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Norwegian Politicians Vs. W.A.S.P.

On September 18, Los Angeles-based shock-rockers W.A.S.P. are scheduled to play a headlining concert at the Kvarteret venue in Bergen, Norway. Local politicians are now launching an attack on the heavy metal band's stage show and are urging the local promoter to cancel the concert. According to iBergen.no, W.A.S.P.'s stage show includes a simulation of ...

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FOZZY Frontman To Sing On FOX's 'Celebrity Duets'

FOZZY frontman and former WWE star Chris Jericho will be taking part in "Celebrity Duets" — an unscripted series that pairs singing stars with celebrities outside the music industry to make "beautiful music" together. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a ...

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W.A.S.P.: European Tour Dates Announced

W.A.S.P. has announced the following European dates in the fall: Sep. 06 - Bulgaria - Kavarna - Kaliakra Stadium Sep. 10 - France - Raims - Raims Fest Sep. 12 - UK - Dudley - JB's Sep. 13 - UK - Woughton - Woughton Center Sep. 14 - UK - Bristol - Bierkeller Sep. 15 ...

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W.A.S.P.: Rescheduled Greek Date To Take Place In October

Greek concert promoters DiDi Music have issued a press release announcing a rescheduled W.A.S.P. show on October 13 at the Gagarin 205 club in Athens. W.A.S.P. canceled their previously announced appearance at this year's Rockwave Festival (July 12) in Greece after frontman Blackie Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading ...

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W.A.S.P. Explain European Tour Cancellation

W.A.S.P. manager Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "W.A.S.P. regrets to announce the postponement of the upcoming European festivals in July. While doing a routine physical, singer Blackie Lawless was diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart [W.A.S.P.'s management stresses that Blackie **DID ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Found 'Not Guilty' In Arizona Assault Case

W.A.S.P. manager Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "[W.A.S.P. mainman] Blackie Lawless was found not guilty by the Scottsdale Arizona Court in the ongoing assault case against him dating back to August of 2005 [NOTE: Lawless was accused of kicking a security guard during a concert in Scottsadale, Arizona ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Drummer LARRY HOWE Joins W.A.S.P.

VICIOUS RUMORS drummer Larry Howe has joined W.A.S.P. as the replacement for Stet Howland. "[Larry] auditioned a few weeks ago and Blackie [Lawless, W.A.S.P. mainman] called him back and told him he had the gig," VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr said. "He flies to Los Angeles this weekend to start work with the band for ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Reflects On W.A.S.P. Tour

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, we're back from this amazing W.A.S.P. tour. Without a doubt, it was killer. We made so many new friends. To all of you, thanks for everything and we'll see ya soon! "I wanted to make a post earlier, ...

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W.A.S.P. To Begin Recording New Album In April

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has told Tom Lounges of the NWITimes.com that he will start recording the group's next, as-yet-untitled album in the beginning of April, with a target release date in September via his current label Sanctuary Records. While a lion's share of the set list on W.A.S.P.'s current tour is comprised ...

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Drummer STET HOWLAND Quits W.A.S.P.

Drummer Stet Howland has announced his departure from W.A.S.P.. I na posting on the band's official web site, Howland wrote, "I appreciate the kind words and I am sorry if some of you are sad about my departure. Out of respect to the band and the upcoming tour, I didn't send out a press release ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH Members To Guest On STONER KINGS Album

Finland's STONER KINGS are set to release their sophomore effort, entitled "Fuck the World", on March 1. After persevering through line-up changes, near break-up, considerable backlash by certain members of the metal and rock community, including the changing of the tides within the music industry and even being dropped from their former label Massacre Records, ...

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BENEDICTUM Announce U.S. And European Release Dates For 'Uncreation'

Locomotive Records has announced a March 6 U.S. release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, CA-based power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring powerhouse vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright. The European release has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled ...

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BENEDICTUM: Debut Album Due In January

Locomotive Records have announced a January 20, 2006 release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, California epic power metal band BENEDICTUM, postponing an earlier release that had been set for October 17. "While we were all really looking forward to having 'Uncreation' in stores this year rather than next this move is ...

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W.A.S.P. To Embark On Halloween East Coast Tour

W.A.S.P. have announced plans to embark on a short Halloween tour between mid-October and November 6. "The American Metal Blast [trek] was great, but now it's time to do some dates on our own before the members take some time to do other things," states the band's tour manager, Daniel Stanton. "[W.A.S.P. mainman] Blackie [Lawless] ...

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Renowned Cover Artist Remembers VOIVOD's PIGGY

Renowned album-cover artist Ioannis (FATES WARNING, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DREAM THEATER, UFO, KING CRIMSON) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "In the early summer of 1989 on my second job for Mechanic Records after finishing DREAM THEATER I flew up to Montreal to meet four ...

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BENEDICTUM Complete Work On Debut Album

San Diego, CA epic power metal band BENEDICTUM have finished mixing their debut album, "Uncreation", for a late October release via Locomotive Music. The album was produced by Jeff Pilson (ex-DIO, DOKKEN) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, with artwork supplied by Romanian-born artist Mircea ...

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L.A. GUNS Drummer: 'We Are Really Gypsies'

Deb Rao of Glam-Metal.com recently conducted an interview with L.A. GUNS drummer Steve Riley. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Glam-Metal.com: What do you attribute to L.A. GUNS' longevity? You guys have been together almost 20 years now. Steve Riley: "I really believe Phil Lewis and myself, we are lifers. Before ...

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W.A.S.P. To Play 'Greatest Hits' Set On AMERICAN METAL BLAST 2005 Tour

In the annals of rock 'n' roll, few theatrical stage shows have shocked, horrified and entertained America as much as W.A.S.P.'s did on the Los Angeles-based band's 1983-84 debut tour. Now, W.A.S.P. is resurrecting this not-for-the-faint-of-heart spectacle of blood and gore for the first-ever American Metal Blast 2005 tour. This uncontrollable onslaught, with W.A.S.P. planning ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Announces His Departure From CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Drummer Stet Howland (W.A.S.P., RUN21, BLACKFOOT, BELLADONNA, KILLING MACHINE) has announced his departure from the New York-based hard rock band CARNIVAL OF SOULS. Stet's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "During the latter part of this year's second W.A.S.P. world tour, it became clear that without a firm CARNIVAL OF SOULS schedule or ...

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