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DOPE STARS INC.: 'Neuromance' Final Track Listing Revealed

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Neuromance", tentatively due in August/September via Trisol Music Group with distribution by Soulfood/Sony. The first 3,000 copies of the CD, which was completed with producers Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) and John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, DEPECHE MODE, H.I.M., WHITE ZOMBIE), will come ...

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DOPE STARS INC.: New Album Teaser Posted Online

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have uploaded a new track, entitled "10000 Watts - Club Version", at their official web site. "This is just a little teaser for the multi-fashioned & techno-dekadent album, 'Neuromance', that will be out in August/September," the band write in a press release. DOPE STARS INC. completed the new CD ...

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DOPE STARS INC. To Work With Legendary Producer JOHN FRYER

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. are currently in Vienna with producer Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) working on three songs of their forthcoming debut album, "New Breed Of Digital Fuckers", tentatively due this summer/fall via Germany's Trisol Music Group GmbH. In other news, DOPE STARS INC. have announced that they will teaming up with legendary producer John ...

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SYMPHONY X: Building Up Excitement For New Album

The following message has been posted at SYMPHONY X's official web site: "MJR [guitarist Michael Romeo] has written almost two hours worth of music, and is now taking the time to find the right song title and lyrical content for each song. Each song has a certain feel to it, so it's important to make ...

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TED NUGENT, TESLA To Play CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS

According to The Billings Gazette, TED NUGENT and TESLA will kick off the 2005 Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 22, the only non-country music artists to perform this year's celebration. It was the final concert slot to be filled. "People want to hear some rock and roll," Cheyenne Frontier Days Contract Acts ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Re-Released This Week

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will have three of their classic albums — "Heavy Metal Maniac" (1983), "Long Live the Loud" (1985) and "Unveiling the Wicked" (1986) — re-released on March 15 via Megaforce Records. All three releases were remastered by Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and include bonus tracks. The Ottawa band was formed in 1979 ...

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INVOCATOR Drummer Joins Forces With Ex-WITHERING SURFACE Members

INVOCATOR drummer Jakob Gundel has recently spent time in the studio recording five tracks for a new project called THE DOWNWARD CANDIDATE. In addition to Gundel, the project features Allan Tvedebrink and Kasper B of the now-defunct Danish melodeathsters WITHERING SURFACE. Vocal duties are being handled by Kim Orneborg of the Danish band MUGSHOT. The ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Announce Farewell Concert

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE will perform their last concert ever at Loppen in Copenhagen on February 26. "We don't believe in reunions, so this will definitely be the last chance to catch us live," the band write in a press release. "We will play a looong set and the tunes will reach back to the ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Guitarist Explains Decision To Split Up

In a statement posted at the Antenna webzine, guitarist Allan Tvedebrink of the Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE elaborated on the group's announcement last week that they were splitting up after ten years. Tvedebrink's statement reads as follows: "As most of you might have heard, WITHERING SURFACE decided to split up after more than ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: Limited-Edition Art Available

Legendary rockers BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are making available a very limited edition set of prints (400 prints only) of the album cover art from their most recent live album and DVD, "Long Day's Night". The print is numbered and signed by founding members Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Allan Lanier and cover artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Early Years' Auction To Begin This Weekend

Handwritten lyrics (by Nikki Sixx) for every song on MÖTLEY CRÜE's first album, "Too Fast for Love", an original concert poster from their first every show at The Starwood in Los Angeles (April, 1981), the master VHS 1981 promo video, a number of 7" promo singles (signed by all original band members). These rare, authentic, ...

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New DEREK SHERINIAN Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By ZAKK WYLDE, JOHN SYKES

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will release his fourth solo album, "Mythology", on November 9 via InsideOut Music. Special guests include Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, John Sykes, Tony Franklin, Marco Mendoza, Brian Tichy, and Jerry Goodman. "Mythology" track listing: 01. Day of the Dead (mp3 ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Manager To Auction Off Memorabilia

Backstage Auctions has just announced their next offering, "Mötley Crüe: The Early Years". Exclusively from the estate of CRÜE's first manager/producer, Allan Coffman, this auction includes historic collectibles such as recordings, videos, hand written lyrics, signed contracts, outtake photos, vinyl, handbills, and more. "Because these items are from the band's earliest days, when they were ...

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RAMONES: Photos From Book-Signing Session Posted Online

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — along with Tommy Ramone (RAMONES drummer, producer and founding member), Arturo Vega (RAMONES Artistic Director), and Allan Arkush (Director, "Rock 'n' Roll High School") appeared at a book-signing session at ...

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RAMONES Book-Signing Session Scheduled For This Weekend

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy ...

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STEEL ATTACK To Release Fourth Album In October

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will release their fourth album, entitled "Enslaved", in October through Arise Records. The follow-up to last year's "Predator of the Empire" was recorded at Black Lounge Studios and mastered by Peter In de Betou. "Enslaved" track listing : 01. Gates Of Heaven 02. Out Of The Flames 03. Forsaken ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Members, WATCHTOWER Guitarist To Perform At WORLD GUITAR CONGRESS

SPASTIC INK/WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron Jarzombek is once again hooking up with fellow guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) following last year's "Guitarevolution" tour. The MARTY FRIEDMAN solo band, also featuring bassist/vocalist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, Y&T), will appear in concert at the "World Guitar Congress" on Tuesday June 8 in Baltimore, ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Appear In SONY Ad Campaign

AEROSMITH lead singer Steven Tyler will appear in a Sony broadcast advertising campaign premiering Monday May 3. The TV commercial, dubbed "Slo Mo", will begin airing between 9:30-10:00 p.m. during CBS' "Two and a Half Men". The TV spot will also run on network and cable channels through July. Starring alongside Tyler is the Cyber-shot® ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE Claims Doctor Overprescribed Medication

A Beverly Hills physician who prescribed a host of powerful medications to Ozzy Osbourne, causing the star of the hit reality series "The Osbournes" to be in a perpetual stupor, was under investigation for overprescribing drugs to other celebrity patients while he was treating Osbourne, according to a report published in the Los Angeles Times. ...

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NYC Street Named For JOEY RAMONE

The corner of Second Street and Bowery near the legendary CBGBs club in New York City has been officially christened "Joey Ramone Place" for THE RAMONES' lead singer, who died of cancer in 2001 at 49. Check out pictures from Film Magic, Newsday. "Joey was a true New Yorker," said bandmate ...

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