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THUNDERSTONE Checks In From The Road

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have updated their "tour diary" with another entry from their current European trek with NOCTURNAL RITES. Bassist Titus Hjelm's latest posting reads as follows: "Another ’reunion' waited for us in Vienna. It was the first time there for us in four years. The venue was tiny compared to the previous ...

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STORMZONE Confirmed For UK's Z ROCK 08 Festival

Irish band STORMZONE has been confirmed for the Z Rock 08 festival, set to take place April 20, 2008 at Maximes, Wigan, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BONFIRE VON GROOVE STORMZONE BURN Z Rock 08 tickets are currently on sale at a special early bird discounted rate of £40 (plus recorded ...

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GALLHAMMER, MISFITS To Guest On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

Japanese all-girl trio GALLHAMMER and MISFITS' Jerry Only were interviewed for this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, October 31) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. "Tinitus" is Norway's most popular metal show with an average of over 60,000 listeners per week (1.5 percent of the country's ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist To Play Soccer For Charity

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell will play for the Hollywood United soccer team when it goes up against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a special charity match on November 4 at 5:00 p.m. on the campus of California State University - Dominguez Hills. All proceeds from the match, including donations collected on the day of ...

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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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