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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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Should Mosh Pits Be Banned?

Ryanne Scott of The Gazette reports that concertgoers say exhilaration, excitement and chaos are to be found in wading to the front of the audience and throwing themselves into a mosh pit with other fans who love metal and punk music. The pit thrives on physical contact. Moshers enter jumping and thrashing around, all while ...

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Former DRAIN STH Bassist To Tour With HANZEL UND GRETYL

Former DRAIN STH and current SUPERFIX bassist Anna Kjellberg will be filling in on bass for New York industrial band HANZEL UND GRETYL's Fukken Über Tour, beginning on Thursday (July 3) in Washington D.C. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 03 – Washington D.C. - Nation Jul. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Jul. 05 ...

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SPEEDEALER To Tour West Coast, Canada In August

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will launch a tour of the West coast and Western Canada beginning August 13. Support at all dates will come from BAD WIZARD and BOULDER. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SPEEDEALER have just completed work ...

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SPEEDEALER Name New Album

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), have set "Bleed" as the title for their fifth studio album, tentatively due in September through Dead Teenager Records. The follow-up to last year's "Second Sight" was produced by Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). In other news, SPEEDEALER will ...

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EVANESCENCE, COLD, REVIS: First Dates Announced

The initial dates have been announced for the forthcoming the Nintendo Fusion Tour featuring EVANESCENCE, COLD, REVIS, CAUTERIZE and FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the trek will feature live music as well as a host of Nintendo games. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 04 - Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheatre Aug. ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE/LACUNA COIL: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 25 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Jul. 26 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT Jul. 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Jul. 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, ...

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STATIC-X Announce New Drummer

After auditioning more than 30 candidates over the course of the past two months, STATIC-X have decided to recruit Nick Oshiro (ex-SEETHER) as the replacement for recently departed drummer Ken Jay. "Finding the right drummer to nail the old songs and cop the feel for the groove of the new songs was tricky, but Nick ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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MONTROSE To Reunite For Three Shows In August

The original MONTROSERonnie Montrose (guitar), Sammy Hagar (vocals), Bill Church (bass), and Denny Carmassi (drums) — will reunite for the first time in 25 years for three exclusive performances in late August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino On Sale 5/9 Aug. 22 - ...

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SILENCER Sign European Deal With ADRENALINE RECORDS

Colorado's SILENCER have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Italy's Adrenaline Records for a European edition of the "Structures" EP, entitled "Found On The Sun". In addition to select "Black Flames & Burning Worlds" and "Kozmos" bonus cuts, the EP will include a brand new track, entitled "Apollocide", the first to feature Dan Lynn on ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE/DREAM THEATER: Final Itinerary Announced

The final itinerary has been released for the forthcoming North American tour co-headlined by QUEENSRŸCHE and DREAM THEATER. The trek, which will include FATES WARNING in the "special guest" slot, will hit the following cities in June/July/August: Jun. 23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless (QR) Jun. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (QR) ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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EXTOL To Release 'Synergy' In August

Norway's EXTOL will issue their third album, "Synergy", on Aug. 12 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Undeceived" sees the group "sticking to their unique and complex yet highly melodic style, while also incorporating a more direct thrash approach," according to an official press release. The concept behind "Synergy", guitarist Christer explains, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Headlining Shows

CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following non-Ozzfest headlining appearances during the summer: Jun. 23 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues. Jun. 24 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room. Jun. 25 - McAllen, TX @ Villa Real Jul. 01 - El Paso, TX @ TBA Jul. 06 - Las Vegas, NV @ ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce U.S. Tour

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will embark on a three-week tour of the U.S. during June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 Jun. 27 – Austin, TX @ 710 Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ ...

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GODSMACK: Live Dates Announced

GODSMACK will play a few festival dates in late April/early May before embarking on a headline tour starting May 22 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A full tour itinerary hasn't been revealed at press time, and is expected on Wednesday (April 9). GODSMACK appearances (subject to change): Apr. 25 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Apr. 26 ...

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LINKIN PARK: Two PROJEKT REVOLUTION Dates Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict with LINKIN PARK's video shoot for their second "Meteora" single, the band have been forced to postpone two of the Projekt Revolution tour dates — Valley Center, Kansas and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both concerts will be rescheduled this summer, according to the group's official web site. In other news, latest ...

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STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000: More Tour Dates Announced

STONE SOUR, POWERMAN 5000, RA and OUTSPOKEN will team up for a six-week U.S. tour beginning on April 15 in La Crescent, Minnesota. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 15 - La Crescent Arena - La Crescent, MN Apr. 16 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 18 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI Apr. ...

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THIN LIZZY: European, American Tour Dates Announced

The current lineup of THIN LIZZYJohn Sykes (guitar/vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Michael Lee (drums, ex-PAGE/PLANT, THE CULT, LITTLE ANGELS), and Guy Pratt (bass, ex-PINK FLOYD, GARY MOORE) — have announced the following dates during the coming months: May 01 - Silja Rock, SWE May 03 – TBA - FIN May 05 – KB ...

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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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DOMINE To Enter Studio In May

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will enter New Sin Audio Design studios in May to begin recording their fourth full-length album, due later in the year through Dragonheart Records. According to the group's official web site, "the band has already rehearsed five new compositions. Titles are TOP SECRET to avoid copycats running amok. The ...

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MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES: More Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES, DEPSWA and GRADE 8. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol Mar. 10 - 2003 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Mar. 11 - 2003 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Mar. 12 ...

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D.R.I. To Embark On North American Tour

D.R.I. have announced plans to resume their 20th Anniversary Tour in May. According to the band, they will be "starting in California, and will be playing across the top of the country, to the East Coast. Once there, we jump around the Northeast. We won't be making it back down south again on this one. ...

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