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AC/DC: New York City Set List Revealed

AC/DC performed the following set list during their special, one-off appearance last night (March 11) at Roseland Ballroom in New York City: 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 Moon 08. ...

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BITCH Announce Los Angeles Gig

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, will perform live tonight (Feb. 21) at Johnny Foxx's in West Los Angeles, California. Also set to appear are LEMMYS WART (MOTÖRHEAD tribute), DREAM POLICE (CHEAP TRICK tribute), AMPAGE, and GREAT SCOTT. Johnny Foxx's is located at 3387 Motor Avenue in West Los Angeles. For ...

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AC/DC Get Louder On EPIC Reissues

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young says that the recently-reissued versions of the group's classic LPs are louder and more forceful sounding than previous CD editions of the albums. "That's the big plus, I thought. You know, I stuck one on the other day, and I stuck the new one on to compare, and it was like ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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Former AC/DC Bassist Speaks Out On HALL OF FAME Snub

Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans recently gave an interview to Classicrockrevisited.com in which he discussed being snubbed by the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame after being included in the initial press release announcing AC/DC's induction. With regards to his reasons for going public about the whole affair, Evans said, "Induction into the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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Ex-AC/DC Bassist Goes Public About HALL OF FAME Snub

Former AC/DC bass player Mark Evans, who appeared on such classic albums as "High Voltage", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", and "Let There Be Rock", has issued a press release through his representatives urging industry and media contacts to lobby the U.S. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to have his induction reinstated so that ...

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AC/DC: No New Music Until Late 2003

Contrary to previously published reports, AC/DC's next studio effort will not surface in March. The band, who last album, "Stiff Upper Lip", was released in 2000, will meet in New York in March for the first time since the end of the "Stiff Upper Lip" tour to talk about the upcoming CD, vocalist Brian Johnson ...

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KISS: A Hillbilly Tribute By HAYSEED DIXIE

Hillbilly humorists HAYSEED DIXIE, a group that achieved infamy with 2001's "A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC", which featured backwater send-ups of "Highway to Hell", "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", are at it again. KISS are the target of HAYSEED's latest homage, "Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to ...

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AC/DC: Reissue Update!

More details have been revealed about the forthcoming AC/DC reissues that will kick off the band's new deal with Epic/Sony Music. CDs : The first three waves of CDs are confirmed as follows: February 18th: Back In Black Live High Voltage Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Highway To Hell March 25th: The Razor's Edge Who ...

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It's Official: AC/DC Sign With EPIC RECORDS

AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic Records, according to Billboard.com. The first releases under the deal will be refurbished reissues of classic albums such as "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", due early next year. Further reissues will follow, all of which will sport new liner notes ...

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RED TAPE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sacramento's RED TAPE have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. It was a demo cut produced by ORGY guitarist Amir Derakh earlier this year that sealed the proverbial deal. . "We told him to make it bump like it was being played in a low-rider!" beams guitarist/mainman Jeff Jaworsky. Known for a caustic, extremely high-energy ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Re-Release Early Albums

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF will be re-releasing their first three CDs with bonus tracks on each CD. "If anyone comes across other re-issued CDs like the ones under Wolfpack Music, these are bootlegs so please don't buy them!" the band write on their official web site. "These bootlegs also sound like cheap copies taken from ...

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DOPE Frontman Responds To Parody Interview

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope has issued a response to the interview posted here several days ago in which an "anonymous" writer, otherwise known as STATIC-F's Trick Elzen, sought to counter some of Edsel's earlier statements regarding MURDERDOLLS, SLIPKNOT and former DOPE members Tripp Eisen and Acey Slade. Edsel's statement is as ...

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VANDEN PLAS Slam German Promoter Over Show Cancellation

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of a show in Leipzig, Germany on Oct. 19: "On the afternoon of Friday the 18th the organizer of the 1st Prog Rock Night in Leipzig ('Anker') informed us that the festival had been cancelled due to economic reasons. On Saturday morning ...

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'KISS Alive Forever': More Excerpts Posted Online

The second of four excerpts from "KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History", a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and STYX, is available online ...

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WHITESNAKE To Issue 'Greatest Hits'-Style Double CD

A "greatest hits"-style double-CD collection from WHITESNAKE, entitled "Here I Go Again", is due to be issued on October 29 via Geffen Records. The full track listing for the compilation is as follows: CD 1: 01. Here I Go Again (Radio Mix) 02. Slide It In 03. Slow An' Easy 04. Love Ain't No Stranger ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Appearance At Firefighters Foundation Fundraiser

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler reportedly "rocked the roof off" the Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29, to support The (Denis) Leary Firefighters Foundation. The third annual Celebrity Hat Trick charity hockey game featured Steven singing the "Star Spangled Banner" and coaching the Hollywood All-Stars as they faced off against the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Sing National Anthem At Charity Hockey Game

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has signed on to sing the national anthem at an upcoming charity hockey game run by actor-comedian Denis Leary. Tyler will also reportedly act as a coach, along with actress-model Elizabeth Hurley, for the Denis Leary Hollywood All-Stars — a team featuring Tim Robbins, Rick Moranis, former hockey great Cam Neely, ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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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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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK On Illegal Downloading: Fans Of Music Have Got To Pay For It

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has no love for individuals engaging in illegal music downloading on the Internet and feels that the continuation of the current downloading trend could ultimately have disastrous consequences on the music industry. "There's an instrument you can use to find out how many times something's been swapped," Patrick told Kerrang! magazine ...

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