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Better Motörhead than Dead - MOTÖRHEAD

Now here's a rarity, a MOTÖRHEAD live album! All kidding aside, one really cannot own too many MOTÖRHEAD live albums; it is just something that a band that seemingly gets stronger each year does, and fans love 'em for it. Besides, this show in front of 5,000 rabid fans at London's Hammersmith Odeon is in ...

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MACHINE HEAD's Concert Promoter Defends Band Over New Zealand Concert Cancellation

A.J Maddah, Managing Director of KMW Productions — which acts as MACHINE HEAD's concert promoter for the Australia/New Zealand territory — has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of MACHINE HEAD's October 26 concert in Auckland, New Zealand over what the group called "difficulties [in securing] passports and work visas, preventing the band from getting ...

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Japanese All-Girl Trio GALLHAMMER: Video Interview Available

René Ackermann of UK's Contraband Candy conducted an interview with Japanese all-girl trio GALLHAMMER at the band's first-ever live gig out of Japan. Watch the 10-minute chat below. GALLHAMMER released its new album, "Ill Innocence", on September 24 via Peaceville Records. Following the introduction (for many people) in early 2007 to this extra-special band, with ...

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STORMZONE Joined By Original SWEET SAVAGE Drummer

Irish band STORMZONE has amicably parted ways with drummer Glenn Gray. Glenn's permanent replacement is David Bates, the original drummer for NWOBHM legends SWEET SAVAGE. One of David's many admirers is METALLICA's Lars Ulrich who was blown away by the new STORMZONE drummer when he saw him onstage with SWEET SAVAGE supporting THIN LIZZY. METALLICA ...

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Japanese All-Girl Trio GALLHAMMER To Release 'Ill Innocence' This Month

Japanese all-girl trio GALLHAMMER will release its new album, "Ill Innocence", on September 24 via Peaceville Records. Following the introduction (for many people) in early 2007 to this extra-special band, with the release of "The Dawn of…" (a CD/DVD of demo/rehearsal material with a ton of live footage), the much-anticipated Peaceville debut was recorded and ...

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DESCEND INTO NOTHINGNESS: New EP Out Now

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada-based metallers DESCEND INTO NOTHINGNESS have released their new EP, "Empowerment of the Oppressed", via Cryogenic Records. The EP contains four brand new tracks produced by Yannick St. Amand (DESPISED ICON). Audio samples can are available at this location. In other news, the band has issued the following update: "We just ...

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DEF LEPPARD, ANTHRAX Guitarists Jam With CAMP FREDDY In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarists Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals) — played for over an hour at the X-Games/ESPN party at the House Of Blues in ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Guest On El Paso's KDBC 4 NEWS; Video Available

THE IRON MAIDENS, the Los Angeles-based "world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN" (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock act PHANTOM BLUE), were interviewed live on KDBC 4 News in El Paso, Texas on July 13, 2007. Watch the three-minute segment below. As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest ...

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DOWN: New Album Tentative Release Date Revealed

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — is scheduled to release its long-awaited third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III", on September 25 through the ...

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ACE FREHLEY: Full Dunkin' Donuts Commercial Posted At YouTube

The latest television commercial from Dunkin' Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, featuring original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been posted online at YouTube. The America Runs on Dunkin' campaign features advertisements directed by screenwriter, director, producer and actor Zach Braff. Two spots within the campaign debuted yesterday, ...

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Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY Featured In DUNKIN' DONUTS TV Commercials

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is featured in the latest television commercials from Dunkin' Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. The America Runs on Dunkin' campaign features advertisements directed by screenwriter, director, producer and actor Zach Braff. Two spots within the campaign debuted today, featuring Frehley and supermodel Naomi Campbell ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Manager In Legal Dispute With Singer ZAK STEVENS

CIRCLE II CIRCLE executive producer/co-founder/manager Dan Campbell of Global Artists Management has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the group's frontman Zak Stevens claiming "breach of contract" and accusing Stevens of "attempting to embezzle funds from the partnership." According to a press release issued by Campbell, "The two have been in business for five years together ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Featured On THE IRON MAIDENS CD

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on the new CD/DVD combo, "Route 666", from THE IRON MAIDENS (photo), the Los Angeles-based "world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN" (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock act PHANTOM BLUE). This brand new Japanese import includes four new studio tracks plus ...

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GENE SIMMONS Not Letting Terrorism Affect Plans

Tom Campbell of Times-Dispatch reports that like other travelers at the Richmond airport yesterday, rock star Gene Simmons of KISS seemed unconcerned about security after recent scares in London and Glasgow. Simmons was in Richmond over the weekend because the IndyCar Series was in town. His company, Simmons Abramson Marketing, promotes IndyCar racing. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: New Video Interview Available

WTMJ-TV reporter Melissa McCrady went backstage at the DEF LEPPARD concert at the Milwaukee Summerfest to interview singer Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen. Watch the footage at this location. DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Vivian Campbell were the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on June ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Vocalist Comments On CHRIS TSANGARIDES Collaboration

U.K. metal heavyweights BIOMECHANICAL have released more information about their collaboration with producer Chris Tsangarides on their forthcoming album, "Cannibalised". Commented BIOMECHANICAL vocalist John K: "It's hard to comprehend the enormity of the volume of work Chris Tsangarides has done in the past. I have been co producing our new album 'Cannibalised' at his studio ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: More New Music Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has posted more new music at this location. Boasting a sound encompassing hard rock and killer melodies, yet fraught with emotional peaks and valleys, AM CONSPIRACY is set to ambush the airwaves on August 7, 2007 with the release ...

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