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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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AC/DC: Benefit Concert Photos Posted Online

AC/DC fan site Crabsody In Blue has posted several pictures of AC/DC members Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams at a benefit concert last Friday (Sept. 10) in Ft. Myers, FL to aid the American Red Cross in helping out those whose lives were uprooted by Hurricane Charley. Check out the photos here. In ...

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DEATH ANGEL, SCARVE, ILLDISPOSED To Team Up For European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will embark on a two-week European headlining tour beginning on December 3. Support will come from SCARVE, ILLDISPOSED and MERCENARY. So far the following dates have been announced: Dec. 18 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 (only DEATH ANGEL, SCARVE) Dec. 19 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Gets Married

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott married fiancée Kristine at Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland on September 1, according to a posting on the group's official web site. "The two-day event (which was described by Joe as 'the mother of all parties') was attended mostly by family and close friends, although a smattering of celebrities ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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GLENN HUGHES, BRIAN MAY To Perform At 'We Will Rock You' Post-Party

Vocalist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be performing with former QUEEN guitarist Brian May at Wednesday's (Sept. 8) post-party in Las Vegas for the North American debut of "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits — including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Are The Champions", "Another One ...

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ION VEIN Rejoined By Original Bassist

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have announced the return of the group's original bassist, Brian Gordon, to the fold after a four-year hiatus. "Brian left in 2000 to pursue other musical interests and although he was no longer a member of the band, we have remained good friends and he was always considered an extended ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Mob' Movie Producers Looking For Extras

Producers for the mob movie "10th & Wolf", starring Val Kilmer and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, are seeking extras before the movie begins filming Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh, PA, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette. They still need another 200 Italians, or people who look Italian, teenage and older, producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis said. The ...

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MNEMIC Drop Off Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

Danish "modern thrashers" MNEMIC have been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at the Up From The Ground festival in Gmünden, Germany on Saturday (August 28). Drummer Brian "Brylle" Rasmussen "is becoming a father any time now, and needs to be with his family," the band write on their web site. "A fill-in for Brian ...

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AC/DC Singer, Bassist To Headline RED CROSS Benefit Event

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams will headline a benefit concert in Florida that could bring in more than $100,000 for the American Red Cross and its efforts to help replace the things Hurricane Charley blew away, according to the Naples Daily News. The concert, which will take place on September 10 ...

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TOMMY LEE To Star In New Reality TV Series

The Futon Critic is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be the focus of NBC TV's latest reality entry, a half-hour unscripted comedy in which Lee will enroll in college with cameras following his every move (as first reported here on August 22). Eddie October ("Bands Reunited", "Wanda Does It") ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have amicably parted ways with singer Sean Harris due to musical differences. A replacement singer has already been acquired in the shape of Nick Tart. "Nick has re-energized the band with his phenomenal voice and fresh songwriting input," reads an official press release. A ...

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