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Symphony X have landed on the following country's album charts with their new CD, Paradise Lost: Sweden - #32, Germany - #50, France - #60, US - #123, UK - #169. As previously reported, the band have been tapped to support Dream Theater on the second leg of their Chaos In Motion European tour.
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been named as one of the judges at The 11th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. The event will be held in Las Vegas, NV on July 18th. Over 130 Hooters Girls from around the world will be competing for the Miss Hooters International title and over $150,000 in cash and prizes. This year's event will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort Casino. Witness the pageant in Sin City or watch it live at your nearest Hooters location starting at 8pm ET.
UK metal legends Raven are heading into the studio on July 9th to record more songs for their upcoming new album.
Kiss' Gene Simmons issues this update:
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20,000 concert goers in Bulgaria were treated to the longest metal perfomance in that country....EVER. According to Focus-fen.net, Manowar closed the first really big Bulgarian metal festival in the coastal town of Kavarna named Kaliakra Rock Fest 2007. Negotiations for Manowar's first performance in Bulgaria had started more than 3 years ago. The concert was three-hours long.
Brian "Head" Welch, the former lead guitarist for Korn will discuss his memoir, "Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story." In 2005, Welch said goodbye to rock and roll and embraced a closer relationship with God. He'll be at Book Revue, 313 New York Ave. in Huntington, Friday (July 6) at 8p.m.
The Japanese version of Velvet Revolver's new album, Libertad, features one bonus track, a CD Rom enhanced video clip, and two stickers - one for the the first pressing in Japan, the other a promo sticker. The complete tracklist is as follows: 'Let It Roll', 'She Mine', 'Get Out The Door', 'She Builds Quick Machines', 'The Last Fight', 'Pills, Demons & Etc.', 'American Man', 'Mary Mary', 'Just Sixteen', 'Can't Get It Out Of My Head', 'For A Brother', 'Spay', 'Graveyard', 'Gas & A Dollar Laugh' (bonus track - previously unreleased), CD Rom Enhanced Component - Re-Evolution : Making of Libertad (Video).
According to a brief note on the official Dragonforce website, the band's long running Inhuman Rampage Tour has finally come to an end. No more shows will be scheduled for 2007.
Aerosmith will be hitting the road with Joan Jett as support on a string of US dates this fall. Confirmed dates are as follows:
September 8 in Clarkston, MI, 10 in Rosemont, IL, 12 in Wantaugh, NY,
14 in Mansfield, MA, 16 in Bristow, VA, 20 in Uncasville, CT and September 22 in Atlantic City, NJ.
According to Billboard.biz, for the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. Lost Highway sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991. The Island/Mercury Nashville set is Bon Jovi's third No. 1 album, joining 1988's New Jersey and 1987's Slippery When Wet. Sales were fueled in part by the group's new country fanbase, wrangled in with the 2006 No. 1 Hot Country Songs hit 'Who Says You Can't Go Home' featuring Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.