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MEGADETH To Play India Before End Of Year

HindustanTimes.com is reporting that MEGADETH, STEVE VAI and BILLY SHEEHAN are among the musicians that are scheduled to perform in India before the end of the year. "The artists have confirmed their tours around the end of the year and Delhi will certainly be part of the plan for some of these stars. Plans are ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer Says He's 'Not Afraid' Of Playing OZZFEST

Launch Radio Networks reports: Though it's been common knowledge for several weeks, VELVET REVOLVER has officially announced its participation in Ozzfest 2005. The quintet will play the final seven dates of the 26-city tour beginning on August 23, taking over IRON MAIDEN's slot on the Ozzfest mainstage. VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum told Launch he's ...

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ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER To Release Debut Album In June

Buzzville Records has set a June 20 release date for the self-titled debut album from "heavy southern rawkers" ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER. The album was produced by the band together with Matt Washburn and Dave Angstrom (of SUPAFUZZ and HERMANO fame). "Artimus Pyledriver" track listing: 01. Swamp Devil 02. Dixie Fight Song 03. Ride On 04. Dirt ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Writing Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "SINGLE BULLET THEORY is currently in 'write mode.' We have three [new] songs done at this point ('Dawn of Inequity', 'Letting Go' and 'The Me I Used to know') and are churning out some of ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tracks "Blood (This Consumes You)" (

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VELVET REVOLVER: More North American Tour Dates Announced

VELVET REVOLVER have added several dates to their North American headlining tour, spanning from an Aug. 11 performance in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., through an Aug. 21 stop in Tucson, Ariz. These shows apparently will overlap with the band's previously announced Ozzfest stint, which drummer Matt Sorum had told Launch Radio Networks would begin Aug. 16 ...

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AKERCOCKE: New Axeman Aboard

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have officially announced the addition of former BERZERKER guitarist Matt Wilcock to the group's ranks. "After surviving his recent Satanic baptism with great aplomb at a one-off show in Hamburg, Mr. Wilcock was offered the position, which he duly accepted," according to a press release. "The Satanic death metallers are currently ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Finishing Up Guitar Tracks For CAMP FREDDY Debut

Guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) is in the process of finishing up his guitar parts for the upcoming CAMP FREDDY full-length debut with producer Mike Clink (GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA). "The album is coming along, slowly but surely," Navarro writes on his web site. "It is hard nailing so many artists ...

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Asylum of the Human Predator - HELL WITHIN

Germany's Lifeforce Records has been on a roll this past year or so, quickly becoming one of the world's premier metalcore labels. Lifeforce has released a slew of quality albums by bands like CIPHER SYSTEM, DEADSOIL, BY NIGHT, and HEROD. If you can't get enough of groups that love to mix hardcore with death and ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Celebrate Hard Rock Casino's 10th Birthday

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and singer Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have been invited to take part in the 10-year birthday celebrations for the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer's BEATLES 'Cover Band' Comes To DVD

Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) web site has been updated with the following message: "YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD (Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Paul Gilbert and Matt Bissonette) has been captured on DVD. Very cool. It's been Mike Portnoy's dream all his life to be in a BEATLES cover band. (Who would've ever figured that?) Finally it came ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer 'Not Affected' By Jump To Arenas

Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum said there's been little adjustment needed in making the jump from clubs and theatres to arena-sized venues on the band's current Electric Wonderland tour. "The stage is a little bigger, but it feels pretty much the same to me," he said. "I mean, I'm not too ...

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