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DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (written by KISS' Gene Simmons) ...

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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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DORO: More European Dates Announced

German singer DORO PESCH and her band—Joe Taylor (guitar), Nick Douglas (bass), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (guitar/keyboards)—will perform the following dates during November: Nov. 13 - Zaandam, NETH - De Kade Nov. 14 - London, UK - The Underworld Nov. 22 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz 2 Nov. 23 - Madrid, SPA - ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Found Dead In Los Angeles

Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk pioneers THE RAMONES, died Wednesday night in his Hollywood home, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner's office. The bassist was 50. Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found unresponsive by his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. PT. She then called the Los Angeles Police ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN Announces Additional Norwegian Date

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" KARI RUESLÅTTEN, presently known simply as KARI, has added another date to her upcoming Norwegian itinerary. In addition to her previously-announced date at John Dee in Oslo on June 6th, KARI will be performing at Blæst in Trondheim on June 7th. KARI's third solo CD (the ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN To Make Rare Live Appearance

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" KARI RUESLÅTTEN, presently known simply as KARI, will make a rare live appearance at John Dee in Oslo, Norway on June 6th. KARI's third solo CD (the follow-up to 1998's Mesmerized), entitled Pilot, has just been released in Europe through GMR Music sub-label Peach Music. ...

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DEE SNIDER East Coast Dates Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and his current touring band—AJ Pero (ex-TWISTED SISTER, drums), Dan McCafferty (guitar), Tony Palmucci (guitar), and Freddy Villano (bass)—have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 14 - TBA - NJ Jun. 15 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford CT Jun. 21 - The Downtown – Farmingdale, NY ...

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METALIUM/EDENBRIDGE Tour Dates Announced

Germany's METALIUM have announced the dates for their forthcoming European tour with EDENBRIDGE. They are as follows: May 07 - Crailsheim, GER @ Eiche May 08 - Rockhouse Amber, GER @ Villingen-Marbach May 09 - Milano, ITA @ Indians Saloon May 10 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 2 May 11 - Oiarzun, SPA @ Pagoa ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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DORO PESCH: New Album Is Heaviest In 10 Years

German singer DORO PESCH and her band—Joe Taylor (guitar), Nick Douglas (bass), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (guitar/keyboards)—have been hard at work at Soundmine studios in Pennsylvania putting the finishing touches on her new album, tentatively entitled Fight. According to DORO, “It's our heaviest album in the last 10 years. It has some kick-ass ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: I Wanted To Play On New KING DIAMOND CD

Former KING DIAMOND and current MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee was in brief talks to make an appearance on the current KING DIAMOND album, Abigail II: The Revenge, but due to Mikkey' commitment to MOTÖRHEAD, his contributions never took place. “I was actually talking to King about playing on that album, because [bassist] Hal Patino is ...

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MOTRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: I Wanted To Play On New KING DIAMOND CD

Former KING DIAMOND and current MOTRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee was in brief talks to make an appearance on the current KING DIAMOND album, Abigail II: The Revenge, but due to Mikkey' commitment to MOTRHEAD, his contributions never took place. I was actually talking to King about playing on that album, because [bassist] Hal Patino is ...

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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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DEE SNIDER: Too Twisted For ABC?

The following item comes to us courtesy of The New York Post: TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider may have been a bit too twisted for the suits at ABC's late night info-fest, "World News Now". Snider, formerly known as the hulking drag queen who snarled the '80s anthems "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I ...

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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Becomes Official Promo Voice Of MSNBC

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is now the official promo voice of MSNBC. The raspy-voiced Snider has been doing voiceovers for the likes of Brian Williams, Ashleigh Banfield and Alan Keyes since last winter, according to an article published in the New York Observer. The Long Island-based vocalist, of course, very publicly fought with ...

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VH1 Seeks Extras For PMRC Documentary

Southwest Casting is seeking extras for VH1's documentary about the PMRC, which is shooting in Houston and is set to star former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider (who will be playing himself). Auditions will take place this weekend. For more information, visit Southwest's web site at this location. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Make UK Live Appearance

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones and his band will be appearing in a benefit concert in aid of the Mines Advisory Group at The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry in Manchester, UK on Sunday, January 27th. The concert, dubbed Guitars Against Landmines, has been organized by singer/songwriter Julie Felix in conjunction with the ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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