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GRAHAM BONNET Threatened With Lawsuit Over Use Of ALCATRAZZ Name

Former ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to the group's singer, Graham Bonnet, requesting that he stop calling his new band ALCATRAZZ in violation of their intellectual property rights. An excerpt from the letter, dated May 23, 2007, follows: "[Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET, JOE LYNN TURNER: Finnish Dates Announced

Legendary vocalists Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) and Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) will team up for a tour of Finland in August. The dates are as follows: Aug. 08 - Tampere, Finland @ Klubi Aug. 09 - Helsinki, Finland @ Virgin 0il & Co Aug. 10 - Mikkeli, Finland @ ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Australia This Summer

Legendary has rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) will sing in seven special shows called "The Countdown Spectacular 2" in August and September in Australia. The dates are as follows: Aug. 18 - Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Newcastle, Australia Aug. 21 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia Aug. 24 - ...

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WILL HAVEN: Release Date Set For 'Hierophant'

Sacramento metalcore heroes WILL HAVEN will release their new album, "Hierophant", on June 19 in the United States through Bieler Bros. Records (one day earlier internationally). Heralded by band guitarist Jeff Irwin as "by far the best stuff we have ever done" and featuring production by Shaun Lopez (FAR, REVOLUTION SMILE) and DEFTONES vocalist Chino ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour U.K. With TAZ TAYLOR BAND

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, featuring legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), will embark on a U.K. tour in June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 22 - Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge Jun. 23 - Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge Jun. 25 - The Limelight, Crewe Jun. 26 - Riffs, Blackpool ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'The New Disc Is Almost Done'

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has issued the following update: "In a couple days, I leave for Russia for a few show dates! It's been insane for me getting ready for Russia and finishing up my next solo CD at the same time. "The new disc is almost done and I would describe ...

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RON KEEL To Appear On KISS Tribute Album

According to Versailles Records, Ron Keel has agreed to appear on the label's as-yet-untitled tribute LP to KISS, tentatively due in early 2008. Other musicians that are expected to participate in the project include members of LILLIAN AXE, WHITE LION, DANGEROUS TOYS, WARRANT, L.A. GUNS, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT and PRETTY BOY FLOYD. Ron Keel came to ...

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MNEMIC To Support DEFTONES On European Tour

Danish metallers MNEMIC will support the DEFTONES on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 08 - Liverpool (UK) Unisversity Mar. 09 - Leeds (UK) University Mar. 11 - Manchester (UK) Academy Mar. 12 - Glasgow (UK) Academy Mar. 13 - Newcastle (UK) Academy Mar. 14 - Nottingham (UK) Rock City Mar. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer To Join MATT FILIPPINI For Italian Dates

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice will join Italian guitarist Matt Filippini (MOONSTONE PROJECT) for two Spanish dates in January. The details are as follows: Jan. 26 - Sala Heineken – Madrid, SPA Jan. 27 - Nave 8 - Alicante, SPA As usual, the band will perform PURPLE material and other classic rock songs. In other ...

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DEFTONES: More U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

DEFTONES has announced more U.S. and European shows in support of its new album, "Saturday Night Wrist". The newly announced dates are as follows: U.S. tour: Dec. 08 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Dec. 10 - Cleveland, OH - HOB Dec. 11 - Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargos Dec. 13 - Louisville, KY - ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: European Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following European tour dates: Feb. 10 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 11 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 12 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 14 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera Feb. 16 - Bilbao, Spain @ Pabellon De La Casilla Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain @ ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Announces New 'ALCATRAZZ' Project

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "We know that there is already a rumor about ALCATRAZZ circulating on the internet. Yes, we have to admit that there is a project to form new ALCATRAZZ involving Graham, Howie Simon (guitar), Glenn ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Featuring GRAHAM BONNET: San Diego Show Announced

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, featuring legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), has scheduled a live show on November 3 at Brick By Brick in San Diego. TAZ TAYLOR BAND's latest album, "Welcome to America", was released earlier in the year via Escape Music. TAZ TAYLOR BAND is: Taz Taylor ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Continues Work On ELEKTRIC ZOO CD

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "The new Taz Taylor album 'Welcome To America' [featuring an appearance by Graham Bonnet] has been released and we have received lots of positive reviews and feedback. Thank you so much! Graham says that ...

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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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GRAHAM BONNET: Finnish Tour Confirmed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "First off, Taz Taylor's new album, 'Welcome to America', featuring Graham on eight songs, will be released from Escape Music in Europe on August 26th. The first track, titled 'Fighter's Fist', is now downloadable ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Seek New Drummer

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose album "Welcome to America" features the legendary Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) on vocals, are currently auditioning for a new drummer. THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND are looking for someone with a proven track record of experience, reliabilty and commitment — a drummer who is confident ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT: Ambitious CD Project Finally Available

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has finally released its debut album, "Time to Take a Stand". The CD is described as a collection of classic rock songs written by Filippini himself and played by his band, along with some rock legend guests: Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Glenn Hughes (DEEP ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Recording Appearances Detailed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th anniversary full album 'Tales of Rock 'N' Roll' and maxi EP 'Revolution Mind' have been released worldwide! Both contains the tune 'Rock 'N' Roll' which Graham takes the outstanding lead ...

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