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LARS ULRICH's Assistant Talks About Upcoming METALLICA Album

Virginia Fuel, Virginia's local chapter of the Metallica Club (the official METALLICA fan club),has published an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's longtime assistance Steven Wiig. An excerpt from the chat follows: Virginia Fuel: Have you had a chance to listen to the new stuff that MET...
February 21, 2008
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BLOFELD: New Live Album Out Now

Norwegian rockers BLOFELD have released their new live album, "Live In Rocklights", on S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Records and via their official web site, www.blofeld.no. The CD, which was recorded on December 27, 2007, features classic songs from the band's own back catalogue, as well as cover songs by DEEP PU...
February 20, 2008
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More Than 10,000 Fans Expected At DEEP PURPLE's Lima Concert

Living In Peru reports that over 10,000 people in Lima are anxiously waiting for the DEEP PURPLE concert, which is to be held tonight at the National Stadium. After eleven years, the members of the English hard rock band will play in Peru once again and let thousands of Peruvian fans know why ...
February 20, 2008
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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More 'In The Midst Of Beauty' Audio Samples Available

A total of four audio clips from the forthcoming MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) album, "In the Midst of Beauty", have been posted online at the Studio-Zwei.de web site: "Night to Remember": Audio "I Want You": Audio "Competition": Audio "Wings of Emotion": Audio Tentatively due in April, the ...
February 20, 2008
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BRUCE KULICK Launches Hollywood Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Blog

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick served as camp counselor at the Hollywood leg of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which took place on President's Day Weekend (February 15-18, 2008) in Hollywood, California. You can check out Bruce's Hollywood '08 Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy C...
February 19, 2008
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THIS IS HELL To Headline UK's 'Kerrang! Most Wanted Tour'

Long Island's THIS IS HELL have announced a UK headline tour in support of new album "Misfortunes", released Monday, February 25. Support will come from UK noiseniks DEAD SWANS. Commented guitarist Rick Jimenez: "We're always siked to get to the UK, but especially now with the new album. We're dying...
February 18, 2008
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DEEP PURPLE Singer Comments On Kremlin Performance

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has penned an article for The Times about the band's private performance at The Kremlin on February 11. PURPLE played a gig in Moscow as a farewell gift to Dmitry Medvedev, the chairman of gas giant Gazprom and almost certainly Russia's next president. The group perfo...
February 17, 2008
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Ex-KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN Members Featured On 'The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute'

Cleopatra Records has released a two-CD set called "LedBox - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute" on the Deadline label. This 25-song double CD set contains contributions from many great classic rock artists, including the following: Eric Bloom (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) Brian Robertson (MOTÖRHEAD, THIN LIZZY...
February 17, 2008
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DARK TRANQUILLITY Frontman: 'We Have Never Cared About Money Or Fame'

MTUK metal zine recently conducted an interview with DARK TRANQUILLITY singer Mikael Stanne. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: MTUK: One other thing I have always wanted to ask about DARK TRANQUILLITY and gigs is that as a band you always seem to be in your element playing them. Every time...
February 16, 2008
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AEROSMITH To Begin Recording New Album Next Month

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry was the featured guest on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (Friday, February 15). Some highlights: * Joe is doing two shows with his sons' band TAB THE BAND. They will play deep AEROSMITH cuts ("Combination"),some JOE PER...
February 16, 2008
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DEEP PURPLE Performs At Kremlin; Video Available

UK hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE played a gig on February 11 in Moscow as a farewell gift to Dmitry Medvedev, the chairman of gas giant Gazprom and almost certainly Russia's next president. The group performed at a show Gazprom put on at the Kremlin to mark the 15th anniversary of the firm's creatio...
February 15, 2008
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AEROSMITH's TYLER, PERRY Talk 'Guitar Hero'

AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry talked to USA Today's Mike Snider about the plans for their new Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game. A couple of excerpts from the chat follows: Q: What do you think about AEROSMITH having its own video game? Steven Tyler: There are some battles you can't fight. You wo...
February 15, 2008
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DEEP PURPLE To Play British International Motor Show

According to Deep-Purple.net, DEEP PURPLE is scheduled to perform on July 30, as part of a series of gigs linked with the British International Motor Show at the ExCeL Arena in London. Doors open at 20:00, with the band on stage at 21:00. Tickets are already on sale from ents24.com. Other acts confi...
February 15, 2008
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ICARUS WITCH To Support TROUBLE On Mini-Tour

Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH will open for Chicago doom legends TROUBLE on the following dates: April 02 - RPMs Rock Club - Bridgeville, PA April 03 - Jigsaw Saloon - Cleveland, Ohio April 04 - Doug's American Grill & Bar - Aurora, IL April 05 - Nite Cap – Chicago, IL ICARU...
February 15, 2008
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VOODOO SIX: 'Faith' Video Posted Online

VOODOO SIX, the UK band formed by former DIRTY DEEDS bassist Tony Newton, has posted the video for its new single, "Faith". The clip, which was shot last month with director George Chin, can be viewed below. VOODOO SIX played its first show of the year on January 19 at the Purple Turtle in Camden, ....
February 14, 2008