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THE DARKNESS Frontman To Release Solo Album

THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins is set to release a solo album before the end of 2005, according to Xfm Online. Expected to be released two months after the new THE DARKNESS LP, the album, entitled "British Whale", is reported to be "less rock" than the band's previous output. "It's a lot less ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Completes Work On Blues Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Some two weeks ago, Vivian [Campbell, guitar] finished the recording of his upcoming blues solo album, scheduled for release around August. Next week, photos for the album cover will be shot by Viv's friend and rock photographer Robert Knight, who was also present ...

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ROB ROCK Issues Post-European Tour Update

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message on his official web site: "The tour went great! I want to thank all the fans, bands, and crew for making the tour a pleasant and fun time. "Special thanks to Joerg Zaske at All Access and everyone at AFM Records for putting the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'Worth Fighting For' Single In May

JUDAS PRIEST have set a May 16 U.K. release date for their new single, "Worth Fighting For" — a classic power ballad about a dysfunctional relationship. In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford (who is openly gay) was asked whether he would choose to make the relationship male/female if the ...

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Tyranny of Souls - BRUCE DICKINSON

There's a silent majority of us out here in IRON MAIDEN fandom. Sure, we're happy when Steve Harris warms up a plate of reheated past glories, hires a community college dropout to whip up some artwork (that "Dance of Death" cover… sheesh!) and graces us with another increasingly clunky, bloodless, self-important MAIDEN album. It's kinda ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Select 'Worth Fighting For' As Next Single

JUDAS PRIEST have selected "Worth Fighting For" — a classic power ballad about a dysfunctional relationship — as the second single off their critically acclaimed "Angel of Retribution" album. The single will go for radio adds on April 12. In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford (who is openly gay) ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Comments On 'Roadrunner Records All-Stars' Album

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has commented on his contribution to Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary album, tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars". As previously reported, four central musicians are being chosen to produce and write all the songs. Those chosen thus far are Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) and Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD). The ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Tyranny Of Souls' Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records has set a May 24 U.S. release date (one day earlier internationally) for the new solo album from IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson, entitled "Tyranny of Souls". Dickinson is an artist who has influenced thousands of singers, musicians and fans alike in his outstanding role as the front man of legendary band IRON ...

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ROB ROCK: Touring Lineup Revealed

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has revealed his band lineup for the upcoming European Aces High Tour (alongside MASTERPLAN, CIRCLE II CIRCLE and PURE INC.) and appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival. The all-Swedish group will consist of the following: Carljohan Grimmark (NARNIA) - guitar Daniel Hall (PLATITUDE) - guitar Andreas Olsson (NARNIA) - ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: More Tour Dates Announced

LIFE OF AGONY have announced more tour dates as part of their upcoming package tour with MUDVAYNE (headliners), AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. Upcoming LIFE OF AGONY shows: Mar. 26 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights (headline, no MUDVAYNE) Mar. 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys (headline, no MUDVAYNE) Mar. 29 - St. Paul, MN ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: More First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" has entered the national album chart in Sweden at No. 3, Spain at position No. 6, Austria at No. 10, Italy at No. 26, and Czech Republic at No. 45. As previously reported, "Angel of Retribution" sold 57,522 copies in the United States during its first week of release to ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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SOULFLY's Live Video For 'Roots Bloody Roots' To Appear Online

A live SOULFLY video for the track "Roots Bloody Roots" (originally written and recorded by SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera's previous band SEPULTURA) recently hit the Roadrunner Records offices and should be appearing online soon, according to a posting on the label's web site. As previously reported, Cavalera is one of a number of musicians that ...

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