DOKKEN Bassist To Participate In Online Chat

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) will be participating in an online chat at the group's official web site (via the main page of the forum/message board) this Monday, February 23 at 9:00 EST / 6:00 p.m. PST. As previously reported, DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title ...

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First European G3 Tour Dates Announced

The first dates for the European G3 Tour, featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp, have been released. They are as follows: Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival, NETH Jun. 14-20 - TBA Jun. 22 - Manchester, UK Jun. 23 - Glascow, UK Jun. 25 - Newcastle, UK Jun. 26 - Birmingham, UK Jun. ...

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KISS: More Japanese Dates Confirmed

More information has surfaced about KISS' upcoming tour of Japan. According to KissFanShop.de, KISS have been confirmed for three shows at Tokyo's Budokan (May 27- 29) as well as one show at Osaka's Castle Hall (May 31). A possible concert in Nagoya may be announced soon. Tickets go on sale on March 6. It is ...

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FATES WARNING, SHADOW GALLERY, SILENT FORCE Members Team Up In ALFA-DOG

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has teamed up with guitarist Gary Wehrkamp (SHADOW GALLERY) and vocalist D.C. Cooper (SILENT FORCE, ex-ROYAL HUNT) in a new project called ALFA-DOG. The group's musical direction is described by Zonder as "song-oriented, commercial-style . . . while still keeping to our progressive roots." ALFA-DOG are currently shopping around for ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Talks About New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde will be participating in a live chat with GibsonCustom.com on Tuesday, February 24 between 2:00 p.m. and 3.p.m. CST. For more information, click here. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new album, "Hangover Music Vol. VI", is scheduled for release on April 20 through Spitfire Records. The "mostly acoustic ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Due In May?

According to Herzeleid.com, the German magazine Sonic Seducer is reporting that the new RAMMSTEIN single will be called "Rosenrot" (Rose Red). The single is reportedly due at the end of May. RAMMSTEIN entered the studio in early November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties ...

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COLD To Team Up With SEVENDUST For U.S. Tour

According to an online posting by COLD frontman Scooter Ward, COLD will be teaming up with SEVENDUST for a U.S. beginning on April 7 and running through the first week of June. In the meantime, COLD's video for their new single, "Wasted Years", should be ready in "about five weeks." As previously reported, COLD recently ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's BOWER: The DAMAGEPLAN Album Is A 'Piece Of Shit'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower recently spoke to Rob Ridner about the war of words between SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo and his former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). "Fuck Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, fuck them!" Jimmy said. "They fucked me out of a deal with Randall, personally. The things they ...

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Ex-JAG PANZER Vocalist DANIEL CONCA Passes Away

The following message was posted by JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody: "It is with great sadness that I announce that Daniel Conca has passed away. "Daniel sang for JAG PANZER during the 'Dissident Alliance' era. This included the album 'Dissident Alliance' and the subsequent tour with OVERKILL in Europe. "Daniel and I remained close friends ...

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