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DEEP PURPLE Singer Goes 'Bananas'

DEEP PURPLE vocalist Ian Gillan recently confirmed that the band's new album will be called "Bananas". He explained the reason behind the odd title to DeepPurple.net. "It came about through a picture we saw of a Vietnamese guy just winging this huge amount of bananas on a kind of a bus where's he's...
June 5, 2003
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ANTHRAX Guitarist Says There Is Nothing Wrong With Criticizing The War In Iraq

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian believes that everyone should be allowed an opportunity to state their political views, even if they happen to be critical of the government's foreign policy in a time of war. "I find it extremely disturbing that people in the U.S. are being criticized for criticizing the...
June 4, 2003
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Former EUROPE Drummer Lays Down Vocals On TEN 67 Single

Former EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland has teamed up with several of his DJ colleagues at Sweden's biggest classic rock station "106.7 Rockklassiker" to release the single "Rock 'n' Roll Allright" under the band name TEN 67. The track, which features Haugland on lead vocals for the first time ever, mark...
May 30, 2003
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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.anthrax.com: "I'm dizzy with bus-legs after 20 hours from McAllen to Tucson. We watched 'The 25th Hour' (the feel good movie of the year!),'Millers Crossing' (Coen Bros. classic finally on DVD),and 'Am...
May 28, 2003
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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Jams With ANTHRAX In Cleveland

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens joined ANTHRAX onstage during their appearance at Agora Theater in Cleveland on May 15. "Tim came down with his very pregnant wife Jeannie and [ANTHRAX singer] John [Bush] called him up on stage to do 'Madhouse' with us," guitarist Scott Ian wrote on ANTHRAX'...
May 25, 2003
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ANTHRAX Take Anonymous Stab At European Radio

NYRock.com spoke with Scott Ian from ANTHRAX and asked him about reports that had the group sending out copies of their new single, "Safe Home", to radio stations in Europe without including the controversial name of the band. "That's true. It was worth a try," Ian said. "Obviously, with the name AN...
May 18, 2003
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ANTHRAX Debut At No. 122 With 'We've Come For You All'

ANTHRAX's "We've Come For You All" has shifted 9,819 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. "That's more than I thought it would do after five years away," ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian said in a posting on the band's official web site. ...
May 17, 2003
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RAG MEN Close To Inking Record Deal

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I),guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ),bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS),and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED),are in the process of negotiating a record contract and expect t...
May 12, 2003
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ANTHRAX Guitarist: I Want JUDAS PRIEST To Reunite With ROB HALFORD

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and vocalist John Bush recently told Metal Update that they would like to see their former touring mates JUDAS PRIEST reunite with singer Rob Halford for an upcoming tour and a possible new studio album. "Of course [I want them to get back together]," Ian said. "But at th...
May 10, 2003
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KEANU REEVES, SUM 41 To Appear In ANTHRAX Video!

"Matrix" star Keanu Reeves and SUM 41 have shot cameo appearances for the new ANTHRAX video, "Safe Home", guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via his latest online posting. "If you've been checking out our site for a while you may have seen pictures of Keanu Reeves shooting a cameo for the 'Safe Home'...
May 5, 2003
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DEEP PURPLE To Appear At LUCIANO PAVAROTTI's Bash

DEEP PURPLE are scheduled to perform at Luciano Pavarotti's annual bash, "Pavarotti & Friends", on May 27 at the Parco Novi Sad in Modena Italy. Also set to appear at the event are Eric Clapton, U2's Bono, members of QUEEN, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin. PURPLE last appeared at the bash in 2001...
May 1, 2003
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ELEGY Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

Dutch melodic metallers ELEGY have lined up the following dates during the spring/summer: May 30 - De Peppel – Ziest, NETH Jun. 01 - Rotonde – Hirson, FRA Jun. 07 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL Jun. 01 – BW&BK 6-Pack - Cleveland, OH Jul. 13 - StreetRock - Bakel, NETH ELEGY's current lineup consists o...
April 24, 2003
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Our New Album 'Has Got It All'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another update to the band's official web site, www.anthrax.com. The following are select excerpts from that message: "The [new ANTHRAX] record ['We've Come For You All'] will be out here [in the U.S.], Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico and...
April 24, 2003
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BILLY MILANO Says JOHN BUSH Is Incapable Of Laughing At The Joke

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a response to ANTHRAX singer John Bush's characterization of Milano as someone who "has a lot of problems to work out," saying that Bush is incapable of laughing at the joke and insisting that the part-time ARMORED SAINT frontman does...
April 14, 2003
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ANTHRAX's JOHN BUSH: 'BILLY MILANO Has A Lot Of Problems He Needs To Sort Out'

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush has slammed former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano over the latter's "bigoted" comments about ANTHRAX guitarist and Milano's former S.O.D. bandmate Scott Ian, saying that Billy "has a lot of problems he needs to sort out" and dismissing Milano's persistent...
April 14, 2003