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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist On His Departure: 'I Felt Like It Was Time To Go Out On My Own'

W.A.S.P. fan site WASParmy.com recently conducted an interview with ex-W.A.S.P. and current FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Darrell Roberts. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: WASParmy.com: Talk a little bit about your decision to leave W.A.S.P. and subsequently to join 5FDP (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH). Darrell: Blackie and I both ...

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W.A.S.P. Mainman Shoots Down 'Death' Reports

As reports continue to surface on this ludicrous bad joke, Coallier Entertainment's Daniel Stanton, manager for W.A.S.P., has released the following statement from Blackie Lawless: "If I died, I wish someone would have had the common decency to let me know. Besides, a car crash is way too mundane. I would have opted ...

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W.A.S.P.: Live Recording Of New Song Available

A live recording of the new W.A.S.P. song "Mercy", taped during the band's appearance in Bulgaria earlier in the month, has been made available for download via the band's official forum at www.waspnation.com (free registration required). "Mercy" is expected to be included W.A.S.P.'s new album, "Dominator", tentatively due before the end of the ...

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W.A.S.P.: New Live Photos Posted Online

W.A.S.P. fan site WASParmy.com has posted more than 120 live photos, reviews and video clips of W.A.S.P.'s two U.K. performances on September 12 at Dudley JB's and on September 13 at The Pitz in Milton Keynes. Check them out at this location. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported on Sept. 12, W.A.S.P. is rumored to have ...

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W.A.S.P.: New Album Title Revealed?

W.A.S.P. is rumored to have set "Dominator" as the title of its new CD, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band is said to be previewing one new track (apparently titled "Mercy") during its current European tour, although this information has not yet been officially confirmed by the band or its management. ...

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W.A.S.P.: More Russian Tour Dates Announced

W.A.S.P. has announced more details about its upcoming appearances in Russia, which will take place in November. The details are as follows: Nov. 09 - Kiev, RUS @ TBA Nov. 10 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Port Club Nov. 11 - Moscow, RUS @ DKG Nov. 12 - Moscow, RUS @ TBA (second show) Nov. ...

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BENEDICTUM To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault'

San Diego, CA power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, will be making an 11:30 a.m. PST in-studio appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault", hosted by DJ Will, on Sunday, August 27. BENEDICTIUM, who were recently nominated in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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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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