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HEIR APPARENT Parts Ways With Members Of 2006 Touring Lineup

HEIR APPARENT members Bobby Ferkovich (bass), Peter Orullian (vocals), Op Sakiya (keyboards) and Jeffrey McCormack (drums) have issued the following statement: "We would first like to take the opportunity to thank all of the fantastic friends and fans of HEIR APPARENT that we have had the privilege to meet this last year in person or ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has issued the following update: "I am also glad so many of you like SUNSTORM . . . [The album] is now out in the USA through Locomotive Records and you can also download individual songs through iTunes and other popular music download sites! "On a related note... ...

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BLACK SABBATH In The U.K.'s SUN Tabloid

In an almost unprecedented move for a tabloid newspaper, the Sun — the world's biggest-selling English-language newspaper, with over eight million readers a day — has acknowledged the world of heavy metal by reviewing a BLACK SABBATH biography in glowing terms. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", the new SABBATH biography by Joel McIver — a writer for ...

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ROB ROCK To Enter Studio In January

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will enter the studio in January 2007 to begin recording his fourth solo album. "No album title has been decided yet but we are definitely planning a 2007 worldwide release," reads a posting on Rock's web site. "The songwriting process is well underway already and the ...

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MARYSCREEK: Debut Album Due In February

Swedish hard rockers MARYSCREEK have set "Some Kind of Hate" as the title of their debut album, due in February 2007 via MTM Music. The recordings began this summer and mixing took place in August by acclaimed producer Fredrik "Fredman" Nordström (IN FLAMES, DREAM EVIL, THE HAUNTED) and Patrik J. Sten. Commented the band: "We ...

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RATT Reunion In The Works?

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE) appears to have left RATT, the band he has fronted for the past six years following the departure of original singer Stephen Pearcy. In a Dec. 4, 2006 posting on his official web site, Pearl wrote, "It's time to go. Thanks to all the RATT fans for all the good times ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Bandmembers Interviewed: Audio Available

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 114 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part VI", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy discuss such topics as Axl Rose, HEAVEN AND HELL, Jeff Scott Soto's TALISMAN, and OVERLOADED. Podcast features include an interview with SEBASTIAN BACH bandmembers ...

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Stoner Rock UVTV Edition Available

This week's episode of Underground Video Television (UVTV) is a special stoner rock edition hosted by Bobby Black, columnist at High Times magazine and host of Sirius Radio Hard Attack channel's "Contact High". The show features music videos of CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, FU MANCHU, TURBONEGRO, and MONSTER MAGNET as well as some live videos ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Bassist ROB DE LUCA Checks In From The Road

SPREAD EAGLE bassist Rob De Luca, who is currently touring with GUNS N' ROSES as part of SEBASTIAN BACH's solo band, has checked in with the following update: "The crowd responses have been AMAZING! The show in Quebec City was beyond my wildest dreams. The audience was deafening for the entire hour. There's far too ...

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HEIR APPARENT: New Live Videos Posted Online

U.S. power metal legends HEIR APPARENT have uploaded video clips from their recent appearances at the Keep It True VII Festival in Dittigheim, Germany (Nov. 4) and The Underworld club in Athens, Greece (Nov. 5). Check them out at this location. HEIR APPARENT's European tour was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of ...

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MISFITS: Limited-Edition Book Available

Former PIGFACE/current THE UNDEAD member Joel Gausten has published his first book, "Tales of Horror: The History of the Misfits & The Undead". "Tales of Horror: The History of the Misfits & The Undead" is a limited-edition, professionally printed and manufactured 56-page excerpt from Gausten's full-length book-in-progress, "Albums (that) Should've Changed the World". It offers ...

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OVERKILL Announces First Tour Dates For 2007

Veteran East coast thrashers OVERKILL, who are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2005 album "Relix IV", have announced the following shows for 2007: Jan. 19 - Eck's Saloon - Lakewood, CO Jan. 20 - Showbox - Seattle, WA Jan. 21 - Whisky A-Go-Go - West Hollywood, CA Jan. 23 - Good ...

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JANI LANE: WRESTLE ROCK '06 Cancellations Explained

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has issued the following update: "The Northern California shows [Wrestle Rock '06, Nov. 9-12] were cancelled by the promoter at the last minute due to lack of funds. They have apologized to myself, Obi Steinman [manager] and the other bandmembers. These things do happen. I, because of certain past circumstances, ...

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