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SHARON And AIMEE OSBOURNE Pull Out of Play

The Associated Press is reporting that Sharon Osbourne and her daughter Aimee have withdrawn from performing in "The Vagina Monologues" because Aimee is ill, a spokeswoman said Friday. Aimee, 21, had been set to begin her run with her mother in the West End production of the show on Tuesday. The spokeswoman, in a statement, ...

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JOEY VERA: 'My Time With ANTHRAX Is Done'

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Coming up in a few days, I leave for a one-off show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands that is) with FATES WARNING. We're headlining the Headway Festival there on April 3rd. We've got Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) ...

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Guitar Center Creates The Ultimate JIMI HENDRIX Experience

Guitar Center announced today that it has teamed up with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (the official Jimi Hendrix Family Company) to launch the retailer's biggest promotion to date. Known for providing monthly promotions to millions of consumers, Guitar Center will hold an exclusive enter-to-win contest in which one lucky customer can win a custom Gibson Flying ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

According to RCA Records, VELVET REVOLVER will be the musical guests on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, April 7. Non-musicial guests on the show include actress Brittany Murphy and comic Dave Attell. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following entry in his online "journal": "Rocking Canada ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Fly With Me, Reykjavik!'

Bruce Dickinson will be combining two of his greatest passions in June, when he combines jobs as lead singer of the world's leading metal band IRON MAIDEN and commercial airline pilot with Astraeus Airlines. First Officer Bruce will fly a specially chartered real heavy metal Boeing 757 from London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday, June 7 ...

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BEHEMOTH: Tour Update

Polish death/black metallers BEHEMOTH have completed nearly 100 shows in support to their latest album, "Demigod", and are still hungry for more. Frontman Nergal checked in with the following message before crossing the Russian border: "This is insane. I know. But we can do nothing bout the fact that we love what we do and ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED To Collaborate With JAMES MURPHY

THE CLAN DESTINED frontman Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Greetings brothers and sisters! Firstly, I would like to begin this update by offering my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of legendary D.J. Tommy Vance, who tragically died earlier this week from a heart attack. ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP To Release 'All Over You' This Month

Florida-based heavy metal band the BEN JACKSON GROUP is set to release its new album "All Over You" on March 29, via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. "All Over You" is the band's second album. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Jackson created his own band to further expand the musical direction explored by his previous bands CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH. ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release New Album In June

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nikolo has delievered the final mix of the new BRAZEN ABBOT album! The new BRAZEN ABBOT album, 'My Resurrection', is expected to be released in June! The album will be 62 minutes and 30 seconds. Currently Nikolo ...

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KISS Dedicate New Issue Of Official Magazine To DIMEBAG's Memory

KISS have dedicated the third issue of their official authorized quarterly magazine to the memory of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down by a deranged "fan" in early December. A short note from KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley posted on the magazine's "Table of Contents" page reads as follows: "You only had to ...

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AMEN Announce U.K. Tour, Reveal New Lineup

AMEN have announced a headlining tour of the U.K. in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 07 - Tunbridge wells, The Forum May 08 - Braintree, The Venue May 09 - Exeter, The Cavern May 12 - Merthyr Tydfil, RMS Rock Club May 13 - Rugeley, The Rose May 14 - Northampton, Roadmenders May ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer's BRUCE AIR To Fly Again In June

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will be flying a chartered plane filled with MAIDEN fans on Tuesday, June 7 from London, England to the band's gig in Reykjavik, Iceland. A posting from IRON MAIDEN's webmaster Skunk on the band's official Bulletin Board reads as follows: "We are in the process of trying to plan another ...

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GLENN DANZIG: 'BILL CLINTON Sent The FBI After Me'

Glenn Danzig recently spoke to KNAC.com about Dimebag's murder and DANZIG's upcoming tour, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: [When Dimebag was murdered], you not only had your regular metal press covering the tragedy, but you also had the mainstream writers as well. More than once, it was alluded ...

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CORNERSTONE: If You Are Not Into Metal, You Are Not My Friend

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[The European] tour is done. Now comes the task of sifting through the recordings to find the ones that are going to make up the live album. We have ...

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DEVILDRIVER Working On Artwork For New Album

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Our bass player Miller is flying in tomorrow from Boston, and Monday morning (Feb. 21) we are all going down to L.A. to shoot pics for the new record. Also, been working ...

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Plane Crashes At Airstrip Where RANDY RHOADS Died

A single-engine plane trying to land at the private airstrip where OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads died in 1982 crashed into a fence Monday, killing the pilot and a passenger, according to the Associated Press. Two other passengers were injured. The Beechcraft Bonanza stopped 200 feet short of the runway at Flying Baron Estates just ...

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Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Drummer Joins CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION drummer Bobby Rock has joined the New York-based metal band CARNIVAL OF SOULS. "CARNIVAL OF SOULS needed to replace their former drummer [W.A.S.P. skinsman Stet Howland] with someone who could be a team player and contribute mentally as well as physically to be part of this high-energy metal band," Rock said ...

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HAVOCHATE Sign With INDECENT MEDIA

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have signed a new worldwide deal with Indecent Media. The group's sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", is scheduled for release on March 15. "We had been in contact with other labels and they all offered us more or less the same things," stated ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce New Album Title

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "My Resurrection" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Frontiers Records. As previously reported, the upcoming album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): Resurrection More Than Money Dreams Rage Of Angels ...

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