THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Release Debut CD In May

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will issue their debut album in May. An extensive tour throughout Europe and the U.S. will follow the release. The group's live performances will cover material from Oliva's solo CD as well as "a bountiful assortment" of SAVATAGE ...

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IMPELLITTERI Set Release Date For 'Pedal To The Metal'

IMPELLITTERI have set a March 24 Japanese release date for their new album, "Pedal To The Metal". In addition, IMPELLITTERI mainman Chris Impellitteri will be on the cover of Young Guitar magazine's April issue with a DVD guitar lesson. Commented Chris: "We are hearing from our record label, the press really like this new CD. ...

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MURDERDOLLS Singer Checks In With Solo Tour Update

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has posted the following update on his official web site: "The week started off bad because we had an ice/snow storm here in [North Carolina]. This made it a difficult task to travel to rehearsals as well as the show on Thursday. However, we made it through mother natures beating and ...

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Report: HENDRIX Estate Sued by British Indie

The U.K.-based independent record label Purple Haze Records has taken action against the lawyers of the Jimi Hendrix company Experience Hendrix LLC and the company itself for malicious interference with a third-party contract, according to Australia's Undercover News. Purple Haze Records, who recently released a CD of a 1966 Jimi Hendrix concert in Stockholm, claim ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Schedules Bass Clinics

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVE LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) has lined up a bunch of bass clinics (instructional seminars) in Southeast Asia in February. "I'm taking a break from my recording to do these, but I'll be right back to finishing my second solo CD, a new NIACIN CD, and much more when I ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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Former IRONFIRE Members Bounce Back With BLINDED BY FEAR

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, have launched their official web site at this location. The group, whose lineup consists of vocalist Niels Toft (ex-MORFEUS), guitarist Jose Cruz (ex-IRONFIRE, #213), guitarist Jeff Lukka, bassist Jakob Lundgaard Lykkebo (ex-IRONFIRE), and drummer Steve Mason (ex-IRONFIRE), have posted eight sound ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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KROKUS: Live Album Enters Swiss Chart At No. 6

KROKUS' brand-new double live album, "Fire & Gasoline", has entered the Swiss national charts at position No. 6. "Fire & Gasoline" was recorded live last summer in Sweden as well as in Switzerland (Herisau, Zuchwil and Zurich) during the band's "Rock The Block Tour". The set, which features the greatest hits from a career which ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's PINKPOP Festival

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Pinkpop festival, set to be held May 29-31 in Landgraaf, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are PIXIES and STARSAILOR, with more acts to be announced soon. As previously reported, AFTER FOREVER have set "Invisible Circles" as the title for ...

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