. Eleven tracks are completed and will be handled and shopped by Irving Azoff ...

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DAREDEVIL Reform, Announce First Show

Australian stoner rock 'n' roll band DAREDEVIL have reformed after a two-year break and have lined up their first show back on June 12 at The Bat & Ball Hotel in Sydney. Also appearing will be Melbourne's THE SPECIMENS and fellow Sydneysiders HELL CRAB CITY. Citing influences from past greats such as THIN LIZZY and ...

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THRESHOLD To Tour Europe With DEAD SOUL TRIBE

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD will be teaming up with DEAD SOUL TRIBE, the band fronted by ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ vocalist Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey), for a European tour beginning on September 6. Prior to the start of the tour, THRESHOLD will play three U.K. shows (Sept. 2-4) with such bands as POWER QUEST, GAMMA RAY ...

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WOLF: New Video Posted Online

Swedish metallers WOLF have uploaded their video for the track "Wolf's Blood" at this location (Windows Media, 10 MB). The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Recording New Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has posted the following message in the band's official forum: "This is a sort of informal update. "I went to Helsinki, basically to try and help with anything I could. Am here now. "Jörg Michael will play on the next STRATOVARIUS record (as he is very good of course, and there ...

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JOHN SYKES: Setlist For Japanese Tour Opener Revealed

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) has just kicked off a solo tour of Japan with a show in Osaka Friday night. Joining Sykes in his touring band are former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian, bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Join JOHN SYKES On Japanese Tour

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will be joining legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) on his upcoming solo tour of Japan. Also appearing with Sykes in his backing band will be Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) on drums. ...

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INTENSE Set Release Date For 'Second Sight'

English power metallers INTENSE have set an April 26 release date through Italy's Underground Symphony Records for their sophomore album, "Second Sight". The French pressing of the CD will surface on May 24 through NTS Records. "Second Sight" was recorded at the renowned Thin Ice Studios in Surrey with producer Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). A video ...

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HEATHEN: First Two Albums Available For Free Download

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have made their entire "Breaking the Silence" (1987) and "Victims of Deception" (1989) albums available for free download via their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been ...

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JOHN SYKES To Tour Japan In April

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) will be playing four solo dates in Japan in April. Joining Sykes in his backing band will be Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) on drums. The dates are as follows: Apr. 16 – Osaka, ...

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HEATHEN: 'Recovered' Delayed Due To 'Manufacturing Difficulties'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been forced to delay its release until mid-April. Commented the band: "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our manufacturer in getting the new CD out. Unfortunately this will set production back by two weeks. ...

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SATYRICON Off MORBID ANGEL Tour?

SATYRICON's participation in the upcoming MORBID ANGEL North American tour appears to be in jeopardy after the group's drummer, 30-year-old Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, was denied a work visa required for him to work and perform in the U.S., the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett has reported. As a result, the planned million Norwegian krone ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Subsurface' Track Listing Revealed

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have released the tentative track listing for their new album, "Subsurface", due in July. The album is being recorded at Thin Ice Studios and will mark the recording debut with the group of bassist Steve Anderson, who replaced Jon Jeary on tour in 2003 for the "Critical Energy" release. Photos from ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

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