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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES To Open For JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE In California

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, will be opening for JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In addition, there will be a special post-show fireworks display. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES currently have Eric ...

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METAL CHURCH TO Join 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour?

According to StarlandBallroom.com, METAL CHURCH will be the special guests at the July 15 stop on the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). It is not presently clear if METAL CHURCH fill the "special guest" slot on the entire tour, which is scheduled to ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Pulls Out Of 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has cancelled his participation in the upcoming "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). "This decision has nothing to do with the artists involved, for we have much respect for them, and wish the circumstances were different," Wednesday writes on his ...

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TOM KEIFER Solo Record To Sound A Lot Like CINDERELLA

While preparing to headline the "Rock Never Stops" tour, CINDERELLA vocalist Tom Keifer talked with "The Hairball John Radio Show" regarding the upcoming tour with QUIET RIOT, RATT, and FIREHOUSE as well as CINDERELLA's recent CD/DVD greatest hits package, "Rocked, Wired and Bluesed". Keifer also talked extensively about his upcoming solo release. Tom Keifer: "I'm ...

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STEVEN ADLER: Audio Interview Posted Online

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current ADLER'S APPETITE drummer Steven Adler recently spoke to Couzin Ed and Jacky Bam Bam of Philadelphia's 94.1 WYSP about VELVET REVOLVER and Adler dating Tommy Lee's sister back in the '80s. Listen to the interview at this location. ADLER'S APPETITE have reportedly recruited a relatively unknown singer ...

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L.A. GUNS Begin Recording New Album

L.A. GUNS officially commenced the recording sessions for their new album on Monday (May 2), according to a post on the group's web site. "I'm told the new stuff is awesome and from the two songs I've personally hear (just demos mind you), I have to agree," the band's webmaster writes. "The new CD should ...

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BIG BANG BABIES Sign With PERRIS RECORDS

Perris Records has announced the signing of L.A. glam legends BIG BANG BABIES for a brand new studio album, tentative due this summer. BIG BANG BABIES features Keri Kelli of ADLER'S APPETITE, RATT, L.A.GUNS, and VINCE NEIL fame. The band have just finished recording the new CD and will be entering the mixing stage this ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Recording Acoustic Version Of RATT's 'Round & Round'

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is in the studio this week recording an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Round & Round" with guitarists Keri Kelli (ADLER'S APPETITE, VINCE NEIL, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Erik Ferentinos (VOODOO, 13A). There is no word yet on where the resultant recording will end up. As previously reported, Pearcy's second ...

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W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY: First Tour Dates Announced

The first tour dates have been announced for the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT) and WEDNESDAY 13 (MURDERDOLLS). They are as follows: Jul. 09 - Royal Oak Music Theater - Detroit, MI Jul. 14 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Jul. 15 - Starland ...

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CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT Comment On ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

The mighty Rock Never Stops tour returns in summer 2005, bringing its untamed rock 'n' roll party to cities throughout North America. The eighth annual trek features headliner CINDERELLA and special guests RATT, QUIET RIOT and FIREHOUSE — all rock giants that exploded out of the 1980s and 1990s with combined worldwide record sales in ...

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Former RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release 'Fueler' In May

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's second solo CD, "Fueler", has a street release date of May 10 on Cleopatra/Top Fuel Records. This version will be featuring the two new songs "Sinomatic" and "Gamblers & Thieves". Stephen, his RAT BASTARDS, and some surprise special guests will headline the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go on May 20 on ...

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MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE are among the bands confirmed for this year's Rock Fest, set to take place July 14-17 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete billing for the festival is as follows: Thursday, July 14: 04:30 GB LEIGHTON 06:30 APRIL WINE 08:30 EVERCLEAR 11:00 COLLECTIVE SOUL Friday, July 15: 12:45 FRANKY PEREZ 02:15 ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY's MICKEY RATT CD Pulled; Artwork Changes Planned

According to a post on former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's web site, the previously released "Mickey Ratt; The Best Of" CD/DVD, featuring re-recorded RATT songs with the help of such guest musicians as guitarists George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), has been pulled. "There will be some changes ...

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