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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

8/2/19 Page 2

Congratulations to very longtime HardRadio friend NIKKI SIXX and his wife Courtney who have announced the arrival of their daughter, RUBY SIXX. The Motley Crue bassist took to Facebook to share the news: "Saturday night my wife Courtney and I welcomed into our world and family a very beautiful baby girl named Ruby Sixx. A spunky little girl with a full head of hair making her the 5th Sixx, joining her two sisters and two brothers. Fatherhood has been the greatest joy in my life... and @how2girl is a real natural as a mom. I would like to thank our family and friends for all the love and support (and flowers). We are already sleep training her with a metronome and I got her a pink bass."

20 years on from the release of their studio album, 9, Danish metal legends and very longtime HardRadio friends MERCYFUL FATE have announced that they will reunite for "an unspecified number" of live dates in summer 2020. 9 was the band's last studio recording, released in 1999. A message from Mercyful Fate states: "We will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including Copenhell. It will be the "9" lineup, featuring Hank Shermann (Guitar), King Diamond (Vocals), Bjarne T. Holm (Drums), Mike Wead (Guitar), with Joey Vera on the bass while Timi Hansen is away."

Ebury/Penguin Random House will publish Iron Maiden guitarist ADRIAN SMITH's autobiography, entitled Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler, next year. Online retailers including Google Play and Waterstones have the 288-page hardback book penciled in for a May 14, 2020 release.

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