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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Comments On 'Waking Up Dead' Movie

Former SAIGON KICK singer Matt Kramer has posted the following message on his official web site: "Let's start with Phil Varone's movie (my ex fellow SAIGON KICK mate). It's a very truthful reflection of the trials, pitfalls and addictions, that tarnish the glamour usually not seen in VH1 stories. Much more like the juicy ones ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Releases Sexiest Strippers On DVD

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil brings together the hottest girls and sexiest exotic dancers in the world to the privacy of your own home with the release of his "Girls Girls Girls Volume I" DVD, featuring the first of a series of titillating searches for the "Sexiest Stripper in the World." Vince Neil may have ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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NAPALM DEATH Singer: New Album Is 'About Love'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that NAPALM DEATH lash out at U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair's terrorist hysteria on their upcoming album, because they are concerned people are being duped into supporting draconian laws and policies. The British grindcore pioneers are renowned for their grating, uncompromising sound, but they hope to ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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PAUL GILBERT: New Solo Album Details Revealed

RACER X/ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert has set "Space Ship One" as the title of his new solo album, due in Japan on March 26. U.S. and European release dates have yet to be confirmed. Commented Gilbert: "All the songs are brand new tunes of mine, except for 'It's All Too Much', which is a ...

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Record Executive Who Launched OZZY OSBOURNE Dies At 73

The Associated Press is reporting that Donald Dempsey Sr., a recording industry executive who is credited with having helped launch OZZY OSBOURNE's solo career, died Thursday (Jan. 27). He was 73. Dempsey died at home of what was believed to be a stroke, said his son, Don Dempsey Jr. of New York. Dempsey Sr., a ...

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BUSH Twins Wanted KID ROCK At Inaugural Concert

ContactMusic.com is reporting that a top producer at George W. Bush's inaugural concert has confirmed KID ROCK was sought to perform at the celebration - by the President's twin daughters Jenna and Barbara. Reports that Kid Rock was to play last week's inaugural youth concert in Washington, D.C., prompted a flurry of protests ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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STARBREAKER: TNT Singer Launches New Project

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, has inked a deal with Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in the group's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself on three LAST TRIBE studio albums and most recently penning the songs and performing on the massive LANDE/ALLEN studio project to be released ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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AFTERSHOK: Classic Metal Delivered 'Bigger And Better'

AFTERSHOK, the classic hard rock/metal band fronted by SHOK PARIS lead vocalist Vic Hix, have just released their long-awaited follow-up to 2002's "Unfinished Business", entitled "Burning Chrome". "Burning Chrome", available on Auburn Records, was recorded over a period extending from late 2003 through summer 2004, and features AFTERSHOK's established classic metal sound along with a ...

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STARWOOD Bassist Issues Update

STARWOOD/GEORGE LYNCH bassist Marten Andersson has issued the following update: "Last year had some really good highlights for me, the STARWOOD album came out and we got the live show off the ground. I also had a lot of fun touring with GEORGE LYNCH among other things. Of course there was also some crappy stuff ...

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DOGPOUND Announce New Album Title

Swedish hard rockers DOGPOUND have set "A Night In The Gutter" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2003's "The Hellbum" is tentatively due in April/May via Lion Music. With regards to the band's musical direction, the band had previously told Norway's Metal Express, "We want it to be heavy and rough. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Headline U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "INCREDIBLE! I am totally excited to announce that we are HEADLINING 'the U.K.'S biggest metal festival' Bloodstock on June 24/25 2005!! This is the first time in my life I have ever headlined an outdoor festival in England and we are gonna tear it ...

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OVERKILL Singer Discusses New Album 'ReliXIV'

Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records has set a March 22 North American release date for the new OVERKILL album, "ReliXIV". With 2005 marking the 20-year anniversary of their first record-deal signing, and 14 full-length studio albums under their belt, OVERKILL continue to present high-quality, no-frills, solid working-class thrash on their latest album. "We're the real deal, and ...

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Vocalist KELLY KEELING To Pen Autobiography

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his web site: "I will soon be back on tour with George Lynch, Marten Andersson, and Mike Fro with a new set of material. I’m finally enjoying myself again and really looking ...

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STARWOOD: Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have lined up the following shows during January/February: Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 19 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 27 - Hollywood, CA @ Club Vodka Feb. ...

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NILE: New Album Update

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We are home now, on break for the holidays. The drums are completely finished tracking, and [drummer] George [Kollias, of NIGHTFALL/SICKENING HORROR fame] is on his way home to Greece. Actually we have been finished with drums ...

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