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CHRIS CAFFERY Begins Writing New Solo Album

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has commenced the songwriting process for his new solo album. "Still don't know what the CD will sound like," he writes on his web site. "[I'm] only going to do 10 songs, a cover or two as bonus tracks, and an instrumental. So the final CD could go just about ...

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OUTWORLD's RUSTY COOLEY: NAMM Interviews Posted Online

TheMusicFarm.com has posted an interview with OUTWORLD guitarist Rusty Cooley conducted at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Also available is Cooley's interview with Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's ...

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TOMMY BOLIN Tribute Guitar Unveiled At NAMM; Video Interview With Brother JOHNNIE Available

The Tommy Bolin (ex-DEEP PURPLE) tribute guitar — the "Teaser" — was unveiled at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The guitar is American-made, and is meticulously based on measurements and specs taken from one of Tommy's surviving ...

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CHIMAIRA Bassist Launches IRON STEEL Blog

CHIMAIRA's Jim LaMarca, who is a member of the new "thrash supergroup" IRON STEEL, has written an exclusive blog entry for MetalSucks. In addition to LaMarca, IRON STEEL features Morgan Rose (SEVENDUST) on drums; Dave Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH) and Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) on bass; Fran Strine on guitar and vocals, and Tommy Redd on guitar. ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Talks DEAN GUITARS; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the ...

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TRIVIUM's COREY And MATT Talk DEAN GUITARS; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with Corey Beaulieu and Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM about their signature Dean guitars at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. ...

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PETER CRISS' Ex-Wife To Guest On 'Maximum Threshold' This Weekend

Lydia Criss, the former wife of of KISS drummer Peter Criss, and Lacey Connor ("Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" runner-up and singer for the metal band NOCTURNE) will guest on the "Maximum Threshold" show on Saturday, November 17. "Maximum Threshold" is an Internet radio show dedicated to presenting up-and-coming hard rock bands and successful ...

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NOCTURNE Schedules Hollywood Dates

Industrial-metal rockers NOCTURNE, who are fronted by Lacey Conner — one of the cast members of the VH1 "reality" TV show "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" — performed a song called "Shallow" during the "Rock of Love" reunion show on Sunday, October 7. In addition, the band has scheduled the following two dates in ...

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FLYLEAF To Play Secret Show In Raleigh Tomorrow

FLYLEAF will play a secret show tomorrow (Wednesday, September 12) at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Entrance to the concert is absolutely free. FLYLEAF's video for "All Around Me" — the third single off the band's self-titled CD — can be viewed at this location. Directed by Paul Fedor (DEFTONES, SEETHER, EVANESCENCE) ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Performs With STURM UND DRANG At Finnish Festival; Video Available

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined Finnish metallers STURM UND DRANG on stage at the VRock festival in Salo, Finland on August 25, 2007 for a rendition of the PRIEST classic "Breaking the Law". Watch video footage of the performance below (courtesy of www.kkdowning.net) (Windows Media required). As previously reported, U.D.O./ex-ACCEPT frontman Udo ...

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ENTOMBED Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, set to take place this Saturday, June 30 at Frihammen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: SLAYER (US) MACHINE HEAD (US) MASTODON (US) ENTOMBED (S) MUSTASCH (S) HARDCORE SUPERSTAR (S) RAISED FIST (S) ILL NINO (US) MARDUK (S) ...

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SOMBER, MARIONETTE Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

SOMBER and MARIONETTE have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, set to take place June 30 at Frihammen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The two bands were added to the event after winning a contest that was held in Gothenburg. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: BACKWATER CANDLEMASS CULT OF LUNA DIGRESSION ASSASSIN HARDCORE ...

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STRATOVARIUS Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have been confirmed for the Tuska open-air festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. STRATOVARIUS will top the bill on Sunday, July 1. A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform over the course of three days. In addition to this, ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for the Tuska open-air festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform over the course of three days. In addition to this, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the ...

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MUSTASCH, BACKWATER Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

MUSTASCH, SYCONAUT, DIGRESSION ASSASSIN and BACKWATER have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, set to take place June 30 at Frihammen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BACKWATER (S) CANDLEMASS (S) CULT OF LUNA (S) DIGRESSION ASSASSIN (S) HARDCORE SUPERSTAR (S) ILL NINO (US) MACHINE HEAD (US) MARDUK (S) MASTODON ...

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M.A.N Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

M.A.N, the new band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will perform on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the Restaurant Stage. The festival billing is shaping ...

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LOCH VOSTOK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden's LOCH VOSTOK has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will perform on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the Restaurant Stage. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Wednesday, June 6: THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW ANNIHILATOR NOCTURNAL RITES ...

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DREAMLAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden metallers DREAMLAND have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Wednesday, June 6: THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW ANNIHILATOR NOCTURNAL RITES WOLF CRASHDIET BLACK DEBBATH CRAZY LIXX RANDY PIPER'S ANIMAL VOMITORY BALTIMOORE ANDROMEDA MOUNTAIN OF POWER SWITCHBLADE ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, set to take place June 30 at Frihammen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CANDLEMASS CULT OF LUNA HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ILL NINO MACHINE HEAD MARDUK MASTODON MESHUGGAH NINE RAISED FIST SLAYER SONIC SYNDCATE STONE SOUR STURM UND DRANG Commented CANDLEMASS: ...

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FLYLEAF: Rescheduled Dates Announced

FLYLEAF has announced the details of the rescheduled dates which were postponed last month singer so that frontwoman Lacey Mosley could recover from "intense temporary throat damage." The new dates are as follows: Jun. 19 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Jun. 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Jun. 23 - Madison, WI @ ...

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Memory of a Dream - TRANSMISSION0

With every batch of pre-pubescent hardcore polliwogs in too-tight ironic shirts doing third-rate ISIS and PELICAN impressions lately, it's easy to be suspicious when another band comes along fusing apocalyptic chords and dark, brooding atmospheres. Thankfully, TRANSMISSION0 have been around the block a little (releasing an unheralded debut on the Go Kart label some time ...

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