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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist IZZY STRADLIN Releases New Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin has made his new solo album, "Concrete", available through iTunes. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ball 02. Circle 03. Easy 04. Concrete 05. Drove 06. Ship 07. G.B. 08. Knuckleheads 09. I Know 10. Raggadubbacrete "Concrete" features a guest appearance by Stradlin's former ...

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PRESTO BALLET: New Album To Receive U.S. Release

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release its second album, "The Lost Art of Time Travel", in the U.S. through ProgRock Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Peace among the Ruins" will include the following tracks: "The Mind Machine", "Thieves", "I'm Not Blind", "One Tragedy at a Time", "You Are ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED Schedules European Tour

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a European tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 06 - Vittoria, SPA @ Azkena Festival, Sep. 13 - Milan, ITA @ Rock Of Ages - A September To ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Perform In Yakima Tomorrow

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will perform tomorrow (Saturday, May 31) at the Yakima Sports Center in Yakima, Washington. In addition to McKagan, the band features drummer Geoff Reading (GREEN APPLE QUICK STEP), bassist Jeff Rouse (VENDETTA RED, ALIEN ...

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PRESTO BALLET: New Album Samples Available

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, has posted audio samples from its forthoming second album, "The Lost Art of Time Travel", on the band's MySpace page. Due this summer via the newly formed Body Of Work label, the follow-up to 2005's "Peace among the Ruins" will include the ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Begin Recording In June

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will enter a Seattle studio on June 4 to begin recording its new album, to be released before the end of the year. "We hope to sort of blaze right through it and make ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN To Guest On IZZY STRADLIN's New Solo Album

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has confirmed that he has recorded a guest appearance on the next album from his former GN'R bandmate Izzy Stradlin. "I got to play on Izzy's new record [on Tuesday, April 22] in Ojai [California]," Duff writes in an online posting. "Another stellar outing by that dude, I ...

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First-Ever 'Metal Summit' To Take Place During NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Crimson Management and The Syndicate have announced the first-ever Metal Summit on April 25. The Metal Summit is an interactive and educational conference where fans and the metal music industry can engage, share ideas and help further the scene. The Metal Summit will give labels, managers, agents, endorsers, publishers, ...

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METAL CHURCH: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Long-running Seattle metallers METAL CHURCH have issued the following update: "After an overwhelming response to the album cover art [contest] for our new release, we have finally decided on a wining cover. The artist's name is Rainer Kalwitz from Germany who is amazingly talented. "Due to so many talented entries, we have decided ...

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METAL CHURCH Recording Vocals For New Album

Long-running Seattle-based metallers METAL CHURCH have issued the following update: "Ronny [Munroe, vocals] just flew into Seattle to finish the final vocal tracks for the new [METAL CHURCH] release. We are very pleased with the way it is turning out. Look forward to more updates along with some studio photos." METAL CHURCH's new album, tentatively ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES To Get Dramatic On The Road

Hot on the heels of the release of their eighth studio release, "Melodrama" (Corporate Punishment / Koch) Los Angeles glam icons SPIDERS & SNAKES will embark on their tour since 2002's brief West Coast "London Daze" trek. With dates sprinkled along the West Coast, the band is also looking towards the Midwest to visit a ...

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METAL CHURCH: Working Title Of New Album Revealed

METAL CHURCH singer Ronny Munroe has issued the following update: "As you all know, we are busy working on the new release. METAL CHURCH is back with a vengeance and we know where you are. "In appreciation for our fans old and new over the past two plus decades, we have decided to accept artwork ...

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METAL CHURCH Parts Ways With Guitarist JAY REYNOLDS

Veteran metallers METAL CHURCH have issued the following update: "Due to personal reasons, Jay Reynolds [also of MALICE] has left METAL CHURCH. We thank him for his contributions to the band, and wish him all the best in future endeavors. "Jay's replacement has not been decided upon yet, but it will be announced when a ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer Posts New Solo Track

METAL CHURCH singer Ronny Munroe has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "I was fooling around [a couple of nights ago] in Vegas at OddsOn Studios. I recorded a demo of a song of mine called 'Ride Me'. There will be two versions of this song and I will leave it up to ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES Making New Moves As 2007 Comes To A Close

Los Angeles glitter and glam rock heroes SPIDERS & SNAKES are celebrating the release of their new "Melodrama" album on Corporate Punishment Records (distributed by Koch Entertainment) by making a few waves to close out 2007 and kick the new year off in grand style. The band has three songs — "Friends Like You", "Shoot ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer To Perform With KATAGORY V In Las Vegas

Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V will perform as METAL CHURCH vocalist Ronny Munroe's backing band in Las Vegas, Nevada on New Year's Eve. Commented KATAGORY V bassist Dustin Mitchell: "When we got the call from our friend Jeff (promoter, Loud Productions) about possibly putting together a New Year's party in Las Vegas, we were totally ...

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GUNS N' ROSES 'Biography' To Air Tonight

According to The Pulse of Radio, GUNS N' ROSES is the subject of a new episode of the A&E series "Biography" airing Thursday night (November 29) at 9 p.m. ET on the cable channel. The one-hour documentary charts the band's history from its earliest days on the Los Angeles rock scene to its breakthrough debut ...

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