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KROKUS To Tour The U.S. In The Fall

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS will tour the United States throughout this fall for the first time in nearly 15 years with vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernando von Arb reunited. Over the past 25 years, KROKUS have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, the bulk of those recordings being sold in the U.S. ...

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M3 Announce Singer For Upcoming Tour

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have recruited Stefan Berggren (SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK) to sing for the group for their upcoming dates in June following ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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DOHENY To Play LOHAS 8 Summit

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be appearing at a party for the "Lohas 8" summit on Wednesday, May 12. The band will take the stage at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, CA at 9:00 p.m. as world-renowned ...

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GUITAR WORLD Magazine Invites You To Design Your Dream Guitar

Guitar World magazine and premier guitar-makers Fender Musical Instrument Corporation are offering fans a chance to design their "dream" guitar and have it judged by three true hard rock icons: BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi (No. 1 on Guitar World's list of the greatest metal guitarists), AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello. ...

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DISCHARGE To Tour Brazil In June

British hardcore pioneers DISCHARGE will embark on their first-ever tour of Brazil next month. The band's current touring lineup consists of original members Terry "Tez" Roberts (drums), Tony Bones (guitar) and Roy "'Rainy" Wainwright (bass), alongside longtime friend, VARUKERS vocalist Rat. DISCHARGE will play five shows in Brazil, including two gigs with Brazilian hardcore veterans ...

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STEVE VAI To Tour Australia In July

Steve Vai and his band — Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony MacAlpine (guitar and keyboards), Jeremy Colson (drums) and Dave Weiner (guitar) — will be touring Australia in late July. The tour will kick off in Perth on July 22 and visit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Prior to the Australian tour, Vai will embark on ...

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PLANET X Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Progressive instrumentalists PLANET X have parted ways with longtime guitarist Tony MacAlpine. MacAlpine played on the band's first three albums, "Universe" (2000), "Live in Oz" (2002) and "Moon Babies" (2002). Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Virgil Donati have already announced Tony's replacement — T.J. Helmerich. The trio have been working on ...

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Are The OSBOURNES Related To SHAKESPEARE?

Poppy Brady of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne could be related to the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The tomb of Ralph Arden, Shakespeare's great great great great great grandfather lies inside the church of St Peter and Paul in Aston. Research carried out by Aston councillor Tony Kennedy has revealed that ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Lays Down Vocals For MOONSTONE Project: Photos Available

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) recently spent time at a California studio laying down vocals on the track "Not Dead Yet" from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. "The song is an up-tempo rocker and also will feature a guest appearance of the guitarist ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Wonders About THE DARKNESS

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has admitted to Launch Radio Networks that he doesn't quite know what to make of THE DARKNESS — whether they're a serious rock band, or just a big joke that's caught on in a way no one could have imagined. Iommi told Launch that he's astounded by the success of ...

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DOHENY: Full Demo Track Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted a full demo recording of the track "Drive Me" at their official web site. Check it out here. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by rhythm guitarist Sean Kipe, ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Duality' Video Posted Online

SLIPKNOT's video for "Duality", the first single off their upcoming "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" CD, has been posted online at the Launch.com web site. Check it out here. The clip, which was reported by Iowa's KCCI TV to have cost between $300,000 and $500,000 to produce (a figure that is ...

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TONY IOMMI: OZZY Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Singer

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi spoke to CNN.com about the group's eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", out today via Warner Bros.' reissue unit, Rhino Records. Here are a couple of excerpts from that interview: CNN: Did you have any idea how influential the band was going to ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Enter Studio In June

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will enter 2KHZ Studios (THE DARKNESS, THE WILDHEARTS) in London in June to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include "Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down", "Black Lords of Chaos" and "Fists of Glory". The band, ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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M3 Confirm TONY MARTIN's Departure, Seek Replacement

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have issued a statement confirming the departure of vocalist Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) from the group's ranks. Commented Marsden, guitarist and driving force ...

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DOHENY To Play Exclusive L.A. Gig

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have been asked by L.A.'s prestigious members-only night club The Spider Club to play at the opening night of their venture into live music on Thursday, June 3. Hosted upstairs at The Avalon Nightclub, The ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI: The ROLLING STONE Interview

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi sat down with Rolling Stone magazine on March 31 to discuss what made Ozzy famous long before MTV: the glory days of BLACK SABBATH, the band from Birmingham, England, that put the heavy into heavy metal. The occasion for the interview was the imminent release of "Black Box", a box ...

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DOHENY: More Live Dates Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have lined up the following dates: May 21 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Jun. 25 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by rhythm guitarist Sean Kipe, ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Fired From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has been fired from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). An official statement from Tony on the matter is expected soon. In other ...

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