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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Recording Shows For Upcoming DVD

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Saratogian about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". According to Tate, the band's current tour is an introduction to the new album — a 15-year later outlook. ...

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TIGERTAILZ To Reissue Early Classics Through SANCTUARY

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, have secured a record deal with Sanctuary Records for the reissue of their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums. The release dates are scheduled for May/June this year and both albums will have new artwork done ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Says 'Mindcrime II' Will Be More Experimental Than Predecessor

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to Bergen.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The question-and-answer session follows: Bergen.com: Seventeen years is a long time to wait for a sequel. Why didn't you make ...

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POWER QUEST Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK

Majestic Rock has announced the signing of multi-national melodic power rockers POWER QUEST to their ever-growing family of artists. The deal covers the release of their forthcoming album, "Magic Never Dies" — the follow-up to their successful sophomore effort, "Neverworld" — in Europe. The band return to Thin Ice studios next week to continue work ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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LEATHERWOLF: More Information Revealed About Vocalist Search

More information has been released regarding LEATHERWOLF's singer search following the recent departure of RACER X frontman Jeff Martin. The California-based band "are looking for someone with the right experience, energy, dedication and stage presence," the group write on their web site. "Vocally you must be able to sing all of the Michael Olivieri songs ...

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LEATHERWOLF Looking For Vocalist

California metal merchants LEATHERWOLF are currently in the studio working on their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready". After tracking a three-song demo with RACER X frontman Jeff Martin earlier in the year, the band are again looking for a suitable vocalist to complete the new recording. Interested parties (no Geoff Tate clones, please!) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's ROCKENFIELD Releases 'Operation: Mindcrime' Commemorative Snare Drums

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, founder and owner of RockenWraps.com, has released a small number of limited edition "Operation: Mindcrime" commemorative snare drums, for sale exclusively at Queensryche.com. Each drum is hand made by Scott himself. Each snare comes complete with: - 14" 10-PLY 100% ALL MAPLE SHELL, with precision cut bearing edges - RockenWraps very ...

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TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, reformed in 2003…and 2004. Now two bands are laying claim to the title and both are recording new albums. TIGERTAILZ Version I – reformed 2003: Steevi Jaimz - Vocals Darayus Kaye - Guitar Marcus Thurston ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour With SIGGI SCHWARZ In Germany

Guitar legend Michael Schenker will be embarking on a short German tour with guitarist Siggi Schwarz and his band in Germany in mid-December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 17 - Winterbach/Stuttgart, GER @ Turnhalle Dec. 18 – Heidenheim, GER @ Karl-Rau-Halle Dec. 19 - Dillingen/Donau, GER @ Downtown Eventhalle The band lineup for these ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist In Physical Therapy

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist/band leader Geoff Thorpe is now in physical therapy and showing definite signs of improvement after undergoing back surgery earlier in the year. At this point, Thorpe's plans are to return to the band by the end of 2004. "Geoff and the band were deeply disappointed that they were unable to tour in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says Last Presidential Election Was A Sour Point In American History

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to KNAC.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: Would you consider it a responsibility as not only a performer but as a ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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KALEDON To Resume Recording This Month

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will be entering Giuseppe Orlando's The Outer Sound Studios on October 25 to resume work on their third CD, "The Way of the Light", tentatively due in January through SteelBorn Records. The drum tracks for the CD were laid down in July at Alpha & Omega studios in Como, Italy ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: BUSH Administration Has Failed On Every Level

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this week about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On "Operation: Mindcrime": " 'Operation: Mindcrime' was inspired by the events ...

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