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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

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), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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MISERY INDEX Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

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 parted ways with drummer Matt Byers. "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss ...

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DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

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IRON MAIDEN Light Designer MARTIN BRENNAN Interviewed

The Spanish IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenZone.com has posted a brand-new interview with MAIDEN's longtime light designer Martin Brennan. Asked what the process is for the light design of the MAIDEN shows, Brennan said, "I know how MAIDEN should look, and how the audience expect to see the band. Then, I am told the dates, ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Part Ways With BRUCE CHICKINSON, Vow To Carry On

THE IRON MAIDENS, one of the best-known IRON MAIDEN tribute bands in existence (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock band PHANTOM BLUE), have parted ways with vocalist Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson). "Up until this time we have tried to keep things under tight lip to avoid any uncomfortable feelings that might ...

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G.S.O. To Support BRUCE KULICK In Scandinavia

Swedish rockers G.S.O. will support former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and his band on a tour through Scandinavia in April. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. G.S.O.'s new album, "How To Get Ahead In Life", is due on March 24 through GMR Music. More information on the group can be obtained via their ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed Until May

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to May 18 from the previously announced April 20. The title track, "Asshole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. Like his 1978 self-titled solo album, "Asshole" features a number of ...

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METALJAM 2004 To Benefit The CURE AUTISM NOW! FOUNDATION

WRATHCHILD, the Los Angeles-based IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring former SINERGY/NEW EDEN bassist Melanie Sisneros (a.k.a. Steve Heiress), DREAMS OF DAMNATION/HANGAR 18 drummer Dave Chedrick, ex-THE IRON MAIDENS singer Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson), CREEPING DEATH guitarist James "Dave Moore-y" Moore, and PROPHECY guitarist John "Virtual Adrian" Leighton, are scheduled to perform at MetalJam 2004, ...

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KISS: New Book Focuses On Band's Songs And Recordings

The new KISSFAQ book "KISS & Related Recordings Focus: Music! The Songs, The Demos, The Lyrics, and Stories!" has been completed and will be published in the next few weeks (anticipated shipping second week of March). Covering over 1800 songs, demos, and lyrics, from KISS and its associated past and present members the "KISS & ...

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METALLICA's 'Monster' To Receive Limited Release In July

METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", will be released in early July in small theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to MTV.com. Then, when the band returns from Europe to the States to tour in the fall, the movie will be shown in almost every city on the tour ...

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Report: METALLICA Land Distribution Deal For 'Monster' Documentary

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been picked up for U.S. theatrical distribution by IFC Films, according to Zap2it.com. The film, which is owned by METALLICA, was directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The filmmakers and the band agreed to pursue an unusual way of managing ...

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It's Official: GENE SIMMONS Is An '***hole'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has set "***hole" as the title of his highly anticipated solo album, due on April 20 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. The title track, ""***hole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. This release will mark the second solo album from Simmons since his self-titled platinum ...

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YAKUZA Complete Work on New Demos, Seek Replacement Bassist

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA have finished demoing material for their upcoming release, tentatively titled "Dishonor". Singer/saxophonist Bruce Lamont describes the music as "much more dynamically intense and stylistically even more adventurous" than past projects. "Our intention was never to find a specific formula and stick with it, be it jazz-influenced, metal or whatever," he ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Tour Named 'Most Creative'

The AEROSMITH/KISS concert pairing was named the "Most Creative Tour Package" at the annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, which took place February 6 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The star-studded gala was hosted by acid-tongued comedian Lewis Black and was attended by concert industry professionals from around the world. Each year, the Concert ...

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LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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METALLICA's Four-Million-Dollar 'Monster' Hits The Road

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — cost a whopping $4 million to produce, according to a recent article in the ...

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Swedish THE SWEET Tribute: Audio Available

Current and former members of KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THUNDER, HUGHES & TURNER PROJECT, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, AT VANCE, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN, LION'S SHARE, NARNIA and RADIOACTIVE have contributed to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET, titled "The Sweet According To Sweden", due on February 9 through Rivel Records. Liner notes for the ...

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METALLICA Documentary Filmmakers Hope To Reach Wider Audience

Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to New York's The Journal News about the much-anticipated project, which will have its debut next Wednesday at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Berlinger, 42, who made the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky, says ...

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