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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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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND: European Tour Announced

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) has set an October 1 release date through Marmaduke Records for "Bleeding the Soul", the debut album from his latest venture, JKB (JEFF KOLLMAN BAND), also featuring former EDWIN DARE bandmate, bassist Kevin Chown, and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL). Copies can be pre-ordered now via www.jeffkollman.com. ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Perform At Tucson's 2004 FALL CRAWL

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) will be performing at the 2004 Fall Crawl in Tucson, AZ on October 16. "Fall Crawl is an annual event put on by the Tucson Weekly and sponsored by KLPX, KFMA, KCMT, Budweiser and other local sponsors," Barry writes on his web site. "The event begins at ...

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KILL II THIS Finish Recording New Album

Britain's KILL II THIS have finished recording their fifth — and final — album, "Requiem", tentatively due in late November. Mixing is due to start on Monday (Sept. 20), according to a posting on the band's web site. A rough-mix MP3 of the track "When Broken Glass Floats", taken from the upcoming CD, is available ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Announce Touring Drummer

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS have announceed the addition of drummer Minnesota Pete Campbell (THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, ex-SIXTY WATT SHAMEN) to the group's ranks. Campbell "will be the drummer for the European tour dates," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No plans beyond that regarding the permanent position." PLACE OF SKULLS' previous drummer, ...

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TESTAMENT Drop Off Japan's THRASH DOMINATION Tour

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "TESTAMENT's founding guitarist, Eric Peterson, fell down a flight of stairs prior to showtime at a club in Martin, Slovakia, on June 14th, during their 2004 European Tour. His leg was severely broken in 3 places ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Cancel U.S. Tour Due To Injury Suffered By LEMMY

MOTÖRHEAD have been forced to cancel their previously announced U.S. tour scheduled for September/October due to a foot injury suffered by vocalist/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. Lemmy injured his foot on stage about month ago while touring in Europe. Kilmister, ignoring the pain and against his European doctor's recommendation, completed the few remaining shows on the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' CD Details Revealed

More information has been released regarding the upcoming DEF LEPPARD compilation album, "Best of Def Leppard", due in October via Island/Def Jam and Universal/Mercury. Described as "an updated 'replacement' version" of the band's previous greatest-hits compilation, "Vault" (1995), the new collection will be released in North America under the title "Super Vault". There will be ...

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Former DIO Keyboard Player Talks About VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Exit

In a question-and-answer session with the Dio Message Board, former DIO keyboardist Claude Schnell discussed the often discussed and controversial exit of guitarist Vivian Campbell in 1986, "Prior to Vivian leaving, there was a slow and steady, yet very perceptible sense that he was drifting away from us," Claude explained. "As I recall, it was ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH: Hard At Work On Material For Second Album

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, are continuing to write material for their second release. Once the new recording is completed, the group are said to be considering issuing both CDs together as a two-disc set with a DVD of live bootleg performances recorded throughout ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: U.S. Tour Cancelled?

MONSTER MAGNET have cancelled their scheduled performance at Jaxx in Springfield, VA Saturday night (August 28) amid rumors that the rest of the group's headlining U.S. tour has been called off. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf will be recording and releasing a solo album ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist JEFF WATERS Plans DVDs, Side-Projects

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters is in talks with three different companies about releasing the group's first-ever DVD. "The Campbell Brothers will be doing it so it will be a really entertaining DVD," Waters writes on the band's web site. "Well worth the 15-year wait for a video/DVD release from us. I will let you know ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Completing First Video

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, have just begun editing the music video for their first single, "Get Your Dead On". The clip was shot over the course of a week on several locations in the Los Angeles area. The main character in a unique horror film currently ...

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