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Long-lost New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Witchfinder General are back with a new album. Available via Buried In Time And Dust Records, Resurrected introduces new vocalist Gary Martin and is the Stourbridge combo’s first recording in more than 25 years.
than 25 years.
Who frontman Roger Daltrey is experiencing problems with his biopic about late drummer Keith Moon, due to the quality of scripts he’s been receiving. “I don’t want to do a Carry On about Keith,” complains the singer.
Jack Osbourne, who believes The Osbournes TV show “tarnished” his father’s reputation, is working on a documentary that aims to prove that Ozzy is not just “a senile, funny, bumbling guy”. It’s expected to be previewed next summer.
Post-punk band Magazine will play two reunion shows next year. Howard Devoto and company can be seen at Forum in London on February 13 and Manchester’s Academy on the following night. Both gigs will be recorded for possible release.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield joined reunited New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Sweet Savage on stage when the latter opened for the Bay Area metal veterans at Marlay Park in Dublin. They jammed on a version of Killing Time, the Sweet Savage song which Metallica famously covered on the Garage Inc album.
Veteran Scandi-melodic rockers Treat are working on a new album, their first full-length since a self-titled disc in 1992.
Great White have reportedly offered a $1 million settlement for victims of the fire caused by the band’s pyrotechnics in February 2003. More than 100 people were killed in the blaze, including guitarist Ty Longley, with twice as many injured.
The Sex Pistols have re-recorded Pretty Vacant for the computer game Guitar Hero World Tour, which also features a new version of The MC5’s Kick Out The Jams featuring Wayne Kramer plus Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains and ex-Guns N’ Roses man Gilby Clarke.
Finnish pop-rockers The Rasmus are to release an album called Black Roses, preceded by a single Living In A World Without You.
Having inked a deal with Matador Records, Sonic Youth are completing a new album.
John Bonham and Freddie Mercury came first and second in an internet poll to decide which rock star should return from the grave to perform a gig. John Lennon finished fourth and Jimi Hendrix fifth, murdered former Pantera/Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell claiming 12th place. It’s not known whether Jobriath received any votes.
Highly rated Virginia-based band Alabama Thunderpussy have called it a day after frontman Kyle Thomas quit to rejoin the reunited Exhorder.
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