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YES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Progressive rock supergroup YES the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER MOTÖRHEAD QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP BLIND GUARDIAN JETHRO TULL Y&T YES ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR PINK CREAM ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Finish Tracking Debut

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have completed recording basic tracks for the group's debut CD, titled "A Beautiful Sickness". Vocals will be laid down by Forrest in late January, with the ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: No Plans To Record A New Album

Recently reunited hair rockers TWISTED SISTER have no plans to record new material and are saying good-bye to fans with the upcoming "farewell" tour, which will last up to three years. "I understand what it is, it's nostalgia," frontman Dee Snider told New Jersey's The Star-Ledger. "I'm not trying to restart my career. All my ...

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EUROPE To Issue CD+DVD Box Set Next Year

'80s hard rockers EUROPE will release a joint CD & DVD box next year containing the group's biggest hits as well as demos, live recordings and previously-unreleased material, frontman Joey Tempest told Sweden's biggest daily newspaper Aftonbladet. The band — Tempest, John Norum (guitar), Kee Marcello (guitar), Ian Haugland (drums), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, QUEENSRŸCHE, URIAH HEEP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

MOTÖRHEAD, QUEENSRŸCHE, URIAH HEEP, SQUEALER and TWINBALL are the latest artists confirmed to appear at the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER MOTÖRHEAD QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP BLIND GUARDIAN JETHRO ...

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DEE SNIDER: How My Song Ended Up On CELINE DION's Album

In what ranks as one of the most unlikely pairings to ever rock the music world, a Christmas ballad written by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was recorded by Celine Dion for her first Christmas album, 1998's "These Are Special Times", which went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide. The song, which was re-titled ...

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BITCH Reunite, Confirm Appearance At BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, have reunited and will make their European live debut at the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival on Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. "Back in the Eighties, Betsy Weiss [became] known as 'Pat Benatar's evil twin' and sang herself into metal's hall of ...

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Man Convicted In Killing Of Former KISS Guitarist's Ex-Wife

A Hartford Superior Court jury convicted Gregory McArthur of felony murder, manslaughter, larceny and kidnapping charges Friday in connection with the 1998 death of the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent and part-time escort AnnMarie Cusano, according to the Hartford Courant. But the jury acquitted McArthur of charges of murder, capital murder and robbery ...

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KID ROCK: 'I've Got Two Albums In The Can'

KID ROCK is set to take a huge leap back into the music world in 2003. "I got two albums in the can and more to come," Rock told MTV News. "I want to do a country album, a rap album, another KID ROCK album, a TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER BAND album and some other side ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Headline BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

The reunited TWISTED SISTER, who yesterday announced their participation in next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, have now been officially confirmed to headline the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. According to the official Bang Your Head newsletter, "the 'Sick Motherfuckers' will be ...

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TWISTED SISTER In Talks To Embark On Reunion Tour

TWISTED SISTER are strongly rumored to be planning a reunion tour in 2003, including a headlining appearance at the next installment of Sweden Rock Festival. The band, who reunited for their first performance in 14 years at last year's "New York Steel" benefit for the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Release Jazz Rock Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland's new project OHM, a Los Angeles-based jazz rock trio consisting of major label and studio musicians, have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut CD, due in early 2003 via Lion Music. It is as follows: 01. Peanut Buddha 02. Lovesong 03. Came To Believe 04. ID 05. Between ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 75% Of KURT's Personal Documents Remain Private

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Smells like mean spirit. That's what Courtney Love thinks of critics of her decision to release the journals of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Love told us she'd protected Cobain's surviving friends and family by ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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DEE SNIDER: More Solo Gigs Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has announced the following solo gigs: Oct. 31 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Hotel (private show) Nov. 08 – Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour Nov. 23 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown Dec. 06 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Dec. 13 – New York, NY @ Don Hills ...

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