Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals), Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars), Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN), Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums), will issue their new album, entitled Dreammachines, in September through Point Music Records. In other news, Voss and Barden will accompany CROWN OF ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "HELEN OF TROY" Musical To Premier In March

Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story/musical based on Greek mythology that features brand new material composed by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, is scheduled to premier at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida during the week of March 20-25, 2003. As previously reported, Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Cancel Argentine Appearance

BLIND GUARDIAN have been forced to cancel their appearance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, originally scheduled to take place in early August, "due to the economical crisis the country is facing," according to frontman Hansi Kursch. "The promoter, who really tried everything to make it happen, is not able to keep up the date, because of ...

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IRON FIRE Seek New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE are looking for a new bass player following the departure of Jakob Lykkebo earlier in the year. For more information, send an e-mail to: [email protected] The group, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're using to procure a new ...

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ROBERT PLANT Praises DOLLY PARTON's Version Of "Stairway To Heaven"

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is genuinely pleased with the way Dolly Parton's rendition of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" turned out on her latest album Halos & Horns. "You know, the thing is that she's not wailing—she's keeping it within the genre, and she's a good singer," Plant told Launch. "Maybe she didn't ...

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MANMADEGOD Complete Work On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have tentatively set Million Dollar Gun as the title of their forthcoming American Recordings debut, which is due to be released in January 2003. Produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. ECHOBRAIN) and executive-produced by Rick Rubin (i.e. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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