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New York KISS EXPO Details Revealed

The 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Scheduled guests so far include: * KISS merchandise designer/artist and Official KISS Magazine writer/designer/photographer Christopher Franchi * Former wife of original KISS drummer, Lydia Criss, promoting ...

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Officer Fired Over KID ROCK Autograph

Sean Seelinger of VanderbiltHustler.com is reporting that a Vanderbilt University campus officer officer was fired due to "the perception of preferential treatment" when he stopped Robert Ritchie, known as Kid Rock, in Nashville, Tennessee last Wednesday morning (Feb. 16), said Pat Cunningham, captain of operations for VUPD, during a news conference. The officer, ...

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ADEMA Drummer Talks About Split With Singer, Upcoming Album

ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls recently gave an exclusive interview to Earache.com about the group's split with singer Marky Chavez and their upcoming CD, "Planets", among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Earache.com: This is the first album with your new line-up…what actually happened with Marky and Mike [Ransom, guitar]? Kris Kohls: "Well, we ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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VICIOUS ART: New Tour Dates Announced

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 04 – Stockholm, SWE @ Club Aggression (w/ GRAVE) Mar. 18 – Linköping, SWE @ Skylten ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Awarded $600,000 In VANS Lawsuit

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx got some good news late Wednesday (Feb. 9) when the jury reached a verdict in his favor in his case against the Vans shoe company, according to Celebrity Justice. Sixx was awarded $600,000 for the commercial use of his likeness without his permission. Sixx, whose real name is Franklin C. ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Headline ROBB'S METAL WORKS Showcase

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have been confirmed as the headliners of the Robb's Metal Works annual showcase on Saturday, July 16 at Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, Texas. More information will be made available soon. A long-standing San Antonio Time Warner cable show, "Robb's Metal Works" is now streaming their latest ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Is Unsure About Revisiting Older Tunes

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that METALLICA's management denied earlier this week that the band was contributing a previously unreleased song to the soundtrack of the upcoming movie, "Batman Begins". While the band does have music left over from 2001's pre-"St. Anger" recording sessions, it's not clear whether any of that material will ever see ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Release New Solo Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant is expected to announce a U.S. release date soon for his new solo album, "Mighty Rearranger". The 12-track album comes out in the U.K. on April 25, with a single, "Shine It All Around", due out April 18. It's Plant's first studio set ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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METALLICA Frontman Says 'Monster' Still Difficult To Watch

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", the 2004 documentary about the turbulent making of the group's last album, "St. Anger", with its revealing scenes of band arguments and therapy sessions, is still difficult for him to watch. "First couple times it was difficult," he said. ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Signs PCs For Auction

ABC ePrep is reporting that two Hewlett-Packard PCs signed by AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and actor Robert Redford will be auctioned off on eBay later this month to help encourage fans to adopt environmentally conscious ways of disposing of electronic equipment. The auction — which starts on January 24 — will benefit the National Cristina ...

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PHANTOM-X: Demo Tracks Available For Download

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), have uploaded their three-song demo at their official web site. The demo, which was engineered and produced by Sterling Winfield (DAMAGEPLAN, KING DIAMOND, PANTERA), includes the tracks "Storms ...

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