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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Offer Lessons On The Road

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Brian Tichy will be offering private drum and/or guitar lessons while on tour this July and August throughout the US and Canada as the percussionist for BILLY IDOL. "Unfortunately a drum set will not be available in the hotels," writes Tichy on his web site, "but there is still plenty that ...

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MORTIIS To Tour US In October

Norway's MORTIIS (currently residing in Sweden) is tentatively scheduled to embark on a US tour in October. "Although this is still in the early planning stages, everyone involved seems very eager to make this happen," reads a statement on the singer's official web site. "The original idea was to do it in June but we ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEREK SHERINIAN Trade Guest Appearances

Former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian has finished tracking his parts for the forthcoming YNGWIE MALMSTEEN CD, entitled Attack, which is currently being recorded in Miami, Florida for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to Derek, "[Yngwie] was very specific in what he wanted, which unfortunately did not include any keyboard solos. But... ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER Reunite, Begin Work On New Studio Album

After 13 years, speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER have reunited three of their four original members and are working on material for a proposed fifth album. The present line-up includes Bill Treadway (formerly Bill Crooks, vocals), Rob Nicholson (bass), Les Evans (guitar), and Brian Lehfeldt (WEHRMACHT, drums). In addition, Relapse Records is planning to re-issue their ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: The Latest Update

An update from the wacky world of DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, PHYSICIST, OCEAN MACHINE, etc.): Some good and bad news regarding the tour is that Chris Valagao who was to be the new keyboard player in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has had to leave due to his commitments to ZIMMERS HOLE and his work ...

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SNAPCASE Set Album Title, Announce Upcoming Live Appearance

SNAPCASE have set End Transmission as the title to the forthcoming follow-up to 2000's Designs For Automotion. The album, which was recorded earlier this spring with Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studios in Washington, DC, will be released this fall through Victory Records. In related SNAPCASE news, the band will be headlining the upcoming SS ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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AC/DC Frontman Confirms Ballet Collaboration

As first reported here several days ago, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Robert de Warren on a musical called Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story based on Greek mythology. Johnson has reportedly written 14 songs for the $1.2 million production, which will debut ...

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KID ROCK Sued For Copyright Infringement

A lawsuit has been filed against KID ROCK by Microhits Music Corp. accusing the singer of copyright infringement over his song "Cowboy". According to the suit, which was filed in United States District Court, Central District of California on Wednesday, April 17th, "Cowboy" – which appeared on ROCK's multi-platinum 1998 album Devil Without a Cause ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH To Make 2002 Live Debut At Atlanta's MUSIC MIDTOWN

DAVE LEE ROTH's current touring band—consisting of Roth (vocals), Brian Young (guitar), James Lomenzo (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums)—will perform their first show of 2002 on May 3rd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which takes place over a three-day period between May 3rd and 5th, will also include appearances by ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Co-Writes Tune For New JACKYL CD

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has co-written a track with JACKYL that is due to appear on the latter's new studio album, the group's first since splitting with the Geffen label. According to JACKYL's official web site, “We're down to mixing the last four songs which should be done by weeks end. It is a very ...

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Former QUEEN Guitarist Awarded With Honorary Degree

Former QUEEN guitarist Brian May was awarded with an honorary Doctor Of Science degree by the University Of Hertfordshire. As a result, the letters after his name will now officially be B.H. May BSc. (Hons), ARCS, Hon.Dsc. In an email to queenworld.com, May said: My understanding is that the degree has been offered to me ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Work On “The Art Of Balance”

Massachusetts-based quintet SHADOWS FALL, featuring new drummer Jason Bittner (formerly of STIGMATA and CRISIS), have entered Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (i.e. GOD FORBID, HATEBREED) to record their third full-length album, tentatively entitled The Art Of Balance, which is scheduled to be released this summer through Century Media Records. Among the tracks set to ...

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BROKEN HOPE's JEREMY WAGNER: Where It All Went Wrong

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, who left the group last week amid internal turmoil over the band's musical direction and professional priorities, has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to offer his version of the events that led to the act's untimely split. Here is Wagner's statement in its entirety: “Seeing as I formed the band and ultimately ...

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FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER Ink Deal With Copro Records

FOREVER UNTIL OCTOBER have inked a deal with Britain's Copro Records and are tentatively scheduled to record their debut album this summer at the Salad Days studio in Washington D.C. with producer Brian McTernan (i.e. SNAPCASE, CAVE IN, DROWNINGMAN, HOT WATER MUSIC). Guitarist Adam commented: We are truly excited at the prospect of recording in ...

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Continuing Drama In Post-CRIMSON GLORY World

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson's release party on March 22nd and 23rd at Keegan's Clubhouse Lounge in Sarasota, Florida for the BEN JACKSON GROUP CD, entitled Here I Come, was “a HUGE success,” according to Jackson's official web site. “Former CRIMSON GLORY members were on hand to support their brother, including [drummer] Dana Burnell, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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