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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Hit The Road

SLAVES ON DOPE have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 31 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk (ONESIDEZERO) Jun. 04 - Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's (w/ RA, TWISTED METHOD) Jun. 05 - Ironton, OH - 3rd Street Showgrounds (w/ RA, TWISTED METHOD) Jun. 07 - Madison, WI - Annex Jun. ...

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STAIND, STATIC-X, LO-PRO: Tour Dates Announced

STAIND, STATIC-X and LO-PRO will team up for a host of dates during July/August. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jul. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - Grand Cayman Ballroom Jul. 04 - Hartford, TC - The Meadows Jul. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jul. 07 - Charleston, SC ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Headlining Shows

CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following non-Ozzfest headlining appearances during the summer: Jun. 23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues. Jun. 24 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room. Jun. 25 - McAllen, TX @ Villa Real Jul. 01 - El Paso, TX @ TBA Jul. 06 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) Jun. ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Go XBOX Crazy!

JANE'S ADDICTION spent some time at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Thursday (May 8) taking promotional photos for Microsoft's Xbox, the presenting sponsor of the Lollapalooza music tour this summer. Check out pictures from Wire Image. The Redmond, Wash., company paid more than $1 million for the sponsorship, according to Adweek. ...

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BLISTERING.COM Launches Clothing Line, Online Store

Blistering.com has launched an official line of street apparel for men and women and an online store to coincide. The clothing line includes t-shirts, hoodies and girly T's, spaghetti tanks, and hoodies for women. Artwork was conceived exclusively for Blistering.com by designers Joshua Smith (Pornstar, Dirtbag) and Mark DeVito (METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AEROSMITH). ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE Set American Release Date For 'Grand Amputation'

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have set a July 7 North American release date through Crash Music Inc. for their latest EP, "Grand Amputation". "Grand Amputation" EP was originally issued in Scandinavia last year through the band's own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution. As previously reported, TRANSPORT LEAGUE entered the studio in February with producer J. Reivén ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Finalize Track Listing For 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", due this fall through ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to "When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours" will contain the following cuts: 01. Hate 02. Nailed ...

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GREAT WHITE Plan Charitable U.S. Tour

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall and lead singer Jack Russell have announced plans for a nationwide tour to raise money for victims' families, according to the Associated Press. Attorney Ed McPherson, who represents the group, said Tuesday that GREAT WHITE would perform with other rock bands and donate their percentage of the profits to existing ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce Stockholm Gig

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have lined up a Stockholm show on May 29 with ABRAMIS BRAMA and TERRA FIRMA. GRAND MAGUS have yet to announce the official release date through Rise Above Records for their sophomore album, "Monument". The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Ink Licensing Deal With CRASH MUSIC INC.

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have announced plans to ink a North American licensing deal with Crash Music Inc. As part of the deal, the label will release the band's excellent "Grand Amputation" EP, which was issued in Scandinavia last year through the band's own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution. As previously reported, TRANSPORT LEAGUE entered the ...

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Former KISS Guitarist Making His Way Back Down Under In May

Bruce Kulick, KISS' lead guitarist for 12 years, is making his way back to Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon-to-be-released solo album, "Transformer". In February 2002, Bruce performed his first-ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences. KISS' die-hard fans got a unique chance to get up close ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD. The two groups will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Apr. 22 - ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: Video Posted Online

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE posted their video for the track "Disconnect Massconnect", at these locations: Windows Media, Real Player. "Disconnect Massconnect" comes off the group's "Grand Amputation" EP, which was issued last year through the band's own Hoffa Communications via MNW distribution in Scandinavia. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces Solo Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following U.S. dates during the coming months: May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Nascar Coca-Cola 600 May 25 - Anderson, SC @ Anderson Sports Center May 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino May 31 - ...

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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist To Receive NORTHWEST IMPACT AWARD

Former NIRVANA bassist and JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Actions Committee) founder Krist Novoselic has been selected as one of the recipients of the new Northwest IMPACT Award. The Pacific Northwest Branch of the Recording Academy will hold the first annual Northwest IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 2 at the Westin Grand Ballroom ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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GREAT WHITE Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

GREAT WHITE's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly nightclub fire were destroyed in the blaze, according to the Associated Press. Dan Biechele told investigators the paperwork from the booking of ...

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MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES: More Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES, DEPSWA and GRADE 8. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol Mar. 10 - 2003 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Mar. 11 - 2003 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Mar. 12 ...

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