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MSG Vocalist CHRIS LOGAN To Guest On LEGACY Album Re-Release

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has just finished tracking vocals for a bonus track to be featured on the new LEGACY album re-release. The tune is called "So Long". LEGACY features founding member Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD) on bass and the world-renowned Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JONAS HANSSON BAND) on ...

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THE GATHERING Frontwoman Auctioning Guitars

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen is currently selling three guitars via eBay. One of the guitars — a Gibson Epiphone Chet Atkins classic electric acoustic — was used on the "How to Measure a Planet?" recording and subsequent tour, while another, a Gibson Epiphone EO-2EB electric acoustic was used on the "Sleepy Buildings" recording ...

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Drummer ERIC SINGER To Appear At NY KISS EXPO AND HARD ROCK CONVENTION

KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be appearing at the 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Other scheduled guests include Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH), Lydia ...

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AC/DC, METALLICA, OZZY, KISS, AEROSMITH Memorabilia To Be Auctioned For Charity

Rare, autographed electric and acoustic guitars, microphones, drumheads and albums from legendary rock bands and solo artists, such as AC/DC, AEROSMITH, KISS, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, OZZY OSBOURNE and VAN HALEN will be auctioned during Save the Earth Foundation's annual Earth Day charity auction online. This year, Overstock.com Auctions will be hosting the exclusive 10-day auction ...

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VAN HALEN: Rumored Tour With AEROSMITH Is A No-Go

MelodicRock.com is reporting that there is no truth to the rumor that VAN HALEN and AEROSMITH will be teaming up for a U.S. tour this summer. Meanwhile, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has recorded a new song which will be released shortly as an Internet download. The track, entitled "I'll Take You There", is a ...

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CANDIRIA Awarded $29 Million For 2002 Van Crash

The New York Post is reporting that the five members of the Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA won a $29 million verdict Tuesday (April 12) for injuries they suffered when a truck hit their tour van. CANDIRIA were hurt as they traveled to a gig in Cleveland on Sept. 9, 2002, when a tractor trailer owned by Paige ...

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SLASH Pays Tribute To Classic AEROSMITH

In the special "Immortals" issue of Rolling Stone magazine chronicling "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time," VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash pays tribute to classic AEROSMITH. Says Slash: "I don't think this generation has a clue what classic AEROSMITH was all about. But they were the template for what I do, ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Cancel Tijuana Show

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION were forced to cancel their previously announced appearance in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday. In an April 8 post on the group's web site, the band write, "Our van broke down at the beginning of the CRYPTOPSY tour, and we had to ditch it in North Carolina and rent that ...

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'The Osbournes' Gets New Lease On Life On Web

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that MTV will broadcast reality show "The Osbournes" on the Internet as part of a free online channel. The cable network has decided to launch the MTV Overdrive web site to compete with rival firms like Walt Disney and Microsoft, who have already capitalized on the growing number of ...

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TED NUGENT Vintage Memorabilia To Be Auctioned In May

Backstage Auctions, a leading online auction company specializing in classic rock memorabilia, has announced its first auction for 2005 featuring vintage memorabilia from the legendary career of Ted Nugent. The "Ted Nugent Gonzo Auction" will be held online starting May 15 and run through May 22. Among the items being auctioned off are original gold ...

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Lullabies to Paralyze - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

The fourth album from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE finds the ever-changing group drifting further away from the sludgy stoner rock of its immediate predecessor, the legendary KYUSS. Heavy moments still stand out on this highly-anticipated release, but "Lullabies" is probably the collective's most diverse offering yet. Nevertheless, the band still retains an unpredictable, uncompromised ...

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THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND Begin Work On Debut Album

U.S.-based hard rock act THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND are currently recording their self-titled debut album in Los Angeles. The sessions are being engineered by Mike Milchner at Piranha Studios. The lineup for the album is as follows: Robert Soeterboek (AYREON) - Vocals Alan Cotton (MAESTRO ALEX GREGORY) - Guitar Mike Davis (HALFORD) - Bass Butch ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: 'Europe Has The Best Metal Fans'

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary "Zak" Stevens, have posted the following European tour report on their official web site: "Zak and the band are having a great time on tour. All of the shows have either been sold out or at near capacity. "The band is currently in ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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SPHERE OF SOULS To Record Debut Album In May

SPHERE OF SOULS, the Dutch prog-metal band featuring ex-SUN CAGED vocalist André Vuurboom, will record their debut album at Rotterdam's Excess Studios in May. It will be a concept album containing 13 tracks. Engineering and production duties will be handled by Hans Pieters and Joost van den Broek, respectively. A late 2005 release is expected. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Lays Down Tracks For NON-HUMAN LEVEL: Video Available

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here's some video footage of myself warming up and laying down various drum tracks [at Greenhouse studios] for NON-HUMAN LEVEL. This metal side project features Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) on guitar, Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) on bass and Peter Wildoer ...

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HALLOWS EVE Finish Mixing New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have issued the following update: "We have finished the mix for our fourth album, 'Evil Never Dies'! It goes to the mastering process next week. Tommy [Stewart, bass/vocals] and Chris [Gailfoil, co-producer] will be working with Georgia Music Hall of Famer Rodney Mills on March 23rd. "The album took four ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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