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Reactivated LEEWAY To Record New Live Album

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY are currently negotiating a new licensing deal and are planning on recording a live CD in New York City. The band are currently rehearsing and expect to begin gigging in the next 3-5 months. In other news, LEEWAY frontman Eddie Sutton has been very busy working on a DVD ...

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IRON MAIDEN: NICKO MCBRAIN U.K. Road Show 2005 Announced

Premier Percussion has announced the launch of the 2005 Nicko McBrain Road Shows. The events will take place in September and October in association with some of the top U.K. retailers. Nicko McBrain, IRON MAIDEN's charismatic sticksman for over 20 years, will be showcasing his larger-than-life playing style, as well as discussing his own experiences ...

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RIOT Singer: Rap Is Not Music

In a recent interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe, vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, THE LIZARDS) discussed RIOT's upcoming album, THE LIZARDS' recent tour with hard rock legends UFO, the rumors that he'd quit RIOT, as well as the differences between European and American audiences. DiMeo also offered his opinion on the state ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist's Solo Debut Gets A Release Date

Greece's Black Lotus Records has set an October 24, 2005 European release date (January 2006 in the U.S.) for the debut solo album from TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda, entitled "Axes 2 Axes". The CD will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager Comments On OZZFEST's 'Disgusting' And 'Unprofessional' Behavior

IRON MAIDEN's manager, Rod Smallwood of Sanctuary Artist Management, has issued the following statement regarding the band's final Ozzfest performance this past weekend in Devore, CA: "MAIDEN are currently returning from America and preparing for U.K. festivals this weekend and don't wish to waste time giving Sharon Osbourne's statement the dignity of a reply. Considering ...

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OZZFEST, Hang Your Head In Shame: The Backstage Perspective

The manager of a well-known heavy metal band (*NOT* IRON MAIDEN) who attended this past weekend's Ozzfest show at the Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California has submitted the following first-hand account of the evening that will surely go down as one of the most shameful moments in recent rock history (NOTE: at his request, the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Pelted With Eggs During OZZFEST; SHARON OSBOURNE Calls BRUCE DICKINSON A 'Prick'

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received a number of e-mails regarding last night's (August 20) Ozzfest concert in Devore (near San Bernardino), California, which reportedly included an on-stage appearance following IRON MAIDEN's set by Sharon Osbourne during which she called MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson a "prick." The following report was submitted by David Priest, editor-in-chief of

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IRON MAIDEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures ...

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JIMI HENDRIX: Complete WOODSTOCK Set Heads To DVD

Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that Jimi Hendrix's closing performance at Woodstock on Aug. 18, 1969 will be commercially available in its entirety on Sept. 13, when Universal Music and Experience Hendrix release the DVD "Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock". The double-disc set captures one of Hendrix's only performances with an ...

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'Tommy Lee Goes To College' Inside Scoop: Producer, TOMMY's Roommate And Tutor Interviewed

PR.com's Senior Editor Allison Kugel recently got the inside scoop on MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's reality show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", in a sit-down with: "College" Director and Executive Producer Eddie October, Tommy Lee's college roommate, Matt Ellis, and Tommy's "hot" chemistry tutor, Natalie Riedmann. Premiering August 16, 2005 on NBC with two ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'Record Deal Is Imminent'

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site: "All of the tour edition copies of [the new album] 'All Will Be Revealed' have now sold out. The good news is that a record deal is imminent that will see a full commercial release ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says VAN HALEN Could Have Finished A New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: VAN HALEN recorded three new songs for last year's greatest hits collection, "The Best of Both Worlds", but frontman Sammy Hagar says the group could have finished a whole album. Hagar told Launch that the hang-up was guitarist Edward Van Halen, who simply took too long to record his parts. "We ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Used To Be A Great Guy'

Launch Radio Networks reports: After spending most of 2004 back with VAN HALEN, Sammy Hagar says he's in no hurry to do it again. The group did tour North America and record three new songs for a greatest hits album, but Hagar told Launch that what he once called a "continuation" has reached its conclusion ...

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