February 2002 - Blabbermouth Archive

STRATOVARIUS Frontman To Issue Solo Album In April/May

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto is presently negotiating with several record labels regarding the release of his upcoming solo album, and if all goes according to plan, the CD will receive a worldwide release in April/May. As previously reported, the album will be released in Finland via Timo's own High And Loud label, and will be ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces New Guitarist

Japanese guitarist Toshinori Toshi Hiketa is the new guitarist for DAVID LEE ROTH, according to an official statement by DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier. Toshi and I have been bros and have played together in various projects for a few years now, Luzier commented. He was asked to join last year as an additional ...

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SLAYER Frontman Suffers Death In Family, Shows Likely Postponed

Unconfirmed reports indicate that SLAYER frontman Tom Araya was informed of his father's sudden passing following the group's headlining performance at Aerial Theatre in Houston, Texas last night, February 6th. As a result, it appears highly likely that at least the next couple of shows on SLAYER's current itinerary will be postponed or cancelled. The ...

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