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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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KOLDBORN Recruits Former HATESPHERE Bassist

Guitarist Henrik "Heinz" Jacobsen of the Danish death metal band KOLDBORN has issued the following update: "A few things are going on in the band —we decided to let Morten [Løwe Sørensen] go and get original drummer Rasmus [Salskov] back again. It only took a few rehearsals before we had the first new song nailed ...

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STORMZONE To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Spain

Irish band STORMZONE will support George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) during his tour of Spain. Confirmed dates so far include Barcelona (March 13), Bilbao (March 14) and Madrid (March 15). Apart from performing a full support slot, STORMZONE will also return to the stage to back George Lynch during his own set, which will give ...

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ACE FREHLEY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Fehley has been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACE FREHLEY (US) ASTRAL DOORS (S) AT THE GATES (S) AVATAR (S) AXEWITCH (S) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US) BONAFIDE ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS To Support STEVE HARRIS' Daughter In Mexico City

THE IRON MAIDENS, the Los Angeles-based "world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN" (featuring drummer Linda McDonald of the long-running hard rock act PHANTOM BLUE), will support MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris' daughter, Lauren Harris, on February 23 at the Hard Rock in Mexico City, Mexico. In other news, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will be a ...

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AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's CLOCK Schedules Los Angeles Concert

After a long, long period of silence, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell's side band CLOCK will get together again for a one-off gig this upcoming weekend. On Sunday, February 10, Vivian will be joined by drummer Mark Schulman (PINK, CHER, STEVIE NICKS, BILLY IDOL), vocalist/keyboardist PJ Smith (TOE) and bassist Sasha Krivtsov ("Rock Star: Supernova") ...

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KOLDBORN Rejoined By Drummer RASMUS SALSKOV

Danish death metal band KOLDBORN has issued the following update: "We are very proud to announce that original KOLDBORN drummer Rasmus Salskov is back in the band! Rasmus took some time off after the recording of 'The Uncanny Valley' to focus on family life and his first-born son Birk, but now he's back on track ...

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Live Progression - NEURAXIS

It is hardly surprising that "Live Progression" from Montreal technical death metal masters NEURAXIS is an easy one to recommend for fans of the band and DM mongers in general. "Trilateral Progression" knocked more than a few dicks in the dirt and this performance recorded in Quebec City during the tour for that album does ...

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