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HANOI ROCKS: UK, Italian Dates Announced

The reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the following European dates during November: Nov. 03 - Milton Keynes, UK @ TBA Nov. 04 - TBA, UK Nov. 06 - Dudley, UK @ TBA Nov. 07 - Bradford, UK @ TBA Nov. 08 - Newcastle, UK Telewest Arena Nov. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ TBA ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Announce Upcoming Dates

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Aug. 16 - Lysekil Rocks - Lysekil, SWE Dec. 04 - Metalclub – Karlstad, SWE (w/RECLUSION) Additional shows in Denmark, Finland and Switzerland will be announced shortly. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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P.O.D.: "Too Heavy" For SANTANA?

P.O.D. have recorded a track entitled "America" for the upcoming SANTANA album, but are not presently certain if the cut will make the final release, according to an interview with guitarist Marcos Curiel posted at MTV.com. The band reportedly reworked a demo version of a song guitarist Carlos Santana had earmarked for P.O.D.'s contribution and ...

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KISS' ACE FREHLEY To Make Rare Club Appearance

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform live at Don Hills nightclub in New York City on Friday, August 9th as part of WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk's Birthday Blowout. Doors open at 9:00 PM, and Trunk will broadcast his regular Friday Night Rocks show live from the club from 11:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Due ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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SEPULTURA: Online Chat Scheduled

SEPULTURA will participate in an online chat at 11:00 PM GMT tonight, Wednesday, July 17th via the group's official web site at this location. In other news, you can view the cover for the group's upcoming Chaos DVD by clicking here. As previously reported, Chaos contains all three of SEPULTURA's VHS ...

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MANNHAI Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, are scheduled to enter the studio in early August to record the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, tentatively entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a late 2002 release through Spinefarm Records. In other news, ...

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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Sit In With SNAKEGOD

HANOI ROCKS drummer Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen will reportedly fill in for SNAKEGOD skinsman Mikael Hakamies during the latter band's upcoming shows. Hakamies is said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment in a Finnish hospital. Confirmed SNAKEGOD dates (with Lahtinen behind the kit) are as follows: Jul. 16 - Tampere, FIN @ TBA Jul. ...

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HANOI ROCKS' Comeback Single Certified Gold

HANOI ROCKS' comeback single, "People Like Me", has been certified gold in Finland, according to the group's record label RLF Music. The band's first new recording in nearly 18 years was released in Finland in the end of April and spent the first two weeks in the number one spot on the Finnish single chart. ...

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FOZZY Pull Out Of Atlanta's DOWNTOWN ROCKS Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, have cancelled their appearance at Atlanta's Downtown Rocks festival on June 7th due to an emergency apendectomy required by Duke LaRue (a.k.a. SICK SPEED/ex-STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward). ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Frontman To Guest On BABYLON WHORES CD

THE BLACK LEAGUE frontman Taneli Jarva (formerly of SENTENCED) has recorded backing vocals for two tracks on the forthcoming BABYLON WHORES album, entitled Death Of The West, which is due on May 17th. Taneli lends his voice to the cuts "Life Fades Away" and "A Pale Horse Against Time". In other news, THE BLACK LEAGUE ...

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MEDICATION: Additional US Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have lined up the following dates as part of their ongoing two-month US tour: May 15 - Oasis One Sixty - Chicago Heights, ...

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MEDICATION Confirmed For KBPI's BIRTHDAY BASH 2002

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been confirmed for KBPI's Birthday Bash 2002, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheater in ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Additional Live Dates Announced

The reunited HANOI ROCKS, featuring vocalist Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy, have lined up the following live gigs during the coming months: May 24 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Club Jun. 04 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Jun. 05 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE "Shocked" By CARSON DALY's Language

The following article appeared in today's edition of The New York Daily News: It takes a lot to shock Ozzy Osbourne, but Carson Daly did it. The MTV veejay was so stoked to meet the father figure of the network's hit show The Osbournes that, when they shook hands, Daly blurted, "[Bleeping] Ozzy, man. I ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Issues Japan-Only Solo Single

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has just issued a new single in Japan. Entitled Take Them And Break Them, and recorded before the current HANOI ROCKS reunion took place, the single contains the following track listing: 01. Take Them And Break Them 02. Backbiter 03. Make It Go Away 04. Where's The Fire John? 05. ...

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MANOWAR Announce Final Dates For US Tour

MANOWAR have announced the final dates for their forthcoming US tour with IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater – Philadeplphia, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) – Pittsburgh, PA (w/out IMMORTAL) May 01 - The Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN May 02 - ...

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HANOI ROCKS Issue Comeback Single

The reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS, featuring vocalist Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy, have just issued a brand new single, entitled People Like Me, in their home country. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. People Like Me 02. Lucky 03. Winged Bull (Daryl Hall) 04. Video for "People Like Me" ...

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HANOI ROCKS Appearances Announced

The reunited HANOI ROCKS, featuring vocalist Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy, will be making the following live appearances during the coming months: May 24 Tavastia Helsinki, FIN Jun. 08 - Sweden Rock - SWE Jun. 21 - Party Planet - Kouvola, FIN Jul. 08 Ruisrock - Turku, FIN Aug. 04 Ankkarock - Vantaa, FIN ...

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