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ULI JON ROTH Joined By DORO PESCH, RAGE's SMOLSKI At Germany's ROCK MEETS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's official web site has been updated with a report from his performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA were Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The report reads as follows: "ULI JON ROTH & SKY ORCHESTRA ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Has No Plans For NIGHTWATCHMAN Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: Tom Morello's protest-singing alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN has finally appeared on an album, but don't expect a lot more from him anytime soon. The AUDIOSLAVE guitarist said he hasn't thought about doing a full-scale NIGHTWATCHMAN project. "Not that I have plans for," he said. "There's a song on the Michael Moore ...

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TED NUGENT Takes A 'Stand' With Political Song

Starting October 1, you can purchase a "limited-edition" track by guitarist Ted Nugent. The longtime Republican does not hold back on his lyrics for "Stand", as evidenced below: Verse 1: Don't need John Kerry to wipe my ass, don't need Ted Kennedy to spill my glass, Al Not So Sharpton is a horse's ass, redistribution ...

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RUDY SARZO, BOBBY ROCK Among Guest Musicians On Upcoming MICHAEL ANGELO CD

Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE), Bobby Rock (SLAUGHTER), Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, ex-CREED), Jim Gillette (ex-NITRO) and Doug Marks ("Metal Method" founder) are among the musicians scheduled to appear on the new solo CD from former NITRO guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, tentatively due in early 2005. In other news, Michael ...

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New ZACK DE LA ROCHA Song To Appear On 'Fahrenheit 9/11'-Theme Album

New songs from former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, an alter ego of Tom Morello, the former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist, will be included on a "Fahrenheit 9/11"-theme compilation album being spearheaded by director Michael Moore, The New York Times reports. The collection, which will be issued ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM MORELLO Join Project To Aid Sudanese

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are among the artists contributing songs to "Genocide in Sudan", a benefit CD for the United Nations Refugee Agency and UNICEF to help build awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. The album is scheduled for release ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Record Third CD Of Cover Songs

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's new CD, "Leaders Not Followers: Part II", and the band's plans to record yet another album with cover songs. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you pick which songs to be covered? Barney Greenway: "I ...

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THE ALTER BOYS: Debut Album To See Light Of Day In February

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in October to complete the mixing process for their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in February 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by former MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann). ...

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FOZZY: 'Red Tape' Forces Album Delay

FOZZY webmaster Eddie DiBergi has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi everyone, just wanted to pass along an update to let you know what's going on with the new album. As we've mentioned before the album has been completed and was mastered (finalized sonically) on July 28th, 2004. So, in ...

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FOZZY Guitarist Launches 'Solo' Career

Former STUCK MOJO and current FOZZY guitarist Rich "The Duke" Ward has posted three songs from his recently released solo demo CD (released under the band name THE DUKE) at this location. According to a posting on Ward's web site, "THE DUKE's showcase performance at the 2004 Atlantis Music Conference [in late July] ...

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FOZZY Perform In California: Photos Available

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, performed at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on Monday (August 23). Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, FOZZY have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "All That Remains", for a ...

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FOZZY To Make Northwest Live Debut

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, will make their Northwest U.S. live debut on Monday, September 13 at Graceland in Seattle, WA. As previously reported, FOZZY have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "All That Remains", for a fall release through an as-yet-undisclosed ...

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RESISTANCE To Release Full-Length Debut

Southern California's "pure American metal" band RESISTANCE will release their full-length debut, entitled "Lies in Black", on September 11. The quintet, who have previously shared the stage with such bands as EXODUS, AGENT STEEL, HELLOWEEN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, JAG PANZER and PRONG, will hold an official CD-release party on September 11 at Friar Tucks in Pomona, ...

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FOZZY Part Ways With Guitarist

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have parted way with guitarist Ryan "The Kidd" Mallam. "Ryan 'The Kidd' Mallam has officially let the band know that he will be leaving the band to pursue a full time position as a university swimming coach," reads ...

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FOZZY Finish Mastering New CD, JERICHO Covers IRON MAIDEN

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "All That Remains", for a fall release through an as-yet-undisclosed label (the band were previously signed to Megaforce Records). Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Mark ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD: 'Advance And Vanquish' Details Revealed

Roadrunner Records has set a September 28 release date for the new album from Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD, entitled "Advance and Vanquish". Recorded at a Chicago studio with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), the CD was mixed by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH). The band laid down 15 ...

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THE ALTER BOYS: MUSHROOMHEAD Side-Project To Release Debut In Early 2005

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in early August to complete their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in early 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. No further information is ...

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Inferno - MOTÖRHEAD

Dependable as snow in winter, MOTÖRHEAD keeps releasing albums. The band has also stuck to a pretty reliable routine as far as the quality of those albums go, usually putting out one very good disc and then following it up with a mediocre offering. This pattern probably started with 1986's terrific "Orgasmatron" and has been ...

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FOZZY: Upcoming Appearances Detailed

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, will be performing at the New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands Arena parking lot on Friday, June 25 at 10:30 p.m. Jericho and the rest of the band will also be signing autographs from 6 to 8 ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Unleashes New Instrumental CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has just released a new instrumental CD, entitled "Furious George". The album is collection of cover tunes with extensive guitar solos that "will leave his legion of fans pointing and staring as their speakers melt in the guitar fury," according to an official press release. When asked about the album, ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: First Single Available Online

"Open Your Eyes", the first single from ALTER BRIDGE, the band formed by CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, CREED drummer Scott Phillips and exiled CREED bassist Brian Marshall, can currently be previewed in streaming audio at VH1.com. "Open Your Eyes" comes off ALTER BRIDGE's debut album, "One Day Remains", due on August 10 through ...

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Abyss - LIONSHEART

Solid. Sturdy. Workmanlike. These are three adjectives you could apply to many British NWOBHM/melodic rock acts and albums through the ages, and if LIONSHEART frontman Steve Grimmett hasn't hit the heights amidst such a misfiring scene, he's at least spread himself right across it by appearing in demon-obsessed metallers GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, and since the ...

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EDGUY Singer: No Plans To Record Another AVANTASIA CD

Despite the critical and commercial success of the first two AVANTASIA albums, EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has revealed that he has no intentions of recording another CD with his all-star metal side-project. Asked in a fan posting on EDGUY's official web site why he doesn't make more AVANTASIA albums, Sammet replied, "There is so much ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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