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THE CULT: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE CULT have added a couple of more dates to their upcoming west coast mini-tour, which kicks off in mid-October. So far, the following shows have been confirmed: Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Oct. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA ...
August 29, 2002
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THE CULT Line Up West Coast Dates

THE CULT are apparently bouncing back to action with the announcement of upcoming live shows on the west coast in October. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre A Los Angeles date at ...
August 26, 2002
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DEEP PURPLE Drummer Announces European Clinics, Live Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice has lined up several drum clinics and live shows in Europe in late September/early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 28 – Wels, AUT @ Alter Schlachthof Oct. 02 - Borgonovo (Piacenza),ITA @ Teatro Capital* Oct. 03 - Civ.Marche (Macerata),ITA @ Cine Teatro R...
August 26, 2002
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RAG MEN: MP3s Posted Online

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross, have posted three full-length MP3s via their official web site at the foll...
August 26, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: "I Don't Know What Is Considered To Be A Millionaire"

A recently-conducted interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian focusing primarily on the business side of the group's affairs can be viewed at the Bankrate.com web site at this location. A couple of select highlights from said interview: Bankrate.com: I think people have misconceptions about what b...
August 22, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Confirms Plans To Tour Europe With MOTÖRHEAD

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the band's official web site the group's plans to tour Europe with MOTÖRHEAD during October. "We're finally getting back to Europe after four years," Ian wrote in his regular online column, Alpha Mail. "And this won't be the only run either. We plan on c...
August 14, 2002
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PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's of...
August 11, 2002
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Bassist BILLY MORRISON Quits THE CULT

Bassist Billy Morrison has officially left THE CULT. "It's official," Morrison stated via his web site. "I will not be playing in THE CULT anymore. I had a great time last year, and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of that band's long history. I move on now, and plan ...
August 8, 2002
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SAMSON Guitarist Suffering From Cancer, Has Weeks To Live

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, is suffering from cancer and is said to have "only weeks to live," according to vocalist Nicky Moore, who sang on several of the group's albums during the '80s. Most recently, Paul and Moore had reportedly completed work on...
August 7, 2002
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RAG MEN: A Hardcore/Metal Supergroup

MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross have joined forces in a new band called RAG MEN. The group are presently scheduled to record original material during...
July 23, 2002
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ANTHRAX Part With SANCTUARY RECORDS, Pursue Other Options

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have ended their brief association with Sanctuary Records before they'd released even a single album through the label. However, the group are currently involved in negotiations with another record company and things are "wo...
July 19, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: You Cannot Kill What Doesn't Die

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted a message on the group's official web site in an attempt to clarify drummer Charlie Benante's previous post in which Benante revealed that the band were " once again experiencing some obstacles in getting the new record out." "I've gotten swamped by e-mails exp...
July 17, 2002
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Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals),Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars),Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN),Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums),will issue their new album, e...
July 15, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Praises CHEAP TRICK, Vents About MICHEAL JACKSON, MUNKY From KORN

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, I went to see CHEAP TRICK Tuesday night and all I can say is HOOOLLLLYYYYYY SHHHHIIIIIITT...
July 12, 2002
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THE CULT's IAN ASTBURY To Perform With THE DOORS

THE CULT's Ian Astbury will perform with the surviving members of THE DOORS—Ray Manzerek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore—on September 7th at the California Motor Speedway, just outside L.A. County, according to Undercover. At this stage it is planned that Densmore will be part of the show although...
July 8, 2002