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GLUECIFER: 'Best Of' Collection, Reissues On The Way

Defunct Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have posted the following message on their official web site: "There are future releases on the agenda, but please note that no release dates are yet to be confirmed. Captain Poon [guitar] will produce a 'best of' GLUECIFER with a bonus disc featuring obscure and unreleased material. A DVD ...

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SEVEN WITCHES to Support W.A.S.P. On East Coast

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HADES frontman Alan Tecchio, will be supporting W.A.S.P. at the following dates: Mar. 01 - Webster Hall - Hartford, CT Mar. 02 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Mar. 03 - The Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ Mar. 04 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA Mar. 07 ...

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MANNHAI To Release 'Spaceball' Single In January

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), will release their new single, "Spaceball", in Finland on Wednesday, January 18. "This is the first release from the upcoming full-length album, and will also include a fine and an exclusive bonus track, 'The Rocketeer'," the band write on their web site. ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Utilize Session Drummer For Finnish Gig

HANOI ROCKS will be utilizing the services of "super fusion mega drummer" Gary Bitter for their December 26 gig in Seinäjoki, Finland. The band's regular drummer, Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen, "will be back for next year's adventures," according to a posting on the band's web site. HANOI ROCKS are currently touring Scandinavia in support of the ...

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More Musicians Pick Best Albums Of 2005

Roadrunner Records has posted a list of some of their artists' picks for the best albums of 2005. Check it out below: Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS): 01. CHELSEA SMILES - Easy Ride EP 02. LARS FREDERICKSON AND THE BASTARDS - Viking 03. TURBONEGRO - Party Animals 04. SOCIAL DISTORTION - Sex, Love and Rock n' Roll ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Swedish In-Store Signing Sessions Announced

HANOI ROCKS have lined up the following in-store signing sessions in Sweden: Dec. 11 – Göteborg at CD Specialisten (Kungsgatan) at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 – Stockholm at Sound Pollution Record Store (Stora Nygatan, Gamla Stan) at 5 p.m. Remaining HANOI ROCKS tour dates: Dec. 10 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Dec. 11 – Göteborg, ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI Out And About In London

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Tony was in London this week to attend a special evening for former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr at the Hard Rock Café. Clive donated his drum kit from the Beast on the Road tour to the Hard ...

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TODD YOUTH'S HEARTACHES: Former DANZIG, HANOI ROCKS, GLUECIFER Members Join Forces

TODD YOUTH'S HEARTACHES , the new project featuring Todd Youth (ex-MURPHY'S LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG, currently with THE CHELSEA SMILES) on guitar/vocals, Sami Yaffa (ex-HANOI ROCKS, JETBOY, DEMOLITION 23, currently in NEW YORK DOLLS) on bass, and Danny Young (GLUECIFER) on drums, are scheduled to enter a Los Angeles studio later this month to begin recording ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Tribute CD Coming Next Summer

Versailles Records has announced plans to release a tribute CD to Sammy Hagar next summer. Entitled "Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar", the collection will feature contributions from current and/or former members of POISON, HANOI ROCKS, SKID ROW, LILLIAN AXE, DIO and SAIGON KICK, among others. No further information is currently available. ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Escapes with 'Star Wars'

StarWars.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: "My first 'Star Wars' memory took place in a drive-in. There was a double feature of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'A New Hope', so my first heroes were Darth Vader and Burt Reynolds. I ...

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GREEN CARNATION: Finnish Tour Report Posted Online

For the first time in GREEN CARNATION's history, the band visited neighboring country Finland in the last week of November. The trip included three regular concerts and an acoustic one. GREEN CARNATION singer Kjetil has issued the following tour report via the group's official web site: "Just back from five days in Finland, five days ...

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KROKUS Rock Out In Russia

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "We were greeted in Moscow by the first snow of the year as we arrived outside this huge hotel opposite the old Kremlin. Trying to read the menu in Russian made us realise how helpless we were without our interpreter. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Interviewed On Brazilian TV

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "Hello from Porto Alegre Brazil! I am sitting in my hotel room suite writing this and it so incredible to be touring again in Brasil! The show last night in Rio De Janeiro was wild, to say the least, and we are looking forward ...

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Inventor Of Evil - DESTRUCTION

Fourth post-reunion album from these German thrash heroes, and all eyes are on the "We Are the World"-esque "The Alliance of Hellhoundz" — the track (yet another paean to how much metal rocks) boasts a slew of guest vocalists. Doro Pesch, Paul Di'Anno, "Speed" Strid" of SOILWORK, Peter Tägtgren, Biff Byford (SAXON), Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), ...

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BACKDRAFT Seek New Label Home

Sweden's "most bearded" rockers BACKDRAFT, who were recently rejoined by original singer Jonas Åhlén, are currently looking for a new label home. Guitarist Rob The Slob comments: "We have been workin very hard lately. Jonas has shown to us that he can deliver, and the new album is going to be amazing! We have discovered ...

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KITTIE To Release Downloadable EP Via ROCK RIDGE MUSIC

Canadian metallers KITTIE have signed with Rock Ridge Music to release a digital EP and ringtones in early 2006. Commented Jason Spiewak of Rock Ridge Music, "KITTIE rocks! They are an amazingly talented and focused group, and we're thrilled to be working with them." KITTIE, which features sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander (guitar/vocals and drums, ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project To Re-Release Debut In February

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), will re-release their debut album through Spitfire Records on February 21, 2006. Rockenfield, along with Johnson, Gray and bassist Roman Glick, set out to do something they had never done before: they wanted to create ...

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HANOI ROCKS: More Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced

Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have lined up the following Scandinavian dates during December: Dec. 07 – Stockholm, SWE @ Mondo Dec. 08 – Gävle, SWE @Monster Dec. 09 – Sala, SWE @ Rockland Dec. 10 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Dec. 11 - Göteborg, SWE @ Trädgårn Dec. 14 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee ...

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Metal Meets Gospel At Special Swedish Concert

LION'S SHARE bassist Sampo Axelsson (bass; ex-GLENN HUGHES, CRAWLEY) will play bass with the Swedish choir Immanuel Gospel Choir at a special concert dubbed "Gospel on the Rocks" at Mondo in Stockholm on Saturday, November 5. The choir and the band will perform songs by OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW and others. The band's lineup ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist To Play One-Off Concert With SEBASTIAN BACH

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has agreed to join former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's solo band for a one-time-only appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on November 26. Hoffmann accepted the offer to play the show during Sebastian's live appearance on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio program on New York's ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Make 'Mind-Blowing, Life-Altering' Announcement

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making "a mind-blowing, life-altering announcement" on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM this Friday, October 28 beginning at 11:00 p.m. EST. Bach will be co-hosting the program and will be "cranking material from 'Frameshift 2: An Absence of Empathy' LIVE on ...

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