GEORGE LYNCH Says DON DOKKEN Is 'A Very Clever Con Artist'

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke candidly about the early underpinnings of his severely strained relationship with vocalist Don Dokken. Lynch claims the vocalist snuck material from him prior to him joining DOKKEN. Lynch was in a SoCal band called XCITER at the time. "Don said he had an interest ...

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NEVERMORE To Enter Studio In November

NEVERMORE are scheduled to follow up their appearance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival with a U.S. tour, which is expected to take place in September/October. The band will then enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap beginning November 1 to record their follow-up to last year's "Enemies of Reality", tentatively due on March ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Refuse To Be Featured On LIVE AID DVD

Gigwise.com is reporting that legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN have refused their permission to allow their performance at fundraiser Live Aid to feature on a forthcoming DVD that hopes to raise even more money for the charity. The original footage features ZEPPELIN performing in Philadelphia with Phil Collins standing in for the late John ...

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TRAVERS & APPICE Album Due In October

TRAVERS & APPICE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE), will release their debut album, "It Takes A Lot Of Balls", on October 14 through SPV Records. The CD also features an appearance by veteran bassist T.M. Stevens. Pat Travers has been one of America's most ...

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FOZZY Finish Mastering New CD, JERICHO Covers IRON MAIDEN

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have finished mixing and mastering their third album, "All That Remains", for a fall release through an as-yet-undisclosed label (the band were previously signed to Megaforce Records). Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Mark ...

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NOMINON Announce New Singer

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have announced the addition of ABSURDO CULTO singer Daniel Garptoft to the group's ranks. The band's first gig with their new lineup will take place early September in a small Swedish town prior to the start of the group's European tour with BENEDICTION and GODHATE. As previously reported, NOMINON recently entered ...

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PEGAZUS Announce New Bassist

Australia's PEGAZUS have announced the addition of bassist Joe Fata to the group's ranks. "Joe is the ex-bass player/member of another cool Australian metal band, BLACK MAJESTY," the group write on their web site. "He was also the PEGAZUS lighting guy for the past couple of years as well. We have known Joe as a ...

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MISFITS To Play Special Halloween-Themed Show With ALICE COOPER

The MISFITS all-star line up of Jerry Only with special guests Marky Ramone (THE RAMONES) and Dez Cadena (BLACK FLAG) will headline several select dates in Europe in September, including Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic and Russia. The MISFITS will also team with none other than ALICE COOPER in Los Angeles on October 22 for a ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP To Play Free Concert In Sarasota

BEN JACKSON GROUP, featuring former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, will be playing a free show at the O.P.C.Too club in Sarasota, FL this Saturday night, August 7. The group will be performing two sets beginning at around 10:30 p.m. BEN JACKSON GROUP's most recent CD, "All Over You", was recorded at Morrisound Studios in ...

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KING DIAMOND: No Touring Planned For 2004

KING DIAMOND have confirmed via their management that they have no plans to tour for the remaining part of 2004. The group's live album, "Deadly Lullabies Live", will be released as a 2-CD, double digipak and 3-LP edition on September 20 (September 21 in the U.S.) through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded during ...

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