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GEORGE LYNCH: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on a solo tour in late November. Joining Lynch in his touring band will be vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD). The dates are as follows: Nov. 26 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center- Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Tribute CD Gets A Release Date

Versailles Records has set a November 22 release date for "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth". The record features some interesting rock pairings, including European rocker Chris Catena teaming up with former POISON guitarist Blues Saraceno on "Goin' Crazy", Italian singer Chris Heaven and ALTARIA bassist Marko Pukkila (teaming up ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS Play First-Ever U.S. Show

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sunday night (October 16), QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS played their first-ever U.S. show. A packed Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, saw Rodgers and QUEEN pull from both their catalogues during a show that lasted over two hours, including QUEEN standards "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You"/"We Are The ...

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WET ANIMAL Schedule Live Dates

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), have lined up the following dates in November: Nov. 01 – Chicago, IL @ Delilah's Nov. 04 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub Nov. 05 – Chicago, IL @ Nitecap WET ANIMAL recently uploaded audio samples from their ...

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WET ANIMAL: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), have uploaded audio samples from their upcoming self-titled debut at WetAnimal.net. "Wet Animal" track listing: 01. Soul Alone 02. Lost in my Head 03. Outside a Hole 04. Left Behind 05. Land Mines 06. Don't Put Me ...

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WET ANIMAL: TROUBLE Side Project To Shoot First Video

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), will shoot their first promotional video mid-September. No further details are currently available. WET ANIMAL played two "awesome" shows in Chicago over the weekend," Wartell told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The band was tight and rocking and the crowd was roaring after ...

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MANDY LION Prepares For Video Shoot

The following message was posted on vocalist Mandy Lion's (WWIII, ex-WICKED ALLIANCE) official web site: "Friday, September 23 Mandy Lion headlines the world-famous Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, CA]!!! This is part one of the before-mentioned shoot. Women dress your best because many individuals from the audience will be chosen to participate in the 'closed-to-the-public' ...

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TROUBLE To Resume Recording New Album Next Week

Legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are sheduled to return to the studio on September 1 with producer Vinny Wojno (KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD) to resume recording their new album, tentatively titled "Simple Mind Condition", for a January 2006 release via Escapi Music. The group's current lineup includes guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and ...

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TESLA, Ex-MEGADETH Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Troy Luccketta (TESLA), David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Keith (TESLA) and Frank Hannon (TESLA) are among the musicians that will lend their time and talent at a benefit concert on September 10 for Lissa Wales, an outstanding and devoted freelance drum photographer who lives in ...

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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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TROUBLE Continue Work On New Album

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have posted the following message on their official web site: "TROUBLE is back in the studio to continue the recording of the new CD. Vinny [Wojno, producer] flew back in mid-June to continue production. Bruce [Franklin] and Rick [Wartell] are recording leads at this time. Eric [Wagner] is singing a bit ...

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Drummer VINNY APPICE To Collaborate With Hardcore Rapper NECRO

Legendary BLACK SABBATH/DIO drummer Vinny Appice will be collaborating with hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO on a track for NECRO's upcoming release, "Circle of Tyrants". Also scheduled to appear on the CD is SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera. NECRO's most recent album, "The Pre-Fix For Death" (Psycho-Logical Records), featured guest appearances by OBITUARY members John Tardy and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Says RUDY SARZO Was Never Approached To Rejoin WHITESNAKE

WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale has shot down Internet rumors that bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO) was approached about joining the group following the recent departure of Marco Mendoza. Commented Coverdale, "Someone was wondering if Mr. Sarzo was approached for the bass gig. Actually, no, he wasn't. Uriah [Duffy, current WHITESNAKE bassist] was ...

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CARMINE APPICE To Hold 'Master Classes' On VANILLA FUDGE Tour

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) will be holding master classes along the way while on the "Strange Days" festival tour with the original VANILLA FUDGE. More information about booking a class in your area can be obtained by contacting Carmine's master class/clinic coordinator Rebecca Schuster at telephone: (562) 879-6394 or ...

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WHITESNAKE Announce New Bassist

WHITESNAKE have announced the addition of bassist Uriah Duffy to the group's ranks. This young up-and-coming bassist has established himself as one of the few top-choice working musicians in all of the California Bay Area, having previously played with CARMINE APPICE/PAT TRAVERS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, and CHRIS CATENA, among others. Uriah grew up on the East ...

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JAKE E. LEE: 'Retraced' U.S. Release Date Announced

Shrapnel Records has set an April 26 U.S. release date for former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, "Retraced", (the CD will be released in Europe on April 25 via Mascot Records). The album, which was engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. ...

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MOONSTONE: More Audio Samples Posted Online

MOONSTONE, the project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini, has posted several new samples from the upcoming CD at the official web site, www.moonstone.it. Described as "genuine British-oriented '70s classic rock," not a million miles removed from the likes of FREE, JIMI HENDRIX and DEEP PURPLE, the album features guest appearances by an all-star ...

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JAKE E. LEE's 'Retraced' To Receive European Release In Late April

Mascot Records has set an April 25 European release date for former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, entitled "Retraced" (the CD will be released in the U.S. via Shrapnel Records). The album, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. ...

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