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NIRVANA Catalog To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

Billboard.com reports that the bulk of NIRVANA's catalog is set for a high-fidelity do-over this year as the Original Recordings Group (ORG) prepares to release "Nevermind", "In Utero", and "MTV Unplugged" on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl for the first time ever. All three records will be released in 2009, with "Nevermind" coming first, ...

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Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta - REDEMPTION

This may be the first time I can determine whether a concert DVD actually captures the energy of the live performance. I was in attendance when REDEMPTION played their captivating nine-song set in Atlanta at ProgPower USA in 2007. Practically speaking, no DVD recording can ever truly mimic the experience of being there, but "Frozen ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ To Take Part In Online Chat

Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll power trio GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), will be available on the Deep Purple Hub to answer your questions and discuss the new GMT album "Evil Twin". He will in the Hub chat room on Sunday, March ...

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AGENT STEEL In Writing Mode

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "We've been writing and rehearsing for a few months now, and we've created five brand new AGENT STEEL songs! No official titles just yet! Working titles are: 'Metallica', 'Black Sabbath song', 'Yesterday', 'Old School', 'New Song' (these are our working titles until Bruce [Hall, vocals] comes ...

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RUDY SARZO Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DIO, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the 10-minute chat below. Revolver magazine recently conducted an ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Still In Production

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is continuing work on the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). He says, "We began filming this documentary March 19, 2007 and I am hoping by the same time this year that we will finally be done with ...

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CABLE Signs With THE END RECORDS

Veteran Hartford, Connecticut rockers CABLE have inked a deal with The End Records. The band is set to enter Studio G in Brooklyn, New York in March to begin recording a new full-length album with Joel Hamilton (UNSANE, TOM WAITS, BOOK OF KNOTS). The as-yet-untitled record is creeping over the 40-minute mark — a milestone ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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REDEMPTION: DVD Title, Release Dates Announced

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has set "Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta" as the title of its new concert DVD, which will be released on the following dates: Germany, Austria and Switzerland: February 27, ...

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Guitarist BERNIE TORMÉ Interviewed For RANDY RHOADS Documentary

Guitarist Bernie Tormé (OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, GUY-MCCOY-TORME) was recently interviewed by director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Films for the upcoming long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads. Margolis and his team came to interview Tormé at his studio in Kent, U.K. Bernie spoke of his experiences when he stood ...

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AXL ROSE Takes Part In Another Online Chat, Says There Are 'No Plans' For GN'R Tour Right Now

Reclusive GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose took part in yet another online chat Friday night (December 12), this time via the GUNS N' ROSES fan community ChineseDemocracy.com. BLABBERMOUTH.NET has compiled the most interesting bits from the question-and-answer session and is re-posting them here for your reading enjoyment. (Note: Some of Axl's responses ...

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TRACY G, WARRIOR To Appear On BLACK SABBATH Tribute Album

Guitarist Tracy G (ex-DIO, WWIII) has issued the following update: "I will be submitting a track to the Reality Entertainment label. The song's called 'Killing Yourself To Live'. It's a BLACK SABBATH tribute CD with Joe Floyd's band WARRIOR doing 'Neon Knights' and many other metal bands doing thier fave SABBATH song. Should be out ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME To Take Part In Online Chat

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — will take part ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME: 'Evil Twin' Release Date Announced

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — has set a ...

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ECLIPTICA To Release Full-Length Debut In December

Frontiers Records has set a December 5 release date for the debut album from ECLIPTICA, entitled "Impetus". ECLIPTICA is a heavy metal band from Austria founded by guitarist Markus Winkler in 2005. The group — which is completed by guitar player Bernie Scholz, Thomas Tieber and Elisabeth Fangmeyer on vocals, plus Florian Thür and Roman ...

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URIAH HEEP Guitarist Checks In

URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box has issued the following update: "Well, we are all very happy with the reviews from both the fans and the media regarding 'Wake The Sleeper'. In general, I am very happy that we delivered to the fans the CD that they were waiting for. To be honest, we have been ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Will Not Appear At 'Party In The Paddock'

Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) will no longer be appearing at Bernie Marsden's (ex-WHITESNAKE) Party in the Paddock on Friday, September 19 at West Well Farm, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, England due to "other commitments." Still scheduled to perform are Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE), Roger Daltrey (THE WHO), Zak Starkey (THE WHO) plus members of MARILLION, THE EARTH ...

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Wake the Sleeper - URIAH HEEP

If memory serves, the last URIAH HEEP album I owned was 1982's "Abominog" and the last one I recall hearing was 1985's "Equator". So yes, it has been awhile. Mick Box and the boys certainly haven't waited for me to catch up and continued releasing albums, just like they've been doing since 1970. That said, ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME Secures U.S. Deal With KOCH For Forthcoming Album

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT) — which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy (who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others) and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON) — has secured a ...

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REDEMPTION To Release Concert DVD Early Next Year

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has issued the following update: "REDEMPTION's live DVD will be released early next year. It was filmed in five-camera hi-definition at the ProgPower festival in Atlanta. It will be released as ...

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AGENT STEEL: New Dates Announced

California metallers AGENT STEEL have scheduled the following dates: Aug. 23 - The Dome - Bakersfield, CA Aug. 30 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA Sep. 04 - Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA Oct. 04 - Cell Block (Papillons II) - Mesa, AZ Nov. 29 – [to be announced] - Los Angeles, CA ...

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