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IRON MAIDEN's 'Bring Your Daughter' Named One Of Best British Number One Singles

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN, IRON MAIDEN's 1990 hit single "Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter" was voted second best British number one single ever in a BBC Radio 1 poll, beaten only by QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody". The Top 10 went as follows:...
January 31, 2005
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GUNS N' ROSES Catalog To Generate $100 Million For SANCTUARY

According an article in the U.K.'s The Times, Sanctuary Music Group said that it expected to generate about £50 million (approx. $94 million) from exploiting GUNS N' ROSES hits through film soundtracks, cover versions and their use in advertisements. Sanctuary announced earlier in the week that it h...
January 28, 2005
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ALICE COOPER Performs 'School's Out' With Kids Of 'Rock School'

According to Newsday.com, ALICE COOPER performed his classic track "School's Out" with the kids of "Rock School", Don Argott's documentary about the Philadelphia after-school program that inspired Rick Linklater's popular 2003 movie, "School of Rock". The performance took place on Monday (Jan. 24) a...
January 27, 2005
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HEATHEN Hard At Work On New Demo

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN hit the studio earlier this month to record a three-song demo. Darren Minter completed his drum tracks and guitarist Lee Altus is due to record his parts this week, followed by bassist Jon Torres and singer Dave White. The demo is expected to be fini...
January 27, 2005
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NIKKI SIXX Says MICK MARS Is 'Ready To Fucking Crush'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx recently took part in a question-and-answer session with Rolling Stone for the magazine's latest issue. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Rolling Stone: You mention in MÖTLEY CRÜE's bio "The Dirt" that curly-haired guys can't rock. What about Robert Plant? Ni...
January 27, 2005
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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and TH...
January 27, 2005
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Leader Comments On Upcoming Tour

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE leader Josh Homme has spoken to Billboard.com about the group's upcoming tour in support of their new album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", due on March 22 via Interscope. The trek will get underway Feb. 21 in Paris and has dates on tap through April 18 in Los Angeles. "We have bee...
January 21, 2005
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ROTTING CORPSE Demos To Be Released On CD

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, are planning on releasing all their demos on one CD. In a 2002 interview with Metal-Rules.com, Perez talked about ROTTING...
January 21, 2005
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COZY POWELL's BLACK SABBATH Drum Kit Being Auctioned

A nine-piece double-bass, gold-and-black custom drum kit (Yamaha 9000 custom) used by the late great Cozy Powell while in BLACK SABBATH and Brian May's (QUEEN) band is currently being auctioned on eBay at this location. According to the seller, "all shells are in fantastic condition and cased in fib...
January 17, 2005
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QUEEN: European Tour Dates Announced

According to Soundgenerator.com, QUEEN have today unveiled their first tour in almost 19 years, with a series of European live dates starting late March. The 23-date European trek, billed as QUEEN featuring Paul Rodgers, launches on March 30 in Paris, following a warm-up show at London's Brixton Aca...
January 17, 2005
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PENTAGRAM Frontman Hospitalized Following Aborted D.C. Concert

PENTAGRAM frontman Bobby Liebling was reportedly hospitalized Saturday night (Jan. 15) after failing to perform as scheduled at the band's show at the Black Cat club in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill were ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and THE HIDDEN HAND. One person who attended the show, "supern...
January 16, 2005
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QUEEN'S 'Champions' Makes Final Five In British Song Contest

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN's "We Are The Champions" is among the five finalists for BRITs25: The Best Song Award, choosing the best British song of the past 25 years to commemorate the silver anniversary of Great Britain's Grammy counterpart, the Brit Awards. "We Are The Champions...
January 13, 2005
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QUEEN Members Perform With Cast Of 'We Will Rock You' Musical In London

According to TheRockRadio.com, Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN made a rare appearance at Dominion Theatre, London, on Wednesday night (Jan. 12) to mark the 1000th show of "We Will Rock You" — the musical. Brian May, who exploded to the stage via a hole on the floor, announced that all proceeds ....
January 13, 2005
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QUEEN Musical May Add DIMEBAG Tribute

antiMUSIC is reporting that the QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" may add a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott during a key sequence in the show. Dimebag was shot by a deranged fan that stormed the stage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Ohio last month. Paul Crook is...
January 12, 2005
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TESLA To Kick Off Acoustic Tour Next Month

TESLA will continue to support their latest studio album, "Into The Now", by hitting the road in early 2005 for a special acoustic tour commemorating the 15th anniversary of their groundbreaking album "Five Man Acoustical Jam". Each show on the "Five Man Acoustical Jam 2005" tour will be an evening...
January 11, 2005