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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Tour The U.S.

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing throughout the U.S. this summer as a guest performer with a project called THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, according to Led-Zeppelin.com. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). John has ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Explains How He Landed The DIO Gig

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo has spoken to ElectricBasement.com about his recent experience as the touring bassist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and his current gig with DIO. Asked how he hooked up with Ronnie James Dio, Sarzo replied, "What happened was someone gave me the heads-up that Ronnie was looking for a bass player early ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Tour Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 08 - Stockholm, SWE - Chinese Theater Jun. 10 - Helsinki, FIN - House of Culture Jun. 13 - St Petersburg, RUS - Oktyabrskiy Concert Hall Jun. 17 ...

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KISS Scrap European Tour Plans

According to a posting at KissFanShop.de, KISS appear to have abandoned plans to tour Europe in September. The trek, which was allegedly going to include a performance with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, was reportedly called off because the promoters "were simply not willing to pay what the band was asking for. ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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CREED: $150,000 Worth Of Guitars Ripped Off

Florida's Local6.com is reporting that four guitars worth more than $150,000 were stolen from the Miami Beach home of one of the members of the rock band CREED. Miami Beach police are asking for the public's help in the search for the missing instruments, which were reportedly taken May 11 from the trunk ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Vocalist JOE ELLIOTT Talks Music

This past Monday (May 10), DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott participated as a guest speaker in an online chat session on the web site of "Let's Talk Music", an online community for musicians and other people who work in the music industry. By request of Joe and the chat organizers, the chat was not announced ...

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DUNGEON Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Brendon "Dakk" McDonald, bassist for the Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON, has quit the band due to "personal reasons." Dakk's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "The decision [to leave DUNGEON] has not been an easy one — yet at the same time I feel that due to many factors I have ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Hold Release Party For Solo Debut

HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans will hold a release party for his solo project, CANS, on Saturday, May 8 at the Metallterrassen Club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Joacim will act as DJ, and the evening will also include a performance by the "all-star" band METAL MONARCHS, featuring HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak as well as a number of ...

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ICED EARTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ICED EARTH have added more dates in June as part of their extremely successful North American headlining tour in support of their latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". It is not presently clear if CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY — the two support acts on the current leg of ICED EARTH's tour — will be part ...

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Updated: KELLY OSBOURNE Enters Rehab For Addiction To Painkillers

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced during their live appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live" Friday night that their 19-year-old daughter Kelly has entered the Promises drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California to treat an addiction to painkillers. According to Sharon, her publicist received a phone call from a British tabloid Friday morning asking ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: I Gave TED NUGENT Oral Sex At Age 12

Courtney Love phoned in to "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday (March 22) before eventually coming into the studio where she made the shocking allegation that one of the first times she had oral sex was with Ted Nugent. She said she was young and she didn't want to say exactly how old she was, ...

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LAMB OF GOD Drummer Issues Band Update

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has issued the following update regarding the band's recent sand upcoming activities: "What's new everyone? Lot's going on over here. We have been keeping our heads very low at home writing the new CD, but things are a whirlwind around us. We've almost completed the writing and it feels ...

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ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE Tour Battleship Missouri

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon brought the their MTV reality show, "The Osbournes", to the Navy Tuesday (March 9), when they visited and toured (photo) the USS Missouri (BB 63) Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. "The concierge desk called this morning and asked if we could give a special tour," said Same ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Talks About JANI LANE's Departure

In a brand-new interview with Glam-Metal.com, WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner was asked if there is any truth to the rumors that vocalist Jani Lane left the band because Erik and bassist Jerry Dixon were so persistent about getting original guitarist Joey Allen back into the group. "No, there's no truth to that," Erik replied. "What ...

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