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VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Update

CORNERSTONE frontman Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-RAINBOW) has issued the following update on the group's upcoming live album: "Overall the performances were very good and we had a difficult task picking which versions to use, as someone liked this or that version and someone else felt maybe Take 2 was better. So we all had ...

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CORNERSTONE: If You Are Not Into Metal, You Are Not My Friend

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[The European] tour is done. Now comes the task of sifting through the recordings to find the ones that are going to make up the live album. We have ...

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CORNERSTONE To Release Live Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, recorded several shows on their recent European tour for a live album, tentatively due later in the year. The live album will replace the proposed DVD that was scrapped at the last minute "due to the nonfulfillment of contractual ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Mainman Remixes U2

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor's remix of U2's "Vertigo" is scheduled to be included on U2's upcoming single, "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", according to NME.com. The single will also include the title cut, Bono singing "Ave Maria" with Pavarotti, and a DVD with a live performance of the single. In ...

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GUANO APES To Release 'Best Of' Collection Next Week

GUANO APES will release a "best of" collection, entitled "Planet of the Apes", on November 29 via BMG. The group's tour in support of the upcoming release will mark " the end of all GUANO APES activities for the next few years," according to a posting on the band's web site. "After the tour, we ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH's New Reality Show Is A Huge Ratings Success

According to a posting on Sebastian Bach's web site, the former SKID ROW singer's new VH1 reality show, "I Married Sebastian Bach", was the top-rated show on VH1 the day it premiered. In addition, it was the most-watched show on the whole network on Tuesday, September 14. Furthermore, "I Married Sebastian Bach" is the top-rated ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Air Times For New VH1 Reality Show Announced

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's new VH1 reality show, "I Married Sebastian Bach", will premiere this Tuesday (Sept. 14) at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The air dates are as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Commented Bach: "Yes it's true — VH1 ...

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EXTREME: More Reunion Dates Confirmed

POPULATION 1 guitarist Nuno Bettencourt will reunite with former EXTREME bandmates Gary Cherone (vocals), Paul Geary (drums) and Mike Mangini (drums), with Carl Restivo on bass (replacing original bassist Pat Badger), for these special shows exclusively for the Azores festivals on the Portugese archipelago of the Azores: Aug. 07 - Terceira, Azores Aug. 15 - ...

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EXTREME To Play Reunion Show In Portugal

The original lineup of EXTREME, minus bassist Pat Badger, will reportedly reunite to perform at the 20th Maré de Agosto Internacional Music Festival (web site) on the Portuguese island of Santa Maria on August 22. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, who was born on the Portugese archipelago of the Azores, is scheduled to perform ...

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NARNIA Members Pursue Side Projects

Swedish Christian metallers NARNIA have posted the following update at their official web site: "[Singer] Christian [Rivel] is at the moment working on THREE different solo projects, AUDIOVISION, FLAGSHIP and DIVINEFIRE. Read more about them at www.rivelrecords.com. "Calle [guitarist Carljohan Grimmark] has just finished recording with SAVIOUR MACHINE for their forthcoming album and is now ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, Wife To Star In VH1 Reality TV Show

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has announced the launch of a new VH1 reality TV show, "I Married Sebastian Bach". "Just what the world needs. Another reality TV show!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Yes it's true — VH1 & myself have agreed to create my 2nd television show for the network . ...

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TWELFTH GATE Hard At Work On New CD

Chicago-based power metallers TWELFTH GATE have issued the following update regarding their current activities: "We currently have just over half of the new album written & a few more songs on the brink of completion. Now with the summer quickly approaching, we're trying to remain focused so we can meet our goal of going into ...

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Screamo: Extreme Music For Extreme Times?

Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com has penned an article on a brand-new heavy metal sub-genre dubbed "screamo," a style characterized by "aggressive, chaotic passages flush with larynx-shredding vocals" balanced "with swooping melodies and vocal harmonies." ATREYU, along with a host of other heartbroken, hate-filled noisemongers like BLEEDING THROUGH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EVERY TIME I DIE, ...

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Opinion: THE OSBOURNES Are A Mix Of Alcohol, Drugs And A Total Disregard For Order

Paragould Daily Press editor Travis Justice, who achieved BLABBERMOUTH.NET notoriety for penning an editorial about the "flawed" Norwegian justice system by spotlighting the case of former BURZUM leader/convicted murderer Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) in January, has attempted to examine the Osbournes phenomenon in his latest editorial, which appears in today's edition of ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Film Detroit Show For Possible Live DVD

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hails and salutations fuckers! "The release of our new record, 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' (from here on out referred to as 'TTAOE') is less than a month away! The new, exclusive track, 'Seasons Wither' is mixed, mastered and ...

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RIVAL Complete Work On 'State Of Mind'

Chicago, Illinois-based "classic" metallers RIVAL have completed work on their Metal Blade Records debut, "State of Mind", due in Europe on May 3. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Steinmetz at Chicago Recording Co. "State Of Mind" track listing: 01. State Of Mind 02. Extreme Aggression 03. Reach 04. Insane 05. Tyrant ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Guilty Of Attempted Rape

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has been convicted of trying to rape a special needs youngster, according to the BBC News. Holland was also found guilty of five charges of indecently assaulting the teenager. The musician, who played with JUDAS PRIEST in the 1970s and 1980s, was convicted of the charges at Northampton Crown ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Rape Trial: Jury Out

A British jury trying former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland, who is accused of attempting to rape a special needs youngster while giving drum lessons, was sent out Thursday (January 22) to begin considering its verdicts, according to Scotsman.com. Holland faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault on the teenager. ...

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