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ROADRUNNER Signs Three New Bands

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of three eclectic, up-and-coming new bands to an already diverse roster than includes heavyweights such as NICKELBACK, SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DRAGONFORCE, and THEORY OF A DEADMAN. Roadrunner welcomes DOMMIN, MUTINY and PORT AMORAL to the fold. Los Angeles-based goth rock quartet DOMMIN was discovered by Dirty Icon Productions, a ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Hits Back At POISON

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has hit back at POISON singer Bret Michaels and drummer Rikki Rockett over their response to Elliott's comments at a June 6 press conference at the Sweden Rock Festival, in which Elliott said bands like POISON and MÖTLEY CRÜE had "no substance in their music" and therefore relied more on ...

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Walk with Me in Hell - LAMB OF GOD

Do you know that LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton loves to race cars? What about guitarist Willie Adler's (brother of drummer Chris Adler) contentment with hanging out with his wife and child, as well as working on his home? Then there is the fact that bassist John Campbell is a card shark that expects ...

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GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-Anniversary Album To Feature TONY IOMMI, DIO, LEMMY

Guitarist/vocalist Kim McAuliffe of the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has reportedly told Classic Rock journalist Dave Ling that the band's upcoming 30th anniversary album will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke ...

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SWEET SAVAGE Added To METALLICA's Concert In Dublin

Reactivated NWOBHM legends SWEET SAVAGE (based in Belfast, Northern Ireland) have reportedly been added to METALLICA's August 20 concert at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. Also scheduled to appear is TENACIOUS D. METALLICA recorded a cover of the SWEET SAVAGE song "Killing Time" (co-written by current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, a former member of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer Says Singer Search Is 'Coming Along'

According to The Pulse of Radio, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum officially launched his new line of clothing last Wednesday (May 14) in Los Angeles, at the grand opening of his new Sorum Noce boutique. Sorum teamed with fashion designer and longtime friend Max Noce to create a new line of "elegant, innovative" rock-inspired clothing ...

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DEF LEPPARD Performs Intimate London Gig

BBC News reports: To mark the release of DEF LEPPARD's new album "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge" predicted to go Top Five [in the UK] this weekend just 200 fans got to see them storm through their greatest hits at north London's Islington Academy. It was a rare opportunity for the audience to ...

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Sculptor And SKITLIV Bass Player SPACEBRAIN Reveals His 'Space Bass'

Sculptor Spacebrain (Rene Hamel), who extends his artistic career to playing bass for SKITLIV, the black/doom/noise project of former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, has used his sculpting skills to design and build his own extraordinary bass guitar. Making its debut at Norway's Inferno festival recently, the "Space Bass" is decorated with Spacebrain's trademark style of metallic ...

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THE REV JONES BAND To Open For UFO In Oklahoma

STEELHEART/ex-MSG bassist Rev Jones will perform a couple of shows in Oklahoma City in April with THE REV JONES BAND, including an April 22 concert at the Diamond Ballroom opening for UFO. The group will perform many classic songs from Rev's past as well as a few new songs that will appear on an upcoming ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 3-6 in Roskilde, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AT THE GATES (S) BAND OF HORSES (US) BATTLES (US) THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS (US) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK) CHOIR OF YOUNG ...

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GALLHAMMER Concert DVD On The Way

March 3 sees the anticipated vinyl release of "Ill Innocence", the latest album by Japan's queens of blackened punk, GALLHAMMER. The LP will come as a double-vinyl gatefold release to a strictly limited edition. Order now from www.peaceville.com, or alternatively the LPs will be available from the band IF you are planning to come to ...

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SISTER SIN Wins SWEDEN ROCK's 'Nordic Challenge'

Swedish female-fronted band SISTER SIN beat out more than 2,500 groups to win the Nordic Challenge competition and land a slot at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. SISTER SIN recently released a well-received EP, "Smash The Silence". In addition, they toured Europe with W.A.S.P. during 2007. ...

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