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VANNA To Release 'A New Hope' In March

Boston post-hardcore group VANNA will release its sophomore album, "A New Hope", on March 24 via Epitaph Records. Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, OUR LAST NIGHT, STORY OF THE YEAR) and mastered by Alan Douches (CONVERGE), the CD emphasizes the band's heightened musical abilities, balancing a perfect blend of emotive ...

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NAMM 2009: Video Footage, Photos Posted Online

SatomiMusicumentary has posted an eight-minute report on this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The clip includes footage of more than 50 artists, including the following: Gene Simmons (KISS) George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) Vivian Campbell ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA: New Song Posted Online

Swedish all-female rock/metal band CRUCIFIED BARBARA has posted a new song, "Blackened Bones", on the group's MySpace page. The track comes off CRUCIFIED BARBARA's second full-length album, "Til Death Do Us Party", which is scheduled for release in Scandinavia on February 11 and in the rest of Europe on February 27. "Til Death ...

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POISON And DEF LEPPARD To Team Up For Summer Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has confirmed that his band is in talks to tour with DEF LEPPARD later in the year. Speaking to CNN about his upcoming activities, Michaels said, "I've got a huge announcement, which actually just happened this morning. DEF LEPPARD and POISON are gonna go out on the road this ...

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THE CHELSEA SMILES Announces New Guitarist

THE CHELSEA SMILES, a rock 'n roll/glam band formed in 2004 featuring guitarist Todd Youth (ex-MURPHYS LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG), bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist, has announced the addition of guitarist and Detroit native RJ Ronquillo to the group's ranks. RJ, who is an in-demand studio player, met Todd Youth through the various ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Musical Director: Why You Shouldn't Scream For STP Songs At WEILAND Solo Shows

Los Angeles-based producer/engineer/guitarist Doug Grean, who is a guitarist, keyboardist and musical director for STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland's live solo band, has issued the following update: "So we've finished the first set of [Scott Weiland solo] tour dates. These were all radio shows and we are really happy with how it all ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Perform With Wife In Los Angeles

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen will make a special guest appearance during his wife Lauren Monroe's headlining performance on Saturday, January 10 at The Mint in Los Angeles. Longtime LEPPARD friend Ricky Warwick will kick off the show at 8:00 p.m., followed by an appearance by Mark Hayes. At 10, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA: Swedish, Italian Dates Announced

Swedish all-female rock/metal band CRUCIFIED BARBARA has scheduled the following dates: Feb. 08 - Mosebacke - Stockholm, Sweden (CD-release party) Feb. 27 - Glam Slam - Växjö, Sweden Mar. 06 - Wictoria - Karlskoga, Sweden Mar. 07 - Sigurdsgatan 25 - Västerås, Sweden Mar. 13 - S2 - Borlänge, Sweden Mar. 14 - Pipeline - ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: More Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 16 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club Jan. 17 - Teramo, Italy - Village Live Club Mar. 12 - Madrid, Spain - Gruta 77 Mar. 13 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo Mar. 14 - Vitoria, Spain - Helldorado May 02 - ...

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THE CHELSEA SMILES Signs With DR2/DEMOLITION RECORDS

THE CHELSEA SMILES, a rock 'n roll/glam band formed in 2004 featuring guitarist Todd Youth (ex-MURPHYS LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG), bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist, has signed a worldwide licensing deal with DR2/Demolition Records to release the group's new CD. The as-yet-untitled album is due in early 2009. THE CHELSEA SMILES has toured ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Featured On New CRUCIFIED BARBARA Album

Guitarist Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) and vocalist Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KRUX, TREAT, AT VANCE, ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA) make guest appearances on the second full-length album from Swedish all-female rock/metal band CRUCIFIED BARBARA, "Til Death Do Us Party", which is scheduled for release in Scandinavia on February 11 and in the rest of Europe on February ...

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SKITLIV: New Rehearsal Recording Posted Online

SKITLIV, the new band led by former MAYHEM frontman Maniac, is in the studio for the next few weeks finishing up the recordings for its debut full-length album, "Glem Aldri Korset". SHINING's Niklas "Kvarforth" Olsson, who plays guitar for SKITLIV, has already finished laying down most of his tracks, and it is anticipated that the ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled two shows in Italy in January: Jan. 16 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Sound Club Jan. 17 - Teramo, Italy - Village Live Club Video footage of GIRLSCHOOL's October 28, 2008 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL's October 28, 2008 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). GIRLSCHOOL's 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", will be released in Europe on November 3. The CD was made available in Germany and Austria on October 24 and will be issued in North ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Gets Charitable

According to Whitehaven News, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will take part in Francis Dunnery's big annual fundraising weekend. The Egremont, Cumbria, UK charity event, which takes place from Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26, will involve many stars from the rock world, including Steve Nardelli of THE SYN and Chris Difford of ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Colaborator DOUG GREAN Comments On 'Happy In Galoshes'

Los Angeles-based producer/engineer/guitarist Doug Grean, along with creative partner Scott Weiland, announces the culmination of their ten-year long project, Weiland's solo album "Happy in Galoshes", set for a November 25 on the duo's Softdrive Records. Grean and Weiland collaborated on nearly every aspect of the album. One of the first songs Grean and Weiland wrote ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' European Release Pushed Back A Week

The European release date (except for Germany and Austria) of the 30th-anniversary album from the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL, "Legacy", has been pushed back to November 3 from the previously announced October 27. The CD will be made available in Germany and Austria on October 24 and in North America on November ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Concert Posters Part Of Phil Weiss Pop Culture Auction

Approximately 700 lots of rock n roll and Hollywood memorabilia will be sold at auction. Highlights include a collection of Jimi Hendrix concert posters, among them a JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE cardboard concert poster for shows in Houston, Texas in 1969 that also features concert dates for THE MONKEES. Jimi had been the short-lived opening act ...

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SON OF SAM To Support WEDNESDAY 13

SON OF SAM, the resurrected band led by former DANZIG guitarist Todd Youth, will support WEDNESDAY 13 on the following shows: Feb. 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Feb. 21 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon Feb. 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go Feb. 27 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 Although ...

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MANIAC's NOVA EXPRESS Changes Name To SEHNSUCHT

NOVA EXPRESS, the recently announced noise/darkwave/ambient project launched by SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac, has undergone a name change. The band, comprising Maniac on vocals and guitars, GALLHAMMER's Vivian Slaughter on bass, sax and backing vocals, and SKITLIV guitarist Ingvar on guitars, will now be called SEHNSUCHT. Commenting on the name change, Maniac's manager said, "As the ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Shows Announced

Legendary Southern California band LEATHERWOLF has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 16 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA (charity event) Oct. 17 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV Oct. 18 - Paladino's - Tarzana, CA The October 16 show is a benefit for Jeff Campbell, beloved former lightman from the Country Club ...

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