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Former VIRGIN STEELE Guitarist Returns To Action With 'Under A Savage Sky'

JACK STARR AND THE GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME, the new band formed by ex-VIRGIN STEELE guitarist Jack Starr, will release their new album, "Under A Savage Sky", on Feb. 1 through European label Cult Metal Records. The line-up involved in the project is as follows: Jack Starr (ex-VIRGIN STEELE): lead, rh...
January 3, 2003
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SUM 41 Offered IRON MAIDEN World Tour

Pop punkers SUM 41 have been offered the opening slot on the upcoming IRON MAIDEN world tour. "IRON MAIDEN have contacted us and they want us on their world tour next year," SUM 41 bassist Cone "Jay" McCaslin told Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It turns out that they're big SUM 41 fans." "We fell off...
December 16, 2002
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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arra...
December 7, 2002
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It's Official: AC/DC Sign With EPIC RECORDS

AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic Records, according to Billboard.com. The first releases under the deal will be refurbished reissues of classic albums such as "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", due early next year. Further reissues will follow, all o...
December 5, 2002
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TWISTED SISTER, BLIND GUARDIAN, JETHRO TULL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TWISTED SISTER, BLIND GUARDIAN, and JETHRO TULL are among the artists confirmed to appear at the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER BLIND GUAR...
November 30, 2002
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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murd...
November 16, 2002
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KISS Murder Trial Gets Underway!

The murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut, according to the Associated Press. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the Januar...
November 13, 2002
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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to jo...
November 3, 2002
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PARADISE LOST To Issue Single Next Month

"Erased", the first single from PARADISE LOST's new album, "Symbol Of Life", will be released on Nov. 18 in two formats. The first will contain three tracks, and the second digipak version will contain five songs, including two bonus cuts not heard before or available anywhere else. The complete tra...
November 2, 2002
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KISS SYMPHONY Tickets Go On Sale, Promoter Assures Fans Show Will Go On

Internet bookings for the Kiss Symphony show on Feb. 28 went on sale yesterday at midday and caused the server at ticketmaster7 to crash due to overload, according to Australia's Undercover. The site was out of action for 40 minutes. Over-the-counter sales start this Friday. The show will be able to...
October 29, 2002
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STAR ONE: First Live Photos Posted Online

Lots of photos taken at STAR ONE's concert at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands on Sunday, September 29th, have been posted online at this location. Also included is a review of the show in Dutch. STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE),are in the middle o...
October 3, 2002
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GRAVE: "Back From The Grave" Bonus CD Details Unveiled

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE have set October 21st as the release date for their much-anticipated comeback album, entitled Back From The Grave, through Century Media Records. The initial pressing of the album will apparently come as a double CD, and will include a special compilation of the ba...
August 13, 2002
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SLAYER, (HED)P.E. Management Company To Be Sold?

Rick Sales is rumored to be selling his management company—which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others—to Sanctuary Management (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time....
August 6, 2002
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SLAYER's KERRY KING Speaks Out On PAUL BOSTAPH, ROBERT FLYNN and SUM 41 Video

In an interview with Britain's Kerrang! magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has once again commented on several delicate topics, including the departure of former drummer Paul Bostaph, the "war of words" with MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, and King's appearance in the recent SUM 41 video for t...
August 5, 2002
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NIGHTWISH: The Latest European Chart Positions

Here are the latest European chart positions for NIGHTWISH's current CD, Century Child: Finland: #2 (week 9) Germany: #23 (week 5) Austria: #34 (week 4) Switzerland: #67 (week 5) Netherlands: #41 (week 2) ...
August 5, 2002