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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Perform At HELP THE HOMELESS Benefit

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney (bass) and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/DOHENY guitarist Billy Morrison are among the musicians that will be performing a short acoustic set to benefit Help The Homeless at The Falcon (7213 Sunset Blvd.) in Hollywood, CA this coming ...

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TURMOIL Reform, Plan European Festival Dates

Philadelphia's hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced their decision to reform after nearly five years apart. The following is an official statement on the reunion, as posted at Turmoil.com: "As you may have already heard, Abacus/Century Media Records will be releasing a two-CD, complete discography in early 2005. The discography will also include a couple new ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION filmed their headlining performance in Stockholm on Saturday (Oct. 30) for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. The as-yet-untitled disc will also feature a band documentary. In other news, DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar) told Finland's Sonera Plaza that the group's next full-length effort will surface in ...

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DOKKEN: Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Monterrey, MEX @ Auditorio Coca-Cola * Dec. 03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Dec. 04 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Dec. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Velvet Room Dec. 07 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Dec. ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: More Details Revealed About Greek Tour

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the venue details for the Greek portion of their upcoming tour, which is scheduled to take place in December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 18 – Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios Dec. 19 – Athens, GRE @ Rodon Live! Dec. 20 ...

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DOHENY Perform Unannounced Gig At L.A. Fashion Show

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed an unannounced gig at the Rock & Republic fashion show in Los Angeles Friday night (Oct. 29). The event, sponsored by Cadillac, saw stars such as Victoria Beckham, Eve and Paris Hilton in ...

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CLASH OF DEMIGODS: Tour Manager, Promoters Offer Conflicting Accounts Of U.K. Gig Cancellation

Joey Severance, the tour manager for the "Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004" (featuring BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN, RAGNAROK and INCANTATION), has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the cancellation of the tour's scheduled stop in Manchester, U.K. Wednesday night (Oct. 27): "Many people are wondering why I cancelled the show in Manchester and I am ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: First Tour Dates Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the first dates of their 2004/2005 world tour in support of Oliva's solo debut, entitled "'Tage Mahal". The first show will take place in the group's hometown of Tampa, FL and will be followed by three dates in Greece. The band ...

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STAIND Involved In Legal Dispute Over Their Name

MTV.com reports: An Ohio musician has filed a petition in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against STAIND, claiming that the band obtained legal use of the name STAIND through fraudulent practices. If Jon Stainbrook, who fronted a band called the STAIN, wins, Aaron Lewis' band could be forced to change its name. Stainbrook had ...

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BLAZE To Support WHITESNAKE In Wolverhampton

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting WHITESNAKE at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Tuesday, November 30. Joining Bayley in the group's current lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer Daniel Loeble (RAWHEAD REXX). ...

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ULI JON ROTH Confirmed For Romania's ROCK MY HEART FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth has been invited to play at the Rock My Heart Festival in Bucharest, Romania on November 6, 2004 at the Sport Arena. He will perform three songs by Jimi Hendrix as part of "The Jimi Hendrix Concert" which also features Mick Abrahams and Brian Robertson as guest guitarists. Uli's backing ...

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ULI JON ROTH Joined By DORO PESCH, RAGE's SMOLSKI At Germany's ROCK MEETS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's official web site has been updated with a report from his performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA were Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The report reads as follows: "ULI JON ROTH & SKY ORCHESTRA ...

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HAVOCHATE: Former HADES Drummer Joins The Fold

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-HADES) to the group's ranks. HAVOCHATE are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", ...

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BLAZE: Photo Of New Lineup Posted Online

A photo of the brand-new BLAZE touring lineup, taken at the band's Oct. 1 gig at Motion in Bergamo, Italy, has been posted online at this location. Joining mainman Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) in the lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Be Featured On GUITAR WORLD Instructional DVD

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth was invited to the headquarters of Guitar World magazine on September 20. He was interviewed on camera and gave detailed insights about the guitar work on the SCORPIONS song "The Sails of Charon". For demonstration purposes, Uli opted to play with a completey undistorted, almost unamplified sound in order to ...

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SHADOWS FALL Enter Billboard Chart At No. 20!

SHADOWS FALL's "The War Within" has sold 39,251 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. "The War Within" is the follow-up to 2002's "The Art of Balance", which has shifted 107,071 units to date in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Touring Guitarist Announced

Former CRYPTOPSY guitarist Miguel Roy ("Whisper Supremacy") has been filling in for Jon Levasseur during the band's tour of Western Canada. For the second portion of the group's Canadian tour, Dan Mongrain (MARTYR, GORGUTS) will join the band beginning in Quebec City and Montreal on October 8 and 9. The tour will end on November ...

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DOHENY: Audio Player Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have launched an audio player featuring their demo tracks "Watching It All Burn" and "Drive Me" at this location. As previously reported, DOHENY recently spent time at producer Scott Humphrey's (ROB ZOMBIE, ...

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Former BLAZE Guitarist STEVE WRAY Explains His Departure

Former BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has commented on his decision to leave the group. Writing to the band's official forum, Steve said, "My decision to leave BLAZE has not been one taken lightly and it is with a 'heavy heart,' in some respects, that I leave. There are many reasons for my departure too many ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist: No Touring Until Next Summer

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All! "It's time for an update once again. Things have been pretty crazy between the awesome news of being a future father for the first time, the back problems and the numerous doctor visits; MRI's, EMG's and a ...

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Former ICED EARTH Drummer Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Former ICED EARTH/DEMONS & WIZARDS drummer Mark Prator has officially joined Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) touring band. "We have been shredding all month in preparation for our Mexican tour this week!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Mark Prator is the drummer on the ICED EARTH album 'Dark Saga' and is also the man behind ...

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