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FIVE YEAR STARE: New Demo Songs Posted Online

FIVE YEAR STARE, the new band featuring former STEREOMUD guitarist John Fattoruso, ex-SCAR CULTURE bassist Frank Cannino, ex-CODED guitarist Joe Festa and drummer Glenn Moss, have posted two brand-new demo tracks — "My God" and "Liquify" — on their MySpace.com page. "We are very excited and nervous at the same time about everyone ...

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DEF LEPPARD Explain 'LIVE AID' Absence

Launch Radio Networks reports: Twenty years ago today (July 13, 1985), the Live Aid concerts were held in London and Philadelphia. The shows featured the biggest names in popular music at the time, but one band that wasn't on either bill was DEF LEPPARD. They were certainly popular enough, since their "Pyromania" album was still ...

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BOUCHARD, DUNAWAY & SMITH Schedule New York City Show

BOUCHARD, DUNAWAY & SMITH, featuring Joe Bouchard (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith (ALICE COOPER BAND) will be performing at the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on Friday September 2, 2005. It will be a fully seated show with standing room at the bar. Tickets go on sale July 19. ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Release New Album In November

Long-running Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have set "Schizo Deluxe" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on November 14 via Germany's AFM Records. Commented mainman Jeff Waters: "It will be a total blast, be aware of it." ANNIHILATOR's latest CD, "All for You", was released in Europe in May 2004 through AFM Records. The ...

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Former MY OWN VICTIM Members Launch New Project

Former MY OWN VICTIM members Jeff Toy (guitar) and Todd Conn (bass) have joined forces with Mike Stout (vocals, ex-POINT OF ANGER), Wes Toy (guitar, ENGRIND), and Joe Palmeiri (drums, POINT OF ANGER) in a brand-new band called I AM THE ENEMY. The group are currently in pre-production for their debut album and expect to ...

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WARMACHINE Sign With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Toronto's WARMACHINE have signed a one-album deal with Nightmare Records. "We're looking at a September release date in Central America for [our debut album] 'The Beginning of the End'," vocalist/guitarist Joe Di Taranto writes on the group's web site. "Canada should follow shortly after. Deals for Europe and Japan are still in the works as ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Plays Impromptu Set At FANCY FOOD SHOW

According to the Boston Globe, AEROSMITH's Joe Perry played an impromptu set Sunday (July 10) at the Fancy Food Show in New York, tearing through ''Johnny B. Goode" for an audience that included former Windows on the World chef Michael Lomonaco, ''Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto, and Boston foodie flack Marlo Fogelman. Check out pictures from ...

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SACRIFICE: New Official Web Site Launched

A brand-new official web site for the long-defunct Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE has been launched by Brazil's Marquee Records, who are in the process of reissuing the group's back catalog. Check out the site at www.sacrifice.com.br. The band's freshly re-released debut album, "Torment in Fire", comes as a double CD in a limited-edition hand-numbered ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Early Albums To Be Reissued

SPV Records has set an Augut 22, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first three BRAZEN ABBOT albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996) and "Bad Religion" (1997). The albums have been out of print since USG Records went out of business in 1999. No bonus tracks are planned for ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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AEROSMITH To Release 'Rockin' The Joint' In October?

AEROSMITH have reportedly set "Rockin' the Joint" as the title of their upcoming live album, tentatively due in October. The CD is believed to have been recorded at The Joint at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 11, 2002. In a recent interview with MTV.com, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry said that AEROSMITH ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Leg Two Of North American Tour

With many of the dates on leg one already sold out, a Top 5 track at radio with "B.Y.O.B.", and a platinum album for "Mezmerize" under their collective belt, SYSTEM OF A DOWN have announced dates for the second leg of their summer North American headline tour. In addition, the band have confirmed a Boston-area ...

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SACRIFICE: 'Torment In Fire' Reissue With Bonus CD Now Available

Brazil's Marquee Records has jus re-released the debut album from legendary Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE, entitled "Torment in Fire". It comes as a double CD in a limited-edition hand-numbered slipcase and contains a massive booklet with liner notes by Laurent Ramadier, live pictures and personal comments by Joe Rico (guitar) and Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals). The ...

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SUFFOCATION To Film Long Island Show For Upcoming DVD

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION will be filming their July 21 show at Club Loaded (at the Crazy Donkey) in Farmingdale, New York for an upcoming DVD. Also appearing on the bill will be CATACTROPHIC (featuring Trevor Peres from OBITUARY), TENSION, MORTICIAN, DESTROYED BY ANGER, STRAY FROM THE PATH, REVENANCE and WITHOUT REMORSE. Doors open ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI Gets 'Trashed' On New IAN GILLAN Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi recently took time out of his schedule to record the guitar parts for a remake of "Trashed" from BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album, which featured Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) on vocals. The new version of the track will be included on Gillan's upcoming album "Gillan's Inn" — a celebration of ...

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CHEVELLE: Lineup Change For Upcoming Tour

CHEVELLE have announced that bassist Joe Loeffler will not be touring with the band this summer. "After three years of non-stop touring and recording, Joe is taking a break to be home with family," the group write in a statement. "We'll miss having him on the road with us, but as his brothers and bandmates ...

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THOR To Tour In Support Of New Album, DVD

Smog Veil Records has announced U.S. and Canadian tour dates for THOR. The band will tour in support of the new album, entitled "Thor against the World", and retrospective DVD, entitled "An-THOR-logy", both set for release on July 12, 2005. Jon Mikl Thor — a rock music, film and bodybuilding legend (Mr. America and Mr. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Touring Guitarist To Join VAN HELSING'S CURSE?

Guitarist Karl Cochran (ACE FREHLEY, JOE LYNN TURNER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) is in talks with Joe Franco, the co-producer/drummer for VAN HELSING'S CURSE, a musical/theatrical production created by Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER). Karl is being considered as the lead guitar player for the show. More information will be made available soon. Cochran is currently touring Europe ...

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BIG MACHINE: More Live Dates Announced

BIG MACHINE, the new Florida-based band featuring former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 01 - Rockerfella's - Bradenton, FL Jul. 16 - Clubhouse - Sarasota, FL Sep. 23 - Boomerz - Seminole, FL BIG MACHINE recently signed an exclusive representation deal with the New York ...

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