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DEF LEPPARD Are Still Rolling In The Dough

According to the Feb. 17 edition of the London Evening Standard, DEF LEPPARD earned $7 million pounds (approximately $13 million) in 2003. The paper placed DEF LEPPARD No. 19 in the Top 20 music earners for the last year. In other news, the Sheffield Today web site is reporting that DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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METALLICA's 'Monster' To Receive Limited Release In July

METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", will be released in early July in small theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to MTV.com. Then, when the band returns from Europe to the States to tour in the fall, the movie will be shown in almost every city on the tour ...

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Report: METALLICA Land Distribution Deal For 'Monster' Documentary

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been picked up for U.S. theatrical distribution by IFC Films, according to Zap2it.com. The film, which is owned by METALLICA, was directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The filmmakers and the band agreed to pursue an unusual way of managing ...

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Former MEDICATION Guitarist Seeking Singer For New Hard Rock Project

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt is currently seeking a vocalist for a new hard rock project. Auditions are currently being held in the New York City/Long Island area. To schedule an audition, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ...

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First European G3 Tour Dates Announced

The first dates for the European G3 Tour, featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp, have been released. They are as follows: Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival, NETH Jun. 14-20 - TBA Jun. 22 - Manchester, UK Jun. 23 - Glascow, UK Jun. 25 - Newcastle, UK Jun. 26 - Birmingham, UK Jun. ...

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European G3 Tour Without YNGWIE MALMSTEEN?

According to the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Guitar Alchemy, initial reports from the Joe Satriani camp indicate that Malmsteen will not be taking part in the planned European G3 trek alongside Satriani and Steve Vai. Instead the third slot will likely be filled by Robert Fripp of KING CRIMSON fame. No further information ...

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Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or e-mail demo and JPEG to: [email protected] In other Tichy-related news, ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Be Interviewed By CNN

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan (vocals) and Roger Glover (bass) will be interviewed by CNN on March 2 for broadcast later that same day. No further details are available at this time. In other news, DEEP PURPLE were joined by Joe Satriani during their concert in San Francisco on Wednesday (Feb. 11) for a rendition of ...

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MELIAH RAGE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new MELIAH RAGE track, titled "Hate Machine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Hate Machine" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Barely Human", due this spring throughScreaming Ferret Wreckords. "Barely Human" features original members Anthony Nichols (guitar), Jim Koury (guitar) and Jesse Johnson (bass), alongside new vocalist Paul ...

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MELIAH RAGE Film Video On Set Of Horror Film

Heavy metal and horror films are a perfect match, and MELIAH RAGE have proven it by filming a new music video on the set of a vampire movie. The Boston-based MELIAH RAGE — vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and drummer Barry Spillberg — filmed a video for ...

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MORTAL SIN Reform!

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, with ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Host Reality-Based Sports TV Series

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, who is said to be an "avid hockey fan," will host a two-part look at the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche beginning this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN immediately following Thursday Night Hockey (Colorado at St. Louis or Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET). ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: More New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted two new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in September 2003 and February 2004. The songs available for listening in streaming ...

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DAVE GROHL: JANET, BRITNEY, CHRISTINA Belong On PLAYBOY CHANNEL

Janet Jackson's breast-bearing stunt at the Super Bowl was nothing more than self-promotion and "blatant exhibitionism," FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl told the Associated Press. Grohl, 35, a former drummer for NIRVANA, believes the music industry has been harmed by the recent skin-revealing exploits of Jackson, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. "Get them on the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Weighs In On The State Of The Music Business

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the long-overdue U.S. release of his latest album, "Attack!!", and his enduring popularity around the world. Asked if his perception of the music business changed for the better or worse after years of playing and recording as a solo artist, Yngwie said, "That's a ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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AEROSMITH Set Release Date For Blues Album

AEROSMITH have set a March 30 release date through Columbia for their much-anticipated blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo". "I don't know if there's a top-40 radio hit in there," guitarist Joe Perry told MTV.com. "I'd like to see something with a hard bluesy vibe get played, but I don't know if there's anything like that ...

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