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RUSH Enjoying Its Most Successful Single In A Decade

Jane Stevenson of the Edmonton Sun reports that veteran Toronto prog-rock band RUSH is going through a major renaissance right now. Together for 33 years, singer-bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart are enjoying their most successful single in a decade, "Far Cry", from the band's just-released studio album, "Snakes ...

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PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS Bass Ripped Off, Help Needed

Denver's PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, who are currently touring with MASTODON, AGAINST ME! and CURSIVE, have issued the following update: "[Wednesday] night at the MASTODON, AGAINST ME!, CURSIVE show Neil's bass was ripped off outside of the club... THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!! This bass was the world to Neil and was his ...

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Snakes & Arrows - RUSH

I have a feeling that many RUSH fans felt the way I did when a sample of "Far Cry", the opening cut from the band's 18th studio album, surfaced online back in March. The big, crunching chords, melodic acoustic counterpoint, and epic feel all created an instant auditory flashback to the band's early days, when ...

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GODSMACK Interview From VH1 'Rock Honors' 2006 Available Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal", entitled "Best of VH1 Rock Honors 2006", features the podcast premiere of interviews host John Ostronomy conducted with GODSMACK and FOO FIGHTERS as well as "black carpet" interviews Ostronomy conducted with Ian Hill, K.K. Downing, and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST, Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD, ...

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ALICE COOPER Adds New Guitarist

According to ALICE COOPER fan site SickthingsUK, Cooper has recruited new guitarist Jason Hook. Jason has worked with many acts over the years, including BULLETBOYS, STEPHEN PEARCY (RATT), and VINCE NEIL. He also has a solo album out, called "Safety Dunce", which recently won the L.A. Music Award for "Best Independent Instrumental Album." ...

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RUSH: Special 'Snakes & Arrows' $6.99 Promotion Announced

The Exchange, an independent music retailer with 20 stores in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, will participate in a special promotion with Anthem/Atlantic recording artists RUSH. RUSH's new "Snakes & Arrows" CD will be specially sale-priced for only $6.99 ($18.98 list price) at all Exchange locations from Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 6. A very limited-edition ...

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USURPER To Tour Europe In The Fall

Chicago's USURPER has announced that it will be heading out to Europe once again for a two-week headlining tour. The trek, which will also include NOCTURNAL BREED (Norway), THE STONE (Serbia) and DECAYED (Portugal), will kick off October 25 in Hamburg, Germany and will run through November 10 in Berlin. Exact cities and dates will ...

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BUCKCHERRY Honored For Continued Success

Two-time Grammy nominee and gold-certified rock underdogs BUCKCHERRY continue to honor their claim as the success rock story, as they were honored in front of 15,000 people at the Buzzfest radio show in Houston April 21. Celebrating the band's success were superstar friends HINDER, PAPA ROACH and THE EXIES, who presented the band with plaques ...

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STATIC-X Recruits Former DANZIG Drummer

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static has issued the following update from the road: "I want to thank everyone who's been coming out to the shows to support us. Almost every show has been sold out so far and we're having a lot of fun out here as usual. Nick [Oshiro, drums] has stayed on tour with ...

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NILE: New Album To Arrive In July

Nuclear Blast Records has set a July 20 German release date (July 23 in the rest of Europe) for the new NILE album, entitled "Ithyphallic". The CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Headline ROCKLAHOMA

Today heavy metal fans across the nation heard the news they've been hoping for from "House of Hair" nationally syndicated radio host and TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider. "It is my distinct pleasure to announce that TWISTED SISTER will once again be involved with a show that will go down in history. On July 15th, ...

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QUIET RIOT: More Details Revealed About LEESBURG BIKEFEST Appearance

According to the Orlando Sentinel, QUIET RIOT will headline the 11th annual Leesburg Bikefest on April 28 in Leesburg, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are honky-tonk country-music favorites CONFEDERATE RAILROAD, along with TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE and the MONSTERS IN THE MORNING. QUIET RIOT's four-song performance on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", ...

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WHITE LION Added To ROCKLAHOMA

WHITE LION has been confirmed for Rocklahoma, a three-day outdoor '80s hard rock festival, set to take place July 13-15, in Pryor, OK at the Pryor Festival Grounds. Also rumored to be appearing is TWISTED SISTER, although the band's participation has not yet been officially confirmed by the event organizers. The festival billing is shaping ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'True Story' Book Due In September

Omnibus Press will publish Neil Daniels' book "Defenders of the Faith: The True Story of Judas Priest" book in September. According to the book's official description, "Defenders of the Faith" — which is said to be "the first definitive biography of the metal Gods" — "reveals how a group of poor, working-class lads followed in ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, INTO ETERNITY: New Audio Interviews Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features part one of their coverage of the Metal for the Masses 2007 tour. It features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne and INTO ETERNITY vocalist Stu Block. Topics include DARK TRANQUILLITY's new album "Fiction", MEGADETH, Randy Blythe, EDGUY, and RUSH's ...

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CANDLEBOX: New Music Posted Online

Audio clips of two new CANDLEBOX songs — "Stand" and "Surrendering" — are available for streaming via the band's MySpace page. Both tracks are expected to appear on the reunited band's first album of new material, tentatively due this summer. A live concert DVD, entitled "Alive in Seattle", is slated for release later ...

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