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Stage Fright - MOTÖRHEAD

Pretty much essential viewing material for any MOTÖRHEAD fan, "Stage Fright" captures a smoking 2004 set from Lemmy and the lads (can I call people my dad's age "lads?") in Düsseldorf, Germany. The place is packed, the sound is great, and the band is, as usual, dishing out rock and roll perfection in its purest, ...

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CIVILIZATION ONE To Enter Studio This Summer

CIVILIZATION ONE, the new "atmospheric, bone-crushing power metal" band featuring Chitral "Chity" Somapala (vocals; AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, RED CIRCUIT), Aldo Lanobile (guitar; SECRET SPHERE), Luca Cartasegna (drums; ex-SECRET SPHERE, MORTUARY DRAPE), Vivian Lalu (keyboards; LALU, SHADRANE), and Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass; ex-HEAVENLY, MALADAPTIVE), will enter the studio this summer to begin recording their debut album, "Revolution ...

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PAUL STANLEY Signs Solo Deal With UNIVERSAL MUSIC

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has inked a deal with Universal Music to release his new solo CD, "Live to Win", in September. Stanley's first non-KISS release since his self-titled 1978 album (issued in tandem with solo projects from the other three original KISS members) features contributions from session drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Corky James, former ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Call It Quits

South Florida cult death metal act HIBERNUS MORTIS have officially called it quits. Drummer Cesar Placeres' statement on the matter reads as follows: "It's with sad regret I have to announce that we are calling it quits. I don't wanna get too sappy, even though it does make me kind of at a loss for ...

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Own A Piece Of DEF LEPPARD History

DEF LEPPARD have posted the following message on their official web site: "If you have read Vivian's [Campbell, guitar] latest diary entry, you've seen that the band is looking to get rid of the stage floor covering bearing its infamous red and yellow logo. The covering was first used on the band's 1999-2000 ...

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KISS Frontman Unveils Painting Tribute To ACE FREHLEY

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has completed "Shock Me", the latest painting in his KISS members series. The painting is a tribute to Ace Frehley and his signature song and will be available as limited edition prints in about three weeks. Gallery owner Gerard Marti adds, "Today Paul paid tribute to KISS' 'Space Man' with this ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Sidemen Return With New BAND OF GYPSYS Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: Jimi Hendrix's BAND OF GYPSYS is back, more than 35 years after his death. Drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox have released a new CD/DVD combo titled "The Band Of Gypsys Return", which features nine live and studio recordings. Included on the album are Hendrix classics such as "Foxey Lady", ...

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DEF LEPPARD's COLLEN, CAMPBELL To Perform Live On 'Rockline'

DEF LEPPARD guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will perform live — and will answer questions from listeners — on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, May 3. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at ...

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Orgasmatron - MOTÖRHEAD

Having survived the "Robbo" phase that resulted in 1983's often unjustly derided "Another Perfect Day", 1984's double-LP compilation "No Remorse" introduced the world (by way of four new songs) to another revamped MOTÖRHEAD lineup. Ex-SAXON drummer Pete Gill replaced Philthy Animal Taylor and Brian Robertson was replaced by not one, but two guitarists: Mike "Wurzel" ...

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NEURAXIS Add Touring Guitarist

Montreal-based NEURAXIS have announced the addition of live guitarist Will Seghers (ex-QUO VADIS) to the group's ranks. The band commented: "NEURAXIS wishes to thank everyone who showed interest in auditioning for the guitar position. It feels good to now have a guitarist that meets our standard of musicianship and can add a positive energy to ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Classics To Be Reissued

MOTÖRHEAD is rightfully regarded as a legend. More than 30 years of turning fans' eardrums and brains into a bloody pulp will do that. Iconic vocalist/bassist Lemmy wouldn't have it any other way. Three of MOTÖRHEAD's most important albums — 1983's "Another Perfect Day", 1986's "Orgasmatron" and 1987's "Rock 'N' Roll" — are now getting ...

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KISS: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

KISS will tour Japan this summer with a select string of dates just officially announced: Jul. 18 – Nagoya, JPN @ Rainbow Hall Jul. 20 - Fukuoka, JPN @ Kokusai Center Jul. 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ Udo Festival Jul. 23 - Osaka, JPN @ Udo Festival Commented KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, "The invitation to ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Singer Performs With MOTÖRHEAD In Anaheim

Repaying the favor to MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy and Phil Campbell, who joined THE IRON MAIDENS ("the world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN") on stage February 25 at their sold-out show at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California, THE IRON MAIDENS singer Aja "Bruce Lee Chickinson" Kim sang back-up vocals with Lemmy on "Killed By ...

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Former FIREWIND/AVALON Vocalist Announces Formation Of CIVILIZATION ONE

Chitral "Chity" Somapala, the Sri Lankan vocalist who has previously fronted such groups as AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO and RED CIRCUIT, has announced the formation of a new "atmospheric, bone-crushing power metal" band called CIVILIZATION ONE. Joining Somapala in the group's international lineup are Aldo Lanobile (guitar; SECRET SPHERE), Luca Cartasegna (drums; ex-SECRET SPHERE, MORTUARY DRAPE), ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Looks Back On Last Year

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The last year was busy enough; The 'Rock of Ages' release and tour and (big excitement for me!) the release of my first ever solo album, 'Two Sides of If'. In addition to releasing the record, I also started ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Members To Jam With THE IRON MAIDENS Tonight!

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy and Phil Campbell will join THE IRON MAIDENS ("the world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN") on stage tonight (Saturday, February 25) to "jam some MAIDEN" at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, California. THE IRON MAIDENS, which features in its ranks members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock act PHANTOM ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: Solo Album Title Revealed

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed to ABC Radio's ePrep that his new solo album will be called "Live to Win". Stanley is still in the process of shopping the record to labels in various countries, explaining, "There's nothing worse, that I've seen in the past, [than] when you have a deal, let's say in ...

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VIVIAN CAMPBELL, JOE SATRIANI To Guest On 'Rockline'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and guitar legend Joe Satriani will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, March 15. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: 'Damage Case' Anthology Due Next Month

Sanctuary Records has set a February 6 release date for "Damage Case: The Lemmy Anthology", a unique career overview of the MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian Fraser Kilmister — otherwise known as Lemmy. The two-CD compilation pulls together a wild and oft-unlikely range of tracks from right across his recording pantheon, kicking off in the '60s with ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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