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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Jams With GOV'T MULE

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover joined GOV'T MULE for a jam onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Glover reportedly played two songs with the group — "Going Down" and "Maybe I'm A Leo" — as part of GOV'T MULE's three-hour set, which also included renditions of LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and ...

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DEEP PURPLE Compile Footage For Upcoming Documentary

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has reportedly been compiling video footage for an upcoming documentary. In addition, several concerts on the last tour with Jon Lord were recorded, including the second show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (with members of IRON MAIDEN making a guest appearance during "Smoke On The Water"), the gig at Birmingham's NEC ...

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QUEEN To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

QUEEN will reportedly receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the brand new Ivar nightclub at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar on Friday, October 18th. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and QUEEN fans are invited to come down and share in the ...

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MORTICIAN Complete Work On 'Darkest Day Of Horror'

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have completed work on their new CD, entitled Darkest Day Of Horror, for an early 2003 release through Relapse Records. "[Bassist/vocalist] Will [Rahmer] and I wrote this album during the beginning of this year and finished the mastering about two weeks ago," wrote guitarist Roger J. Beaujard on the band's ...

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ANTHRAX Film Scene For HELEN MIRREN Movie

ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our ...

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FIREBIRD Cancel Spanish Shows

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have cancelled three Spanish shows that were originally scheduled to take place this weekend. According to an official statement from the group, "the reason for this cancellation is that the band were given the above confirmed dates less than three weeks ago. This meant that ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Effort

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Snapshot, on September 2nd via Eagle Rock Records. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album "is called Snapshot because it was done very quickly, despite ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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THRONEAEON: New Drummer Needed

Roger Sundquist, drummer for Swedish death metallers THRONEAEON, recently quit the band in order to pursue his family life. According to an official statement from the group, "[Roger] has to leave the crew during this autumn to focus on his family and soon to be born first child. Although he will of course stick around ...

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THE WHO Frontman Makes Guest Appearance On New ANTHRAX CD!

THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey has recorded a guest appearance on one track for the forthcoming ANTHRAX album We've Come For You All, according to ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. "[Roger] sings on [the song] 'Taking The Music Back', [which is] one of my favorites [from the new album]," said Benante. "He put a 'Won't Get ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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FIREBIRD Perform First-Ever Show In Continental Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, performed their first show in half a year and first time ever in continental Europe on June 15th at Transvision festival in Graz, Austria. According to bassist Roger Nilsson (THE QUILL/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), "we had ourselves a quite nice little evening at the Transvision festival. The ...

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FIREBIRD Acquire New Line-Up, Prepare Next CD

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have landed a new bassist and drummer in the shape of Roger Nilsson (THE QUILL/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) and George Atlagic (THE QUILL), respectively. Atlagic is no stranger to the FIREBIRD camp, having filled in for previous drummer Ludwig Witt during the group's last European tour after ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Postpone Canadian Tour

AGNOSTIC FRONT have postponed their Canadian tour until the end of July. Frontman Roger Miret has issued the following statement regarding the matter: "On behalf of AGNOSTIC FRONT, I would like to apologize for us not making it in to your country. As you all know the difficulties it is when crossing the borders in ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The full line-up of acts presently scheduled to appear at the event now looks like this: SLAYER MOTRHEAD MACHINE HEAD BIOHAZARD ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL Recounts SOIL, HEADSTRONG Tour Shenanigans

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel recently commented on the shenanigans that took place on the final night of the group's US tour with SOIL and HEADSTRONG, which took place on Monday, April 1st in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stated Esquivel, “it was April Fools day, so we had to start early with our fun stuff. First off, our ...

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JON LORD Leaves DEEP PURPLE, Is Replaced By DON AIREY

Longtime DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has left the band. According to bassist Roger Glover, “Jon has told us he plans to retire from active participation in DEEP PURPLE. We wish him the best. The moment cannot pass without a personal comment. It is sad that Jon has come to this difficult decision but every ...

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