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STEPHEN PEARCY Recording Acoustic Version Of RATT's 'Round & Round'

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is in the studio this week recording an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Round & Round" with guitarists Keri Kelli (ADLER'S APPETITE, VINCE NEIL, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Erik Ferentinos (VOODOO, 13A). There is no word yet on where the resultant recording will end up. As previously reported, Pearcy's second ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Shoots Down 'Split' Rumors

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's official message board: "This is what's happening. The band was offered to be part of the W.A.S.P./ L.A GUNS/STEPHEN PEARCY tour and when put to the test of a real tour on the table, the band had to turn it down ...

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W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY: First Tour Dates Announced

The first tour dates have been announced for the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT) and WEDNESDAY 13 (MURDERDOLLS). They are as follows: Jul. 09 - Royal Oak Music Theater - Detroit, MI Jul. 14 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Jul. 15 - Starland ...

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Former JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Honored

ABC ePrep is reporting that former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award at a May 20 benefit concert for MusiCares MAP Fund, which helps musicians recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The award honors his support of the fund and his work in helping other artists ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: New Tour Dates Announced

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, have lined up the following dates in July: Jul. 08 - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN Jul. 09 - Summerfest Music Market Stage - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 10 - ...

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Former RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release 'Fueler' In May

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's second solo CD, "Fueler", has a street release date of May 10 on Cleopatra/Top Fuel Records. This version will be featuring the two new songs "Sinomatic" and "Gamblers & Thieves". Stephen, his RAT BASTARDS, and some surprise special guests will headline the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go on May 20 on ...

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ALICE COOPER's Daughter Lands Movie Role

According to a post at SickthingsUK, Alice Cooper's daughter Calico has just signed on to play a small part in the upcoming horror movie called "Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest" which is scheduled for DVD release in October 2005. Calico's scene will be very similar to Alice's role in John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Recording 'Amazing' New Music

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell is currently recording new music at Doug Fieger's studio in Los Angeles. He is joined in the studio by Chris Wyse on bass and Stephen Perkins on drums (both ex-JANE'S ADDICTION). Cantrell's new tunes are said to be sounding "amazing," with one track reportedly featuring Doug Fieger on ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY's MICKEY RATT CD Pulled; Artwork Changes Planned

According to a post on former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's web site, the previously released "Mickey Ratt; The Best Of" CD/DVD, featuring re-recorded RATT songs with the help of such guest musicians as guitarists George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), has been pulled. "There will be some changes ...

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ROBERT PLANT Rocks With LED ZEPPELIN, Solo Material At SXSW

Launch Radio Networks reports: Robert Plant may not want to reunite LED ZEPPELIN, but he had no trouble playing the group's songs last week during his feature performance at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Plant and his band, the STRANGE SENSATION, reached into the ZEP catalog for six of the 14 ...

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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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BEYOND TWILIGHT Sign With NIGHTMARE RECORDS

Danish metallers BEYOND TWILIGHT have inked a U.S. deal with Nightmare Records for the release of their new album, "Section X" (as well as "The Devil's Hall of Fame", which until now only has been available in USA through import). An April release is expected. "After the success of 'The Devil’s Hall of Fame' in ...

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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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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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TAPROOT: Teaser Site For New Album Launched

A teaser site for the new TAPROOT album, "Blue-Sky Research", has been launched at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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Forged by Fire - FIREWIND

Greek Guitar God Gus G. (damn, that's a lot of Gs!) never rests. Even after leaving DREAM EVIL to focus more attention on his pride and joy, FIREWIND, he still does time with NIGHTRAGE and MYSTIC PROPHECY. All these bands have benefited greatly from his massive chops; his chunky riffs and ferocious leads are matched ...

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CAMP FREDDY Jam With ROB ZOMBIE, RICHARD PATRICK At Tsunami Benefit: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and singer Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), were joined by a host of guest vocalists — including Rob Zombie, Richard ...

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AC/DC: More 'Family Jewels' Details Revealed

Billboard.com has revealed more details about AC/DC's upcoming "Family Jewels" DVD, due March 29 in North America via Epic. Disc one focuses on AC/DC's Bon Scott-led period from 1975-1980, featuring videos for "High Voltage", "Jailbreak", "Let There Be Rock", "Walk All Over You" and "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", among others. ...

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