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ANGEL DUST: Is The End Near?

German power metallers ANGEL DUST appear to have imploded over ego clashes and money disagreements, causing bassist Frank Banx to announce his decision to relocate to the US and start up a new version of the group with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison and an as-yet-unnamed new drummer and singer. "ANGEL DUST is not dead," Banx proclaimed ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: RITCHIE BLACKMORE Was Approached To Play On HTP CD

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was approached to play on the debut album from HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (a.k.a. HTP)—the collaboration between ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner and former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes—but the plan never panned out, Turner has revealed via his official newsletter. "We did approach Ritchie's management [about playing ...

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Ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW Guitarist Gets "Spacy"

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, will have their latest CD, entitled Shadow of the Moon, played as "wake-up music" on board the upcoming shuttle mission STS-107, scheduled for a July 19th launch. Kalpana Chawla, a crew member aboard the flight, has made the unusual request and will be taking a copy of ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Be Portrayed In Upcoming Movie

British newspaper Sunday Mail reports: "Rising star Iain Robertson is to play guitar legend and DEEP PURPLE founder Ritchie Blackmore in a new rock movie, Telstar. Robertson, who was in SMALL FACES, will appear with ex-Eastender Paul Nicholls as a member of THE TORNADOS, who had a hit with Telstar. Lock Stock and Two Smoking ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his "companion" Candice Night, will embark on a European tour during the summer. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 15 - Ascoli Piceno, ITA @ Medievo Festival Jul. 16 – Gardone, ITA @ Vittoriale Jul. 18 - Lucca Cortile, ITA @ Degli Svizzeri ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Who WIll Play Keyboards On Upcoming UK Tour?

London-area newspapers are advertising the upcoming DEEP PURPLE UK tour as featuring Don Airey on keyboards, despite previous reports indicating that Jon Lord would make his farewell appearance with the group on this portion of the trek. At this time, no official word has come down on who will end up handling the keys during ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Play Live On Dutch Television

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his “companion” Candice Night, will perform the track "The Times They Are A Changin' " live on Dutch television via the popular show Kopspijkers, hosted by Jack Spijkerman, on Saturday, May 4th. The show starts at 8:05 PM CET on Nederland 3 - Vara Television. ...

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KID ROCK Gives PAMELA The Rock

The following item comes to us courtesy of Billboard magazine: Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers — the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit V.I.P., said "yes" when boyfriend Kid Rock (real name: Bob Ritchie) proposed [on April ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce Scandinavian Mini-Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, will perform the following Scandinavian shows in late April: Apr. 20 Helsinki, FIN @ House Of Culture Apr. 22 Stockholm, SWE @ Cirkus Apr. 23 Gothenburg, SWE @ Tradgar'n Apr. 24 Malmo, SWE @ Slagthuset ...

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SILENCER Cancel Petaluma Gig, Announce Ragnarok Appearance

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have cancelled their show at Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California on Friday, March 22nd as a result of ALIEN ANT FARM's tour bumping the show. In other news, SILENCER will join JAG PANZER, MIDGARD, ANOMY, CLUSTERFUX, SYNTHETIC DELUSION and ...

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SILENCER Announce Five-State US Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have announced the details of an upcoming five-state tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 16th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates are as follows: Mar. 16 - Allegro Music - Santa Fe NM (w/INSIGHT) Mar. ...

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SILENCER To Appear At Milwaukee Metalfest

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks German guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), will appear at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, which takes place on July 26th & 27th at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition, the band will be arranging some regional tour dates around the festival. ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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Archive News Sep 17, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the updated itinerary for their upcoming American trek. The dates are as follows:

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Oct. 05 - Aurora, IL @ Riley's

Oct. 06 - St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

Oct. 07 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab

Oct. 09 ...

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Archive News Sep 14, 2001 - update 2

FEAR FACTORY's Raymond Herrera speaks out: “What has happened here in the U.S. is a real tragedy to say the least, I have been lucky enough not to have any friends that I know of yet, that were in the flights that were taken over or in the World Trade Center buildings at the ...

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Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 2

The UK's KILL II THIS have been dropped by Visible Noise Records and have parted ways with singer Matt Pollock. In an e-mail sent by Visible Noise MD Julie Weir to Steve Braund of Amplify This web 'zine, it was revealed that the budget required for the recording of a new album could not ...

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Archive News Aug 22, 2001

As exclusively reported here yesterday, HELLOWEEN have now officially confirmed the departures of lead guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch from the group's ranks. In a posting on the message board of HELLOWEEN's official web site last night, webmaster Tony offered the following statement on the matter: “Well…not much to tell you ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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Archive News Aug 09, 2001

According to the UK web site of Roadrunner Records, the European release date of the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, has been set for Monday October 1st. The US release will presumably follow on Tuesday, October 2nd (as is customary with most of the label's high-profile releases), although this has yet to be ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News Jul 31, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield spoke out for the first time about his ongoing battle with alcoholism and “other addictions” via a statement posted on the METALLICA Club web site. James' short message reads as follows: “It took a lot for me to admit to my problems, and it's a great feeling to have the ...

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Archive News Jul 27, 2001

TYPE O NEGATIVE have reportedly recorded a version of the intro song for the WWF wrestler Kane, entitled “Out Of The Fire”, which is set to be included on an upcoming compilation CD, which may also include LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and is tentatively scheduled for a late October release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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Archive News Jul 24, 2001

SEPULTURA have issued an official statement regarding the article that appeared in this week's issue of the Brazilian magazine Veja, in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' following SEPULTURA's recent split with longtime label Roadrunner Records (as reported here yesterday). Here ...

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Archive News Jul 18, 2001

Several unconfirmed dates for the upcoming Doomsday In The USA tour—featuring POWERMAN 5000 and SALIVA, plus a rotating opening slot that will include MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED—have been leaked. The unconfirmed dates are as follows:

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Sept. 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

Sept. 11 - ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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