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Keyboardist KRISTEN RANDALL Quits WINDS OF PLAGUE

Keyboardist Kristen Randall has announced her departure from the Los Angeles-based symphonic hardcore death metal outfit WINDS OF PLAGUE. "I have decided to leave my current position as keyboardist with WINDS OF PLAGUE and I'd like to personally thank each member of the band, as well as all of our fans," Kristen said. "These experiences ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE Announces 'California Love Tour' Dates

Los Angeles metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE will embark on the "California Love Tour" in November with support from STICK TO YOUR GUNS, SLEEPING GIANT, OCEANO and CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT. Commented WINDS OF PLAGUE vocalist Johnny: "We are extremely pleased to be able to finally bring the complete WINDS OF PLAGUE live package to the fans. ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE Films 'Approach The Podium' Video

Los Angeles metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE album recently shot a video for the song "Approach The Podium" with up-and-coming director Nic Izzy of Reconstructed Media (DESPISED ICON, PROTEST THE HERO). Commented vocalist Johnny Plague: "On our one day off in between the 'Summer Slaughter' tour and the 'Decimation Of The Nation' tour, we took a ...

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SLASH Issues Update On Solo Record

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has issued the following update: "It has been a pretty productive summer so far. My [solo] record should be done next month and the recording has gone smoothly and sounds fucking great. "Steven Adler [ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer] played on the first of the last three tracks yesterday, along ...

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SLASH's Mother Dies

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that Ola Hudson, the mother of former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, passed away Friday, June 5 around 6:00 p.m. PST after a battle with lung cancer. She was a professional costume designer named who tailored outfits for such acts as John Lennon, Diana Ross and the POINTER ...

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MATT SORUM Wishes He Was Making The Decisions

Drummer Matt Sorum has provided the beats for some of rocks most notoriously dysfunctional bands, first with GUNS N' ROSES and most recently VELVET REVOLVER. The 48-year-old California-native tells The Pulse of Radio things may be different if he were ever given the chance to run things. "Being the drummer in a rock n' roll ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' Certified Platinum In U.S.

GUNS N' ROSES' new album, "Chinese Democracy", was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the CD has shifted 537,000 units since it was released on November 23, 2008 as a ...

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LONDON Reuniting For First Show In 21 Years

Hollywood '80s metal band LONDON — best known for its hilarious appearance in the Penelope Spheeris documentary film "Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (and whose former members include Nikki Sixx, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Blackie Lawless and Fred Coury) — will reunite for its first live show in 21 years ...

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LONDON Frontman To Guest On WJCU 88.7 FM's 'Metal On Metal'

Vocalist Nadir D'Priest of the cult Hollywood band LONDON will be a special guest on Bill Peters' long-running "Metal on Metal" radio show on University Heights, Ohio's WJCU 88.7 FM tonight (Friday, January 9) at 9:00 p.m. EST. D'Priest will talk about the history of the band as well as its appearance as the headliner ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Home Videos Posted Online

Professional music photographer Robert John is best known for working with GUNS N' ROSES. He began shooting them in the 1980's when they were HOLLYWOOD ROSE, became their exclusive photographer when GN'R was signed to Geffen Records, and traveled with them through the height of their career. In this special feature, John shares footage he ...

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OLIVER WEERS To Support WHITESNAKE In Copenhagen

Denmark's OLIVER WEERS will support WHITESNAKE in Copenhagen on Friday, December 19. WEERS will perform with his band consisting of guitarist and album producer Soren Andersen, bass player Claus Langeskov (WHITE LION), guitarist Anders Bo (THE LICKS) and drummer Morten Hellborn (HANNAH SCHNEIDER). On November 13, OLIVER WEERS will make a special appearance with Marco ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Appetite For Destruction' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

GUNS N' ROSES's seminal 1987 debut, "Appetite for Destruction", will be reissued on vinyl on October 28 via Interscope. "Appetite for Destruction" was certified on September 23, 2008 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. sales in excess of 18 million copies. The LP has reportedly accumulated worldwide sales in excess of ...

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PRESTO BALLET To Perform At CALPROG Festival

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will perform at the CalProg 2008 festival, set to take place October 11 at Center Stage Theater in Whittier, California. Also scheduled to appear are ECHOLYN, IZZ and SYLVAN. For more information, visit www.calprog.com. PRESTO BALLET released its second album, "The Lost ...

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LONDON: 'The Metal Years' Due Next Month

A collection of rare recordings from the cult Hollywood band LONDON, entitled "The Metal Years", is scheduled for release on September 30 via Cleopatra Records. Fresh off its appearance in the 1988 Penelope Spheeris film "The Decline Of Western Civilization: The Metal Years", Hollywood's own LONDON entered American Studios in Topanga, California in the summer ...

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