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TWISTED SISTER's Show In Naples, Italy Cancelled

TWISTED SISTER's previously announced show at the Noble Roman's Field in Naples, Italy this past Saturday (August 30) was reportedly cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. The concert, which originally was slated for Vicenza, was being sponsored by the United Service Organizations and Armed Forces Entertainment. After the free concert, band members were ...

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JACK OSBOURNE to Host British TV Series

Jack Osbourne, the 17-year-old son of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, will host "Union Jack", a new television series set to air on Britain's Channel 4 in November, according to the Associated Press. The program will follow Osbourne to parties, premieres and celebrity haunts in Los Angeles and feature his opinions on the latest movies ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Rock Naples

Kendra Helmer of Stars and Stripes reports that TWISTED SISTER will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday (August 30) at the Noble Roman's Field in Naples, Italy at the Gricignano support site. After the free concert, band members will briefly sign autographs, said Sabrina Pullido, Naples USO operations manager. The concert, which originally was slated for ...

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PARAGON Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PARAGON have parted ways with guitarist Claudius Cremer and have replaced him with Günny "Gunman" Kruse from the IRON MAIDEN cover band POWERSLAVE. "Because of his studies, [Claudius] moved to Darmstadt which is about 600 kilometers away from Hamburg and over the last month it became clear that he couldn't put too ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Says He Is In Shock Over Kin's Rubout

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider told the New York Daily News Wednesday that the gangland-style slaying of his brother-in-law has left his family crushed and desperate for answers. "We're sitting here, trying to find out what happened," Snider said. "We have no clues." Vincent Gargiulo, a steelworker, was shot in the head Monday on W. ...

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NY Post: DEE SNIDER Pleads For Help In In-Law Slay

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider made a passionate plea for help to find the killer of his wife's brother yesterday, a day after the 34-year-old construction worker was gunned down in New York City. "We are hoping to get whoever did this. We have no idea why this would happen to him," Snider, 48, told ...

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GREAT WHITE Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Rhode Island Concert Tragedy

Six months after the deadly West Warwick nightclub fire, state prosecutors are completing their investigation, according to a report published Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to seek involuntary manslaughter indictments against the nightclub's owners and a rock band's tour manager, the Boston Globe reported in its Sunday editions. The charges would be brought against Jeffrey and ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: Whack-y Tale Of A Big Mixup

Tracy Connor of The New York Daily News reports that "Courtney Love admits she's got a few problems - but getting slapped in the face by an amorous Virgin Records executive is not one of them. "A day after police reported that Love had accused Senior Vice President Josh Deutsch of coming on to her ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Career-Spanning Collection In October

MOTÖRHEAD will issue a five-CD, 99-song career-spanning overview, titled "Stone Deaf Forever!", on October 7 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. It's the first fully comprehensive box set containing recordings made for multiple record companies during the period 1975-2002. And it's also the first one ever released with full band approval. The track listing was compiled with input ...

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JACK OSBOURNE To Make Feature Acting Debut

MTV reality star Jack Osbourne will make his feature acting debut in the Olsen twins' comedy vehicle "New York Minute", which is currently shooting in Toronto, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The son of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne will play the young manager of a band featuring Mary-Kate Olsen's character, a 17-year-old punk-rock ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains KISS' Longevity

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told The Toronto Sun that the secret to the band's longevity lies in defining themselves as a flashy band that plays non-flashy music, rather than the other way around. "When you think about it, we make no sense, because we're completely against fashion," he said. "Look at us — we ...

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EIDOLON To Release 'Apostles Of Defiance' In October

Canada's EIDOLON have completed their latest slab of molten metal, "Apostles Of Defiance", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says drummer Shawn Drover, "This is our ultimate heavy metal statement we have made as a band, period!!!! We have really busted out balls to make sure this record is the best we could ...

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BLAZED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and MTV VJ (click here for more info), have posted five songs from their recently completed demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01.

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Former WARRIOR SOUL Singer Announces New York City Gig

Former WARRIOR SOUL frontman Kory Clarke will be performing at Meow Mix in New York City on Sunday, August 3. Kory will be playing the drums and singing selections from his debut solo album, "Opium Hotel", as well as never-before-heard tracks from his next record, "Front Man". Also set to appear on the bill are ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Release New Album In October

MY DYING BRIDE have set up camp in the Academy Studios to record the follow-up to the 2001 release, "The Dreadful Hours". As yet, the album has no title, but as the band recently celebrated their 13th anniversary, the working title is "The Thirteenth Chapter". According to objective observers who have eavesdropped around the studio, ...

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TWISTED SISTER, TOMMY LEE Confirmed For Hungary's POWERFEST

TWISTED SISTER and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer TOMMY LEE have been added to the list of artists set to perform at Powerfest, a weekend-long festival that blends the best in music, motor sports, and entertainment. The three-day event will make its debut on August 1-3 in Budapest, Hungary. Each morning will blast off with a ...

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VOIVOD Singer: 'JASON NEWSTED Simply Rules!'

VOIVOD vocalist Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake) has posted the following update to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here I am at Ozzfest. It's incredible to think that I'm actually part of this great circus for BAD people. I love it. Here's a few words to resume the last months. ...

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Former BLUE CHEER Member ETHAN JAMES Dead At 56

Ethan James, a member of the '60s heavy metal band BLUE CHEER who shifted in the 1980s to a behind-the-scenes role as producer and engineer on dozens of recordings, has died, the Los Angeles Times has reported. He was 56 years old. James died June 19 in San Francisco after an eight-month battle with liver ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Devore Photos Posted Online

CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD, TWISTED METHOD, SWORN ENEMY, SHADOWS FALL, THE REVOLUTION SMILE, MOTORGRATER, MEMENTO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, GRADE 8, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE were among the bands that performed live at Ozzfest 2003 at the Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, California over the weekend. Check out pictures from LFI. ...

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CRYPTIC WINTERMOON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's CRYPTIC WINTERMOON are the final act to be confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE II CIRCLE CRYPTIC WINTERMOON ...

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