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STORMLORD Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD have been confirmed for the tenth edition of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 1-4 at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE IN CHAINS ANGRA BENEDICTUM BLOODSIMPLE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEF LEPPARD DEFTONES DIMMU BORGIR GAMMA ...

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LINKIN PARK Confirm RICK RUBIN As Producer Of New Album

LINKIN PARK DJ Joseph Hahn has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Right now we're in the experimental phase of the writing process for our new record. There is no solid direction yet, we're trying to be as eclectic as we can for the moment and then we'll see what stands ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL, JOE SATRIANI To Guest On 'Rockline'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and guitar legend Joe Satriani will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 15. 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 ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's MAN-RAZE Explain Album Delay

MAN-RAZE, the new band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We've had many mails and messages asking what is happening with our album...so we want to let you know what's going on. The simple answer is that it's not yet ready! "Let us explain: As ...

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EVERGREY Announce First-Ever Headlining Show In England

Swedish metallers EVERGREY will make their first-ever headlining appearance in England on March 7 at The Underworld in Camden, London. Ticket information and other details are available at www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk. As previously reported, EVERGREY have set "Monday Morning Apocalypse" as the title of their sixth studio album, due on April 4 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up ...

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BLACK CROWES And Keyboardist Part Company

Launch Radio Networks reports: It hasn't been officially announced yet, but keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch (pronounced harsh) is no longer a member of the BLACK CROWES. Some long-standing issues had been coming to a head, and the sides parted company before the band played at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday (January 29). It's ...

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Fall - SHAKRA

Vocalist Mark Fox has such an odd, raspy voice, it takes you a minute to realize Switzerland's SHAKRA are actually a metal band. He's kinda got that wheezy Joe Elliot thing going on (minus the million-dollar production, obviously), which combines with the slightly more modern feel of opening track "Chains of Temptation" to fall closer ...

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BUCKCHERRY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled more North American dates during January/February. They itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID ...

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BUCKCHERRY: North American Dates Scheduled

Reunited Los Angeles hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have scheduled the following North American dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - The Key Club - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 31 - Fat Cat's - Modesto, CA Feb. 02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Feb. 03 - Big Easy - Boise, ID Feb. 04 - Big Easy - ...

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BLACK CROWES To Release First-Ever DVD In March

Eagle Vision has set a March 21 release date for BLACK CROWES' first-ever live DVD, entitled "Freak 'N' Roll ...Into the Fog". Shot in Hi-Def at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in August 2005, this two-and-a-half-hour concert features an impressive mix of material from the CROWES' six studio albums, including hits like "Sting Me", "Jealous Again" ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Yeah!' Covers Album Due In April

Syndicated newspaper columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are reporting that DEF LEPPARD is taking a much-deserved break before embarking on another round of touring and album promotion. The band kept up a breakneck pace of concerts, awards shows and promotional appearances from May into December last year with its hit "Rock of Ages" ...

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AEROSMITH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, DISTURBED 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: AEROSMITH, LENNY KRAVITZ Venue: Pepsi Arena City/State: Albany, N.Y. Date: Nov. 30, 2005 Gross Sales: $1,136,582 Attendance: 12,662 Capacity: 12,662 Artist/Event: AEROSMITH, LENNY KRAVITZ Venue: Wolstein Center City/State: Cleveland, Ohio Date: Dec. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: No Plans To Jump On Metalcore Bandwagon

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter the studio in February with producers Eddie Wohl and Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX) of Scrap 60 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due next spring. "The guys are writing some killer riffs, and I think it's going to be another progression in the evolution of this band," ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Kimmel' Performance Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD peformed their classic "Rock of Ages" on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on November 23. Watch the performance online at ABC.go.com. DEF LEPPARD are one of only five rock groups that can claim two original albums selling 10 million-plus copies each in the U.S.: THE BEATLES, LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD, VAN HALEN ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Perform New Single On VH1's 'Big In '05'

AUDIOSLAVE will perform their latest single, "Doesn't Remind Me", on VH1's "Big In '05". You can catch the performance at the times below. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:00 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, AEROSMITH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 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: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Pengrowth Saddledome City/State: Calgary, Alberta Date: Oct. 21, 2005 Gross Sales: $255,571 Attendance: 5,824 Capacity: 7,500 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Rexall Place City/State: Edmonton, Alberta Date: Oct. 20, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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Give Me the Fear - TOKYO DRAGONS

Produced by the same guy who brought you THE DARKNESS, and already hyped to the rafters by the ever-fickle U.K. press, London denimboys TOKYO DRAGONS are yet another band pulling the mirrored shades, leather vests, and moustaches so ironic they hurt, all in the name of "real rock and roll". The thing these would-be saviors ...

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