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RAVEN Plays 'Blinder' At UK's HARD ROCK HELL

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has issued the following update: "Recovering from the lunacy of the last week — no sleep 'til bedtime!!! And bedtime never freekin shows up! "The Hard Rock Hell gig [in the UK] was excellent — a great set-up at a holiday camp at Minehead in South West England — right on ...

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TIGERTAILZ Members To Guest On 'Hair Metal Haven'

TIGERTAILZ members Kim Hooker (vocals) and Matt Blakout (drums) will be interviewed by Chris Nelson on this week's edition of "Hair Metal Haven" on Rock 247 Online. They will discuss the death of bass player Pepsi Tate and the future of TIGERTAILZ in general. The show will be broadcast between 17.00 and 19.00 GMT on ...

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EXMORTEM Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

EXMORTEM, which is said to be "probably Denmark’s oldest and most loyal death metal band," has inked a two-album deal with Mighty Music. According to a press release, "after a two year period searching for their roots, EXMORTEM are now back and ready to record their sixth full-length album. The new material is nothing short ...

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TILES Films 'Sacred & Mundane' Video

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES has finished filming footage for the edited version of the song "Sacred & Mundane". The raw material has since been shipped off to Kentucky where Highway Run Productions will work its magic and create a quirky promotional video. As previously reported, TILES will release its new album, "Fly Paper", via ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Cancelled

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has cancelled its previously announced Italian dates with RAIN and FATAL SMILE — reportedly as a result of an illness suffered by the group's bassist/vocalist Enid Williams. The affected dates are as follows: Oct. 25 - Jailbreak, ITA - Roma Oct. 26 - Lucille, ITA - Verona Oct. ...

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MANES Recording New EP

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has issued the following update: "Well, we've actually started a little recording now. We have no planned releasedate or much more to share about this, apart from the fact that it isn't for a new album. An EP maybe, or something ...

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TILES: 'Fly Paper' Artwork Revealed

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES will release its new album, "Fly Paper", via InsideOut Music on the following dates: Germany, Austria and Switzerland: January 25, 2008 The rest of Europe: January 28, 2008 North America: January 29, 2008 "Fly Paper" (cover artwork) was produced by Terry Brown (RUSH, FATES WARNING, VOIVOD) and includes ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Osaka Date Cancelled, Korean Show Confirmed

MACHINE HEAD has cancelled its previously announced October 24 concert at Club Quattro in Osaka, Japan (as the support act for TRIVIUM). In its place, the band has scheduled an October 24 show in Seoul, Korea. More details will be made available in the coming days. MACHINE HEAD's Osaka cancellation will not affect the group's ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Gets ANGUS YOUNG Tattoo On 'LA Ink'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will be inked up with a tattoo of AC/DC's Angus Young on the new TLC series "LA Ink" on September 18 at 10:00 p.m. According to BuddyTV.com, the show, which stars tattoo artist Kat Von D, her staff and A-list clientele, was the highest-rated series premiere in the history of TLC ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist To Guest On Next Week's 'LA Ink'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will guest on the new TLC series "LA Ink" on September 18 at 10:00 p.m. According to BuddyTV.com, the show, which stars tattoo artist Kat Von D, her staff and A-list clientele, was the highest-rated series premiere in the history of TLC among adults 18-34, with a rating of 2.6 and ...

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TILES: New Album Release Dates Announced

Detroit-based progressive rock band TILES will release its new album, "Fly Paper", via InsideOut Music on the following dates: Germany, Austria and Switzerland: January 25, 2008 The rest of Europe: January 28, 2008 North America: January 29, 2008 "Fly Paper" was produced by Terry Brown (RUSH, FATES WARNING, VOIVOD) and includes the following songs: 01. ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: U.S., German Dates Cancelled Due To U.S. Visa Problems

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been forced to cancel their previously announced German and U.S. dates due to due to problems encountered while trying to obtain the necessary work permits to play the U.S. shows. The group's official statement in the matter reads as follows: "We are absolutely devastated that we had to ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Performs At KELLY JOHNSON Tribute Concert

U.K.-based music journalist Dave Ling has issued the following report on the tribute to late GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Kelly Johnson which was held on August 20 at the Rock N Roll Kabaret at the Soho Revue Bar in London, England: "[Monday] night I visited London's Soho Revue Bar for a tribute event to honour ex-GIRLSCHOOL guitarist ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: More Headlining Tour Dates Announced

Former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell has announced the following headlining dates: Sep. 15 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center Sep. 25 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre Sep. 26 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Conexus Centre of the Arts Sep. 28 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Prairieland Park Sep. 29 - Edmonton, Alberta - River ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Seattle Date Announced

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have scheduled the following U.S. dates: Sep. 02 - Power Box Festival - Darrington, WA Sep. 03 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA In addition to GIRLSCHOOL, the Power Box Festival will feature performances by BENEDICTUM, THE IRON MAIDENS, KITTIE, MCQUEEN and VIXEN, among many others. The lineup consists ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Cancels Festival Dates

Former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell was forced to cancel three previously announced European festival appearances on medical advice. The affected dates are the Metal Hammer festival in Poland, the Sziget festival in Hungary, and the Frequency festival in Austria. Cornell's next scheduled concert is the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on August 17. The following message ...

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RUSH Guitarist Guests On New TILES Album

Guitarist Alex Lifeson of RUSH reunited with his old friend/producer Terry Brown for the first time in 25 years to work on a song for the forthcoming TILES CD, "Fly Paper". TILES guitarist Chris Herin provides a few details: "Terry had approached Alex about making a guest appearance — and played him some of our ...

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CHRIS CORNELL: New Video Interview Available

Former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell was interviewed by CW11 New York WPIX-TV on Thursday, August 2. Watch the interview at this location. Cornell recently told The Pulse of Radio that he'd like to see his former band SOUNDGARDEN issue a rarities collection. "I've sort of left that in Kim (Thayil, guitarist)'s world, because ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Says SOUNDGARDEN Rarities Set Is Possible

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: Former SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell is currently touring in support of his new solo album, "Carry On", and playing a number of SOUNDGARDEN songs each night that have not been heard live for years. While a SOUNDGARDEN reunion isn't likely, Cornell told The Pulse ...

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VOIVOD, GHOULUNATICS, UNEXPECT, ANONYMUS Up For QUEBEC INDEPENDENT MUSIC Award

VOIVOD ("Katorz"), GHOULUNATICS ("Cryogénie"), UNEXPECT ("In A Flesh Aquarium"), ANONYMUS ("Chapter Chaos Begins"), and LES ÉKORCHÉS ("Les Ékorchés") have been nominated in the "Best Metal/Hardcore Album" category at the second annual Quebec Independent Music Awards (GAMIQ), to be held on September 16 at Montreal's Metropolis. The public can vote for 16 categories on the GAMIQ ...

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BOSTON Star Receives Celebrity Animal Advocate Of The Year Award

Tom Scholz, founder of the rock band BOSTON, was honored for his philanthropy work by the annual Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles. He was presented with the Celebrity Animal Advocate of the Year award in recognition of his long-term support of animal rights. Scholz was accompanied by his wife Kim. Past recipients of ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: This Weekend's Shows To Go Ahead As Scheduled

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, as you can imagine things aren't exactly 'cheery' in the GIRLSCHOOL camp right now with the loss of our beautiful and talented friend Kelly Johnson. For anyone planning to come along to the two gigs we're doing in ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Pays Tribute To Late GIRLSCHOOL Guitarist

MOTÖRHEAD has issued the following update: "It is with extreme sadness to inform you that Kelly Johnson, original lead guitarist of GIRLSCHOOL, passed away on Sunday night, 15th July. She has been suffering from spinal cancer for the last six years. "Joining GIRLSCHOOL in 1978, Kelly was a face in the classic line-up alongside Kim ...

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