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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer: ADLER'S APPETITE Revamped

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has parted ways with the entire ADLER'S APPETITE band that recorded the group's debut EP, including guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), bassist Robbie Crane (VINCE NEIL, RATT) and singer Jizzy Pearl (RATT, LOVE/HATE). Also gone from the band is guitarist Craig Bedford, who performed with the ...

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RATT Guitarist Performs With CAMP FREDDY IN Las Vegas

RATT guitarist Warren DiMartini joined CAMP FREDDY onstage at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Dec. 4) for a rendition of RATT's "Round and Round", with Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) handling lead vocals. Commented CAMP FREDDY guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION): "Warren and I actually figured out the harmony solo parts and it ...

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GUNS N' ROSES 'Millennium Tribute' To Arrive In April

In late April 2006, Versailles Records will release "It's So Easy: A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses", featuring current/former members of HEART, GUNS N' ROSES, OZZY OSBOURNE, LOVE/HATE, ADLER'S APPETITE, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, RIOT, LILLIAN AXE, WARRANT, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, FASTER PUSSYCAT, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, RATT, L.A. GUNS, LITA FORD, METAL CHURCH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT ...

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L.A. GUNS Frontman To Appear On GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album

L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis has replaced Joe Leste (BANG TANGO, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) as the lead vocalist on a cover version of GUNS N' ROSES' "Nightrain", to be included on an upcoming GN'R tribute album, tentatively due in April 2006. Other musicians featured on the track include Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, WARRANT, RATT) on guitars, ...

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REB BEACH, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 20 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the first of a three part series spotlighting the VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Reb Beach (Kip Winger, Don Dokken), Kip Winger, Stephen Pearcy, and Frankie Wilsey ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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JANI LANE, KIP WINGER To Take Part In Florida 'Meet-And-Greet'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane and WINGER mainman Kip Winger will take part in a "meet-and-greet" at Sam Ash in Clearwater, Florida on Friday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Lane and Winger, along with other surprise guests from VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" (which also includes Don Dokken, FIREHOUSE and ex-RATT ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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UNION: More European Tour Dates Announced

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be touring Europe with his band UNION in November/December. The band's lineup for the trek will consist of Kulick, John Corabi (guitar, vocals; MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT), Chuck Garric (bass; ALICE COOPER, DIO) and Fred Coury (drums; CINDERELLA). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 23 - Alpenrock - ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MEGADETH: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Quebec Date: Oct. 12, 2005 Attendance: 4,747 Capacity: 5,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: John Labatt Centre City/State: London, Ontario Date: Oct. 15, 2005 Attendance: 2,910 Capacity: 3,199 ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman JANI LANE: Another New Song Posted Online

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has posted another tune for his "Jabberwocky" project, entitled "Very Fine Line", at www.myspace.com/janilane. An acoustic, "bootleg" version of "Very Fine Line" has been circling around from a live, all-acoustic performance back in 1997 in Brazil. This version is said to be "far superior" to the bootleg version. The "Jabberwocky" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NIN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Philips Arena City/State: Atlanta, Ga. Date: Sept. 16, 2005 Attendance: 8,855 Capacity: 14,181 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE World Arena City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. Date: July 24, 2005 Attendance: 1,821 ...

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VH1 Classic's 'Metal Mania: Stripped' Tour: Florida Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005", featuring Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER). According to Rich of Maximum Bands (self-described as "Florida's best source to book local, regional, and national hard rock and ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman To Star In VH1's 'After Work Special'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane guest-starred in the pilot episode of a TV show for VH1 called "After Work Special". Lane filmed his parts in late September. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, Jani will be teaming up with former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, Don Dokken (DOKKEN), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, ALICE COOPER, WHITESNAKE, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena City/State: Knoxville, Tenn. Date: Sept 11, 2005 Attendance: 4,626 Capacity: 4,626 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: New York State Fair City/State: Syracuse, N.Y. Date: Aug. 31, 2005 Attendance: 5,912 Capacity: 16,400 Artist/Event: ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: There Will Be No RATT Reunion

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has posted the following message on his official web site: "Right now I'm gearing up for RAT BASTARDS Unplugged, the VH1 'Metal Mania Stripped Vol. 2' Tour. The first show of this tour is October 25th in Minneapolis, MN. Were not going to have the same set every night so ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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JIZZY PEARL Working On Secret 'Non-Music-Related' Project

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT vocalist Jizzy Pearl recently called into "The Hairball John Radio Show" to discuss his latest solo effort, "Vegas Must Die". Pearl also shared his views regarding a LOVE/HATE reunion, his short-lived stint as the frontman of ADLER'S APPETITE, the possibility of recording new material with RATT, and his excitement about ...

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