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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup Finds A Name

The new "supergroup" featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley alongside members of URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE, will release their debut album under the name LIVING LOUD, according to Undercover News. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, ...

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BRUTALITY Prepare To Enter Studio

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY are scheduled to enter the studio in late February to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. "The album will be approximately 42-45 minutes long. Studio choice is narrowed down to Audiolab or Erik Rutan's [HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL] Mana studio, both here in Tampa," according to ...

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TED NUGENT Signs On As Bowhunting Editor Of TEXAS FISH & GAME Magazine

Texas Fish & Game magazine recently announced that it has signed rocker Ted Nugent as bowhunting editor effective with its January 2004 issue. Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated media programs such as "Larry King Live", "Howard Stern", "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity & Colmes", "Rush Limbaugh", and many others. He has received numerous commendations ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Records 'Johnny Bravo' Theme Song

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spent Friday (Jan. 23) in New York City at Sony Recording Studios singing the theme song for the cartoon TV show "Johnny Bravo", according to a posting on his web site. "Yes that's right!" Bach writes. "In an upcoming episode, also featuring the legendary Don Knotts, I sing the ...

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KELLY KEELING Issues Update

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Howdy folks! It's been a while since I updated. I've been so busy on the road with various projects and social gatherings. "I did a show with DOKKEN at the Palms in Las ...

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KORN Singer To Speak At NAMM Producer Roundtable

This Saturday, January 17, at NAMM in Los Angeles, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be speaking at the 11th Annual Producers SoundTable, which will take place inside the Anaheim Marriott, Salons E & F, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Featured guests include Dave Adelson (moderator), Michael Beinhorn, Ron Fair, Patrick Leonard and Don Was. ...

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Sheriff Defends Cops' Actions In RUSH Guitarist's Arrest

Don Hunter, the sheriff of Florida's Collier County, where RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) was arrested New Year's Eve on six charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication, has penned a "guest commentary" for the Jan. 11 edition of the Naples Daily News. "I ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Spring U.S. Tour Dates Announced

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be embarking on a North American spring tour in support of their current album "Thirteenth Step". The trek will kick off March 18 in Salt Lake City and is expected to last through an April 16 concert in Chicago. Opening acts for the tour have not yet been announced. Released in ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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U.D.O.: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the dates for their upcoming European and Japanese tour in support of their new CD, "Thunderball". The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" is currently being produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann for a late February release through AFM ...

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THANATOS Complete Work On New Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", due in late February release through Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which contains a guest appearance on backing vocals by Ashmedi (MELECHESH) and Ed Warby (STAR ONE, AYREON, ex-GOREFEST), was recorded at Excess studios in ...

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DESTRUCTOR Continue Writing For New Album

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, are hard at work writing and demoing new material for the follow-up to their very successful "Sonic Bullet" EP, released on Auburn Records earlier this year. New songs include "Skull Splitter", "Unleashed", "Immortal Metal", "Unearth The Earth", "We Are Ready", "Damage Control" and a reworked version of "Smash Your ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Records New Music With GARY MOORE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley recently spent time in England laying down "lots of new tracks" for the new GARY MOORE recording. Joining Bob and Gary during the sessions was drummer Darrin Mooney from the band PRIMAL SCREAM. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Daisley's as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" — ...

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ZANDELLE: Ex-OCTOBER THORNS Drummer Joins The Fold

Ex-OCTOBER THORNS drummer Joe "Jofu" Cardillo has officially joined the ranks of New York's ZANDELLE. After having played a number of shows with the band this year (following the departure of Bob Delmini), Jofu and the members of ZANDELLE (who had been friends for many years) have agreed that the union should be a permanent ...

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SHOOTYZ GROOVE To Play Reunion Show

SHOOTYZ GROOVE have reunited "to play some shows," according to an official press release issued by drummer Dose v2.0. The group's first gig will take place at Don Hills in New York City on Friday, November 28. The band's lineup for the gig will consist of: Sense Live - Vocals Donny Rock - Guitar Dose ...

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DEEP PURPLE's Tribute To Victims Of SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA Tragedy

The instrumental song "Contact Lost", the bittersweet finale of DEEP PURPLE's new album "Bananas", was inspired by the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was written by guitarist Steve Morse. Columbia broke up over Texas upon re-entry on February 1, 2003, after a successful 16-day scientific research mission. The accident claimed the lives ...

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The Lost CLIFF BURTON Videotape — Found!

Video footage of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's headbanging 1982 performance with the heavy metal group TRAUMA, shot only 24 hours before Burton was discovered by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, is finally being made available to METALLICA and Cliff fans everywhere. Don Wrege, director of "TRAUMA Live", explains how he ended up with this historic ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup: Album Track Listing Revealed

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley have reportedly scrapped THE RAGE as the name for their new project and are currently going by the working title THE MEEK. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon ...

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DON ARDEN's Autobiography To Be Published In April

Don Arden's much-anticipated autobiography, "Mr. Big", has been pushed back to an April 2004 publication date via Robson Books. Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, was frequently accused of violent, bullying tactics by ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Call Themselves THE RAGE

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley has reportedly been christened THE RAGE. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Release Album In Early 2004

The as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley will release their debut album early next year on Melbourne record producer Michael Gudinski's Liberation label, according to Australia's Sunday Mail. The idea for the band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) ...

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BRUCE KULICK: 'I'm Fine!'

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick is at home and recovering after being hit by two stray bullets outside a nightclub in Hollywood last night. Kulick attended a concert by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd., and left the with a friend at 1:30 a.m. ...

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DR. CHUD's X-WARD To Kick Off Tour This Weekend

X-WARD, the new project led by Dr. Chud, will kick off their 2003 "Diagnosis for Death" tour in Baltimore, Maryland on October 17. Dr. Chud, best known as the drummer for the MISFITS (1995-2000) and the post-MISFITS project GRAVES, steps out from behind the kit to handle vocals in the new group. The band's lineup ...

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