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ULI JON ROTH To Perform At German In-Store

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) will be performing and signing autographs at a special in-store appearance on March 13 at Hot Shot Records in the center of Hannover, Germany at Nordmann Passage 1. Fans will have a unique and rare chance to get their albums signed, to meet Uli in person and to ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All, "As some of you may have heard I recently had lower back surgery. It seemed early on that things were going well with my recovery, however in recent weeks a new problem has developed. I will be ...

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M.O.D. Announce New Guitarist

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have announced the addition of guitarist Jon Aaron to the group's ranks. "Basically, I sent a demo to Billy Milano for his production ad that was on his website www.BillyMilano.com," the 22-year-old said of the circumstances that led to him landing the gig. ...

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THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Release Debut CD In May

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will issue their debut album in May. An extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S. will follow the release. The group's live performances will cover material from Oliva's solo CD as well as "a bountiful assortment" of SAVATAGE ...

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Report: KELLY OSBOURNE 'Doing It' for ABC Pilot

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kelly Osbourne is making her first foray into scripted series with ABC's drama pilot "Doing It". Based on British author Melvin Burgess' controversial young-adult novel, "Doing It" centers on the sexual antics of three 16-year-old Seattle boys: Dino (Sean Farris), Jonathan (Chris Lowell) and Ben (Jon Foster). Osbourne, star of ...

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PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC, CROOKED To Tour Together

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC and CROOKED will be teaming up for the "All Things Lost Tour 2004" beginning in early February. CROOKED will be playing without drummer Gerry Sayong, who recently left the group to focus on his family. Angel from GENITORTURERS will be filling in for the tour, but CROOKED will continue to audition drummers. ...

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Former RADAKKA Members Launch New Project

SLICK, the Illinois-based band featuring former members of RADAKKA and REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE, have launched their official web site at www.slickband.com. Consisting of Dean Maltese (lead vocals, bass), Jon Dobbs (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Alano (guitar) and Frank Alongi (drums, backing vocals), the quartet describe their material as a mixture of "the crushing ...

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ICED EARTH's SCHAFFER Explains Guitarist's Departure

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about the departure of guitarist Larry Tarnowski prior to the recording of the group's latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". According to Schaffer, Tarnowski, an ICED EARTH member for five years, left before the recording sessions after expressing frustration over his limited role. "He may ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour The U.K. In April

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) and Sky Orchestra will perform a number of concerts in the U.K. in April 2004. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Roth will be the special guest during UFO's upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. UFO ...

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EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE Ink Deal With VIASTAR HOLDINGS

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE, the melodic hard rock group featuring vocalist David Van Landing (ex-MSG) plus former CRIMSON GLORY members Jon Drenning (lead guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Ravi Jakohtia (drums), has inked a deal with Viastar Holdings Inc. Viastar acquired Quadra Records, which released the group's self-titled debut album in the U.K. in 1996, as ...

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Report: Civil War History Set To Heavy Metal

Christina Kauffman of York Sunday News reports that for those who like to serve their Civil War history with a dose of heavy metal music, Indiana-based ICED EARTH has released "The Glorious Burden", a 12-track compact disc that highlights historic moments using an electric guitar. A self-proclaimed history buff from an early age, ICED EARTH ...

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TIM OWENS: 'I Would Never Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST'

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim Owens spoke to FoundryMusic.com Friday (January 16) about his departure from PRIEST, the "drinking incident" with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer that was spotlighted in the current issue of Revolver magazine, and his plans for a solo project. Asked if he would ever consider rejoining JUDAS PRIEST for ...

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THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Begin Pre-Production For Debut Album

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will begin pre-production next week for the group's first album, tentatively due in late spring, "just in time for the Euro-festival run and anywhere else we can perform in Europe while we are there," according to drummer Christopher ...

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TIM OWENS 'Pissed Off' By JON SCHAFFER's Drunken Antics

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim Owens has revealed to Revolver magazine that he was worried that joining forces with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer was a bad idea shortly after the band started a press tour of Europe in October. No sooner had he and Schaffer arrived in Spain than the guitarist hit ...

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USURPER Announce New Singer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have announced the addition of vocalist Danny Lawson to the group's ranks. "Danny was the vocalist for the December 26 USURPER show at the Metro in Chicago, and simply his performance SLAYED!" the band write on their web site. "He was the perfect fit for USURPER and the chemistry on stage ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak At Miami University

Jon Gambrell of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Ted Nugent will talk about his political views for this year's Conservative Week at Miami University. His speech is scheduled for February 19 and will be sponsored by Miami's College Republicans. Matt Nolan, a junior political science and history major and president of College Republicans, says ...

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The Glorious Burden - ICED EARTH

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer hit the heavy metal jackpot when he managed to convince former JUDAS PRIEST screamer Tim Owens to join the group's ranks following the departure of longtime singer Matt Barlow earlier in the year. Arguably the finest metal vocalist of the last decade, Owens' prowess was well documented on PRIEST's last ...

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TIM OWENS Defends ICED EARTH Guitarist Against Detractors

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim Owens recently spoke to Electric Basement about the experience of singing for the veteran British heavy metal band and his decision to join ICED EARTH as the replacement for Matt Barlow. Asked about ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer's reputation as someone who can be extremely difficult to work with, Owens said, ...

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