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MOONSTONE: More Audio Samples Posted Online

MOONSTONE, the project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini, has posted several new samples from the upcoming CD at the official web site, www.moonstone.it. Described as "genuine British-oriented '70s classic rock," not a million miles removed from the likes of FREE, JIMI HENDRIX and DEEP PURPLE, the album features guest appearances by an all-star ...

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GAIA EPICUS 'Break' Contract With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS has broken the contract with Sound Riot Records. After this last episode with the label we have decided to end the contract with them. SR has broken too many parts of the contract and we can't except it ...

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken - HAMMERFALL

You love 'em, you hate 'em, you think they're a pleasure guiltier than O.J. Simpson ripping the tag off a mattress. Seven years after their debut, "Glory to the Brave", galvanized a power metal scene then at low ebb, it's still hard to separate HAMMERFALL from the hype and discourse surrounding their existence. Five albums ...

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MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE are among the bands confirmed for this year's Rock Fest, set to take place July 14-17 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete billing for the festival is as follows: Thursday, July 14: 04:30 GB LEIGHTON 06:30 APRIL WINE 08:30 EVERCLEAR 11:00 COLLECTIVE SOUL Friday, July 15: 12:45 FRANKY PEREZ 02:15 ...

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GREG LEON Returns To Take Care Of 'Unfinished Business'

Southern California guitar legend Greg Leon (ex-DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT) has just issued his first album since 1997's "Wishing Well", appropriately titled "Unfinished Business", while also reviving his old band moniker, THE GREG LEON INVASION. The original INVASION, formed out of the ashes of SUITE 19, featuring a pre-MÖTLEY CRÜE Tommy Lee on drums, was one ...

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GG ALLIN: 'Savage South' DVD Due This Week

Music Video Distributors has set a March 29 release date for the "GG Allin: Savage South – Best of 1992 Tour" DVD. "In February of 1992, GG ALLIN & THE MURDER JUNKIES would continue to pave a bloody path of destruction across the land," commented GG's brother and MURDER JUNKIES' bassist Merle Allin. "GG's shows ...

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Is GENE SIMMONS The Next SPONGEBOB?

David E. Williams of CNN.com has issued the following report: Gene Simmons, the fire-breathing, blood-spitting KISS star, just might be the next Spongebob, thanks to his latest project: "My Dad the Rock Star". The show recently started airing in the United States on the cable channel Nickelodeon, alongside animated favorites like Jimmy Neutron, ...

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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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GAIA EPICUS Slam Label For Changing Song Order

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS has told Sound Riot Records to stop the release of their upcoming album 'Symphony of Glory', and to pull back all CDs that have been sent out. "The reason for this is that Sound Riot has changed the ...

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Win A Personalized DANGEROUS TOYS Gold Album

Perris Records has announced a giveaway of a DANGEROUS TOYS self-titled gold award commemorating 500,000 albums sold. The winner will also get his name on the award. The first 50 customers that buy the "Hollywood Hairspray" DVD from Perris will go into a drawing to win the gold record. The drawing will be held on ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour North America In September

The following message has been posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "Uli has been focusing mainly on his work in the studio for the last couple of months and has not given any interviews, which is why it has been quiet in the news department. But lots of activity has ...

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STARBREAKER: 'Lies' Video Posted Online

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, have posted their video for the track "Lies" at Frontiers.it (MPG file, 30 MB). "Lies" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on March 21 via Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in STARBREAKER's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself ...

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EXCALION To Release 'Primal Exhale' In May

Sound Riot Records has set a May 17 release date for the new album from the Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION, entitled "Primal Exhale". Desribed as a blend of NIGHTWISH and STRATOVARIUS, "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle Studios and was mastered at The Digital Audio in U.K. (ROYAL HUNT, RING OF FIRE, ...

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QUIET RIOT Announce New Tour Dates

QUIET RIOT, who recently returned from their successful concert appearances in Spain at the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival in Granada, as well as dates in Bergara and Palma de Mallorca, Spain will continue their 2005 tour schedule with these new dates: Mar. 18 - Guatemala City, GUA - Estadio Del Ejercito Mar. 19 - Panama ...

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INTERZONE Featured On BJÖRK's Charity Record

Canadian band INTERZONE, featuring former SACRIFICE frontman Rob Urbinati, are among the artists featured on a collection of cover versions and mixes of BJÖRK's song "Army of Me", with all of the proceeds to go to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). Prompted by the recent events in Southeast Asia, Icelandic singer Björk got ...

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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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MARILYN MANSON Remembers HUNTER S. THOMPSON

MARILYN MANSON was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine for its Hunter S. Thompson issue, out on the stands now. The following excerpt was taken from MANSON's official web site, MarilynManson.com: MARILYN MANSON got a call five years ago from Johnny Depp, who was partying at the Viper Room in Los Angeles with Hunter. "Get down ...

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'Hollywood Hairspray' DVD Due This Month

Perris Records has set a March 22 release date for the "Hollywood Hairspray - The DVD". The disc features 11 videos and interviews from STEPHEN PEARCY, BROKEN TEETH, BABYLON A.D., NASTY IDOLS, STAMPEDE QUEEN, CRASHDIET, CHERRY ST. and others. Also contained on the DVD is bonus material, including the never before seen video for "Pissed" ...

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GAIA EPICUS Bassist Killed In Car Crash

Bassist Yngve Hanssen of Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS was killed in a car accident on March 2. "The message came as a shock on all of us and it's such a tragic and sad day," the band write on their web site. "Yngve only became 29 years old, and he will be missed as ...

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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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ANTHRAX Guitarist Explains Santiago Cancellation

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Our show in Santiago [Chile] was cancelled [Tuesday night, March 1] by the Chilean Government. Actually, it was cancelled on February 24 but the security company in charge of getting the permit for the show neglected to tell anybody. This ...

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