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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer: New Material 'Rocks Hard'

IRON MAIDEN have officially commenced the recording process for their new studio CD at an unspecified London facility, producer Kevin Shirley has confirmed via his official web site. "It really rocks hard!" Shirley stated about the as-yet-untitled album, which is not expected to surface before the summer. In the meantime, the group have announced a ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Joins MEAT LOAF!

Former ANTHRAX and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has joined MEAT LOAF's touring band. Having previously worked with the likes of Bach, ANTHRAX, GLENN HUGHES and movie director John Carpenter, Crook couldn't be more excited to work with MEAT LOAF and such a talented group of musicians. "First off, I am honored to play ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Live Up Finnish Gigs

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have announced the following gigs in March: Mar. 14 – Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmi-Katti Mar. 18 – Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks TO/DIE/FOR's new CD, "Jaded", is due on Mar. 3, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. A single will precede the album on Feb. 3. ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Star In 'OSBOURNES'-Style TV Series

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy and his wife Angela will star in an "Osbournes"-style reality sitcom, set to premiere on Finnish television next fall. The show, which has a working title of "Andy and Angela Show", will be produced and directed by the bass player and music video director Tuukka Temonen from the Finnish national ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Instrumental Recordings For New CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have finished recording all instrumental parts for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen will shortly begin tracking vocals for the album at ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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HANOI ROCKS Announce Japanese Tour

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the dates for their Japanese tour in support of their upcoming "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" CD. They are as follows: Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 22 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 23 - Nagoya, JAP @ Art Theater Feb. ...

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HASTE video for 'Engine' added to MTV2 Rocks

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE has had their video for "Engine" from "When Reason Sleeps" officially added to MTV2 Rocks. The video will make its debut this Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. EST. This is a huge accomplishment, as they have become the first Century Media band to ever make it into MTV2 Rocks. Filmed by ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman To Issue New Solo Album

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe will issue his new solo album, titled "Whatcha Want" on Jan. 27, 2003. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Do Anything You Wanna Do (EDDIE & THE HOT RODS cover) 02. Right Here, Right Now 03. Stranded 04. I Won't Lie Down And Die (UK ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Recording Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, has announced the lineup of musicians appearing on the group's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. It is as follows: Zak Stevens - vocals Matt LaPorte - lead guitar David "Cid" Rogers - lead ...

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ANIMAL Set Release Date For '900 Lb. Steam'

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), has set "900 Lb. Steam" as the title for its debut album, due on Nov. 26 through Perris Records. Click here to view a photo of the band taken at a recent show at Sneaky's ...

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TALISMAN Name New Album

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have set "Cats & Dogs" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. "It's still in the mixing/mastering stages so as of yet, we don't know which tracks will make ...

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VICTORY Reunion In The Works

Former VICTORY singer Fernando Garcia has been approached to take part in a reunion of the group, but ended up refusing the offer "for personal reasons," according to the vocalist's recent e-mail to On The Rocks. "They [the rest of the band] will do it anyway, but they have to do it with another singer. ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Tour Japan

The reformed HANOI ROCKS will tour Japan in February/March 2003. Meanwhile, the group have yet to announce a release date for their recently-completed full-length effort, "13 Shots On The Rocks". ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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Former ELECTRIC BOYS Singer To Appear On ROLLING STONES Tribute

Former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has recorded two songs for an upcoming ROLLING STONES tribute CD, to be released through Deaf & Dumb Records. Conny plays the guitars on the psychedelic opening track, Pelle Almgren's version of "We Love You" (also featuring ex-SPARKS bassist Martin Gordon). Bloom is also part ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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FORGE Record New CD, Embark On Tour

Detroit, Michigan-based punk/metal four-piece FORGE have completed work on their new CD at Backwoods Studios in Rochester, Michigan for a November release through Static Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the effort are "The Fold", "Mastermind", "Stickman", "Departure", and "One Swift Motion". In the meantime, you can catch the band performing live at ...

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Kindless - ETERNAL GRAY

If we were to label ETERNAL GRAY's Kindless the Master Of Puppets of modern-day death metal, you'd suspect we were talking from the wrong orifice. And whilst on the surface it may appear to be wildly off-the-mark comparing one of the most epic and invigorating thrash albums of the eighties with a debut slab from ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear On 'The O'Reilly Factor'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be appearing live on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Bill O'Reilly) on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:30 PM PST. On Friday, Simmons will be hosting the Gene Simmons Tongue #2 party at Barfly on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. "Cover girl Carrie Stevens who, among other things was Eric ...

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