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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Rocks The Cure

According to Underecover News, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi is the latest big-name musician to get involved with Rock The Cure, a fund and awareness-raising charity that aims to help collect money through the online auctioning of personalized celebrity-designed Gibson guitars. The cause? To raise money to fund breast cancer research and help fight ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: MCFARLANE TOYS To Release Individual Figures

According to a posting at McFarlane.com, the MÖTLEY CRÜE deluxe boxed set McFarlane Toys released in November of 2004 was extremely popular with toy and CRÜE fans alike. So popular, in fact, it became hard to find pretty quickly. Now McFarlane Toys has decided to release each of the band members — Vince Neil, Nikki ...

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DOKKEN Set Working Title For New Album

DOKKEN have set "Lightning Strikes Again" as the working title of their new studio album, tentatively due late summer via Sanctuary Records. The band will be filming their entire European tour for a special bonus DVD to be released with the new CD. In addition, frontman Don Dokken is in the middle of recording a ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Schedule BBC RADIO 1 Session

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH will head to BBC Radio 1's Maida Vale studios on March 18 to record a set to be aired on the Radio 1 "Rock Show". To make the occasion particularly interesting, ANAAL NATHRAKH will, for the first time ever, be performing as a full band. The complete lineup for ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Taiwanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have just signed a licensing deal with Rock Empire Music and Screaming Shout Records in Taiwan, republic of China. The group's debut album will be released in Taiwan on June 1. The Japanese release will take place on May 25 via King ...

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DOKKEN: European Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN will be touring Europe starting April 6 in Copenhagen. Prior to the start of the European trek, DOKKEN will be playing on March 19 at the 94 Rock's Blarney Bash at the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Support at the show will come from L.A. GUNS. Upcoming DOKKEN shows: Mar. 19 - ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS: 'I'm In For The Long Haul'

Launch Radio Networks reports: The other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE have been telling everybody that, despite his recent hip replacement surgery, guitarist Mick Mars is fit and ready to rock. Now Mars has stepped forward and told Launch they weren't lying. "I'm great. I'm great," he said. "I'm out here doing it, working it. I'm ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Are Cleaning Up Their Act

The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE's dishy tell-all, "The Dirt", established them as one of the most debauched rock bands of all time — but you wouldn't know it from the boring backstage scene at their concert in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the other night. The kick-off show of the glam-rock gods' "Red, ...

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Singer MATT REARDON Completes Vocals For VIOLENT STORM Debut

Singer Matt Reardon has just finished laying down the vocals for the debut album from VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino. Hailing from the U.S., Reardon's roots are said to be in "metal, grunge and rock and roll of today." His "deep and unadulterated raw powerful baratone vocals ...

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MY RUIN Part Ways With Drummer, Bassist

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., have reportedly parted ways with drummer Yael and bassist Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel, ex-SYSTEMATIC). Although both Yael and Johnny has already completed their parts for the group's new album, "Brutal Language of Being in Love", prior to leaving, it now ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist Sued For $10 Million Palimony

Reuters is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars is being sued for $10 million in palimony by a former girlfriend who has accused him of reneging on a promise to take care of her for life. According to the lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, the woman, Robbie Mantooth (

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars took part in an MSN online chat Tuesday night (Feb. 1). Several excerpts from the chat follow: Q: Is there anything you can tell me about the new tour, what to expect? Mick Mars: "It's gonna be really crazy, over the top, Circus de Soleil, it's going to be loud ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Perform As 'SLIPKNOT' In Front Of Home State Crowd

The following was sent to us by a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor from Ohio: "At MUSHROOMHEAD's three recent Northeast Ohio shows, the band reportedly wore SLIPKNOT costumes/masks for their entire set. The band also did an interview on WMMS this past Sunday night (Jan. 30) and talked about the SLIPKNOT outfits. They said they did it solely ...

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BRUCE KULICK Shoots Down MICK MARS Replacement Rumors

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is the latest musician to deny that he has been approached by MÖTLEY CRÜE to replace Mick Mars during the group's upcoming tour. Mars, 53, who suffers from the chronic degenerative illness ankylosing spondylitis, has been recovering after hip-replacement surgery last October. One of Sweden's biggest daily newspapers, Expressen,

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