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New York KISS EXPO Details Revealed

The 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Scheduled guests so far include: * KISS merchandise designer/artist and Official KISS Magazine writer/designer/photographer Christopher Franchi * Former wife of original KISS drummer, Lydia Criss, promoting ...

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RUINS Sign With NEUROTIC RECORDS

Australian black metallers RUINS, who feature in their ranks multi-instrumentalist Alex Pope on vocals, guitars and bass, alongside drummer David Haley from PSYCROPTIC and THE AMENTA, have inked a deal with Neurotic Records. The group's full-length debut, "Spun Forth As Dark Nets", has already been recorded, and is currently in the mixing phase, which will ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Comments On 'Waking Up Dead' Movie

Former SAIGON KICK singer Matt Kramer has posted the following message on his official web site: "Let's start with Phil Varone's movie (my ex fellow SAIGON KICK mate). It's a very truthful reflection of the trials, pitfalls and addictions, that tarnish the glamour usually not seen in VH1 stories. Much more like the juicy ones ...

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ROB HALFORD: 'JUDAS PRIEST Will Never Be A Nostalgia Band'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and K.K. Downing (guitar) recently spoke to Revolver magazine about Halford's return to the group's lineup and their new album, "Angel of Retribution". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Revolver: "Angel of Retribution" is a very metal album title. Rob Halford: "It needed to ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Taken Ill; Band Cancel Virginia Concert

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA; Prepare For MOTÖRHEAD Tour

Syracuse-based BRAND NEW SIN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group recently completed work on their highly anticipated sophomore effort, tentatively titled "Recipe for Disaster". The album's summer release will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends MOTÖRHEAD and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, kicking off March 9 in Sayreville, ...

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Blessed Black Wings - HIGH ON FIRE

Clattering right into the massive "Devilution", a drum-driven barn-burner worthy of MOTÖRHEAD, HIGH ON FIRE up the adrenaline level on third full-length, "Blessed Black Wings". The Steve Albini recording leaves all the rough edges, managing to sound massive and metallic and dirty and grimy all at once. And unlike the somewhat murky aura of "Surrounded ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Calls Success Of DVD 'A Miracle'

Launch Radio Networks is reportingthat the AEROSMITH DVD "You Gotta Move" was recently certified quadruple platinum, which is a bit of a shock for lead guitarist Joe Perry. It's not that he didn't believe in the project, but Perry said that he was surprised with how well the DVD turned out, since working in 5.1 ...

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MUDVAYNE To Film 'Happy?' Video Next Week

MUDVAYNE will reportedly shoot a video for their new single, "Happy?", on Monday, February 14 in the Los Angeles area with director Lex Halaby (CHIMAIRA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). The treatment for the clip is said to be a "special effects tribute to the power of nature." "Happy?" is the first single from the group's new album, ...

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LARS ULRICH's Father Talks About 'Some Kind Of Monster'

Torben Ulrich, father of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, recently spoke to Amazon.com about "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", his own fascinating career, and what it's like to be a rock 'n' roll parent. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Amazon: Were you disappointed that [Lars] didn't pursue tennis [as a career]? Torben: No, no. The ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY: New Solo Album Details Revealed

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, entitled simply "Joe Perry", due on March 29 via Sony. Perry reportedly wrote all songs on the album except one ("Crystal Ship") and he plays all instruments on the album except drums. This will be Perry's fourth solo album, after 1980's ...

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AEROSMITH Not Planning Any Public SUPER BOWL Activities

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the members of AEROSMITH are backing their hometown New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, but don't expect to see them do anything in public. The band is in the midst of its year-long hiatus, so unlike years past, they won't be featured performers at the game. Lead guitarist ...

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AGENTS OF MAN Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have just finished recording their full-length debut, "Count Your Blessings", tentatively due this spring. Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as BULLDOZE, COLD AS LIFE, ONE 4 ONE, TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SWORN ENEMY, ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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RAMONES Documentary Coming On DVD In March

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the recent theatrical documentary about the RAMONES will be released on DVD on March 15. "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" follows the band's musical history, the often-strained personal relationships between the members, and their drug use. The film has interviews with band members, their friends, ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Changes Title Of Solo Album

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has changed the projected title of his new solo album to "Love Many Trust Few" from the previously announced "Even Now". "The album had been going under the title 'Even Now' but on reflection and living with it for a while, I felt it wasn't quite the title I ...

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METALLICA Frontman Says 'Monster' Still Difficult To Watch

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that METALLICA frontman James Hetfield said "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", the 2004 documentary about the turbulent making of the group's last album, "St. Anger", with its revealing scenes of band arguments and therapy sessions, is still difficult for him to watch. "First couple times it was difficult," he said. ...

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