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PAUL STANLEY Suffers Heat Exhaustion, KISS Cancel Florida Dates

KISS have postponed their July 31 Tampa show and the August 1 show in Pensacola, FL after frontman Paul Stanley lost fluids and suffered heat exhaustion at Friday night's gig in West Palm Beach. If you purchased your tickets through KissOnline.com, please call 1-800-242-8881 or e-mail tickethelp@fan...
July 31, 2004
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DRAGONFORCE To Play Swedish Festival Without Guitarist HERMAN LI

London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE will perform without their guitarist Herman Li at this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to be held Saturday (July 31) in Hultsfred, Sweden. "Unfortunately, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has missed his flight to the Gates of Metal show in Swede...
July 30, 2004
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Three More Arrests Made In Connection With Italian Heavy Metal Murders

Italian police have arrested three more members of a Satanic black metal sect, "Beasts of Satan", after accusing them of ordering the murder of at least five young people in the Milan area since 1998. Paolo "Ozzy" Leoni (photo#1, photo#2),27, Eros Monterosso (photo),27, and Marco Zampollo (
July 29, 2004
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BUTTONHOOK Postpone West Coast Tour

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have postponed their previously announced West Coast tour "due to circumstances beyond their control," according to a statement from the group. "The band will return to At...
July 28, 2004
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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli a...
July 28, 2004
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UNJUST: West Coast Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area's UNJUST have lined up the following shows during the coming weeks: Jul. 31 - Blakes - Berkeley, CA Aug. 14 - Bear Creek Community Church - Merced, CA Aug. 15 - Trinity United Pres. Church - Modesto, CA Sep. 02 - Paris Theater - Portland, OR Sep. 03 - Studio 7 ...
July 28, 2004
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DEATH BECOMES YOU Drummer On 'The Howard Stern Show': Audio Available

Drummer Chris Lee of the Floridian grave wave rockers DEATH BECOMES YOU was on "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday, July 19. An MP3 of his appearance on the show can be downloaded at this location. DEATH BECOMES YOU will be playing two rare West Coast dates on August 6 in Las Vegas ...
July 27, 2004
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CLUTCH: Live Video Posted Online

CLUTCH have posted a video of the group performing the track "Worm Drink" live in Seattle on July 3 at this location (Windows Media). "Worm Drink" comes off the group's latest album, "Blast Tyrant", which was released late March through DRT Entertainment. A promotional video for the album's first si...
July 27, 2004
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MACHINE HEAD To Play Entire 'Burn My Eyes' Album At Philadelphia Show

MACHINE HEAD will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the worldwide release of their classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", by setting aside their regularly scheduled set list and performing the record in its entirety on August 8 at the Philadelphia stop on their "Road Rage" tour. Widely considered to b...
July 26, 2004
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OIL Call It Quits

OIL, the Long Beach, California-based Christian metal band featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have officially called it quits. Before going their separate ways, the group will perform one last show on Saturday, August 14 at The Lighthouse in Long Beach. Also appearing on the bill will be th...
July 26, 2004
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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, DOHENY Perform In West Hollywood: Photos Available

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, performed at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on July 16. Support at the show came from DOHENY, the California-bas...
July 25, 2004
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RUSH: Early ATLANTIC Albums To Be Reissued

Billboard.com is reporting that RUSH's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released August 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto", 1991's "Roll the Bones", 1993's "Counterparts" and 1996's "Test for Echo", which have collectively sold more than 2.4...
July 22, 2004
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Massive Lawsuit Filed Over GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

Tracy Breton of the Providence Journal is reporting that a 70-count civil lawsuit was filed this morning in Superior Court on behalf of 226 people who died, lost loved ones or were injured in The Station nightclub fire — by far the largest suit stemming from the worst blaze in the state's ...
July 22, 2004
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BONGZILLA Announce U.S. Tour With MONSTER MAGNET

Relapse Records recording artists BONGZILLA have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their recently released album, "Apogee". BONGZILLA will team up with MONSTER MAGNET for a four-week trek beginning September 9 in Hollywood, CA. The tour will be sponsored by long-running web portal Sto...
July 22, 2004
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WAR & PEACE Announce West Coast Tour Dates

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, have announced the following dates in August: Aug. 27 - Paladino's - Tarzana, CA Aug. 28 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA As previously reported, WAR & PEACE have been confirmed to appear at Z Rock 2004 on September 19 in .....
July 21, 2004