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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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PLANET X Line Up U.S. Tour

PLANET X, featuring keyboardist Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and drummer Virgil Donati have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 17 - Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA Nov. 19 - The Backroom - Austin, TX Nov. 20 - Canyon Club - Dallas, TX Nov. 22 - Rex's Tavern ...

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MORBID ANGEL Get Fashionable

A clip of the MORBID ANGEL track "Rapture" (from 1994's Covenant) has been incorporated into a VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 commercial, which will be broadcast internationally from now until October 15th. The clip is "eerily similar to the original 'Rapture' video directed by Tony Kunenwalder," according to the group's official web site. ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Issue Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals will issue a solo album, entitled Edge Of The World, in Japan on October 23rd though Marquee Inc, and in other territories shortly after. Described in an official press release as "his most diverse and creative solo album yet," Edge Of The World "is very much a melodic hard ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist To Play On Next SONATA ARCTICA Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson (ex-DIO) has agreed to play on SONATA ARCTICA's next studio CD if the group don't find a replacement for the recently-departed Mikko Harkin in time for the upcoming album's recording sessions. "I really love [SONATA ARCTICA] the way they were," Jens stated in a post on the official STRATOVARIUS message board. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Split With Keyboardist

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have parted ways with keyboardist Mikko Harkin. "For personal reasons, a time has come in my life when I have to make a decision in order to be able to go on," Harkin explained in an official statement announcing his decision to leave the group. "I've been fortunate to share ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Seeks Vocalist, Drummer

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares is looking for a singer and drummer to join his as-yet-unnamed new band. Interested parties can send material to: Roadrunner Records, Inc. ATTN: Kevin Estrada 9229 Sunset Blvd Suite 705 Los Angeles, CA 90069 In related news, Cazares' ASESINO project, which also features its ranks STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, ...

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STATIC-X To Launch Comic Book At California's FANGORIA Convention

STATIC-X members Tripp Eisen, Tony Campos and Ken Jay will join horror/comic artist Jay Fotos at the launching of their new comic book STATIC-X: MACHINE from Chaos! Comics at the FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors convention in Pasadena. California on Saturday, August 17th. Members of the band will be signing autographs and giving away freebies in ...

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WESTWORLD Push Back "Cyberdreams" Release Date

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have pushed back the release date of their third full-length effort, entitled Cyberdreams, to October 28th. Harnell stated: "This is probably our best studio album ever, I know the fans are going to love it." Songs set to appear on the album ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Select Producer For Forthcoming CD

LIMP BIZKIT have selected a producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their forthcoming studio album but are not yet allowed to reveal his identity, according to frontman Fred Durst's latest posting on the group's official web site. "I just came home from band practice and it was a good one," Durst ...

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ASESINO To Support DANZIG, PRONG In Anaheim

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, will support DANZIG and PRONG at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Sunday, August 4th. As previously reported, ASESINO will also perform a headlining show at the Whisky in Hollywood, California on September 4th. Headlining dates in San Diego and ...

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ASESINO Announce Hometown Headlining Gig

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, will perform a headlining show at the Whisky in Hollywood, California on September 4th. Support at the gig will come from KAYLIX, E-RACE, and FLATBUSH. ...

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RING OF FIRE Live CD/DVD Due In August

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, will release a live CD and DVD, entitled Burning Live in Tokyo, simultaneously in Japan on August 21st. The DVD, according to Mugenkyo Management, is to include a bonus RING OF FIRE interview, multi-angle options and a booklet with live photos. The CD contains ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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THE OSBOURNES Go Apartment Hunting In New York City

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: June 30, 2002 — There goes the neighborhood. The Osbournes may be America's favorite dysfunctional family, but Upper East Side residents have mixed emotions when it comes to welcoming them as possible neighbors. The Prince of Darkness and his kooky kin have been ...

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XYZ Reunite, Ink Deal With MTM RECORDS

'80s melodic hard rockers XYZ have reformed and are currently working on a comeback album for MTM Records that will feature original members Terry Ilous on vocals, Paul Monroe on drums, Marc Diglio on guitars and new member/guitarist JK Northrup. ROUGH CUTT/ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Sean McNabb and former BLUE MURDER four-stringer Tony Franklin will handle ...

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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event ...

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Former DEATH Touring Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Debut

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has completed work on his debut solo album, entitled Shaolin Monks In The Temple Of Metal. Completely based on his guitar skills, "the CD is expected to please not only all the fans of the Florida-based guitar player, but generally all fans of Satriani, Tony ...

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GOLDEN JUBILEE CD To Be Made Available Later This Month

A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money for charity. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said The Party at the Palace album, featuring such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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AL PITRELLI/TONY HARNELL's MORNING WOOD Gets European Release

MORNING WOOD, a little-known early '90s collaboration between TNT/WESTWORLD frontman Tony Harnell and SAVATAGE/ex-MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli, will finally have its acclaimed self-titled debut released in Europe through Escape Music. Containing four original songs and eight covers (i.e. THE HEART, SUPERTRAMP, NAZARETH, THE EAGLES, etc.), the CD was recorded in September 1993 and originally released ...

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OZZY Guitarist Suffering From "Mental And Physical Exhaustion"

OZZY OSBOURNE's representatives have finally issued an official explanation for the cancellation of the remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002. It reads as follows: "The remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002 have been cancelled to allow guitarist Zakk Wylde to return home early to recuperate from mental and physical ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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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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