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MICHAEL SCHENKER Forms New Band

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has reportedly teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, tentatively dubbed THE SCHUGAR/SCHENKER BAND. The group, which is currently in the studio recording demos, is rounded out by Matt Indes (drums), Mark Lehman (bass), and Fred Robinson (guitar). MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s new album, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Raves About The New CORNERSTONE Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, tentatively due in the fall. "I am bursting at the seams, waiting to get on the plane and get started on the singing," White writes on his official web site. ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces Solo Dates

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has announced the following tour dates during June: Jun. 09 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus Jun. 11 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 12 - Somerville, MA @ Johnny D's Jun. 14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Jun. 16 - New York, ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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NICKELBACK In Lawsuit Over Royalties

A recording studio in suburban White Rock has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against NICKELBACK in B.C. Supreme Court, according to Jam! Music. In the suit, Larry Anschell of Turtle Recording claims his company had production royalties and property rights to songs performed by NICKELBACK on the album "Curb". Anschell is suing for general ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Issue New EP, DVD On Halloween

NECROPHAGIA will issue their brand new mini-CD, "Goblins Be Thine", on October 31 through Coffin Records. On the same day, the band will release a new DVD, titled "Nightmare Scenarios", on Red Stream Records. So far, videos directed by the legendary Coffin Joe, and Jose ("Estigmatas") Moral are confirmed to appear on the DVD, which ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Officially Select Producer For New CD

As first predicted here two weeks ago, Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have now officially selected Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios next month to begin recording the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Members Launch Side Project

MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has started a "psychedelic" side project called COMA. He is joined in the new group by other members of MONSTER MAGNET and as-yet-undisclosed "friends". No further information is available at this time. In other news, MONSTER MAGNET have announced a headlining date at the Podium in Hardenberg, Holland on June ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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ANNIHILATOR Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Veteran Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have parted ways with vocalist Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, LIEGE LORD) and have replaced him with Vancouver-based newcomer Dave Padden. Says ANNHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters: "Joe and I had a difference of opinion on an issue (not of a musical nature) that just couldn't be resolved mutually. We will miss Joe and ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Bassist, Name Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have recruited LORD STERLING bassist Jim Baglino to replace Joe Calandra, who was unceremoniously booted from the band last month along with drummer Jon Kleiman. The group, who recently signed a European record deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records, are still looking for a new skinsman and are said to have set their sights on ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortunately, due to a lack of time ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Unveil Signature Guitar

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is unveiling his signature guitar at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday (May 17), according to CNN. The Gibson brand guitar, dubbed the Gibson Joe Perry Signature, was first inspired by Perry's wife Billie. She secretly conspired to build a prototype of the guitar with the people at ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At Z100's ZOOTOPIA 2003 Mega-Concert

AEROSMITH are strongly rumored to be planning an appearance at Z100's much-hyped Zootopia 2003 concert on Sunday, June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Singer Steve Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are expected to officially announce their participation at the gig this morning (May 16) during a live appearance on Z100 beginning ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Select Producer For New CD

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have reportedly selected Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios during the coming weeks to begin recording the CD for a late 2003 release through RCA/BMG Records. ...

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TESTAMENT Manager Attempts To 'Shed Light' On METAL GODS TOUR Cancellation

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued a rambling statement in response to fan speculation over the cause of the cancellation of the band's The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called ...

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METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster

The much-anticipated film documenting the trials and tribulations that led to the creation of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", has reportedly been dubbed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". This tidbit was revealed during the credits of "mtvICON: Metallica", which used parts of the footage of the band at their Northern California headquarters, including a scene ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce Louisiana Gig

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at Zeppelin's in Metairie on Saturday, May 17. Also appearing on the bill will be KILLING MERCY. JONES'S LOUNGE have yet to secure a label deal for their ...

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SOULFLY Joined By Former Drummer At Chicago Gig

SOULFLY were joined on stage by former member Joe Nunez during the extended "drum jam" portion of their headlining set at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois Thursday night (May 1). According to an onlooker, "Joe and [SOULFLY drummer] Roy [Mayorga] both commanded the beat high atop the stage on Roy's kit, while Max ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Finalizes Track Listing For 'JLT'

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, "JLT", due on June 16 through MTM Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Slam" will contain the following cuts: 01. In Cold Blood 02. Jump Start 03. Dirty Deal 04. Love Don't Live Here 05. Excess 06. Let s ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Finalize Track Listing For 'Arachnophobiac'

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Arachnophobiac", due in mid-June through Holland's Mascot Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions" will contain the following cuts: 01. Evermore 02. Illusion 03. Arachnophobia 04. Rock And Roll Believer 05. Into The Sands Of Time 06. Weathervane 07. Over ...

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BLACK MAJESTY Ink Deal With LMP RECORDS

Melbourne, Australia-based melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY have signed a five-album deal with Germany's LMP Records. The band, who consist of John "Gio" Cavaliere (vocals), Steve Janevski (guitar, ex-CYCLONE TRACY), Hanny Mohamed (guitar, PEGAZUS), Pavel Konvalinka (drums, ex-KRYPTOR/LEPROCIDE), and Joe Fata (bass, ex-BLACK STAR/RADIOACTIVE), will issue their debut album, "Sands Of Time", in September. ...

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AEROSMITH To Begin Recording Blues Album

AEROSMITH will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording their much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com. Among the songs being worked up by the band are BLIND WILLIE MCTELL's "Broke Down Engine", LITTLE WALTER's "Temperature", and "I'm Ready", the latter of which was ...

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