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GUNS N' ROSES, ARMORED SAINT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Members To Jam In Illinois

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, ex-WHITESNAKE/BLUE MURDER bassist Tony Franklin, ARMORED SAINT/ODIN guitarist Jeff Duncan, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist Anthony Focx and ENUFF Z'NUFF/VINCE NEIL drummer Vikki Foxx will join HAPPENIN' HARRY & THE HAPTONES for three Chicago-area shows at the end of next week. Confirmed dates are as follows: THURSDAY, APRIL 10th, 2003 Penny ...

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SPEEDEALER Reform, Plan To Record New Album

SPEEDEALER have reformed and are working on material for a new album, which they plan to record in late April/early May with Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). The revamped lineup, which includes bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS) will play at The Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, Texas on Friday, ...

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LYNCH PILSON: New Song Posted Online

LYNCH PILSON (LP), the new band formed by former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), have posted the track "The Evil That You Are" in Real Audio at this location. "The Evil That You Are" comes off the group's debut album, "Wicked Underground", due on April 22 through Spitfire ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Band

Former WILL HAVEN guitarist Jeff Irwin (a.k.a. Jeff Haven) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "Hello to everyone, sorry for the delay in getting some info to you. We have been laying low for a bit working on some new things. First off the [WILL HAVEN] DVD [titled 'Foreign Films'] ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform In Orlando

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will perform at The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 27. He will be joined at the gig by guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Gary Ferguson. In other news, Hughes will embark on a short tour with Alex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley ...

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SKINDRED Set American Release Date For 'Babylon'

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set an April 22 American release date through Bieler Bros./MCA Records for their debut album, "Babylon". Check out three full-length tracks and 60-second clips of every other track on the album, as well as a music video, news, and tour dates, via the official SKINDRED ...

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GLENN HUGHES Completes Work On Solo Album

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer GLENN HUGHES has completed work on his latest solo album, "Songs In The Key Of Rock", for a June 23 release through Frontiers Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. In My Blood 02. Lost In The Zone 03. Gasoline 04. Higher Places (Song For ...

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GREAT WHITE's TY LONGLEY: A Former Porn Star?

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, one of 99 people to die from injuries suffered in a Feb. 20 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., had worked as an adult film actor prior to joining GREAT WHITE three years ago, according to AVN.com (Adult Video News). Longley, who is widely believed ...

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IRON MAIDEN Go Orchestral!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "IRON MAIDEN news - well, we've two lead vocals to go!!! And then we should be able to start mixing ...

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SAXON's BYFORD Keeping The Faith

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following update to the group's official web site: "Well hello again - Biff here, just a few words ... "The news of Jeff Martin's death came as a huge shock and he will be missed by band, crew, and us all. Jeff was a regular sight at the ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Checks In, Offers Another MP3 Download

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with another personal message from Bell and another full-length MP3 from their recently completed "Iconoclast" six-song demo. The following is Burton's latest posting in its entirety: "It has nearly been ...

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WINTERS BANE To Record New Demo

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of current JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — will be entering the studio at the end of March to record a four-song demo that will shopped to the leading metal labels. The group's forthcoming album — which will mark the recording debut with ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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NEVERMORE Set Release Date For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have set a tentative June 17 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality". The group are currently recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done tracking sometime next month. "['Enemies Of Reality'] is well ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Begin Mixing In April

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "The IRON MAIDEN sessions are progressing extremely well, and we'll actually be finished all the guitars today, with Janick [Gers] ...

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Former RATT Duo Share Stage For First Time In 12 Years

Former RATT members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) shared the same stage for the first time in 12 years last Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Key club in Hollywood, California. Croucier, who's been keeping busy in the recent years running a recording studio and playing with his new band LIQUID SUNDAY, joined Pearcy's ...

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ANTISEEN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With North Carolina Gig

ANTISEEN will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a live performance at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, April 19. "Formed in 1983 by Jeff Clayton and Joe Young, ANTISEEN has survived and outlasted every obstacle thrown in their way," states a press release announcing the upcoming show. "Every musical trend, every band ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On NEIL TURBIN Solo Debut

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN singer Jeff Scott Soto has contributed vocals to five tracks on the upcoming solo album from ex-ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin, entitled "Threatcon Delta". Soto appears on the following cuts: 01. The Truth Is The Best Lie 02. What You Can't Control 03. Blue Screen Of Death 04. Wrecking Ball ...

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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Resurfaces With Solo Debut

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer recently resurfaced after a lengthy silence with his first album as a solo artist, "War & Peas". He explained to Electricbasement.com what happened to his previous band. "Let's say I was getting ripped off. Yeah, they found me on the highway jacked up on blocks, stripped and burning...and broke. ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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SKINDRED Sign New Deal, Revamp Lineup

Welsh crew SKINDRED have reportedly been dropped by BMG/RCA Records and have inked a new U.S. deal with Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. In addition, guitarist Jeff Rose and drummer Ginger Ford have left the band to pursue opportunities in music production, according to Amplify This. They have since been replaced by Mikey Dee and Dirty ...

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