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RUFFIANS: European Tour Dates Announced

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, has announced the following European dates: Nov. 17 - Headbangers Ballroom - Hamburg, GER Nov. 19 - Bat Cave - Tilburg, NETH Nov. 22 - Rock City - Zurich, SWI Nov. 24 - Die Halle ...

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BENEDICTUM To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault'

San Diego, CA power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, will be making an 11:30 a.m. PST in-studio appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault", hosted by DJ Will, on Sunday, August 27. BENEDICTIUM, who were recently nominated in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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RUFFIANS: New Album Details Revealed

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, will release its new album, "Desert of Tears", on October 20 via Metal Heaven Records. The CD was recorded at Trident/Imperial Studios in Northern California. "Desert of Tears" track listing: 01. I Believe 02. Running ...

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SPREAD EAGLE: Touring Lineup Finalized

The touring lineup for SPREAD EAGLE's "Back On The Bitch Tour 2006" will consist of founding members Ray West on vocals and Rob De Luca on bass. Joining them will be John Macaluso on drums (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT), who played on the group's "Open to the Public" album. On guitar will be Chris Caffery, who ...

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DOKKEN: 'Only' East Coast Appearances Announced

According to Tony DiLorenzo of the Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, Virginia, DOKKEN will make their only East Coast appearances for 2006 at Jaxx on September 22 and September 23. The band's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Sep. 07 - Mexicali, MEX @ Club Dune Sep. 08 - Hermosillo, MEX @ Hotel Arzaiza Sep. ...

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Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY To Tour With SPREAD EAGLE

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will be joining SPREAD EAGLE on the road beginning on August 18 in Westfield, MA. Commented Caffery: "Some very good friends of mine have a band called SPREAD EAGLE. They released two killer CDs in the '90s and are re-releasing them now. They reformed and are hitting the road. ...

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SPREAD EAGLE Debut Album Gets Reissued

Lovember Records, in association with Universal Music, has reissued SPREAD EAGLE's debut album. Considered to be a "classic," this record was newly remastered and contains all 11 songs, including the hits "Switchblade Serenade", "Scratch Like A Cat", "Broken City" and "Thru These Eyes". The album is only available for purchase at www.lovemberrecords.com. As ...

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DOKKEN/TED NUGENT Bassist Checks In From The Road

Bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, TED NUGENT) has issued the following update: "The last few months are just a blur! Where have I been? I have no idea? Oh, yes, I do remember something about a European TED NUGENT tour. Yes! We went to Europe and absolutely killed! Also went to Greece and all over Mexico ...

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Former RUFFIANS Bassist Dead At 41

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, has issued the following statement: "After a long, hard-fought battle with several debilitating health problems, our longtime friend and bassist for many years, Dan Moura, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. ...

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FIREHOUSE's BILL LEVERTY To Be Interviewed On KNAC.COM

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty will be interviewed by KNAC.COM DJ Diana DeVille on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. PST. Leverty will likely be discussing his contribution to a side project called DEACON STREET — who recently released their debut album, "II", via MTM Music & Publishing — also featuring other guest musicians such as ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Guitar Lessons Up For Grabs

This summer, if you're up to the challenge, ESP Guitars wants to give you the gift of becoming a better player with two months of free study with a true master… ex-DOKKEN axe legend George Lynch! With the purchase of any George Lynch Signature Series model ESP or LTD, you'll get a 60-day pass to ...

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SPREAD EAGLE Reunite, Plan To Hit The Road

New York City rockers SPREAD EAGLE have reunited and will be touring sometime in the very near future. More information will be made available soon. SPREAD EAGLE burst upon the scene playing a brand of rock that came straight from the NYC gutter. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass) and Tommi Gallo (drums) ...

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DOKKEN To Open For SCORPIONS In California

DOKKEN will be the opening for the SCORPIONS on June 30 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. They will be replacing THIN LIZZY on the bill after LIZZY pulled out of the SCORPIONS tour due to scheduling conflicts. DOKKEN filmed their recent shows in Mexico and Greece for a bonus DVD to be ...

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CAT EYE Sign With POWERZONE RECORDS

Norwegian hard rock band CAT EYE has inked a deal with Powerzone Records for the worldwide release of their first full-length album, "Reaching for the Sky". A late 2006 release is expected. After their well-received 2004 self-titled debut EP, CAT EYE "honed their skills as songwriters and created an impressive host of tunes that are ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Gets Hitched: Photos Available

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) married his girlfriend Danica on Saturday, May 6 in the Yucca Valley area of California. According to one person (DJStereoMike) who attended the ceremony, "The wedding was to be held in a small chapel in Pioneertown, which was like a little (make that tiny) town, complete with a ...

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RUFFIANS Sign With METAL HEAVEN RECORDS

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, have signed a deal with Metal Heaven Records. RUFFIANS are currently at Trident/Imperial Studios in Northern California recording their much anticipated new album which will be released worldwide October 2006. RUFFIANS are: Rich Wilde - ...

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TNT Announce New Singer

TNT have announced the addition of singer Tony Mills from Birmingham, England. Tony is one of Europe's most respected hard rock singers, mostly known for his work with U.K. melodic rock act SHY and his solo releases of recent years. Tony has worked along side such names as CINDERELLA, DOKKEN, COZY POWELL, MEATLOAF, THE SWEET ...

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DOKKEN Film Mexican Shows For Upcoming DVD

DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you see, we've been busy boys. We just got back from Mexico and it was a blast! The fans were awesome and they sang every song with us. Now I need to learn Spanish for them. The only bummer ...

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FIREWIND: New Album Details Revealed

Century Media Records has set a July 24 European release date for the new FIREWIND album, entitled "Allegiance". The album's first single, "Falling to Pieces", will be released June 19 in Greece. It will include an edited version of the title track, the non-album track "Demon Nights" and the BLACKFOOT cover "Teenage Idol" (previously unreleased). ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, TRACII GUNS To Appear At DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) are among the musicians scheduled to appear at The Dallas International Guitar Festival, described as "the world's largest and oldest guitar show, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one musical extravaganza." Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE Jams With KING DIAMOND In Sweden

KING DIAMOND fans were treated to a surprise guest appearance at Friday's (April 21) sold-out gig at Kåren in Gothenburg, Sweden. "This is someone very close to the KING DIAMOND family," vocalist King Diamond said as current MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee appeared behind the drum set and kicked off "Halloween" from the group's 1986 debut ...

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