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Y&T: New Collection Of Previously Unreleased Material Available Now

Reunited hard rockers Y&TDave Meniketti, Phil Kennemore, Leonard Haze, John Nymann — have released the second collection of previously unreleased material, "UnEarthed Vol. 2", via their official web site. The disc contains songs that were written and/or demoed for various albums between 1974 and 1989, but never made it to the finished product. ...

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GWAR Frontman Apologizes To PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Hurt Some People I Really Love And Respect'

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Ungurus) has issued an apology for his scathingly negative comments (Story#1, Story#2) about former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Phil Anselmo and his girlfriend Kate. Brockie's statement, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Adrenaline PR, reads as follows: "I want everybody to know that this past weekend ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Says PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Took PANTERA For Granted

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to SMNnews.com about the group's upcoming second album, the possibility of a PANTERA reunion and Dimebag's plans to record a guitar album with Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Kerry King (SLAYER). Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the upcoming DAMAGEPLAN album: Dimebag ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: Radio Single Needed

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke to Canada's ChartAttack.com about the group's recently released (in Europe) second retrospective disc, "Best of Def Leppard". The collection was set for release, shelved, then set for release with conditions, for North America in December. The group's record company, it seems, want a fresh original to use ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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TAPROOT: 'Getting Back To A More Live, Raw Feel'

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Well, I've been so busy with my stuff that I didn't have a chance to update you guys, but drum and bass trax are DONE! We moved into the studio on Oct. 17 and started going to work the next ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Recording New Solo CD

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick is currently at Joe Elliott's (DEF LEPPARD) Joe's Garage studio in Dublin recording the follow-up album to "Tattoos and Alibis", tentatively due in April 2005. Elliott is producing the effort, which is scheduled to include a guest appearance by DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Vivian Campbell. ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online

Due to "printing errors," Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) have been forced to postpone the release date of the THE MIGHTY NIMBUS debut album to November 15. The U.S. will receive the CD on February 8, 2005 via Candlelight Records USA. "The Mighty Nimbus" track listing: 01. Everything I ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' Enters U.K. Album Chart At No. 6

DEF LEPPARD's "Best of", a European-only compliation album of featuring the band's greatest hits plus one new song (a cover of THE KINKS' "Waterloo Sunset") has entered the U.K. album chart at No. 6 for week ending October 31, 2004. In other news, LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently spoke to Malaysia's The Star Online about ...

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LAST CRACK: 94.1 WJJO Interview Available For Download

LAST CRACK guitarist Paul Schluter has announced a general timetable for their eagerly awaited new releases during an interview with 94.1 WJJO's Kurt Baron in Madison, Wisconsin. In the interview, Schluter talks about LAST CRACK's past, their recent surge on Roadrunner's download site The Vault, the live reunion CD, the filming of the live performance ...

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LAMB OF GOD Doing Their Bit For Democracy

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: 'Monolithic' Video Posted Online

MONSTER MAGNET's video for their new single, "Monolithic", has been posted online at the Underground Music Television web site. Check it out at this location (Windows Media). "Monolithic" comes off the group's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby!", which was released in late May through SPV USA. As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf ...

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Y&T: 1995 Rehearsal Recording Available For Download

Dave Meniketti's (Y&T) web site is currently hosting a "rehearsal" recording of a 1995 live Y&T jam in Dave's studio. "This was one of the first performances of 'Fly Away' as the band was jamming to come up with the idea for the song," reads a posting on the site. "This is a little 'sneak ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Perform At LONDON GUITAR SHOW 2005

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will be joining guitarist Phil Hilborne for a live performance at the forthcoming London Guitar Show 2005 on May 7-8, 2005 at the Wembley Conference Centre. Also appearing will be bassist Jaz Lochrie (bass) and "special guests." A classical and electric guitarist, Phil Hilborne plays with the PHIL HILBORNE BAND ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Founder Reunites With ALEX MARQUEZ In New Project

APOCALYPSE RISING members Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE) and Dennis Munoz (ex-SOLSTICE) have teamed up with MALEVOLENT CREATION founder Phil Fasciana and former MALEVOLENT CREATION drummer Gus Rios in an as-yet-unnamed new band. Alex will be handling the vocal duties in this project. Phil and Alex will be reuniting for the first time ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Release Debut Album This Month

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, will release their self-titled debut album on October 25 in Scandinavia, November 1 in the rest of Europe, and February 8 in USA, Canada and Mexico. The CD will be issued through Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) ...

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