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JOE LYNN TURNER Goes Back To His Roots!

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner has set "JLT" as the title for his forthcoming solo album, due on June 16 through MTM Music. According to an official press release, Joe has gone back to his bluesy, rock and roll roots and the new record is not "angry" as Turner's last effort, "Slam". The ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Finalize 'Transform' Track Listing

POWERMAN 5000 have finalized the track listing to their new album, "Transform", due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. It is as follows: 01. Assess The Mess 02. Theme To A Fake Revolution 03. Free 04. Action 05. That's Entertainment 06. A Is For Apathy 07. Transform 08. Top Of The World 09. Song About ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DISTURBED In San Jose

DECONSTRUCT, the new Sacramento, California-based band featuring former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter, vocalist Skitz, guitarist Joe Fraulob, and bassist Venessa, have been invited by DISTURBED to open the April 19 Music As A Weapon 2 concert at the San Jose Events Center in San Jose, California. TAPROOT and CHEVELLE are also scheduled to appear ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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REDLYNX Reunion Concert Planned For Later This Month

A REDLYNX reunion concert, featuring Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME), will take place on March 25 at Aeiou in Turin, Italy on March 25. The band will play "old and new songs" and will record the show for a webcast and a possible live CD. REDLYNX's current lineup consists of Heaven, ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Discusses Future Plans For HUGHES TURNER PROJECT

Veteran hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) talked to Electricbasement.com about his current plans, specifically the HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, also featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE). "Before we can even think of a tour, our next goal is to get back into the studio and do the second ...

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USURPER Part Ways With Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are currently seeking a new drummer. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further requirements. "After 5 years of dedicated service which included recording 3 albums and various US/Euro tours, we have decided to part ways with Dave Hellstorm," USURPER guitarist Rick "Scythe" Sprague said in an official statement. "There are no ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Select First Single From 'Transform'

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Free" as the first single from their forthcoming "Transform" CD, slated for release on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. The single is expected to go for radio adds on March 25 with an accompanying video — directed by frontman Spider One — due around the same time. "Transform", which marks the ...

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Club Owners: GREAT WHITE Didn't Advise Us Of Pyrotechnics

The following is a statement released by Kathleen M. Hagerty, a lawyer representing the owners of The Station concert club, the site of Thursday night's tragic fire that killed at least 96 people: "[Thursday] night's fire and loss of life at The Station is an absolute tragedy which cannot be described by words. The owners ...

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KID ROCK, DAVE GROHL Added To List Of GRAMMY Performers

KID ROCK and FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl have been added to the list of performers for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, happening Sunday (Feb. 23). Rock will perform with Sheryl Crow and Grohl will join Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and others in a tribute to Joe Strummer and THE CLASH. In addition, LIMP BIZKIT ...

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ANTISEEN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With North Carolina Gig

ANTISEEN will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a live performance at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, April 19. "Formed in 1983 by Jeff Clayton and Joe Young, ANTISEEN has survived and outlasted every obstacle thrown in their way," states a press release announcing the upcoming show. "Every musical trend, every band ...

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FUELED II FIRE: New MP3 Posted Online

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted another full-length MP3 via their official web site at this location. "A Fate Unfortunate" comes off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, ...

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MEDICATION Split Up!

MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have announced their decision to disband following the cancellation of a European tour and a split with their record label, Locomotive Music. "While [the ...

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JOE STUMP Lines Up Mexican Appearances

Guitar shredder JOE STUMP has lined up the following Mexican appearances during March: Mar. 15 - Mexico City, MEX @ Taquilla del Circo Volador (Instrumental) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (2:00 p.m. Guitar Clinic) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (6:00 p.m. Instrumental) Mar. 17 - ...

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Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS Drummer Resurfaces In DECONSTRUCT

Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter has teamed up with guitarist Joe Fraulob, vocalist Skitz, and bassist Venessa in a new band called DECONSTRUCT. The group, who recently recorded a three-song demo titled "Sign Of Things To Come", are planning a U.S. tour in the spring/summer. For more information on DECONSTRUCT, visit the band's official ...

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METALLICA's 'Anger' Documented On Film

A documentary feature on the making of METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", is in the process of being filmed by two directors who have "literally been on our asses coming up on two years," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's close to a thousand hours of footage. I don't know how they're going ...

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AEROSMITH Perform Unannounced Gig At Boston Jazz Club

AEROSMITH performed a 10-song set at the Boston jazz club Regattabar Saturday night following a fund-raiser that was also attended by actors Michael J. Fox and Dan Aykroyd, among others. BLUES BROTHER Aykroyd joined the band for one tune and Fox took a break from dancing on a table to play guitar with his friend ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording, Plan European Trek

SEPULTURA have completed the recordings for their new full-length album and are presently talking to several producers — including Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) — about mixing the effort for a tentative late May release. In other news, SEPULTURA are expected to embark on a combined promo/club tour ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Tour Dates

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rox Feb. 23 - El Paso, TX @ The El Paso Civic Center Mar. 07 - El Paso, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped ...

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METALLICA To Tour With LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT

METALLICA will team up with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT for a U.S. stadium tour this summer, according to LINKIN PARK DJ Joe Hahn. "Once we hit the summer we're going to do a stadium tour with METALLICA and LIMP BIZKIT," Hahn told Launch. "We're excited about [doing] all those [different kinds of] shows because ...

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MEDICATION 'On Hold', Band Deny Breakup Rumors

MEDICATION, the Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been officially put on hold as the various members of the group pursue other projects. "MEDICATION has not toured since Aug. 4 and I ...

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MEDICATION: European Tour Cancelled!

The previously-announced European tour featuring MEDICATION and Locomotive Music labelmates BEFORE THE DAWN, which was scheduled to kick off on Feb. 12 in Essen, Germany, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MEDICATION feature in their ranks ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY frontman Whitfield Crane and ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader. ...

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