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MISFITS Go Back In Time

MISFITS will release "Misfits Project 1950" on July 28 through Misfits Records in association with Rykodisc. Founding member Jerry Only has recruited Marky Ramone and former BLACK FLAG guitarist Dez Cadena on an album full of classic 1950s hits, including "Donna" by Richie Valens. 1960's pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector known for the classic hits "Be ...

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AMARAN Filming Video Clip For 'Inflict'

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, are in the process of filming a video for the track "Inflict", taken the group's forthcoming second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains 13 new songs that the ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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DIO: 'Sacred Heart' Concert Video To Be Issued On DVD

DIO's "Sacred Heart" concert video from 1986 is scheduled to be reissued on DVD later this year through Warner Strategic Marketing. Featured on the disc will be bonus footage including interviews with current band members Ronnie James Dio, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright and Jimmy Bain. The band will reportedly discuss the "Sacred Heart" tour, the ...

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MONTROSE To Reunite For Three Shows In August

The original MONTROSERonnie Montrose (guitar), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass), and Denny Carmassi (drums) — will reunite for the first time in 25 years for three exclusive performances in late August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino On Sale 5/9 Aug. 22 - ...

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AMARAN: New Song Available For Download

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have posted a new track, titled "Atropine", at this location (encoded at 128 kbps). "Atropine" comes off the group's second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains ...

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DIO Confirms GOLDY On Board For The Long Term

This week on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", Ronnie James Dio confirmed that Craig Goldy will in fact replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for "Magica" Parts II and III, according to Electric Basement. Dio also suggested that he has a huge archive of clips from his career ...

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RIKI RACHTMAN To Return To 'Headbanger's Ball'

Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman will be co-hosting the June 14 edition of the resurrected show with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. "This is my first time hosting the show since its demise in 1995," Rachtman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I never taped a final show so I'm looking at this one as my final show. ...

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LION'S SHARE Acquire New Vocalist

LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss is currently composing material for the band's fifth studio album with an as-yet-undisclosed new "killer" vocalist "in the Ronnie James Dio/Tony Martin vein. A tentative fall 2004 release is expected. Among the titles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are "Nomad", "Face To Face" and "Finger Of God". LION'S ...

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AMARAN Recruit New Bassist

Sweden's AMARAN, the band featuring former members of MOURNING SIGN, have recruited JULIE LAUGHS NO MORE drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl as their new bassist. Bergerståhl replaces Mikael Andersson, who left the group earlier in the month due to "lack of motivation." AMARAN recently completed work on their second album, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through ...

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TNT Comment On Reunion, Upcoming Plans

Reunited hard rockers TNT, whose recently-released "Best Of" collection, titled "The Big Bang — The Essential Collection" (Universal), was just certified gold in Norway, have commented on the band's reformation and upcoming album, tentatively due in September through MTM Music. Tony Harnell (vocals): "It feels great to be back writing with Ronni and recording with ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Posted Online

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Leave This World", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", ...

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THE ALMIGHTY Members Launch New Project

THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Nick Parsons and bass player Gav Gray have teamed up with drummer Ronnie McLean in a new band called RUNT. The group, who are currently unsigned, have been gigging in their hometown of Newcastle, England and have a demo available for sale. Photos taken at a recent RUNT gig can be viewed ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Confirms Departure From DIO

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has officially confirmed his departure from DIO in order to join WHITESNAKE as a full-time member. In a posting on his official web site, Doug writes, "As you know, I won't be seeing you this summer with Ronnie. But the best is I will be seeing you with WHITESNAKE. We are putting ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Cryptic King", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", tentatively ...

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RATT Guitarist Joins DIO!

RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini has officially joined DIO as the band's new touring guitarist. Warren replaces Doug Aldrich, who has spent the past few months touring with the reunited WHITESNAKE. DeMartini's first appearance with DIO will take place as part of the group's upcoming North American tour with IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD, which is set ...

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BITCH To Play Hollywood This Weekend

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, will be playing a live show at The Cat Club (located next door to The Whisky A Go Go) on Saturday, April 26 at 11:30 p.m. "It has only been a couple of weeks since we played our last gig," Betsy said in an official ...

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DIO: Anthology Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing has been released for "Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning singer Ronnie James Dio's entire career as a Warner Bros. Records recording artist. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Support RONNIE MONTROSE

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Double-CD Anthology On The Way

"Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning Ronnie James Dio's entire career, is scheduled for release on May 27 through Warner Bros./ Rhino Records. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up And Shout" arrives augmented ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says He's 'Not Sure' About His Future With DIO

During an AOL chat conducted last night (Feb. 17), WHITESNAKE/DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich alluded to a possible scheduling conflict between his upcoming WHITESNAKE touring activities and the songwriting sessions for the next DIO album, potentially jeopardizing his status in the latter band. "Ronnie [James Dio] is at the moment working on the story for the ...

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DOUG ALDRICH: I Am Not Leaving DIO For WHITESNAKE

Despite the fact that he has agreed to join the reunited WHITESNAKE for their upcoming tour, DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich claims that he has no intentions of leaving his current gig. "I've been asked to join WHITESNAKE for their upcoming tour, and I hope I will be able to see some of [the fans] at ...

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HELLION In Writing Mode

HELLION's new album, "Will Not Go Quietly", has not yet been released (it is due on Jan. 27 via Massacre), but the group have already commenced the songwriting process for its follow-up. "The band is about 1/2 done with the writing for yet another new album," frontwoman Ann Boleyn wrote on the band's official web ...

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MISFITS To Embark On 25th Anniversary European Tour

MISFITS have announced the details of their 25th Anniversary European tour, set to kick off on Jan. 22 in Barcelona, Spain. The "all-star" lineup of Jerry Only, Marky Ramone (THE RAMONES) and Dez Cadena (BLACK FLAG) will be showcasing a full set of MISFITS classics past and present as well as select classics from THE ...

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BROWN Prepare New CD, Live Dates

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, will spring back into action in April with the announcement of upcoming live dates and "some new releases," the details of which have yet to be divulged. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (C.O.C., DAG, CRY ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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