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FATAL SMILE To Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will shortly enter the studio to begin recording their new album, "Neo Natural Freaks", tentatively due late summer/early fall through GMR Music. The producer is once again HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman) and the album will be mixed by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, BACKYARD ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

Former QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow will embark on his first-ever solo tour later this week. He will be performing all the QUIET RIOT classics and songs from his soon-to-be-released CD. He will be on tour all through the summer in support of his upcoming solo album, titled "In For The Kill", coming out on ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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Ashes To Embers - EYES OF FIRE

Before you hit "play": if you're not prepared to be in it for the long haul with a band, then an album like "Ashes To Embers" could age you one-hundred years before it tails off at fifty-three minutes or so. But if you are, there are layers and layers of cerebral melody here to be ...

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RIOT Announce Headlining Show In Dallas

Veteran hard rock band RIOT will be performing a headlining show at Club Clearview (web site) in Deep Ellum, Texas on April 30. For more information, call (214) 939-0077. "The band is trying to play as many shows as they can to build up as many venues as possible so they can play ...

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RANDY RHOADS' HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK Induction Ceremony: More Photos Posted Online

Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) official web site has posted a photo of some of the artists that attended the Randy Rhoads Hollywood's RockWalk induction ceremony on Thursday, March 18. Posing for the group shot were Banali, Yngwie Malmsteen, John5 (MARILYN MANSON), Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt ...

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JEFF PILSON To Rejoin DIO?

KNAC.com is reporting that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be reuniting with former bandmates in DIO to record the group's as-yet-untitled new album. Pilson replaces Jimmy Bain, who recently exited the band. Frontman Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright and Pilson will be entering the studio in April to record ...

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UPDATED: RANDY RHOADS' ROCKWALK Induction Marred By Misspelling Shocker

Legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads' induction into Hollywood's RockWalk earlier today turned downright embarrassing when the bronze bust unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the RockWalk posthumous inductee wall displayed the guitarist's often-misspelled last name as "Rhodes" (an error that has since apparently been corrected). Check out photos from Getty Images:

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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BUCKETHEAD Out Of GUNS N' ROSES?

Rumors of guitarist Buckethead's departure from GUNS N' ROSES have gained strength in the recent weeks, with many speculating that GNR singer Axl Rose's alleged decision to resume taking guitar lessons will result in him taking on some of the guitar duties himself during the band's upcoming live performances. Although the GUNS N' ROSES camp ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Visit USS NIMITZ War Ship

Legendary guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN got a personal invitation from the USS Nimitz to visit "one of their most incredible ships," according to a posting on his official web site. He will be visiting the ship with a crew of 3,000 on Monday, March 15. In other news, a bunch of concert photos from the North ...

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PROBOT Vs. ALEC EMPIRE: Former ATARI TEENAGE RIOT Singer Clears The Air

German techno noise animal ALEC EMPIRE (ex-ATARI TEENAGE RIOT) has issued a statement explaining the absence of Dave Grohl's name in the credits for the ALEC EMPIRE CD "Intelligence & Sacrifice", which features the backing track for what eventually became the PROBOT (Grohl's much-acclaimed "metal" side-project) cut "Access Babylon". "Dave Grohl and me hung out ...

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KATATONIA: 'Brave Yester Days' Delayed

Due to a printing issue which has since been resolved, KATATONIA's two-disc compilation of all of their previously out-of-print mini-CDs, plus sampler tracks from old full-length albums and one unreleased track will now be issued in the U.S. on May 5 through Century Media. It is already being sent out to stores throughout Europe and ...

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SENTENCED Frontman To Take Over Vocal Duties In POISONBLACK

SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala has taken over the lead vocal duties in his side-project POISONBLACK following the departure of CHARON singer Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto. Laihiala's decision to handle the vocals himself comes less than a month after reports surfaced that the group's new singer would be a Canadian vocalist whose name had never been officially revealed. ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Dates Sold Out

THE GATHERING have announced via their official web site that all the shows on the Dutch portion of their upcoming "Sleepy Buildings" semi-acoustic tour are completely sold out. In addition, the band's March 8 concert at Zeche Carl in Essen, Germany is also sold out, and only a limited number of tickets is available for ...

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It's Official: JIMMY BAIN Exits DIO

DIO bassist Jimmy Bain has officially left the band, according to KNAC.com (originally reported here in January). No replacement has been named at the present time. Ronnie James Dio commented, "Jimmy has chosen to follow his own career path, and we wish him well." Ronnie, guitarist Craig Goldy and drummer Simon ...

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IN FLAMES Schedule Swedish Signing Sessions

IN FLAMES will be signing copies of their new single, "The Quiet Place", in Stockholm, Sweden at Sound Pollution on March 5 at 5:00 p.m. and at Bengans in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 6 at 4:00 p.m. "The Quiet Place" (Real Media video) comes off IN FLAMES' new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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ABLOOM Recording New Demos With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have been in the studio with SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian recording a "nonstop slew of demos," which the band are currently using to procure a record deal, according to an ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Show To Be Webcast

THE GATHERING's semi-acoustic show at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on March 2 will be broadcast live on the Internet via Fabchannel.com. Fabchannel.com is the streaming video portal of Paradiso Amsterdam. This gives the opportunity to THE GATHERING fans all over the globe to watch the show of their favorite band. Viewing/registration is free ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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IN FLAMES: 'The Quiet Place' Video Posted Online

The official German IN FLAMES fan site In-Flames.de has posted the video for the group's new single, "The Quiet Place". Download it here (.mpg, file size: 33.9 MB). Also available for download from the same site is a partial recording of IN FLAMES' appearance at Popstad 2004, taped this past Friday (Feb. 13) ...

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