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JOURNEY Not Reuniting With STEVE PERRY

The Pulse of Radio reports that former JOURNEY frontman Steve Perry, who left the band 12 years ago, is said to be eager to reunite with his bandmates following the continued success of the band's 1981 hit "Don't Stop Believin'", which was most recently featured on the Fox show "Glee". According to London's Daily Star, ...

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DIVINE HERESY Frontman Rehearsing For RAUNCHY Vocalist Gig (Video)

Video footage of DIVINE HERESY frontman Travis Neal rehearsing for his current gig as the stand-in vocalist for Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY can be viewed below. As previously reported, regular RAUNCHY vocalist Kasper Thomsen was forced to sit out the band's trek with SYBREED and THREAT SIGNAL "for family and personal reasons." The tour kicked ...

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HIM: 'SWRMXS' Official Remix Album Coming In December

"SWRMXS", the official remix album of HIM's "Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice", will be released on December 7. The LP — featuring HIM songs remixed by Tiesto, Morgan Page, Gavin Russom and more — will be available online on iTunes, Beatport and other digital retailers. The physical album will be available exclusively in stores ...

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JOURNEY To Tour U.K. With STYX, FOREIGNER

JOURNEY will be joined by STYX and FOREIGNER on a U.K. tour next scheduled for next summer. The dates include: June 04 - London, UK - Wembley Arena June 05 - Birmingham, UK - NIA June 07 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Radio Arena June 08 - Manchester, UK - Evening News Arena June 09 ...

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DIVINE HERESY Singer To Join RAUNCHY For European Tour

Vocalist Kasper Thomsen will sit out RAUNCHY's upcoming European tour with SYBREED and THREAT SIGNAL "for family and personal reasons" and will be temporarily replaced by "good friend" Travis Neal from DIVINE HERESY. The trek is scheduled to kick off on November 13 in Bournemouth, U.K. "A Discord Electric", the new album from RAUNCHY, was ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY: Why I Am Not In VAN HALEN

Bassist Michael Anthony will discuss his split with VAN HALEN during an appearance on the second episode of the sixth season of "That Metal Show", which is scheduled to air on VH1 Classic on Saturday, October 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. A preview clip can be viewed below. Also scheduled to appear in the episode ...

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TRANSATLANTIC: 'Whirld Tour 2010' DVD/CD Detailed

Seven years after the announcement of their creative break, the original members of prog rock supergroup TRANSATLANTICRoine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS), Pete Trewavas (MARILLION), Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) and Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — got together again and recorded a new studio album titled "The Whirlwind", which went on to be TRANSATLANTIC's best-selling ...

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TAKARA: New Lineup Announced

U.S. rockers TAKARA will play their first show in many years on October 30 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. A posting on the band's MySpace page reads, "Attendees of this performance can expect to hear a set of music from TAKARA that spans their entire music career catalogue, from their first album, 'Eternal Faith', all ...

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MARCO MENDOZA Releases Second Solo Album

Bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza has unveiled his second solo album, "Casa Mendoza", on Mascot Records. "Casa Mendoza" is a Latin-flavored melodic rock record with a commercial edge that is sure to appeal to fans of any of Mendoza's work. "Being of Latin-American descent, I have always heard music with the Latin influence in it," Mendoza ...

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TAKARA To Embark On West Coast Mini-Tour

U.S. rockers TAKARA will play their first show in many years on October 30 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. Guitarist/founder Neal Grusky states, "We will perform all the classic TAKARA songs from each of our five studio albums. "This show will be the first show of a West Coast mini-tour that will take the band ...

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STORMZONE: 'Death Dealer' Video Released

"Death Dealer", the new video from the Irish band STORMZONE, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the group's new album, "Death Dealer", which was released in Europe on April 26 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer Records. On Friday, August 13, STORMZONE will headline a show in honor of ...

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ALICE Meets SLY In London

Actor/director Sylvester Stallone was in London last night (Monday, August 9) for the premier of his new film, "Expendables". After the auditions for Alice Cooper's Night Of Fear shows, the legendary rocker met up with Sly and the two spent some time catching up. A photo of Cooper and Stallone can be viewed below. Dennis ...

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HERO DESTROYED: New Song Posted Online

"That's An Axe", a brand new song from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED, can be streamed on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Throes", which will be released on August 31 via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport, Pennsylvania with engineer Dave Watson. ...

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HIM Interviewed At Estonia's ÕLLESUMMER

HIM Norway conducted an interview with Finnish "love" metallers HIM at the Õllesummer 2010 festival, which was held July 14-17 in Tallinn, Estonia. Watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 ...

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VOLBEAT To Be Supported By ENTOMBED, THE KANDIDATE

ENTOMBED and THE KANDIDATE have been confirmed as the support acts on VOLBEAT's "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven" 2010 tour. Commented VOLBEAT frontman Michael Schøn Poulsen: "We're very happy to add ENTOMBED as support to our European tour. ENTOMBED has been a huge inspiration and a band we've supported for 20 years. And there's no one better ...

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BIOHAZARD Guitarist To Tour With Reunited BLOOD FOR BLOOD

Boston's favorite white-trash, hardcore hooligans BLOOD FOR BLOOD have reunited and will embark on their first tour since 2004. Commented the band: "BLOOD FOR BLOOD has agreed to join the Persistence Tour in Europe [in December 2010] sharing a stage with longtime friends SICK OF IT ALL as well as other acts soon to be ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish "love" metallers HIM was interviewed by the Kerrang! Download podcast at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. HIM's new album, "Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice", sold 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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HERO DESTROYED: New Album Details Revealed

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED has finished recording its debut full-length album, "Throes", with engineer Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. An August 31 North American release via Relapse Records is expected. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Last Upper", "That’s An Axe", "Army of Draccoons", "Cerberus" and "Dom Wampus". A ...

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