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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Keyboardist DEREK SHERINIAN Rejoins Touring Band

According to a posting on legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's official web site, former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian will be rejoining Yngwie's touring band for their upcoming spring U.S. dates. The band lineup will be as follows: Yngwie Malmsteen: Guitars Dougie White: Vocals Derek Sherinian: Keyboards Mick Cervino: Bass Patrik Johansson: Drums YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ...

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THE TRACII GUNS BAND: Learning Cover Songs For Upcoming Tour

THE TRACII GUNS BAND, featuring Tracii Guns, Paul Black, Nickey Alexander and Jeremy Guns, are gearing up to tour the U.S. April 20 through May 20. They will be performing L.A. GUNS hits along with songs from BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and Tracii's solo tunes, along with various covers. This is almost the entire original L.A. ...

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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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TRACII GUNS BAND Prepare To Hit The Road

THE TRACII GUNS BAND, featuring Tracii Guns, Paul Black, Nickey Alexander and Jeremy Guns, are gearing up to tour the U.S. April 20 through May 20. They will be performing L.A. GUNS hits along with songs from BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and Tracii's solo tunes. This is almost the entire original L.A. GUNS band, reuniting after ...

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TED NUGENT: More Tour Dates Announced

TED NUGENT has lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 25 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Club May 26 - Hamburg, GER @ Frabrik May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival May 28 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn May 29 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle May 30 - Pratteln, SWI @ ...

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METAL MIRROR: NWOBHM Legend Returns As An All-Star Band

METAL MIRROR, the legendary band of the British heavy metal underground, have rerformed. The group will shortly publish a previously unreleased live album (recorded in 1981 in London) featuring the original lineup, including the late great Chris Haggerty, who sadly passed away in 2004. METAL MIRROR are currently working on material for a new studio ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Arrive In Mexico: Photos Available

MÖTLEY CRÜE were photographed arriving in Mexico ahead of the band's March 20 concert at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx arrived on a commercial flight at the Mexico City International Airport, while Tommy Lee arrived on a private jet at Aeropuerto de la Ciudad de Toluca. ...

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SOCIETY 1 Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of the Los Angeles band SOCIETY 1 to a worldwide deal. SOCIETY 1 first rose to notoriety in 1999 with its debut album, "Slacker Jesus", earning massive press coverage through such media outlets as MTV, VH1, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, and Kerrang!. Adding to the media frenzy ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Announces Signing Of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde and his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan, where the band are signed to JVC). Having sold over 1.4 million albums worldwide, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is currently working with producer Michael Beinhorn (SOUNDGARDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) ...

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DOKKEN Schedule Greek Dates

According to Metal-Temple.com, veteran hard rockers DOKKEN will be playing two shows in Athens, Greece in early May. The first concert will be electric and will take place at Gagarin 205 on Sunday, May 7. The second performance will be a "special acoustic show" and is slated for the Underworld Club on Monday, ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman Has No Interest In Pursuing Solo Career

Mick Stingley of Metal Edge magazine recently conducted an interview with LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia for the cover story of the magazine's May 2006 issue, available on the stands now. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Edge: What is your opinion about "Karmacode"? Cristina: "I'm totally, totally excited! Of course, every band, ...

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MY RUIN Film First-Ever DVD, Prepare To Support MOTÖRHEAD

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based rock band fronted by Tairrie B., have returned from the U.K. where they recently toured in support of their new album, "The Brutal Language". The successful trek was filmed and documented for what will be the band's first official DVD, "Spilling Open", to be released later in the year via ...

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TWIN METHOD To Film Video With Director MATT ZANE

U.K. metal act TWIN METHOD will be shooting a video in support of their upcoming album, "The Volume Of Self", in Los Angeles this week with directors Matt "The Lord" Zane and Danny Rowe. The video will be for the song "The Abrasive". The clip is expected to be finished before the summer and ready ...

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SOCIETY 1 Mainman To Host Weekly Radio Show

SOCIETY 1 band leader and adult film director Matt Zane has just inked a deal to host his own weekly radio show on the Internet's most notorious station, Radio Free Satan. Starting in March, Matt Zane will take over the airwaves for his own program, dubbed "Why Do We Live?", which guarantees to be "the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Says WALK OF FAME Tribute Is 'Fitting'

United Press International is reporting that the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE feel that getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is "fitting" for the flashy hard rock group. "We fit in there with all the dead movie stars," says bassist Nikki Sixx, who will join his bandmates — singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: 'Damage Case' Anthology Due Next Month

Sanctuary Records has set a February 6 release date for "Damage Case: The Lemmy Anthology", a unique career overview of the MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian Fraser Kilmister — otherwise known as Lemmy. The two-CD compilation pulls together a wild and oft-unlikely range of tracks from right across his recording pantheon, kicking off in the '60s with ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer Sets Record Straight About 'Reunion' Tour

Original BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has contacted "The Hairball John Radio Show" to set the record straight about the group's upcoming "reunion" tour and album, as announced on the show by BULLETBOYS vocalist Marq Torien earlier in the month. According to D'Anda, "the BULLETBOYS reunion tour and album that Mark mentioned will not include original ...

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