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Former MR. BIG Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert has completed work on a new solo CD, entitled Burning Organ, which is due for release on June 26th in Japan. 13 songs were reportedly tracked for the album, including opener "I Like Rock", which features "one hundred guitars all playing at the same time through the entire song ...

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MR. BIG Issue Farewell Message Following Split

MR. BIG have posted a farewell message via their official web site explaining the reasons for their decision to disband and go their separate ways. Here is the message in its entirety: "MR. BIG has had 12 great years of making music all over the world. We thank all of our friends and fans everywhere. ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drops Lawsuit Against VanHalenStore.com

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has dropped his lawsuit against VanHalenStore.com. Both parties have agreed to the following statement regarding the outcome of the lawsuit: David Lee Roth and Jeff Hausman, owner of VanHalenStore.com and The Inside magazine, have settled all of their disputes to their mutual satisfaction. Mr. Roth has determined that ...

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UNION UNDERGROUND To Issue Live EP

UNION UNDERGROUND will issue a live EP through Columbia Records on June 11th. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...An Education In Rebellion* 02. South Texas Death Ride* 03. Turn Me On (Mr. Deadman) * 04. Killing the Fly** 05. Revolution Man** 06. Bitter*** *recorded live at Sunken Gardens Theatre ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Diary Of A Mad Scam?!

A minor controversy has erupted among die-hard OZZY OSBOURNE fans over the upcoming reissue of the singer's classic solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, which is currently slated to come out through the Sony label on April 9th. Billed as a digitally remastered version of the original master tapes, the new expanded edition reissue apparently no ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tribute CD Track Listing Finalized

The upcoming GUNS N' ROSES tribute album, due from Cleopatra Records on April 30th, will include the following track listing: 01. You're Crazy (feat. Stevie Rachelle) 02. It's So Easy (feat. Fred Coury) 03. Welcome To The Jungle (feat. Kevin DuBrow) 04. My Michelle (feat. Phil Lewis) 05. Sweet Child O Mine (feat. Jizzy Pearl) ...

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LIMP BIZKIT And EMINEM End Feud, Collaborate On New Track

LIMP BIZKIT and EMINEM have reportedly ended their long-running feud and collaborated on a new track, according to Worldpop. The song, entitled "New World Order", is rumored to contain lyrics dealing with the subject of American troops hunting down Osama Bin Laden. EMINEM reportedly plays Bin Laden taunting America with his raps on the track ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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MR. BIG's Farewell Live Album Due In April

MR. BIG's final live album, which was recorded on the band's recently-completed farewell tour of Japan, is due to receive a Japanese release through WEA Japan on April 24th. As a result of the band's recent split with Atlantic Records, there is no release date yet scheduled for other territories. The album's tentative track listing ...

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STEVE DIGIORGIO To Guest On New VINTERSORG CD!

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED and current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio will make a guest appearance on the forthcoming album from Sweden's VINTERSORG, entitled Visions From The Spiral Generator. DiGiorgio will lay down his tracks at an as-yet-undisclosed studio in the San Francisco Bay Area during March 8-9 for a summer release through Napalm Records. According to ...

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NO RETURN Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast, Confirm Summer Breeze Appearance

French thrashers NO RETURN and Paris-based Kodiak Records have struck a licensing deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records for the international release of the group's recently-completed fifth full-length CD, entitled Machinery. Recorded at Belgium's CCR Studio and mixed at Paris' Funmasters facility, the follow-up to 2000's Self Mutilation is scheduled for a March 5th French ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce Compilation Details

HELLOWEEN have confirmed that their upcoming Best Of double-CD set will be called Treasure Chest and it will have a lot of special packaging, making it a nice collector's item for any HELLOWEEN fan new or old. All of the songs have been remixed and remastered to modern standards. The full track listing for Treasure ...

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RACER X Start Work On New CD

L.A. shred kings RACER X, featuring guitarist Paul Gilbert (ex-MR. BIG), vocalist Jeff Martin (ex-BADLANDS, BLACK SYMPHONY), drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and bassist John Alderete (ex-THE SCREAM), are hard at work on material for the group's next studio CD, which they hope to record this summer for a late 2002 release. The group have ...

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ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...

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Is Rush Limbaugh A NEVERMORE Fan?!

Is conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh a NEVERMORE fan? One would think so, considering that a snippet of the Seattle group's Inside Four Walls track is being used to transition from commercials back to the regular show. No wonder Mr. Limbaugh has lost most of his hearing, one would say. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Expanded Reissues On The Way

OZZY OSBOURNE will be releasing “expanded editions” of his Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute, and No More Tears CDs on March 26th. All reissues will come with the following: - Original cover art restored - All original issue information featured - Bonus tracks - New, never-before-seen photos - In-depth liner notes from ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Estate vs. Allbeat.com Pt. III

Bethann Schuldiner, the sister of and executor of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner's estate, has issued the following response to Allbeat.com's statement regarding the alleged misappropriation of funds received from the latter's auction on Chuck's behalf: “If my suspicions are not correct, then surely Mr. Hazeart would be more than willing to ...

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Summer Breeze 2002 Festival Takes Shape

According to www.wallsoffire.de, the following artists have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany: DIMMU BORGIR TIAMAT NIGHTWISH EDGUY HYPOCRISY SENTENCED AXXIS VADER BRAINSTORM AMON AMARTH PAIN EMIL BULLS DARE ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW AGATHODAIMON MYSTIC ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Lens Video For "Rex Talionis"

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have shot a clip for the track Rex Talionis off their most recent Utopia A.D. CD and are scheduled to make it available via Spinefram Records' upcoming DVD collection, which is tentatively due in February. According to guitarist Alexi Ranta, the video contains live material ...

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METHODS OF MAYHEM:

METHODS OF MAYHEM, led by former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee, have set Never A Dull Moment as the title to their sophomore CD, which is due in stores on May 21st through MCA Records. The track listing for the effort is shaping up as follows: 01. Afterglow 02. Body Architects 03. Higher 04. Sunday ...

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Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman To Appear As "Evil D" At NAMM!

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman/current GENITORTURERS bassist David Vincent (aka “Evil D”) will be making a special appearance at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's NAMM music retailers convention next week in Anaheim, California. The Evil D "Demonator" bass is now available in stores and was designed by Evil D and Dean Guitars' Ben Chafin. ...

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Joey Ramone: Solo CD, RNR Hall Of Fame Induction Ahead

Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, entitled Don't Worry About Me, is due out on February 19th via Sanctuary Records. Among the musicians performing on the CD are Andy Shernoff (DICTATORS, who also co-wrote the track "Stop Thinking About It"), drummer Frank Funaro (ex-DICTATORS, ex-DEL-LORDS, current member of CRACKER), as well as drummer Marky Ramone. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Part Ways With Live Rhythm Guitarist

PITCHSHIFTER's live rhythm guitarist for the past two years, Matt Grundy, has left the group. According to PITCHSHIFTER vocalist J.S. Clayden, Matt was with us for the last two years and it has been our pleasure to have him along for the ride. There is no animosity between Matt and PITCHSHIFTER, it's simply time for ...

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