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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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SUNRIDE Forced To Re-Record Parts Of New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE recently spent time in the studio recording their third album, "The End Justifies the Means". The following update was posted at the group's official web site: "Not-so-good news this time. The scratch disk of one of the computers in the studio broke around a week ago. This incident caused the fact that some ...

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HANOI ROCKS Name New Album

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have set "Another Hostile Takeover" as the title of their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The title 'Another Hostile Takeover' was being thrown around and it stuck," the band said. "It is also a line from one of the tracks on this record." As previously reported, HANOI ...

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LULLACRY: New Album Delayed

Finland's LULLACRY are currently hard at work recording the follow up to their 2002 release "Crucify My Heart". Fans can anticipate an early 2005 U.S. release. A studio update from guitarist Sami Vauhkonen follows: "We just came back from the Astia studio! Unfortunately we didn´t manage to finish the recordings in time. We have still ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's CAMPBELL Rocks with MINARIK INFERNO GUITAR

Guitarist Phil Campbell of the legendary U.K. band MOTÖRHEAD recently became a believer in Minarik Guitars after FPE agents introduced him to these one-of-a-kind instruments. Campbell and his MOTÖRHEAD bandmates are currently in the midst of a world tour. Phil's guitar chops, combined with the tonality of the Minarik Inferno, are blowing away audiences in ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Support IAN HUNTER In The U.S.

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS will apparently support Ian Hunter (MOTT THE HOOPLE) on several U.S. dates in March. So far, the following shows are believed to have been confirmed: Mar. 10 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Mar. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club Mar. 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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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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