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GEORGE LYNCH Schedules Tour Dates

Legendary DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch has lined up the following dates: Apr. 21 - Empire Ball Room - Las Vegas, NV Apr. 23 - Dallas Guitar show - Dallas, TX The GEORGE LYNCH GROUP recently performed a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including taking part in a much-talked-about skit on "The Tonight Show ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Audio Interview With ALEXI LAIHO Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 54 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features a 10-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM. Interview topics include Alexi's new ESP signature model guitar, Randy Rhoads, and Tokyo's Dokken Bar. Additional podcast topics include W.A.S.P., MASTERY, IF HOPE DIES, ...

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TED NUGENT: More Tour Dates Announced

TED NUGENT has lined up the following dates during the coming months: May 25 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Club May 26 - Hamburg, GER @ Frabrik May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival May 28 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn May 29 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle May 30 - Pratteln, SWI @ ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Seeks Touring Guitarist

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane is looking for a new touring guitarist. "I am putting a band together for shows in North America and Europe," Lane explained. "If you can shred and someone thinks you're good who doesn't live under the same roof as you, drop me a line. Photo and recording a real plus!" ...

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DOKKEN Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Embark On Solo Tour

Current DOKKEN and TED NUGENT bassist Barry Sparks will embark on a short West Coast tour in April in support of his solo album "Can't Look Back". Barry has made quite a name for himself throughout his music career, playing with the likes of DOKKEN, TED NUGENT, SCORPIONS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ULI ROTH, MSG, BILLIE MYERS, ...

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DOKKEN Schedule Greek Dates

According to Metal-Temple.com, veteran hard rockers DOKKEN will be playing two shows in Athens, Greece in early May. The first concert will be electric and will take place at Gagarin 205 on Sunday, May 7. The second performance will be a "special acoustic show" and is slated for the Underworld Club on Monday, ...

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DOKKEN, KISS Members To Join ULI JON ROTH At SKY ACADEMY Concerts In Los Angeles

Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER), Jon Levin (DOKKEN), Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER), Jürgen Rosenthal (SCORPIONS), Francis Buchholz (SCORPIONS), Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, JKB, GLENN HUGHES), Andy Aledort (Guitar World, Guitar For The Practicing Musician), Phil Woodward, Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR, OBSESSION) and Stuart Smith ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Photos Of Limited-Edition Sculpture Posted Online

KnuckleBonz has created a George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) limited-edition figure as the latest addition in the Guitar Hero sculpture series. The likeness of one of the most respected guitarists to emerge from the '80s-era metal scene is portrayed in this hand-painted figure. Each one of these very limited-edition pieces is also hand-numbered and displayed ...

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DOKKEN Guitarist JON LEVIN Exposes Philanthropic Side

TransWorldNews.com is reporting that DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin hit the Hollywood scene and revealed his philanthropic side during the Oscar after-party events Sunday night (March 5). Levin was showing his support for The Los Angeles AIDS Foundation by celebrating life at the APLA party, hosted by actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Levin is a strong supported ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist, Drummer To Attend FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson will be attending the 2006 Frankfurt Musikmesse ("the European NAMM") as guests of ESP Guitars and PEARL Drums, respectively. Michael Amott will be doing a signing at the ESP booth on April 1 together with Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) at 2:00 p.m. ...

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GREG LEON Starts Work On New INVASION album; Re-Teams With SURVIVOR Drummer

Southern California guitar legend/vocalist Greg Leon (ex-DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT) has started work on a new studio album, tentivately titled "Stormbringer". Joining Greg Leon on the follow-up to last year's "Unfinished Business" (Leon's first record under the INVASION banner since their cult classic 1984 debut) are bassist George Roelke (ex-SHOUT, BRAND NEW DAY) and veteran drummer ...

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LOUDNESS Frontman To Release New Solo Album This Week

LOUDNESS frontman Minoru Niihara will release his new solo album, "Ashes to Glory", on February 22 in Japan via Tokuma Japan Communications. The album was produced by Niihara and Wyn Davis and features guest appearances by drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) and bassist Jeff Pilson (DIO, DOKKEN). "Ashes to Glory" (view cover

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MOTÖRHEAD, TWISTED SISTER, JUDAS PRIEST Members On OZZY Tribute CD: Audio Samples Available

MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens and legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen are among the metal icons appearing on "Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne", due on March 14 via Magick Records. Malmsteen and Owens cover "Mr. Crowley"; ex-DOKKEN guitarist ...

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Legendary Guitarist GEORGE LYNCH Is Taking Students

After a year in development, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is launching a Guitar Dojo — the first-ever in the United States. Inside a virtual studio, students of the Dojo will receive lesson plans from Sensei Lynch to hone "The Way of the Axe", a method executed over two distinct semesters beginning June ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Jam With DISTURBED Tonight!!!

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be making a guest appearance with DISTURBED tonight (Jan. 20) — NOT on Sunday, as originally reported — during the Chicago band's headlining performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Lynch will reportedly be playing the track "The Game" off DISTURBED's debut album, 2000's "The Sickness", inserting ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Jam With DISTURBED In Anaheim?

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will reportedly be making a guest appearance with DISTURBED for a song or two this Sunday night (Jan. 22) during the Chicago band's headlining performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Lynch recently completed a U.S. tour with a backing band that included lead vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer ...

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DOKKEN Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Album

A brand-new interview with DOKKEN guitarist John Levin has been posted on the band's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Q: That is awesome. Now tell me, how is the new DOKKEN album coming along? When are you going into the studio to finish it? John Levin: "Well, it is ...

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KORN, MUDVAYNE, DISTURBED, AEROSMITH, YNGWIE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Congress Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: Dec. 2, 2005 Gross Sales: $36,875 Attendance: 2,890 Capacity: 2,890 Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $100,317 Attendance: 2,983 ...

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F5 To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Phoenix; Show To Be Filmed

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will support GEORGE LYNCH (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) tonight (Dec. 20) at The Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The performance will reportedly be filmed, although it is presently unclear ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Lead Singer In Screaming Match With PAT TRAVERS

GEORGE LYNCH band lead singer Andrew Freeman got into a shouting match with opening act, legendary '70s guitarist PAT TRAVERS on Dec. 3 prior to their show together at Jaxx, located in West Springfield, VA. Sources say the altercation began when Travers was asked to move his RV, which was blocking Lynch's tour bus. After ...

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BENEDICTUM Announce U.S. And European Release Dates For 'Uncreation'

Locomotive Records has announced a March 6 U.S. release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, CA-based power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring powerhouse vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright. The European release has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled ...

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GEORGE LYNCH's Tour Bus Sideswiped In Accident With Diesel Truck

The tour bus for legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and his backing band got sideswiped in an accident with a diesel truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) after Lynch's performance in Detroit, Michigan. The group have resumed traveling and are headed for Denver, Colorado (where they are scheduled to perform on Monday, Dec. ...

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