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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Call Themselves THE RAGE

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley has reportedly been christened THE RAGE. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Delayed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", to November 15 through Massacre Records. Negotiations are still underway for the Japanese release, and discussions are also underway to release the album in South ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Release Album In Early 2004

The as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley will release their debut album early next year on Melbourne record producer Michael Gudinski's Liberation label, according to Australia's Sunday Mail. The idea for the band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) ...

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METALLICA Cancel South American & Japanese Dates, Cite 'Physical And Mental Exhaustion'

METALLICA have cancelled their previously announced South American tour due to "physical and mental exhaustion," it was announced today. The group's Japanese trek, which was to follow immediately the South American dates, is also believed to be affected by the cancellation. According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Shot

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, California late last night and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. According to a report posted at the Metal Sludge web site, "Around 1:30 a.m., there was a shooting outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Completing Work On Live DVD

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished mixing the live recordings made during the band's Bulgarian appearances in July. Kotzev is hoping to have the video portion edited by mid-November and have the entire product ready for release on DVD before the end of the year. As previously reported, the band's ...

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HAMMERFALL To Appear On Swedish TV Gameshow

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "This Friday, at 20:00, Team HAMMERFALL will battle the Disco Babes in the nationally syndicated TV4 show 'Fortet'. Watch us go through various strenuous, complicated, disgusting and terrifying cells in our quest for the gold at the end of the ...

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TED NUGENT's Reality Show To Premiere This Weekend

TED NUGENT's forthcoming reality show, "Surviving Nugent", will premiere October 5 on VH1. Described as "a two-hour reality-based event that challenges not only the intestinal fortitude of the seven contestants, but also the image of the outspoken rock legend," "Surviving Nugent" features "seven unsuspecting souls have accepted an invitation to enter and survive [Ted's] all-terrain ...

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CORNERSTONE: New MP3 Samples Posted Online

Three short soundclips from the forthcoming CORNERSTONE album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", have been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The tracks available for preview are "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", "When the Hammer Falls", and "Welcome to Forever". CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'One Crimson Night' Track Listing Announced

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD, "One Crimson Night", due on October 20 through Nuclear Blast. The CD/DVD will contain the entire concert from Lisebergshallen in Göteborg, Sweden on February 20, 2003, while the DVD will also include an "On The Road" documentary from the European part ...

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METALLICA Dress Up As LED ZEPPELIN For Magazine Photo Shoot

METALLICA dressed up as LED ZEPPELIN for a photo shoot for Esquire magazine's special 70th anniversary issue, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands next week. "The idea behind the photo shoot, which was held on July 8 at the Hit Factory in New York City, was to have current artists portray certain music icons," ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer To Guest On FRAMEWORK Debut

FRAMESHIFT, the "exciting" new progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN for James LaBrie, vocalist of the legendary prog-metal band DREAM THEATER, will release their debut album, "Unweaving The Rainbow", in early November through Progrock Records. "Composer Henning Pauly has worked in a wide variety of styles," reads an official press ...

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METALLICA: First European Tour Dates Announced!

METALLICA will be returning to Europe in December for a full-scale indoor tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 05 - Hannover, GER @ Preussag Arena Dec. 06 - Arnhem, NETH @ Gelredome Dec. 08 - Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Dec. 09 - Paris, FRA @ Palais Omnisports de Bercy Dec. 11 - ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have completed work on their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", due on November 3 through Massacre Records. The following is the complete track listing for the album and a short lyrical description for each song, as told by ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour in support of their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 03 - Shinsaibashi-Club Quatro – ...

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GLENN HUGHES Announces Spanish Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will embark on a short tour of Spain in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Gamma - Murcia, SPA Sep. 26 – Macumba - Madrid, SPA Sep. 27 – Gares - Pamplona, SPA Sep. 28 – Bikini - Barcelona, SPA Sep. 30 – Roxy ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release Live DVD In The Fall

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, recorded their recent live appearances in Bulgaria for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in the fall. As previously reported, the band's lineup for the gigs consisted of Kotzev, Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Lars Pollack (organ and keys), Tomas Broman (drums), and Wayne Banks ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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KID ROCK To Assist Michigan Fund-Raiser

KID ROCK will serve as grand marshal at a three-day fund-raiser in his home state next weekend, according to the Associated Press. He will also lead a motorcycle event at the Lapeer Forum Summer Fest, about 60 miles north of Detroit. Proceeds from the events will benefit three charities. Kid Rock, a Michigan native, didn't ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Not Part Of The G3 '03 Tour

When legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN hits the road this fall as part of the G3 '03 tour (also featuring JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI), he will be doing so without his current singer, Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). "If any singing is to be done [during Malmsteen's set] then I think [Yngwie] will do it himself," ...

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