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DORO Signs With AFM RECORDS

German metal singer DORO has inked a deal with AFM Records. DORO's first release for the label will be a collection of her best hits and other metal classics performed with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra. The as-yet-untitled CD will include several special guests (rumored guests are Udo Dirkschneider and Blaze Bayley) and will feature ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Checks In From The Road

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, it's been a while. Some would say an era, others have probably not noticed, but it's about time I wrote a report. Indeed I haven’t really noticed. Time has a way of inexorably tick-tocking away when one ...

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KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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It's Official: ERIC SINGER Is Back In KISS!

It's official: Eric Singer will be sitting behind the kit for KISS' upcoming Japanese tour, Japanese concert promoter UDO Artists Inc. has confirmed via its web site. KISS' Japanese tour dates are as follows: May 27 – Tokyo, JPN @ Budokan May 28 - Tokyo, JPN @ Budokan May 29 - Tokyo, JPN ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With BREAKER RECORDS

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with Breaker Records, the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider. The band are currently demoing new material at Peter Dirkschneider's (Udo's brother, VANIZE) studio in the hopes of landing a new deal soon. CYBERYA's debut album, "Mindcontrol", was released in 2001. ...

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U.D.O. To Release Special Mini-DVD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a special mini-DVD early next year through AFM Records. The disc will contain the video for the title track to the band's forthcoming album, "Thunderball", plus two more as-yet-undisclosed clips. Additionally, the mini-DVD will include two exclusive bonus audio tracks and a ...

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U.D.O.: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the dates for their upcoming European and Japanese tour in support of their new CD, "Thunderball". The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" is currently being produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann for a late February release through AFM ...

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U.D.O. Name New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Thunderball" as the title for their next studio CD, tentatively due in late February through AFM Records. The band are currently recording guitar solo and vocals tracks before producer (and U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer) Stefan Kaufmann commences work on the final mix ...

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U.D.O.: Live CD Details Unveiled

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Nailed To Metal" as the title for their upcoming DVD, due in Europe on August 25. The forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD, titled "Metal Mayhem - The Missing Tracks". The complete track listing for ...

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U.D.O. Set Release Date For 'Live In Russia' DVD

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set an August 25 European release date for their upcoming "Live In Russia" DVD. As previously reported, the forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. A video sample of the ACCEPT track "Midnight Mover", taken from the ...

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U.D.O.'s DVD To Include Bonus Live CD

U.D.O.'s forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. "When the 'Live From Russia' [live album] was released, a lot of people were asking for the ACCEPT classics on it, but our concept for that album was to record only U.D.O. classics, and those songs that ACCEPT never released live," ...

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U.D.O. Hard At Work On DVD, Commence Work On New CD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, are currently putting the finishing touches to their live DVD, due later in the year. The group's new studio album is tentatively set for an October/November release and will be supported by a world tour, which will kick off in South America and the ...

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KISS To Play Japan In March

KISS will be playing three concerts at the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 11 – Tokyo, JAP @ Budokan Mar. 12 – Tokyo, JAP @ Budokan Mar. 13 – Tokyo, JAP @ Budokan Prior to public release, advance ticket sales are being offerred from the Udo ...

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PEGAZUS To Release First-Ever DVD

Australia's PEGAZUS are in the process of putting together a very special video/DVD package for release in 2003. "This special video/DVD package will be a retrospective covering basically the whole history of PEGAZUS so far!" wrote guitarist Johnny Stoj on the band's official web site. "It will go as far back as the earliest days ...

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Former ACCEPT Frontman Elected 'Man Of The Month'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider has been elected "Man Of The Month" by the members of Mas Macho, a self-proclaimed "worldwide member organization which represents the real man, the kind of man who knows how to take care of a woman and how to put her in her proper place," according to ...

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Former VANIZE Guitarist Confirms Departure

Guitarist Rolf Munkes has confirmed his departure from Germany's VANIZE, the band that features in its ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. "After two years being in VANIZE, I left the band," Munkes writes on his official web site. "Together with Marcus (Bielenberg, bass) and Pierre (Fienhold, drums), ...

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VANIZE Members Leave En Masse

Germany's VANIZE — who feature in their ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider — have parted ways with bassist Marcus Bielenberg, drummer Pierre Fienhold and guitarist Rolf Munkes. "I don't want to deal with the reasons for that right here," Marcus wrote on the band's official web site. ...

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U.D.O.: European Itinerary Revealed

U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have added the following appearances to their current itinerary: Jul. 27 – Rieneck, GER @ Rock am Tunnel Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Festival Aug. 17 – Crete, GRE @ National Stadium Aug. 23 – Barcelona, SPA @ Ripollet Festival Nov. 06 – ...

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U.D.O. Line Up European Dates

U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the following summer appearances: Jun. 28 – Oslo, NOR @ Rock in Jun. 29 – Lillehammer, NOR @ Olympia Park Jul. 27 – Rieneck, GER @ Rock am Tunnel Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Festival Aug. 17 – Crete, GRE @ ...

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U.D.O. Cancel Dutch Gig

Germany's U.D.O., featuring former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance in Helmond, Netherlands on May 19th. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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VANIZE Cancel Gigs Due To Illness

Germany's VANIZE, featuring Peter Dirkschneider, the 36-year-old younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their planned performances in Wuppertal on april 12th and Marbach on April 13th after drummer Pierre Fienhold became ill. The band hope to reschedule the dates for later in the year. ...

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DORO PESCH To Issue "Fight" In September

DORO (aka ex-WARLOCK frontwoman Doro Pesch) is tentatively scheduled to issue her latest studio album, entitled Fight, through SPV/Steamhammer Records during August. Containing 12 tracks, the album will include such cuts as "Always Live To Win", "Fight" and "Descent", the last of which is a duet with TYPE O NEGATIVE's Peter Steele. Also included will ...

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U.D.O. European Dates Announced

German metallers U.D.O., led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the initial dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 28 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nostouri Mar. 29 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakahoune Mar. 30 - Sundsvall, SWE @ Pipeline Mar. 31 - Sälen, SWE @ Fjällis Tbc Apr. 01 ...

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Dirkschneider And Pesch Team Up On U.D.O. CD

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider has teamed up with Doro Pesch for a duet on a track called "Dancing With An Angel", which is set to appear on U.D.O.'s forthcoming CD, entitled Man And Machine. The effort is due to be released on March 25th. ...

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