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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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W.A.S.P. 'Rockumentary' Airing On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

A 50+ minute interview with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has been posted online at Norway's Metal Express Radio. During the interview, Blackie talks about how this storied band formed, provides insights about each album, discusses an upcoming anthology release, and shares his thoughts on various other topics, including the 9/11 Twin Tower tragedy in New ...

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W.A.S.P.: 'Neon God Part 2' Due Later This Month

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless is quite possibly the busiest man in hard rock currently. Having just completed a nationwide and European tour in support of the first act of the band's 2004 two-part conceptual opus, "The Neon God", W.A.S.P. is planning yet another run around the world to support the forthcoming conclusion of said epic, ...

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W.A.S.P. Cancel Pittsburgh Concert, BLACKIE LAWLESS Suffering From 'Pneumonia'

W.A.S.P. have cancelled their scheduled appearance at the Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA Thursday night (August 12), according to a venue representative who spoke to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The show was called off because the group's lead singer, Blackie Lawless, is "very ill" with "pneumonia," the representative said. The Pittsburgh no-show marks the fourth cancellation in ...

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W.A.S.P. To Return To The U.K. In November

Various U.K. online ticket vendors, including Ticketmaster.co.uk and SeeTickets.co.uk are offering tickets to W.A.S.P. shows in November. Although unconfirmed by Waspnation.com, the official site of Blackie Lawless' shock-rockers, it appears that W.A.S.P. will be returning to the London Astoria on November 5, while Nottingham Rock City will also feature on the tour. Rumors suggested they ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS Says He's Not Trying To Be Shocking

ARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer interviewed Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. for Denmark's Antenna magazine (formerly Metal Reference) when the American shock rockers paid Copenhagen a visit in order to promote their new album, "The Neon God". What follows are several excerpts from the interview: Antenna: Drummer Frankie Banali keeps coming and going, and what's ...

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W.A.S.P. Live In Finland: Photos Available

Photos of W.A.S.P. performing live at the Pakkahuone venue in Tampere, Finland Monday night (May 24) have been posted online at this location. According to the photographer, Timo Isoaho of Sonera Plaza, "[Mainman] Blackie [Lawless] got some medication Monday afternoon before the show [to treat an allergic reaction that caused them to cancel ...

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W.A.S.P.: BLACKIE LAWLESS Taken Ill, Band Cancel Finnish Gig

W.A.S.P. have cancelled tonight's show (May 23) in Finland after mainman Blackie Lawless was taken ill. The group's previously announced gig at Helsinki's Tavastia was called off because Blackie came down with some type of "allergic reaction," according to a statement released by the Tavastia club. It is not presently clear if any additional dates ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA To Support W.A.S.P.

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced three dates with W.A.S.P. in July/August. Belladonna will be supporting Blackie Lawless and co. at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 31, at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on Aug. 6 and at The Quest in Minneapolis, MN on Aug. 24. Upcoming Joey Belladonna tour ...

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W.A.S.P.: Drummer STET HOWLAND Rejoins The Fold

Drummer Stet Howland has officially rejoined W.A.S.P. Howland's first appearance back with the group will take place early next month when the band launch the European headlining tour to promote their brand-new CD, "The Neon God: Part One – The Rise" CD, out now on Sanctuary Records. When contacted by Blackie Lawless a few weeks ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce U.K. Dates

W.A.S.P. have announced six confirmed dates in the U.K. as part of their 2004 "Neon God" European tour. They are as follows: May 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage May 05 – Manchester, UK @ MDH May 06 – Bradford, UK @ Rio's May 07 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall May 08 – Nottingham, ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Major 2-Part Conceptual Album for 2004

W.A.S.P. have resurfaced after a near-year of silence to announce the first details of their highly-anticipated dual album releases, slated for 2004 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. Although early reports suggested that the new albums were to be released this October, the complexity of the as-yet-untitled project did not adhere to the original plan. Once again recorded ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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