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RHAPSODY And CHRISTOPHER LEE Signing Session Scheduled In London

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY and acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will be signing copies of RHAPSODY's new CD, "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Part 2: The Dark Secret", and Mr. ...

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BLASTMASTERS Add Second Guitarist

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, have announced the addition of Jerry Mortellaro (DIABOLIC, UNHOLY GHOST) to the group's ranks. "We look foward to writing the most ferocious death metal album of all time with him," the band write on their web site. "BLASTMASTERS' new album ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announce New Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced the details of their new lineup. Commented Stevens: "Zak says, We have been very careful to select only the best musicians for the new band. All of these guys came highly recommended by a very good friend of ours, John ...

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DOHENY: 'Drive Me' Video Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted their "home movie" for the track "Drive Me" at this location. In other news, Morrison has posted the following message on the band's official "blog": "So we need some extra ...

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TOMMY LEE To 'Rap The Vote' On Hip Hop Mixtape

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of the guest artists on a mixtape aimed at mobilizing the hip hop generation to register to vote. The mixtape, which was compiled by G UNIT's DJ Whoo Kid in conjunction with Rock the Vote, the leading non-profit, non-partisan youth voter organization, features 29 exclusive songs and ...

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TOMMY LEE Collaborates With LIL JON

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has provided the grit for the "crunk rock" mix of the track "Roll Call" on LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ' upcoming album, "Crunk Juice", due November 16 via TVT, according to Billboard.com. "Crunk Juice" is the follow-up to 2002's "Kings of Crunk", which peaked at No. 14 ...

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RUSH: XM Studio Performance To Air In October

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that RUSH appeared live on August 3 from XM's "state-of-the-art performance studio" in Washington, DC before 40 lucky fans selected from over 200 entries in an XM contest. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson took part in a Q&A session before performing acoustic renditions of "Resist" and ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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3 FACED: Live Videos Posted Online

3 FACED, the new band featuring former UNION UNDERGROUND guitarist Patrick Kennison and TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, have made several live video clips available for download at this location. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by Chase Jentz (vocals, guitar), Jade Russell (vocals, guitar) and Duncan Black (drums), aim to "change ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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McFarlane Toys' MÖTLEY CRÜE Box Set To Retail For $50-$60

McFarlane Toys have officially announced the action figure box set release of the wildest rock band of the 1980s, MÖTLEY CRÜE. Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars are featured in the set based on their "Shout at the Devil" album. Under a license from Signatures Network, the MÖTLEY CRÜE action figure box ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Debut Demo Details Revealed

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), are preparing to enter the studio to record their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". This very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts: 01. Swinging ...

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VOX TEMPUS To Release Debut Album This Month

Progressive rock/metal band VOX TEMPUS have inked a deal with Progman Records for the U.S release of their debut album, "In the Eye of Time". The CD will be available exclusively at this month's ProgPower Festival in Atlanta (where the band is also featured on the festival CD sampler), followed by a formal U.S. release ...

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SEPULTURA: New Album Due In Early 2005

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The guys have been really busy down here," reads a posting on the band's web site. "Shows all over Brazil in the weekends and practice during the week. And they are also practicing a lot of surprises for ...

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DOHENY: Rescheduled Dates With ORGY Announced

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 supporting ORGY on a run of California dates outside of Los Angeles. The rescheduled dates are as follows: Oct. 15 - The Vault 350 - Long Beach, CA Oct. 16 - The ...

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Name This Band: SEVENDUST, STEREOMUD, SKRAPE Members Need Your Help

A contest has been launched to name the new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band, STEREOMUD and VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS. The group, which is currently recording its debut album in Orlando, FL, consists of the following musicians: Brett Hestla: Vocals Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums Corey ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Enter Studio In February

According to DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice revealed during a recent Canadian drum clinic that the band will be returning to the studio in February 2005 to begin recording their new CD, tentatively due before the end of 2005. DEEP PURPLE's most recent album, "Bananas", was ...

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Report: Loud Music Can Cause Lung Collapse

Amy Norton of Reuters Health reports: Blasting music can be hard on the ears and the neighbors, and now researchers say it can also pack enough punch to collapse a lung. Reporting in the medical journal Thorax, they describe the cases of four young men who suffered a lung collapse — technically called pneumothorax — ...

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TOMMY LEE To Discuss PAMELA, Child Drowning In Upcoming Tell-All

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has details behind former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's tell-all "TommyLand" (cover), which is scheduled for release next month. Among the topics Lee tackles is his long running on-again, off-again relationship with Pamela Anderson, including the famous sex video they made, which later became public. He also addresses the ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED Drummer To Appear On BBC Television

THE CLAN DESTINED drummer Emily Dolan Davies has just finished taping a segment for BBC Television which will be aired sometime in September. The program focuses on drumming hints and techniques by Emily. More details will be made available soon. A clip from Davies' promotional DVD can now be downloaded from THE CLAN DESTINED's

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SEVENDUST, TOMMY LEE, STEREOMUD Members Join Forces In New Project

Ex-VIRGOS MERLOT/VIRGOS guitarist/vocalist Brett Hestla has joined the as-yet-unnamed new band featuring former and current members of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band and STEREOMUD. The group's lineup is as follows: Brett Hestla: Vocals Will Hunt (SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE): Drums Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO): Bass Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE): Guitar Clint Lowery ...

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BLASTMASTERS: Debut Demo Available For Download

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, have completed work on their debut self-titled demo at D.O.W. Studios with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL, UNHOLY GHOST). The complete track listing for the demo is as follows: 01. Digital Control (mp3) 02. The Beheadings (

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Report: Goth Style Is Out At Wichita Middle School

The Associated Press is reporting that students at Wilbur Middle School in Wichita, KS who like the Goth look will have to rethink their clothing this year. Principal Cherie Crain announced last week that the black lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish and hair dye of the so-called Goth style, can't be combined with all-black clothing ...

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