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A Tribute To The Beast: Volume 2 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

With IRON MAIDEN content to recycle their trusted formula ad infinitum — can anyone honestly say that their "Brave New World" reformation was anything other than the same old same old? — a reappraisal of their back catalogue (in this instance via Nuclear Blast's roster) seems like the only way to get anything resembling a ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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AC/DC's 'Live At Donington' To Be Released On DVD

AC/DC's "Live At Donington" concert video, originally issued on VHS in 1992, will receive its long-awaited DVD release through Epic on November 11, according to Billboard.com. A two-hour DVD chronicling an Aug. 17, 1991, show at the famed outdoor U.K. venue, "Live At Donington" will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with a 12-page color ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Says JON LORD's Departure Was A 'Relief'

U.K. web site Metro Café have posted a short interview with DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan in which he discussses, among other things, why it took five years to record a follow-up to 1998's "Abandon": "We were reluctant to press on with it at the time because [keyboardist] Jon Lord's been leaving for five years," ...

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Former SHOTGUN MESSIAH Singer Hard At Work On New Music

Former SHOTGUN MESSIAH/EASY ACTION frontman Zinny J. Zan is collaborating with producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) on material for a new album, which will reportedly feature a "harder" sound than that of Zan's previous output. Joining Zinny and Chris in the new band are former TALISMAN/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-LION'S ...

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ASSASSIN Are Ready To 'Go Fight Kill'

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have posted the following message to their official web site: "First of all the whole band wanna thank all the crazy headbangers who saw our recent ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Says Tour With DREAM THEATER Is 'Kicking Ass'

QUEENSRŸCHE's current tour finds them co-headlining with math-metal cult band DREAM THEATER — a smart consolidation of two bands with similar leanings. "Our music styles complement each other really well," QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton told James Bush of Seattle Weekly. "I know a lot of tours have been suffering, but this one is really kicking ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Embark On European Tour

DEEP PURPLE have announced the details of their fall 2003 European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 10 - Nandrin Festival - Nandrin nr Liège, BEL Aug. 11 - Arena Sferisterio – Macerata, ITA Aug. 13 - Arènes d'Avenches - Avenches, SWI Aug. 14 - Foire Au Vins D'Alsace Parc Des Expo - Colmar, ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD

The early 80's shock/horror metal band IMPALER celebrate their 20-year-anniversary with the release of their first DVD, due out by year's end. IMPALER were originally signed to Combat Records and released the classics "Rise Of The Mutants" (featured in the film "Trick Or Treat" with Ozzy, as well as making Tipper Gore and the PMRC's ...

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CRUACHAN Booted Off THE GATHERING Show In Ireland

Ireland's CRUACHAN have issued the following statement regarding the last-minute cancellation of the group's gig with Holland's THE GATHERING on Friday, June 27 at The Village in Dublin: "Firstly, apologies to anyone who came to see us, it was out of our control and I want my Friday 27th June back! "Anyway, here's what I ...

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Former AC/DC Bassist To Perform At Sydney Fund-Raiser

Mark Evans, former bass player for AC/DC during their classic Bon Scott era, and former BUFFALO frontman Dave Tice will perform a fund-raiser for a Sydney (Australia) school later this month, according to Undercover News. Tice and Evans will perform their acoustic blues set on July 25 to raise money for the Annandale North Public ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK: New CD On The Way

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, who feature in their ranks ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bass player Michael Butler, will release their fourth CD, "You Will Not be Getting Paid", on July 1 through Perris Records. The album, which contains five live and five acoustic songs, will come in a special package that ...

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Former GUARDIAN Singer Returns With LONDON CALLING

LONDON CALLING, the new band featuring former GUARDIAN (Word/Epic) vocalist Jamie Rowe, will release their debut disc, "The New Sensation", on June 24 through Dyrty Byrd Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Song About Nothing 02. New Sensation 03. The Astronaut Has Landed 04. Haunting Me 05. Junk 06. ...

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AC/DC: Oberhausen Set List Revealed

AC/DC opened for THE ROLLING STONES at O-Vision Park in Oberhausen, Germany Friday night (June 13). The following was the group's set list for the evening: 01. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be 02. Back in Black 03. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 04. Thunderstruck 05. Bad Boy Boogie 06. If You Want Blood ...

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METALLICA Producer Speaks Out On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA producer Bob Rock recently spoke to MTV.com about the production on the group's new album, "St. Anger". "I wanted to do something to shake up radio and the way everything else sounds," said Rock, who helped write the music and lyrics and played basslines on the album. "To me, this album sounds like four ...

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METALLICA Trick The Tricksters

When MADONNA fans tried to download new tracks from her "American Life" album, they were greeted with a nasty verbal message from Madge herself. METALLICA have taken a slightly different route, according to MuchMusic.com. Those seeking new tracks from the bands "St. Anger" release on peer-to-peer networks have ended up with incomplete tracks at best, ...

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AC/DC: Berlin Set List Revealed

AC/DC performed a headlining set at Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany Monday night (June 9). The band's set list for the night was as follows: 01. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be 02. Back in Black 03. Stiff Upper Lip 04. Gone Shootin' 05. Thunderstruck 06. Rock And Roll Damnation 07. What's Next To The ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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BALLISTIC's GATTIS Speaks Out In Support Of The War

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis has issued a statement via the group's official web site offering support for the Bush administration's decision to wage war on Iraq. The statement reads as follows: "The war in Iraq has begun. I am only speaking for myself, but I am for it. However, I do question the timing. We ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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