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Former Members Of DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE To Take Part In ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP 2006

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson and GREAT WHITE guitarist/keyboardist Michael Lardie are among the musicians taking part in Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2006. During President's Day weekend (February 16-20, 2006), camp is held in Hollywood, California where the campers will be mentored and molded into musical sensations by some of the world's biggest rock ...

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Stainless - PARABELLUM

Formed in 1995 and having released three demos since, Pensacola, Florida's PARABELLUM now release their first full-length album, "Stainless". The band's self-described (and unoriginally named) "swamp metal" tries with varied results to fill the listener with misery and dread, as the compositions crawl along the bottom, writhing in pain. I've got a soft spot for ...

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MINISTRY: New Album To Feature PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR, KILLING JOKE's PAUL RAVEN

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has announced more details about his 13th Planet label, the new home of MINISTRY and Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. The imprint/boutique label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, distributed through Sony/RED. Missi Callazzo, Vice President of Megaforce, excitedly relates, "It's great to be ...

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MINSTRY's New Album On Track For April 2006 Release

MINISTRY's new studio album, "Rio Grande Blood", is on track for an April 2006 release via MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label. Jourgensen recently told MTV.com that he's planning on finish working on the material for "Rio Grande Blood" by Christmas. At least three tracks have been completed at this point: two ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD To Include Full-Length Interview With DIMEBAG

More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming "Hard Rock Treasures" "rockumentary" DVD, due on November 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock bands ever, including DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and many more, "Hard Rock Treasures" follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for ...

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Rantology - MINISTRY

If your idea of prime MINISTRY is the maudlin goth rock of "Halloween", or worse yet, the twee new wave of "With Sympathy", chances are you gave up on Al Jourgensen long before this release. If you got your fill of his mechanized metal drone years ago, nothing on "Rantology" is going to make you ...

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DEE SNIDER Says VAN HELSING'S CURSE's Second Season Will Be Bigger Than Last

VAN HELSING'S CURSE, the classical/rock music brainchild of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, is back this Halloween bringing its horror-inspired ambience to the stage throughout the month of October. Playing in select cities through October 31, Snider's masterpiece promises to, once again, take audiences through a visceral journey of the senses with a new haunting ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NIN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Philips Arena City/State: Atlanta, Ga. Date: Sept. 16, 2005 Attendance: 8,855 Capacity: 14,181 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE World Arena City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. Date: July 24, 2005 Attendance: 1,821 ...

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DEFTONES: The Stories Behind The Videos

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng and drummer Abe Cunningham recently spoke to The Sacramento Bee about their newly released "B-Sides and Rarities" album, featuring outtakes, live cuts and rare nuggets. A companion DVD houses all the band's videos and choice live moments. On "7 Words" and "Bored" videos, both filmed in Sacramento (in 1995 ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, ALICE COOPER, WHITESNAKE, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena City/State: Knoxville, Tenn. Date: Sept 11, 2005 Attendance: 4,626 Capacity: 4,626 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: New York State Fair City/State: Syracuse, N.Y. Date: Aug. 31, 2005 Attendance: 5,912 Capacity: 16,400 Artist/Event: ...

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I, Infidel - RITUAL CARNAGE

My first reaction to the vocals on the new RITUAL CARNAGE was a startled "What the fuck???" It'd been a while since I heard this Japanese band in action — I worship their first two albums, "The Highest Law" and "Every Nerve Alive", as masterful and devastating neo-thrash classics free of any influence past 1991, ...

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WARGASM Guitarist Issues 'Reunion' DVD Update

Guitarist Rich Spillberg of Boston's thrash pioneers WARGASM has issued the following update on the band's activities: "Bob [Mayo, bass/vocals] and Barry [Spillberg, drums] and I are really excited about your enthusiasm towards our upcoming DVD release. If you were of the fortunate few that were able to attend our reunion show last September (I ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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SOUL DOCTOR Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of SOUL DOCTOR, featuring singer Tommy Heart (FAIR WARNING). The group's third studio opus, "For a Fistful of Dollars", is scheduled for release on December 5. Born in 2001 as a hard-rockin' union featuring Heart together with Chris Lyne on guitar, ex-BONFIRE man Joerg Deisinger and drummer Zacky, SOUL ...

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DEF LEPPARD Prepare To Return To The Road

The following update has been posted at DEF LEPPARD's official web site: "After a summer of extensive touring, and before two more months of playing live shows, September seems to be the month when the guys aren't playing live on stage. However, that's only partly true! Yes, on October 11 the 'Rock of Ages' tour ...

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KISS Drummer To Take Part In Hurricane Relief Benefit Concerts

According to KissAsylum.com, KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be taking part in two benefit shows in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-October. Singer, currently on tour with ALICE COOPER, will be joined by fellow COOPER bandmates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson, and Chuck Garric at both shows. 100 percent of all ticket sales will go directly to ...

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DEF LEPPARD With CHEAP TRICK: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for DEF LEPPARD's upcoming tour with CHEAP TRICK. The details are as follows: Oct. 23 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills Oct. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena Oct. 26 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Gardens Oct. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena Oct. ...

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Alive Without Control - THE BLACK HALOS

Theoretically, fans of this sort of cigarette-and-whiskey-fueled glam punk should be loving life right now. But the preponderance of bands cranking up the rock and roll in the mainstream sense right now, be they KINGS OF LEON faux-southern revival or JET's pawn-shop AC/DC boogie, don't scratch this particular New York itch the way THE BLACK ...

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Ignarus - IGNARUS

Tired of blast beats, growled vocals, and metalcore? The self-titled debut from IGNARUS is probably an album you'll want to check out. The genre is called hard rock and while not exactly earth-shattering, the tunes hit hard and the songwriting is more than adequate. The first thing you'll notice is how much vocalist/guitarist Kevin Showmaker ...

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ALICE COOPER To Release Vintage Concert

TheRockRadio.com is reporting that a rare ALICE COOPER concert film will make its first appearance on home video in November. "Live 1973: Billion Dollar Babies Tour", which played theatres that year in limited release, will arrive on DVD on November 8. The DVD includes 14 songs, plus a new interview with Cooper, the original theatrical ...

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