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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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VAN HALEN Meets PAGANINI

Andrew L. Clouse of Albuquerque Tribune is reporting that Chicago-based classical ensemble EIGHTH BLACKBIRD which prides itself on broadening the repertoire for small ensembles by commissioning original works and exploring new and unusual sounds, will present an assortment of new music on Sunday, from a glam rock anthem to music for a culture that never ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform At New Jersey In-Store

QUEENSRŸCHE will be performing a special live set during an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey on Sunday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. They will also be signing copies of their new DVD, "The Art of Live", due on April 20 through Sanctuary. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. in Fords, ...

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FOZZY: New Album Update

FOZZY webmaster Eddie DiBergi has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey everyone. Eddie here. Just wanted to give you a quick update on the new FOZZY album 'All That Remains'. "The preproduction was completed mid-February at [guitarist] Rich [Ward]'s home studio. The actual recording started with the drums on February ...

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Guitarist KELLY HAYES Quits COLD

Guitarist Kelly Hayes has left COLD and has been temporarily replaced by Matt Laughran, formerly of the pre-COLD outfit GRUNDIG. "Yes, it is true," COLD frontman Scooter Ward confirmed in a posting on the band's official message board. "Kelly has left us. and instead of canceling the tour we got Matt to fill his position ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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RICHIE SCARLET: Former FREHLEY'S COMET Guitarist To Issue New Solo CD

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will release his fourth solo album, "Live: Stage to Stage", on April 6 through Front Row Seat Media. According to an official press release, the disc contains "blues-infused, working-man rock & roll … delivered with power and vitality showcasing originals and ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Is Playing Better Than Ever

Sammy Hagar has confirmed during an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" Friday morning (March 26) that he has been working with VAN HALEN for a couple of months on new material that will be included on a compilation disc due this summer. The following is a synopsis of this morning's show, as reported by ...

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It's Official: JEFF PILSON Rejoins DIO

Ronnie James Dio has confirmed in a radio interview that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, tentatively due in late June/early July through Spitfire Records. "It's a real wonderful, comfortable situation for Jeff to come in," Ronnie said during a ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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ICED EARTH's New York City Concert Sold Out!

ICED EARTH's April 29 performance at B.B. King's in New York City has officially sold out, club officials have confirmed. According to Rena Siwek, P.R. Director for B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, the event was "one of the fastest selling shows here at B.B. King's, but then again, ICED EARTH always pulls them in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Art Of Live' DVD Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE have set an April 20 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new DVD, "The Art of Live". "The Art of Live" was filmed in summer and fall 2003 on QUEENSRŸCHE's tour promoting the Sanctuary studio album "Tribe". The summer tour was a co-headlining run with DREAM THEATER. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, ...

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It's Official: COLD Part Ways With GEFFEN RECORDS

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has confirmed in an online posting that the band have parted ways with Geffen Records. "Geffen and COLD had a disagreement on how to promote our band," he wrote on the group's official message board. "They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go. We ...

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SEVENDUST/COLD Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming SEVENDUST/COLD U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off early next month. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 08 - Rochester, NY - Harro East Apr. 09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Apr. 10 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom ...

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CHINCHILLA Name New Album

German metallers CHINCHILLA have set "Take No Prisoners" as the title of their new album, tentatively due later in the year through Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. Stillborn Soul 02. I'm The Ripper 03. Money Talks 04. Under The Flames 05. Take No Prisoners 06. The Almighty Power ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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COLD To Team Up With SEVENDUST For U.S. Tour

According to an online posting by COLD frontman Scooter Ward, COLD will be teaming up with SEVENDUST for a U.S. beginning on April 7 and running through the first week of June. In the meantime, COLD's video for their new single, "Wasted Years", should be ready in "about five weeks." As previously reported, COLD recently ...

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Atlanta Radio Station Drops Hint About VAN HALEN Reunion

LiveDaily.com reports: "One of the worst-kept secrets in rock may soon be publicly revealed Atlanta radio station 96 Rock's website features an item under the heading 'The Reunion They Said Wouldn't Happen,' next to which is a blurred, 1995 photograph of guitarist Eddie Van Halen. " 'Keep listening for a major concert announcement ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Action Figures Coming In October

McFarlane Toys has announced plans to release a MÖTLEY CRÜE "Deluxe Boxed Set" of action figures in October 2004. No further information is available at this time. Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine", METALLICA, JIM MORRISON, IRON MAIDEN's "Eddie", ROB ZOMBIE, JANIS ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Action Figures On The Way

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com is reporting that NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has announced their new IRON MAIDEN line of action figures. It includes the following: * Iron Maiden A series of 7" action figures in planned along with limited edition large size resin statues and an 18" Eddie * 7" Iron ...

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