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QUEENSRŸCHE 'Rockumentary' To Air On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

Norway's Metal Express Radio recently conducted an in-depth interview with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate about the group's history. Geoff discusses everything from the genesis of the band, the motivations behind each studio album, the departure(s) of Chris DeGarmo, QUEENSRŸCHE's future, and provides insights into the much-anticipated "Operation: Mindcrime II" album. To listen to this 45-minute, ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Selland Arena City/State: Fresno, Calif. Date: July 21, 2005 Attendance: 1,866 Capacity: 6,545 Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Guests On ICARUS WITCH Album

Former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti has recorded a guest appearance on the upcoming full-length album from Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH, entitled "Capture the Magic". ICARUS WITCH have been hard at work in Eric Klinger's (PRO-PAIN) Pittsburgh studio since May recording the CD, which is said to "continue in the neo-classic, melodic metal ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 18 New Songs And Counting

The following update has been posted at QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site: "As the recording of 'Operation: Mindcrime II' progresses, word from the studio is that [Michael] Wilton and [Mike] Stone are in the midst of laying down guitar tracks with vocals shortly thereafter. So far 18 songs have been completed. Not sure if all 18 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, PAPA ROACH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Irvine, Calif. Date: July 8, 2005 Attendance: 9,873 Capacity: 16,030 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: Frontier Field City/State: Rochester, N.Y. Date: July 10, 2005 Attendance: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: KeySpan Park City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date: July 9, 2005 Attendance: 9,645 Capacity: 10,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Selma, Texas Date: June 25, 2005 Attendance: ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members Defend Change In Direction

In a recent interview with Metal Temple magazine, STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson spoke about the band's new, self-titled album which sounds quite different from all their previous releases. Here's an excerpt from the interview: Metal Temple: I have to say that the new STRATOVARIUS album doesn't sound like anything ...

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ALL TOO HUMAN To Enter Studio In August

Texas-based progressive metallers ALL TOO HUMAN will enter the studio in August to record material for their next two CDs, the first of which is expected to surface in early 2006. A follow-up effort is tentatively due in August 2006. Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming CDs include "Juggernaut", "Cut Me", "Ruffian", and "Insurgent". ...

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PAMELA MOORE: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Sister Mary' Begins Recording New Album

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entered Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas on Wednesday (July 6) with renowned producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) to begin recording a new album featuring material co-written with Benjamin Anderson of RORSCHACH TEST. In a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Exploring Acoustic Territory

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST recently performed two songs acoustically for an appearance on VH1 Classic, which will air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and midnight ET. While acoustic performances are relatively new territory for PRIEST, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that the band may explore the idea further. "We're actually enjoying ourselves ...

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Poll: AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GN'R, METALLICA Among Greatest American Rock Bands Of All Time

AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GUNS N' ROSES, QUEENSRŸCHE, METALLICA, KISS and NIRVANA are among the top 20 greatest American rock bands of all time, according to the readers of USA Today. The winners were selected based on several factors, including influence, popularity/record sales, live performance, musicianship, and longevity. Top 20 greatest American rock bands of all ...

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Dreams of Death - FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

The number of people willing to "Flots Til Death!" has dropped precipitously since the band's major-label heyday. The band turned out to be too metal for mainstream crossover success, despite a bit of airplay in 1992 with the heavily-hyped "Cuatro", while their move away from thrash roots alienated old-school 1980s fans. Their melodic tendencies and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Perform Acoustically On VH1 CLASSIC

JUDAS PRIEST's Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing performed two songs acoustically for an upcoming VH1 Classic appearance, set to air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and again at midnight EST. As previously reported, PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton told ABC ePrep that the band's upcoming live DVD, featuring footage from their recent shows ...

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Original TESTAMENT Lineup To Open FOR JUDAS PRIEST In California

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been added to 107.7 The Bone's "Bone Bash VI" concert on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. They will share the main stage with JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE and CARBOARD VAMPYRES (featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Live Recordings Of New Songs Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE have uploaded "bootleg"-quality live recordings of two tracks slated to appear on their upcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Check out the songs "Hostage" and "I'm American" at Queensryche.com. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Confirms Plans For Live DVD

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has confirmed the group's plans to release a live DVD documenting PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" tour, tentatively due sometime in 2006. In an interview with the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", conducted earlier in the week, Halford said, "We had a wonderful moment recently where we played our hometown in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Sign With RHINO RECORDS

QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the release of their new album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The follow-up to 2003's "Tribe" is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2006. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater to ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Working With AEROSMITH Producer

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist has finished demoing 13 new songs and is currently working on material for his upcoming solo CD with acclaimed songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, FAITH HILL, DEF LEPPARD). Cantrell just cut a new track called "Swine" with Frederiksen and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Wyse and is said to be planning on ...

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DEEPSET To Open For JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE

DEEPSET, a hard rock band featuring members of Nicko McBrain's (IRON MAIDEN) MCBRAIN DAMAGE, is set to open for JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. on June 23. DEEPSET features Jonathan Murphy (vocals), Rick Baum (guitar), Marcus Suarez (drums) and Dave "The Beast" Spitz (bass), formerly of BLACK ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Buys New Los Angeles Home

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has just bought his first Los Angeles home which has been kept up in the vintage 1930s style. There is a guest house that will be turned into a studio. Cantrell recently spent time at Doug Fieger's studio in Los Angeles recording new music for his upcoming solo ...

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