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AC/DC: 'Black N' Bluegrass' Tribute Album Due In May

CMH Records have set a May 31 release date for the AC/DC tribute album entitled "Black n' Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to AC/DC". According to the label's web site, "The gutsy lock-step stomp of AC/DC's music fits wonderfully into the bluegrass two-step and there's plenty of pickin' goin' on to keep even the pickiest quitar ...

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How the Great Have Fallen - RAGING SPEEDHORN

Like a back alley knife fight between ENTOMBED, UNSANE and PUNGENT STENCH, these unruly U.K. bastards come back from the dead and drop their U.S. debut in the form of a surly, stomping, riff-lobbing tank of an album. The vocals are shrieked, the riffs are made of large, unsubtle cement blocks, and the whole thing ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For Colorado's ROCK JAM

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed for the third annual Rock Jam, set to take place September 9-10, a Friday and Saturday, in Mack at the Country Jam Ranch in Grand Junction, Colorado. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are LOVERBOY, CHEAP TRICK, EDGAR WINTER, THE LITTLE RIVER BAND, UNCLE KRACKER, FOREIGNER and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. ...

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MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE are among the bands confirmed for this year's Rock Fest, set to take place July 14-17 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete billing for the festival is as follows: Thursday, July 14: 04:30 GB LEIGHTON 06:30 APRIL WINE 08:30 EVERCLEAR 11:00 COLLECTIVE SOUL Friday, July 15: 12:45 FRANKY PEREZ 02:15 ...

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Mafia - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Legend has it that JAMES BROWN used to make his new records on tour, pretty much as he came up with the hook for each song. He'd pull the bus over in whatever town the band was driving through, hustle everyone into the nearest studio, hum and point and snap his fingers 'till everyone got ...

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SOILENT GREEN Announce New Album Title

SOILENT GREEN have set "Confrontation" as the title of their long-awaited new album. The follow up to the band's 2001 release, "A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down", "Confrontation" sees the band explore the hardships they have faced over the past four years including near death auto accidents and the passing of former bassist and ...

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SOLEFALD Mainman Explains STURMGEIST Project

STURMGEIST, the Norwegian solo project of SOLEFALD mastermind Cornelius Jakhelln Brastad, recently released their debut album, "Meister Mephisto", via Season of Mist. STURMGEIST's touring lineup consists of drummer Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, LUNARIS, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), and guitarists Henrik Strømme and John E. Jacobsen. Brastad has issued a statement explaining his reasoning behind the project: "A few ...

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TOMMY LEE's Midget Shocker

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shocked U.S. TV viewers in Thursday morning (March 3) when he appeared on the morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" on a midget's back, sporting a black eye. The drummer was on the show with CRÜE bandmate Nikki Sixx to discuss the reformed group's world ...

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DEF LEPPARD Frontman Slams Web Site Over 'Covers' CD Review

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has slammed MelodicRock.com webmaster Andrew McNeice for posting an early review of the band's upcoming "covers" album — a review that Elliott claims was based on an "unfinished," "work-in-progress copy." In a posting on LEPPARD's official web site, Elliott writes, "It appears someone (at some site dedicated to melodic rock) ...

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AC/DC: More 'Family Jewels' Details Revealed

Billboard.com has revealed more details about AC/DC's upcoming "Family Jewels" DVD, due March 29 in North America via Epic. Disc one focuses on AC/DC's Bon Scott-led period from 1975-1980, featuring videos for "High Voltage", "Jailbreak", "Let There Be Rock", "Walk All Over You" and "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", among others. ...

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ALICE COOPER And CHEAP TRICK To Team Up For U.S. Tour

CelebrityAccess.com, a state-of-the art database containing profiles on over 30,000 performers, is currently advertising the availability of a touring package in the U.S. featuring ALICE COOPER and CHEAP TRICK. The trek, which will reportedly take place between August 19 and October 1, will feature full sets from both artists and a special mini-set with CHEAP ...

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UNION To Tour Europe In The Spring?

UNION, the late '90s group formed by Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS) and John Corabi (CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) along with Brent Fitz and Jamie Hunting, are in discussions with promoters about a possible two-week tour of Europe beginning in late April/early May. One date is likely to be on April 30 in Frankfurt, ...

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AC/DC Frontman Pulls Out Of MUSICIANS 4 DISASTER RELIEF Concert

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has reportedly cancelled his participation in the Mardi Gras kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 5 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. According to legendary rock musician Rick Derringer, who organized the benefit concert, Brian felt that the atmosphere of the event's theme (Mardi Gras) did not properly reflect on the cause ...

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Former PLASMATICS Drummer Joins HAT TRICK OF MISERY

Former PLASMATICS and THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS BAND drummer T.C. Tolliver has joined Asbury Park, NJ-based heavy rock act HAT TRICK OF MISERY. Tolliver played on the PLASMATICS Capitol Records release "Coup d'Etat", produced by Dieter Dirks and engineered by Michael Wagener. Tolliver later went on to become the drummer in THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS ...

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Y&T Sign European Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

Reunited hard rockers Y&TDave Meniketti, Phil Kennemore, Leonard Haze, John Nymann — have signed a European deal with the U.K.'s Demolition Records for the release of their new CD, "UnEarthed Volume 2". Scheduled for a March 14 release, the CD contains Y&T demos and unreleased material from 1974 through 1989, and includes the ...

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