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[Bazookajoe_666] Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:16:26 PM 
Here's a little update for you all.

Don't go there if you want to hear samples of the songs for free, you can't. They say you can when you sign up, but when you click on the Riffs and Excerpts section, it tells you to update your account, total fucking bullshit.
[Healer] Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:25:27 PM 
Turkey's leading 24-hour news channel NTV aired a 10-minute report on JUDAS PRIEST's July 13, 2008 visit to Instanbul, including clips from the band's performance as well as an interview with four of the five members of the group (all but drummer Scott Travis). Watch the report below.

JUDAS PRIEST will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, on Monday, July 21 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can talk live with JUDAS PRIEST by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or to listen to the show live via the Internet, go to

JUDAS PRIEST will perform at Hard Rock Café New York in Times Square on Monday, August 4 as part of syndicated broadcast personality Eddie Trunk's event to celebrate his 25th anniversary in radio broadcasting. Trunk, who broadcasts his weekly radio shows, "Friday Night Rocks" on Q104.3 in the New York City listening area and "Eddie Trunk Live" on XM Radio (satellite radio), shared details of the exclusive invitation-only event and instructions on how to win tickets during his live show on Q104.3.

[Healer] Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:05:23 PM 
Woo Hoo! Painkiller
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[Bazookajoe_666] Monday, July 14, 2008 8:49:22 PM 

Rock Band 2 Looking Good!

Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom's MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit new features for the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform, Rock Band 2. With the original Rock Band title providing millions of players with a new way to interact with the music and artists they love, Rock Band 2 builds upon its core band foundation to offer an unparalleled, deeper, dynamic gameplay experience.

Rock Band 2 raises the bar in music gaming innovation with new features to rock the world:

* Local and global online modes to connect the entire Rock Band community

* World Tour mode, now online, simplifies the best of gameplay from the original Rock Band by fusing Solo Tour and Band World Tour modes and cranks it up a notch with an all new collection of opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues and hirable staff

* Tour Challenges that offer rockers a chance to play through mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, artist, album and more Battle of the Bands mode challenges players to go head to head against other bands in constantly refreshed contests* created by Harmonix (*Internet connection required)

* Quickplay makes it easier than ever to get in and jam without hassle while allowing for new prefab characters or customized characters that can play on any instrument plus lets you make your own set lists and organize your song lists in a variety of categories (genre, era, etc.)

* Customizable Set Lists keep the music rolling and your band rocking in Quickplay mode

* Drum Trainer mode gives players the fundamentals of different beats and fills, translating gameplay into real drumming skills

* Character Creator completes your look with all new choices in clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, instruments and more to keep your unique rock avatar playing the full rock part

* Backwards compatibility with all Rock Band downloadable music content released to date

* Disc Export Feature gives owners of the original Rock Band the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay — the first time ever in videogame history!

Rock Band 2 features the largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame to date including:

* The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs — with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall .

* Unrivaled Blend of Classic, Developing and Emerging rock acts including PEARL JAM, METALLICA, ALLMAN BROTHERS, MOTÖRHEAD, DEVO, JANE'S ADDICTION, MEGADETH, PARAMORE, MODEST MOUSE and more.

* Rock Band 2 is the first and only video game to feature the music of AC/DC. It includes their epic rock anthem, "Let There Be Rock"

* After 14 years since GUNS N' ROSES last official music release, Axl Rose selects Rock Band 2 to debut official new track, "Shackler's Revenge" from the highly anticipated album "Chinese Democracy"

* For the first time ever, music from American music icon Bob Dylan is featured in a video game with "Tangled Up In Blue"

With ongoing weekly DLC releases including individual tracks, track packs and full albums, the Rock Band music library will feature more than 500 songs by year's end!

From the solid officially licensed Rock Band 2 instruments to the expanded third party options, Rock Band 2 introduces new and improved choices that promise to deliver unsurpassed realism. In addition, Harmonix and MTV Games have become the first companies to officially support third party instruments and accessories in a music videogame.

Achieve ultimate stardom with the upgraded functionality and smooth new look of the official Rock Band 2 instruments.

* Fender Stratocaster Controller takes on a new authentic look plus adds a reinforced strum bar, quieter buttons, wireless functionality and a built in calibration tool that automatically sets your AV setup to an ideal setting for maximum rock.

* Drum set goes wireless while also featuring quieter, velocity sensitive drum pads and a metal reinforced pedal.

* Microphone showcases authentic styling and weight.

Kick up the intensity with officially licensed third party instruments from Mad Catz:

* Fender Telecaster Controller features soft buttons with lower action to help you shred faster than ever.

* Fender Bass Controller, the first bass guitar controller ever, takes the shape of the Fender P-Bass with extended length, tuning pegs and a split strum bar to replicate finger-bass style picking.

* Full-sized Squire Stratocaster Guitar Controller multiplies the authentic guitar experience by featuring a controller built into an actual Squire Stratocaster body.

* Cymbal Expansion Pack is a straightforward but amazing upgrade to the Rock Band 2 drum set featuring add-on cymbals.

Take Rock Band 2 instrument authenticity to a whole new level with a high-end peripheral from ION:

* ION Drum Rocker, a real electronic drum kit that functions as a game controller, brings the Rock Band fantasy to life featuring a simple substitution that takes the drum kit from a controller to a real instrument.

Rock Band 2 will make its debut on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this September and have an exclusive launch window in North America. Rock Band 2 will be available for additional platforms later this year. Rock Band 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems and Wii later this year.

As previously revealed today, Rock Band will ship with an exclusive launch window on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and Benelux July 24, and on other platforms this Fall.

The Rock Band online music store recently surpassed 16 million paid downloads since the game's launch in late November 2007. With more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase, the massive Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks, packs and albums from the vast selection of offerings available as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

"Rock Band 2" track listing:

01. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
02. AFI - Girl's Gone Grey
03. ALANIS MORISSETTE - You Oughta Know
04. ALICE IN CHAINS - Man in the Box
05. ALLMAN BROTHERS - Ramblin' Man
07. BAD COMPANY - Shooting Star
08. BEASTIE BOYS - So Whatcha Want
09. BECK - E-Pro
10. BIKINI - Kill Rebel Girl
11. BILLY IDOL - White Wedding Pt. I
12. BLONDIE - One Way or Another
13. BOB DYLAN - Tangled Up in Blue
14. BON JOVI - Livin' on a Prayer
15. CHEAP TRICK - Hello There
16. DEVO - Uncontrollable Urge
17. DINOSAUR JR. - Feel the Pain
18. DISTURBED - Down with the Sickness
19. DREAM THEATER - Panic Attack
20. DURAN DURAN - Hungry Like the Wolf
22. FLEETWOOD MAC - Go Your Own Way
23. FOO FIGHTERS - Everlong
24. GUNS N' ROSES - Shackler's Revenge
26. JANE'S ADDICTION - Mountain Song
27. JETHRO TULL - Aqualung
28. JIMMY EAT WORLD - The Middle
29. JOAN JETT - Bad Reputation
30. JOURNEY - Anyway You Want It
31. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
32. KANSAS - Carry On Wayward Son
33. L7 - Pretend We're Dead
34. LACUNA COIL - Our Truth
35. LINKIN PARK - One Step Closer
36. LIT - My Own Worst Enemy
37. LUSH - De-Luxe
38. MASTODON - Colony of Birchmen
39. MEGADETH - Peace Sells
40. METALLICA - Battery
42. MODEST MOUSE - Float On
43. MOTÖRHEAD - Ace of Spades
44. NIRVANA - Drain You
45. NORMAN - Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
46. PANIC AT THE DISCO - Nine in the Afternoon
47. PARAMORE - That's What You Get
48. PEARL JAM - Alive
51. RATT - Round & Round
52. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Give it Away
53. RISE AGAINST - Give it All
54. RUSH - The Trees
55. SILVERSUN - Pickups Lazy Eye
58. SONIC YOUTH - Teenage Riot
59. SOUNDGARDEN - Spoonman
60. SQUEEZE - Cool for Cats
61. STEELY DAN - Bodhitsattya
63. SURVIVOR - Eye of the Tiger
64. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Chop Suey
65. TALKING HEADS - Psycho Killer
66. TENACIOUS D - Master Exploder
67. TESTAMENT - Souls of Black
68. THE DONNAS - New Kid in School
69. THE GO-GO'S - We Got the Beat
70. THE GRATEFUL DEAD - Alabama Getaway
71. THE GUESS WHO - American Woman
72. THE MUFFS - Kids in America
73. THE OFFSPRING - Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)
74. THE REPLACEMENTS - Alex Chilton
75. THE WHO - Pinball Wizard

[Bazookajoe_666] Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:19:45 PM 
Woo! Makeup n shit!

A 10-minute Japanese TV interview with JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals) and Glenn Tipton (guitar) can be viewed below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow.

Halford on the new JUDAS PRIEST album "Nostradamus":

"That's what all of us love about 'Nostradamus' — it seems as that though everything that we've been doing in metal since we began from our first recording, 'Rocka Rolla', everything's been leading up to this moment, all of the experiences of writing, of performing on stage, of recording, everything has led us, given us all the ability to come to this point. We were also always thinking about the time when we will be able to go out on tour and play 'Nostradamus' in its entirety, play the whole record, so we're always thinking about that. Especially when I'm singing and when I'm writing lyrics, I can imagine the stage set, I can imagine the costume I'm gonna wear, I can imagine the lighting effect. That's just part of the theater of JUDAS PRIEST; it's very unique to the world of JUDAS PRIEST metal. I think we wanted to maybe, not exaggerate, but amplify that type of thing. That's what I like about the last track on 'Angel of Retribution''Loch Ness' is almost like leading into 'Nostradamus'. The drama of 'Loch Ness', telling a story and… It's as though even before [JUDAS PRIEST manager] Bill Curbishley told us that this would be a good possibility, a 'Nostradamus' concept record, we'd already experienced a little bit of something with 'Loch Ness'. It's really strange, the connection."

"You go into character, because when he was in exile, you try to imagine, how would this feel? To have to leave your house, to have to go into the valleys and the fields, be totally alone. How would you feel? So you try to put that emotion into the performance. And the same for Messenger of Death — you assume the cloak, the character of what death represents; 'Conquest', it's joyous, it's uplifting, it should be sung with a lot of feeling of victory, feeling of success. I think I've always tried to do that in my lyrics, but I love it. I love being the painkiller, I love being the ripper, I love being the sentinel — for me, it's just part of a different way that I can use my voice to express myself. And I think that's just another extension of my love of movies, of theater. I mean, if I'm in Japan, I'm watching kabuki on TV and all these types of theatrical expressions. You just have to think about the feeling of where would your emotional level be at this point — the feeling of 'Pestilence and Plague', which is very sad; 'Lost Love' — very, very plaintive, sincere feelings; the final song, where he's about to pass over, even though he's becoming very old and very fragile and very frail and very weak, he still has strength to give his last explanation of, 'You'll remember me when I'm gone,' and 'Make what you will of my prophecies.' It's wonderful for me — I mean, I just love it. It's the perfect role for me as a singer, and I can't wait to get out on stage and put on the cosumes and the makeup and take on that role. I love doing that. That's just part of what makes me love my life in metal as the singer for JUDAS PRIEST. I can only do it in JUDAS PRIEST. [Laughs]"
[Healer] Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:46:03 AM 
JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has told Decibel magazine that he remains optimistic about how the band's latest album, "Nostradamus", will ultimately be perceived by the band's hardcore fan base. "I think our reaction is one of basically, if you're a hardcore PRIEST fan, and you've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this moment to happen — waiting for a concept release — you're gonna give it the time that it needs," he said. "Much like if you're a basketball fan, you watch four quarters — you don't leave at halftime. Or if you're watching a great movie, you don't walk out three-quarters of the way through. And that's what it's about: It's a great musical adventure that's telling a story. And we have no worries or fears or concerns about it, because we believe so strongly in the music and the way that it really draws you in and captures your mind and imagination."

Encouraged to imagine himself gazing into the crystal ball on the cover of the latest issue of Decibel magazine (see below), Halford said, "I do predict that 'Nostradamus' is going to be embraced. I can see it being performed by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. I also think I can see a little bit of a Grammy in there."

"Nostradamus" has sold 63,000 copies in the United States since its June 17 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

[Healer] Friday, July 11, 2008 1:10:29 PM 
JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton will be the featured guest on the "Rock 'n' Roll Breakfast" show on Friday, July 18 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST.

You can listen to the program live via the Internet at this location.

Glenn Tipton was interviewed at the Graspop Metal Meeting (June 27-29) in Dessel, Belgium by "Whiplash", a weekly metal show on Belgian national radio Studio Brussel, hosted by AFTER ALL guitarist Dries Van Damme. Listen to the chat in streaming audio at this location.

JUDAS PRIEST will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, on Monday, July 21 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can talk live with JUDAS PRIEST by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or to listen to the show live via the Internet, go to

JUDAS PRIEST will perform at Hard Rock Café New York in Times Square on Monday, August 4 as part of syndicated broadcast personality Eddie Trunk's event to celebrate his 25th anniversary in radio broadcasting. Trunk, who broadcasts his weekly radio shows, "Friday Night Rocks" on Q104.3 in the New York City listening area and "Eddie Trunk Live" on XM Radio (satellite radio), shared details of the exclusive invitation-only event and instructions on how to win tickets during his live show on Q104.3.
[Healer] Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:20:17 PM 
Born in my very own state! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:19:09 PM 


[Bazookajoe_666] Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:23:56 PM 
Get Thrashed! On September 16th!

Lightyear Entertainment will release of the award-winning and critically acclaimed music documentary "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" on September 16, 2008. The film covers the evolution, cultural impact, and musical influence of thrash metal , an extreme form of heavy metal which burst on to the scene in the early-to-mid-1980s. Told first-hand by members of bands such as METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX, as well as using raw, original show footage, writer/director Rick Ernst (MTV, VH1) demonstrates how and why many of these bands emerged from playing local parties and small clubs to headlining major arenas and stadiums. The film is a roller coaster ride of extreme music and personalities, starting with the most famous thrash metal pioneers METALLICA and highlighting other genre defining bands like MEGADETH, SLAYER, EXODUS and more. The documentary features interviews with over 50 artists, including past and current members of METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SLAYER, PANTERA, EXODUS, LAMB OF GOD, TESTAMENT, SHADOWS FALL, IN FLAMES, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, HATEBREED and many more. The artists discuss the groundbreaking music of the thrash metal scene, the culture surrounding it and includes raw, live concert footage depicting mosh pits, stage diving, head-banging, partying and the over-the-top antics that went along with the thrash metal movement. The movie breaks down how the thrash metal scene grew from its DIY beginnings in Los Angeles and San Francisco, then reached the East Coast, conquered Europe, and even took root in countries like Brazil and Australia. "Get Thrashed" highlights the similarities and differences in each region while illustrating how the seeds that were planted by thrash metal gave rise to the modern day breed of extreme heavy metal and hard rock. The film features wall-to-wall music from METALLICA, MEGADETH, PANTERA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and many more, and contains over 90 minutes of bonus footage, featuring thrash scenes and bands from around the world. The DVD offers more than three hours of content, including director's commentary by Rick Ernst and associate producer Rat Skates (ex-OVERKILL drummer), plus liner notes from legendary EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt.

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" has appeared in over 20 film festivals, highlighted by invitations to the prestigious Silver Lake Film Festival (LA), Oldenberg Film Festival (Germany), Athens International Film Festival (Greece) and Raindance Film Festival (London). The film's year-long run on the film festival circuit saw the documentary screen to packed houses and sold-out theaters around the world while picking up awards including Best Documentary (2007 Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Backseat Film Festival, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival), SAFILM Grand Prize Award (2007 San Antonio Underground Film Festival), Best Soundtrack (2007 Backseat Film Festival) and Best Director (NYIIFVF).

Film running time is 100 minutes; DVD running time is 193 minutes.

"Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" is distributed by Lightyear Entertainment and will be released September 16, 2008 through Warner Home Video. Pre-order date is August 12, 2008. For more information please visit or or

Watch the "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" trailer below.

San Antonio cult TV show "Robb's MetalWorks" conducted an interview with Rick Ernst — the director of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" — on June 23, 2007 after the film was honored with the SAFILM Grand Prize Award at the San Antonio Underground Film Festival. Watch the 10-minute chat below.
[Painkiller87] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 5:05:54 PM 

Oops article malfuntion. LOL. Sorry about that, it was just something about Testament letting two songs be on Rock Band 2 coming out later this year. They were "Electric Crown" and "Souls of Black". I have a link instead:

[Painkiller87] Wednesday, July 09, 2008 5:02:42 PM 

Edited at: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 5:03:06 PM
[Bazookajoe_666] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 6:25:03 PM 
Judas Priest Interview
has posted a transcript of the JUDAS PRIEST's press conference at the Sweden Rock festival, which was held in early June in Sölvesborg, Sweden. A couple of excerpts follow.

Q: A few years ago, Dave Holland, your former drummer, was imprisoned for sexual harassment and more or less at the same time you were re-releasing your old material in the form of a box set, and you erased Holland from all the album liner pictures. Why did you decide to act in this way towards your old bandmate and the drummer who was a member of the band for 8 years?

Rob Halford (vocals): Well, I think there's an enormous respect for Dave and what he did for the band. As you know, we've had many drummers, we're almost like the living "Spinal Tap" in some respects. The drumming for any band is absolutely vital, it's the anchor, and it's what keeps the band locked together. So after going through 3 or 4 drummers we finally found the best man for the job, Scott Travis and he's been with us for how many years, Scott? He doesn't want to remember…

Scott Travis: 19, I think.

Rob: Since "Painkiller", so we're talking 18 years now. So there's a reflection of thanks to all the drummers who we've worked with for doing great work but it's important to reinforce that Scott Travis is the exclusive drummer for JUDAS PRIEST.

Q: There were two unofficial biographies about you released recently, one called "Heavy Metal Painkiller" and then there's another called "Defenders of the Faith". Did you get a chance to read these, and if so, what was your opinion about them?

Glenn Tipton (guitar): These are the unofficial books, right? We haven't read them, because they're unofficial. We are in the process now of doing an official JUDAS PRIEST book where everything that is recorded in there will be the truth. I think in the unofficial books there's a lot of things said that actually didn't happen or were embroided on the truth, so I personally haven't read them, I don't know if any of the other guys have. It's important to read official books opposed to unofficial books on any band, so that's all I'd say, really.

Rob Halford: I think once people start writing books about you you've reached an important level — there's a curiosity about what makes the band get to that particular stage. And again, like Glenn I haven't bothered to waste my time reading these books. We would ask the fans to wait for the official release where you will actually get the truth. A lot of these books are just made up of interviews and things that are from the past so they're not really giving the fans what they really want. But as Glenn said, we are in the process of putting one together, so when it's ready we'll make it happen and it'll tell you things you'll only find from the band itself.

Q: A lot of other metal acts have conceptual storylines about Nostradamus. Are you aware of this and did this affect you when you were in the writing process of your new album?

Rob: It doesn't matter, because we're doing it for the first time ourselves. To some degree everything's been done once — a type of a book, a type of a movie, it's all been covered. When you do it for the first time yourself, it becomes your exclusive property, and so we feel that what we've done with "Nostradamus" is very special, it's unique to JUDAS PRIEST, no one will have made the life of Nostradamus this way before. And that's the way it should be. When you're covering something that's well known, that has been tackled by other people, that doesn't really become part of the equation. You're doing it for the first time and that's the most important thing.

Q: What's JUDAS PRIEST's opinion on downloading and what do you think can be done about it?

Rob: Well obviously we're still fighting the battle against illegal downloading, we think its wrong — we think it is stealing, that's the fact of the matter. I remember when cassette duplication came into the business and I wondered how that was going to affect the music industry. And at the end of the day that's who it is — it's not just JUDAS PRIEST, it's everybody, it's every band. It's a difficult thing to try and get through but at the end of the day if you're a fan of a band and you want to support your band you're going to get the official release, you're going to get the official merchandise, and the vast majority of PRIEST fans are that way with us — they support what we do. So even thought it's been a thing for us to get our heads around and understand we obviously appreciate the value and importance of the internet when it's used in the right way. All we ask is: please don't steal our music. And that's not about money, it's just the basic fact that you don't take something for nothing, it's not the right thing to do. You don't walk into a store and help yourself to clothes or food or whatever, it's the same principle if you think about it. You can't say "Oh they've got millions of dollars;" that's not the point. But fortunately our fans are real hardcore, they want the real deal, especially with "Nostradamus", it's the multi-packaged, wonderful experience that you can get in a deluxe box set with three pieces of vinyl, a 48-page book, posters — you can't get that on the download, you've got to really be there and hold it physically. It's a treasure to add to your JUDAS PRIEST collection. So we support the Internet when it's used in the right.

Glenn: But I think it's worth mentioning that one of the biggest disasters is really that Internet downloading creates it that it totally robs the new bands of any opportunities to come through. Because if the record companies are not selling records, they can't do — I mean, we were quite fortunate, it was hard work for us to get ahead in our day but eventually we found a record company that would put some money behind us and support us and do justice to our records but now it's definitely the younger bands that will get the most heavy downloads because people will try them out first. Obviously, established bands like our selves can still sell records in the stores but for the younger bands it has definitely had a catastrophic effect.

Read the entire transcript at
[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:43:17 AM 
DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Embark On Solo Tour: Dates Announced - July 7, 2008
DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will embark on a European tour this fall in support of his recently released solo album, "A Light In The Sky". So far the following dates have been released:

Sep. 26 - Spirit of 66 - Verviers, Belgium
Sep. 27 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Sep. 28 - Bosuil - Weert, Netherlands
Sep. 29 - Musiktheater Rex - Lorsch, Germany
Sep. 30 - [to be announced] - Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 01 - Metropolis - München, Germany
Oct. 02 - Black Horse - Cermenate, Italy
Oct. 03 - Sottotetto Sound Club - Bologna, Italy
Oct. 04 - Mühle Hunziken - Rubigen, Switzerland
Oct. 05 - [to be announced] - Nancy, France
Oct. 07 - Lindenbrauerei - Unna, Germany
Oct. 08 - [to be announced] - Innsbruck, Austria
Oct. 09 - [to be announced] - Köln, Germany
Oct. 10 - [to be announced] - London, UK
Oct. 11 - JB's - Dudley, UK

For "A Light In The Sky", Airey gathered together a different set of collaborators (though Laurence Cottle of Sting/ Eric Clapton/ Brian Eno/ Bill Bruford fame once again contributes precision bass-playing), though naturally Don provides the record's central creative thrust — an entertaining mixture of instrumental and vocal songs, from the "Bladerunner"-style "Ripples In The Fabric Of Time" to the hook-laden hard rock of "Shooting Star".
[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:39:24 AM 
JOE SATRIANI: North American Tour Dates Announced - July 8, 2008

Joe Satriani has announced the North American leg of his current world tour. Joe returns to North America opening in Calgary October 3 and ending November 15 in California. The tour will play 30-plus cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Toronto, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Los Angeles, with more dates to be announced shortly. Satriani's tour will feature very special guest MOUNTAIN with Leslie West.

The dates are as follows:

Oct. 03 - Jack Singer Concert Hall - Calgary, AB
Oct. 04 - Edmonton Event Center - Edmonton, AB
Oct. 06 - Burton Cummings Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
Oct. 07 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 08 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
Oct. 09 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
Oct. 10 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 11 - Palace Theatre - Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA
Oct. 12 - University At Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Oct. 14 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA
Oct. 15 - Centre in the Square - Kitchener, ON
Oct. 16 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
Oct. 17 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
Oct. 18 - United Palace - New York, NY
Oct. 19 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
Oct. 22 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
Oct. 23 - Warner Theatre - Washington, D.C.
Oct. 25 - Carolina Theatre - Durham, NC
Oct. 31 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov. 05 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX
Nov. 06 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Nov. 07 - Plaza Theatre - El Paso, TX
Nov. 08 - Kiva Auditorium - Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 09 - Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 10 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 12 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov. 13 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 14 - Silver Legacy Casino - Reno, NV

Satriani released his 13th solo album "Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock" on April 1.

"Professor Satchafunkilus" was produced through the creative envisioning of Satriani and John Cuniberti; guiding the musical talents of longtime drummer/percussionist Jeff Campitelli and renowned bassist Matt Bissonette. A special addition to the album's artist list is Joe's own son, ZZ Satriani, playing the tenor sax.

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album "Surfing with the Alien" and was commemorated with new expanded edition in a meticulously restored two-disc set including the newly remastered album and a never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988.
[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:37:05 AM 
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: More UK Signing Sessions Announced - July 8, 2008

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has scheduled the following in-store appearances during his UK tour:

July 10 - Professional Music Technology in Birmingham (2-3 p.m.)
July 12 - Professional Music Technology in Manchester
July 14 - GuitarGuitar in Newcastle (2:30 p.m.)

According to HMV Japan, Yngwie Malmsteen will release his new studio album in Japan on August 6. The LP's limited edition will feature the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players) plus a bonus DVD containing interviews with Yngwie Malmsteen discussing the songs on the album and more.

Yngwie Malmsteen recently told Guitar World magazine that his forthcoming solo album will feature his strongest lineup ever: Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) on vocals, Bjorn Englen on bass, Michael Troy on keyboards, and Patrik Johansson on drums. "It's going to come down like a fucking atom bomb!" Malmsteen said. "We've already recorded 39 songs. I went full out. I've got strings from Istanbul, and the drums are the heaviest I've fucking heard. Ripper conveys the lyrics I write like no one else. I'll write something like 'divide and conquer' and when Ripper sings it, it really comes out that way. It's like Sparta!"

A recent interview with Yngwie Malmsteen conducted by Guitar Jam Daily is available for download in two parts: Part#1, Part#2.
[guitardude] Saturday, July 05, 2008 4:00:22 PM 
Looks like Ford did sell off Jaguar after all according to the article,now that`s news! Jagaur had been Fords  ball and chain for years and extremely unprofitable. But I agree with Ian,the best brit cars have gone by the wayside. I had a friend that had an MG for years and to this day regrets selling it! Now the bike Industry hasn`t down as bad,but triumoh are the only real English bike makers left there. Since I have a Triumph,I`m a little biased,but there are some rumors of Norton coming back,though I don`t think the new company is owned by a Brit at the moment.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:55:04 AM 
Ian Hill and his ride!!!
Motor Trend reports: Ian Hill, founding member and bassist for pioneering heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST, drives a 2004 Mercedes ML 500. But he would prefer to own more cars made by a British-owned company.

"I sort of mourn the British car industry that's now owned by foreign concerns," Hill said, from Luxenbourg, during the band's European leg of the tour to promote their new album, "Nostradamus".

He wistfully recalls growing up in the Midlands region, where the heart of the British motor industry once was. The British Motor Corporation had such marques as the Austin, Austin-Healey, and MG and made the popular Austin Minis in the 1960s.

"At one time, the British Motor Corporation, was one of the world's leading manufacturers of everyday cars," Hill said. "It was technologically streets ahead of the opposition. But because of bad management and communist union leaders who seemed to be striking over the slightest little things, it went under. Which is a great shame."

Read the entire article at

Edited at: Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:58:55 AM
[Bazookajoe_666] Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:50:11 PM 
Ahhhh yes that's what I'm talking about right there.  ANYTHING helps with news haha, if anyone wants to chip in and get stuff from other sites that I miss that'd work too haha.

I think I'll start posting news again in a day or two.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:27:12 PM 
Here's a piece of Heavy Metal news :

From DIO's Official Myspace Site!!:

Black Sabbath - Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice - will sign copies of their new box set Black Sabbath: The Rules of Hell* at Vintage Vinyl on Saturday, August 2nd from 3pm-4pm. Vintage Vinyl's address is 51 Lafayette Road - Fords, NJ 08863 - ph# 732-225-7717. Please contact the store for details.

*due to time constraints, the band will only sign copies of The Rules of Hell box set or Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall (DVD/CD)
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