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M3 To Record Live Album

M3, the new British group featuring 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 Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), will reportedly record a live album during their appearance at The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant in Bilston, U.K. on ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Goes 'Bananas'

DEEP PURPLE vocalist Ian Gillan recently confirmed that the band's new album will be called "Bananas". He explained the reason behind the odd title to DeepPurple.net. "It came about through a picture we saw of a Vietnamese guy just winging this huge amount of bananas on a kind of a bus where's he's walking along ...

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Former EUROPE Drummer Lays Down Vocals On TEN 67 Single

Former EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland has teamed up with several of his DJ colleagues at Sweden's biggest classic rock station "106.7 Rockklassiker" to release the single "Rock 'n' Roll Allright" under the band name TEN 67. The track, which features Haugland on lead vocals for the first time ever, marks the first project for new ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.anthrax.com: "I'm dizzy with bus-legs after 20 hours from McAllen to Tucson. We watched 'The 25th Hour' (the feel good movie of the year!), 'Millers Crossing' (Coen Bros. classic finally on DVD), and 'Amelie' (really the feel good ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Jams With ANTHRAX In Cleveland

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens joined ANTHRAX onstage during their appearance at Agora Theater in Cleveland on May 15. "Tim came down with his very pregnant wife Jeannie and [ANTHRAX singer] John [Bush] called him up on stage to do 'Madhouse' with us," guitarist Scott Ian wrote on ANTHRAX's official web site. "Ripper tore ...

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ANTHRAX Take Anonymous Stab At European Radio

NYRock.com spoke with Scott Ian from ANTHRAX and asked him about reports that had the group sending out copies of their new single, "Safe Home", to radio stations in Europe without including the controversial name of the band. "That's true. It was worth a try," Ian said. "Obviously, with the name ANTHRAX, we're not radio ...

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ANTHRAX Debut At No. 122 With 'We've Come For You All'

ANTHRAX's "We've Come For You All" has shifted 9,819 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. "That's more than I thought it would do after five years away," ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian said in a posting on the band's official web site. ...

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RAG MEN Close To Inking Record Deal

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), are in the process of negotiating a record contract and expect to have a full-length album available before the end of the ...

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KEANU REEVES, SUM 41 To Appear In ANTHRAX Video!

"Matrix" star Keanu Reeves and SUM 41 have shot cameo appearances for the new ANTHRAX video, "Safe Home", guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via his latest online posting. "If you've been checking out our site for a while you may have seen pictures of Keanu Reeves shooting a cameo for the 'Safe Home' video. Well ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Appear At LUCIANO PAVAROTTI's Bash

DEEP PURPLE are scheduled to perform at Luciano Pavarotti's annual bash, "Pavarotti & Friends", on May 27 at the Parco Novi Sad in Modena Italy. Also set to appear at the event are Eric Clapton, U2's Bono, members of QUEEN, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin. PURPLE last appeared at the bash in 2001, performing "Smoke ...

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ELEGY Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

Dutch melodic metallers ELEGY have lined up the following dates during the spring/summer: May 30 - De Peppel – Ziest, NETH Jun. 01 - Rotonde – Hirson, FRA Jun. 07 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL Jun. 01 – BW&BK 6-Pack - Cleveland, OH Jul. 13 - StreetRock - Bakel, NETH ELEGY's current lineup consists of ...

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BILLY MILANO Says JOHN BUSH Is Incapable Of Laughing At The Joke

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a response to ANTHRAX singer John Bush's characterization of Milano as someone who "has a lot of problems to work out," saying that Bush is incapable of laughing at the joke and insisting that the part-time ARMORED SAINT frontman doesn't "understand the dynamics" of Billy's ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Embark On World Tour In September

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has revealed in a "Q&A" session posted on his official web site that the group will embark on a world tour in September in support of their upcoming CD and has described the band's forthcoming summer tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD as "one of those fun things." "I understand we'll be ...

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Former HELMET Drummer Launches New Project

TOMAHAWK/ex-HELMET drummer John Stainer has teamed up with DON CABALLERO guitarist Ian Williams in a new project called BATTLES. The band will make their live debut on May 21 at the Irving Plaza in New York City. Also set to appear are TOMAHAWK, the MELVINSFANTÔMAS BIG BAND and MONDO GENERATOR. ...

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LOSTPROPHETS Singer Clarifies War Statement

LOSTPROPHETS singer Ian Watkins has issued a follow-up message clarifying his previous statement in which he accused most anti-war musicians of being more interested in publicity than politics. "Radio 1 are kinda making more of an issue [of my comment] than it really was," Watkins writes on the band's official web site. "They ...

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LOSTPROPHETS Attack Anti-War Bands

LOSTPROPHETS singer Ian Watkins has launched an attack on bands who are speaking out against the war on Iraq. In a Radio 1 interview, Watkins claimed that most anti-war musicians are more interested in publicity than politics. "They just think, 'Anti-war is cool, let's speak out — more record sales', which I think is wrong," ...

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ROB HALFORD: I Have No Plans To Reunite With JUDAS PRIEST

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued a statement dispelling the persistent rumors of a possible reunion with his former bandmates and placing much of the blame for the proliferation of false information about his activities on his former management company, Sanctuary Music Group. Halford's statement reads as follows: "Briefly, I want to apologize to ...

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New ANTHRAX CD To Include Enhanced Portion

ANTHRAX have announced that the American version of their new CD, "We've Come For You All", will include a special "enhanced" portion containing an official bootleg video and never-before-seen photos. "We've Come For You All" will be released on May 6 on Sanctuary Records. The official bootleg video, shot in Chicago in 1999, features a ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN Talks About ROGER DALTREY Collaboration

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's collaboration with THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey on "Taking the Music Back", one of the cuts from their latest CD, "We've Come For You All". "Working with him was mind-blowing," Ian said. "As I'm sitting there, I'm thinking, 'I'm in the chair that Pete ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I'm Pumped!'

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, Like Charlie said the other day, rehearsal has been fun. Lots of stuff we haven't done in forever and......... "NO MEDLEY'S!!! ...

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