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CRADLE OF FILTH: More Like Low-Rent 'Cirque du Soleil' Than A Satanic Ritual

Nevada's largest "alternative newsweekly" Las Vegas Mercury has published a review of CRADLE OF FILTH's headlining show at the Huntridge on Sunday (July 6). "CRADLE OF FILTH makes the darkest of the dark metal, rejecting virtue and embracing Satan at every opportunity," the reviewer writes. "Ironically — with its leather, lipstick and nipple-displaying mesh shirts ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Cancel Santa Ana Date

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 cancelled their previously announced July 26 gig at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. "The Galaxy show was supposed to ...

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GREAT WHITE Say They Have No Plans To Resume Touring

GREAT WHITE's management are denying a widely-circulated report that the band are planning on resuming their U.S. tour in the next few days with a replacement guitarist following Thursday night's tragedy in West Warwick, Rhode Island that claimed the lives of 97 people, including GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley. Although stopping short of refuting the ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Embark On West Coast Tour

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), are tentatively scheduled to embark on a 10-date West Coast tour at the end of February. The group, who made their live debut supporting MUDVAYNE ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Announce First Live Performances!

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have confirmed that they will make their live debut with three shows ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Make Live Debut

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will make their live debut at the end of December in Southern ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Part Ways With ADEMA Drummer

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), and vocalist London LeGrand, have parted ways with ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls and have replaced him with Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR). ...

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EDGE OF TIME Guest List Expands

The forthcoming debut album from EDGE OF TIME, the new band formed by Italian frontman Chris Heaven and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael Von Knorring, will feature a number of guest appearances from well-known metal and hard rock musicians, including those from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Svante Henryson, MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson, ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Be Portrayed In Upcoming Movie

British newspaper Sunday Mail reports: "Rising star Iain Robertson is to play guitar legend and DEEP PURPLE founder Ritchie Blackmore in a new rock movie, Telstar. Robertson, who was in SMALL FACES, will appear with ex-Eastender Paul Nicholls as a member of THE TORNADOS, who had a hit with Telstar. Lock Stock and Two Smoking ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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DIO To Release New Studio Album In March

DIO are tentatively scheduled to issue their latest studio CD in March. According to unconfirmed reports, vocalist Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Craig Goldy are due to finish laying down the lead guitar tracks next week, after which they will mix the as-yet-untitled effort. In related news, check out a new interview with former DIO ...

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Archive News Aug 08, 2001

As first reported here two days ago, GUNS N' ROSES are scheduled to release their New Year's Eve show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas to the Japanese market on September 21st 21 on DVD and video. The recording reportedly runs 140 minutes and features a 20-track set list, including four new ...

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Archive News Apr 29, 2001

According to an article published in The New York Post, METHODS OF MAYHEM are involved in a legal battle over their name with a Swedish company, who claims that Lee and co. stole their moniker from a disc of sound samples created in 1995, which the Swedes have copyrighted. Both Tommy Lee and his label ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 1

The reunited WILDHEARTS have been turned down for a slot at this year's Reading Festival. A petition is currently underway to try to persuade the festival's organizers 'to come to their senses'. You can sign it online here. When the sign count reaches a high enough level, the petition will be passed on to the ...

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