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QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY: Unofficial Biography Due In October

The unofficial Brian May (QUEEN) biography, titled "Brian May: The Definitive Biography", is a forthcoming 240-page hardback book by Laura Jackson due on October 25. A synopsis of the book reads as follows: "As the lead guitarist of QUEEN, Brian May is one of rock's most recognizable stars. 'Brian May: The Definitive Biography' charts his ...

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MINISTRY: 'The Last Sucker' Album Details Revealed

What do MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen and President George W. Bush have in common? Besides not a whole heck of a lot, both will soon be moving on from their current gigs. Yes, the last-ever MINISTRY studio album, "The Last Sucker", will be released on September 18 (13th Planet/Megaforce) followed by a world tour in 2008, ...

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MINISTRY: 'The Last Sucker' Release Date Announced

MINISTRY has set a September 18 release date for its new album, entitled "The Last Sucker". The CD, which features a guest appearance by FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton Bell on two tracks ("End of Days Part I" and "End of Days Part II", will be MINISTRY's final album, and like its two predecessors — 2004's ...

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Ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE Vocalist Embraces Digital Download Technology

During stints with DEEP PURPLE, Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW and Yngwie Malmsteen's RISING FORCE, singer Joe Lynn Turner was credited with helping these legendary rock bands redefine their sound, diversify their repertoire and achieve even more commercial success. On "Second Hand Life", his first USA solo release (Friday Music) in nearly five years and tenth solo ...

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'Thrash Metal' Book Due In September

Garry Sharpe–Young's latest book "Thrash Metal" is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books will publish Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal", all before the end of the year. These titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked No. 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more. ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Checks In From Dubai And Bangalore

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has issued the following update: "It's a bit like a reunion. Maybe it's my imagination but there's quite a 'welcome back' vibe from the fans. While we've been away we've been doing a lot of touring in The U.S., Canada and Japan so our basic skills have gotten better. There's a ...

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New Track Featuring AC/DC Members Streaming Online

The Classic Rock Cares web site has been updated with the following message: "AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams and former JOHN ENTWISTLE BAND drummer Steve Luongo met at a hurricane relief concert produced by the John Entwistle (late bassist for THE WHO) Foundation in 2005. The year that followed found Cliff and Steve jamming ...

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Ziltoid the Omniscient - DEVIN TOWNSEND PRESENTS

"Ziltoid the Omniscient", Devin Towsend's first "pure solo album" is supposed to be it for a while for the enigmatic and creatively brilliant main man for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND. And what a fantastic way to end this chapter of a career marked by sheer genius. "Solo" is to be taken ...

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MINISTRY Mainman To Complete New Album In June

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has issued the following update: "Half way done [with the new MINISTRY album, 'The Last Sucker']! Burton Bell [FEAR FACTORY] comes back to Hell Paso may 1st to finish up his vox on two trax he's on – 'End of Days Part I' and 'End of Days Part II'. "Just got ...

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The 4Q Mangrenade - DRILLER KILLER

There is plenty of good news to go around in the Osmose, Crimes Against Humanity, and DRILLER KILLER camps. Perhaps the best news is that Osmose has licensed the DRILLER KILLER catalogue ("Fuck the World", "Reality Bites", "Cold, Cheap, and Disconnected", etc) to Wisconsin's Crimes Against Humanity for North American release, and that includes last ...

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MEGADETH: More U.K. Dates Announced

MEGADETH has announced several U.K./Ireland dates surrounding the band's Download Festival appearance in early June. The group's European schedule is now shaping up as follows: June 01 - Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park June 02 - Roeselare, Belgium @ Schwung Festival June 03 - Nürburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring June 05 - Copenhagen, ...

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