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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, IN FLAMES: First Dates Announced

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be teaming up with IN FLAMES for a co-headlining North American tour beginning on May 3 in the Midwest. The month-long run will tentatively wrap up on June 4 on the East Coast. Support at all dates will come from AS I LAY DYING. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May ...

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DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

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P.O.D./LACUNA COIL U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Before embarking on this summer's Ozzfest, the ethereal Italian six-piece LACUNA COIL will complete a national U.S. theatre tour alongside P.O.D., BLINDSIDE and HAZEN ST. The major market trek will kick off on May 1 and run though mid-June, hitting over 40 cities. With sales of their new album "Comalies" already surpassing the 60,000 Nielsen ...

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OZZFEST 2004: Lineup, Tour Dates Announced!

The organizers of the annual Ozzfest announced the details of this year's festival at a press conference held this morning at Avalon in Hollywood, California. The lineup is as follows: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE JUDAS PRIEST SLAYER DIMMU BORGIR SUPERJOINT RITUAL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second Stage: SLIPKNOT HATEBREED LAMB OF GOD Rotating: ATREYU ...

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RUSH: 30th Anniversary Tour Details Revealed!

As promised, RUSH have revealed the first details of their 30th Anniversary Tour via their official web site, Rush.com. Around 40 North American dates have been scheduled so far, beginning on May 28 in Charlotte, NC and concluding on August 22 in the band's hometown of Toronto, Canada. Also available are the details of the ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Riff After Riff' Track Listing Revealed

THE WILDHEARTS have revealed the track listing for the special U.S. version of their "Riff After Riff" CD, due on March 9 through Gearhead Records. As previously reported, the British group's first American release since 1993's "Earth Vs The Wildhearts" will contain all the tracks from the Japanese version of "Riff After Riff" minus "Vanilla ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. 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 find a station near you, check out

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TESLA: Live Dates Announced

TESLA have announced a series of March dates in support of their new CD, "Into the Now" — the group's first collection of new material since 1994's "Bust a Nut". "Into the Now", due on March 9 via Sanctuary Records, features the original TESLA lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Tour The U.S. In March

THE WILDHEARTS have announced the dates for their co-headlining U.S. tour with THE DRAGONS. They are as follows: Mar. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Sam's Burger Joint Mar. 20 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Gearhead Records SXSW Showcase Mar. 21 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar Mar. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ E.A.R.L. ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which ...

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DREAM THEATER Add Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER have added more dates to their forthcoming North American tour. The group's current itinerary looks as follows: Mar. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater Mar. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater Mar. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Pantages Theater Mar. ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Spring U.S. Tour Dates Announced

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be embarking on a North American spring tour in support of their current album "Thirteenth Step". The trek will kick off March 18 in Salt Lake City and is expected to last through an April 16 concert in Chicago. Opening acts for the tour have not yet been announced. Released in ...

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'G3 2003' DVD Due In February

According to Joe Satriani's official web site, www.satriani.com, the forthcoming G3 2003 DVD will be released sometime in February 2004. The DVD was recorded during the October 20 Denver, Colorado and October 21 Kansas City, Missouri shows on the G3 2003 tour and features performances by Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. (Thanks: ...

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SPEEDEALER: New Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 06 – Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Feb. 07 – Austin, TX - Emo's Feb. 08 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern Feb. 10 - Birmingham AL - The Nick Feb. 11 – Atlanta, GA - Star Bar Feb. 12 - Chapel Hill, ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Partake In Recording Session For Real-Life 'School Of Rock'

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will team up with Tom Johnson (DOOBIE BROTHERS), blues guitarist Roy Rogers and singer Austin Willacy to record cover versions of songs written by the students of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids how to play and compose their own, original ...

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LINKIN PARK, P.O.D. To Team Up For U.S. Tour

LINKIN PARK will be hooking up with P.O.D. for about six weeks of North American dates beginning in early January. The tour will start in early January and will feature LINKIN PARK in the headlining slot. "Their success is huge. You can't knock LINKIN PARK's sales," P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval told MTV.com about playing second ...

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LACUNA COIL To Embark On National U.S. Headlining Tour

As the buzz surrounding the Italian sextet LACUNA COIL's latest single "Heaven's A Lie" continues to build at commercial radio, the group prepares to make their much anticipated return to the U.S. After developing a rabid following throughout this past year relentlessly touring with the likes of ANTHRAX, OPETH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, they are ...

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SEX PISTOLS: SID VICIOUS' Death To Be Commemorated

The 25th anniversary of the death of SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious — February 2, 2004 — will be commemorated by a number of projects, collectively titled "Vicious - Too Fast To Live". These will be as follows: The book "Vicious - Too Fast To Live" by Alan Parker (Creation Books) promises to reveal "for ...

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Police Called After MARILYN MANSON Cuts Show Short

TheKansasCityChannel.com reports that police were called out (KCTV Video) to control a crowd of concert-goers unhappy after MARILYN MANSON, featured attraction at a "Freakers Ball" event Thursday night (October 30), ended his show early when fans pushed down a barrier. According to accounts from people attending the concert at the Kansas City International ...

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STRYPER Frontman: 'We Want To Be In God's Will'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to The Kansas City Star about the band's decision to embark on their first-ever reunion tour — the Christian hard rock band's first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. "This is a celebration of the ministry STRYPER did," Sweet said. "We're not concerned about the numbers. I ...

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STRYPER To Film Live DVD In Denver

STRYPER will be filming a live DVD at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado on October 24. The show is part of the band's first-ever reunion tour — their first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which is coinciding with the quartet's 20th anniversary, will stop in Sauget, Illinois on Saturday ...

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