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QUEENSRŸCHE: Live Recordings Of New Songs Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE have uploaded "bootleg"-quality live recordings of two tracks slated to appear on their upcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Check out the songs "Hostage" and "I'm American" at Queensryche.com. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Sign With RHINO RECORDS

QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the release of their new album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The follow-up to 2003's "Tribe" is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2006. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater to ...

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LINKIN PARK Added To LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

LINKIN PARK have joined the lineup of artists that will play Live 8 concerts on July 2 that will be broadcast on AolMusic.com. LINKIN PARK will play the U.S. Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. They join dozens of other top artists — some of the biggest names in music — who will be performing all ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'Mindcrime II' Will Be Musically Light Years Away From Original

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Patriot-News about the group's forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the "Mindcrime"'s biting commentaries about quasi-pious religious figures and power-hungry politicians being even more meaningful now ...

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STAIND Singer AARON LEWIS Is A Second-Time Dad

The Associated Press is reporting that STAIND singer Aaron Lewis is a dad again. His wife, Vanessa, gave birth to the couple's second daughter, Nyla Rae, in North Hampton, N.H., on Thursday (June 10), Lewis' publicist said. Both mother and daughter are reported doing well. There were no other details. Their daughter, Zoe Jane, is ...

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GOREFEST To Enter Studio Next Month

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have posted the following update on their official web site: "Next month, July 2005 and part of August, we will camp down at the Excess studio in Rotterdam with engineer Hans Pieters to record our fifth studio album. We have about 15 songs to record, of which we will pick about ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Is 'A Very Long Record'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to the Hershey Chronicle about the group's tour with JUDAS PRIEST and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On reasons ...

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STAIND Guitarist Talks About Recording Process For 'Chapter V'

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND's new single, "Right Here", could very well refer to the band's method of recording its upcoming album, "Chapter V". The New England-based group worked in a studio close to the members' homes and even in its rehearsal space. Guitarist Mike Mushok told Launch that working that way was a positive ...

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TOMMY LEE's New Single To Be Distributed By PROMO ONLY MPE

Leading digital distribution service Promo Only MPE and technology partner Destiny Media Technologies announced today that famed rocker and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, Tommy Lee, has requested "Tryin To Be Me", the new single off his album "Tommy Lee Presents: Tommyland The Ride", be distributed exclusively through the Promo Only MPE system. Tommy Lee is currently ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fantastic Four' Soundtrack Gets A Release Date

In addition to the new VELVET REVOLVER track entitled "Come On Come In", the upcoming "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 on Wind-Up Records, will also include the solo debut of former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody, according to RollingStone.com. Moody's "Everything Burns", a duet with singer Anastacia, is the album's first single — and the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2005 Headlining Tour Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the details of their fall 2005 North American headlining tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Royal Theater – Victoria, B.C., Canada Sep. 14 - Vancouver PAC – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Sep. 16 - Sport Mart Place – Kamloops, Canada Sep. 17 - PG Civic Center - Prince ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Kick Off U.S. Tour: Setlist Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST kicked off the North American leg of their world tour on Monday (May 30) at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Hellion/Electric Eye 02. Metal Gods 03. Riding on the Wind 04. Touch of Evil 05. Judas Rising 06. Revolution 07. Breaking the Law ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'The Door Is Officially Closed' On CHRIS DEGARMO's Return To Band

On the eve of QUEENSRŸCHE's U.S. tour in support of JUDAS PRIEST, vocalist Geoff Tate called into "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss the tour and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", among other ...

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The Now And The Future Of NASUM

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Many things have happened since the identification of Mieszko's [Talarczyk, NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami] body on February 17, 2005, the day we closed down Nasum.com. I wrote, 'You know why' on the page that met the ...

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Services For Former HEATHEN Bassist To Be Held Early Next Week

A public memorial service for former HEATHEN bassist Michael "Yaz" Wayne Jastremski will be held on Monday, May 30 at: Chapel of the Valley 20359 Lake Cabot Road Castro Valley, CA 94546 510-581-0900 Schedule and events: Monday, May 30: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Open walking in viewing, pay final respects, tribute (from pub owner ...

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Former HEATHEN Bassist Died Trying To 'Get Clean'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have issued an official statement regarding the tragic passing of their former bassist Mike "Yaz" Jastremski. The statement reads as follows: "We are numb and deeply saddened by the death of our brother Mike 'Yaz' Jastremski, who passed on May 23, 2005 [at the age of 42] of a ...

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HEATHEN: 'We Are Stunned By Passing Of Our Metal Brother'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have issued a short statement regarding the passing of their former bassist Mike "Yaz" Jastremski. The statement reads as follows: "We are truly stunned by the news of the passing of our metal brother Mike 'Yaz' Jastremski. He passed on this morning [May 23]. We will all miss him ...

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Former HEATHEN Bassist MIKE 'YAZ' JASTREMSKI Passes Away

Former HEATHEN bassist Mike "Yaz" Jastremski passed away this morning (May 23). No further information is currently available. Jastremski performed on HEATHEN's classic 1987 debut "Breaking the Silence" before leaving the group a short time later to form PIGS. He eventually rejoined HEATHEN in time for their appearance at the August 2001 Thrash of the ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Redesigns, Relaunches Web Site

Axis of Justice, the non-profit, grassroots, pro-social justice organization formed by Tom Morello (AUDIOSLAVE) and Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), has redesigned and launched its new web site, AxisOfJustice.org. The relaunched site offers practical information to further AOJ's mission — bringing together musicians, fans of music, and grass-roots political organizations to fight ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Discusses 'Operation: Mindcrime II': Audio Available

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on Spokane's Rock 94.5. Tate spoke extensively about about the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Download an MP3 of the interview at this location (5.3 MB). As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped ...

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