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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

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THE RED CHORD Announce New Drummer

THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk has issued the following update regarding the group's drummer search: "After the last year of having a rotating spot behind the kit, we have finally found a drummer who we believe will be the permanent guy from here on out. His name is Brad Fickeisen. Some folks from Massachusetts ...

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DISSECTION Joined By MAYHEM Singer At Budapest Gig

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION were joined by newly reappointed MAYHEM singer Attila Csihar (ex-TORMENTOR, ABYGOR) for renditions of two old-school black metal hymns, "Elizabeth Bathory" (TORMENTOR) and "Freezing Moon" (MAYHEM), during the band's appearance at Kultiplex in Budapest, Hungary Wednesday night (Nov. 17). According to one eyewitness, "the packed house went absolutely crazy." DISSECTION ...

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ULI JON ROTH Comments On DEEP PURPLE Jam

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Uli Jon Roth made a surprise appearance [Sunday night, Nov. 14] with DEEP PURPLE at Cardiff Arena. Uli had just attended the show as a backstage guest, but was spontaneously invited to join the band for the last encore, which ...

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ULI JON ROTH Jams With DEEP PURPLE In Cardiff

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth joined DEEP PURPLE on stage at Cardiff International Arena in the U.K. Sunday night (Nov. 14) for the encore of "Black Night", according to the PURPLE fan site TheHighwayStar.com. As previously reported, former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord joined the band on stage at the Wembley Arena in London on ...

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DEEP PURPLE Joined By Former Keyboardist At London Concert

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord joined the band on stage at the Wembley Arena in London on Saturday (Nov. 13) for a rendition of the DP classic "Black Night". According to a posting on the DEEP PURPLE fan site TheHighwayStar.com, Lord's appearance on stage was apparently a surprise to the band as well — ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS, THE CULT, JANE'S ADDICTION Members Perform At Benefit Concert

DOHENY guitarist/former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has posted the following report regarding the Help The Homeless benefit concert he performed on Wednesday (Nov. 10) with former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy, and former JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney, among others: "So [Wednesday] night was a huge success. The ...

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DISSECTION Announce Release Date For New EP

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will release their much-anticipated comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", on November 16 via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Armed with a fresh lineup, consisting of mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar), Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL, DAWN), DISSECTION describe the ...

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SLAYER Sampled In New Rap Song: Audio Available

A host of SLAYER riffs have been sampled in a track called "Don't Fuck Wit Me" on the new LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ album, "Crunk Juice", due on November 16 via TVT Records. The song, which was produced by longtime SLAYER producer Rick Rubin, is available for streaming online at

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CODESEVEN To Tour With A STATIC LULLABY, HOPESFALL

North Carolina's CODESEVEN will be embarking on a nationwide this fall alongside A STATIC LULLABY and HOPESFALL. The group will be supporting their latest album, "Dancing Echoes/Dead Sounds", which was produced by Michael Birnbaum (COHEED & CAMBRIA, STRAYLIGHT RUN). A video for "All The Best Dreams" was directed by Dale Resteghini (FEAR FACTORY, GOD FORBID, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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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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