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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON's Band Call It Quits

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal act featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, have officially called it a day. "Lack of professionalism and drive from within the band and a lack of label interest prompted the split," Gustafson told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Look for Bobby and former RESPONSE NEGATIVE frontman Nick Barlow to launch a new ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces Drummer For BEYOND FEAR Project

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has recruited drummer Eric Elkins (ALL YOU FEAR) for his BEYOND FEAR side project. Elkins hooked up with the singer shortly after Owens' original choice, ICED EARTH/HALFORD's Bobby Jarzombek, was forced to withdraw from the project because he has "too many coals in the fire," according ...

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ROB ROCK Issues Post-European Tour Update

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has posted the following message on his official web site: "The tour went great! I want to thank all the fans, bands, and crew for making the tour a pleasant and fun time. "Special thanks to Joerg Zaske at All Access and everyone at AFM Records for putting the ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT Comment On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

The mighty Rock Never Stops tour returns in summer 2005, bringing its untamed rock 'n' roll party to cities throughout North America. The eighth annual trek features headliner CINDERELLA and special guests RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE — all rock giants that exploded out of the 1980s and 1990s with combined worldwide record sales in ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour with IAN HUNTER BAND And UFO

Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey, opening for ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes, hard rockers THE LIZARDS will be performing a series of gigs with the IAN HUNTER BAND (ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE) and heavy metal legends UFO. THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BOC, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and ...

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XYZ: Previously Unreleased 'Debut' Album Sees Light Of Day

The first album recorded by the hard rock group XYZ, which was produced between 1984 and 1985 and never before released to the public, is now available for purchase online. The CD, entitled "Rainy Days", features XYZ's original lineup: Bobby Pieper (guitar), Joey Pafumi (drums), Terry Ilous (vocals), and Patt Fontaine (bass). According to Bob ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: Nothing Left To Prove

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently spoke to the Wormwood Chronicles fanzine about the differences between U.S. and European metal crowds, the early days of the New York metal scene, the proliferation of reunions and more. An excerpt from the interview follows: Wormwood Chronicles: Your philosophy has always been not to look too ...

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DOG FACED GODS: No-Holds Barred Rock From California's San Manuel Indian Reservation

DOG FACED GODS, a no-holds-barred, rock quartet from the ancient San Manuel Indian Reservation in California, recently released its debut CD, "Stoned Council", on Voodoo Nation/AGU Music. Incorporating the traditional sounds of their native heritage with the pulse-pounding sounds of today's alt-metal movement and even a little hip-hop and psychedelic rock rhythms thrown in for ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Metal Reunions

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth recently spoke to MetalEater.com about the group's new album, "ReliXIV", and the current state of the metal scene. An excerpt from the interview follows: MetalEater.com: Recent reunions by bands like PRIEST and MÖTLEY CRÜE...any thoughts on those? Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "You know, I'm a little sick of the ...

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ROB ROCK: Touring Lineup Revealed

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has revealed his band lineup for the upcoming European Aces High Tour (alongside MASTERPLAN, CIRCLE II CIRCLE and PURE INC.) and appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival. The all-Swedish group will consist of the following: Carljohan Grimmark (NARNIA) - guitar Daniel Hall (PLATITUDE) - guitar Andreas Olsson (NARNIA) - ...

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'KISS Cover To Cover' Artwork Posted Online

Lunar Moth Entertainment and TributeAlbums.com have unveiled the official cover art to "KISS Cover to Cover", the collection of songs that KISS themselves chose to cover during their career. "At TributeAlbums.com, we believe that presentation is everything," reads an official press release. "With that, a unique CD deserves a unique album cover. The concept for ...

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RIOT's Set Cut Show At Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Veteran American hard rock outfit RIOT have just returned from Europe where they performed at the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival. RIOT singer Mike DiMeo was unable to accompany the band to the festival in due to his commitment to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). ...

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PAINMUSEUM/TESTAMENT Guitarist Teams Up With MUSICIAN'S FRIEND

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (PAINMUSEUM, TESTAMENT, HALFORD) has teamed up with the world's largest musical equipment company, Musician's Friend, in order to bring a Metal Mike Gear Shop. Metal Mike Gear Shop makes it easy for guitar fanatics to find out about and directly purchase equipment as used by Chlasciak. The exclusive home for this ...

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OVERKILL: Early Albums To Be Reissued On One CD

Megaforce Records will re-release OVERKILL's two classic early albums, "Fuck You and Then Some" and "Feel the Fire", on one CD February 22, 2005. These albums not only showcase the early years of the band, but also represent some of the finest early thrash metal. New York thrash quartet OVERKILL formed in the early 1980s ...

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Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Drummer Joins CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION drummer Bobby Rock has joined the New York-based metal band CARNIVAL OF SOULS. "CARNIVAL OF SOULS needed to replace their former drummer [W.A.S.P. skinsman Stet Howland] with someone who could be a team player and contribute mentally as well as physically to be part of this high-energy metal band," Rock said ...

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