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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Guests On Rapper HUSH's Debut Album

According to Billboard.com, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on "Bulletproof", the major-label debut from Detroit rapper HUSH. Due August 23 via Geffen, the set boasts two tracks produced by Eminem, whom Hush befriended while they both circuited Detroit's underground rap scene in the mid 1990s. The video for first single "Hush Is ...

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DOWN THE DRAIN Bassist: No MALEVOLENT CREATION 'Reunion' Planned

DOWN THE DRAIN bassist Scott O'Dell wants everyone to know that a MALEVOLENT CREATION "reunion" will not be happening... not now or anytime soon. The Buffalo, NY-based band, which features former MALEVOLENT CREATION frontman Brett Hoffmann, will only share the stage with MALEVOLENT CREATION as a support act — a one-time deal that is scheduled ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More U.S. Headlining Dates Announced

DEF LEPPARD have added four more headline shows to their ongoing U.S. tour. They are as follows: Aug. 31 - Billings, MT @ Metrapark Arena Sep. 02 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena Sep. 03 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center Sep. 04 - Chicago, IL @ Lakefront Pavilion at Northerly ...

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Strength Through Vengeance - A PERFECT MURDER

"This doesn't even sound like the same band that recorded 'Unbroken'", I thought to myself while listening to A PERFECT MURDER's "Strength through Vengeance". Well, that's because it's almost not the same band; three-fifths of the unit turned over in 2004, leaving only guitarist Carl Bouchard and drummer Yan Chausse to find new parts for ...

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DEF LEPPARD: No Replacement Show Planned In Camden

Due to extreme weather conditions and for security reasons, DEF LEPPARD's show in Camden, NJ which was supposed to take place on July 1, unfortunately had to be cancelled a few hours before the start. Although the promoter tried to find a solution and reschedule the show, this turned out to be impossible and as ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Vault' Certified Quadruple Platinum

DEF LEPPARD's 1999 "Vault - Greatest Hits" (Mercury) collection was certified in June for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the ...

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MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS Members To Participate In THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Current and former members of MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL will comprise the "All-Star" guest lineup, which is scheduled to appear and participate at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. Confirmed guests include: Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-EXODUS, LEGACY) Phil Demmel ...

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MORTIFICATION Part Ways With Drummer

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have delayed the recording sessions for their next album, "Impailing the Goblin", following the departure of drummer Mike Forsberg. "Mike will be pursuing other projects and Steve and Mick Jelinic wish Mike all the best in his future endeavours," the band write in a press release. "All friendships are well intact. ...

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LIVIDITY Add Second Guitarist

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have announced the addition of second guitarist Shaun LaCanne (PUTRID PILE) to the group's ranks. Longtime guitar player/vocalist Matt Bishop will be laying down the axe due to a hand injury to his fret hand to focus full-time on lead vocals/frontman duties. "Now with a strong lineup intact, there will ...

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VIO-LENCE: 'Eternal Nightmare" Reissue To Include Bonus Live Disc

Megaforce Records will be reissuing VIO-LENCE's classic debut album, "Eternal Nightmare", with a live bonus CD on June 28, 2005. The bonus disc was recorded on December 14, 2001 at Slim's in San Francisco and was mixed by Chris Hanson (TECHNOCRACY, THE SERVANTS, M.I.R.V., RIVERRED) of Redcar Lane Productions. Produced by John Cuniberti between February ...

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L.A. GUNS Complete Work On 'Tales From The Strip'

L.A. GUNS have completed work on their new album, "Tales from the Strip", tentatively due late July via Shrapnel Records. The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. 90069 02. It Don't Mean Nothing 03. Electric Neon Sunset 04. Gypsy Soul 05. Original Sin 06. Vampire 07. Hollywood's Burning 08. Earth Shaker ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Jacksonville Live Photos Posted Online

The Florida Times-Union has uploaded 53 pictures from DEF LEPPARD's June 17 performance in Jacksonville, Florida. The images, which were taken by photographer Kate-Smith Brown, can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD have set a September 20 worldwide release date for their all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" Guitarist Phil Collen ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

MOLLY HATCHET will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, June 29. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Shadows are Security - AS I LAY DYING

After letting it soak in for a bit, I found 2003's "Frail Words Collapse" to be a fierce metalcore release, and one that was more challenging than the standard fare of the time. The arrangements don't stick to a formula and are driven by a tight rhythm section (including some cool off-kilter rhythms, an awful ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support WHITESNAKE In California

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for WHITESNAKE at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on June 25-26. Warwick is currently promoting his second solo album, "Love Many Trust Few", out now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Tattoos and Alibis" was produced by Ronan McHugh and DEF LEPPARD ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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