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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Commence Songwriting Process For New CD

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have commenced the songwriting process for their next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We are in the process of writing new material, and I can tell you that it's definitely in the style of the old stuff," bassist Danny Lilker said in an official press release. ...

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JEFF KOLLMANN To Produce GLENN HUGHES CD

Back from a successful UK tour with $IGN Of 4, featuring UFO vocalist Phil Mogg, Los Angeles-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman is gearing up to enter the studio with 'The Voice of Rock', GLENN HUGHES, on December 15. Kollman will produce, co-write, and contribute guitar to Hughes' forthcoming rock record which is being recorded at Kollman's ...

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DUSKFALL: 'Frailty' Samples Posted Online

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have posted three MP3 samples from their debut album, entitled "Frailty", via their official web site at this location. "Frailty", which includes guest appearances by ex-DARKANE/current SEETHINGS vocalist Lawrence Mackrory and "guitarist from hell" Magnus Olsson, was recorded at Uppsala's Dug-Out studios and contains the following track listing: 01. The ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: HALFORD Reunion Rumors Are False

JUDAS PRIEST have slammed as false an "official" announcement on a British hard rock web site that the group are reuniting with ex-vocalist Rob Halford for an upcoming album and tour in 2003. "Please ignore the so called 'official' announcement in PowerPlay magazine about a reunion — this is not true and definitely ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In America

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will issue their "Live in Tokyo" album in the USA in January 2003. The American release will be similar to the Japanese CD, which means that the track "No Stranger To Love" — which ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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DUSKFALL Complete Debut Album

Luleå, Sweden-based DUSKFALL have completed work on their debut album, entitled "Frailty", for an early 2003 release through Greece's Black Lotus Records. In other news, the band have parted ways with guitarist Glenn, who left the group to "focus on his family and work since he feels that he won't be able to give the ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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DANZIG Announce New Drummer

DANZIG have replaced drummer Joey Castillo (currently in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) with ex-HALFCOCKED skinsman Charlee X. The band are in rehearsals for the upcoming Halloween shows and European tour, after which they will commence work on the next DANZIG release. Also planned for next year are Black Aria 2 (under the Glenn Danzig ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH Frontman Launches Pop Project

SHAPE 68 is the name of a new "pop" band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes, ex-MOGG/WAY guitarist Jeff Kollman and drummer Robin DiMaggio. The group's live debut will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at Platinum Live in Studio City, California in the form of a special record company showcase set consisting ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Cancel Berlin Gig

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, were forced to cancel their show in Berlin, Germany this past weekend after the promoter failed to show up at the venue, according to a statement posted on Hughes' official web site. "Glenn and ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Bassist In Critical Condition After Accident

DIESEL MACHINE bassist Rich Gonzales is in critical-but-stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after broadsiding a car while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle last Saturday. "[A car pulled out in front of him and] Rich had no time to react," stated DIESEL MACHINE frontman AJ Cavalier. "He is in critical but stable condition. He was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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LEGENDS OF ROCK: The Classic Rock Extravaganza

Legends Of Rock is the name of a unique three-hour classic rock extravaganza, hosted by ex-SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Due to the phenomenal success of his Legends of Rock headlining appearance at the Castle Donington festival in 2001, the decision was made to take the Legends format out on the road. With an ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers at the gig. As a ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Issue Live Album Through SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Social Reformists NUCLEAR ASSAULT Reunite! Original Lineup of Thrash Metal Innovators Prepare Live Album For Screaming Ferret Wreckords!! With America's societal transgressions reaching a boiling point, it has become necessary for the injustices to possess a voice. While many have attempted, none have been able to address the issues with the intoxicating ...

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GLENN HUGHES: "Best Of" CD Track Listing Unveiled

GLENN HUGHES will issue a "best of" album, entitled Different Stages, through SPV/Steamhammer Records on August 26th. The full track listing for the double CD is as follows: CD 1: 01. Burn (live) 02. You Kill Me 03. Highball Shooter 04. Muscle & Blood (live) 05. Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting) 06. Addiction 07. ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

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