April 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

SOUNDSCAN Report: ROB ZOMBIE, ATREYU, RAMMSTEIN, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending April 2, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): ROB ZOMBIE – "Educated Horses": 107,000 ...

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KAMELOT, EPICA: More North American Tour Dates Announced

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT will be teaming up with the female-fronted Dutch outfit EPICA for a North American tour beginning in September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 15 - Cuture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (no EPICA) Sep. 16 - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL (no EPICA) Sep. 19 - Jaxx ...

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Man Held As Terrorism Suspect Over Punk Song

Reuters is reporting that British anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band THE CLASH, police said on Wednesday. Detectives halted the London-bound flight at Durham Tees Valley Airport in northern England and Harraj ...

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EMPIRE: 'Raven Ride' Track Listing Revealed

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE), have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Raven Ride", due on May 12 via AOR Heaven Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) features guest appearances by singer Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), drummer Andre Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE, RAZORBACK) and ...

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PEARL JAM To Perform On 'Saturday Night Live'

PEARL JAM will be the featured musical performers on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on April 15. The last time the band served as the program's musical guest was in 1994. As previously reported, PEARL JAM have been announced as one of the headline acts for England's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band will perform at ...

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POISON, CINDERELLA Tour Dates Announced

POISON will be teaming up with CINDERELLA this summer for the "20 Years Of Rock Tour". To coincide with the bands' 20th anniversaries, and keeping with POISON's tradition of staying loyal to their music and their fans, lawn tickets for each of the outdoor amphitheatre dates will be priced at $20 or under. Confirmed dates ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist: New Album Is 'Heavy And Complex'

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Just arrived back home [in Canada] from the start of recording the new MEGADETH album and I must say that things went very well! We all had a great time and I am very happy with ...

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KISS Team Up With CELEBRITY CELLARS To Launch Wine Program

Celebrity Cellars has announced the launch of the new KISS limited-edition, etched collectable wine bottle featuring the image from the band's iconic "Destroyer" album. The KISS wine bottle made by Celebrity Cellars will be limited to only a thousand. Known internationally for their "rock and roll all night," message, the hand-painted and hand-etched label embodies ...

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