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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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KING'S X Frontman's Solo Album Delayed

Magna Carta Records has pushed back the release date of KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick's third solo album, "Emotional Animal", to August 2 from the previously announced July 19. Doug played most of the instruments and vocals on the CD, with a little help from KING'S X drummer Jerry's son Joy Gaskill (drums) and Kelly ...

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KING'S X Name New Album

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have set "Landscape" as the title of their new album, due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill under the new deal will include up to 14 songs; the track listing is ...

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BENEDICTUM Sign With LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS

BENEDICTUM (formerly BOUND), the San Diego-based band fronted by powerhouse female vocalist Veronica Freeman, have inked a deal with Locomotive Records. The group's debut album, which will be produced by Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), is scheduled for release on October 17. BENEDICTUM were reportedly "discovered" by DIO guitarist Graig Goldy, who was impressed enough with ...

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QUIET RIOT Artwork Available

In the spring of 1995, a newly reformed QUIET RIOT met with artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, UFO, SEPULTURA, DOKKEN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and asked him to do a painting and design the CD for their then-upcoming new album, entitled "Down to the Bone". The band wanted to use their longtime ...

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KELLY KEELING's Promotional Obligations Made It Impossible To Do Entire GEORGE LYNCH Tour

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has issued a statement regarding the reports that he is being replaced by singer/songwriter Andrew Freeman (THIRTY STONES, BLOCKK 16) on George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) short summer tour. As previously reported, Freeman completed a string of East ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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KING'S X To Film Two Videos For New Album

The critically acclaimed, highly influential Texas-based rock trio KING'S X has signed with InsideOut Music America. The band's recent work has been released by InsideOut except in North America, and signing with IOMA unifies its label worldwide. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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DOKKEN Drummer Joins TED NUGENT's Touring Band

DOKKEN drummer "Wild" Mick Brown will be pounding the skins for TED NUGENT on his upcoming summer tour beginning on July 1 in Kansas City, MO. Commented Brown's NUGENT/DOKKEN bandmate Barry Sparks (bass), "This is going to be so cool for me because not only is Mick a great drummer, more importantly he is a ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Final Summer Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be heading out on a short summer tour starting Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from his beginnings in DOKKEN to his solo project LYNCH MOB. Lynch is regarded by the guitar-playing community to be one of the best ...

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VISION DIVINE Frontman To Release Solo Album

VISION DIVINE frontman Michele Luppi will release the debut album from his solo project, MICHELE LUPPI'S HEAVEN, in mid-July via Scarlet Records. Entitled "Strive", the CD was produced and arranged by Michele Luppi and is said to be "a must for all AOR/melodic hard rock lovers into bands like MR. BIG, EUROPE, JOURNEY, BON JOVI ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Summer Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for guitarist George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-June. The dates are as follows: Jun. 17 - Mr Cue's - Lancaster, CA Jun. 18 - Diablos - Lake Forest, CA Jun. 24 - Paladinos - Tarzana, CA Jun. 25 - Boardwalk ...

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EDEN: DVD Preview Posted Online

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN, who are currently in the studio working on a new CD, have posted a video clip from their upcoming DVD release at this location. Special features on the DVD to include interviews with current and former members of the band, as well as vintage live footage from back ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: 'There Was A Good Chance DOKKEN Would Reform'

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "You might have seen the e-mail I recently sent out sort of updating everyone as to what's been going on over the past couple months and what may be coming up in the future. It's sometimes difficult ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JOHN SYKES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be going out on the road in June with John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, Lynch is hard at work designing his Randall signature amp. The hand-wired version will be unvieled in Indianapols in July 2005 at ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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XYZ: Previously Unreleased 'Debut' Album Sees Light Of Day

The first album recorded by the hard rock group XYZ, which was produced between 1984 and 1985 and never before released to the public, is now available for purchase online. The CD, entitled "Rainy Days", features XYZ's original lineup: Bobby Pieper (guitar), Joey Pafumi (drums), Terry Ilous (vocals), and Patt Fontaine (bass). According to Bob ...

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DOUBLE CROSS To Support DOKKEN In U.K.

British rock band DOUBLE CROSS have been confirmed as support act for DOKKEN on their U.K. tour dates this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Apr. 19 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock city Apr. 20 - Dudley, UK @ JB's Apr. 22 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's DOUBLE ...

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Reunited EDEN To Play Free Show In California

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN will be playing a free show at The Boogie in Anaheim, California on Friday, April 8. The concert is being filmed with four 3CCD cameras for future DVD release. EDEN has been around since the early '80s when their hard-hitting anthems like "Pound it Out" and "Judgment Day" received regular ...

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