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RAINBOW To Reunite For Tour?

According to a posting on The Dio Message Board, RAINBOW may reform for a series of live shows after all. Word has it that Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy's management company Niji Management may be looking at getting the members of the group back together for a number of live appearances. The lineup ...

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Paying Tribute To TOMMY VANCE

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com has issued the following statement regarding the pasing of former BBC Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance: "If there's one person I really owe a debt to in my career it's Tommy Vance. It might be hard for those outside the U.K. to realize just how important Tommy was to the U.K. ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN 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 ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has 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 ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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THE RODS To Reunite For Exclusive New York Show

THE RODS (David "Rock" Feinstein, Gary Bordonaro, and Carl Canedy) will be getting back together for an exclusive show in Cortland at Mackenzy's (Bill Dallaire's new club on Main Street in Cortland, NY, formerly known as Escape) on Saturday, March 26, 2005. Opening for THE RODS will be (I-100 radio's official morning show band) NASTY ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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DIO: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

DIO will be embarking on a U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 09 - Sheffield, UK @ Foundry Oct. 10 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 11 - Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 13 - Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle University Oct. 14 - Glasgow, UK @ Academy Oct. 15 - ...

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Former CROWN 10 Guitarist Launches New Band With DIO Guitarist's Brother

Former CROWN 10 guitarist/vocalist James Brady has started a new as-yet-unnamed project with bassist Eric Goldy (younger brother of DIO guitarist Craig Goldy) and drummer Frank Dolan (longtime friend and collaborator of ANNIHILATOR/EXTREME drummer Mike Mangini in his "Rhythm Knowledge" books). Commented James: "It's great to be back to doing what I love the most. ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Among The Living' Lineup Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ANTHRAX's legendary "Among the Living" lineup has been confirmed for 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 ANTHRAX ("Among the Living" lineup) BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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SOILWORK, SAMAEL Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Sweden's SOILWORK and Switzerland's SAMAEL 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 GRAVE DIGGER IN ...

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MEGADETH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at Tuesday night's (Feb. 15) concert in Stockholm that the band will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock festival — presumably as the third headliner along with MÖTLEY CRÜE and ACCEPT. The 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival will be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The billing ...

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More NAMM Photos Posted Online

Yahoo! Music (formerly Launch) has uploaded a number of exclusive photos taken at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, California. Included on the site are pictures of Vinnie Paul (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie James Dio, as well as members ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On DANZIG Tour; Complete New Album

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour alongside DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM this week. The trek, which kicks off on Feb. 18 and runs through March 15, is the group's first official U.S. tour in support of "Ashes To Embers", their critically acclaimed debut album. EYES OF FIRE also just ...

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