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Former DOKKEN Guitarist, LABYRINTH Singer Join Forces In HEADRUSH

HEADRUSH, the Italian hard rock band featuring ex-DOKKEN guitar wizard Alex De Rosso and LABYRINTH singer Roberto Tiranti, will release their debut album in Europe on March 21 via Frontiers Records (in Japan via King Records). The band's inception came about last summer when Alex started to write the material in collaboration with Pat Scalabrino, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' To Be Remixed By ANDY SNEAP, Reissued In Early 2005

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) is remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in early 2005. "Enemies of Reality" (2003) was originally recorded in Seattle with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was widely criticized for its muddy, inferior production compared ...

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CAGE To Open For SCORPIONS in California

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been selected to support the SCORPIONS and TESLA at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004. CAGE will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45-minute set of pure American heavy ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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QUIET RIOT: Photos From MONTERREY METAL FEST Posted Online

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted several photos from the group's appearance at the Monterrey Metal Fest on November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Also appearing on the bill were TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, SHAMAN and HATEBREED, among other acts. Check out the pictures at

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Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST To Be Filmed For DVD Release

The first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, will be filmed with 10 stationary, mobile and crane-mounted cameras and will be released in the future in DVD format worldwide, according to a press release from CAGE, one of the ...

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DOKKEN: Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Monterrey, MEX @ Auditorio Coca-Cola * Dec. 03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Dec. 04 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Dec. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Velvet Room Dec. 07 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Dec. ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ Schedule Hawaiian Dates

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 3-5 - The Wave - Waikiki, ...

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EVILHEART Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Mexican black/death metal band EVILHEART have been confirmed for the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows: Main Stage: TWISTED SISTER DIO DOKKEN QUIET RIOT SHAMAN HATEBREED CAGE ...

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CAGE Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE have been confirmed for the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows: TWISTED SISTER DIO DOKKEN QUIET RIOT SHAMAN HATEBREED CAGE ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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HATEBREED Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

HATEBREED have been added to the lineup of artists performing at the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held November 13 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico. Also confirmed to appear at the one-day event are TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT and SHAMAN. More confirmations will be announced soon. Tickets for ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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WAR & PEACE: JEFF PILSON Comments On Live Album Recording

WAR & PEACE mainman Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN/DIO) has commented on the recording of the band's upcoming live album, which took place on September 19 at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club in Liverpool, England. Said Pilson: "The live recording in Liverpool went extremely well, and I have no doubt that the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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WAR & PEACE: U.K. Show Recorded For Upcoming Live Album

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, recorded their headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19 for an upcoming live album. The band's set was an amazing trip through Pilson's remarkable career and included the following set list: 01. ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Perform At Tucson's 2004 FALL CRAWL

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) will be performing at the 2004 Fall Crawl in Tucson, AZ on October 16. "Fall Crawl is an annual event put on by the Tucson Weekly and sponsored by KLPX, KFMA, KCMT, Budweiser and other local sponsors," Barry writes on his web site. "The event begins at ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Release New Studio Album, Embark On World Tour

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) management has posted the following update on his official web site: "Hi everyone. I thought it is about time to let you all know what is happening with Graham Bonnet. The answer to your question is that there will be a new album and ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS Comments On UFO Tour

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) has commented on the reports that he will be filling in for UFO bassist Pete Way on the band's upcoming U.S. tour after Way was denied a working visa "due to having overstayed the number of days he was there on his last visit." Says Sparks: "Well, ...

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