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DIAMOND HEAD: U.K. Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have lined up two U.K. dates in March. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 - Mylos - Thessaloniki, GRE Feb. 19 - The Underworld - Athens, GRE Mar. 04 - The Roadhouse – Birmingham, UK Mar. 11 - Marrs Bar ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'WildSide'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda will be in the KNAC.COM studio as the special guest of "WildSide" hostess Diana DeVille on Saturday, January 14. Ojeda will promote and discuss his new solo album, "Axes 2 Axes", for which he recently secured a U.S. release. The CD features guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal ...

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KISS, TWISTED SISTER, DIO Members To Launch 'Icons Of Rock' DVD Series At NAMM

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, TWISTED SISTER axeman Eddie Ojeda, and ex-QUIET RIOT/OZZY OSBOURNE and current DIO bass player Rudy Sarzo will be making signing and performance appearances throughout the NAMM show in Anaheim, California to launch Music Star Productions' "Icons of Rock" instructional DVD series. Kulick will appear to promote the upcoming Music Star ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS Announces Finalists Of 'Unsigned Band' Contest

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the finalists of their "unsigned band" competition which was held last year. More than 1,500 submissions were received, and according to a posting on the label's web site, "especially the packagings were really impressive. [For] that reason, we decided to award the five most innovative packages with a special prize. ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary Nearing Completion

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have issued the following update regarding the project's current status: "In the year since the last news update, we have made giant strides towards completing 'Get Thrashed'. At this point, we ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Schedule Greek Dates

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have lined up the following Greek dates in February: Feb. 18 - Mylos - Thessaloniki, GRE Feb. 19 - The Underworld - Athens, GRE As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD filmed their November 4, 2005 show at the London Astoria for the band's first-ever live DVD, ...

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ACE FREHLEY: Performing With KISS Again 'Could Be Fun'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is currently working on a solo album for a tentative spring release, he revealed during a guest appearance last night (Dec. 23) on the "Merry KISSmass Special" with Eddie Trunk on New York's Q104.3 FM. Around 15 songs are being recorded for the effort (with about 10 expected to make ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 06 - The Boardwalk ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: No Plans To Jump On Metalcore Bandwagon

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter the studio in February with producers Eddie Wohl and Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX) of Scrap 60 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due next spring. "The guys are writing some killer riffs, and I think it's going to be another progression in the evolution of this band," ...

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TWISTED SISTER, SEVEN WITCHES, KING DIAMOND Members To Perform ROCK 4 XMAS Charity Concerts

Terry Ilous (XYZ), Jimmy Bain (DIO, RAINBOW), Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN), Chas West and Tony Catania (BONHAM), Ira Black (VICIOUS RUMORS, METAL CHURCH), Sam McCaslin (MICHAEL SHENKER GROUP), Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER), Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES) and Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) are among the scheduled performers at this weekend's Rock 4 Xmas charity concerts in ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN, Wife Divorcing After 24 Years Of Marriage

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Valerie Bertinelli and her rock star husband, Eddie Van Halen, are divorcing after 24 years of marriage, Bertinelli's publicist confirmed Tuesday. "Yes, that's true. They have been separated for four years and it's amicable," Bertinelli spokeswoman Heidi Schaeffer told The Associated Press. She said the actress would ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Begin Mixing 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Next Week

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, guest vocalist Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary) and bassist Eddie Jackson have completed their parts for QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The band should be in mix mode by December 9 and finished with the entire ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC: Former DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Schedules Hollywood Date

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be performing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on December ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD To Guest On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album?

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site (dated Nov. 19) ...

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THE MERCY CLINIC Open For BLACK LABEL SOCIETY In Los Angeles: Photos Available

THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), made their live debut as the opening act for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton recorded their parts for the group's new album, tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", in August at Synergy Studios in Redmond, WA. Michael Stone cut guitars in a studio in a "secret location" in the Bay Area. Singer Geoff Tate is recording vocals now, and will be joined ...

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