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ANTHRAX Announce 'Warm-Up' Show In Hollywood

ANTHRAX have announced a one-off date on Thursday, April 8 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, The gig, which will serve as a "warm-up" concert for their Japanese/Australian tour, "is a show not to be missed" guitarist Scott Ian writes on the band's web site. "We're letting [the fans] know first ...

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ANTHRAX Comment On FRANK BELLO's Departure

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian have issued separate statements confirming the departure of bassist Frank Bello. What follows are Charlie and Scott's statements in their entirety: Charlie Benante: "Hey everyone in Anthraxland, I know things are getting out of control and I wanted to speak to our friends about this situation. The ...

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RAG MEN: Live Video Posted Online

A video of RAG MEN performing live at a recent show in Albany, New York has been posted online at this location. RAG MEN is the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS) and drummer Rigg ...

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KITTIE Settle Lawsuit With ARTEMIS, Begin Recording New Album

Canadian metal band KITTIE have settled their lawsuit against Artemis Records and will spend the month of March recording their third release, titled "Until the End". The band are recording at Longview Farm Studios with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX). "We are excited that ...

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MELDRUM Jam With LEMMY: Photos Available

MELDRUM, the Swedish band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), have posted photos taken at their Jan. 20 gig at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California, where they were joined by MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister for a rendition of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "No Class" (a song previously covered ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Hollywood Gig Planned, Album Guest Appearance Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing on Thursday, March 11 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. Showtime will be 11:00 p.m. For information and directions, visit www.clubvodka.com. In other news, Bonnet has confirmed that he will participate in Italian guitar virtuoso Matteo Filippini's project, MOONSTONE, ...

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RAG MEN: More Tour Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have confirmed a couple days with VIETNOM in Canada right before leaving for Europe. Upon returning home from Europe, the band will ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Be Interviewed By CNN

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan (vocals) and Roger Glover (bass) will be interviewed by CNN on March 2 for broadcast later that same day. No further details are available at this time. In other news, DEEP PURPLE were joined by Joe Satriani during their concert in San Francisco on Wednesday (Feb. 11) for a rendition of ...

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LEMMY's Rockabilly Project To Release Live DVD

LEMMY, SLIM JIM & DANNY B., the rockabilly project featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, STRAY CATS' Slim Jim Phantom and THE ROCKATS' Danny B. Harvey, filmed their January 13 performance at The Cat Club in Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD, due later in the year. Among the cover songs performed by the group during ...

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LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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RAG MEN: European Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), will be embarking on a European tour in late March. Prior to the European dates, RAG MEN will complete a short East ...

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Former Member Of JETHRO TULL Changes Sex

A former member of JETHRO TULL has had a sex-change operation and become a woman, it was revealed today. Once bearded keyboard player David Palmer now has long blonde hair and wears make-up and black leggings and calls herself Dee, reports the Evening Standard. She broke the news to flute-playing frontman Ian Anderson by saying: ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Jams With MELDRUM In Hollywood

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister came up on stage during MELDRUM's set at Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California Tuesday night (Jan. 20) for a rendition of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "No Class" (a song previously covered by MELDRUM on a MOTÖRHEAD tribute album). In addition, MELDRUM performed a track they recently co-wrote with Lemmy, entitled "Miss Me ...

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RAG MEN: East Coast Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have lined up the following shows in late February: Feb. 27 - Albany, NY @ Valentine's (w/ BLOOD FOR BLOOD, MURDERER'S ROW) ...

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CHIMAIRA Split With Drummer, Replace Him With SOILWORK's EVENSAND

CHIMAIRA have parted ways with drummer Andy Herrick and have replaced him with SOILWORK skinsman Richard Evensand. CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter called into "The Metal Show" in Cleveland Sunday night (January 4) and discussed the circumstances behind the lineup change. The following are several excerpts from that interview: On Andy's departure: Mark: "The other evening ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Records Second 'Solo' Track With SKEW SISKIN

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister spent time at Berlin's Monongo studios between December 15 and 18 for another session with SKEW SISKIN to record a second track for his upcoming solo album. The songtitles are "Stand Upon The Mountain" and "Don't Matter To Me", both written by Lemmy and performed by SKEW SISKIN with Lemmy on ...

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RAG MEN Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on February 17, 2004 through Eulogy Records. The CD, which will ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: No One But Me Has The Right To Use 'WHITESNAKE' Name

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on his former bandmates' decision to use the "classic WHITESNAKE" banner for their new project, M3. M3, who feature in their ranks Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark ...

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