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LONDON Reuniting For First Show In 21 Years

Hollywood '80s metal band LONDON — best known for its hilarious appearance in the Penelope Spheeris documentary film "Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (and whose former members include Nikki Sixx, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Blackie Lawless and Fred Coury) — will reunite for its first live show in 21 years ...

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GORGOROTH Members Inspire Belgian Artist

Belgian artist Peter Lathouwers recently completed a painting (see below) featuring bassist King ov Hell (real name: Tom Cato Visnes) and vocalist Gaahl (real name: Kristian Espedal) of the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH. Commented Lathouwers: "When certain musicians come together, magic happens. They seem to have a way of making parts of their personalities ...

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LONDON Frontman To Guest On WJCU 88.7 FM's 'Metal On Metal'

Vocalist Nadir D'Priest of the cult Hollywood band LONDON will be a special guest on Bill Peters' long-running "Metal on Metal" radio show on University Heights, Ohio's WJCU 88.7 FM tonight (Friday, January 9) at 9:00 p.m. EST. D'Priest will talk about the history of the band as well as its appearance as the headliner ...

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BENEDICTUM To Utilize Stand-In Drummer For GIRLSCHOOL Tour

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have issued the following update. "We would like to announce that Blackie Sanchez will be playing drums on our tour with GIRLSCHOOL in October. Paul Courtois will not be able to make the tour due to personal obligations. We are really excited to be working with Blackie again; he ...

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LONDON: 'The Metal Years' Due Next Month

A collection of rare recordings from the cult Hollywood band LONDON, entitled "The Metal Years", is scheduled for release on September 30 via Cleopatra Records. Fresh off its appearance in the 1988 Penelope Spheeris film "The Decline Of Western Civilization: The Metal Years", Hollywood's own LONDON entered American Studios in Topanga, California in the summer ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Explains Spain, Portugal Cancellations

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued the following statement: "W.A.S.P. regret to announce that because of logistical and communication problems, the upcoming shows scheduled for Spain on July 25th in Lorca and Bilboa on the 26th have been cancelled. Originally, W.A.S.P. was scheduled to perform on July 26th in Portugal at the Lagoa Festival. An ...

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MORBID ANGEL's DAVID VINCENT Arrested On Weapons Charges

Author and Metal Hammer reporter Joel McIver received an unexpected phone call in the evening of Tuesday, July 8 from MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent. "I was arrested in Italy today — and charged with a weapons offense," explained the furious singer. Vincent went on to explain that the veteran death metal outfit had arrived ...

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LORDI: A Conversation With A Monster

By Ryan Ogle By now, the dust kicked up from LORDI's 2006 Eurovision Song Contest victory and subsequent global domination is starting to settle a bit, but Finland's true (okay, costumed) monsters of rock are doing anything but. Taking little time to recuperate from the whirlwind that accompanied their heavily publicized introduction into pop culture, ...

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W.A.S.P.: New European Dates Announced

W.A.S.P. has scheduled the following European dates: Jun. 28 - Peace and Love Festival - Borlnge, Sweden Jul. 11 - Magic Circle Festival - Bad Arolsen, Germany Jul. 25 - Lorca Rock Festival - Lorca (Murcia), Spain Jul. 26 - [to be announced] - Bilbao, Spain Jul. 29 - Turku Festival - Turku, Finland Jul. ...

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W.A.S.P.: Meet-And-Greet For Melbourne Announced

W.A.S.P. will take part in a meet-and-greet at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on April 16 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Patrons must have a valid ticket for the show to gain entry. In other news, for the first time EVER, W.A.S.P. will allow its fans to choose the set list of the ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Anthology Box Set

Cameron Edney of Australia's Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Inside_Out666: I believe that you will be playing "The Crimson Idol" album in its entirety, as well as a greatest hits set [on the upcoming Australian tour]. Can you tell my why ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist, Original MOTRHEAD Drummer Join Forces

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes and original MOTRHEAD drummer Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor have joined forces in a brand new band. The duo will discuss their collaboration on "The Donnie Lawless Show" on Sound Spectrum Radio this coming Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Holmes also comes clean about being in W.A.S.P. and his marriage ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Talks 'The Crimson Idol'

Norway's Metal Express Radio recently conducted an interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless. An excerpt from the chat follows: Metal Express Radio: "The Crimson Idol" was originally intended to be a Blackie Lawless solo album. Did you ever regret going back on this? Lawless: "No, never. I've read that several sources say that ...

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Dominator - W.A.S.P.

Remember when W.A.S.P. was scary? Like, Congressional-hearings scary? Exploding cod-piece scary? Now mainman Blackie Lawless is holding town meetings and sipping half-caf lattes with Dave Mustaine and alerting us all to the shocking fact that our government is largely full of shit. Stop the presses! Luckily for his fans (those still left after the band's ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman To Guest On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless will be the featured guest on this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, May 23) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. In addition to discussing the band's new album, "Dominator", Lawless opens up about the relationship with his mother, his opinion on his ...

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