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Members Of STATETROOPER Form New Label

When the members of STATETROOPER decided to be their own label, they planned that it would be for more than simply to release STATETROOPER albums. In 1987 vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) disbanded the group, a decision based more on his disappointment with the way the industry had dealt with the band's career (both ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Narrate 'Legends Of Rock'

According to IronMaiden.com, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be narrating a series of four half-hour radio programs called "Legends of Rock" which will be broadcast on the BBC World Service. You can hear them on May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Find out how to receive ...

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German Doomsters SHEPHERD Split Up

German doomsters SHEPHERD have reportedly split up due to "differences between bandmembers." The group, whose sound was previously described by Doom-Metal.com as "old-fashioned riffing doom in the vein of genre legends like ST. VITUS, PENTAGRAM, THE OBSESSED and BLACK SABBATH," had just completed the recording of their second album, "The Coldest Day" (Exile on Mainstream ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'The Great Depression' Video Posted Online

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have completed their video for "The Great Depression" (mp3), off their first full-length album, "Retaliate", now available on Nuclear Blast Records. The video was filmed on ...

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Acclaimed Metal Producer ANDY SNEAP: Interview Posted Online

The Earache/Wicked World Records web site has posted a lengthy interview with acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap. Sneap, a former guitarist for the once-promising U.K. metal outfit SABBAT (which featured in its ranks future SKYCLAD frontman Martin Walkyier), has worked with a number of the top underground heavy metal acts of the last few ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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Filmmakers: METALLICA Are Incredible Risk Takers

METALLICA documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky recently spoke to U-Wire.com about the band's decision to spend $4 million of their own money to make a film that's some fans may feel make METALLICA seem like selfish whiners who do nothing but bicker and bitch at one another. "These guys are risk takers. Always ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Appear On Upcoming KISS Tribute Album

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be collaborating with Norwegian glam-rockers WIG WAM on a new version of the KISS classic "I Was Made For Loving You" for KISS Army Norway's upcoming tribute album, tentatively due this summer. "We have the intention of making the ultimate version of the song with an extended guitar solo ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again), World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first to be officially certified by Simmons as ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Two DVDs On The Way

According to MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson announced during an appearance on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" that bassist Steve Harris would shortly begin work on a "Dance of Death Tour" DVD. In addition, Bruce mentioned that he would be releasing a solo "Best Of" DVD (including live footage) sometime before the end of the year. ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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Ex-MSG Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Schedules Solo Concert

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Robin McAuley will be performing a solo show on Friday, April 30 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. Robin will be performing songs from MSG, GRAND PRIX, UFO and his solo career. Also appearing will be RINGSIDE, DISPOSABLE YOUTH and A.D.D. For additional information, call (818) 342-1563. As previously reported, ...

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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK To Tour Scandinavia

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour in April. In addition, he will be appearing at the KISS Expo in Stockholm on April 10. Bruce will be performing a set like the one he played on his recent Australian tour, including solo material from "Audiodog" and "Transformer", and KISS songs ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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