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Former THE WILDHEARTS Drummer Resurfaces In SECURITY

Former THE WILDHEARTS/GRAND THEFT AUDIO drummer Ritch Battersby and ex-GRAND THEFT AUDIO singer Jay Butler have joined forces in a new band called SECURITY. Commented THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger: "Hey y'all. If you haven't already heard SECURITY, Ritch (ex-WILDHEARTS) new band, then I strongly suggest that you give their demo's a download and a listen. ...

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AEROSMITH Tattoo & Piercing Contest Underway

The official AEROSMITH fan club Aero Force One is holding a contest for the best AEROSMITH tattoos and piercings, according to Launch Radio Networks. The grand prize is an autographed copy of the group's latest CD, "Honkin' On Bobo", and a $200 shopping spree in the Aero Force One online store, while the second- and ...

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HIMSA To Film Video For 'A Girl In Glass'

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video for "A Girl In Glass" on Tuesday, June 25 with director Kevin Leonard (NEVERMORE) in Los Angeles. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed Prosthetic debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band will embark on a round of dates with labelmates BYZANTINE in July leading up to ...

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SILENCER: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of Colorado metallers SILENCER performing the track "Descending The Ziggurat" has been posted online at this location. The clip was filmed on April 17, 2004 at the Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, CO. The European edition of SILENCER's "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun", was released last October through ...

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CANDLEMASS Split Up — Again

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have officially split up — seemingly for the last time. "We are truly sorry to inform you that CANDLEMASS have disbanded!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "This is sad news for us and everybody else that love this fantastic band. There will be no more gigs, no new ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Fights Premature Birth

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has been named the Grand Marshall and Chairperson of the March of Dimes ride, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23 in Westbury, New York. Over 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will join Dee Snider to help the March of Dimes raise money to pursue its mission and fight premature ...

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Unsigned Trio ZO2 To Tour U.S. With KISS And POISON

According to a posting on their web site, Brooklyn-based trio ZO2 have secured the prestigious opening slot for this summer's KISS/POISON tour. "This would be an outstanding achievement for any band but the truly remarkable fact is that ZO2 is as yet unsigned," the group write. "The thrill of a relative unknown opening ...

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Former MSG Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Announces New Solo Date

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Robin McAuley will perform at at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, July 16. Robin is expected to play songs from MSG, GRAND PRIX, UFO and his solo career. Click here to see photos from McAuley's last appearance at Paladino's. As previously reported, McAuley is among the ...

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LAMB OF GOD Name New Album

LAMB OF GOD have set "Ashes of the Wake" as the title of their new album release. The follow-up to 2003's "As the Palaces Burn" is currently being recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond, VA with producer Machine (WHITE ZOMBIE, (HED)P.E., PITCHSHIFTER, ONE MINUTE SILENCE) and is tentatively set for a late summer release ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Guitarist Joins VINCE NEIL

Jason Hook, guitarist for Vince Neil's (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band to join pop singer Hilary Duff. Replacing him in Neil's group will be ADLER'S APPETITE axeman Keri Kelli. "European fans should take note that this means Keri will not be touring with ADLER'S APPETITE on their upcoming European tour," reads a posting on Keri's web ...

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TRIVIUM Secure Slot On ICED EARTH Tour

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have confirmed in a posting on their web site that they have secured a slot on the second leg of ICED EARTH's North American tour beginning on June 1 in Las Vegas Nevada. Also appearing on the bill will be BEYOND THE EMBRACE. Filling in on bass for TRIVIUM during the tour ...

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Fan Shot After Attending GWAR Concert

A GWAR fan was shot on a Texas freeway while returning home from seeing the group in Dallas on April 27. According to a May 8 story published in the Star-Telegram, Brandon Fortich said that car pulled alongside him as he rested in the parking lot of La Quinta Inn on Northwest 19th Street in ...

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SHADOWS FALL Name New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have set "The War Within" as the title of their fourth full-length release, tentatively scheduled for an early September release through Century Media Records. The new album, produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts, will feature the tracks "The Power Of I & I" and ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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BLOWSIGHT Confirmed For Sweden's MOMENT 22 Festival

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have been confirmed for the Moment 22 festival on July 3 in Fagersta, Sweden. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, BLOWSIGHT will perform an acoustic show at the KGB Bar in Stockholm on May 18. Entrance is free. ...

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ALICE COOPER To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Alice Cooper is being awarded an honorary doctorate by a Christian liberal arts college, according to the Associated Press. The 56-year-old will receive the honorary degree at Grand Canyon University's commencement ceremony Saturday. Cooper, whose classic albums include "Killer", and "Welcome to my Nightmare", has been a financial supporter of the school, university officials said. ...

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BLOWSIGHT To Play Acoustic Show

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have lined up an acoustic show at the KGB Bar in Stockholm on May 18. Entrance is free. The group's next live appearance will take place on Saturday, May 15 at The Grand in Uppsala, Sweden. BLOWSIGHT's video for the track "Breather" ...

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ICED EARTH: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ICED EARTH have added more dates in June as part of their extremely successful North American headlining tour in support of their latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". It is not presently clear if CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY — the two support acts on the current leg of ICED EARTH's tour — will be part ...

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