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VADER: 'Night Of The Apocalypse' DVD Out Now

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "The second DVD of VADER, entitled 'Night Of The Apocalypse', has been released a few days ago. It's a REAL DVD consisted of a few professionaly shot gigs. There's no place for any excesses and amateur takes- only the highest ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: I'll Break SIMON COWELL's Nose

Fiona Cummins of Mirror.co.uk is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have launched a fierce attack on her fellow "X Factor" presenter Simon Cowell. Sharon, who has accused Cowell of rigging the result of the hit ITV talent show, said: "Ozzy warned me at the beginning 'You're not going to win'. "Even if I had ...

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TOMMY LEE Lines Up TV Appearances To Promote Autobiography

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has lined up the following TV appearances during the coming weeks: Friday, October 22: 10:00 PM "20/20" on ABC Friday, October 22: 11:30 PM "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS Monday, October 25: 7:00 AM "Good Morning America" on ABC Monday, October 25: 9:00 PM "Larry King Live" on ...

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Report: KISS' Atlanta Concert Was Less Than 25 Percent Full

Hits Daily Double reports: "How bad was this summer’s touring season? At an Aug. 4 at an Atlanta amphitheatre that seats 18,389, veteran rockers KISS — used to doing big business — sold only 4,345 tickets, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of what observers are calling 'one of the slowest summers ever.' Despite ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a guest on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Friday, October 22. Lee is expected to talk about his biography, "Tommyland", due on October 19 through Atria Books (the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster) and his upcoming reality series centered on his enrollment in college. ...

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QUIET RIOT Return With New Lineup, Live CD

QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their chart-topping album "Metal Health", are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow and powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Tommyland' Book-Signing Dates Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be hitting bookstores across the U.S. on a tour in support of his biography "Tommyland". Lee will be signing copies of the book beginning October 23 at the RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 23, 2004 - 2:00 p.m. RJ ...

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GENE SIMMONS Comments On SPACESHIPONE Launch

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "Woke up at 2:30 am Monday morning, drove out to the Mojave desert to be a guest at an historic event. Was invited to attend the fantastic second launch of SpaceshipOne by Bob Lorsh. This is the commercial venture that successfully went ...

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Former AC/DC Singer To Release New Solo Album

Former AC/DC singer Dave Evans will be releasing a new solo album, entitled "Sinner", on October 25. Evans, who reportedly recorded the CD in Newcastle, Australia, is joined on the album by former RABBIT bandmembers Mark Tinson and David Hinds. The rest of the group are said to be "some of Newcastle's finest players" — ...

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New DEREK SHERINIAN Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By ZAKK WYLDE, JOHN SYKES

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will release his fourth solo album, "Mythology", on November 9 via InsideOut Music. Special guests include Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, John Sykes, Tony Franklin, Marco Mendoza, Brian Tichy, and Jerry Goodman. "Mythology" track listing: 01. Day of the Dead (mp3 ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Executive-Produce New Cable TV Project

Sharon Osbourne, wife and manager of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, has posted the following message on her web site: "Hello everyone! "I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued love and support over the past couple of years especially with my most recent endeavor, 'The Sharon Osbourne ...

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TOMMY LEE To Embark On Book-Signing Tour

MTV.com reports: In what is sure to be the literary event of the year, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be hitting bookstores across the U.S. on a tour in support of his biography "Tommyland". Lee will be signing copies of the book on the nine-day tour beginning October 25 at the Rockefeller Center ...

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GHOULUNATICS Hard At Work On 10th Anniversary DVD

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS are "almost done" with the video for the track "Grave Concern", according to a posting on the group's web site. "Our friend Benoit Nantel is hard at work and we should have the video on the website before we leave for Germany on Oct 2nd," the band write. "We'll be sending ...

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TOMMY LEE Performs In Ibiza: Photos Available

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's recently made an exclusive drumming/DJing appearance at Pacha in Ibiza, Spain. Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, Lee's upcoming tell-all, "TommyLand", is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 320-page book, which was originally ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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TOMMY LEE To Discuss PAMELA, Child Drowning In Upcoming Tell-All

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has details behind former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's tell-all "TommyLand" (cover), which is scheduled for release next month. Among the topics Lee tackles is his long running on-again, off-again relationship with Pamela Anderson, including the famous sex video they made, which later became public. He also addresses the ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Tommyland' Book Cover Posted Online

Click here to check out the cover of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's long-awaited autobiography, "Tommyland". As previously reported, "Tommyland" is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 320-page book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches" (and later ...

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RAMONES: 'Raw' DVD Details Revealed

ABC ePrep is reporting that the surviving members of the RAMONES have released additional details on the band's first DVD, "Ramones Raw", which will be released on September 28 via Image Entertainment. The disc will feature appearances by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Bono, Drew Barrymore, and Carly Simon, as well as footage of DOORS guitarist ...

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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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