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MÖTLEY CRÜE: More Tour Dates Announced

MÖTLEY CRÜE have added the following dates to their "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour: Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Irvine Meadows Jul. 29 - Vancouver, BC - PC Coliseum Jul. 30 - Seattle, WA (Auburn) - White River Amp. Jul. 31 - Portland, OR - Clark County Amp. Aug. ...

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DREAM THEATER Finish Recording New Album

DREAM THEATER have finished recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought", tentatively due in May/June via EastWest. "I just literally came from the very last session tonight — we just finished the album tonight, we start mixing it on Monday," DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed during a live appearance Friday night (Feb. 25) ...

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HAMMERFALL To Embark On Swedish Signing Tour

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "A couple of items today. First off, we will be undertaking a signing tour in Sweden for the release of 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken', and it looks as follows: March 4 - Göteborg Åhléns, Nordstan 17:00 March 7 - ...

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MY EARLY MUSTANG Drop Off HANOI ROCKS Tour

German alternative rockers MY EARLY MUSTANG have been forced to cancel their previously announced tour with Finnish sleaze rock legends HANOI ROCKS. "One day before the scheduled start at Feb 22, singer Flo Kämmerling got diagnosed with an infection of his vocal chords that will sideline him for a while," reads a statement from the ...

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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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AC/DC Tribute Band DIRTY DEEDS INDEED To Launch Finnish Tour

Finland's "hottest" AC/DC tribute band DIRTY DEEDS INDEED (DDI) are launching a mini-tour this month to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of Bon Scott's death. The group, who concentrate on Bon Scott-era AC/DC material, will appear live on Thursday, February 17 at On The Rocks in Helsinki; on Friday, February 18 at Henry's Pub in Kuopio; ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Says MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Autobiography Contains 'Pure Lies'

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley's death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". Asked by Norway's Metal Express to comment on the book's ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: DVD Shoot Turns Into Fiasco

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Kevin A. sent us the following report from last night's SEVEN WITCHES DVD shoot in Allentown, PA: "I went to the SEVEN WITCHES concert at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA last night. It was billed as an all-ages show with free admission. The WITCHES were also shooting their ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Russia, Lithuania And Finland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing gigs in Russia and Lithuania in late February and in Finland in May. The gigs will involve Graham's past works with RAINBOW, MSG and ALCATRAZZ, as well as his solo works, according to a posting on his web site. The dates ...

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HANOI ROCKS Busted For Drugs

According to an article in Wednesday's (Jan. 26) edition of the Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat, HANOI ROCKS were busted on the Norwegian border for having marijuana aboard their tour bus. When questioned about the drugs — which were present in sufficient quantity for the Norwegian authorities to prosecute — members of HANOI's touring ...

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ADAM BOMB To Support HANOI ROCKS In Germany

ADAM BOMB will support HANOI ROCKS at the following German dates: Feb. 22 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche Feb. 23 - Berlin, GER @ SO36 Feb. 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Molotow Feb. 26 - München, GER @ Metropolis ADAM BOMB are touring in support of their latest album, "Boneyard", released last September via Z ...

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Bassist TIMPA Leaves HANOI ROCKS

Bassist Timpa has officially left legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS. "My plan is to spend some more time with my family," he explained in an online posting. "I still love HANOI and I feel bad about all this, but in fact, I feel free." As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for ...

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HANOI ROCKS: 'Another Hostile Takeover' Track Listing Revealed

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Another Hostile Takeover", tentatively due on April 30. "Another Hostile Takeover" (view cover here) is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band last year. "Another Hostile Takeover" track listing: ...

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SYMPHORCE To Film German Festival Appearance For Upcoming DVD

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will film their appearance at the Ruhrpott Rocks Festival in Germany on April 12 for an upcoming DVD. The DVD will be included with the group's upcoming studio album, "Godspeed", tentatively due in September. SYMPHORCE's last album, "Twice Second", was released in January 2004 via ...

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MESMERIZE Finalize Title, Track Listing For New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers MESMERIZE have set "Stainless" as the title of their fourth album, tentatively due in March/April via Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" was recorded and mixed in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with LABYRINTH. The mastering was ...

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QUEEN Musical May Add DIMEBAG Tribute

antiMUSIC is reporting that the QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" may add a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott during a key sequence in the show. Dimebag was shot by a deranged fan that stormed the stage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Ohio last month. Paul Crook is a familiar ...

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HANOI ROCKS: New Album Due In April

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Not to get anymore bummed out than everyone already is — I won't say anything other than our sincere condolences to everyone who's lost anyone near and dear in The Asian disaster... "We're just glad we're still here. Actually ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Debut EP Audio Samples Posted Online

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, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have completed work on their debut EP, available now via the group's official web site. Steven describes the CD, which includes a cover of "Draw ...

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