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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. 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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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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SHADOWS FALL: 'The Art of Balance' Passes 100,000 Sales Mark

SHADOWS FALL have achieved another great milestone in their already illustrious career, as their latest album, "The Art of Balance", has officially surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a huge accomplishment not only for the band, but also for Century Media, who have both grown considerably over the past few years. ...

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KISS/POISON: Seattle Gig Cancelled

Wednesday night's (June 23) KISS/POISON at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle has been canceled, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is fighting a sore throat and fever and was advised by doctors not to perform, according to the report. White River issued a statement saying, "Gene feels the fans deserve only ...

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POISON's ROCKETT Says Touring 'Ain't All A Party'

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett recently spoke to Perris Records about his 2002 solo album, "Glitter 4 Your Soul", and the group's current U.S. tour with KISS, among other subjects. The following are a few excerpts from that interview: Perris Records: In the past did you give rules to your opening acts? Rikki Rockett: "Sure, in ...

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POISON Drummer's Video Diary Posted Online

As POISON and KISS cross America, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett's camera captures "the fun, the gripes, the insanity, the lewd, the crude and the undefined," according to a posting on Rikki's web site. "Herein lies a voyeuristic link to the rolling rock world." Click here to view the video clips. POISON and KISS ...

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KISS: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos from KISS' current "Rock The Nation" North American tour with POISON have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check them out here. According to their web site, KISS have played 3,500 concerts to a combined audience of 78 million. In the process, they've smashed 3,400 guitars, ...

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POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networks that was thrilled ...

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STRESSFEST: New Demo Available For Download

STRESSFEST, the Swedish band featuring former members of GEBURIUM, TRANQUILLITY and EXPULSION, have uploaded their entire new demo, "Silence You Serpent", at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. Thirty Wars 02. Poison Tongue 03. Touch The Forbidden 04. The Eye Never Lies Photos from the band's ...

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KISS: Set List For U.S. Tour Opener Revealed

KISS kicked off their "Rock The Nation Tour" with POISON last night (June 10) at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. The group's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Love Gun 02. Deuce 03. Makin' Love 04. Dr. Love 05. C'mon On And Love Me 06. Cold Gin 07. ...

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SPIN 66 To Open For KISS/POISON In San Antonio

Texas-based SPIN 66, whose sound is set to recall the best of GARBAGE, THE CARS, BLONDIE, NO DOUBT and BERLIN, will play the side stage at the kick-off date of the KISS/POISON tour at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in San Antonio on Thursday (June 10). The band will play at 6:00 p.m. and will also perform ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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SOCIETY 1 Begin Recording New Album

SOCIETY 1 will enter NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Ca. on June 13 to begin recording their second, as-yet-untitled Earache album. Having worked with SOCIETY 1 on their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear", engineer/producer Wade Norton (STATIC-X, ORGY) will be returning to engineer and co-produce the new album. After laying down the basic instrumental tracks ...

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GENE SIMMONS: The 'Asshole' Concept Doesn't Work In Japan

KISS hit Japan Thursday (May 27) for the first of six dates, including a three-night stand at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Besides playing live, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is also promoting his new solo album "Asshole", which comes out in the U.S. on June 8. Simmons is hosting "Asshole" parties while on tour, but he ...

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KISS: Sydney Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

According to KissFanShop.de, KISS are rumored to have had their concert in Sydney, Australia professionally filmed, possibly for a future DVD release. The show, which took place on May 18 at the Enmore Theatre, included a rendition of "Goin' Blind". KISS will launch their Japanese tour on May 27 in Tokyo. They will then hit ...

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