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MINDGRINDER To Support TESTAMENT In Oslo

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will be opening for TESTAMENT on June 10 at Rockefeller in Oslo. Also appearing on the bill will be NOCTURNAL BREED. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", last month through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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RIOT: Live Chat With Bassist Scheduled

RIOT's official web site will be hosting a live voice and text chat with the group's bassist, Pete Perez, on Sunday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The text chat is designed to handle an unlimited number of users, but the voice room can only hold ten users at a time so fans will have ...

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DOOGIE WHITE Comments On YNGWIE Tour, CORNERSTONE And Other Projects

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have signed a Japanese record deal with Yamaha Communications. The group's recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release on May 19. "They have a very strong marketing programme for us and we are ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Headline Orlando Charity Gig

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will be headlining the 4th annual 98.9 WMMO Rock Forever Golf Classic and Concert in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 12. Among those joining him will be Lita Ford, Alex Ligertwood (SANTANA), Kevin DuBrow (QUIET RIOT) and Doug Fieger (THE KNACK). The show, which is sponsored by SunTrust ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by HitThePit.com about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure), Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF fans know what's up, they know where it started." With ...

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NAPALM DEATH Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group's first release through the label is expected to be the long-completed collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". Commented NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "I'm very happy to announce that NAPALM DEATH ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to ...

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HUMBLE PIE Drummer Gives QUIET RIOT Vocalist 'Thumbs Up'

Original HUMBLE PIE drummer Jerry Shirley has given his stamp of approval to QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow's version of the 1970 HUMBLE PIE song "Red Light Mama Red Hot". Commenting on an advance copy of the track, which is featured on DuBrow's upcoming "In For The Kill" solo album on Shrapnel Records, Shirley told ...

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RIOT: Dallas Show Cancelled

Veteran hard rock band RIOT's previously announced headlining show in Dallas, Texas "will not take place after all do to the promoter pulling out at the last minute," according to a post on the group's web site. In an e-mail posted at RIOT's web site, promoter Doug Simmons of Elite Entertainment in Dallas, Texas blames ...

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WHITESNAKE, Ex-QUIET RIOT Members Sign Copies Of 'Food That Rocks': Photos Available

Drummer Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) web site is currently hosting several photos from the March 18 in-store book signing for "Food That Rocks", the rock and roll cookbook co-authored by Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. In addition to Cindy, David and co-author Margie Lapanja, others in attendance at the Virgin Megastore ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer To Embark On First-Ever Solo Tour

Former QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow will embark on his first-ever solo tour later this week. He will be performing all the QUIET RIOT classics and songs from his soon-to-be-released CD. He will be on tour all through the summer in support of his upcoming solo album, titled "In For The Kill", coming out on ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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RIOT Announce Headlining Show In Dallas

Veteran hard rock band RIOT will be performing a headlining show at Club Clearview (web site) in Deep Ellum, Texas on April 30. For more information, call (214) 939-0077. "The band is trying to play as many shows as they can to build up as many venues as possible so they can play ...

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RANDY RHOADS' HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK Induction Ceremony: More Photos Posted Online

Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) official web site has posted a photo of some of the artists that attended the Randy Rhoads Hollywood's RockWalk induction ceremony on Thursday, March 18. Posing for the group shot were Banali, Yngwie Malmsteen, John5 (MARILYN MANSON), Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Nuno Bettencourt ...

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JEFF PILSON To Rejoin DIO?

KNAC.com is reporting that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be reuniting with former bandmates in DIO to record the group's as-yet-untitled new album. Pilson replaces Jimmy Bain, who recently exited the band. Frontman Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright and Pilson will be entering the studio in April to record ...

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UPDATED: RANDY RHOADS' ROCKWALK Induction Marred By Misspelling Shocker

Legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads' induction into Hollywood's RockWalk earlier today turned downright embarrassing when the bronze bust unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the RockWalk posthumous inductee wall displayed the guitarist's often-misspelled last name as "Rhodes" (an error that has since apparently been corrected). Check out photos from Getty Images:

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SPASTIC INK: Prepare To Have Your Minds Melted!

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, GORDIAN KNOT), bassist Pete Perez (RIOT), and drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, PAINMUSEUM) have set a March 23 release date via EclecticElectric for the their long awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Japan and South East Asia will follow on April 21 ...

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BUCKETHEAD Out Of GUNS N' ROSES?

Rumors of guitarist Buckethead's departure from GUNS N' ROSES have gained strength in the recent weeks, with many speculating that GNR singer Axl Rose's alleged decision to resume taking guitar lessons will result in him taking on some of the guitar duties himself during the band's upcoming live performances. Although the GUNS N' ROSES camp ...

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