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KISS Drummer To Take Part In Hurricane Relief Benefit Concerts

According to KissAsylum.com, KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be taking part in two benefit shows in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-October. Singer, currently on tour with ALICE COOPER, will be joined by fellow COOPER bandmates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson, and Chuck Garric at both shows. 100 percent of all ticket sales will go directly to ...

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KING'S X: First Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 29 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY Nov. 04 - Jaxx –Springfield, VA Nov. 05 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA KING'S X will be touring in support of their new album, "Ogre Tones" ...

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HELLWITCH To Support THERION In Florida

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH have been confirmed as the support act for THERION on Sunday, September 18 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. As previously reported, HELLWITCH recently completed work on a self-financed promotional demo/CD, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The CD contains new versions ...

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METAL INSURGENCE TOUR Schedules Hurricane Relief Concert

The Metal Insurgence Tour, featuring JON OLIVA'S PAIN (led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva), CHRIS CAFFERY'S FACES (solo project of SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery), and BEYOND FEAR (fronted by former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens), will perform a "lo-dough" show at the Rex Theatre on Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA ...

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SEVENDUST Sign European Deal With ROADRUNNER

SEVENDUST have inked a European deal with Roadrunner Records for the release of their fifth studio album, "Next". The follow-up to 2003's "Seasons" is scheduled for release in Europe on October (October 11 in the U.S via WineDark Records via Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music and Video Distribution). A video for the album's ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Dates With BRYAN ADAMS Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates with BRYAN ADAMS during October/November: Oct. 11 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena Oct. 12 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Arena Oct. 14 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion Oct. 15 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion Oct. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena ...

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RIOT Singer: Rap Is Not Music

In a recent interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe, vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, THE LIZARDS) discussed RIOT's upcoming album, THE LIZARDS' recent tour with hard rock legends UFO, the rumors that he'd quit RIOT, as well as the differences between European and American audiences. DiMeo also offered his opinion on the state ...

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HELLWITCH Complete Work On Self-Financed Promotional CD

Legendary death/thrash metal band HELLWITCH have completed work on a self-financed promotional demo/CD, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. The CD contains new versions of the previously released tracks "Final Approach" and "Epitome of Disgrace" (both of which appeared on the "Final Approach" CD, featuring the band's first full-length album and ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Nothing Is More Important Than Touring With KISS'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took out to answer a couple of fans' questions via the band's official web site, KissOnline.com. Read on: Q: With all the classic KISS costumes through the years, what's your favorite era of Gene Simmons? Gene Simmons: "I never considered anything we wore 'costumes'... I wore outfits. An outfit is ...

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IBEX THRONE Sign With GOATAWA REX RECORDS

Utah-based black metallers IBEX THRONE have inked a two-album deal with Australia's Goatawa Rex Records. The group's second album, "Total Inversion", will be recorded late September/early October for an early 2006 release on CD/LP format. The album will include "nine new tracks of black hateful metal," according to a press release. "Expect nothing but the ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Gets Into Scuffle With Nightclub Bodyguard

The New York Daily News is reporting LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington blasted a Mansion nightclub bodyguard, alleging that the security man had shoved his pregnant girlfriend. "He was forcibly pushing her away with his arm and I had to get in between them," Bennington said. "So I shoved him back." The rocker revealed that ...

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SEVENDUST Film 'Ugly' Video

SEVENDUST are gearing up for the October 11 release of their fifth studio album, "Next", on WineDark Records (distributed by Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music and Video Distribution). The album’s first single, "Ugly", is already exploding at Rock radio after being released August 9. It's currently bulleted on the following charts: #30 on ...

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UFO's PAUL RAYMOND: U.S. Tour Recap

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has issued the following recap of the group's recent U.S. tour: "Well, I'm just back from the U.S. tour, still a bit jet-lagged but very happy about the great reception we got Stateside. Things started out on the east coast, with sound ticket sales and enthusiastic audiences. Jeff Kollman stepped in ...

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ZAKK WYLDE On MAIDEN's Last OZZFEST Show: 'You Act Like A C*nt, You Get Treated Like A C*nt'

RockConfidential.com earlier today (August 25) conducted an interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde. An excerpt from the chat follows: RockConfidential.com: Ozzy announced on this tour that he'd be retiring from Ozzfest and only doing select shows in the future. What do you think about that? Zakk Wylde: "I always ...

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MESHUGGAH, GOD FORBID, THE HAUNTED: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the Fury of the Fall tour, featuring Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH alongside GOD FORBID, THE HAUNTED and MNEMIC. The schedule is shaping up as follows: Oct. 03 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Oct. 04 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Oct. 05 - Toronto, ON @ Guvernment ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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IRON MAIDEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer Says Solo Album Will Have 'Driving Beats And Walls Of Guitars'

RollingStone.com has confirmed that LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington is working on his solo debut, tentatively due in early 2006. "We took Nineties rock, mixed it with Eighties pop like DEPECHE MODE, THE CURE and BAUHAUS and smashed them together," says Bennington. "It's fuckin' driving beats and walls of guitars." Bennington is reportedly working with ...

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