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THE DARKNESS Frontman Happy To Remove 'Tumor' FRANKIE POULLAIN

THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins recently spoke with Kerrang! magazine about the rift that caused basist Frankie Poullain's departure in March. "It was like having a tumor and you're doing your best to over-compensate, saying, 'Hey it's like having an extra arm," Hawkins explained. "But at the end of the day when you get rid ...

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VOODOO SIX To Support IRON MAIDEN In London

VOODOO SIX, the band formed by former DIRTY DEEDS bassist Tony Newton, will be supporting IRON MAIDEN at their London Hammersmith Apollo show on September 2. The concert will be a special benefit performance for former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. All the profits from the show and the ...

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STORMHAMMER: Former NEVERLAND Singer To Join The Fold?

According to a posting on German power metallers STORMHAMMER's web site, former NEVERLAND (Switzerland) frontman Mike Zotter is the top candidate to fill the slot left vacant by the departure of Tommy Lion (ex-DRIFTER) earlier in the year. However, the band stress that "we have two more candidates to check out . . . The ...

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'Rockin' The Corps' Concert Featuring KISS, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT To Be Released On CD/DVD

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops. "Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base ...

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STORMHAMMER Start Vocalist Auditions

German power metallers STORMHAMMER have commenced the auditioning process for a new singer following the departure of Tommy Lion (ex-DRIFTER) earlier in the year. Among the candidates for the frontman slot are Mike Zotter (ex-NEVERLAND), D.C. Crow (ex-MEDUSA'S CHILD) and Richie Wicks (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG). STORMHAMMER released their third album, "Lord of Darkness", in ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce New Bassist

Billboard.com is reporting that British rock act THE DARKNESS have named Richie Edwards as their full-time bass player. For the past two years, Edwards has toured extensively with the band as its guitar technician. The former ONION TRUMP member has also assisted THE DARKNESS with their equipment in the studio throughout the recording ...

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THE DARKNESS Slam Replacement Bassist Rumors

Despite tabloid rumors to the contrary, THE DARKNESS have not replaced their recently departed bassist Frankie Poullain with one of their roadies, reports Xfm Online. News that bassist Poullain had parted company with the band arrived earlier this week (May 23) with an official statement citing irrevocable “musical differences” as the reason for ...

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SUBZERO: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new SUBZERO track, entitled "Forced to Bleed", has been posted online on the band's MySpace.com page. "Forced to Bleed" comes off New York hardcore veterans' upcoming album, "Suffering of Man", due July 12 via Stillborn Records. SUBZERO began back in 1989 with former members of late '80s straight-edge heroes UP-FRONT and legendary ...

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FORTY DEUCE To Release Debut Album In August

FORTY DEUCE, the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), Taka, a Tokyo native on guitar, Ari (bass) and Thr3e on drums, will reelase their debut album, "Nothing to Lose", on August 29 via Frontiers Records. FORTY DEUCE quickly rose in Los Angeles club scene with their in-your-face, no-nonsense style of rock 'n' roll. ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer: Sharing The Memories

Former BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has uploaded photos from a recent night out that included a reunion of sorts with former BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. Also present for the occasion were former BULLETBOYS engineer Jeff Hendrickson, D'Anda's former drum tech Steve Minicucci, singer/guitarist Jimmy Coup (formerly of ANDREW W.K.) and Jason Hook (VINCE NEIL). Check ...

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Drummer ERIC SINGER To Appear At NY KISS EXPO AND HARD ROCK CONVENTION

KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be appearing at the 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Other scheduled guests include Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH), Lydia ...

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New York KISS EXPO Details Revealed

The 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Scheduled guests so far include: * KISS merchandise designer/artist and Official KISS Magazine writer/designer/photographer Christopher Franchi * Former wife of original KISS drummer, Lydia Criss, promoting ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Jams For Charity

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is very busy with charities (ranging from the Narada Foundation to Raven's Heart), was expected to take part in a jam session Sunday night (Jan. 30) at the Marriott in Delray Beach, Florida for the West Palm Beach-based Children's Place at Home Safe fund-raiser. Other musicians that were scheduled ...

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RAMONES Documentary Coming On DVD In March

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the recent theatrical documentary about the RAMONES will be released on DVD on March 15. "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" follows the band's musical history, the often-strained personal relationships between the members, and their drug use. The film has interviews with band members, their friends, ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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STEVEN TYLER, VINCE NEIL To Lead Toy Run In Florida

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and BON JOVI guitarist Richie Sambora will lead the 17th annual Christmas Toys in the Sun Run on Dec. 5 in Southern Florida, according to The Miami Herald. More than 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to hit the highway as part of the toy run for ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support RICHIE SCARLET In California

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be supporting RICHIE SCARLET on four Northern California dates beginning on October 27 at The Pound SF in San Francisco. Richie Scarlet is known affectionately as "The Emperor of Rock" and has played with FREHLEY'S COMET (feturing original ...

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