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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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Rare PAPA ROACH Album Available To Fan Club

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH are re-issuing their independently released 1997 album, "Old Friends From Younger Years", in limited quantities for new members of the group's fan club, P Roach Riot. For $26, fans will receive a PAPA ROACH poster, sticker, membership card and the CD, with the first 2,000 copies signed. ...

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PAT TRAVERS And CARMINE APPICE Hard At Work On New Album

Guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) are in the studio laying down tracks for their second CD, this time for Cleopatra Records. Performing on the album are two acclaimed bass players, Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM, WHITESNAKE) and Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, ALICE COOPER). The album contains new versions ...

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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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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Appear At Tsunami Relief Concert

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RING OF FIRE singer Mark Boals will sing one song at a tsunami relief benefit concert at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on February 3. Other artists scheduled to appear at the show include Bunny Brunel (bass), Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG) and Frank Banali ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Songwriting Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Songwriting is shaping up — we finished two tracks with basic ideas from the Leibing [Stefan, guitar] camp 'Evil Spell' and 'Rollercoaster'. 'Evil Spell' is the No. 1 contender for the fastest PRIMAL FEAR track ever. 'Rollercoaster' is pure classic ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Audio Of 'Rockline' Appearance Posted Online

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has uploaded Glenn's interview from Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) "Rockline", which featured Hughes and drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) talking about Glenn's new album, "Soul Mover", the IOMMI/HUGHES project, TRAPEZE, DEEP PURPLE and much more. The "Rockline" "Encore Question" featured a question ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST VOL. II

MOTÖRHEAD are the first band confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The first edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist: 'Chinese Democracy' To Be Released In April

For those who attended the quasi-riot at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center in December 2002 due to the GUNS N' ROSES no-show, GNR bassist Tommy Stinson claims the band is coming back and will actually perform this time. "We owe Philly," Stinson told Ed Condran of SouthPhillyReview.com. He wouldn't elaborate about the aforementioned debacle. "That's all still ...

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OZZY's Spokesperson Blasts Internet Death Pranksters

ContactMusic.com is reporting that OZZY OSBOURNE's spokesman has blasted the pranksters responsible for internet reports claiming the rocker had died — because the rumors have devastated the famous family. The BLACK SABBATH singer — who's relaxing at his British mansion with his wife Sharon despite yesterday's (Jan. 20) bogus death announcement — has no idea ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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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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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Octane' Next Month

SPOCK'S BEARD, one of the leaders of the modern progressive rock movement worldwide, will release their new studio album, "Octane", on February 1 through InsideOut Music America. It is the band's eighth album and the follow-up to their 2003 release "Feel Euphoria". With "Octane", lead vocalist/drummer Nick D'Virgilio, guitarist/vocalist Alan Morse, keyboardist Ryo Okumoto and ...

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