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  1. Phlegethon
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    On this day... - Σαν σήμερα...



    Birthdays

    Eric Stacy- (FASTER PUSSYCAT) - June 5
    Paul Taylor- (WINGER) - June 5
    Jon Butcher - June 5, 1960
    Nicko McBrain- (IRON MAIDEN) - June 6, 1954
    Nick Bowcott - (ex-GRIM REAPER) - June 6, 1959
    Steve Vai - June 6, 1960
    Tom Araya
    - (SLAYER) - June 6, 1961
    Peter Stalfors
    -(DREAM EVIL) - June 8, 1970

    This Day in History

    June 5, 1977: ALICE COOPER's pet boa constrictor was bitten by a rat it was trying to eat, and died. Cooper held a public audition to replace the snake, which was featured in his act.
    June 5, 1984: TWISTED SISTER release their North American debut, Stay Hungry.
    June 5, 1984: SLAYER release their debut Show No Mercy.
    June 5, 1992: IRON MAIDEN's Fear Of The Dark tour opens in Helsinki.
    June 5, 1996: MOTLEY CRUE's Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson have their first child, Brandon Thomas Lee.
    June 5, 1999: AEROSMITH wins best song in a movie honors at the MTV Movie Awards for 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' from the Armageddon movie soundtrack.
    June 6, 1989: singer Ray Gillen, along with ex-OZZY axeman Jake E. Lee release their self-titled debut collaboration called BADLANDS.
    June 7, 1980: IRON MAIDEN's 'Sanctuary' single is released.
    June 7, 1984: LITA FORD releases Dancing On The Edge.
    June 7, 1999: POISON are inducted into Dick Clark's Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    June 7, 2000: TWISTED SISTER reunite for the first time in 14 years for a triple threat of the band's biggest hits, in honour of industry mogul Jason Flom, the man instrumental in signing the band.
    June 8, 1999: TESTAMENT release the legendary The Gathering CD, SOULFLY release Soulfly.


    This Week in History


    2001: SEBASTIAN BACH tapes a special Father's Day episode of the Sally Jessy Raphael Show.
    2002: all remaining European Ozzfest dates are cancelled after Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde suddenly takes ill and is flown back home to the US to receive treatment.
    2002: MANOWAR's Warriors Of The World enteres the charts in Germany at #2, in Austria at #6, in Norway at #15, in Finland at #26 and in Switzerland at #35.
    2002: Jeff Pilson and George Lynch announce that their new project will be called L/P.
    2003: OZZY OSBOURNE vows not to cancel his scheduled June 11th concert in Toronto, even though the city is still suffering the effects of the recent SARS breakout.
    2003: ICED EARTH vocalist Matthew Barlow quits the band.
    2003: Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) reveals that the SUKI JONES project will now go by the name ADLER'S APPETITE.
    2003: former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum confirm that their new band, up until now known as THE PROJECT, will be fronted by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland.
    2004: MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine announces that the band's forthcoming new album will be titled The System Has Failed.



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    Birthdays

    Les Paul - June 9, 1915
    Jon Lord(DEEP PURPLE) - June 9, 1941
    Pete Gill (SAXON/MOTORHEAD) - June 9, 1951
    Gregg Bissonette (DLR BAND) - June 9, 1959
    Patrick Young (BLACK 'N BLUE) - June 9, 1963
    Marko Paasikoski(SONATA ARCTICA) - June 10, 1978


    This Day in History

    June 9, 1987:, JUDAS PRIEST release PriestLive!
    June 9, 1998: SLAYER release Diabolus In Musica.
    June 9, 1998: RUSH's first twelve studio records are remastered and repackaged.
    June 9, 1998: David Lee Roth and his new DLR BAND release their first new studio material in four years on Roth's own Wa Wa Zat label. His band features guitarists Michael Hartman and John Lowery, bassist Bourbon Bob and drummer Ray Luzier.

    This Week in History

    1992: MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus leaves the band.
    1999: QUEENSRYCHE signs to Atlantic Records.
    1999: tickets for IRON MAIDEN's Ed Hunter Tour go on sale with huge response.
    1999: ROB HALFORD posts the song 'Silent Screams' online boasting his metal roots.
    1999: LILLIAN AXE releases Fields Of Yesterday in Japan.
    1999: QUIET RIOT files suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging that Sony Music Entertainment has not paid anyone in the band a royalty payment since 1987.
    2000: MOTORHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee and two members of the English band's entourage were arrested after a disturbance at a Holiday Inn in downtown Denver.
    2000: MOTLEY CRUE ask HOLE drummer Samantha Maloney to rehearse with them for their upcoming Maximum Rock tour while Randy Castillo recovers from emergency stomach surgery.
    2000: the original HIRAX lineup reforms featuring vocalist Katon W DePena, bassist Gary Monardo, drummer John Tabares and guitarist Scott Owen.
    2000: SAMMY HAGAR forms his own label, Cabo Wabo Records, a joint venture with Beyond Records.

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    Birthdays

    Joe Holmes (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) - June 11, 1963

    This Week in History

    2001: ROLLINS BAND ink a deal with Sanctuary.
    2001: W.A.S.P.'s Chris Holmes once again splits with the band. Former touring guitarist Doug Blair is brought in to fill the void.
    2001: bassist Mike Inez temporarily teams up with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY for the remaining dates of Ozzfest 2001, replacing S.O.B., who left the tour to deal with a personal situation.
    2001: SHADOWKEEP introduce two new members, Steve Scott (bass) and Scott Higham (drums).
    2001: OZZY OSBOURNE records new versions of 'No More Tears', 'Crazy Train', 'See You On The Other Side', and the BLACK SABBATH staples 'War Pigs' and 'Paranoid' for the soundtrack of Black Skies, a video game based on his vision.
    2001: Nuclear Blast donates the sum of $10,000 to CHUCΚ SCHULDINER and his family.
    2001: KISS enter an agreement with WhiteLight to produce official KISS Kaskets.
    2001: SEBASTIAN BACH is named as Favorite Male Replacement, as part of Broadway.com's 2001 Audience Awards.
    2001: RUSH are finally back in the studio "ensconced in creative mode", says Neil Peart.
    2001: Reb Beach is officially out of DOKKEN, opening the door for John Norum to join the group on a full-time basis.
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    Phlegethon

    Queensryche: Chris DeGarmo in the center and right of him Scott Rockenfield

    Birthdays


    Mike Vescera - June 13, 1962
    Jimmy Lea (SLADE) - June 14, 1952
    King Diamond (KD/MERCYFUL FATE) - June 14, 1956
    Chris DeGarmo(QUEENSRYCHE) - June 14, 1963
    Noddy Holder (SLADE) - June 15, 1950
    Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER/ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) - June 15, 1963
    Scott Rockenfield (QUEENSRYCHE) - June 15, 1963

    This Day in History

    June 13, 1958: FRANK ZAPPA graduates from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, CA.
    June 13, 1985: SCORPIONS' World Wide Live is released and becomes one of the biggest selling live albums of all time.
    June 13, 2000: SEBASTIAN BACH takes over the lead role in Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde.
    June 13, 2001: ANTHRAX begin writing sessions for a forthcoming album.
    June 14, 1977: Alice Cooper appears on 'The Tonight Show'.
    June 14, 1995: more than 20 people in Columbus, Ohio call authorities to complain about a TED NUGENT concert that they said was too loud. Nugent refused to turn the volume down because the concert was within legal noise limits.
    June 14, 2000: ZAKK WYLDE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Penchant For Violence Tour 2000 kicks off in Tokyo, Japan.
    June 14, 2002: a memorial service for former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby was held on June 14th at 6:30pm at the Wind N' Sea Beach in La Jolla, CA.
    June 15, 1970: JIMI HENDRIX records his first session at his Electric Ladyland Studio in New York City.
    June 15, 2002: PAUL DI'ANNO's biography, The Beast, is published.


    This Week in History

    2002: Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN files a trademark infringement lawsuit against Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Chophouse Records over the similar band name.
    2002: NEVERMORE announce that guitarist Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will fill the vacant second guitarist slot during their upcoming European tour and Vans Warped tour dates.
    2002: PRIMAL FEAR's new album, Black Sun, enters Japan's Rock Chart at #12.
    2002: ERIC MARTIN (ex-MR. BIG) inks a multi-album deal with Frontiers/Now & Then for Europe.
    2003: DIO leader Ronnie James Dio confirms that Craig Goldy will replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for Magica Parts II and III.
    2003: TYPE O NEGATIVE members Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly, along with DUST TO DUST bassist Rob Traynor, form a new as-yet-unnamed project.
    2003: PAUL DI'ANNO (ex-IRON MAIDEN) announces the cancellation of his Canadian tour.
    2003: The Osbournes land at #12 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
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    Phlegethon

    Kiko Loureiro, guitarist of progressive/power metal band ANGRA

    Birthdays


    Ian Mosley (MARILLION) - June 16, 1953
    Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA) - June 16, 1972
    Michael Monroe (HANOI ROCKS) - June 17, 1962


    This Day in History

    June 16, 2000: VH1 premier QUIET RIOT's Before They Were Rock Stars.
    June 17, 1977: Michael Schenker disappears after UFO concert in Leeds, England.
    June 17, 1980: LED ZEPPELIN begin a three week European tour, their first on the continent since 1973.
    June 17, 1997: MEGADETH release Cryptic Writings and BRUCE DICKINSON releases Accident Of Birth.


    This Week in History

    1975: ALICE COOPER breaks six ribs after falling off stage during a concert in Vancouver, BC.
    1977: ELVIS PRESLEY performs what would turn out to be his last live concert in Indianapolis. He died in August at his home in Memphis, TN.
    1995: PANTERA singer Phil Anselmo and members of C.O.C. and CROWBAR form DOWN.
    1996: TESTAMENT temporarily break up.
    1998: ANNIHILATOR founding guitarist/singer Jeff Waters comes out of hiding after dealing with "a nasty separation/custody court case."
    1998: VAN HALEN cancels all their remaining dates of their European tour due to injuries to drummer Alex Van Halen's arm.
    1998: the reformed PRETTY BOY FLOYD performs in L.A.
    1998: MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza is diagnosed with cancer in his right knee and is replaced indefinitely by ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Jimmy DeGrasso.
    1999: the reunited ARMORED SAINT commence work on their forthcoming album featuring the Symbol Of Salvation line-up - John Bush (vocals), Joey Vera (bs), Gonzo Sandoval (drums), Jeff Duncan (guitar), and Phil Sandoval (guitar).
    1999: Ace Frehley tells WNEW in New York that there will NOT be another KISS record with the original four members and that this is without a doubt the FINAL KISS tour with makeup and original members.
    1999: it is confirmed that Mark Boals will be singing on the new YNGWIE MALMSTEEN album.
    1999: PLANET X is formed featuring former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist TONY MacALPINE drummer Virgil Donati and bassist Philip Bynoe.
    1999: DEF LEPPARD's Euphoria debuts on the Billboard Top 200 at #11, selling just under 99,000 copies.
    1999: RAVEN's first three albums, Rock Until You Drop, Wiped Out and All For One are reissued in Japan.
    1999: QUEENSRYCHE adds Kelly Gray as the official replacement for guitarist Chris DeGarmo.
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    Yngwie Malmsteen is a virtuoso guitarist from Sweden


    Birthdays

    Brian Vollmer (HELIX) - June 30, 1960
    Russ "Dwarf" Graham(KILLER DWARFS, PENNY BLACK) - June 30, 1960
    Yngwie Malmsteen - June 30, 1963
    Phil Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, DOWN, ex-PANTERA) - June 30, 1968
    Roddy Bottum(ex-FAITH NO MORE) - July 1
    Vito Bratta (ex-WHITE LION) - July 1


    This Day in History

    June 30, 1973: Ian Gillan leaves DEEP PURPLE.
    June 30, 1977: KISS' Love Gun ships platinum on the same day as the Marvel Comics KISS Special.
    July 1, 1981: John Morey (STEPPENWOLF) died in a car accident at the age of 32.



    This Week in History

    2003: due to frontman Matt Barlow's recent departure from ICED EARTH, the band are forced to pull out of this year's Wacken Open Air. They are replaced by TWISTED SISTER.
    2003: "Headbanger" is officially added to the new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary from Merriam-Webster, defined as both a hard rock musician and a fan.
    2003: HADES announce that drummer Ron Lipnicki is currently battling testicular cancer.
    2003: OZZY OSBOURNE re-records the classic BLACK SABBATH tune 'Changes' with daughter Kelly.
    2003: legendary guitarist/vocalist/producer Paul Sabu joins forces with Steve Brownlee (veteran L.A. based A&R/promoter), to form a new independent label to release special projects worldwide.
    2003: due to frontman Matt Barlow's recent departure from ICED EARTH, the band are forced to pull out of this year's Wacken Open Air. They are replaced by TWISTED SISTER.
    2003: "Headbanger" is officially added to the new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary from Merriam-Webster, defined as both a hard rock musician and a fan.
    2003: HADES announce that drummer Ron Lipnicki is currently battling testicular cancer.
    2003: OZZY OSBOURNE re-records the classic BLACK SABBATH tune 'Changes' with daughter Kelly.
    2004: Forbes magazine lists METALLICA as one of Best-Paid Musicians on their list of the most 100 powerful celebrities. The band was Power-Ranked at #27 on the list.
    2004: the first Gibson JIMMY PAGE Signature Les Paul guitar from Gibson Guitar Corp.'s Custom, Art & Historic Division sells for a reported $55,000 to an anonymous buyer. The figure, more than double its suggested list price, is a record for a new, first-run Gibson guitar.
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    Phlegethon

    Death's founder and frontman, Chuck Schuldiner (1967-2001)

    Birthdays


    Perry Richardson (FIREHOUSE) - July 7, 1963
    Jason Rullo (SYMPHONY X) - July 7, 1972
    Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) - July 8, 1959


    This Day in History

    July 7, 1977: ALICE COOPER gets the keys to Phoenix, AZ from the mayor.
    July 7, 1980: LED ZEPPELIN performs their FINAL concert in Berlin.
    July 7, 1991: late KISS drummer Eric Carr underwent chemotherapy for his lung cancer.
    July 7, 1996: during the taping of OZZY OSBOURNE's appearance on the David Letterman Show, Ozzy and Dave had a brief conversation about cigars. Ozzy gave Dave one and that night, back at his hotel, Ozzy received three Cuban cigars and a letter from Dave saying that he is welcome on the show anytime - that Ozzy has Carte Blanche and doesn't even have to call.
    July 7, 1996: the publishing rights for the forthcoming RUSH Tribute is holding the album up and the band isn't authorizing it's release in Canada. Rush producer Terry Brown has mixed the entire project - "I can't believe I'm doing these songs again," he commented.
    July 7, 1997: QUIET RIOT reunites with singer Kevin DuBrow, bassist Rudy Sarzo, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali.
    July 7, 1997: METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof signs a solo deal with SPV.
    July 7, 1998: RUSH drummer Neil Peart loses his wife, Jacqueline Tayor, due to cancer. The illness strikes almost one year after the couple lost their 19-year-old daughter, Serena Taylor, in a single-car crash.
    July 7, 1998: BRUCE DICKINSON tells London's Rock Radio Network the key to making his forthcoming album, A Chemical Wedding, heavy: ordinary guitars were converted to accept thin strings off the bass guitar.
    July 7, 1998: THE QUIET ROOM sign to Metal Blade.
    July 7, 1999: Ronnie James Dio announces the Magica lineup: bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Simon Wright, and guitarist Craig Goldy.
    July 7, 1999: Jeff Scott Soto leaves TAKARA.
    July 7, 1999: SON OF A BITCH enlists ex-SLASH singer John Ward.
    July 7, 1999: the members of KISS have grown milk moustaches all in the aid of osteoporosis. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley are seen fronting the famous ad campaign for milk.
    July 7, 1999:
    Chuck Schuldiner
    sends out the following press release: "I started experiencing some pain in my upper neck which I initially thought was a pinched nerve or strained muscle. I went for an MRI and I was right about the pinched nerve but unfortunately it was being caused by a brain stem tumor. I am in my fourth week of radiation therapy with some of the most sought-after physicians in the field. To try to put this into simple terms is obviously difficult but let me say this: it is a mind, body and soul expanding experience. Patience is something I have learned to embrace in my fourteen years of living music and now it is time to further master the art of patience on my road to recovery."
    July 8, 1986: OZZY OSBOURNE releases his final album with guitarist Jake E Lee, The Ultimate Sin.
    July 8, 1997: PANTERA release Official Live.
    July 8, 2000: IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers is involved in a serious accident while the band perform in Mannheim. During his guitar solo, halfway through the first encore, Janick loses his footing at the front of the stage and falls more than 10 feet into the photographers pit and onto the concrete floor of the venue. He was knocked unconscious and received a gash across his forehead which required 6 stitches. He also sprained his back and had severe bruising in a number of places.


    This Week in History

    2002: BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler comments about the death of one of his mentors, John Entwistle of THE WHO, "He revolutionized bass playing with his bass solo in 'My Generation' and he brought bass technique and bass players to the forefront in rock music."
    2002: Sharon Osbourne is diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer and undergoes surgery.
    2002: bass legend Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, CONTROL DENIED, SADUS) announces that his project with Sadus frontman Darren Travis and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy will go by the name SUICIDE SHIFT.
    2003: EXODUS finish tracking their new record (tentatively titled Tempo Of The Damned).
    2003: VICTORY reform with the following lineup: Charlie Huhn (vocals), Tommy Newton (guitar), Herman Frank (guitar), Fargopeter Knorn (bass) and Fritz Randow (drums).
    2003: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES complete pre-production for their next album.
    2003: Epic Records, Guitar World magazine and AC/DC kick off a contest at acdcrocks.com to commemorate the reissue of AC/DC's catalog.
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    John Petrucci, guitarist of Dream Theater
    at the cover of his guitar instructional video,
    "Rock Discipline".

    Birthdays

    Richie Sambora (BON JOVI) - July 11, 1959
    Ricky Warwick (ex-THE ALMIGHTY) - July 11, 1966
    Gerry "Dwarf" Finn(ex-KILLER DWARFS, HELIX) - July 11, 1967
    John Wetton (ex-KING CRIMSON/ASIA) - July 12, 1949
    Eric Carr(ex-KISS) - July 12, 1950 (RIP)
    John Petrucci(DREAM THEATER) - July 12, 1967
    Steve Brown(ex-TRIXTER) - July 13
    Marco Mendoza (TWISTED SISTER) - July 13, 1956

    This Day in History

    July 12, 1992
    : GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose was arrested at New York's JFK airport on a warrant from St. Louis. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a riot during a 1991 GN'R concert.
    July 12, 1999: FIREHOUSE are inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.
    July 13, 1969
    : BLACK SABBATH played it's first gig.
    July 13, 1985: BLACK SABBATH reunite at Live Aid (along with THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN). 13 years later in '98 following a heart-attack, Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says that "I'm doing okay, and the doctors have told me that I will be able to play again. I'm walking about two, three miles everyday and slowly getting stronger."


    This Week in History

    1980
    : Brian Johnson joins AC/DC.
    1987: GUNS N' ROSES release their debut, Appetite For Destruction.
    1996: Jeff Keith confirms that TESLA have officially split up.
    1996: THE CULT reform WITHOUT singer Ian Astbury. An unknown (and heavily tattooed) singer has takes his place alongside Billy Duffy, Jamie Stewart and Mark Brzezicki.
    1996: ANTHRAX records the track 'Bordello Of Blood' for the flick Tales From The Crypt: Bordello Of Blood.
    1997: former SLAYER drummer John Dette replaces Gene Hoglan in TESTAMENT. Hoglan concentrates full time on STRAPPING YOUNG LAD.
    1997: EXCITER signs to Osmose.
    1999: OZZY OSBOURNE states that "For Black Sabbath it would only seem fitting to go back to our roots and end our career where it began, in the U.K." He's referring to the two "final" gigs on their home turf at Birmingham's NEC on December 21st and 23rd.
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    Phlegethon

    Russell Allen, is the singer of the American progressive metal band Symphony X.

    Birthdays


    Frank Bello (HELMET/ANTHRAX) - July 19
    Brian May (QUEEN) - July 19, 1947
    Russell Allen(SYMPHONY X) - July 19, 1971
    Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) - July 20, 1954
    Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN) - July 20, 1955
    Chris Cornell(AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN) - July 20, 1963


    This Day in History

    July 18, 1995: MOTORHEAD release Sacrifice and MEGADETH release Hidden Treasures.
    July 20, 1999: ESP featuring Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, John Corabi and Karl Cochran release their debut.


    This Week in History

    1999: Derek Sherinian join forces with guitarist Tony MacAlpine and drummer Virgil Donati in PLANET X.
    1999: HOLE's Courtney Love introduces her band as HELIX at Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario.
    1999: at a Minneapolis show on the Rock Never Stops Tour a DAMN YANKEES reunioon occurred featuring TED NUGENT, STYX' Tommy Shaw and NIGHT RANGER's Jack Blades.
    1999: LOUDNESS release Engine in Japan.
    1999: McFarlane Toys release the OZZY OSBOURNE doll.
    1999: Milwaukee's Metalfest is accused of "bringing the devil's music to the town and the state," and is nearly postponed. The show happens without incident on July 30/31.
    1999: UFO replace Michael Schenker with Jeff Kollman.
    1999: during IRON MAIDEN's sold out tour, newly-returned guitarist Adrian Smith is forced to fly home to England to attend his father's funeral.
    2000: ANTHRAX leave the Maximum Rock 2000 tour.
    2000: HOUSE OF LORDS reform.
    2000: a guitar technician for QUEENSRYCHE dies after a week of partying that began at the Experience Music Project.
    2001: METALLICA's James Hetfield enters a rehabilitation facility to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions.
    2001: former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson decides to forego SECTOR 9 and concentrate on a solo career.
    2002: STEEL PROPHET and their vocalist Rick Mythiasin part ways due to "musical and personal differences".
    2002: ANTHRAX's Scott Ian reveals that the band are no longer with Sanctuary, leaving the label before they even released any material.
    2002: BUCKCHERRY officially split up following the departure of singer Joshua Todd.
    2003: NEVERMORE reveal that their forthcoming album, Enemies Of Reality, will be released as a limited edition box set containing 2 CDs - the actual album and a DVD.
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    Savatage's co-founder and frontman, Jon Oliva

    Birthdays

    Jim Martin
    (ex-FAITH NO MORE) - July 21
    Ben Matthews (THUNDER) - July 21, 1963
    Pat Badger(ex-EXTREME) - July 22
    Jon Oliva(SAVATAGE/TAGE MAHAL) - July 22, 1959


    This Day in History

    July 21, 2000: a RATT/WARRANT/L.A. GUNS tour kicks off in Los Angeles with a sold-out show at the House Of Blues.
    July 22, 1969: LED ZEPPELIN's debut goes gold.
    July 22, 1998: IRON MAIDEN cancels their North American tour due to vocalist Blaze Bayley's throat problems.



    This Week in History

    1999: Derek Sherinian join forces with guitarist Tony MacAlpine and drummer Virgil Donati in PLANET X.
    1999: HOLE's Courtney Love introduces her band as HELIX at Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario.
    1999: at a Minneapolis show on the Rock Never Stops Tour a DAMN YANKEES reunioon occurred featuring TED NUGENT, STYX' Tommy Shaw and NIGHT RANGER's Jack Blades.
    1999: LOUDNESS release Engine in Japan.
    1999: McFarlane Toys release the OZZY OSBOURNE doll.
    1999: Milwaukee's Metalfest is accused of "bringing the devil's music to the town and the state," and is nearly postponed. The show happens without incident on July 30/31.
    1999: UFO replace Michael Schenker with Jeff Kollman.
    1999: during IRON MAIDEN's sold out tour, newly-returned guitarist Adrian Smith is forced to fly home to England to attend his father's funeral.
    2000: ANTHRAX leave the Maximum Rock 2000 tour.
    2000: HOUSE OF LORDS reform.
    2000: a guitar technician for QUEENSRYCHE dies after a week of partying that began at the Experience Music Project.
    2001: METALLICA's James Hetfield enters a rehabilitation facility to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions.
    2001: former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson decides to forego SECTOR 9 and concentrate on a solo career.
    2002: STEEL PROPHET and their vocalist Rick Mythiasin part ways due to "musical and personal differences".
    2002: ANTHRAX's Scott Ian reveals that the band are no longer with Sanctuary, leaving the label before they even released any material.
    2002: BUCKCHERRY officially split up following the departure of singer Joshua Todd.
    2003: NEVERMORE reveal that their forthcoming album, Enemies Of Reality, will be released as a limited edition box set containing 2 CDs - the actual album and a DVD.
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    Steve Morse,
    guitarist of Deep Purple.


    Mikael Amott,
    guitarist of Arch Enemy,
    Spiritual Beggars, Carnage and Carcass.

    Birthdays

    Mike Amott (ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/ex-CARCASS) - July 28
    Simon Kirke (BAD COMPANY) - July 28, 1949
    Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE/LIVING LOUD/DIXIE DREGS) - July 28, 1954
    Gregg Giuffria(GIUFFRIA/ex-ANGEL/ex-HOUSE OF LORDS)- July 28, 1955
    Geddy Lee (RUSH) - July 29, 1953
    John Sykes (THIN LIZZY) - July 29, 1959


    This Day in History

    July 28, 1979
    : TED NUGENT, JOURNEY, AEROSMITH and THIN LIZZY headline the World Series of Rock at Cleveland Stadium.
    July 28, 1995: JIMI HENDRIX' father James Al Hendrix wins back the rights to his son's name, likeness, image and music after a number of compaines had profited from them over the years.
    July 29, 1973: LED ZEPPELIN, in the midst of a very successful U.S. tour, are the victims of one of the largest cash thefts in New York City as $180,000 is taken from the band's deposit box at the Drake Hotel. The money is mostly cash receipts from the first of two night at Madison Square Garden.


    This Week in History

    2000
    : ANGRA vocalist Andre Matos, bassist Luis Mariutti and drummer Ricardo Confessori leave the band.
    2001: Nikki Sixx confirms that we won't hear from MOTLEY CRUE for 18 months.
    2001: AEROSMITH's 'Jaded' is nominated for three MTV Music Awards.
    2001: Doug Aldrich signs to Z Records for a special as yet untitled solo release.
    2002: OZZY OSBOURNE announces he will take a three week break from his headlining duties on Ozzfest to be by his wife Sharon's side while she undergoes her first course of chemotherapy treatments.
    2002: OZZY OSBOURNE and family's TV show The Osbournes receives an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
    2002: MOTLEY CRUE's Nikki Sixx announces that he and wife Donna D'Errico are developing a TV sitcom, The Blonde And The Rock Star, based on their lives.
    2002: BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson inks a deal with Redline Entertainment.
    2003: CATHEDRAL sign a deal with Nuclear Blast.
    2003: BYFIST/REVEREND guitarist Davey Lee announces that former METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne has disbanded Reverend.
    2003: ADLER'S APPETITE announce that their new vocalist is Sean Crosby from AC/DC tribute band BACK IN BLACK.
    2003: KISS' Symphony: Alive IV ships 500,000 units in the US.
    2003: JIMI HENDRIX's Are You Experienced? is named the greatest guitar album of all time by music experts from Mojo magazine.
    2004: WWIII leader Mandy Lion annnounces that the original WWIII are back together.
    2004: Canadian THOR is voted into the Top 100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time list in the July issue of England's Classic Rock Magazine - as polled by professional rock journalists.
    2004: Staples announce that ALICE COOPER will star in its newest back-to-school commercial campaign.

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    Phlegethon

    Bruce Dickinson, singer of Iron Maiden

    Birthdays

    Andy Fraser (FREE) - August 7, 1952
    Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN) - August 7, 1958
    Michael Weikath (HELLOWEEN) - August 7, 1962


    This Day in History

    August 7, 1987
    : an L.A. judge throws out a lawsuit against OZZY OSBOURNE filed by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide while listening to the song 'Suicide Solution'.
    August 7, 1991: charges of assault and property damage are filed against GUNS N' ROSES lead singer Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a show in St. Louis.


    This Week in History

    1996: rumours begin that John Corabi is officially out of the Crue and VINCE NEIL is back in. Corabi hooks up with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick on a new project.
    1996: ANTHRAX get dropped and become millionaires over night, says a source close close to the band. Both parties (Elektra and the band) were displeased with the relationship (label - lack of sales of Stomp 442; band - lack of promotion for Stomp 442).
    1997: ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann releases Classical in Japan.
    1997: THE RODS' The Rods and Wild Dogs are released for the first time on CD.
    1997: vocalist Eric Wagner leaves TROUBLE temporarily.
    1998: METAL CHURCH reforms with the original lineup, including vocalist David Wayne.
    1998: rumours abound regarding the recording of KISS Psycho Circus album, including Gene and Paul only singing, Aces drinking problems, and Peter being beyond not able to play the drums. Apparently Bruce Kulick played bass on every track but two, Tommy Thayer played guitar on the entire record and Kevin Valentine played drums on nine out of ten tracks.
    1998: STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki gets in a car accident leaving the recording studio in Finland. He is unhurt, but the moose he hit isnt so lucky.
    1998: CRIMSON GLORY claim their computer ate eight songs, delaying the release of their forthcoming album.
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    Phlegethon


    Rod Halford, singer of Judas Priest


    Gene Simmons, lead singer and bass guitar player of KISS



    Derek Sherinian, famous keyboard virtuoso


    Birthdays

    Gene Simmons
    (KISS) - August 25, 1949
    Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST) - August 25, 1951
    Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO, ex-WHITESNAKE) - August 25, 1962
    Derek Sherinian - August 25, 1966
    Thomas Miller(SYMPHONY X) - August 25, 1966


    This Day in History

    August 25, 1994
    : Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite in a London studio to record Unledded, their MTV Unplugged set.
    August 26, 1967: JIMI HENDRIX releases 'Purple Haze'
    August 26, 1970: JIMI HENDRIX performs his last concert on the Isle Of Wight.
    August 26, 1976: AEROSMITH hits the cover of Rolling Stone.


    This Week in History

    2000
    : OZZY OSBOURNE cancels some non-U.S. Ozzfest shows to work on his next solo album.
    2000: TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson's band DRAGONHEART changes their name to DRAGONLORD and ink a deal with Spitfire Records.
    2000: U.D.O. drummer Stefan Scwarzmann is replaced by Lorenzo Milani.
    2000: MARILLION re-sign a worldwide deal with EMI.
    2000: FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson leaves the band.
    2001: IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson is currently flying charter flights for British Airways as part of his effort to obtain the final part of his pilot's license.
    2001: Z Records sign SILENT RAGE to a world wide deal.
    2001: DREAMTIDE ink a deal with Frontiers/Now & Then.
    2001: the L.A. GUNS website reports that Tracii Guns is filling in for Greg Steele since he recently walked out on FASTER PUSSYCAT.
    2001: the RUNAWAYS reunite at the Sun Theater in Anaheim, CA to perform 'Cherry Bomb'.
    2001: TWISTED SISTER reunite at Slipped Disc Records to promote the Twisted Forever tribute album.
    2002: Bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have had their case against the Osbournes dismissed by Judge Christina A. Snyder who says that the statute of limitations had long since expired, and because the two artists could not show cause as to why they were improperly credited on the albums in question, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman. Daisley and Kerslake were looking for over 20 million in lost songwriting royalties.
    2002: NASTY SAVAGE reform and record two new songs for a forthcoming CD.
    2003: ICED EARTH officially confirm that former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens is the band's new singer.
    2003: PRIMAL FEAR announce that their new drummer is ANNIHILATOR's Randy Black.
    2003: it is confimed that MOTORHEAD will be inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk Of Fame on September 1st.
    2003: Fusion III in Montreal ink a deal with SKID ROW.
    2003: VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) is sentenced to three years probation for his May drug arrest.
    2003: six months after a deadly nightclub fire during a GREAT WHITE concert in West Warwick, R.I., the band and the club's owners are fined nearly $100,000 by the federal agency that regulates workplace safety.
    2003: KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace is hired to provide vocals for a new studio album from L.A. hard rockers WARRIOR.
    2004: it is confirmed that the fourth season of OZZY OSBOURNE and family's reality program "The Osbournes", slated to start on September 13th, will be the show's last.
    2004: a deal is close to being done that will see Rick Rubin's American Recordings (SLAYER) making the move from Island Def Jam to Interscope.
    2004: it is revealed that NWOBHM band DIAMOND HEAD are being relaunched with new singer Nick Tart.
    2004: news surfaces that STRATOVARIUS bassist Jari Kainulainen recently got married to girlfriend Heidi.
    2004: news surfaces that VAN HALEN is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million, saying the baseball team reneged on a deal for a stadium concert featuring the rock band.
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