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JUDAS PRIEST Unplugged On 99.9 KISW: Audio Available

A 99.9 KISW audio recording of JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton performing acoustic versions of the tracks "Worth Fighting For" and "Diamonds and Rust" (JOAN BAEZ cover) backstage at the White River Ampitheater in Seattle, WA on July 6 has been posted online at this lo...
July 14, 2005
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JUDAS PRIEST: New Acoustic Live Performances Posted Online

JUDAS PRIEST fan site The French Metallian has uploaded audio files of PRIEST members Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton performing acoustic versions of the tracks "Worth Fighting For" and "Diamonds and Rust" (JOAN BAEZ cover) at the studios of KZRR 94 Rock Radio in Albuquerque, New Mexico a...
July 8, 2005
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JUDAS PRIEST: Exploring Acoustic Territory

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST recently performed two songs acoustically for an appearance on VH1 Classic, which will air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and midnight ET. While acoustic performances are relatively new territory for PRIEST, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that the band m...
July 6, 2005
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DEF LEPPARD Complete First Leg Of Shows With BRYAN ADAMS

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, here we are the the end of the first leg of shows with Bryan Adams. I'm sat on the back of the bus 15 minutes before we go on in Atlanta, on what was originally a day off! ...
June 21, 2005
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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furio...
June 13, 2005
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Lions in this Game

Christ, this is one tough ass hardcore CD! With all the teeth spittin' and rib-crackin' hardcore going on here, how appropriate that this Los Angeles band is named DONNYBROOK and the Michael Bukowski cover art depicts an all-out hockey brawl. The skull and bloody hockey sticks that serve as cross bo...
June 5, 2005
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Review: JUDAS PRIEST Goes Beyond Nostalgia

Malcolm X Abram of the Akron Beacon Journal has penned a review of JUDAS PRIEST's U.S. tour kick-off Monday night (May 30) at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, Ohio. An excerpt from the review follows: "The less-than-full venue was populated with middle-aged metalheads who looked as if they cou...
May 31, 2005
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MELVINS Tribute Album Due In August; Tentative Track Listing Revealed

Fractured Transmitter Records has set an August 23 release date for the MELVINS tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins". The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: MARE – "Nightgoat" MASTODON - "The Bit" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Zodiac" THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Honey Bucket"...
May 27, 2005
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TEAM SLEEP, PANIC CELL, SLUNT Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Chino Moreno's TEAM SLEEP is among the final clutch of bands to be announced for the third, Napster-sponsored stage at this year's Download 2005 festival. The lineup for the U.K.'s biggest rock weekender, which takes place at the spiritual home of rock Donington Park on June 10-12 and is approaching...
April 27, 2005
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THE GITS Documentary To Premier At SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Seattle punk-rock band THE GITS, whose lead singer, Mia Zapata, was murdered in 1993, are the subject of a new documentary, "The Gits Movie", which is scheduled to premier on Friday, May 28 at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) at the Egyptian Theater on Capitol Hill. There will be a sec...
April 26, 2005
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Former OCTOBER THORNS Vocalist Joins CHRIS CAFFERY's Touring Band

Paul LaPlaca, former frontman for Brooklyn's OCTOBER THORNS, has joined Chris Caffery's live band for several international dates in support of Caffery's solo debut. Caffery is well known for his work with SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and DR. BUTCHER. Performances include BB King's in NYC and...
April 10, 2005
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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie...
January 20, 2005
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SCOTT WEILAND, JERRY CANTRELL Jam With CAMP FREDDY In Las Vegas: Photos Available

Scott Weiland (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS),Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS),Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) and Joan Jett were among the special guests during CAMP FREDDY's set Wednesday (Jan. 5) in Las Vegas at a release party for Sony's forthcoming PSP portable game system. Pictures fr...
January 8, 2005
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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN),entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many r...
December 20, 2004
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Report: Musicians Mull Security In Wake Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Chris Hansen Orf of the East Valley Tribune reports: When ex-Beatle John Lennon was murdered by an obsessed fan in 1980, it was a shocking act of violence against a legendary rock musician who felt comfortable enough to walk the streets of New York City without a bodyguard. Last week, ex-PANTERA gui...
December 15, 2004