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DOOGIE WHITE Comments On YNGWIE Tour, CORNERSTONE And Other Projects

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have signed a Japanese record deal with Yamaha Communications. The group's recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release on May 19. "They have a very strong marketing programme for us and we are ...

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THE DARKNESS To Cover AEROSMITH?

THE DARKNESS are set to pay the ultimate tribute to their rock heroes AEROSMITH — by covering their classic hit "Walk This Way", according to World Entertainment News Network. The Brit Award-winners will reportedly team up with U.K. hip-hop collective GOLDIE LOOKIN' CHAIN to remake the hit track — with a contemporary edge. In related ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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AEROSMITH To Take Long Break After 'Bobo' Tour

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has told Launch Radio Networks that the group are planning on taking a long break after their current tour finishes in July. The band have been on the road steadily since the release of 2001's "Just Push Play", and in that time, they've also managed to record two new songs for ...

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Report: BYZANTINE Represents Metal With A Message

Justin McElroy of The Herald-Dispatch reports that though environmental issues and Appalachian history aren't at the forefront of most metal, one Huntington man, along with the rest of his band BYZANTINE, is attempting to be the first. With a recent nationally released CD, and profiles in magazines Guitar One and Revolver, it would seem they're ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' On Bobo' Setlist Revealed

AEROSMITH fanatic Aerofanatic.com has posted the setlist from the opening night of the group's "Honkin' On Bobo" tour. The trek, which also features CHEAP TRICK, kicked off on Thursday, March 11 at United Spirit Arena In Lubbock, Texas. AEROSMITH's setlist for the Lubbock show was as follows: 01. Toys In The Attic 02. Love In ...

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RIAA Halts Distribution Of METALLICA/JAY-Z Mix

MTV.com reports: A DJ inspired by DANGER MOUSE's 'The Grey Album', a mix of JAY-Z's 'The Black Album' and THE BEATLES' 'The White Album', has been hit with a cease-and-desist order for his own blend of the JAY-Z disc with METALLICA's 'The Black Album'. The legal papers sent to DJ CHEAP COLOGNE came not from ...

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SENTENCED Frontman To Take Over Vocal Duties In POISONBLACK

SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala has taken over the lead vocal duties in his side-project POISONBLACK following the departure of CHARON singer Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto. Laihiala's decision to handle the vocals himself comes less than a month after reports surfaced that the group's new singer would be a Canadian vocalist whose name had never been officially revealed. ...

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CELTIC FROST Propose Double-CD Anthology

CELTIC FROST have posted the following message on their official web site: "Sanctuary Records, London, have approached their German office in Berlin, the former Noise Records (and original label of CELTIC FROST in the 1980s), with the intention to compile a two-CD slipcase 'Anthology' covering CELTIC FROST's career. Steve Hammonds of Sanctuary London also proposed ...

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AC/DC Begin Writing New Material

AC/DC have started writing material for their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Fifa Riccobono, the chief executive of Albert Productions, AC/DC's Australian record label and international publisher, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band are yet to start recording. One thing ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson (ex-ENTOMBED drummer) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear recipients of the rock, "I hope everyone is doing great and that 2004 has treated you good so far! I thought I'd let you know that there are no easychairs around here at camp Hellacopter even ...

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AEROSMITH Set Release Date For Blues Album

AEROSMITH have set a March 30 release date through Columbia for their much-anticipated blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo". "I don't know if there's a top-40 radio hit in there," guitarist Joe Perry told MTV.com. "I'd like to see something with a hard bluesy vibe get played, but I don't know if there's anything like that ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Records Song With THE COMPULSIONS

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus has recorded a song called "Betrayed" with the New York band THE COMPULSIONS, according to ElectricBasement.com. The recording also features Jimmy Grillo (ex-TOILET BOYS) on bass, Jay Dee Dougherty (PATTI SMITH GROUP) on drums and COMPULSIONS founder Rob Carlyle on vocals and acoustic guitar. Fortus also appears on THE ...

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THE HEAVILS Continue Work On Sophomore Album

Illinois-based metal band THE HEAVILS have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, which is currently being recorded at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER). The follow-up to 2003's "The Heavils" will feature a guest appearance by CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen. A ...

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FEAR FACTORY: A Letter From Vocalist BURTON C. BELL

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell recently wrote the following letter to the Roadrunner Street Team giving them a little update on what's going on in the FEAR FACTORY camp: "The FF crew is heading out to Australia to prepare for some shows with KORN and to shoot a video for 'Cyberwaste'. We are going ...

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AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK Confirm North American Tour

AEROSMITH have confirmed that they will be embarking on a 40-date North American tour with support from CHEAP TRICK. According to Billboard.com, the trek will begin March 11 in Lubbock, Texas, and will wrap June 28 in Cleveland. Venues have yet to be announced. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also headline the Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

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AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK: More Unconfirmed Dates Leaked

More unconfirmed dates have been leaked for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in March. They are as follows: Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center Apr. 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Apr. 22 – Hamilton, ...

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THE HEAVILS To Begin Recording With Producer DEVIN TOWNSEND

Metal Blade recording artists THE HEAVILS will begin tracking their sophomore album Thursday (January 8) at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER). The follow-up to 2003's "The Heavils" will feature a guest appearance by CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen. A spring release is expected. In ...

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KORN Frontman Developing Video Game

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is developing a video game called "Pop Scars", according to MTV.com. "It's basically a celebrity fighting game, but in the context of a 'Soul Calibur' or 'Mortal Kombat', where it's a real fighting game and it's not just a cheap fighting engine, just for the hell of it because it's celebrity ...

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