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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Play Surprise Gig

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE played a surprise show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Feb. 8). The group's 40-minute, ten-song set featured three tunes from their upcoming album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", including "Little Sister", "Burn The Witch", and "The Long Slow Goodbye", as well ...

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NASUM Talk About Missing Singer: 'It's Hard To Comprehend What Has Happened'

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson recently spoke exclusively to Sweden's Close-Up magazine about the group's singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk, who is among the more than 500 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 whole thing feels so totally ...

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Alien - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

"Well, aren't you just a traveling shitstorm?" A more appropriate quote couldn't be found for Devin Townsend, nor STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's new one, "Alien". This release has untouchable frenetic speed, fuming and frenzied honesty at its purest, a radical shift in what we've come to know as "extreme" metal, topped off with Devin screaming like ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In March

Candlelight Records USA has set a March 22 release date for PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut album, "A Beautiful Sickness". "A Beautiful Sickness" was previously released in Europe last September through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). PROJECT: FAILING FLESH have almost completed work on their sophomore album, "The Conjoned". "Only additional keys and vocals remain ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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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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