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Plane Crashes At Airstrip Where RANDY RHOADS Died

A single-engine plane trying to land at the private airstrip where OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads died in 1982 crashed into a fence Monday, killing the pilot and a passenger, according to the Associated Press. Two other passengers were injured. The Beechcraft Bonanza stopped 200 feet short of the runway at Flying Baron Estates just ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: NAMM Photos Posted Online

Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY was the featured act at Guitar World magazine's 25th anniversary party at the NAMM convention this year. A great selection of material from their past CDs was played as well as four songs from the highly anticipated new release, "Mafia". Zakk debuted his new Randy Rhoads polka dot V for ...

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THE PB ARMY Release Sophomore Album, Announce Tour

Midwest heavy rockers THE PB ARMY have announced the release of "Spine for the Snapback", their second album. The 12-song effort will hit stores at the end of March on the Sin Klub Entertainment label, with North American distribution through Cargo Music. The follow-up to 2003's "Inebriates, Equivocators, and Mockers of the Devil Himself" was ...

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HEATHEN Hard At Work On New Demo

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN hit the studio earlier this month to record a three-song demo. Darren Minter completed his drum tracks and guitarist Lee Altus is due to record his parts this week, followed by bassist Jon Torres and singer Dave White. The demo is expected to be finished by the end ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On Next Week's 'American Idol'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be a guest celebrity judge on next Tuesday's (Jan. 25) edition of "American Idol". The show is expected to feature plenty of high- and lowlights from auditions in New Orleans, Louisiana last September. Simmons joined judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson in evaluating prospective contestants, providing plenty of ...

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HEATHEN Sign Distribution Deal With IDN

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have inked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based based Innovative Distribution Network (IDN). The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, ...

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HEATHEN Schedule German Festival Appearances

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air 2005 festival, set to take place July 9-10, 2005 in Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are TYRANT'S REIGN, WEAPON, RAVENSTHORN, ALL SOULS' DAY, Z-IRON, INNER WISH, ATTACKER, WARRANT (not the Los Angeles hard rock combo), GASKIN, MYSTERY ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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ANIMAL: New Album 'Medley' Posted Online

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, have posted a five-track medley sampler of material that will be included on the group's sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005, at their official web site. Download the 5.8 MB MP3 file at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "900 Lb. Steam" ...

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HEATHEN To Enter Studio In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are scheduled to enter the studio in January to begin recording their new full-length album. An early spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. HEATHEN are currently in the process of booking a tour for 2005. Those interested in booking HEATHEN in 2005 can contact management at ...

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FOZZY: CHRIS JERICHO Discusses New Album, Religion And DIMEBAG DARRELL

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) recently spoke to Rockdetector.com editor Bernard Doe. In the interview Jericho talks about the forthcoming FOZZY album "All That Remains", touring, religion, wrestling and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Rockdetector.com: When was the decision made to go ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook attended the public memorial service for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Tuesday night (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas. Regarding the service, Crook said, "[Tuesday] night was both incredibly sad and beautiful. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at times. Zakk [Wylde] and Edward [Van Halen] ...

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DIMEBAG's 'Uranium' Video Tribute Posted Online

Fuse TV's "Uranium" video tribute to late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down a week ago while performing at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub, has been posted online at this location. In other news, Derrick Brumley, lead singer of the St. Louis, MO metal band CONQUEST, which played shows with Abbott ...

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Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I am deeply saddened, shocked and appalled by the recent death of Dime (guitarist and founder of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN). "I was very aware of his unique talent the first time I heard the albums 'I ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's KEENAN Says DIMEBAG's Death Is 'Tragic'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan and producer John Custer, who are at a Raleigh studio working on the band's new album, spoke to The News & Observer about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, a longtime friend of COC. "It's tragic, a shame," Keenan said Thursday. "I've known Darrell for years and ...

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