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MICHAEL MONROE: 'DREGEN Is Working Out Fantastically In The Band!'

Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES made his live debut as the guitarist of former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe's solo band this past Sunday (June 26) at Kalasatama in Helsinki as the support act for the FOO FIGHTERS. Commented Monroe: "I'm stil...
June 28, 2011
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QUEENSRCHE Guitarist Interviewed On 'Turn It Up' Radio Show (Audio)

Guitarist Michael Wilton of Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE was the featured guest on this past Saturday's (June 25) edition of the "Turn It Up" radio show on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You can now listen to the chat using the player below. "Turn It Up" is a two-hour radio sh...
June 28, 2011
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Former Members Of WITHERING SURFACE, AURORA Join Forces In EMPIRE DROWNS

EMPIRE DROWNS, the new Danish metal/rock band featuring former members of WITHERING SURFACE, AURORA and DECORATE.DECORATE., has made three recently completed songs "Crawl", "Abundance" and "Sharpen My Teeth" available for streaming on the group's Facebook page. The tracks were recorded and produced...
June 28, 2011
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WHITE WIZZARD Parts Ways With Singer WYATT ANDERSON

California traditional heavy metallers WHITE WIZZARD have parted ways with vocalist Wyatt Anderson and are currently on the road with a stand-in singer, former CELLADOR frontman Mike Germino. According to a posting on the WHITE WIZZARD Facebook page, "Wyatt Anderson wrote WHITE WIZZARD three weeks b...
June 27, 2011
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QUEENSRCHE Guitarist Interviewed On 'Iron City Rocks' (Audio)

The latest installment of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) features an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of Seattle progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE. The podcast is now available for streaming using the audio player below. ...
June 27, 2011
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DREGEN Performs With MICHAEL MONROE's Band For First Time; Video Available

Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES made his live debut as the guitarist of former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe's solo band yesterday (Sunday, June 26) at Kalasatama in Helsinki as the support act for the FOO FIGHTERS. Commented Monroe: "We had...
June 27, 2011
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'American Idol' Finalist JAMES DURBIN Performs Acoustic Versions Of SKID ROW Classics (Video)

Video footage of James Durbin the 22-year-old rocker from Santa Cruz, California, who was eliminated from "American Idol" last month but who made a return appearance during the Season 10 finale of the Fox singing competition performing acoustic versions of the SKID ROW classics "18 And Life" and "I...
June 27, 2011
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GLENN DANZIG To Perform Career-Spanning Set At Chicago's RIOT FEST

On Friday October 7, Glenn Danzig will headline Riot Fest at Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois and perform a career-spanning show featuring sets of DANZIG, SAMHAIN and MISFITS songs with none other than ex-MISFITS axeman Doyle Von Frankenstein joining Glenn on guitar for the MISFITS set. Comment...
June 27, 2011
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ALICE COOPER Joined By JOHNNY DEPP At Intimate London Show

Actor Johnny Depp joined Alice Cooper on stage earlier tonight (Sunday, June 26) at London, England's legendary 100 Club. Depp and Cooper performed the shock rocker's classics "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out". Check out photos at this location (scroll down). Fan-filmed video footage of the show can...
June 26, 2011
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WHITESNAKE Guitarist Interviewed At Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival (Video)

Barbara Caserta of the Italian web radio Linearock.it conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE/ex-DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich at this year's Gods Of Metal festival, which was held on June 22 in Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. WHITESNAKE's new album, "Forevermore", sold around 12,000 cop...
June 26, 2011
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STEVEN ADLER In New Season Of 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew': Entire First Episode Available

VH1 has once again partnered with Dr. Drew Pinsky for a fifth season of the hit reality series "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew". Similar to the first four cycles, the fifth season will follow the real-life experiences of celebrity patients undergoing detoxification and treatment at The Pasadena Recov...
June 24, 2011
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TESLA: 'Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions' European Release Date Announced

California rockers TESLA will release "Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions" in Europe on July 25 via Scarlet Records. The CD, which will be released in North America on July 12, will feature six songs that were recorded back in 2005 at bassist Brian Wheat's J Street Recorders studio which also s...
June 24, 2011
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MICHAEL ANTHONY 'Curious' About New VAN HALEN Album, 'Proud' Of CHICKENFOOT

During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, former VAN HALEN and current CHICKENFOOT bassist Michael Anthony was asked for his thoughts on his old group's upcoming album, which is tentatively due this fall. "Well, you know what?! As far as people saying, 'Do you miss VAN HALEN?' or any of...
June 24, 2011
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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I'm Absolutely 100 Percent Content With Who And What I Am Right Now'

Michael Oliveira of The Canadian Press recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On how he's more interested in writing about his feelings on politics, not the really dark subject matter that's typical of metal lyrics: "When...
June 23, 2011
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WHITESNAKE: St. Petersburg Video, Photos Available

Darkside e-zine has uploaded high-quality photos of WHITESNAKE's June 4, 2011 concert at Ice Hall in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Best Years 02. Give Me All Your Love 03. Love Ain't No Stranger 04. Is This Love 05. Steal Your Heart Away 06. Forevermore 07. Love W...
June 23, 2011