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DREAM THEATER: More North American Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER have announced more dates as part of the North American leg of their "An Evening With Dream Theater - Train of Thought 2004 World Tour". They are as follows: Mar. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater Mar. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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'LED ZEPPELIN DVD' Sales In The U.S. Pass Half-Million Mark

LED ZEPPELIN's double-disc DVD, entitled simply "Led Zeppelin DVD", has sold 525,000 copies so far this year in the U.S., according to the New York Times. Released in May by Atlantic Records, "Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous ...

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RANDY RHOADS To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's ROCKWALK OF FAME

Former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk of Fame on Thursday, March 18, 2004. The induction will be held in front of Guitar Center Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The exact time will for the induction will be announced at a later date. Randy Rhoads died tragically in ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Walking Down Memory Lane

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "First, I'd like to say happy holidays to all rock 'n' roll fans across the planet..... "Xmas is upon us, but no rest for the wicked. One last dirty deed needed to be ...

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VISION DIVINE To Release New Album In April

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE will release their third album, entitled "Stream Of Consciousness", in April 2004 through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Send Me An Angel" will feature an important change in the group's lineup. Former singer Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY, LABYRINTH) will be replaced by Michele Luppi, "an amazing talented voice that ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE's Early Home Up For Sale

James Carteledge of ic Birmingham is reporting that a rural retreat once owned by Ozzy Osbourne is up for a sale at £475,000 (approximately $840,000). Ozzy lived at Bullrush Cottage in Ranton Green, near Stafford, with his first wife Thelma Mayfair more than 20 years ago and now current owners Phillipa and Roland Stigwood are ...

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TONY IOMMI Addresses The Future Of BLACK SABBATH

The Tony Iommi Message Board has been fielding questions for Tony to answer over the past few weeks. Well, today (Dec. 4) was the day that he finally appeared to answer many of the fans' questions! His opening post summed up his state of mind at the moment quite succinctly: "Hey there, "Well, I've been ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: More Concert Attendances/Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, AUTOMATIC BLACK Venue: Madison Square Garden City/State: New York, N.Y. Event Dates: Nov. 16, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,475,570 Attendance/Capacity: 15,159 / 15,751 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $170.50, $45 Promoters: Clear Channel Entertainment ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Says Plan To Release Incomplete CONTROL DENIED Album Is 'Sacrilege'

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a statement in response to Hammerheart Records' announcement that they will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED early next year. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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CONTROL DENIED: Unfinished Album To See Light Of Day

Holland's Hammerheart Records have announced plans to release the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED over the objections of Jane Schuldiner, mother of late CONTROL DENIED/DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled ...

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METALLICA Comment On 'Loss In The Family'

METALLICA have issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of their "S&M" collaborator, Michael Kamen: "The METALLICA family is saddened by the loss of our good friend and 'S&M' collaborator, Michael Kamen on Tuesday, November 18th. Michael lost his battle with multiple sclerosis at the age of 55. "In addition to working with us ...

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MARILYN MANSON Track To Be Featured On New 'Spawn' Videogame

The MARILYN MANSON track "Use Your Fist, Not Your Mouth", from the shock-rocker's recent Nothing/Interscope album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque", will be featured on the new "Spawn Armageddon" videogame, according to Billboard.com. "If any artist epitomizes my anti-hero Spawn, it's MARILYN MANSON," says Todd McFarlane, head of McFarlane Enterprises, which is producing the game ...

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ANGEL DUST Vow To Carry On Despite Bassist's Departure

German power metallers ANGEL DUST have vowed to carry on with a new bassist following their acrimonious split with Frank Banx late last month. The group will commence the songwriting process for a new album in January, with a tentative summer 2004 release date planned. Writing to the band's official guestbook on October 29, Banx ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION, MARILYN MANSON Line Up East Coast Dates

JANE'S ADDICTION and MARILYN MANSON will be joining forces this winter for a series of co-headlining dates that kick off right after Christmas. Only a handful of dates have been scheduled so far, beginning with a Dec. 27 performance in Auburn Hills, MI. Plans also include a New Year's Eve show at New York City's ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Lends A Sober Hand

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler told the Hollywood Reporter he "cherishes" getting late-night phone calls from musicians on the verge of doing drugs, because it beats the alternative. "In the old days, (the calls were) 'Hey Steven, Joe died'," he said. Tyler is part of the Musicians Assistance Program, a network of sober musicians who help ...

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MANITOU To Begin Recording Debut Album

Finnish prog-metallers MANITOU will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki at the end of the month to begin recording their debut full-length album, entitled "Mad Moon Rising". Mixing will be done by Nino Laurenne of THUNDERSTONE fame. The album will be released in the spring through the British label Rage Of Achilles. The tentative track ...

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Drummer Sues HENDRIX Estate

Reuters reports that drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for millions of dollars, alleging he was not paid royalties for his collaborations with the guitarist more than 30 years ago. The drummer in Hendrix's short-lived BAND OF GYPSYS, Miles, 56, said in the suit filed on Monday ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Begin Recording New Album

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Carnage Carnival", for an early 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Some of the recording will take place in our own studio Annoying Sound Factory and some of it in [producer] Mike [Wead]'s ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Details Revealed

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "It has been quite some time since DARK FUNERAL has released any official news. We might have been quiet but we sure haven't been inactive! After a successful gig at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany the first ...

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