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Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to rele...
September 17, 2002

DIO To Issue Special Tour Edition Of 'Killing The Dragon'

DIO will be releasing an updated version of his Killing the Dragon CD, entitled Killing the Dragon: Tour Edition, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. Included on the CD will be the following bonus items not found on the original version: 01. Ronnie James Dio (with DEEP PURPLE) - Fever Dreams (...
September 17, 2002

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Make German TV Appearance

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, will be heading back to Germany to appear on the Goldene Henne TV show on September 18th. ...
September 16, 2002


HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP),the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, were forced to cancel their show in Berlin, Germany this past weekend after the promoter failed to show up at the venue, according to a sta...
September 16, 2002

'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbat...
September 15, 2002

MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Sued For Battery By Music Producer

Record producer Michael Schuman has filed a $1 million lawsuit against MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil over an alleged attack in a nightclub parking lot. Schuman filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, September 12th for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and ne...
September 13, 2002

PITCHSHIFTER To Team Up With ILL NIÑO For European Tour

PITCHSHIFTER will be teaming up with ILL NIÑO for a two-week European tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 12 – Koln, GER – Ewerk Oct. 13 – Bielefeld, GER - PC 69 Oct. 14 – Paris, FRA – Trebendo Theatre Oct. 15 – Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie Oct. 16 – Munich, ...
September 12, 2002

AMON AMARTH Complete Work On 'Versus The World'

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, Versus The World, for a January release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Death In Fire 02. For The Stab wounds In Our Backs 03. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard 04. Vs The World 05. Across ....
September 11, 2002

MACHINE HEAD Push Back Live Album Release Date, Continue Work On New Material

MACHINE HEAD have pushed back the tentative release date of their as-yet-untitled live CD to early 2003. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the band's December 8th, 2001 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England, will now likely include at least one — and...
September 9, 2002

QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional sing...
September 4, 2002


On September 30th, Spitfire Records will release a limited tour edition of DIO's latest album, Killing The Dragon, containing two tracks featuring a guest appearance by members of DEEP PURPLE. The songs "Fever Dreams" and "Rainbow In The Dark" were both recorded live at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Hollan...
September 2, 2002

Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Takes SPRINGSTEEN Gig

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is reportedly programming synthesizers for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's current tour with the E STREET BAND. As previously reported, Rosenthal recently spent time working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and ba...
August 15, 2002

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Confirms Plans To Tour Europe With MOTÖRHEAD

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the band's official web site the group's plans to tour Europe with MOTÖRHEAD during October. "We're finally getting back to Europe after four years," Ian wrote in his regular online column, Alpha Mail. "And this won't be the only run either. We plan on c...
August 14, 2002

SABATON To Issue "Metalizer" In The Fall

Sweden's SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this fall. The album will feature eleven tracks in the standard issue, while the special digipak release will include a bonus track. The cover artwork for the album was conceived by world-famous a...
August 11, 2002


Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reunite for one show at the Atwood Summerfest on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin. Two stages featuring distinctly different styles of music, community vendors, food and plenty of Berghoff beer will be available at the event, all proceeds from whic...
July 27, 2002