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MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Frontman Unveils New Band

SHOTSFIRED, the new band led by former BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd, made their live debut at the Cat Club in Hollywood, California on Sunday, September 22nd. No information is currently available regarding the band's future recording plans or the identities of the other members of the group. ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: European Dates Announced

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Oct. 19 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Oct. 20 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands Oct. 21 - Dublin, IRE - Ambassador Theatre Oct. 23 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy Oct. 24 - Leeds, UK - ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: Complete Itinerary Revealed

The complete itinerary for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH U.S. tour is as follows: Oct. 02 - Key Arena –Seattle, WA Oct. 03 - Idaho Center – Boise, ID Oct. 06 - Skyreach Center – Edmonton, ALB Oct. 07 - Saddledome – Calgary, ALB Oct. 08 - Metra Park Arena – Billings, MT Oct. 10 - Rushmore ...

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KORN Announce Additional Dates For POP SUX! Tour

KORN have announced additional dates for their upcoming Pop Sux! Tour, also featuring DISTURBED and TRUST COMPANY. The full itinerary is as follows: Oct. 08 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena Oct. 09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena Oct. 11 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center Oct. 12 - Mansfield, MA ...

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DANZIG Announce Halloween Gigs

DANZIG have announced two Halloween appearances prior to the start of the group's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late November. The dates are as follows: Oct. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Oct. 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ La Luna DANZIG have yet to announce a replacement ...

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DIO/HAMMERFALL: Tentative Dates Announced

The initial/tentative dates for the forthcoming DIO/HAMMERFALL North American tour have been leaked. They are as follows: Nov. 06 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Nov. 07 - Tacoma, WA @ Temple Theatre Nov. 08 - TBA @ TBA Nov. 09 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom Nov. 10 - Eugene, OR @ TBA Nov. 12 ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH Line Up Additional North American Dates

A bunch of dates for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American trek have been announced. They are as follows: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Sports Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center Oct. 03 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre Oct. 07 ...

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ANTHRAX Film Scene For HELEN MIRREN Movie

ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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PARAGON Begin Work On New Material, Land GAMMA RAY Tour

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed Law Of The Blade CD for a tentative late 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. According to bassist Jan Bünning, "we have about seven tiles in work already and one song, 'Eye of The Storm', is almost complete. We perhaps will record ...

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SILENT FORCE Line Up PROG POWER Warm-Up Gigs

SILENT FORCE, led by former ROYAL HUNT frontman D.C. Cooper, will play several warm-up gigs prior to their appearance at Prog Power festival in Atlanta, Georgia on on November 15th. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Neunkirchen/Saar, GER @ Stummsche Reithalle Nov. 02 - La Celle, FRA @ St.Cloud Nov. 07 – Münster, ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, SINERGY Team Up For European Tour

DARK TRANQUILLITY, SINERGY and two as-yet-undisclosed opening acts will team up for a month-long European tour during November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Nov. 13 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Nov. 14 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Nov. 15 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Nov. 16 ...

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DYING FETUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

DYING FETUS are currently writing material for their forthcoming full-length CD, Stop At Nothing, due in January 2003 through Relapse Records. Among the titles set to be included on the album are "Schematics", "One Shot, One Kill", "Stop At Nothing" and "Forced Elimination". In other news, DYING FETUS will embark on a headlining European tour ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Make Collaboration 'Main Priority'

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has told UK publication Classic Rock that his much-talked-about project with ex-fellow Gunners Slash (guitar) and Matt Sorum (drums) is "the main priority" for everyone involved, with plans to record original material as soon as a suitable vocalist has been found. As previously reported, the trio had jammed ...

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SINERGY: European Tour Dates Announced

Finland's SINERGY will be touring Europe in November/December as the third act on a four-band package, according to the band's official web site. The headlining act and the two support bands have yet to be announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 12 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Nov. 13 - Essen, GER @ Zeche ...

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SADUS Line Up European Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, featuring current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are scheduled to perform several European dates in late September. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Sep. 20 – Strassbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie (w/CANNIBAL CORPSE, SEVERE TORTURE, DEW-SCENTED) Sep. 22 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg (w/DEAD ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I'm Still Dealing With LAYNE STALEY's Loss

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that he's still trying to deal with the loss of late AIC singer Layne Staley, who was found dead on the couch in his apartment from a heroin and cocaine overdose on April 19th, surrounded by drug paraphernalia. "Everything's different now that Layne's gone and I'm ...

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SIX FEET UNDER/HATEBREED Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will support HATEBREED at the following shows: Sep. 09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 12 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side Sep. 13 - Pittsburgh, KS @ Fox Town City Limits Sep. 14 - Clinton, IA @ Pig Pen Sep. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce European Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, due to take place in November/December. They are as follows: Nov. 13 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Nov. 14 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Nov. 15 - Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Nov. 16 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Nov. 17 - ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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QUIET RIOT To Issue Live DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: QUIET RIOT SLATED FOR A LIVE DVD RELEASE QUIET RIOT, the group who made the term "Bang Your Head" a household slang, and who surprised many by setting the standard to what became an onslaught of Heavy Metal bands to come out of Los Angeles on the heels of the bands #1 ...

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DEICIDE European Tour Dates Unveiled

DEICIDE, MYSTIC CIRCLE, ANTAEUS, and CENTINEX will be teaming up for a European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - UK Bradford, UK - Rio Nov. 07 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler Nov. 08 - Helmond, NETH - Plato Nov. 09 - Trier, GER - Exil * Nov. 10 - ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: Second Leg Announced

The second leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Show Box No - Fire House Aug. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Hard Rock Casino Aug. 10 – Winnemuca, NV @ Winnemuca ...

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