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QUEEN Case Thrown Out Over Nationality Doubts

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that the three remaining members of the rock group QUEEN have lost a court case because they couldn't prove their nationality. Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor sued a German record label over an unsolicited release of a 1977 live recording of "We Will Rock You". A Cologne ...

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FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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ULI JON ROTH Confirmed For Romania's ROCK MY HEART FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth has been invited to play at the Rock My Heart Festival in Bucharest, Romania on November 6, 2004 at the Sport Arena. He will perform three songs by Jimi Hendrix as part of "The Jimi Hendrix Concert" which also features Mick Abrahams and Brian Robertson as guest guitarists. Uli's backing ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Issues European Tour Report

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued the following tour report: "Hey everybody, we're back from the European tour, so I figured it would be a good time to give a report of how things went. "The last time you heard from us, we had just begun the Scandinavian portion of the tour. Everything wound ...

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DEATH ANGEL: European Tour Cancelled

DEATH ANGEL's previously announced European headlining tour has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. DEATH ANGEL's latest CD, "The Art of Dying", was released in May through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first studio album since 1990's "Act III", "The Art of Dying" was recorded at SF Soundworks studios in San Francisco, ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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Atlanta's UNCROWNED Wins National Rock Competition

UNCROWNED, an unsigned band based in Atlanta, has won the "Shot at the Cabo Wabo" national battle-of-the-bands competition. Beating out more than 250 of the country's hottest unsigned bands, UNCROWNED won an all-expense paid trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will perform both nights (October 8 and 9, 2004) at the Cabo Wabo Meltdown ...

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QUEEN Drummer Backs ELTON's MADONNA Jibe

Australia's Seven.com.au is reporting that QUEEN's drummer Roger Taylor has supported Elton John in his criticism of international pop singer Madonna. Elton John made headlines internationally after taking a foul-mouthed swipe at Madonna at the British Q Awards, saying she cheated her fans by miming on stage. "It is about time somebody said ...

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QUEEN: 1982 Concert In London To Be Released On CD And DVD

Billboard.com is reporting that QUEEN's 1982 concert at London's Milton Keynes Bowl, originally broadcast on British television and MTV, will be released on November 9 via Hollywood Records. "Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl" will be available for the first time in its entirety on separate double-disc CDs and DVDs, sporting a new stereo ...

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AC/DC Singer Lends Voice To Video Game

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and actor Dennis Haysbert of the hit television drama "24" are among the celebrities that have signed on for key voice talent roles in Activision, Inc.'s gritty, epic first-person war action-thriller "Call of Duty: Finest Hour" Additionally, veteran writer/ producer Michael Schiffer will once again provide his screenwriting stamp with a ...

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EYEHATEGOD Singer Talks About New Projects

According to a posting on the Southern Lord Records web site, the EYEHATEGOD/CRIPPLE BASTARD split 7" single will be re-pressed. A total of 555 copies on green vinyl and 555 copies on purple vinyl will be made. In other EYEHATEGOD-related news, the band's singer Michael D. Williams was interviewed by Con.Sect (Connected Sections) ...

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AMEN: New Drummer Speaks Out

AMEN have announced the addition of drummer Joe Letz and guitarist Eric Amblur to the group's ranks. A brand-new posting from Letz on the band's official message board reads as follows: "Hello, everybody. For those who have, thank you for welcoming me. Yes, I am the new drummer for AMEN and my name is Joe ...

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AC/DC Singer To Perform At Los Angeles Club Tonight

According to an online posting by Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be performing at The Joint in West Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 29. Johnson and "friends" are expected to run through a set of AC/DC classics and other selections beginning at 10:00 p.m. Also appearing on the bill will ...

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New DEREK SHERINIAN Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By ZAKK WYLDE, JOHN SYKES

Former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian will release his fourth solo album, "Mythology", on November 9 via InsideOut Music. Special guests include Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, John Sykes, Tony Franklin, Marco Mendoza, Brian Tichy, and Jerry Goodman. "Mythology" track listing: 01. Day of the Dead (mp3 ...

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OMEGA TRIBE To Begin Recording Third Album In November

Bristol, Tennessee's hardcore metallers OMEGA TRIBE will enter Sonic Designs studio in Bristol with producer Mike Stephenson in November to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "III". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "War Inside", "Callous", "Bottom Feeder", "Man-Ape", "Night Terror", "Godless", "Under One Sun", "Charmed", "No Love Lost" and "No End". ...

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SOUNDEVICE: Tour Dates Announced

SOUNDEVICE, the Atlanta-based rock band featuring former STEREOMUD frontman Erik Rogers, have announced a host of dates during September and October. The group's lineup is rounded out by guitarist Jason Grover (BEND), drummer Cheney Brannon (BEND), bassist Craig Maule (420 MONKS) and guitarist Billy Grey (FOZZY, CAFU). The band recently finished recording five new tracks. ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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