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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Play Live On Dutch Television

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his “companion” Candice Night, will perform the track "The Times They Are A Changin' " live on Dutch television via the popular show Kopspijkers, hosted by Jack Spijkerman, on Saturday, May 4th. The show starts at 8:05 PM CET on Nederland 3 - Vara Television. ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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AC/DC Live On Pay-Per-View In May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AC/DC BLAZES A HIGHWAY TO HELL...STRAIGHT TO YOUR TV SCREEN RENOWNED CONCERT AVAILABLE 5/11 ON IN DEMAND PAY-PER-VIEW New York, NY Rock's down-and-dirty, blue-collar heroes AC/DC bring their celebrated live show into the comfort of your living room with iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 11. The concert, which can be purchased ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Make "Tonight Show" Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE, wife Sharon and their kids Kelly and Jack will reportedly be guests on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight, March 29th in what is apparently NOT a repeat of their December appearance on the same show. In other news, unconfirmed rumors suggest that a Behind The Music VH1 documentary on BLACK ...

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THE HIVES Get Bought Out!

According to Hits Daily Double, Sweden's THE HIVES will have their current and upcoming records purchased by Warner Bros. via a partnership with the group's current European/American labels Epitaph/Burning Heart Records. Warner Bros. chief Tom Whalley and Epitaph head Brett Gurewitz reportedly flew to Sweden last week to meet with the band. THE HIVES hit ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Finalize Album Track Listing, Release Date

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have completed work on their third album, entitled The Birth Of Tragedy, which is due to be released through Osmose Productions on May 21st. Recorded on the mountainside of Hachioji, Japan, the CD version of the album will contain 11 songs, while the LP version and the limited-edition digi-pack will each include ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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VINTERSORG Duo Put Side Project To Sleep

OTYG, the side project of VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR vocalist Vintersorg and VINTERSORG guitarist Mattias Marklund, has been officially put to sleep, according to an official statement from the duo. Both me (Vintersorg) and Mattias feel that we can't go on with OTYG as we have lost our burning inspiration and lust in that musical arena. And under ...

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FOZZY Complete Work On Happenstance

FOZZY, who include in their ranks WWF wrestler Chris Jericho (aka Moongoose McQueen), ex-STUCK MOJO/currentSICK SPEED guitarist Rich Ward (aka Duke Larue), ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere (aka KK Laflame), and acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (aka Lord Bayden Powell), will release their second CD, entitled Happenstance, through Megaforce Records in July. ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine: An Old -School Metalhead's Delight!

Snakepit magazine has just come out with its 10th issue featuring 108 full-packed, pro-printed “pure metal” pages, including the following US metal and Euro-metal legends and hopefuls: RAZOR (8 pages, first interview with ex-vocalist Sheepdog in many, many years), OMEN (5 pages, about theír 80s heyday and their comeback), STEEL PROPHET, HALLOWS EVE (3 pages, ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Headlining Tour, Other Dates

El Paso, Texas' own PISSING RAZORS will be hitting the road later this month in support of their latest CD, Where We Come From. The band kicks it off with a month-long headlining trek and will then team up with CANNIBAL CORPSE and DARK FUNERAL for a nationwide tour that will include several Canadian dates. ...

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ARCH ENEMY Finalize Japanese EP, Confirm Santiago Gig

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY, featuring German vocalist Angela Gossow, will issue a special EP, entitled Burning Angel, to coincide with the group's Japanese tour in March. The track listing is as follows: 01. Burning Angel (album version) 02. Lament of A Mortal Soul (unreleased song from Wages Of Sin sessions) 03. Starbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST coverrecorded in ...

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EXODUS Crush Sacramento (Again)

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to extend our condolences to EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting, whose dad sadly passed away after a lengthy bout with cancer. In other news, EXODUS performed a crushing set at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Saturday, January 19th that consisted of the following tracks: 01. Deliver Us To Evil 02. 'Till ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Land TV Show

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be the subject of a new TV series, The Osbournes, to debut on MTV on March 5th. The series is based on a six-month period during which Ozzy and family allowed MTV nearly unlimited access to their personal and professional lives. According to the network, the show deals with ...

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GREAT WHITE Say Farewell With "Recover"

GREAT WHITE will release their farewell album, entitled Recover, in the USA on February 5th through Cleopatra Records. The album contains cover versions of the following tracks: 01. Love Removal Machine 02. Again And Again 03. Ready For Love 04. Bitches And Other Women 05. Tangled Up In Blue 06. Burning House Of Love 07. ...

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FOZZY Re-Sign With Megaforce, Acquire New Bassist

Here's a not-to-be-taken-seriously press release from the FOZZY camp (featuring former members of STUCK MOJO and WWF wrestler Chris Jericho): FOZZY IS EXCITED AND ARROGANT TO ANNOUNCE A NEW SEVEN FIGURE RECORD DEAL WITH MEGAFORCE RECORDS. "After entertaining many offers from some of the biggest record companies in the world and elsewhere, we decided to ...

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MEGADETH: Double Live CD Title, Track Listing Revealed??

According to France's Hard Rock magazine, MEGADETH's upcoming double live CD will be called Rude Awakening, and it will contain the following track listing: Disc 1 01. Dread and the Fugitive Mind 02. Kill the King 03. Wake Up Dead 04. In My Darkest Hour 05. Angry Again 06. She Wolf 07. Reckoning Day 08. ...

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GARY MOORE Tells Story Of HENDRIX

Legendary axeman Gary Moore will be narrating a two-part series entitled The Jimi Hendrix Story, to be aired via BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The first part will be aired on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 PM GMT. The series features archive interviews with Jimi himself, and also more recent interviews with Eric Clapton, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's "Wages Of Sin" To Be Unleashed On March 18th!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARCH ENEMY — Supreme Wages Of Sin to be released on March 18th, 2002! The wait is finally over, soon we are all to experience the frenetically anticipated release of ARCH ENEMY's finest album to date, Wages Of Sin in Europe and America! The Swedish Metal supergroup has become the leading band ...

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DEMIGOD Get Mechanical!

Finnish death metal act DEMIGOD have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled Shadow Mechanics. Scheduled for release through Spikefarm Records on February 4th, the album will include the following track listing: 01. My Blood Your Blood 02. In The Mirrors 03. Lost Within 04. Where The Shadows Clash 05. Trail Of Guilt 06. ...

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