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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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KAMELOT Recruit VANDEN PLAS Keyboardist For Mexican Tour

KAMELOT will once again enlist German keyboardist Günter Werno (VANDEN PLAS) for their forthcoming Mexican tour and appearance at Spain's Piorno Rock Festival. Günter has been a frequent guest of KAMELOT on several tours and festival appearances and has also played the keyboards on the song "Snow", the bonus track on the limited-edition version of ...

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KAMELOT: Second Phase Of Songwriting To Take Place In December

KAMELOT will begin the second phase of the new album songwriting in December when vocalist Khan leaves the cold regions of Norway for the sunny seaside town of Anna Maria, Florida to write with the other band members. As previously reported, KAMELOT have written five new songs for the follow-up to this year's "Epica", including ...

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CORNERSTONE Part Ways With Japanese Record Label

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have parted ways with their Japanese record label, Marquee/Avalon. They are in talks with several other companies in the hope that their recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release. Says Doogie, "We had ...

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CORNERSTONE: More New Music Posted Online

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted two more short soundclips from their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", at this location. A total of five songs from the CD can now be previewed on White's web site: "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Delayed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", to November 15 through Massacre Records. Negotiations are still underway for the Japanese release, and discussions are also underway to release the album in South ...

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CORNERSTONE: New MP3 Samples Posted Online

Three short soundclips from the forthcoming CORNERSTONE album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", have been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The tracks available for preview are "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", "When the Hammer Falls", and "Welcome to Forever". CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Survivor On Brink After Disaster

Richard C. Lewis of the Associated Press reports that "Michelle Spence, burned and left debilitated in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, finally felt good enough to see the rock band POISON recently. "Her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, however, was hysterical. She was terrified that her mother would get hurt again. Maybe she'd ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have completed work on their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", due on November 3 through Massacre Records. The following is the complete track listing for the album and a short lyrical description for each song, as told by ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the subject of "The Story Of Mötley Crüe", a one-hour special set to air on MuchMoreMusic on Friday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. "In this all-new edition, watch MÖTLEY CRÜE rule the '80s with raucous hair-metal anthems such as 'Shout at the Devil', only to evaporate into 'has-been' oblivion due to ...

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Former DRAIN STH Guitarist Resurfaces In BLOWSIGHT

Former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel has resurfaced as the bassist of the Stockholm-based band called BLOWSIGHT. The group, who have been in existence since 1999, recently completed work on a new three-song demo and are currently in the studio recording more material. BLOWSIGHT, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-SELPH guitarist Serban Carapancea, guitarist/lead ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'MTV Makes Me Sick To My Stomach'

KELLY OSBOURNE doesn't think she's getting enough love from MTV. The network's hesitance to push her new video, "Come Dig Me Out", into heavy rotation has sent her to the brink. "MTV makes me sick to my stomach," Osbourne told The Detroit News. "Did you know they only play 35 videos a week? It's so ...

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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Drummer DAVE GROHL: 'I Won't Read KURT's Diaries'

Not everyone wants to read Kurt Cobain's diaries. Cobain's ex-NIRVANA bandmate Dave Grohl is not interested in ever reading the tome. "Well, I'm just saying that I wouldn't read it," Grohl told VH-1 satellite radio's Maria Chambers. "I might pick up a crazy biography of Little Richard's life or something like that, but a friend, ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Pays Tribute To Fallen Legend

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, bassist Dave Ellefson, injected a rock'n'roll feel to the unfinished BUDDY HOLLY tune, "That Makes It Tough", which the duo helped re-record last weekend for an upcoming album by vocalist STEVE RICHARDS (as first reported here on Monday). "Buddy would have rocked it ...

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KAMELOT To Issue New CD In Early 2003

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood is scheduled to leave his home state of Florida for the seclusion of the Norwegian village of Sørskogbygda in the next few days to continue work on the group's forthcoming CD, due in early 2003. The recording sessions for the upcoming CD will begin in mid-June at a private studio on ...

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MARILYN MANSON Accuser: "My Daughter Did Not Die In Vain"

Maria St. John, the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme, who is accusing MARILYN MANSON of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated, held a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, April 8th to respond to MANSON's claim that her lawsuit was completely baseless, according to ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old Syme with various quantities of an illegal controlled substance ...

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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT guitarist] Thomas Youngblood to ...

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