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SLAYER Cause Mayhem At London In-Store Signing

SLAYER caused mayhem during their in-store signing session at HMV's Oxford Street store in London, England on Tuesday, July 16th, according to Kerrang!. A spokesperson for HMV's press department told the magazine, "It was total pandemonium, people arrived for SLAYER as soon as the doors opened at 9:30 AM, by lunch there was a queue ...

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STEEL PROPHET Part Ways With Vocalist RICK MYTHIASIN

Nuclear Blast recording artists STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with vocalist Rick Mythiasin due to "musical and personal differences". The split was reportedly amicable and the remaining members of STEEL PROPHET would like to wish Mythiasin all the best in his future musical endeavors. As for the future of STEEL PROPHET, bassist Vince Dennis says ...

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VANDERHOOF Announce New Keyboardist

VANDERHOOF, led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, have parted ways with keyboardist Brian Cokeley on the eve of the release of the group's sophomore full-length effort, A Blur In Time. According to the group's official web site, "[Brian's] personal life is requiring more attention than in years past, and he is unable to fully ...

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RACER X To Issue New CD By Christmas

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter the studio in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. Says Martin: "I have a ton of great song titles, more than I've ever ...

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L/P Ink Management Deal, Continue Shopping Debut Album

L/P, featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have inked a management deal with STC Management, led by Obi Steinman and Scott Carlson. According to Pilson, "we're real happy with the decision and are already in a full working relationship with them. Of all the people we spoke with who showed ...

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NEVERMORE: The WARREL DANE Update

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site: "We are currently doing pre-production demos for Enemies of Reality. I recently finished the vocals for a song called 'Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday'. This tune is turning out great with a chorus that sticks in your ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue Two-CD Set Of Covers

Former DIO guitarist Tracy G is currently working on a double-CD solo effort consisting of 90 minutes of cover songs by "a few of my favorite artists and bands that inspired me to play guitar," according to Tracy's latest newsletter. Among the artists whose songs are set to be included on the as-yet-untitled album are ...

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TALISMAN Commence Work On New Studio CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), are reportedly in pre-production for the group's next studio album, which will not include any contributions from guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is said to have had a huge falling out with Jacob following the group's performance ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Reconsider Break-Up Plans

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS will carry on with a new line-up, which presently drummer Shannon Boone and bassist Jeff "Hippie". According to Stoner Rock, guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe originally thought a name change would be in order, but decided against it. "I liked the name to much," Kurt ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Utilize ENTOMBED Producer For Forthcoming CD

Italy's MERENDINE ATOMICHE will enter Stockholm, Sweden's Sunlight Studios with producer Tomas Skogsberg (i.e. ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, HELLACOPTERS) in August to record their upcoming full-length CD, entitled Walk Across Fire, for a late 2002 release through France's Deadsun Records. The follow-up to the The Holy Metal mini-CD will reportedly include guest appearances from ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff ...

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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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KID ROCK: Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Has No Merit

KID ROCK recently had a few choice words for those suing him for copyright infringement over his hit "Cowboy" (from 1998's multi-platinum selling Devil Without a Cause). "Honestly, the only thing I know about that at this point is [that there is] some attorney that buys rights to songs and tries to find lyrics that ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Tel.: (310) 276-1158. ...

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BLAZE Cancel Belgian Gig, Fate Of Remaining Dates In Doubt

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, were forced to cancel their appearance with OVERKILL at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, June 16th after drummer Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to return to their homebase earlier than expected. Although BLAZE reportedly went ahead and performed at ...

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GEORGE LYNCH/JEFF PILSON: Full Track Listing Unveiled

The full track listing for the forthcoming L/P debut, featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals) is as follows: 01. When You Bleed 02. Beast In The Box 03. Awaken 04. Ever Higher 05. Zero The End 06. Closer To None 07. Vaccine 08. The Evil That You Are 09. Chromanic ...

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COSMOSQUAD's Italian Show Gets Moved

Due to unforseen circumstances, the first-ever European live appearance by L.A. prog/fusion metal triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, which was set for Thursday, June 13 at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy has been moved to another venue in town, Classico, located at Via G Libetta n. 3. For more info call: (06) 57288857 or e-mail [email protected] The event ...

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JEFF PILSON Offers Update On Project With GEORGE LYNCH

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update on his much-anticipated collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch: "First off, yes, we have finally decided on naming George and my project L/P. It serves two purposes in that, for one, it could be taken to mean or be called Lynch/Pilson — which gives the ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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TESLA To Participate In Online Chat

TESLA's Jeff Keith and Troy Luccketta will be participating in a live America Online Q&A chat to promote their upcoming Rock Never Stops trek across the United States this summer. The tour will run June through September and also feature VINCE NEIL, JACKYL and SKID ROW. The chat will take place Monday, June 3rd at ...

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DAMNAGED Confirmed For DANZIG US Tour

Seattle-based DAMNAGED have been selected as the opening act on the forthcoming DANZIG US headlining tour, also featuring Swedish black metallers MARDUK. Vocalist/lead guitarist Nick Woodward, rhythm guitarist Jeff Roderick, bass guitarist Trevor Fox and drummer Chris Johnson will tour the country with DANZIG from June through mid-August. DAMNAGED's new CD, Aggression Therapy, is available ...

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JOE SATRIANI European Dates Announced

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Following the release, JOE's Beautiful Summer Tour will begin in Europe during July, ...

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PURE SWEET HELL MP3 Up For Grabs

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have posted an MP3 of the track "Sentinels" at this location. "Sentinels" comes off the group's recent six-song demo, which features Williams on drums and vocals, and Christ Eichhorn on guitar, bass and keyboards. Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE days ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Finalizes Title For Sophomore Solo Effort

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has set Prism as the title of his recently-completed second solo album, which is due in late September/early October through Frontiers/Now And Then Records. Mixed by Soto and sound engineer John Ellis at (coincidentally named) Prism Sound in Acton, Massachusetts, Prism will include 12 songs ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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