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IRON MAIDEN: Eddie Rips Up The World

According to a posting at the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN's upcoming tour will likely be called "Eddie Rips Up The World Tour", based on the various posters appearing for the already-announced dates. The trek will apparently comprise between 20 and 25 shows. It is unknown if this number represents the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Early Years' Auction To Begin This Weekend

Handwritten lyrics (by Nikki Sixx) for every song on MÖTLEY CRÜE's first album, "Too Fast for Love", an original concert poster from their first every show at The Starwood in Los Angeles (April, 1981), the master VHS 1981 promo video, a number of 7" promo singles (signed by all original band members). These rare, authentic, ...

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COLD Announce New Album Title

COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Back in April, COLD parted ways with guitarist Kelly ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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TOMMY LEE Goes To Nebraska

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly been accepted by a Lincoln, NE university, where he will shortly begin filming his reality series centered on his enrollment in college. Lee is set to arrive in Lincoln in two weeks and shooting will last for five weeks, according to a local media report (presumably with ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Somewhere In Time' HeadKnocker Due Next Year

According to a posting on NECA's (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) official web site, the 18-inch IRON MAIDEN "Somewhere in Time" Eddie HeadKnocker is set to be released sometime next year. The HeadKnocker is based on the "Somewhere In Time" artwork and will feature a light-up cyborg eye along with motion-activated movement that will ...

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VAN HALEN To Record New Studio Album?

According to a posting at MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen told radio station Q95 (Indianapolis) earlier this week that tentative plans exist for the group to record a new studio album in the near future. Current VAN HALEN rumors suggest a slew of tour dates outside the USA for 2005, including ...

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JOHNNY RAMONE Dies At 55

Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band THE RAMONES, has died at the age of 55. Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, said the band's longtime artistic director Arturo ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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McFarlane Toys' MÖTLEY CRÜE Box Set To Retail For $50-$60

McFarlane Toys have officially announced the action figure box set release of the wildest rock band of the 1980s, MÖTLEY CRÜE. Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars are featured in the set based on their "Shout at the Devil" album. Under a license from Signatures Network, the MÖTLEY CRÜE action figure box ...

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RAMONES Book-Signing Session Scheduled For This Weekend

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy ...

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VAN HALEN Add Canadian Tour Dates

VAN HALEN have added the following dates to their tour schedule: Oct. 19 - Portland, OR @ TBA Oct. 22 - Seattle, WA @ TBA Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Oct. 25 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB @ TBA Oct. 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ TBA Oct. 30 ...

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VAN HALEN To Appear On CNN Headline News

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen will be interviewed on CNN Headline News on Sunday, September 5. Watch for teasers to start showing up on CNN affiliates on Friday, September 3. In other news, VAN HALEN's webmaster has confirmed that Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen will **NOT** ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Action-Figure 'Boxed Set' Due In November

McFarlane Toys will be releasing a MÖTLEY CRÜE action-figure "Deluxe Boxed Set" in November 2004. Several photos of the CRÜE toys can be viewed at this location. The brainchild of Grammy- and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn and founder of Spawn.com), Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including ...

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FOZZY: 'Red Tape' Forces Album Delay

FOZZY webmaster Eddie DiBergi has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi everyone, just wanted to pass along an update to let you know what's going on with the new album. As we've mentioned before the album has been completed and was mastered (finalized sonically) on July 28th, 2004. So, in ...

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TOMMY LEE To Star In New Reality TV Series

The Futon Critic is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be the focus of NBC TV's latest reality entry, a half-hour unscripted comedy in which Lee will enroll in college with cameras following his every move (as first reported here on August 22). Eddie October ("Bands Reunited", "Wanda Does It") ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have amicably parted ways with singer Sean Harris due to musical differences. A replacement singer has already been acquired in the shape of Nick Tart. "Nick has re-energized the band with his phenomenal voice and fresh songwriting input," reads an official press release. A ...

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