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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Turning Heads With 'Unretrofied' Video

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are breaking new ground with the release of their latest music video, "Unretrofied". The hyper-advanced clip is taken from the band's forward-thinking release, "Miss Machine". The DILLINGER video was written and directed by Josh Graham (ENON, NO DOUBT, JURASSIC 5) and features the band "assembled as retro ...

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Counting Hallways to the Left - EMBRACE THE END

Sacramento's EMBRACE THE END are another in a long line of metalcore bruisers on the Abacus label, albeit the more brutal end of metalcore with plenty of deathcore parts and absolutely no crooning. As devastating as the music may be, it's not devoid of melody; the Swedish style melodic twin guitar leads make sure of ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Tribute Album Report Was A Hoax

A spokesperson for the surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS has told Launch that guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney are unaware of any plans for a proposed tribute album that was previously reported to be in the works. MUDVAYNE's manager also told Launch that the album was a "rumor." News ...

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TOMMY LEE Signs European Solo Deal With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Steamhammer/SPV has announced the exclusive signing of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee for the European territories. The release of his third solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride", will be linked to Lee's current reality TV show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College". Tommy will present several tracks from his album on the show, due to kick off ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Tribute Album In The Works?

According to Launch Radio Networks, an ALICE IN CHAINS tribute album is reportedly in the works from Bullygoat Records, the label formed by MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray. The project will apparently be titled "We Pay Our Debt Sometimes: A Tribute To Alice In Chains" and is slated to feature contributions from MUDVAYNE, COLD, AUDIOSLAVE, BREAKING ...

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EXODUS Confirm Guitarist RICK HUNOLT's Departure

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on June 13, long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have now officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Rick Hunolt. Guitarist Gary Holt's statement on the matter — as posted on the group's official forum — reads as follows: "First, let me apologize for my absence here at the ...

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RAM To Release Full-Length Debut In The Fall

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have finished recording their full-length debut at Black Path studios for a fall 2005 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The CD will be mixed at Gothenburg's Brewhouse Studios and will show "a new dimension of RAM's ...

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STAIND Guitarist: 'We Would Get Destroyed On OZZFEST'

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND will perform a Fusion Flash Concert on August 9, the same day that the band releases its new album, "Chapter V". Fans can learn the gig's secret location in Boston by registering at FusionFlashConcerts.com. STAIND is one of several acts participating in the Fusion Flash series, which is sponsored by ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More 'The Trooper' Single Details Revealed

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed they are to release their classic track "The Trooper" as a single to precede their hugely-anticipated headline appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and their double live album "Death On The Road". The single will be released on August 15 as a maxi-CD, limited-edition blue 7" vinyl and 12" picture ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS Announce U.S. Dates

Legendary rock icons Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN, and Paul Rodgers of BAD COMPANY and FREE, just off a sold-out, 32-date arena tour of Europe under the banner of QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, are headed for the U.S. later this year. They will bring their acclaimed show to the U.S. for two rare ...

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The 1st Chapter - CIRCUS MAXIMUS

Wow, what an impressive debut from these Norwegian progsters! I feel the same way about prog metal as I do about power metal: some of it I like a great deal and some of it does absolutely nothing for me. CIRCUS MAXIMUS' "The 1st Chapter" does damn near everything for me. The 70-minute ride is ...

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STAIND: 'Chapter V' Album Tracks Posted Online

Four tracks from STAIND's upcoming album, "Chapter V", have been posted online at MySpace.com. Check out the tracks "King of All Excuses", "Please", "Falling" and "Right Here" (first single) at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "14 Shades of Grey", STAIND's fifth effort, "Chapter V" is scheduled to arrive in stores on August ...

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GLUECIFER Call It Quits

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have officially broken up following the departure of singer Biff Malibu and guitarist Raldo Useless. Through the past decade, GLUECIFER have had a busy touring schedule and a constant album release rate. They have been one of the few Norwegian bands to enjoy a successful international career. Doing this takes ...

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PAMELA MOORE: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Sister Mary' Begins Recording New Album

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entered Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas on Wednesday (July 6) with renowned producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) to begin recording a new album featuring material co-written with Benjamin Anderson of RORSCHACH TEST. In a ...

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Former ANTHRAX/WHITE LION Drummer Joins ANTIPRODUCT

After spending the last few years as a successful producer in Los Angeles, former ANTHRAX/ZAKK WYLDE/WHITE LION drummer Greg D'Angelo (or "GD3", as he's now known) has joined ANTIPRODUCT as permanent replacement for ailing drummer Simon the Gonk. ANTIPRODUCT are continuing work on recordings at Albert Studios (AC/DC, BREED 77) with famed producer Ray McVeigh ...

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STAIND Schedule In-Store Appearances

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND will make in-store appearances at selected Best Buy stores to play its upcoming album, "Chapter V", for fans. Customers at the locations will be able to meet the band and pick up a free EP featuring two songs from "Chapter V", along with a rare track that's not included on ...

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