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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Fueler' Details Revealed

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released more details about his forthcoming solo effort, "Fueler", due in April/May through his own Top Fuel Records. According to a posting on Pearcy's web site, former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali plays on three cuts on the album, which will also be packaged as a DVD of live, ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer Discusses The Band's Breakup

Former QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the group's decision to split up and his future plans. Asked about the band's breakup, Dubrow said, "Everyone always asks, 'Why did you break up?' The question they should be asking is, 'Why did you stay together so long?' Considering the dynamics ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce U.K. Dates

W.A.S.P. have announced six confirmed dates in the U.K. as part of their 2004 "Neon God" European tour. They are as follows: May 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage May 05 – Manchester, UK @ MDH May 06 – Bradford, UK @ Rio's May 07 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall May 08 – Nottingham, ...

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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VANDENBERG To Be Featured In Dutch TV Program

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be featured in a Dutch TV program called "Single Luck" this Friday, January 23. The brainchild of producer "Tonko Dop", the show focuses on bands that produced one world smash hit before reverting to relative obscurity, and this week's episode will ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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RUDY SARZO In Talks To Rejoin ANGEL

Bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has been speaking with the group ANGEL and is likely to rejoin the band after some twenty-three years of absence, according to Melodic Rock. Sarzo was a member of ANGEL prior to being in both QUIET RIOT and OZZY OSBOURNE. It appears that QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Reaches Out To Ex-GREAT WHITE Drummer

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on the band's web site: "I've just heard the terrible news of [ex-GREAT WHITE drummer] Audie Desbrow's loss [of his home] due to the Southern California fires. I have no way of knowing how to reach him, but if you do, please provide me ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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QUIET RIOT DVD On Its Way To Retailers

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has finally been completed and is set to hit the stores shortly. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "I have been informed by 2RS Studios that the manufacturing ...

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QUIET RIOT: DVD Delayed Again

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has once again had its release date pushed back due to manufacturing problems. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "Today I received a message from the responsible parties ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Major 2-Part Conceptual Album for 2004

W.A.S.P. have resurfaced after a near-year of silence to announce the first details of their highly-anticipated dual album releases, slated for 2004 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. Although early reports suggested that the new albums were to be released this October, the complexity of the as-yet-untitled project did not adhere to the original plan. Once again recorded ...

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QUIET RIOT Call It A Day

QUIET RIOT have officially split up, drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed. In an e-mail to Metal Sludge, Banali wrote, "To be honest with you, I am [singer] Kevin [DuBrow]'s friend and will always be his friend. I don't want to get on the 'he said, you said" roller coaster that is always generated in these ...

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NIKKI SIXX, NICKELBACK To Appear In New JVC Ads

The husband/wife team of MÖTLEY CRÜE founding member Nikki Sixx and actress Donna D'Errico and the multi-platinum rock band NICKELBACK are among the movie, music and extreme sports celebrities that have been tapped by JVC, one of the world's leading consumer electronics brands, to participate in their multi-million dollar national branding campaign this fall. The ...

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QUIET RIOT Live DVD To Surface In October

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is now scheduled for release on October 7. According to drummer Frankie Banali, "the principals at 2RS Studios have cited everything from delays in manufacturing, final artwork, packaging, mastering, as well as having an even field ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Everything Is Right On Target

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I walk into the kitchen and XM Radio is playing (the 70's) station, I venture down the hall to Gunner's room only to hear metal blasting (I swear his speakers gotta be about ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Offers DVD Update

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following update regarding the group's upcoming DVD: "The final editing and sequencing are now being attended to and we hope to have the DVD completed as soon as possible. We are assembling additional non-performance footage to include in the DVD to make the best possible package for ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: More MP3 Samples Posted Online

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), and vocalist London LeGrand, have now posted clips of four recently-recorded demo tracks via their official web site at the following locations: ...

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QUIET RIOT To Issue Live DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: QUIET RIOT SLATED FOR A LIVE DVD RELEASE QUIET RIOT, the group who made the term "Bang Your Head" a household slang, and who surprised many by setting the standard to what became an onslaught of Heavy Metal bands to come out of Los Angeles on the heels of the bands #1 ...

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W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W.A.S.P. STRIKES BACK ON JUNE 11TH WITH "DYING FOR THE WORLD" ON SANCTUARY/METAL-IS RECORDS On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is tentatively scheduled to issue his solo debut, entitled Old World Order, on June 25th through Sanctuary Records. Meanwhile, here is a message the vocalist posted on the message board of his official web site: “This week I am in New York City mastering the new record and having a great ...

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QUEENSRCHE Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

QUEENSRCHE frontman Geoff Tate is tentatively scheduled to issue his solo debut, entitled Old World Order, on June 25th through Sanctuary Records. Meanwhile, here is a message the vocalist posted on the message board of his official web site: This week I am in New York City mastering the new record and having a great ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here), S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the heading “The Truth Behind My ...

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LIMP BIZKIT "Relax" Download!

An MP3 of LIMP BIZKIT's cover version of FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD's “Relax”, which was originally supposed to appear on the Zoolander soundtrack, only to get inexplicably omitted in favor of the POWERMAN 5000 rendition of the same tune, can be downloaded in its entirety from this location. ...

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Archive News Sep 10, 2001 - update 2

QUEENSRYCHE vocalist Geoff Tate is due to officially begin recording his new solo album on September 13th. Not many details are presently available about the upcoming CD, but it is believed that the line-up of musicians performing on the album will be the same as the one that appeared live back in June, a ...

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