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CROWBAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced more dates as part of their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Jun. 25 – Koln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 – Herne, GER - Pressure Fest Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH - 013 Jun. 28 – Hamburg, GER - Knust Jun. 29 – Salzgitter, GER - Forellenhof ...

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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Part Ways With BRUCE CHICKINSON, Vow To Carry On

THE IRON MAIDENS, one of the best-known IRON MAIDEN tribute bands in existence (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock band PHANTOM BLUE), have parted ways with vocalist Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson). "Up until this time we have tried to keep things under tight lip to avoid any uncomfortable feelings that might ...

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METALJAM 2004 To Benefit The CURE AUTISM NOW! FOUNDATION

WRATHCHILD, the Los Angeles-based IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring former SINERGY/NEW EDEN bassist Melanie Sisneros (a.k.a. Steve Heiress), DREAMS OF DAMNATION/HANGAR 18 drummer Dave Chedrick, ex-THE IRON MAIDENS singer Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson), CREEPING DEATH guitarist James "Dave Moore-y" Moore, and PROPHECY guitarist John "Virtual Adrian" Leighton, are scheduled to perform at MetalJam 2004, ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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LYZANXIA Sign With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

French metallers LYZANXIA have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group's current album, "Mindcrimes", will receive a U.S. release on March 9. "Mindcrimes" has already been released in Southeast Asia and France, where it was met with the expected enthusiasm and acclaim by fans and media alike, according to an official press release. ...

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GODHEAD Call It Quits?

GODHEAD have reportedly split up. In an e-mail sent to The Official Godhead Club mailing list earlier today (January 14), frontman Jason Miller stated simply: "I am here to announce the end of GODHEAD. It has been a long road. Thanks for the support." No further information is available at this time. GODHEAD's most recent ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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WHITE LION 2004 Reunion Lineup Revealed

The details of WHITE LION's 2004 reunion lineup have been revealed in a European magazine. Joining singer Mike Tramp in the new formation will be guitarist Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T). However, it should be pointed out that this lineup is not 100% confirmed as it ...

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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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KROKUS Singer Lays Down Vocals On New WARRIOR Album

KROKUS singer Marc Storace has finished laying down vocal tracks on the new WARRIOR album, tentatively due in early 2004. "I'm finally back home from my two-week studio trip to L.A. and three-week tour of Europe with KROKUS and …. all went amazingly well!" Storace writes in an online post. "15 Years Later / Los ...

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THE DREAMING Sign Top Management Deal

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have signed a management deal with Rob McDermott of Andy Gould Management (LINKIN PARK, ROB ZOMBIE). The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom (who ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Asks Label To Lower CD Price

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has reportedly asked the band's label, Reality Entertainment, to lower the price of the new GODHEAD CD, "Evolver", to $9.99. "I told Warren (Croyle, CEO Reality Entertainment) that I'd be willing to lower our take if it would help him keep the prices down. I thought maybe then the label and ...

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AC/DC Goes Ballet

Maurice Chittenden of The Sunday Times reports that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has composed an orchestral piece of music that is being developed for the stage as both a ballet and a West End musical. The Tyneside-born Johnson, 55, famous for never removing his cap in public, says he got the idea while watching a ...

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CROWBAR: New Studio Photos Available Online

A bunch more photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — recording their new album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, CROWBAR ...

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CROWBAR: More Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for and recording their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Photos Posted Online

A couple of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for the recording of their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online. Check them out:

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DOWN/C.O.C. Guitarist To Join CROWBAR?

DOWN/C.O.C. guitaristPepper Keenan will be in New Orleans during the recording sessions for CROWBAR's seventh studio album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", and there is a "slight chance" he will join the band as their new guitarist, according to a post on CROWBAR's official web site. As previously reported, ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Guest On GOV'T MULE CD/DVD

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted is featured on the upcoming GOV'T MULE CD and DVD, titled "The Deepest End", chronicling a six-hour GOV'T MULE concert held May 3 in New Orleans. The guest-filled show stemmed from the two-volume album releases of the same name, which were recorded in tribute of the ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Rejoins DIO!

Guitarist Craig Goldy will rejoin DIO for the group's summer European festival shows and the six-week North American tour with IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD. RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini, who was previously announced to have joined DIO as the band's new touring guitarist, is said to have pulled out of the gig for "personal" reasons. Goldy, ...

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