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SUN CAGED Announce New Drummer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have announced the addition of drummer Roel Van Helden to the group's ranks. The 23-year-olf Van Helden, a student at the academy of music in Tilburg, Netherlands, joins the band as the replacement for Dennis Leeflang, who left ...

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AYREON: More Guest Musicians Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have invited the following guest instrumentalists to contribute to the group's new album, "The Human Equation", due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label: Oliver Wakeman on keyboards: "Arjen has played guitar on some of Oliver's work, and they've been good friends ever since," reads ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH To Discuss Van Crash On 'Inside Edition'

BLEEDING THROUGH will be appearing on the nationally syndicated news program "Inside Edition" with Deborah Norville. Even though the band has toured with AFI and are in Spin magazine's "Next Big Things" and A.P.'s "100 Bands" issue, it's their near fatal van crash that has propelled them to national attention this week. The dramatic televised ...

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SUN CAGED Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have parted ways with drummer Dennis Leeflang. Dennis' official statement on the matter is as follows: "After almost five years, three demo CDs, one album and 61 shows, I am no longer part of SUN CAGED. This was ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted the very first "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update is the band's current status, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE project, his radio-hosting gig, and the latest news on the sequel to his acclaimed ...

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EPICA To Support DORO, BLAZE In Germany

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be supporting DORO and BLAZE at three German dates at the end of the year. In other news, EPICA will be playing a show with AFTER FOREVER on March 21 at ...

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VAN HALEN: HAGAR Reunion Update

The Van Halen Mailing List (www.van-halen.org) has issued the following update regarding the recent rumors of a possible VAN HALEN reunion with former singer Sammy Hagar: "As with all VAN HALEN rumors, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but the following has been confirmed by a fairly reliable source ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I've Got Enough Material For Ten Albums'

Dwyer and Michaels of Iowa's Q106 Classic Hits called Eddie Van Halen at his home studio Wednesday morning (Nov. 26) and spoke to the reclusive guitarist for five minutes about his current activities, including the rumors that ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar is in the process of rejoining the band. Although Eddie falls short of ...

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VAN HALEN: Ready To 'Jump' Again?

Veteran artist manager Irving Azoff (EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SEAL, JEWEL, JOURNEY, et al) has signed VAN HALEN for management, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. Azoff's longtime representation of Sammy Hagar leads to instant speculation about a possible reunion tour and Warner Bros. greatest-hits album. Is ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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DEICIDE Cancel Montreal Show

DEICIDE were forced to cancel their performance in Montreal, Quebec Sunday night (Nov. 16) after the group's van broke down near Syracuse, New York en route to the gig. The band's tourmates, HATE ETERNAL and KRISIUN, both made it to the show without a problem and performed longer sets than usual to make up for ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha), will feature guest ...

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Former PESTILENCE Singer To Record With Germany's DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will be appearing on the new CD from German death metallers DEATH BY DAWN. The singer, who played two shows with the group in early October (in Germany and Italy), will continue to make music and perform live with the band during the coming months. For more information ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH: Back On The Road

Former VAN HALEN frontman Dave Lee Roth has announced the following dates during the coming months: Nov. 18 - Carling Apollo Hammersmith – London, UK Nov. 20 - Carling Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK Nov. 21 - Clyde Auditorium (The Armadillo) – Glasgow, UK Nov. 23 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Nov. 25 - ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Guests On LAWN CD

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen has recorded a guest appearance for the new CD from Dutch post-rockers LAWN. A release party for the album, titled "Backspace", will take place on October 24 at Vera in Groningen, Holland and Anneke will join the group on stage to perform the track live. For more information, visit ...

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BULLETBOYS: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By SEBASTIAN BACH

BULLETBOYS will release a new album, titled "Sophie", on October 24 through their own Bulletboys Records. The group's first studio album of new material since 1995's "Acid Monkey", "Sophie" was recorded and mixed at Jet City Studios in Hawthorne, California with producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, CINDERELLA, VAN HALEN). The new record will contain nine ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have posted the following message on their web site: "Well, today, it is exactly 10 years since we had our first practice together of what would be known as THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. "It was a dark and misty October night and we drove in our then band van, Raymond's Ford Transit ...

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