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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Brazilian, Welsh Live Appearances

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto will perform at the Hard 'N' Heavy party in São Paulo, Brazil on April 27th. A 10-year-anniversary celebration of Animal Records, the event will feature Soto singing songs from most of the bands he has recorded with, including YNGWIE, TALISMAN, EYES and AXEL ...

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SADISTIC INTENT To Issue POSSESSED Cover On Upcoming Picture Disc

California's SADISTIC INTENT have decided to release a cover of POSSESSED's "The Exorcist", featuring lead vocals by former POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, via a limited-edition picture disc 7" EP, which will also include a re-recorded version of the 1988 SADISTIC INTENT song entitled "Morbid Faith". "The Exorcist/Morbid Faith" 7" EP will be issued by the ...

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SATYRICON Start Mixing New CD In Danish Studio

Norway's SATYRICON will begin mixing their long-awaited new album with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N ROSES, FILTER, etc.) at an undisclosed studio in Denmark this week for an August/September Scandinavian release through Capitol Records. As yet untitled, the upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as ...

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QUEENSRCHE Frontman Completes Work On Solo CD, Early June Release Expected

QUEENSRCHE frontman Geoff Tate has completed work on his debut solo CD, entitled Old World Order, for an early June release through Sanctuary Records. Featuring contributions from bassist Chris Fox, guitarist Scott Moughton, drummer Evan Schiller, keyboardist Howard Chillcott and guitarist Jeff Carrell, Old World Order includes the following track listing: 01. Off The TV ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Completes Work On Solo CD, Early June Release Expected

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has completed work on his debut solo CD, entitled Old World Order, for an early June release through Sanctuary Records. Featuring contributions from bassist Chris Fox, guitarist Scott Moughton, drummer Evan Schiller, keyboardist Howard Chillcott and guitarist Jeff Carrell, Old World Order includes the following track listing: 01. Off The TV ...

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PILSON/LYNCH Prepare To Enter Studio To Record Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, things are progressing amazingly well with his new project featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch (reportedly dubbed PYNCH) and the songs are all written, just a few details here and there to work out. Wait 'till you hear the finished songs. I think it's the best body of work ...

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FEAR FACTORY Split Up!!

FEAR FACTORY have split up following frontman Burton C. Bell's decision to leave the band, a source within the group has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. According to reports, Bell had become increasingly unhappy with FEAR FACTORY's musical direction and no longer felt angry enough to sing in one of the world's most high-profile extreme metal bands. ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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THE DIRTY AMERICANS Ink Deal With Roadrunner, Prepare Debut CD

THE DIRTY AMERICANS, featuring former WORKHORSE MOVEMENT vocalist Myron, guitarist Jeff, bassist Pete, and new drummer Jeramiah Pilbeam, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records and are currently writing songs for their debut album, which is due later in the year. Among the tracks that are due to appear on the band's forthcoming CD are ...

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GLENN HUGHES Confirmed For Drum & Sounds Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes will perform at this year's Drum & Sounds Festival 2002, which is scheduled to take place on March 30th and 31st in Koblenz, Germany. Glenn will reportedly be appearing alongside Bobby Kimball, Steve Ferrone, Greg Bissonette, Joe Porcare, and Steve Gadd. All shows will be dedicated to the ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer Forms Side Project, Main Band Remains Involved In Label Dispute

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams has formed a side project called PURE SWEET HELL, a two-man metal band with “different influences” that also features in its ranks Christ Eichhorn, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the group's most recent six-song demo/CD (with Van handling the drums and vocals). Longtime friends and bandmates since Williams' pre-NEVERMORE ...

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TESLA Begin Work On New CD, Line Up Acoustic Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TESLA WORKING ON SONGS FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM SERIES OF ACOUSTIC CONCERTS SCHEDULED The hard-rocking, hard-working band TESLA has begun work on their next studio effort, writing songs for the past two months at guitarist Frank Hannon's studio in Northern California. This album will be the first studio release from the original ...

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KARMA TO BURN Enlist All-Star Cast For Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell, C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan, SPEEDEALER's Jeff Hirshberg and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are some of the singers that will contribute lead vocals to the forthcoming CD from West Virginia's KARMA TO BURN, which will be recorded over the course of the coming months for a tentative late 2002 release through Spitfire Records. ...

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PILSON, LYNCH Come Together As PYNCH

The brand new project featuring former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson will be known simply as PYNCH (Pilson/Lynchgeddit?!), and will issue their debut album in late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group are presently auditioning drummers and are set to embark on a 44-date US tour this summer as part ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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PINNICK/AMENT Collaboration Begins To Take Shape

KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick and PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament have recorded 18 or so tracks for their as-yet-unnamed project prior to Pinnick taking off for the current KING'S X US tour. At the moment, only about eight of the cuts have lyrics written for them, while the rest are only musically completed. No ...

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Former DOKKEN Duo Nearly Done With Material For Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, [ex-DOKKEN guitarist] George [Lynch] and I are nearly done with all the writing for our [collaboration] record. Wait'll you hear it it's so cool! We start rehearsing with 'mystery drummer' in a couple of weeks after George returns from a week of clinics. Our plan is still to ...

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RACER X Start Work On New CD

L.A. shred kings RACER X, featuring guitarist Paul Gilbert (ex-MR. BIG), vocalist Jeff Martin (ex-BADLANDS, BLACK SYMPHONY), drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and bassist John Alderete (ex-THE SCREAM), are hard at work on material for the group's next studio CD, which they hope to record this summer for a late 2002 release. The group have ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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TALISMAN To Issue Live CD In April

Sweden's TALISMAN, featuring American vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-MALMSTEEN), and guitarist Pontus Norgren (ex-GREAT KING RAT), will issue their brand new live CD, recorded at last year's Sweden Rock festival, in April. The as-yet-untitled album was mixed by Pontus Norgren and Ulf Larsson at NMW and Platform studios in Stockholm. ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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"Queen Of The Damned" Track Listing Announced

The Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which features material co-written by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and former OINGO BOINGO keyboardist Richard Gibbs and is due to be issued through Warner Bros. Records on February 19th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Wayne Static of STATIC-X - "Not Meant For Me" 02. David Draiman of ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Lands On Frontiers, Gets Dissed By "Queen"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN / HUMANIMAL singer Jeff Scott Soto will likely ink a deal with Frontier Records for the release of his new solo project following his “amicable” split with the Z label earlier in the month. A fall release is expected. Meanwhile, Soto's contributions to the upcoming Queen Of The Damned movie soundtrack ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO, Z Records Part Ways

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has parted ways with Z Records due to scheduling problems surrounding the release of his soon-to-be-recorded solo album. Apparently, Z Records' tight release schedule for the coming months would have meant a late 2002 release for Soto's effort, a prospect that didn't coincide with Jeff's busy work ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Perform Live At NAMM

Los Angeles-based prog metal/fusion trio COSMOSQUAD will be making a couple of live appearances at this year's NAMM show which is taking places at the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 17 - 20. COSMOSQUAD are scheduled to play at 12 noon and 4 PM on Friday, January 18th and again the following day at ...

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