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IGGY POP To Release 'Live San Fran 1981' On DVD

Music Video Distributors and Target Video have announced the home viewing release of "Iggy Pop – Live San Fran 1981" for worldwide distribution on DVD. This is the Godfather of punk, dressed in drag, in an exceptionally energetic performance for a crazed-crowd in San Francisco. Over the 30-plus years of Iggy Pop's career, one thing ...

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PRO-PAIN Replace DEATH ANGEL On KREATOR's North American Tour

According to PRO-PAIN vocalist/bassist Gary Meskil, PRO-PAIN have replaced DEATH ANGEL on the the upcoming KREATOR "Enemy of God" North American tour. Also appearing on the bill will be VADER and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. KREATOR's "Enemy of God" North American tour is scheduled to kick off April 3 at B.B. King's in New York City. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Embark On 'Unplugged California' Tour

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) will be embarking on the "Unplugged California Tour" with keyboardist Wayne Findlay and vocalist Kelly Keeling between March 23 and March 27. The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 24 is the first confirmed date. More dates will be announced soon. Michael Schenker is currently working on ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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Reunited AVENGER Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Reunited NWOBHM outfit AVENGER, featuring former ATOMKRAFT singer Ian Davison Swift and ex-BLITZKRIEG drummer Gary Young, have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 7 at the Cantina in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Headbangers Open Air is scheduled to take place July 8-9 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Bands confirmed for the festival include HEATHEN, ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist To Release Solo CD Next Month

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his new solo CD, "Suspended Animation", on March 1 via Favored Nations. Regarding the musical direction of the album, veteran producer Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER) — who mixed the effort last summer — had previously said, "[it] is 64 minutes long, has no keyboards or vocals ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Complete Work On New Video

HIGH ON FIRE have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, "Blessed Black Wings". The video, for "Blessed Black Wings"' roll-out track, "Devilution", was filmed on location in the hills of San Francisco, CA with director Gary Smithson (TOMAHAWK, GOATWHORE) and features HIGH ON FIRE performing as an evolving storyline ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Frontman: New Album Is Our 'Reign In Blood'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following update: "Hey, just wanted to say 'What's up?' to everyone and let you all know what's comin' up... "We're currently rehearsing here in Tampa for the upcoming No Mercy fests, and really lookin' forward to that. We're psyched to play a few of the new ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Tales Of Rock 'N' Roll' To Feature 18 Songs

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's official web site has been updated with the following information regarding his upcoming album, entitled "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll": "Five songs have already been mixed and there will be a total of 18 songs on the CD. Jari Tiura, Robin McAuley and Kelly Keeling have already done their vocals. Gary ...

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EXODUS Announce New Singer

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced the addition of singer Rob Dukes (pictured here with EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt) to the group's ranks. "[Rob] has been absolutely crushing in practice and only gets stronger every day," guitarist Gary Holt writes in the group's official forum. "I know some of you will ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Film Video For 'Shadow Of The Reaper'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following update: "The new video for 'Shadow of the Reaper' (mp3) off the upcoming release '13' was directed by Gary Smithson who has also directed videos for bands such as GOATWHORE, THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE side project), and ...

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STATETROOPER Sign Japanese Record Deal

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have signed a Japanese record deal with Toshiba-EMI. "The deal will see the release of their new album, 'The Calling' released across Japan," reads a posting on the group's web site. "This is a prestigious deal, and will ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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DOGPOUND Announce New Album Title

Swedish hard rockers DOGPOUND have set "A Night In The Gutter" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2003's "The Hellbum" is tentatively due in April/May via Lion Music. With regards to the band's musical direction, the band had previously told Norway's Metal Express, "We want it to be heavy and rough. ...

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MORGION Split Up

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have officially split up, according to a statement released by the group's record label, Dark Symphonies. The message reads as follows: "After a five-year hiatus, a successful tour of Europe in 2003 with the Doomination Tour, and their most successful and critically acclaimed release with 'Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth' (Dark ...

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Brother Of Ex-VAN HALEN/EXTREME Frontman Releases New Solo CD

Boston-based singer/songwriter Greg Cherone — brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone — has just released an independent, self-titled five-song CD featuring material that he describes as "edgy, classic rock." According to Greg, Gary was heavily involved in the production and sang vocal harmonies on the CD, which also features the Cherones' kid brother, ...

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'Be Cool' Flick Starring AEROSMITH Singer Coming To Theaters In March

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler plays himself in "Be Cool", the hotly anticipated sequel to "Get Shorty", directed by F. Gary Gray. The flick features Uma Thurman and John Travolta, along with Christina Milian, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Vince Vaughn, and Andre Benjamin (better known as OUTKAST's Andre 3000). Fans at the AEROSMITH ...

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RESURGE Seek Vocalist

RESURGE, the new band featuring guitarist Dave Urban (ex-25 TA LIFE, FACTION ZERO) and drummer Bryan Essing (ex-BLITZSPEER), have reportedly lost their singer due to "illness" and are currently seeking a replacement. If you are a frontman "with energy and a strong voice," contact the group at [email protected] If anyone has contact with Matt Holt ...

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MEGADETH To Play ESP's 30th Anniversary Party

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site "Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege to talk with a few friends, Jamey from HATEBREED, Scott from ANTHRAX, Gary from EXODUS, Brian from DIAMOND HEAD, and Phil from SUPERJOINT RITUAL. We all ...

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Have A Slice Of Pizza For DIMEBAG DARRELL

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram reports that the original New York-style pizza restaurant around Dallas is Charlie's, serving the best of Long Island since 1982 off Loop 820. Now an Arlington man who grew up on Charlie's pizza is gone too soon. Charlie's was a 1980s hangout for the young heavy-metal rockers of ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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