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MASS: New Album Due In June

Escape Music has set a June 25 release date for the much-anticipated new album from MASS. "Crack of Dawn" was produced and mixed by Martin Kronlund at JM Recording Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden. The track listing is as follows: 01. It's You 02. Crack Of Dawn 03. Someday 04. Empty Soul 05. Hello 06. Magic ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Headline ROCKLAHOMA

Today heavy metal fans across the nation heard the news they've been hoping for from "House of Hair" nationally syndicated radio host and TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider. "It is my distinct pleasure to announce that TWISTED SISTER will once again be involved with a show that will go down in history. On July 15th, ...

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WHITE LION Added To ROCKLAHOMA

WHITE LION has been confirmed for Rocklahoma, a three-day outdoor '80s hard rock festival, set to take place July 13-15, in Pryor, OK at the Pryor Festival Grounds. Also rumored to be appearing is TWISTED SISTER, although the band's participation has not yet been officially confirmed by the event organizers. The festival billing is shaping ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Join NIGHT RANGER For Summer Dates

Guitar wizard Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER) will replace Jeff Watson in NIGHT RANGER for the band's summer touring plans, which includes some dates in Japan as well as U.S. shows. Reb's involvement with WHITESNAKE is not affected by this decision. Reb previously played with drummer Kelly Keagy in the supergroup project THE MOB, which released ...

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Worldwide Response To ROCKLAHOMA 'Amazing'

Only one week after announcing plans for Rocklahoma, the largest '80s rock festival of its kind to ever be organized, an onslaught of fans worldwide have purchased tickets and made their plans to travel to Oklahoma. Fans from throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and 32 states in the U.S. have purchased their advanced tickets ...

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GREAT WHITE Begins Recording New Album

According to a posting on GREAT WHITE's official web site, Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) will be celebrating GREAT WHITE's 25th anniversary with a new record. They are in the studio recording right now, but they will be taking a small break to ...

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RUDESS/MORGENSTEIN Confirmed For California's CALPROG Festival

RUDESS/MORGENSTEIN, the project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and drummer Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER), has been confirmed for CalProg 2007, set to take place on May 19 in Whittier, California. Also scheduled to appear are FROGG CAFE, SPIRALING and PUPPET SHOW. According to a posting on the CalProg web site, "The festival runs ...

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FATAL SMILE To Team Up With WIG WAM For Japanese Tour

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will team up with Norwegian rockers WIG WAM — winners of the 2005 Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest — for three shows in Japan in late February/early March. The details are as follows: Feb. 26 – Tokyo, JPN - O-East Feb. 28 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro ...

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FATAL SMILE Signs With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE has inked a deal with Locomotive Music. The group's sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", will be released in the U.S. on February 20. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality", "Neo Natural Freaks" received a European release in February 2006 via GMR Music. The CD was once again ...

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The Mob - THE MOB

With 2002's "Masquerade", guitarist Reb Beach (ex-WINGER) proved he can stand on his own making music comfortably outside the hair metal boundaries of WINGER. He has now hooked up with KING'S X vocalist/bassist Doug Pinnick, drummer/backing vocalist Kelly Keagy (NIGHT RANGER), keyboardist Timothy Drury (ex-EAGLES), and producer Kip Winger to form THE MOB. The self-titled ...

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FATAL SMILE Will Not Support W.A.S.P. In Spain

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will NOT support W.A.S.P. on their Spanish dates. As previously reported, FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier ...

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FUNNY MONEY To Release New Album Next Month

Maryland-based rock act FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, will release its long-awaited new CD, entitled "Stick It!", on December 1. The band is also be holding a CD-release party at Ramshead Live! in Baltimore, MD that same night. "We'll be playing most of the material for the new CD ...

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FATAL SMILE Working On New Material

Swedish "traditional" hard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE is currently writing songs for its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2007. According to the band, the new material "seems to be heavier and angrier than the previous ones, so prepare for some heavy duty when the 'Fatals' are delivering the goods..." Songtitles set to ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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FATAL SMILE To Support WINGER On European Tour

According to a posting on FATAL SMILE's official web site, the Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band will support WINGER on its European tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. FATAL SMILE released their sophomore album, "Neo Natural Freaks", in February via GMR Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Beyond Reality" was ...

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FIREHOUSE's BILL LEVERTY To Be Interviewed On KNAC.COM

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty will be interviewed by KNAC.COM DJ Diana DeVille on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. PST. Leverty will likely be discussing his contribution to a side project called DEACON STREET — who recently released their debut album, "II", via MTM Music & Publishing — also featuring other guest musicians such as ...

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