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TORA TORA Is 'Very Psyched' About Playing This Year's ROCKLAHOMA

Late '80s/early '90s Memphis, Tennesse-based rockers TORA TORA will reunite for an appearance at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which will be held July 10-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. The band has issued the following update regarding its a...
March 9, 2008
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SAMMY HAGAR, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BUCKCHERRY Rumored For ROCKLAHOMA

According to MetalSucks, the same anonymous tipster close to the Rocklahoma negotiations who correctly informed the site that EXTREME, TESLA, KIX and many others would be announced for this summer's festival has just alerted MetalSucks that Sammy Hagar will be filling the final Friday (July 11) spot...
March 8, 2008
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ROCKLAHOMA 2008 Press Conference: Photos Available

Photographer Jeff Findley has posted a seven-page gallery of pictures from the Rocklahoma 2008 press conference, which took place this past Tuesday (March 4) at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. Attending the event was POISON frontman Bret Michaels along with members of L.A. GUNS (Tracii Guns version...
March 7, 2008
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TRIUMPH, CINDERELLA, WARRANT, ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For ROCKLAHOMA

The lineup has been announced for this year's Rocklahoma, which will be held July 10-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. The main-stage billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 10: BRET MICHAELS (headlining) L.A. GUNS ENUFF Z'NUFF (possible...
March 4, 2008
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KIX: New Jersey, New York Dates Announced

Four-fifths of the original KIX lineup — frontman Steve Whiteman, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant — has teamed up a few times a year for the last several years to do KIX reunion shows in its hometown areas of Maryland and Eastern Pennsylv...
February 25, 2008
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ROADKILL To Release 'God Bless America' In November

Australian hard rockers, ROADKILL will release their debut album, "God Bless America", on November 9. The 12-song CD was recorded at Izaneer Studios in Hobart (Tasmania) between July and September and was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Brett Collidge ROADKILL features veteran TYRANT screamer N...
October 22, 2007
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FUNNY MONEY Signs With PERRIS RECORDS

Perris Records has inked a deal with FUNNY MONEY — the Maryland-based rock act featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant — to re-release its two albums "Stick It!" (2006) and "Funny Money" (1996) on October 16. The re-issued self-titled debut CD features a previously unrelease...
October 2, 2007
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GREAT WHITE Begins Recording New Album

According to a posting on GREAT WHITE's official web site, Jack Russell (vocals),Mark Kendall (guitar),Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar),Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) will be celebrating GREAT WHITE's 25th anniversary with a new record. They are in the studio recording right now,...
March 3, 2007
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QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, GREAT WHITE Members To Take Part In 'Metal Mania Stripped' Acoustic Show

Full Metal Jackie, the host of Indie 103.1's specialty metal show "Chaos", has announced that the upcoming acoustic show featuring QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN and original WARRANT lead singer Jani Lane to promote the forthcoming "VH1 Metal Mania Stripped Volume 3" CD will take place at t...
March 1, 2007
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ACCEPT, DOKKEN, POISON, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On 'Metal Mania Stripped Volume 3' CD

Metal fans have spoken, so get ready to turn the volume up to "11" as Sidewinder Music and VH1 Classic Records will be releasing "VH1 Classic Metal Mania Stripped Volume 3" on Tuesday, March 6. The new CD release will once again feature rare and never-before-heard acoustic versions of some of metal'...
February 13, 2007
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North Carolina's SLAVEMACHINE Resurrected

North Carolina metal act SLAVEMACHINE has reformed two years after disbanding due to personal differences. Lead vocalist and founding member Ryan Taylor said, "We've been thinking about this for over a year now, and it just feels like the right time to launch the band again. We've received numerous...
January 10, 2007
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Vocalist STEVE WHITEMAN: KIX 'Is Still A Nice Big Cash Cow'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with FUNNY MONEY/ex-KIX frontman Steve Whiteman. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: How do you feel the music FUNNY MONEY creates compares to the music you recorded with KIX? Steve: "Well, initially, on all of the previous FUNNY MON...
January 2, 2007
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'American Hair Metal' Author Offers His Picks For Best Manes In Hard-Rock History

Mark Yarm of The Associated Press reports: Watch VH1 Classic for any length of time and you're bound to catch your fair share of videos by '80s hair-metal superstars such as POISON, CINDERELLA, MÖTLEY CRÜE and WARRANT alongside clips by also-rans such as BULLETBOYS, TRIXTER and KIX. If you're lookin...
November 25, 2006
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FUNNY MONEY To Release New Album Next Month

Maryland-based rock act FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, will release its long-awaited new CD, entitled "Stick It!", on December 1. The band is also be holding a CD-release party at Ramshead Live! in Baltimore, MD that same night. "We'll be playing most...
November 9, 2006
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PESTILENCE: Live Album From Long-Defunct Dutch Death Metallers Surfaces

Metal War Productions has just released a live album from the long-defunct Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE, entitled "Chronicles of the Scourge". The collection includes two live shows: Zeche in Bochum, Germany on November 18, 1988 and Kix Festival in Veghel, The Netherlands on June 24, 1989. Acc...
August 28, 2006