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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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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BEHEMOTH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE DIO DREAM THEATER ENSLAVED EXCITER GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Heading To U.K. For Tour Rehearsals

According to a posting on RACER X's official web site, drummer Scott Travis is heading to the U.K. to begin rehearsals for JUDAS PRIEST's world tour in support of their upcoming "Angel of Retribution" CD. The band will have about two weeks to get their chops down before hitting the road. JUDAS PRIEST will be ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 25 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone/Tulliklubi w/ HAMMERFALL, LORDI, FIREWIND: Apr. 21 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Apr. 22 - Filderstadt, GER @ Filharmonie Apr. 23 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Apr. 24 - Oberhausen, GER @ Turbinenhalle ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH and SAVOY BROWN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BEHEMOTH BLACKFOOT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have set "Tools of Destruction" as the title of their third full-length album, tentatively due in Europe on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. Release dates for the USA and Japan will be announced soon. "Tools of Destruction" was mixed at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. ...

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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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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM THEATER FORCE OF EVIL HAMMERFALL HELIX HELLFUELED KANSAS MAGNUM ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST To Embark On Japanese Tour In Late April/Early May

JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support ...

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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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Drummer TOMMY ALDRIDGE Says OZZY Made Fun Of RONNIE JAMES DIO

In an interview with the Dio Message Board, legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) addressed the confusion as to why his picture appeared on the OZZY OSBOURNE "Diary of a Madman" album sleeve when he was not the drummer on the recording (Lee Kerslake was). "I think it's pretty obvious that it's not my ...

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WAR & PEACE To Release Live Album In April

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, are currently mixing their live album for an April release via Z Records. The album was recorded during the band's headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19. The band's set was an ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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MANDY LION Working On New Solo Album, DVD

Vocalist Mandy Lion (WWIII, ex-WICKED ALLIANCE) is currently working with his solo band on material for a new CD release. A full-length DVD will also be finished within the first quarter of 2005. Last fall, the reformed WWIII, featuring Lion, Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) on bass, and Moni ...

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PHANTOM-X: Demo Tracks Available For Download

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), have uploaded their three-song demo at their official web site. The demo, which was engineered and produced by Sterling Winfield (DAMAGEPLAN, KING DIAMOND, PANTERA), includes the tracks "Storms ...

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GOADED: Audio Samples Posted Online

GOADED (formerly DRIVEN), the California-based band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G and DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier, have released their new, self-titled CD via Tracy's Spooky G label. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Disclaimer 02. Stand 03. Feed the Fire 04. Bound 05. Flow 06. Headphones 07. ...

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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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TESTAMENT: 'Seen Between The Lines' DVD Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming DVD release of TESTAMENT's classic "Seen Between the Lines" band documentary. A fan favorite for over a decade, "Seen Between the Lines" was originally released on VHS in 1991 and has been re-recorded in DVD format to enhance picture clarity and sound quality for today's TESTAMENT followers. "Seen ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist's 1984 Solo Album To Be Reissued On CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover's 1984 solo album "The Mask" is scheduled to be reissued on CD by Cherry Red. The album, which was available on CD via the Connoisseur label several years ago but has since gone out of print, will not include the bonus track "Unnatural", which had previously only appeared on 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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