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- IRON MAIDEN have announced an extra (third) date at
the Globen in Stockholm, Sweden on November 25, 2006.
Tickets go on sale March 2 at 9:00 a.m. CET.
As previously reported, all 9,000 tickets to IRON
MAIDEN's November 20, 2006 headlining concert at
Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden were sold within an
hour of going on sale Monday morning (Feb. 27). The
first two shows at Stockholm's Globen (November 17-18,
2006; capacity believed to be around 14,000 per night)
were completely sold out within two and a half hours
of going on sale, according to Aftonbladet.se. The
band's November 23, 2006 concert at the 8,000-capacity
Vestlandshallen in Bergen, Norway sold out 20 minutes
after tickets went on sale this past Saturday (Feb.
IRON MAIDEN are currently writing material for their
new, as-yet-untitled fourteenth studio album which
will be released later in the year prior to the tour.
The live show will of course include new album
material, and will be in full MAIDEN tradition
spectacular stage production, sound and lights ...
and, of course, Eddie!!
These Scandinavian dates herald the start of MAIDEN's
new album world tour which will take them around parts
of Europe through to Christmas playing selected
dates in other parts of the world in the New Year.
MONSTER MAGNET have cancelled their European tour
after the group's mainman, Dave Wyndorf, was
hospitalized following a drug overdose.
"The battle with one's inner demons is the most
personal fight any of us can undertake," said MONSTER
MAGNET's manager, Steve Davis of Davis Entertainment
Group. "The fight is at times a lonely, confusing
journey. On the evening of February 27, Dave Wyndorf
suffered a setback in his own fight and was
hospitalized due to a drug overdose. His full recovery
is expected. We ask that all those he has encountered
over the years or simply affected by his music to take
a moment to think good thoughts of and for him. With
the grace of God and those who love him we are all
confident that Dave will rebound from this set back
and continue to play and make great rock and roll."
MONSTER MAGNET recently spent time at Sound City and
Paramount recording studios in Los Angeles recording
the follow-up to 2004's "Monolithic Baby", tentatively
due this summer via SPV. The CD is being produced by
friend and veteran MAGNET producer/mixer Matt Hyde
("Powertrip" and "God Says No"). Also planned for
release are reissues of the band's classic albums
"Tab" and "Spine of God", featuring new artwork and
liner notes, as well as bonus tracks, as part of SPV's
SuPerValue reissue series. A DVD is also in the
planning for late 2006.
Two brand-new photos of ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry
Cantrell (guitar) Mike Inez (bass) and Sean Kinney
(drums) rehearsing for their upcoming appearance at
the taping of an episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades
Rock Live!" have been posted online at Cantrell's
official web site (both pictures feature VELVET
REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan, who will also be making
an appearance at the "Decades Rock Live!" taping):
As previously reported, COMES WITH THE FALL
vocalist/guitarist and member of Jerry Cantrell's
touring band William DuVall has been tapped to sing
lead vocals with ALICE IN CHAINS at "Decades Rock
Live!", a tribute to HEART that will take place March
10 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. It is not
presently clear if DuVall will be joining the group on
any of the other dates that are currently being
In a recent interview with MTV.com, Cantrell confirmed
that "there will be some ALICE IN CHAINS shows this
year that's a fact." At this point, the guitarist
said, all he can really say is that the band is
active, and that the remaining members of ALICE will
be taking the stage this summer to perform songs from
the band's catalog.
"We're making it up as we go along," Cantrell
explained to MTV.com. "It's what we always did in the
past. We're writing the book as we live it. We feel
confident that we will have a good time and that it's
something that will live up to the same level. It's an
exploratory thing, and we're just having fun with it.
We'd like to go out and play for the people that
supported us and love the music as much as we have all
these years. We want to celebrate what we did and the
memory of our friend." [Referring to late ALICE
frontman Layne Staley, who died in April 2002 from a
mixture of heroin and cocaine.]
Upcoming ALICE IN CHAINS shows:
Jun. 1-4 - Milan, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 2-4 - Nürburgring, GER @ Rock am Ring
Jun. 2-4 - Nürnberg, GER @ Rock im Park
Jun. 15-17 - Burgenland, AUT @ Nova Rock
Frontiers Records has announced that PINK CREAM
69/ex-ADAGIO frontman David Readman is currently
completing the writing phase for his solo debut and
has already laid down 12 drum tracks with producer and
PINK CREAM 69 colleague Dennis Ward at the helm.
Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Evil
Combination", "New Messiah" and "Over the Ocean".
David's ex-bandmate Dirk Bruinenberg (ex-ADAGIO) joins
him on drums, with Paul Logue (CRY HAVOC) featuring on
bass. Guitars are being handled by David himself.
"With this record I'm trying to bring in all my great
musicians I met over the years," explains David,
adding, "This was something that I had wanted to do
for many years now, ever since I started singing. I
had collected songs over the years and finally it came
the time to get it out there."
Musically David describes the album as "basically
melodic rock... with influences of my past projects,
and of course not so far away from PINK CREAM 69." A
release date for the effort has not yet been
TED NUGENT, THUNDER and JOURNEY have been confirmed to
play at the U.K.'s Monsters of Rock festival, set to
take place June 3 at the Milton Keynes National Bowl.
Also scheduled to appear are ALICE COOPER and DEEP
Tickets for Monsters of Rock 2006, priced £38.50, are
available from all usual agents, and via credit card
on 0870 400 0688. A dedicated coach service hotline
has also been set up on 0870 166 0430.
Monsters Of Rock is synonymous with the very cream of
hard rock and heavy metal. Acts such as AC/DC,
AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, DEF LEPPARD, DIO, GUNS N' ROSES,
IRON MAIDEN, KISS, METALLICA, MOTÖRHEAD, OZZY
OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, STATUS QUO, VAN HALEN, WHITESNAKE
and ZZ TOP have all graced the Monsters stage over the
Monsters Of Rock 2006, promoted by Live Nation, marks
the welcome return of the Daddy of all one-day heavy
metal festivals to the rock music calendar. While hard
rock has never gone away, it has to be said that
interest in heavy music's glorious heritage has never
been more intense, with new young rock fans eager to
check out legendary colourful giants of hard rock and
heavy metal such as DEEP PURPLE and ALICE COOPER.
Boston thrashers CANNAE have teamed up with sponsors
Unrestrained! magazine and Galy Records to headline a
string of shows throughout Canada. Dubbed the
"Storming The Border" tour, CANNAE will be joined by
Canadian bands BLOODSHOTEYE and 3 MILE SCREAM on the
15-date trek of cities throughout the provinces of
Ontario and Quebec.
"We're looking forward to playing Canada again, ever
since the last time we were there with GOD FORBID and
SWORN ENEMY," CANNAE drummer Colin Conway says. "It
was only a short amount of time we spent in the
western section of Canada, but the shows were nothing
short of amazing. We have always had a great time
playing in Canada, and we're hoping that these
upcoming shows will be no exception in spreading the
word of CANNAE throughout the Great White North."
Before crossing the boarder, CANNAE will play with THE
RED DEATH in Rochester, NY. The conclusion of the
"Storming The Border" tour will coincide with the
band's appearance at the third Sherbrooke Metalfest,
alongside Canadian natives NEURAXIS and BURIED INSIDE.
CANNAE is continuing to support last year's "Gold
Becomes Sacrifice" (Prosthetic Records).
CANNAE tour dates:
Mar. 16 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
CANNAE, BLOODSHOTEYE, 3 MILE SCREAM "Storming the
Border" Canadian Tour 2006:
Mar. 17 - London, ONT - The Embassy
Mar. 18 - Windsor, ONT - 1214
Mar. 19 - Chatham, ONT - Riverplace Banquet Hall
Mar. 21 - Hamilton, ONT - The Underground
Mar. 22 - Brampton, ONT - The Raxx
Mar. 23 - St. Catherines, ONT - The Red Square
Mar. 24 - Burlington, ONT - Burlington Lions Club
Mar. 25 - Toronto, ONT - The Hybrid
Mar. 26 - Sudbury, ONT - Sudbury Arts Council
Mar. 27 - Peterborough, ONT - The Red Dog Tavern
Mar. 28 - Trois-Riviere, QC - Rock Cafe Le Stage
Mar. 29 - Montreal, QC - Club Saphire
Mar. 30 - Quebec City, QC - L'Arlequin
Mar. 31 - St. Hyacinthe, QC - Salle Le Louvre
Apr. 01 - Sherbrooke, QC - 1085 Boulevard Alexandre
Paul Gargano of the Hollywood Reporter has issued the
Guitar legend Eddie Van Halen bore witness to an
eruption like no other Sunday night at the Sunset
Strip House of Blues, when Atlanta metal veterans
SEVENDUST had a sold-out, all-ages crowd running with
the devil as they unchained a 16-song set that lasted
well past the midnight hour.
Watching the show from the front row of the balcony,
the VAN HALEN namesake had to recognize a trick or two
as the lights dimmed, a curtain dropped and the club
stage was adorned with ramps that ran behind the drum
kit and back to the sides of the stage. Tearing into
the first two tracks from new release "Next",
guitarists John Connolly and Sonny Mayo paid due
homage to the icons who came before them, delivering
the pulverizing riffs that drive "Hero" and "Ugly"
with a flair seldom seen by today's legions of hard
rock and metal acts.
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