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Former OVERKILL Drummer To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault' Tomorrow

Filmmaker/OVERKILL founder Rat Skates will make a special guest appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault" this Sunday, March 9 at 11:45 a.m. PST/ 2:45 p.m. EST. Host DJ Will and Skates will engage in an intriguing, old-school discussion about thrash metal's past and present, including two of Skates' acclaimed films, "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash ...

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'Millennium Tribute To Kiss': Cover Art Revealed

On April 1, Versailles Records will return to stores with "Lick It Up: A Millennium Tribute to Kiss" is the first all-star KISS tribute of the millennium, and featuring current/former members of SKID ROW, DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER, WHITE LION, WARRANT, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, KEEL, BRITNY FOX, ZEBRA, RATT, RIOT, RAINBOW, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, DIO, ACE ...

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RAT SKATES' Thrash Metal Film 'Born In The Basement' Airing In March On CONCERT.TV

An edited version of "Born in The Basement", the latest film from filmmaker/OVERKILL founder Rat Skates will be appearing on the music television network Concert.TV from March 1 to March 31. Concert.TV is a free-to-view, on-demand television network that programs memorable performances, compelling documentaries and unique originals for subscribers of Comcast, Cox, Insight, Charter and ...

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'Millennium Tribute To Kiss' Due In April

On April 1, Versailles Records will return to stores with "Lick It Up: A Millennium Tribute to Kiss" is the first all-star KISS tribute of the millennium, and featuring current/former members of SKID ROW, DEEP PURPLE, ALICE COOPER, WHITE LION, WARRANT, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, KEEL, BRITNY FOX, ZEBRA, RATT, RIOT, RAINBOW, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, DIO, ACE ...

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A Mounting Crisis… - GRIEF OF WAR

Who knew that the most Germanic of the new wave of retro thrash bands would be from Japan? GRIEF OF WAR at their best are dealing in the kind of skittering, fast-paced, four-on-the-floor thrash that was the province of TANKARD and DEATHROW twenty years ago (though without the former's maniacal edge or the latter's technicality). ...

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GORGOROTH Vs. GORGOROTH

The next issue of Sweden Rock — Scandinavia's self-proclaimed "biggest rock and metal magazine" — will include a four-page feature on the Norwegian black metal band GORGOROTH where both currently active versions of the group get a chance to be heard. In addition to conducting interviews with guitarist Infernus and bassist King ov Hell (who ...

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TWISTED ROOTS To Open For OZZY OSBOURNE In Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine-based hard rockers TWISTED ROOTS will open for OZZY OSBOURNE in their hometown on January 31 at the Cumberland County Civic Center. TWISTED ROOTS' latest album, "12 Skies, Fire and the Black", is available on Rat Pack Records. The band has been described as "one of the most innovative groups to hit the East ...

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How GENE SIMMONS Became A TV Apprentice

Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his participation in "The Celebrity Apprentice", debuting January 3 on NBC, where celebs try to win $1 million for their charity. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Chicago Sun-Times: How did Donald Trump lure you ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Schedules In-Store Appearance

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based metalcore act AUGUST BURNS RED will take part in a "meet-and-greet" on Friday, December 28 at CI Records & Skates in Lancaster starting at 2 p.m. The address for CI Records & Skates is 1224 Millersville Pike and it's located in the Manor Shopping Center. AUGUST BURNS RED will perform tomorrow night (December ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took part in a conference call with reporters to discuss his participation in "The Celebrity Apprentice" show, which is scheduled to premiere Thursday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. According to RealityTVWorld.com, Simmons decided to jump onboard despite his reputation as a tongue-wagging, demonic-face-painted rocker and ...

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SCRAP METAL To Be Joined By Former SURVIVOR Singer At Nashville 'Metal Christmas' Event

Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of SURVIVOR, will join SCRAP METAL during their "Metal Christmas" holiday concert event at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN on December 15, 2007. SCRAP METAL, the celebrity rock super group whose members have sold over 50 million records worldwide, stars Gunnar Nelson (NELSON); Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER); Kelly Keagy (NIGHT ...

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Party Like A Rock Star With SCRAP METAL This Christmas

SCRAP METAL announced today they will appear in concert at a special holiday event in Music City at the Wildhorse Saloon on December 15, 2007. The Scrap Metal Jingle Bell Rock Party promises "A Metal Christmas" for rock fans who want to "Party Like a Rock Star" with their favorite lead singers from the most ...

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Influential Metal Journalist BOB MULDOWNEY Dies At 44

Influential heavy metal journalist Bob Muldowney died Monday, November 5 after a long battle with cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease). He was 44 years old. Muldowney was best known for his fanzine/magazine Kick*Ass which helped expose, support and feature such bands as RAVEN, MOTÖRHEAD, VENOM, THE RODS, TANK, EXCITER and RIOT as well as burgeoning underground ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Rock With SCRAP METAL At Mohegan Sun Concert

Celebrity rock supergroup SCRAP METAL announced today a special guest star today who will perform during the band's upcoming concert appearance at The Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den (November 2 at 8:00 p.m.). The special guest performer announced will be Joe Lynn Turner, former lead singer for legendary rock groups DEEP PURPLE; RAINBOW; and FANDANGO. ...

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RATT Frontman To Hit The Road With RAT BASTARDS

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, who is completing his third solo CD, "Under my Skin" (to be released on his own label Top Fuel Records), will hit the road in November/December with his RAT BASTARDS and special guests JET BOY and Top Fuel artists THE ANTIDIVISION. Pearcy says, "I'll keep establishing 'M.I.A.' for TFR acts, and ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS To Host Free 'Get Thrashed' Screening

Relapse Records will host a special free screening of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" — the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — next Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. EST at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ...

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Former OVERKILL Drummer To Guest On 'VM Underground'

Former OVERKILL drummer Rat Skates will be interviewed on the "VM Underground" show on Monday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. PST. The interview is expected to include a discussion about Skates' new film "Born in The Basement". Fans can tune into the program via the Internet at one of these following links: www.wirnonline.com www.wflmradio.com www.radio.icewynd.com ...

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