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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: 'HAMMERFALL Can Suck My Cock'

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has slammed fellow Swedes HAMMERFALL for "acting like rock stars" and "completely ripping off" bands like HELLOWEEN, IRON MAIDEN and KING DIAMOND in order to attain their current level of success. Speaking to Metal Rules, Dee stated, "Look at a band like HAMMERFALL and shit. They're going through the roof. When ...

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RACER X: Live MP3 Posted Online

A live recording of RACER X's "Hammer Away", taken from the special live double-CD accompanying the Japanese release of the group's upcoming album, "Getting Heavier", can be downloaded from the band's official web site at this location. "Getting Heavier" was recorded during September/October at Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Christmas ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Make Live Debut

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will make their live debut at the end of December in Southern ...

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RACER X Complete Work On 'Getting Heavier'

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), have set "Getting Heavier" as the title for their upcoming CD, which was recently recorded at Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. "'Getting Heavier' has 12 brand ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS, DEATH ANGEL To Play Sacramento

VICIOUS RUMORS and DEATH ANGEL will be teaming up for a gig at The Road House in Sacramento, California on Saturday, Nov. 30. In other news, the following was DEATH ANGEL's set list from their performance at The Shack in Anaheim, California on Nov. 15-16: Friday, November 15: 01. Ultra-Violence (intro) 02. Evil Priest 03. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: HALFORD Reunion Rumors Are False

JUDAS PRIEST have slammed as false an "official" announcement on a British hard rock web site that the group are reuniting with ex-vocalist Rob Halford for an upcoming album and tour in 2003. "Please ignore the so called 'official' announcement in PowerPlay magazine about a reunion — this is not true and definitely ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Track Listing Unveiled

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming "Live In London" two-CD set, recorded during the group's appearance at the London Brixton Academy on Dec. 19, 2001, will contain the following track listing: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway* 03. Grinder* 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Blood Stained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel* 08. One ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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HALFORD Drummer: I Never Said ROB Was Rejoining JUDAS PRIEST

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has issued an official statement in an attempt to dispel some of the rumors surrounding frontman Rob Halford's possible return to JUDAS PRIEST. The following is Jarzombek's message to the HALFORD fans, originally posted on the group's official message board on Tuesday, October 22: "To all, "I logged onto the boards ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Writes In From The Road

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "I'm on the bus heading to Glasgow. Tonight was the first show in Manchester. I'm currently basking in the after glow of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Hits Cover Circuit

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has been passing time recently by making several live appearances with an Ohio-based cover band THE SICKNESS, whose lineup includes two of Owens' former bandmates, bassist Dennis Hayes (formerly of Tim's pre-PRIEST band WINTERS BANE) and drummer Tim Semelsberger (from an early Ripper-fronted cover band, U.S. METAL). THE SICKNESS, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Issue Double Live CD In January

JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming double live album, Live In London, is scheduled for release on January 13th, 2003 through Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records. The set, which was recorded during the group's appearance at the London Brixton Academy on December 19th, 2001, will reportedly include tracks not found on the DVD release of the same name. (Thanks:

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Veteran Rock Photographer Launches Official Web Site

Veteran rock photographer Ross Halfin has launched his official web site at this location. In the business since the late 1970s, Halfin began his career at the now-defunct publication Sounds and its off-shoot magazine Kerrang! and has worked with virtually every major rock band in existence, including AC/DC, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, IRON ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Representative: SANCTUARY Have No Say In Management Of Band

JUDAS PRIEST Management Coordinator Jayne Andrews has dismissed the suggestions that Sanctuary Group's recent acquisition of Trinifold Group — which handles PRIEST — will significantly impact the group's future activities. "Some of you will have read about The Sanctuary Group acquiring Trinifold Management," Andrews said. "This is correct, but does not make any difference to ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Management Bought Out By SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Group said Monday it has acquired the Trinifold Group, which handles such acts as JUDAS PRIEST, THE WHO, OPERABABES and LED ZEPPELIN alumni Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The Sanctuary Group, which earlier this year bought music company Air Edel, has diverse activities including records, music publishing, film and TV production and artist ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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'Rock Music Is Evil': Russian Priest Anatoly Berestov

Russian Celibate Priest Anatoly Berestov recently gave an interview to the web site Credo.Ru in which he blamed rock music for the rise of Satanism in Russia, citing aggressive mass culture that has poured into Russia from the West since the beginning of the 1990s as being a factor in drug addiction. Anatoly, a Doctor ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Joins Cover Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks, who was in the band between 1977 and 1979 and who co-wrote the PRIEST classic "Beyond the Realms of Death", has reportedly joined a British cover band called THE SHAKERS, also featuring in its ranks ex-ALICE COOPER/THE ALMIGHTY guitarist Pete Friesen. Les played on the PRIEST albums Stained Class, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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SHAMAN Perform Special Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), performed the following songs during their special set at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo on Saturday, September 14th: 01. Ancient Winds 02. Here I Am 03. Distant Thunder 04. Time Will Come 05. For Tomorrow 06. Wings of Reality ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Synthetic Leather Rebels?!

JUDAS PRIEST may look and act tough when performing onstage, but the legendary headbangers have big hearts when it comes to animals. In a recent letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the band's manager revealed the hard rockers' softer side, noting, "The members of JUDAS PRIEST are all animal lovers, and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Riding High On German Charts

After entering the German Music DVD charts at #1, JUDAS PRIEST are currently occupying position #3 with their much-acclaimed Live In London offering. As previously reported, Live In London contains performance footage recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001 in addition to behind-the-scenes material, rare footage, interviews, soundcheck footage and lots ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Party With Stranded Models

JUDAS PRIEST had a stroke of luck while touring the West Coast last week when they allegedly happened upon a broken-down bus between Montana and San Francisco that was full of stranded models, according to the New York Post. "Jaime Rishar and other leggy lovelies on the L.A. Look Model Search tour were on a ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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