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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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CARMINE APPICE, PAUL SHORTINO To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE) and Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, HEAVEN & EARTH) are the latest musicians to confirm their guest appearances on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Appice and Shortino will be heard on the song "Pictures of My Lonely Days". ...

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TROUBLE Schedule Live Dates

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 19 - Penny Road Pub - Barrington, IL Nov. 27 - Night Caps - Chicago, IL As previously reported, TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ Schedule Hawaiian Dates

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 3-5 - The Wave - Waikiki, ...

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WWIII Schedule Bakersfield Date

The reformed WWIII, featuring Vinnie Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) on bass, Moni Scaria on guitar and Mandy Lion on vocals, will perform at Vinnie's Bar in Bakersfield, CA, on Saturday, October 30. For information and tickets, call (661)835-7444. Showtime will be 11:30 p.m. In other news, Mandy Lion will ...

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TROUBLE: Negotiating With Record Labels

According to a posting on the group's official web site, reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE are currently in negotiations with three different labels about the release of the band's recently completed uplugged CD, "Simple Mind Condition", as well as the upcoming full-length album, "Seven". "That is playing a big role in why the CD is not ...

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MANDY LION To Support W.A.S.P. In Hollywood

WWIII/ex-WICKED ALLIANCE singer Mandy Lion will support W.A.S.P. on October 29 at the Key club in Hollywood, CA. Mandy will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $27 dollars the night of the show or $20 dollars if you get them from Lion's web site ahead of time. As previously reported, the reformed ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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THE VANILLA FUDGE Schedule Special NYC Appearance

The legendary '60s phenomenon THE VANILLA FUDGE are scheduled to perform a special engagement at B.B. King's club in New York City on Sept. 8. The FUDGE, featuring Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Bill Pascali and Teddy Rondinelli, are currently riding high on the heels of their latest CD release, "The Return", and plan to perform ...

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END OF THE ROPE: CD-Release Party To Be Held This Weekend

Tampa, FL-based metal band END OF THE ROPE will hold a release party for their full-length debut, "Through Callow Eyes", this weekend at Boomerz Boiler Room in St. Petersburg, FL. The CD was produced by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and Vinny Saletto (GENITORTURERS). A four-song sampler can be found here. "Through ...

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Drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI Quits BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli has officially quit the group in order to pursue his work with hard rock ensemble THE LIZARDS. Rondinelli, who has also played with the likes of BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and RIOT, has toured and recorded with THE LIZARDS for several years now and is looking forward to exclusively dedicating ...

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TROUBLE: More Delays For 'Unplugged' CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have posted the following message on their web site: "The new TROUBLE unplugged CD 'Simple Mind Condition' has turned out to be anything but SIMPLE. Computer crashes, lost files, and anything else that can stand in the way has (it’s almost as if something is trying to keep it from coming ...

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TRAVERS & APPICE Album Due In October

TRAVERS & APPICE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE), will release their debut album, "It Takes A Lot Of Balls", on October 14 through SPV Records. The CD also features an appearance by veteran bassist T.M. Stevens. Pat Travers has been one of America's most ...

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VICIOUS CIRCLE Sign With NEOBLAST RECORDS

New Jersey-based death metal veteran VICIOUS CIRCLE have signed a deal with Neoblast Records. The group's Neoblast debut is due in North America on November 2 and in Europe on November 15. Formed in 1989, VICIOUS CIRCLE consists of Darrell Rapp (vocals), Vinny Dibianca (guitar), Dave Surran (drums) and Mel Leach (bass). The track listing ...

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APPICE, BAIN Rejoin WWIII, Live Dates Planned Later This Summer

Original WWIII members Vinny Appice (drums, ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and Jimmy Bain (bass, ex-RAINBOW, DIO) have joined forces with WWIII mastermind/singer Mandy Lion and lead guitarist Moni Scaria to form the newest incarnation of the group, according to a posting on Mandy's web site. Live dates are currently in the works for later this summer. ...

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NORLANDER, KEELING, APPICE: All-Star Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Beginning July 30, prog rock keyboard virtuoso Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE) will be teaming up with vocalist Kelly Keeling (MICHAEL SCHENKER, GUITAR ZEUS, GEORGE LYNCH) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, WWIII, HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ) for tour dates in the Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Erik Norlander has been a part of over 25 ...

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TROUBLE Complete Work On Unplugged CD

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have set "Simple Mind Condition" as the title of their unplugged CD, which is set to be available via the band's official web site before the end of the month. The effort, which contains acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, was remixed by Vinny ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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GLENN HUGHES, TESLA Confirmed For BOLINFEST 2004

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will once again play the BolinFest in Clear Lake, Iowa this Summer. It will be the event's 11th year of celebrating the memory of late DEEP PURPLE guitarist Tommy Bolin. It all takes place on the weekend of Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the ...

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