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JUDAS PRIEST: First U.S. Show Announced!

According to www.rock-fest.com, JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2004, a four-day festival scheduled to take place July 15-18 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at Rock Fest 2004 is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST THE ALLMAN BROTHERS STYX REO SPEEDWAGON HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS ...

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Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or e-mail demo and JPEG to: [email protected] In other Tichy-related news, ...

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SINISTER Shuffle Bandmembers, Launch Side Project

Long-running Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with guitarist Pascal Grevinga and bassist Alex. Ron van de Polder, who was involved in the songwriting process for 1992's "Cross The Styx" and this year's "Savage Or Grace", has been named the group's permanent guitarist. Polder, singer Rachel Heyzer and drummer Aad Kloosterwaard have already started ...

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Hailed Or Reviled, Music Of 1978-83 Just Won't Die

The Hartford Courant reports that it's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule — it seems like it's all from that era: KISS, AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE, IRON MAIDEN, STEELY DAN, THE EAGLES, HEART and, of course, ...

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KISS: New Compilation CD To Surface In August

A brand new KISS compilation, titled "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection", is scheduled to be released on August 5 through Universal Music, according to ICE magazine. This is the latest in a long series of best of albums from Universal artists (there are literally over 100 of these titles in the series). Other groups ...

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VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that made hard rock memorable, while implementing an ...

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JACK BLADES Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this opportunity to do my own record after 20 ...

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SINISTER Prepare To Record 'Savage Or Grace'

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace", for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "We will be working together with our friend and former SINISTER guitarist Ron v/d Polder to bring you are new release of ...

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'KISS Alive Forever': More Excerpts Posted Online

The second of four excerpts from "KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History", a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and STYX, is available online ...

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DIAMOND REXX Return With 'The Evil'

DIAMOND REXX are back and have a new album hitting stores via Phoenix, Arizona's Crash Music. The group, whose roots go back to the metal days of the early 90's and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and have spent the last several months writing and recording what has become The ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Jun 20, 2001

METALLICA are releasing a limited edition nine-vinyl set of all their records to date on 180-gram vinyl, featuring the original artwork and liner notes. According to various Internet reports, the LPs will be sold separately and may be sold as a limited-edition set as well, but this has not yet been confirmed. However, METALLICA fans ...

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Archive News May 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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