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GUNS N' ROSES In Talks To Play Montreal

GUNS N' ROSES are studying the possibility of arranging a show in Montreal, Quebec as part of the group's North American tour this fall, according to Canadian music channel Musique Plus. GN'R's last performance in Montreal, on August 8th, 1992, ended in a riot after frontman Axl Rose walked off stage 50 minutes into the ...

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REVEREND To Headline Germany's METAL MAFIA FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the 5th Anniversary Metal Mafia Festival on December 13th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. As previously reported, REVEREND will also headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. ...

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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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THERION To Issue Live Album

Sweden's THERION will issue a live CD, entitled Live In Midgard, on September 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at shows in Colombia, Hungary and Germany, Live In Midgard was laid down "totally live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all," according to an official press release. The full track listing ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Boston In November

GUNS N' ROSES will be performing at FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts on either Thursday, November 7th or Tuesday, November 26th, according to two Massachusetts-area radio stations who have announced the conflicting dates via their official web sites. Although they can't seem to agree on the exact date for the concert itself, WAAF 107.3 ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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Still Going Strong - ANVIL

Still going strong? Well, that's certainly subjective. ANVIL's umpteenth album opens with two tracks of pure and total greatness. They've got the power, dynamics, passion and drive that ANVIL used to fill entire albums with. They rush out of the starting gate in a torrent, screaming "ANVIL is fucking back!" "Race Against Time" and "In ...

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REVEREND Confirmed For Holland's BLACK ROSE FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. The organizers of this festival will also be booking additional concerts featuring REVEREND in Germany and Belgium. Exact dates and venues will be ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Embark On Farewell Tour In 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a farewell tour in late 2003/early 2004 to coincide with the release of the film version of the group's autobiography, The Dirt, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed via his latest posting on the band's official web site. "Been knee-deep in getting all the T's crossed and I's dotted with Paramount ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST will be kicking off a month-long touring stint with CREED on September 20th in Selma, Texas. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sep. 22 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena Sep. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Sep. 25 - The Woodlands, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Effort

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Snapshot, on September 2nd via Eagle Rock Records. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album "is called Snapshot because it was done very quickly, despite ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE To Collaborate With WEEZER?

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumored to be considering a possible collaboration with WEEZER on the latter's next album, scheduled for a February 2003 release, with Axl singing on a new WEEZER track tentatively titled "Mo Beats". According to reports, WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo and Rose are longtime fans of each other's work, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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DEVOLVED Issue Official Statement Regarding Vocalist Departure

Australia's DEVOLVED have issued a statement explaining the recent departure of vocalist Nik Carpenter and outlining the group's future plans. It reads as follows: "Nik Carpenter has been officially fired as lead vocalist for devolved. Due to musical and creative differences, Nik was asked to leave the band and will take no further part in ...

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THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following European gigs during July/August: Jul. 27 – Derby, UK - Rock & Blues Festival Jul. 29 – London, UK - Garage Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER - Open Air Aug. 02 – Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Metal Days The opening act at the July 29th ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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