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Ex-DEATH Bassist Joins INFINITY MINUS ONE

Former DEATH bassist Kelly Conlon has joined Boston-based progressive rock/metal act INFINITY MINUS ONE. The group, who recently released a full-length CD titled "Tales from the Mobius Strip", combine "elements of classical music, film scores, and video games within a rock context," according to an official press release. "Formed at the famous Berklee College of ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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CATHEDRAL Line Up UK Dates

Britain's leading doom merchants CATHEDRAL have announced a UK tour in November to promote the release of their latest album, "The VIIth Coming". The dates are as follows: Nov. 21st – Birkenhead, UK @ Iron Door Nov. 23 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's Nov. 24 - Glasgow, UK @ The Cathouse Nov. 25 - Nottingham, ...

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DOWNSET Announce European Dates

The current touring lineup of DOWNSETRey Oropeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums), Roy Lozano (bass), and Roy Z (guitar) — have announced a host of European dates during October/November. They are as follows: Oct. 27 – Lintfabriek - Kontich, BEL Oct. 28 - La Boule Noire - Paris, FRA Oct. 29 - Le Jardin ...

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Los Angeles Times: Hair Metal Lives On!

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times spotlighting the revival of 80s metal can be viewed online at this location. The story, originally published on October 3, focuses in part on the Los Angeles-based cover band METAL SHOP, which features in its ranks DAVE LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier and ex-FIGHT guitarist ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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Bands Sought For BLACK SABBATH Tribute

A BLACK SABBATH tribute CD is being compiled for distribution in conjunction with the biography None More Black: The Story of Black Sabbath 1980 to the Present. Initial submissions for consideration should be on cassette or CD/CDR and sent to: David Lee Wilson 69080 N. Forest Richmond, MI 48062 Please include any pertinent artist biographical ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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NIACIN To Embark On U.S. Tour

NIACIN, featuring former MR. BIG/DAVE LEE ROTH bassist Billy Sheehan, will embark on a U.S. tour during November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 14 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick Nov. 15 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 16 - Oakland, CA @ IMUSICAST Nov. 18 - Chicago, lL @ ...

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TOMMY LEE To Perform In Korea

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has posted the following message at www.joysmayhem: "I'm leaving for a show in Arkansas on the 17th, then before that I'm on the VH1 Awards presenting on the 15th… Then I have a show in Korea on the 24th... I'm gonna stay a few days after, the Pentagon ...

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TOMMY LEE Proposes Tour Of U.S. Military Bases

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has suggested a tour of U.S. military bases as part of his probation stemming from his conviction on spousal abuse charges, according to Launch. The proposal was made by Lee on Thursday (October 10) in Los Angeles to Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira, who said such a tour may release ...

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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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ACE FREHLEY, DAVE LEE ROTH, VINCE NEIL, Others Confirmed For Florida's ROCKTOBERFEST

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, DAVE LEE ROTH, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil, DOKKEN, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and QUIET RIOT are among the artists confirmed for Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Billed as the biggest one-day outdoor festival in Florida history, Rocktoberfest will be staged ...

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REVEREND To Headline Germany's METAL MAFIA FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the 5th Anniversary Metal Mafia Festival on December 13th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. As previously reported, REVEREND will also headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Joins COCKSTAR

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has joined COCKSTAR, the new band formed by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl and previously-unknown vocalist London. Corabi will handle second-guitar duties and will sing backing vocals in the group, which is currently writing material for a debut CD, due ...

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