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MORTAL SIN Announce New Drummer, Guitarist

Reactivated Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have parted ways with drummer Wayne Campbell and guitarist Joe Buttigieg. The group have already secured replacements in the shape of Luke Cook (drums) and Nathan Shae (guitar). As previously reported, MORTAL SIN will be supporting ANTHRAX on their upcoming Australian tour in May. The group have uploaded three brand ...

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ROBERT PLANT, BRIAN MAY Among Britain's Top Music Millionaires

Bloomberg News is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and QUEEN guitarist Brian May are among the top 40 music millionaires in Britain, according to a list published in the Sunday Times. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting dominated the annual list, which also included ROLLING STONES' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both ...

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SKID ROW To Play For U.S. Troops In Korea

On May 9, SKID ROW will head east to Korea to play five shows at five different military bases for the United States armed forces. When asked about the upcoming performances, bassist Rachel Bolan said, "This is awesome. With all the traveling we do, we meet a lot of people in the service but we've ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL To Record Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wil enter the studio April 11-13 to begin work on his first solo album. The record, which will reportedly contain about a dozen cover songs from blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher and others, will be released "sometime in 2005" on Sanctuary Records. Recording live, Vivian ...

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SATYRICON: Songwriting Update

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their official web site: "Continuing the new way of writing and working on song arragements in remote places, Satyr just returned from another session held in a cabin by the sea on Norway's second biggest populated island. Now we are preparing for a test-recording for ...

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VIO-LENCE Debut To Be Reissued In June

Megaforce Records will reissue VIO-LENCE's classic debut album, "Eternal Nightmare", on CD on June 28, 2005. Produced by John Cuniberti between February and April 1988 at Music Grinder and Alpha & Omega studios in Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, "Eternal Nightmare" sees brutal, speed-thrash riffage collide with a lightning-fast barrage of lyrics. The result: ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Pull Out Of MOTÖRHEAD Dates

MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Due to changes in my writing and recording schedule, MONSTER MAGNET will not be with MOTÖRHEAD on May 4th and 5th (N.H. and NYC) I truly apologize to MOTÖRHEAD and any of you who were planning to go but ...

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World Premiere Of Ex-SKID ROW/SAIGON KICK Drummer's Documentary Set For Chicago

Eris Productions and PTP Productions announced today that the new documentary "Waking Up Dead", starring former SAIGON KICK/SKID ROW drummer Phil Varone, will have its world premiere next month in Chicago. The feature-length documentary will be shown at the Chicago International Documentary Festival on Saturday, April 9, 2005. The screening will take place at the ...

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HANOI ROCKS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have posted sound clips from their upcoming CD, "Another Hostile Takeover", at their new official web site, HanoiRocks.info. Due in Finland on March 30, "Another Hostile Takeover" is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band last year. According to ...

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UFO: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary hard rock band UFO have lined up the following U.S. dates in July: Jul. 06 – New York, NY – B.B. King's Jul. 07 - Hampton Beach - NH - Casino Jul. 08 - Baltimore - MD - House Of Rock Jul. 09 - Philadelphia - PA - The Trocadero Jul. 12 - Cleveland ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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SHARON Discusses The End Of 'The Osbournes'

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Although the last episode of MTV's "The Osbournes" will quietly air Monday, Sharon Osbourne said the first celebrity family of reality TV has already moved on. The persnickety bride of rocker Ozzy Osbourne is pondering putting their gothic California home, made famous by the show, on the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Guitarist PHIL CAIVANO

MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I'm announcing with deep regret that Phil Caivano, guitarist, singer and my longtime friend, has decided to 'move on' from MONSTER MAGNET. "Phil joined the band in 1998 and has been a solid contributor since day one. No one ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Guest On 'Dr. Phil' Monday

Dr. Phil McGraw and Ozzy Osbourne may seem like strange bedfellows, but on Monday (March 21), TV's top doc knocks on the stained oak doors of the Prince of Darkness' manse for a most unusual house call. Fans of Dr. Phil's can catch the hourlong session on his daily syndicated show, while fans of MTV's ...

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BLACKFOOT Drummer JAKSON SPIRES Dies Of Brain Aneurysm

BLACKFOOT drummer Jakson Spires passed away this morning from a brain aneurysm in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Spires, a founding member of BLACKFOOT, wrote or co-wrote nearly every BLACKFOOT song recorded from 1969 until 1986, including two of the band's biggest hits, "Highway Song" and "Fly Away". Between the years when the band separated and now, ...

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OZZY And SHARON Seek Counselling As Children Leave Home

IrishExaminer.com is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are so distraught about their three children leaving home, they've sought advice from TV counsellor Dr. Phil McGraw. The couple's offspring — Aimee, 21, Kelly, 20, and Jack, 19 — have all moved out of their parents' home, leaving Ozzy and Sharon at a loss over what ...

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UFO To Tour U.S. In July

According to Ticketmaster.com, UFO are scheduled to perform at B.B. Kings in New York City on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Additional U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon. As previously reported, the current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham ...

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Original MOLLY HATCHET Singer DANNY JOE BROWN Dead At 53

The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old. Although earlier, established acts initially disputed ...

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