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SCORPIONS Guitarist Reopening 'MJ Guitars' Shop

SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs will reopen his MJ Guitars shop in Munich, Germany on Saturday, October 31 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Along with Matthias' signature guitars — Mastercaster and Explorer 90 — you will find vintage guitars and amps, Matthias Jabs merchandise and all you need as a guitarist. There is also a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's SAMSUNG Commercial Pulled Over Allegations Of Chimpanzee Abuse

After examining information supplied by PETA showing that chimpanzees and other great apes used in advertising are removed from their mothers as infants and routinely abused in behind-the-scenes training sessions, telecommunications giant Samsung has withdrawn a television commercial that showed Ozzy Osbourne watching a chimpanzee "rock star" on a smartphone (see commercial below). Great apes ...

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SCORPIONS Hard At Work On New Album

Vocalist Klaus Meine of German hard rock legends SCORPIONS has issued the following update: "Dear fans, the last few months on the road just flew by — and as always, it was fantastic and exciting to play for you. But now we are back in our studio in Hannover with our Swedish producers Mikael 'Nord' ...

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Director Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, Studio Over 'The Dirt'

The Pulse of Radio reports that film director Larry Charles has spoken out about his involvement in the biographical MÖTLEY CRÜE film "The Dirt", which was originally set to be produced through MTV Films/Paramount Studios but is no longer on the company's slate. Charles, who directed many episodes of "Seinfeld" as well as the movies ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Story': MuchMoreMusic Special Posted Online

"The Story of Mötley Crüe", which premiered on June 24 on Canada's MuchMoreMusic, can be viewed in five parts below. MuchMoreMusic's award-winning series "The Story of..." showcases the highs — and sometimes lows — of the careers of music's legends AND legends to be. Utilizing the Much/MuchMore video library of archival performances and past ...

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MTLEY CRE's 'Story' To Air On MuchMoreMusic

Canada's MuchMoreMusic will air "The Story Of Mtley Cre" on Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. and midnight EST (the morning of June 25). The show's description reads as follows: "They've courted controversy for close to 3 decades and now the world's most notorious rock band is back for another round. The Story Of Mtley ...

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Crowned Infernal - SATHANAS

When I reviewed SATHANAS' "Entering the Diabolic Trinity" for this site I emphasized the no-nonsense, in your face approach to its fierce brand of stripped down blackened thrash. SATHANAS is indeed a band that takes cues from the old school, mainly because they were part of the old school (the "Ripping Evil" demo was released ...

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DAVE NAVARRO's 'Amazing Lesson In Humility'

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has posted the following message on his official web site following a weekend trip to Las Vegas: "The best part of my trip, the most enlightening part, was the flight home. I was seated next to an elderly woman who asked me about my tattoos. She then ...

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GOREFEST: European Festival Report

Guitarist Frank Harthoorn of the reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We'd been asked to fill in for DEICIDE on the Nummirock festival in Finland two weeks ago, an invite we gladly accepted since we'd never been there before. Nummirock is held at a site somewhere ...

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Two New MÖTLEY CRÜE Books Released For Rock Lovers

Publisher Chronological Crue has announced the release of two brand-new MÖTLEY CRÜE books, titled "Mötley Crüe Down Under: On Tour with The Carnival of Sins" and "What Mötley Crüe Means to Me: Crüeheads Share Their Stories". Now available from CafePress (web site), the paperbacks give rock music lovers a unique insight into life ...

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Entering the Diabolic Trinity - SATHANAS

Long-running underground U.S. black metal act SATHANAS drop their fifth album courtesy of Singapore's Pulverised Records (pay attention to this label). Blackened thrash is more like it, with an emphasis on the thrash part. The secret to "Entering the Diabolic Trinity" is in its non-nonsense, in-your-face approach. Black metal in feel only (largely because of ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release U.K. Live Album

THE WILDHEARTS will be releasing their first official U.K. live album, entitled "The Wildhearts Strike Back", on October 25. The two-disc set features "blistering versions" of established live favorites and more obscure b-sides recorded from several shows during the band's recent U.K. tour. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. I ...

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