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ALTARIA To Begin Mixing New Album This Weekend

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "The recordings of ALTARIA's third album, 'The Fallen Empire', are now 99% ready. The mixing of the album will start on the 15th of October in the Black Lounge Studios (Sweden). As earlier reported, ex-DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson makes a guest ...

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VIRGIN BLACK Continuing Work On New Album

Australian symphonic gothic metal act VIRGIN BLACK are hard at work on new material which will serve as the follow-up to the well-received 2003 offering, "Elegant...and Dying". "The largest piece of the puzzle to be unearthed thus far is the revelation that they have just finished recording with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, featuring principal violinist ...

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THIN LIZZY's PHIL LYNOTT Lives On

Greg Prato of RollingStone.com is reporting that this Friday (August 19), a bronze statue of THIN LIZZY frontman Phil Lynott will be unveiled in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, on the corner of Grafton and Harry streets. The following night, on what would have been Lynott's fifty-seventh birthday, several surviving members of the ...

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Former DIO Guitarist, ALTARIA Bassist Join Forces In WICKED OUTLAW

WICKED OUTLAW, the new band featuring guitarist Rowan Robertson (ex-DIO, VIOLET'S DEMISE) and Finnish composer/bassist Marko Pukkila (ALTARIA), are currently writing original material with a view towards touring Europe and the U.S. in 2006. The band, which was formed in May 2004, are currently seeking the "perfect" singer and drummer to complete the group's lineup. ...

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GINGER Quits BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. GUNS) has posted the following message on his official blog: "Ginger [THE WILDHEARTS] was involved in a couple of the songs we wrote for the [upcoming second] album but he is not in the band. I am not at liberty to discuss his personal life. I am sure ...

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RUSH Post Tsunami Benefit Performance Online

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that RUSH have posted their performance from last month's Canada For Asia tsunami benefit online. The official Rush.com web site has a link to the new version of their 1977 hit "Closer To The Heart", which features fellow Canadians Ed Robertson of BARENAKED LADIES and actor Mike Smith, who's best ...

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RUSH: Charity Telethon Rebroadcast On Band's Official Web Site

RUSH's performance on the Canada for Asia three-hour live telecast in support of relief efforts for the tsunami victims of South Asia will be posted on Rush.com on February 1. This is exclusive to Rush.com and will only be available for viewing until March 2. The performance will not be available for download. As previously ...

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RUSH: Photos From CANADA FOR ASIA Benefit Event Posted Online

RUSH were among the Canadian artists that assembled at the CBC broadcasting center Thursday night (Jan. 13) to take part in Canada for Asia, a three-hour, history-making live telecast in support of relief efforts for the tsunami victims of South Asia. RUSH had recorded a new version of their 1977 hit "Closer To The Heart" ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Welcome New Singer

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have announced the addition of Italian vocalist Jacopo Meille (MANTRA) to the groups ranks. Commented guitarist Robb Weir: "We are over the moon to have found such a great vocalist. This is something we should have done three years ago, gone for a ...

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ULI JON ROTH Confirmed For Romania's ROCK MY HEART FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth has been invited to play at the Rock My Heart Festival in Bucharest, Romania on November 6, 2004 at the Sport Arena. He will perform three songs by Jimi Hendrix as part of "The Jimi Hendrix Concert" which also features Mick Abrahams and Brian Robertson as guest guitarists. Uli's backing ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Tour Australia

According to MelodicRock.com, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will embark on a three-date tour of Australia in August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 12 - Prince ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Play Legendary NYC Club CBGB: Photos Available

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), played a special gig at the legendary New York City club CBGB on Wednesday (May 5) as part of their "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Allow Cameras At All Venues On Upcoming Tour

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have announced that they will be allowing camera at all venues on their upcoming "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. tour. The trek is currently shaping ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: More U.S. Dates Announced

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have announced more dates as part of their "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Apr. 30 - ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Play CBGB In New York City

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will play a special gig at CBGB in New York City on May 5. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are priced at ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Announce 'Honeymoon From Hell' Tour Dates

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will kick off the "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. tour in late April on the East Coast. Pre-sale tickets are scheduled to go on sale ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Launch American Headlining Tour In April

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will be embarking on a four-week U.S. tour beginning on April 30. Initial cities and dates will be announced next week. The group, whose ...

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