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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman Directs Video

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shot a video for their new single, "Little Sister", in Los Angeles over the weekend, with singer and guitarist Josh Homme getting behind the camera for the first time. Homme co-directed the clip with Nathan Cox, who's previously helmed videos for LINKIN PARK and ...

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AC/DC Frontman Pulls Out Of MUSICIANS 4 DISASTER RELIEF Concert

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has reportedly cancelled his participation in the Mardi Gras kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 5 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. According to legendary rock musician Rick Derringer, who organized the benefit concert, Brian felt that the atmosphere of the event's theme (Mardi Gras) did not properly reflect on the cause ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Hits Studio To Record LYNYRD SKYNYRD Cover

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde went into the studio on Tuesday, January 24 to lay down his version of a LYNYRD SKYNYRD classic for the upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. Other artists that have reportedly contributed to the CD include METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Tour Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 05 - Orlando, FL @ M4DR Tsunami Benefit, Feb. 26 - San Juan, PR @ Tito Puente Amphitheater (w/ DIO) Apr. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino, Jun. 25 - GER @ Bang Your Head Festival, Germany Jun. 26 - ...

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DIO: 'Stand Up & Shout' Video Anthology Due In June

According to Ronnie James Dio's official web site, DIO will be supporting TWISTED SISTER on Saturday, February 26 at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In other news, look for "Stand Up & Shout", an anthology of all the DIO videos, to be released in the United States in June 2005. As ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST VOL. II

MOTÖRHEAD are the first band confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The first edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN ...

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BLAZED: DEE SNIDER's Son Releases New EP

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and former MTV2 VJ, have just released a seven-song EP entitled "Now the Party Starts!" Described as a collection of "authoritative hard rock that mixes all the best aspects of punk, metal and arena ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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QUEEN Musical May Add DIMEBAG Tribute

antiMUSIC is reporting that the QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" may add a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott during a key sequence in the show. Dimebag was shot by a deranged fan that stormed the stage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Ohio last month. Paul Crook is a familiar ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Hit The Road In February

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will kick off a European tour in support of their highly anticipated Interscope album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", in February, with North American dates currently pencilled in for March, according to Billboard.com. Due March 22, "Lullabies To Paralyze" is led by the single "Little Sister", which is already burning up the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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DIO Members To Appear At NAMM

The members of DIO will be making several appearances at the NAMM convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this year. The entire band will be appearing on Friday, January 21 at the Dean Markley booth from 1-2pm, and then at Peavey from 2-3pm. On Saturday, January 22, guitarist Craig Goldy will ...

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Tribute To RUNNING WILD: Track Listing Revised

The track listing for the upcoming "Tribute to Running Wild" album has been slightly modified. The CD, which will likely contain a bonus disc as a "surprise," is tentatively scheduled to be released in May via Remedy Records. The new track listing is as follows: 01. AIRBORN - "Ballad of William Kidd" 02. ASARU - ...

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THE DOORS Manager DANNY SUGERMAN Dies Of Cancer

Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of THE DOORS and author of the GUNS N' ROSES book "Appetite For Destruction: The Days Of Guns N' Roses", died Wednesday (Jan. 5) in West Hollywood after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 50. Sugerman became involved with THE DOORS as a teenage fan ...

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METALLICA, SEBASTIAN BACH, ZAKK WYLDE To Appear On LYNYRD SKYNYRD Tribute CD

METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN BACH, KID ROCK, SALIVA, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) are among the many artists that have reportedly contributed LYNYRD SKYNYRD tunes to an upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. C.O.C.'s contribution reportedly comes in the shape ...

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DIO To Open For TWISTED SISTER In Puerto Rico

DIO have been confirmed to open for TWISTED SISTER at Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on February 18. In other news, DIO's latest album, "Master of the Moon", is scheduled to receive a Japanese release on January 21 via Victor. Although several Internet reports indicate that the Japanese ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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NASUM Vocalist MIESZKO TALARCZYK Missing In Thailand

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the 800 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The latest estimates are that over 23,000 have perished in the region. The remaining members of NASUM have posted the following message on their ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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