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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE: New Demo Makes The Rounds

LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, featuring PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool, are currently shopping a four-song demo in hopes of securing a record deal shortly and issuing a studio album before the end of the year. The tracks included on the demo are as follows: 01. Ding Dang 02. Buzzards Of Green Hill 03. Up On The ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Issue "Strange Beautiful Music" In June

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Regarding the release, SATRIANI recently stated: "I was looking to do something that ...

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THE DIRTY AMERICANS: New MP3 Posted Online

THE DIRTY AMERICANS, featuring former WORKHORSE MOVEMENT vocalist Myron, guitarist Jeff, bassist Pete, and new drummer Jeramiah Pilbeam, have posted the demo track "Burn You Down" in MP3 form at the Roadrunner Records web site at this location. THE DIRTY AMERICANS are currently writing songs for their debut album, which is due through ...

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DC4 Lens First Video From Debut CD

Los Angeles-based DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, shot a video for the track "Playing House", from the band's Rising Sun/Zomba release Volume 1, on Saturday, May 4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. It was produced by Church Of Duncan Productions and directed by Marcus Martinez and Matt Duncan. Volume 1 was released ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist, Singer Resurface In EARTHBURNER

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner and vocalist Scott Creekmore have teamed up with FLESHGRIND guitarist Steve Murray, PUTRID PILE bassist Shaun LaCanne and drummer Jeff Bumgardner in a brand new death metal project called EARTHBURNER. Around 10 original songs have already been written, and with Steve Murray from FLESHGRIND on board, we'll have even ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drops Lawsuit Against VanHalenStore.com

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has dropped his lawsuit against VanHalenStore.com. Both parties have agreed to the following statement regarding the outcome of the lawsuit: David Lee Roth and Jeff Hausman, owner of VanHalenStore.com and The Inside magazine, have settled all of their disputes to their mutual satisfaction. Mr. Roth has determined that ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Make Hollywood Live Debut

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and former members of KILGORE and DIGITAL RUIN, will make their Hollywood live debut on Monday, April 22nd at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. playing songs from their self-titled debut album, out on Universal Music in Japan and Nuclear Blast/Rebelution in Europe. For more info ...

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KID ROCK Sued For Copyright Infringement

A lawsuit has been filed against KID ROCK by Microhits Music Corp. accusing the singer of copyright infringement over his song "Cowboy". According to the suit, which was filed in United States District Court, Central District of California on Wednesday, April 17th, "Cowboy" – which appeared on ROCK's multi-platinum 1998 album Devil Without a Cause ...

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KATAKLYSM Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Shadows & Dust"

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Montreal's Victor Studios in May with producer J-F Dagenais to begin recording their brand new album, entitled Shadows & Dust, for a November 4th release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to singer Maurizio Iacono, “since our US touring got cancelled last year with MARDUK, we had some time on ...

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THE 69 EYES Complete Work On "Paris Kills"

Finland's THE 69 EYES have completed work on Paris Kills, the final part in the trilogy that began with the Wasting The Dawn CD and continued with the acclaimed Blessed Be release. Produced by Johnny Lee Michaels, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Crashing High 02. Dance D'Amour 03. Betty Blue 04. ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Issue "Head First" In July

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release his first solo album since 1993, entitled Head First, on July 16th. Self-produced, the effort will include covers of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Hey Joe" and TIM HARDIN's "Morning Dew". The latter marks the second time Plant has covered a HARDIN track— on his 1993 release Fate ...

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THE GODS 2002 Line-Up Announced

Britain's The Gods 2002 festival, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the world's first and most successful AOR/melodic rock specialist label Now & Then Productions, will take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Pennington's in Bradford, and will include appearances by the following acts: HARDLINE TEN HAREM SCAREM MECCA JEFF SCOTT SOTO PULSE Two further acts ...

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TROUBLE Line Up Illinois Headlining Gigs

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will follow up their headlining appearances on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois with a headlining gig at The Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, Illinois on May 18th. ...

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BROKEN HOPE's JEREMY WAGNER: Where It All Went Wrong

Former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, who left the group last week amid internal turmoil over the band's musical direction and professional priorities, has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to offer his version of the events that led to the act's untimely split. Here is Wagner's statement in its entirety: “Seeing as I formed the band and ultimately ...

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SATYRICON Studio Report #2

SATYRICON mainman Satyr has posted the following studio report from the ongoing mixing sessions at a Danish studio with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, etc.) for the group's forthcoming album, which is due to be released in August/September through Capitol Records (Scandinavia): “We're almost done, two songs left to go ...

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Continuing Drama In Post-CRIMSON GLORY World

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson's release party on March 22nd and 23rd at Keegan's Clubhouse Lounge in Sarasota, Florida for the BEN JACKSON GROUP CD, entitled Here I Come, was “a HUGE success,” according to Jackson's official web site. “Former CRIMSON GLORY members were on hand to support their brother, including [drummer] Dana Burnell, ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist To Partake In AOL Chat

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson will be partaking in an America Online chat on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 PM EST. America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Jeff will be fielding questions and comments regarding his new band UNDERGROUND MOON as well as his project with former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. For those who wish to ...

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