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GLENN HUGHES To Perform In Orlando

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will perform at The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 27. He will be joined at the gig by guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Gary Ferguson. In other news, Hughes will embark on a short tour with Alex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley ...

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CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Play With QUO VADIS

CRYPTOPSY's Alex Auburn will fill in on guitar for two QUO VADIS shows late this month. QUO VADIS, who will be the support act for ANONYMUS on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal and March 22 at Kashmir in Quebec City, are currently working on their new album, which they have been recording during various ...

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BELPHEGOR Commence Work On New CD

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are currently at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the summer. "Eight brand-new, high-speed-brutality tracks" are being laid down for the follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan", which is expected to be completed by the end of March. ...

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RUSH To Take A Permanent Break?

RUSH will make their first, and likely only, public appearance of 2003 tomorrow when the legendary rock trio is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The presentation takes place during a closed gala ceremony during the Canadian Music Industry Awards at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested to Karen ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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THE PROJECT HATE: New Album Will Be 'Insane'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Haters, pay attention! "Just a quick news-flash for you to let you guys know that we are almost done with the songwriting for album number three, to be recorded over ...

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THE SKOL TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during February/March: Feb. 13 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Grille Feb. 15 - New York, NY @ Detour Feb. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Nighttown Feb. 19 - Erie, PA @ Docksiders Feb. 20 - East ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Part Ways With Drummer, Keyboardist

Greece's SEPTIC FLESH have parted ways with drummer Akis and keyboardist George Z and have replaced them with CASUS BELI members Fotis and Bob Katsionis, respectively. In addition, the group have recruited a touring guitarist in the shape of ENSEMBLE axeman Alex Haritakis. Upcoming SEPTIC FLESH tour dates: Feb. 22 – Patra, GRE @ TBA ...

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ENTOMBED: The Fix Is In!

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED are laying down vocals for their as-yet-untitled new album at Gröndal Studio in Stockholm with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (FIRESIDE) for a late spring release through Threeman Recordings. The album, the basic tracks for which were recorded at Atlantis Studio, will include the following songs, among others: 01. The Fix Is In ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Announce New Singer

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Let us introduce you fuckers to our new vocalissa. We welcome Ms. Jo Enckell to the family of HATE. You have yet to wait to hear what she sounds like, ...

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PARADOX: Lineup Shuffles Galore

Veteran German power metallers PARADOX have rejoined forces with guitarist Kai Pasemann and have now parted ways with bassist Oliver Holzwarth (SIEGES EVEN) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY, ANGRA, SIEGES EVEN, AVANTASIA). According to the group's official web site, "the process which led to this decision has taken many months, as you know, but now ...

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WINGER Guitarist In Talks To Rejoin DOKKEN

WINGER guitarist Reb Beach is strongly rumored to be eyeing a return to the DOKKEN lineup for the group's upcoming U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and THE SCORPIONS. When asked about the possibility of rejoining forces with Don Dokken following the latter's stints with John Norum and Italian guitarist Alex De Rosso, Beach said, "Looks good ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Mingles With Other Rock Star Offpsring

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Jack Osbourne seems to fraternize only with other rock star offspring. Ozzy's teenage son recently gawked at topless models sporting the ROLLING STONES' lingerie line with Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra, Lizzy Jagger, Ron Wood's daughter Leah, Roy Orbison's ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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RUSH: European Tour Off The Table!

It's official: RUSH will not be touring Europe in support of their latest CD, "Vapor Trails". "[The European tour] is off the table," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed. "To be honest, we know we have fans there but the album sales and interest in promoters is seriously lacking in Europe. A lot of that is ...

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THEORY OF RUIN Embark On First U.S. Tour

San-Francisco based THEORY OF RUIN, which features in its ranks musician/producer Alex Newport (ex-FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB), David Link (ex-SLAPSHOT, CLAYMORE), and Ches Smith (touring member of MR. BUNGLE), are in the midst of their first U.S. tour. The band will be joined at various times by fellow San Franciscans TOTIMOSHI, Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY (ex-TURMOIL), and FLOOR. ...

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ATROCITY's ALEX KRULL To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull will be appearing on the Halloween Special Show "48 Stunden Angst" on German TV channel Pro Sieben. A special adventure show about the mysteries of the castle Corvin in Transylvania, it is scheduled to air today at 10:30 p.m. CET. For more information, click here. ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Guitarist's Departure

PISSING RAZORS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Cesar Soto, who has since teamed up with fellow ex-PR members Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar) in a new band called FUELED II FIRE. According to a message on PISSING RAZORS' official web site, "the reasons behind why this site had not ...

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C.R.A.N.K.: MP3 Samples Posted Online

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have posted MP3 clips of four cuts from their recently-recorded five-song demo via the group's official web site at this ...

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TOOL Artwork Available For Purchase

A few pieces of the artwork seen in TOOL's current stage show can be purchased through artist Alex Grey's web site at alexgrey.com. One of the works, "Interbeing", is for sale as a poster, while another, "Collective Vision", is available in a limited-edition print hand-signed and numbered. ...

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C.R.A.N.K. Launch Official Web Site

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, C.R.A.N.K. — whose musical direction is described as ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Gets Hitched!

MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has gotten married, according to Alex Zander, editor-in-chief of MK Ultra magazine. "I was out shopping at my favorite clothing store in Chicago, and the store owner showed me the photos," says Zander. Al was allegedly wearing a white tuxedo with his trademark cowboy hat over his dyed bright red hair, ...

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