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ACT OF DEFIANCE - featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass - will make their European debut this summer. Comments Shawn Drover: "Act Of Defiance are beyond thrilled to FINALLY get to Europe in support of our new record Old Scars, New Wounds. We look forward to seeing you all at the shows!" Adds Chris Borderick: "It's definitely exciting to be touring in the UK and Europe on our new CD Old Scars, New Wounds! AOD had not played there yet and I know the metal fans are going to be crazy!" Dates: July 27 - London, UK - Underworld. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse. 30 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank. August 1 - Chester, UK - Live Rooms. 2 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Craufurd Arms. 4 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air. 6 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal (with Armored Saint). 7 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Halle (with Armored Saint). 8 - Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival. 10 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo (with Armored Saint). 12 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Festival.
An arrest card that includes the signature and fingerprints of guitar legend JIMI HENDRIX will be up for auction next month. Hendrix filled out the card after he was detained in Toronto on May 3rd, 1969. After arriving at Pearson International Airport, a customs agent found a small amount of heroin and hashish in his luggage. The document will be sold by RR Auction in Boston. The pop culture auction will start on March 8th and will run for seven days. Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction, said the accompanying mug shot of Hendrix sold for $14,000 in 2006. He expects the arrest card to go for about the same. The document includes details about Hendrix, including his full name (James Marshall Hendrix), date of birth, New York address and a noted feature of "scar on right eye." All 10 of his fingerprints are visible on the card and his signature is seen in the top left corner. "It's one of those things I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up in a museum," Livingston said.
ANTHRAX "must cancel its upcoming tour" due to scheduling conflicts. A message from the band follows: "Unfortunately, Anthrax announces it has to cancel its upcoming European tour due to scheduling conflicts. The band members sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon."
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