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    WEEK 21st - 30th SEPTEMBER

    September 30, 1980: "IRON MAIDEN" guitarist Dennis Stratton leaves the band, Adrian Smith joins.

    September 30, 1989 : "AEROSMITH" releases "Pump".

    September 29, 1998 : "GALACTIC COWBOYS" release "At The End Of The Day".
    September 29, 1998 : "HAMMERFALL" release "The Legacy Of Kings".

    September 29, 1977 : "AC/DC" release "Let There Be Rock".

    September 29, 1998 : "SEPULTURA" release "Against" with new singer Derrick Green.

    September 28, 1974 : "BAD COMPANY"'s self titled debut reaches #1.

    September 27, 1971 : "BLACK SABBATH"'s "Masters Of Reality" album is certified gold.

    September 27, 1984 : Bruce Kulick performs his first concert with "KISS".

    September 27, 1986 : "METALLICA"'s Cliff Burton is killed when the band's tour bus crashes between Stockholm and Copenhagen during the "Master Of Puppets" Europen tour.

    September 26, 1981 : "IRON MAIDEN" release the "Maiden Japan live" EP.

    September 23, 1991 : "GUNS N' ROSES" "Use Your Illusion II" and "I" debut on The Billboard charts at #1 and #2 respectively.

    September 23, 1980 : DAVID BOWIE makes his Broadway debut in 'The Elephant Man'.

    September 22, 1975 : "TRIUMPH" release their self titled debut album.

    September 21, 1999 : ex-"SOUNDGARDEN" singer CHRIS CORNELL releases his debut solo record.

    September 21, 1999 : "HELLOWEEN" release "Metal Jukebox".

    September 21, 1968 : JIMI HENDRIX' single 'All Along The Watchtower' is released.


    Posted on 2008-09-20 12:34:09 and written by dimitris


    September 21, 1934, Leonard Cohen
    September 21, 1941, Dickey Lee
    September 21, 1947, Don Felder (Eagles)
    September 21, 1972, Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
    September 22, 1931, George Chambers (Chambers Brothers)
    September 22, 1951, David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake)
    September 22, 1956, Debbie Boone (Deborah Ann Boone)
    September 22, 1957, Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blond)
    September 22, 1957, Nick Cave
    September 22, 1960, Joan Jett (Joan Larkin) (Runaways)
    Posted on 2008-09-20 12:31:35 and written by dimitris

    METALLICA's DEATH MAGNETIC in U.S. charts.....

    "METALLICA"’s 'Death Magnetic' is their fifth album to debut on the US charts at number. They're the first band in history to do so - "THE BEATLES" managed just four. Posted on 2008-09-20 12:28:42 and written by dimitris



    Andre Matos, unforgettable lead singer of "ANGRA", will be the second special guest on "Word To The Wise", debut album of italian Heavy Metal band "CLAIRVOYANTS".
    After Kamelot's Oliver Palotai, it's finally announced the long awaited second special guest on italian Clairvoyants debut album.Andre Matos will sing the only cover song featured on the album, one of the most representative hits of Iron Maiden: Helloweed Be Thy Name chosen by Matos as his favourite ever in Maiden's repertoire.
    Long time friends Matos and Clairvoyants will perform together for a special double Live event in Italy: 24th October at Milan's Live Club and 25th October at Tempo Rock Gualtieri (RE). On these occasions Clairvoyants will officially present their debut album Word To The Wise, and Andre Matos will be back on stage for the first time since 2005.
    "Word To The Wise" is the title of the album which will be released by the end of October with Valery Records. It will contain nine original songs plus the cover version of Iron Maiden performed by Angra's ex vocalist Andre Matos.
    The whole artwork of the album has been created by Nerve Design Studio (designers of album covers for Threshold, Vision Divine, Eldritch, Extrema) introducing a special new character, the clairvoyant, graphic representation of the band. The official promo pictures of the band (taken by Stefano “Imago” Bon), will reprise the charming theme of clairvoyance.
    Here is the tracklist of Word To The Wise:

      1.. Journey Through the Stars

      2.. The Lone

      3.. Choose the Truth

      4.. The Pain of Sight

      5.. Sheer Hate

      6.. Back to my Dreams

      7.. Step Aside

      8.. Closure

      9.. Word to the Wise

      10.. Hallowed Be Thy Name

    The countdown has begun for "Word To The Wise"!!

    Posted on 2008-09-19 02:11:01 and written by dimitris

    RICHARD WRIGHT, keyboard player with Pink Floyd has died aged 65

    RIP - Rick Wright, 1943 - 2008.

    A statement from his family reads:
    "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

    Richard Wright was one of the four founding members of Pink Floyd alongside two of his College friends, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, and eccentric musician Syd Barrett.

    Rick’s influence on the band’s early sound is often overlooked in favour of Syd’s wild experimentation, but his early drive and songwriting contributions are just as important to the legacy of Pink Floyd as that of any member in the early days.

    The distinctive keyboard sound that courses through all of the band’s most influential albums was entirely Wright’s, and his ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’ and ‘Us and Them’ from 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon remain to this day two of Floyd’s most iconic works.

    After falling out with Roger Waters during The Wall sessions, Rick left the group only to return as a session musician for the album and on the subsequent tour. He would not take part in the band’s Final Cut album in 1982.

    When Waters left Floyd Rick immediately rejoined the group for two more studio albums, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and Division Bell as well as the hugely successful PULSE tour and album.

    Rick released two solo albums during his career 1978’s Wet Dream and 1996’s Broken China. Both are real gems and are well worth seeking out if you haven’t go them already.

    And then in 2006 Wright, along with the other members of the band, buried the hatchet as Pink Floyd reunited for a widely praised performance at Live 8.

    In recent years, Rick has played keyboards in David Gilmour’s studio and touring bands alongside Planet Rock presenters Phil Manzanera and Guy Pratt (who is married to Rick’s daughter Gala).

    You will be able to hear Rick’s final recorded contribution on the forthcoming Live In Gdansk album and DVD’.

    Posted on 2008-09-17 13:55:14 and written by dimitris