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THE 69 EYES Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 1

THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils" (Virgin/EMI), entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", "Devils" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and was preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. The album is ...

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POISON Frontman Announces 'Freedom Of Sound' Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will embark on the "Freedom of Sound" solo tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge Nov. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Nov. 09 - Bay City, MI - Westown Theatre --change-- ...

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THE 69 EYES: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. "We worked ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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Former S1FT Members Form New Band

Former S1FT members Chris Dinsmore (vocals) and Bret Crane (keyboards) have joined forces in a new band called MANIPULANT. The group, which is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, will pursue a "much heavier and melodic sound" than Dinsmore and Cane's previous band, according to a press release. MANIPULANT are currently looking for ...

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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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THE 69 EYES Top Finnish Single Chart

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of the single, the ...

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POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networks that was thrilled ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Helsinki Vampires' DVD To Receive European Release

Finland's goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will distribute their 2003 DVD "Helsinki Vampires" Europe-wide through Nuclear Blast starting on July 12. The DVD was previously only available in Finland and contains a complete live concert of the band at Helsinki's famous Tavastia club (filmed in November 2002), eight video clips, interviews with the band, backstage footage ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Devils' In October

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have inked a deal with EMI/Virgin Records. Although it was announced earlier this year that the band had signed with a major label, the identity of the label was kept secret. However, in last week's interview with Russia's Darkside E-Zine (web site), THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki said, ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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THE 69 EYES Sign New Record Deal, Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have signed a "big major label" deal with an as-yet-undisclosed record company, according to a posting on the group's web site. The band are currently currently working on their new album with producers Johnny Lee Michaels and Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A September/October 2004 release is expected. The first ...

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KISS And POISON To Embark On 'Rock The Nation' U.S. Tour

KISS and POISON will be teaming for the "Rock The Nation" two-month U.S. tour beginning on June 10 in San Antonio, Texas. Commented POISON lead singer Bret Michaels: "Throughout our entire career, we have been headlining, but I look at the opportunity to go on the road with KISS as a complete honor. POISON's set ...

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POISON Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be embarking on an eight-week solo tour beginning March 31, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates for the tour take Bret Michaels through the Midwest and East coast through April, with additional dates to follow. The tour will return to such venues as Jaxx in Springfield, VA, Exit/In in Nashville, ...

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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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