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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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OZZY And Son War Over Radio Format

The Sun reports that Ozzy Osbourne and son Louis are backing rival bids to run West Midlands FMOzzy wants the U.K. radio station to play rock, while Louis is insisting on dance music. "It's obvious the birthplace of rock bands like BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN should have a rock station for people ...

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UNIDA Announce California Date

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will perform a headlining show at Flaherty's Bar And Grill in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 10. Also appearing on the bill will be SONS OF SERRO and STUMBLE JUNKIES. As previously reported, UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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Wrongful Death Trial Begins For Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer

Opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee were expected Tuesday after a jury was selected, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the musician's Malibu home. The boy, whose ...

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ABATTOIR Complete Work On 'Evil Incarnate'

Los Angeles based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR have completed work on their third studio album, "Evil Incarnate", tentatively due in late 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ABATTOIR's fourth album overall (following last year's successful comeback CD, "Live! No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo"), "Evil Incarnate" features 14 new songs, and is being described as "the best music ...

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YOUTH OF TODAY to Reunite For WITH FULL FORCE, European Club Dates

Legendary '80s straight-edge hardcore band YOUTH OF TODAY, featuring SHELTER frontman Ray Cappo, will reunite this summer to play several European shows, including Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. YOUTH OF TODAY's lineup for the reunion shows will consist of the ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

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AETERNUS Complete Work On 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS have completed work new album, "A Darker Monument", for a late spring release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Says frontman Ares: "Well, we are now done in studio and we are damn happy with the result that we have. We've managed to record and produce one damn brutal album, as we did in 2000 ...

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JAMES MURPHY Keeps Spirits Up, Needs Your Help

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001, has issued the following update on his condition and current/upcoming activities: "I have been doing good, playing a lot. And staying busy helping a friend's band in NY... I may even do ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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NY Daily News: Angry KID ROCK Still 'Has It Out' For TOMMY LEE

The following item appeared in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: Pam Anderson has finally settled her custody battle with ex-husband Tommy Lee, but her fiancé, Kid Rock, apparently still has it out for the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Lee and Anderson this week reached an agreement in which, sources say, she agreed ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA Reach Deal On Kids

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson have agreed to end their bitter custody battle over their two sons, a lawyer for the actress said yesterday. Suzanne Harris, Anderson's lawyer, said the couple signed an agreement and submitted it to the court, where it is expected to be signed by Superior Court ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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Ex-HELMET Man Leaves BUSH

Ex-HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor has left his spot in BUSH to join RIVAL SCHOOLS as a replacement for Ian Love, according to Buddyhead. An official confirmation of Traynor's departure from the BUSH camp has yet to be made. ...

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GUANO APES: Elephant Tales Gone Wrong

Germany's GUANO APES filmed the video clip to their new single, "You Can't Stop Me", at the famous William Circus in Berlin in early December. However, the shoot didn't go entirely smoothly, according to the group's official web site. "Besides the four [members of the group], an elephant was supposed to play a special main ...

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ENDO To Appear On 'Daredevil' Soundtrack

A brand new ENDO track, titled "Simple Lies", has been added to the soundtrack of the upcoming "Daredevil" movie. The song will also be featured in the background of one of the scenes in the film, according to the group's official web site. The "Daredevil" soundtrack is due on Feb. 4, 2003 through Wind-Up Records, ...

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PLANET X To Hit The Road, Keyboardist To Issue Solo Album

PLANET X, featuring keyboardist Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and drummer Virgil Donati, are preparing to hit the road next week. According to Sherinian, "bassist Ric Fierabracci is sounding great with the band — this should be fun. The live set will feature most of the music from our new CD ...

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AETERNUS Prepares To Record 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS will enter Greighallen Studios in late November with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) to begin recording its new album, "A Darker Monument", for an early 2003 release through Nocturnal Art Productions. Among the cuts set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Slavestate 02. Litany of Ra 03. Sword of ...

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ENTOMBED Prepare To Record New Album

ENTOMBED will enter the studio on November 25th to begin recording their eighth full-length studio album for an early 2003 release. In other news, ENTOMBED's double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, is due in Europe on November 11th through Music For Nations Records. ENTOMBED have also recorded their ...

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MANNHAI Revise Track Listing For 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have revised the track listing for their new album, Evil Under the Sun, due on November 18th through Spinefarm Records. The revised track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Laugh Like Insane 02. Sweat Of Love 03. Between ...

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XYSMA To Perform At Finnish Book-Launch Party

Legendary Finnish metallers XYSMA will reunite to perform at the launch party for Jone Nikula's new book, Rauta-aika, on October 19th at Nosturi in Helsinki. The book tells the history of Finnish metal music from late 80's to the present and includes an interview with XYSMA frontman Joañitor Muurinen (currently in MANNHAI). In related news, ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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