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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH: "Can't Kill A Dead Man"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has posted the following message regarding the "minor stroke" he suffered about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th: "Well, slapped by the hand of fate...God? "Hmmm, regardless, I don't write the script, just act it out, like the rest. "The deal is....boom, ...

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UPDATE: OVERKILL Frontman Suffers "Minor Stroke"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th after suffering a "minor stroke", according to a message posted on the group's web site. "As most of you know, Blitz collapsed on stage at a show in Nürnberg and was taken to ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Collapses Onstage In Germany

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth reportedly collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it appears that dehydration was the likely cause of the singer's condition, for which he reportedly received treatment at a nearby ...

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HEIR APPARENT To Record New CD

The current line-up of HEIR APPARENT—featuring vocalist Bryan Hagan, guitarist Terry Gorle, bassist Bobby Ferkovich, and drummer Clint Clark—will begin recording a new album in the fall of 2002 for a February 2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. In other news, the group have scheduled the following appearances during 2003: Mar. 01 - SpingSuey Music ...

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HEIR APPARENT Line Up Washington Gigs

The current line-up of HEIR APPARENT—featuring vocalist Bryan Hagan, guitarist Terry Gorle, bassist Bobby Ferkovich, and drummer Clint Clark—have added another date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed shows so far include: Jul. 13 - Lakepointe – Kenmore, WA Jul. 15 - The Central – Seattle, WA Aug. 26 - The Central – Seattle, WA ...

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ROYAL HUNT Frontman Sets Release Date For "Earth Maker"

ROYAL HUNT/ex-BADLANDS frontman John West is currently at a New York studio recording vocal tracks to his next solo release, entitled Earth Maker, for a September 13th release through Japan's Yamaha Music Records and an as-yet-unspecified October date through Europe's Frontier Records. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the album is as follows: John ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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AEROSMITH To Tour US In Late Summer/Early Fall

AEROSMITH are tentatively due to kick off their headlining tour in early August on the east coast and move to the Midwest in September. After a 10-day break, the group will blitz through the southeast, Texas and the west and then end the trek mid-November in the Pacific Northwest. Although presently unconfirmed, it appears that ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Guitarist Details Revealed

BIOHAZARD have replaced guitarist Leo Curley (ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) with former NUCLEUS axeman Carmine Vincent. Vincent is no stranger to the BIOHAZARD camp, having previously traveled with the group as a roadie in addition to having supported BIOHAZARD as the bassist/vocalist for NUCLEUS during a tour of Europe in late 2000. Although presently unconfirmed, ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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Former 16 Members Reunite In MAXMILLION

Ex-16 guitarist Bobby Ferry, ex-16 drummer Jason Corley, and “skateboarding hero” Chris Jones have teamed up in a new project dubbed MAXMILLION. In the seven years since the last time Jason and Bobby played together, they had spent time in acts such as DOWNER and TRENCHANT, among others. Jason also did a project called SHADOWCAST ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New RICHIE SCARLET CD

Fans of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley should check out the new RICHIE SCARLET CD, entitled The Insanity of Life, which was recently released via Gem 3 Productions. Ace blasts leads on two tunes, "Johnny's in Love" and "Too Far Gone", the latter of which Ace also co-wrote. Sitting in on drums is longtime Ace and ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...

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THE MISFITS Plot 1950s Cover CD, Central American Tour

The current line-up of THE MISFITS, featuring Jerry Only (bass/vocals), Marky Ramone (drums) and Dez Cadena (guitars), are in the studio recording an album consisting of punk covers of classic 1950s rock and roll hits. Among the tracks slated to appear on the CD are "This Magic Moment" (JAY AND THE AMERICANS), "Dream Lover" (BOBBY ...

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TOOL Line Up Overseas Appearances

According to the Toolshed page, TOOL have lined up the following overseas dates during late spring: Apr. 10 Tokyo, JAP @ Akasaka Blitz Apr. 11 Tokyo, JAP @ Akasaka Blitz Apr. 12 Osaka, JAP @ Mother Hall Apr. 14 Nagoya, JAP @ Diamond Hall w/THE MELVINS Apr. 18 Christchurch, NZ @ Westpac Trust ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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GLENN HUGHES Confirmed For Drum & Sounds Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes will perform at this year's Drum & Sounds Festival 2002, which is scheduled to take place on March 30th and 31st in Koblenz, Germany. Glenn will reportedly be appearing alongside Bobby Kimball, Steve Ferrone, Greg Bissonette, Joe Porcare, and Steve Gadd. All shows will be dedicated to the ...

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ORGY DVD Preview Available For Download

A live video recording of ORGY performing the track “Eva”, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago and set to be included on the band's forthcoming DVD, can be downloaded from this location. As previously reported, the DVD will feature the band's previously released videos, edited by ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt, ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Frontman Collaborates On Oi Tribute CD

AGNOSTIC FRONT frontman Roger Miret has collaborated with Dutch journalist and noted hardcore expert Onno Cromag on The Worldwide Tribute To The Real Oi Vol. 2, a self-explanatory compilation that is due to be issued shortly through I Scream Records in Europe and Triple Crown in the US. The full track listing for the collection ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Speaks Out

OVERKILL frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site at www.wreckingcrew.com: “Well, seems like a long time sine I've written/updated you guys...it has. The truth of the matter is 'no rest for the weary', had a bunch of shit in the ...

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BLAZE To Blitz UK In March

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, are due to embark on a short UK tour in early March. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Mar. 09 Plymouth, UK @ TBA Mar. 10 Bristol, UK @ TBA ...

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ARCH ENEMY Add Second Osaka Date

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have added another Osaka show (at Muse Hall) to their upcoming Japanese itinerary. The dates confirmed are as follows: Mar. 09 - Osaka, JAP @ On Air Osaka Mar. 11 - Osaka, JAP @ Muse Hall Mar. 12 - Nagoya, JAP @ Bottom Line Mar. 13 - Nagano, JAP @ Junk Box ...

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DISMEMBER, SINISTER, Others To Blitz Europe During Summer

Holland's SINISTER, Sweden's DISMEMBER, NECROPHOBIC, SATARIEL, Denmark's MERCENRARY and Norway's BLOOD RED THRONE will join forces in June for the Generation Armageddon Festival I European tour. The confirmed dates for the package are as follows: Jun. 20 Stockholm, SWE @ TBA Jun. 21 Copenhagen, DEN @ TBA Jun. 22 Berlin, GER @ TBA Jun. 23 ...

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