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SHINEDOWN Confirmed As Opening Band On GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE Tour

Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN has been confirmed as the opening act on the upcoming GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE U.S. co-headlining tour. The trek is a two-month alliance starting in Dallas, TX at the Smirnoff Music Center and ending October 1 in Concord, CA at the Chronicle Pavilion. GODSMACK has teamed with I Love All Access to offer special ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Finnish Tour Confirmed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "First off, Taz Taylor's new album, 'Welcome to America', featuring Graham on eight songs, will be released from Escape Music in Europe on August 26th. The first track, titled 'Fighter's Fist', is now downloadable ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Swedish Tour Cancelled

According to a posting on HANOI ROCKS' official web site, the Finnish group's previously announced "Past, Present and Future Tour" of Sweden has been cancelled by the promoter. However, HANOI will still play at the Peace And Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on July 7. HANOI ROCKS recently completed work on the video for the ...

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KISS: New Hard Rock Collectible Pins Available

Some of the most sought-after KISS collectibles in the last few years are the great Hard Rock Café KISS pins. Hard Rocks all over the world have released these pins with unique KISS designs for each location. HardRock.com has just released the brand new 2006 KISS Flex Series pins (photo), which are said ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Guitarist MIKE CHLASCIAK: Touring With GUNS N' ROSES 'Will Be Killer'

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM/ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek will be joining former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach on his upcoming European tour as the support act for GUNS N' ROSES. The group's touring lineup will be completed by bassist Rob De Luca (ex-SPREAD EAGLE) and second guitarist Johnny Chromatic. Commented Mike: "In ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Open Internet Shop

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has announced plans to open up an Internet merchandise shop later this month. The shop, dubbed "The Real A&A McCoy Custom Shop", will provide major shopping adventures for McCoy-minded fans all over the globe. The catalog will consist of Andy's records signed by himself, Andy's and wife Angela's special t-shirts, ...

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TWISTED SISTER: London Show Cancelled

According to Ticketmaster, TWISTED SISTER's previously announced June 27 headlining show at the London Hammersmith Apollo — which was to feature HANOI ROCKS in the support slot — has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation, although several fan postings on the official HANOI ROCKS forum seem to indicate that "poor ticket sales" ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman: 'We Have Half The Next Album Written'

Ari Bendersky of The Associated Press recently conducted a short interview with DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott: AP: Why now, after 25 years of playing hard rock, did you decide to cover the glam rock era of the '70s? Elliott: "People would ask if we're a heavy-metal band and we'd say, 'No, that's BLACK SABBATH, ...

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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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PLEASURE MAKER Sign With SPIRITUAL BEAST RECORDS

Spiritual Beast has announced the signing of Brazilian hard rockers PLEASURE MAKER. The first release under the deal will be a "revitalized" version of their debut album, "Love on the Rocks", which was previously released in Latin America. It will be re-mastered and feature completely new artwork by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (TRIBUZY, FATES PROPHECY). ...

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HANOI ROCKS Complete Work On 'Back In Yer Face' Video

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have just completed work on the video for the song "Back In Yer Face", taken from their "Another Hostile Takeover" album, available on Demolition Records. The CD is the group's first album to feature Conny Bloom (ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band in 2004. HANOI ROCKS' current lineup also includes ...

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BLACK CROWES Offering Fans A Flyaway Contest

Launch Radio Networks reports: THE BLACK CROWES are offering one lucky fan the chance to meet the group, and they'll even fly you in for the opportunity. The CROWES are holding a contest for ticket-buyers, with the Grand Prize being two front-row tickets and a meet-and-greet at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on ...

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ROSE HILL DRIVE Sign With MEGAFORCE RECORDS

Boulder, Colorado's ROSE HILL DRIVE have inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band will release their first self-titled EP on June 6 Megaforce/Sci Fidelity, to be followed by a full-length studio album on August 22. ROSE HILL DRIVE's accomplishments in the music world are as stellar and intense as their performances. ROSE HILL DRIVE ...

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Angel Blake - ANGEL BLAKE

Marko Tervonen had to do something after the breakup of THE CROWN, right? Why not begin a project called ANGEL BLAKE, play all the instruments (aside from a few odds and ends), grab a dark-toned, melodic singer in Tony Jelencovich (ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC), and record a batch of songs that are a major departure from ...

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Not For You - MOWER

Before the "true" metal warriors among you pass judgment, you really ought to give "Not For You", the second album from San Diego's MOWER, a try. Aspersions will be cast because of Mikey Doling's (SNOT, SOULFLY) involvement as producer. All one needs to be concerned about in Doling's case is the bang-up job he did ...

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RAISE HELL: New Album Samples Available

Audio samples from RAISE HELL's new album, "City of the Damned", are available at MusicBay.se. The Swedish death/thrashers' fourth CD is scheduled for release on May 19 via Black Lodge Records. The album was recorded at Sheepvalley Productions in Stockholm and will be available in both standard jewel case and digipack formats. RAISE ...

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Ruun - ENSLAVED

On a career arc as impressive as OPETH's, minus most of the record sales, Norway's psychedelic prog-metal Vikings continue their journey into accessible dissonance, soaring chords, desolate atmospheres and swirling, ambient aural journeys on this, their eight proper studio album. Moving ever further from their black metal roots, while retaining the timeless primal electricity of ...

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Free - OSI

The first OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE album was a big hit for the Inside Out label. A prog-metal dream team — FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate, keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (CYNIC, GORDIAN KNOT) — assembled a truly collaborative record, one that played to ...

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DANKO JONES: North American Tour Dates Announced

Canada's powerhouse rock trio DANKO JONES will be hitting the road in North America in May/June. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 - Montreal, QUE - Cabaret Music Hall May 06 - Toronto, ONT - The Opera House May 19 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen May 20 - Cleveland, OH - ...

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SOLITAIRE To Release 'Invasion Metropolis' In May

Finnish speed metal act SOLITAIRE will release their third album, "Invasion Metropolis", on May 29 through Germany's Battle Cry Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Extremely Flammable" was recorded at Base X Studios and will contain "10 neck-breaking speed metal anthems in the '80s speed metal vein," according to a press release. Front cover artwork was ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: Tour Dates Announced

Billboard.com is reporting that THE BLACK CROWES have tapped ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND as well as the DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS for a nine-week summer tour. The outing will kick off June 10 in Seattle and run through Aug. 12 at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (April 22). THE ...

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