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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Tour With THE 69 EYES

HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu will play the following shows with THE 69 EYES: Dec. 03 - Savonlinna, FIN @ Savonlinnasali Dec. 04 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Dec. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Dec. 10 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo Dec. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Lacu will be filling in for ...

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Producer NEIL KERNON Offers Update On Recent And Upcoming Projects

Acclaimed metal producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) has posted the following update on the Perpetual Motion message board: "I've been really busy of late, getting stuck into work after moving for the second time in 6 months. After fighting my way through walls of boxes and home remodelling, I'm now finally back ...

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SUNRIDE Name New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE have set "The End Justifies the Means" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in February/March 2005 through People Like You Records. A video for the first single, "Waiting For the Grace", will be shot later this year. The follow-up to last year's "Through the Red", "The End Justifies the Means" ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Release EP In February

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, are scheduled to meet in Corona, CA on Monday (Nov. 22) to begin recording a six-song EP to be released in February. ...

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HANOI ROCKS: European Tour Dates Announced

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have lined up the following European dates during the first three months of 2005: Jan. 21 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Jan. 22 - Gothenburg, SWE @ T.B.A Jan. 23 - Stockholm, SWE @ T.B.A Jan. 24 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Amager Bio Jan. 25, 2004 Oslo, NOR @ John ...

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SUNRIDE Finish Recording New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE have finished recording their third album at Seawolf Studios (AMORPHIS, THE CURE, HANOI ROCKS) in Helsinki, Finland. "There's going to be nine songs on the record and we also recorded two covers," reads a posting on the band's web site. "The unmixed record sounds amazing and we are extremely happy with how everything's ...

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SUNRIDE Enter Studio To Record Third Album

Finland's SUNRIDE have just entered Seawolf Studios (AMORPHIS, THE CURE, HANOI ROCKS) in Helsinki, Finland to begin recording their third album. "We've been basically locked in our rehearsal room during the past weeks putting final touches into the songs and making damn sure that this album will become our best," the band write on their ...

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OVERKILL: Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

Legendary New Jersey metallers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on the recordings for their new album, tentatively due in February 2005. "We're recording down the shore, down at [bassist] D.D.'s [Verni] place," OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth stated during an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past ...

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VINCE NEIL Concert To Promote Alcohol Awareness And Responsibility

On November 13, 2004, the first "Legends and Prodigies" concert featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil with SOUND AND FURY, a hard-rocking new band from Canada, will take place at the world-famous Key Club on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, CA. "Legends and Prodigies" is a new star-search contest that offers young, talented musicians (rock, R&B, ...

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Former KITTIE Guitarist To Appear On RAMONES Tribute Album

Former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman has collaborated with Jeff from DEFRAG on a song for an upcoming tribute to THE RAMONES, to be released through Invisible Records. "It's the most slaying song of all time," commented Bowman. "I played some guitar on the tune, it rocks!" In other news, Bowman is in the process of ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO To Tour Finland

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno will embark on a short tour of Finland in late November/early December. The four-date trek wil reportedly be recorded, although it is not presently clear if there are any plans to release the recordings. The dates are as follows: Nov. 29 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Dec. ...

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CONNY BLOOM Jams With HANOI ROCKS Members In Stockholm

Swedish guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS) jammed with Andy McCoy (HANOI ROCKS) and STEVIE KLASSON'S FAT CHANCE (featuring new HANOI ROCKS guitarist Stevie Klasson) Thursday night (Oct. 7) at Tantogården in Stockholm. Conny sang "Don't Let Me Down", "Lightning Bar Blues" and the old STATUS QUO classic "Caroline", since Conny, Andy and Stevie ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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Win Chance To Sing With LAMB OF GOD At SIRIUS Studios

Sirius (web site), the premium satellite radio provider known for delivering the very best in commercial-free music and sports programming to cars and homes across the country, and "Hard Attack", the crushing 24/7-commercial free all metal station, are holding tryouts to see who can sing LAMB OF GOD's "Black Label" the best. Listeners ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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LORDS OF THUNDER: AMORPHIS Members' Cover Band To Embark On Finnish Tour

LORDS OF THUNDER, the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock cover band featuring members of AMORPHIS and SUBURBAN TRIBE, will be embarking on a tour of Finland in late September. The group, which performs songs from such acts as WHITESNAKE, IRON MAIDEN and W.A.S.P., consists of the following musicians: Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE) Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS) Santeri ...

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THE CROWN: More Details About Upcoming Triple-DVD Revealed

Vocalist Johan Lindstrand of the defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN has posted a message regarding the group's upcoming posthumous three-disc DVD, slated for release sometime next year. "This will be the final goodbye to our true fans out there that's been supporting us since the very beginning," he wrote. "It will contain as much sweet ...

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SUNRIDE To Enter Studio In November

Finland's SUNRIDE have completed the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled third album. "We will be entering Seawolf Studios (AMORPHIS, THE CURE, HANOI ROCKS) in Helsinki, Finland at the end of November," the band write in their latest newsletter. "The disc will be recorded, mixed and mastered with our own sound guy, Mikko, and produced, as ...

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MEGADETH: 'Die Dead Enough' Video To Air On 'Headbanger's Ball', Tour To Kick Off In San Diego

MEGADETH's video for their new single, "Die Dead Enough", will debut on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" Saturday night (Sept. 11). "Die Dead Enough" comes off MEGADETH's highly anticipated new album, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and features mainman Dave ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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