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GEORGE LYNCH: 'Stolen' Mr. Graffitti Guitar Surfaces On eBay

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has released the following message: "The guitar I called 'Mr. Graffitti' was lost due to mysterious circumstances that involved some kind of theft. I have searched for this guitar and considered it a lost cause for the years since it has been gone. I was alerted to the ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Reports On NAMM, South American Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Myself and Daniel Erlandsson [drums] traveled to sunny California last month and spent a few days at the NAMM convention. We had a wail of time hanging out and doing the NAMM thing! "So I met a lot of ...

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Former FIERCE CONVICTION Singer Lands Deal With Z RECORDS

Former FIERCE CONVICTION (later known simply as CONVICTION) singer Jose Sanchez has gone back to his roots, which is the glam/melodic hard rock genre. In December of 2006, he landed a record deal with Europe's premier melodic hard rock label Z Records and is currently working on a new CD, which will reportedly be stylistically ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Collaborates With Ex-GRIM REAPER Singer On SUPERBOWL Commercial

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, COSMOSQUAD, MOGG/WAY) and writing/production partner Jono Brown have landed a Superbowl commercial for Garmin GSP navigation systems. The 30-second spot, which is set to air just before Superbowl half-time this Sunday, was recorded and mixed in Los Angeles and London, England and also features legendary U.K. metal vocalist ...

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VIXEN: 'Live & Learn' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Demolition Records will release VIXEN's new studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up". Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Ex-MEGADETH, Ex-DOKKEN Members Schedule NAMM Signing Sessions

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan (DAVE LEE ROTH, TALAS, MR. BIG), former MEGADETH/current OHM: guitarist Chris Poland, George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen, THIN LIZZY's Marco Mendoza and MASTODON's Troy Sanders are among the artists that will take part in a signing session the ...

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Secret Society - EUROPE

Call it the "Ultraphobic" syndrome. Remember that record? When '80s hair-metal disasters WARRANT's parking meter on Easy Street expired, and all the sudden they decided they were gonna be tougher, more modern, more with the times? "Ultraphobic" turned out to be really good (no, seriously), but it had fuck all to do with "Down Boys" ...

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Original EDEN Guitarist RICK SCOTT CROCCO Passes Away

Longtime metal journalist and Shockwaves magazine editor Bob Nalbandian has released the following announcement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I am saddened to report that Rick Scott Crocco passed away on the morning of December 3, 2006 in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. The cause of death is undisclosed. Rick was the original guitarist for the ...

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DOKKEN: Audio Interview With Guitarist JON LEVIN Available

DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin recently called into "The Hairball John Radio Show" to discuss all that is DOKKEN and more. Jon reminisced about his days as part of DORO's band, his everyday "superhero"-type lifestyle as an attorney by day and metal guitarist by night, the band chemistry in the current lineup of DOKKEN and how ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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DOKKEN Signs U.S. Deal With RHINO RECORDS

DOKKEN has signed a U.S. deal with Rhino Records for its forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Lightning Strikes Again". The CD will be issued in Europe via Frontiers Records. "Lightning Strikes Again", will be "a classic DOKKEN-style release, something that all the fans have been asking for," said Don Dokken. "We hope to be done with ...

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BALTIMOORE: Lineup Changes Announced

Vocalist/band leader Björn Lodin of the Swedish melodic hard rockers BALTIMOORE has issued the following update: "Since Thomas [Larsson, guitar] and Weine [Johansson, bass] didn't find it possible to take BALTIMOORE to their hearts, I decided to release them from their touring obligations. To replace them for the remaining tour I've engaged the fabulous brothers, ...

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RUFFIANS: More European Dates Announced

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert will be on tour in Europe this month in support of its new album, "Desert of Tears". The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 - (DE) Sounds - Lubeck Nov. 17 - (DE) Headbangers Ballroom ...

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DOKKEN Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of DOKKEN for the release of a brand new studio album in 2007. DOKKEN's upcoming CD, tentatively titled "Lightning Strikes Again", will be "a classic DOKKEN style release, something that all the fans have been asking for," says Don Dokken. "We hope to be done with the production of ...

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RUFFIANS: 'Desert Of Tears' U.S. Release Date Announced

OSM Records has announced that it will release RUFFIANS's brand new studio album, titled "Desert of Tears", on December 6, 2006. This 11-track album is said to be "pure classic power metal at its finest" and as a bonus it will include the video track "Do or Die". "Desert of Tears" is currently receiving rave ...

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DON DOKKEN: Solo Album Samples Available

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken has uploaded audio samples from his upcoming "Solitary" solo album at his official web site. Check out the cuts "Someday", "Sarah", "Never Forget", "Meadows", "Ship of Fools" and "Everything" at this location (scroll down to the bottom of the page). DOKKEN filmed their recent shows in Mexico and Greece ...

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DON DOKKEN Completes Work On New Solo Album

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken has issued the following update: "Hi, everyone. It's me, that singer guy who seemed to drop off the planet for the last six months, I figured it's about time to write and let everyone know what's up in DOKKEN land which isn't easy when you type with one finger. "As you ...

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