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BLACK SABBATH Book Details 18-Year Period Before Reunion With OZZY

Zonda Books has just published Garry Sharpe-Young's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath", a 442-page "definitive account" of BLACK SABBATH's 1979-1997 period before the band's reunion with singer Ozzy Osbourne. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath" reforges the author's two previous landmark tomes "Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne ...

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Ex-GILLAN Guitarist BERNIE TORME To Tour U.S. This Fall

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), featuring Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), will be embaking on a U.S. tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK ...

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METAL MIRROR: NWOBHM Legend Returns As An All-Star Band

METAL MIRROR, the legendary band of the British heavy metal underground, have rerformed. The group will shortly publish a previously unreleased live album (recorded in 1981 in London) featuring the original lineup, including the late great Chris Haggerty, who sadly passed away in 2004. METAL MIRROR are currently working on material for a new studio ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

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GENE SIMMONS Developing Yet Another TV Show

Madison Road Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, has announced it has signed an agreement with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to produce a new TV show called "Baby 101". Madison Road Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based branded entertainment studio serving the broadcast television and advertising industries. The company's primary function is to develop and exploit ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Signature Model Guitar To Be Unveiled At NAMM

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will be signing autographs at the Bernie Rico Jr Guitars exhibit booth #5250 at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention on Saturday, January 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Bernie Rico Jr will also be unveiling Gary Holt's signature model guitar at the event, which ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN PAICE Reunites With Former WHITESNAKE Members

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice performed with is band IAN PAICE AND FRIENDS at Reading's Rivermead Leisure Centre in the U.K. on Friday, January 13. The event was promoted by DrumWright, whose Managing Director Chris Wright explains, "Over the years we have run many events for drummers where top players demonstrate their skills, offer technical ...

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Metal Cover Artist ANDREAS MARSCHALL Speaks

RUNNING WILD's official web site has published an interview with renowned album cover artist Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: RW.net: The cover artwork for the new BLIND GUARDIAN single, which was created by Anthony Clarkson, looks like a copy of your artworks ...

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M3: Acoustic Version Of WHITESNAKE's 'Here I Go Again' Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have uploaded a video of Marsden singing an acoustic version of the WHITESNAKE ...

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SADISTIC INTENT Schedule L.A. Date, Explain Recording Delay

Long-running Southern Californian death metal band SADISTIC INTENT will be performing live at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, December 2. Also appearing on the bill will be MORTICIAN and HIRAX. In other news, SADISTIC INTENT have posted the following update on their official web site: "To those of you who have ...

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M3: 'Classic WHITESNAKE' Tribute Band Announces U.K. Dates

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 13 - Mean Fiddler ...

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ALIEN: 'Dark Eyes' Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the details surrounding the highly anticipated comeback of Swedish AOR masters ALIEN. Their long-overdue new album, "Dark Eyes", will be released on Frontiers Records in Europe on October 24, 2005 with a Japanese release to happen on Marquee/Avalon. "Dark Eyes" track listing: 01. Dark Eyes 02. Don't Go Away 03. Oh ...

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ALIEN Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS; New Album Due In The Fall

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of the freshly reunited Swedish band ALIEN for the release of their brand new album, entitled "Dark Eyes". Comprising 11 tracks touching on the great themes of rock 'n' roll (love, loss, hope and despair), "Dark Eyes" revisits the classic ALIEN sound and adds over a decade more of ...

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AGENT STEEL Film Hollywood Show For Possible Release

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Thanks to all the metalheads who came out and showed metal support at the Key Club show on June 1st in West Hollywood; overall a real good metal show and it was nice to have Bernie Versailles back in the live mix on guitars. We had ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH/WHITESNAKE Bassist To Undergo Surgery

M3 bassist Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) will be out of action during July as he has to have an operation on his left wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affects the movement in his fingers. He will be temporarily replaced for M3's festival appearance at Open Air Hamburg Harley Days Festival on July 16 ...

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M3: European Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 10 - Nenzing ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Track Listing Revealed

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have announced the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Delayed

Classic Pictures has pushed back the European release date for the new M3 DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (cover), to June 13 from the previously announced May 23. The DVD will now include an exclusive acoustic performance and interviews recorded in 2005 live at Classic T Stage, Shepperton Film Studios, U.K. featuring classic WHITESNAKE ...

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DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

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AGENT STEEL Comment On European Tour

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Greetings! We're back in Los Angeles; special thanks to all the metalheads and loyal fans who attended the European tour! Overall, things went well for us on the road; highlights included the 'Raise Your Fist Festival' in Hardenburg, Netherlands and also the 'Keep It True Festival ...

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PAICE, ASHTON, LORD DVD To Be Released

T2 Media will release a DVD from PAL (PAICE, ASHTON, LORD) a group which emerged after the collapse of DEEP PURPLE in 1976. The band, which consisted of Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, plus Paul Martinez (bass) and Bernie Marsden (guitar), didn't last long very long, having released just one studio album in ...

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M3: 'Classic WHITESNAKE' DVD Gets A Release Date

Classic Pictures has set a May 23 U.K. release date for "Rough an' Ready" (cover), the new live DVD from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan ...

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