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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer Covers ALICE COOPER On Upcoming CD

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has recorded a cover version of the ALICE COOPER smash "Poison". The song, which will appear on Turunen's upcoming solo album, "My Winter Storm", was laid down at the same studio where the original track was recorded — The Village Recorder (a.k.a. The Village) in Los Angeles, California. Tarja previously ...

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QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY: Unofficial Biography Due In October

The unofficial Brian May (QUEEN) biography, titled "Brian May: The Definitive Biography", is a forthcoming 240-page hardback book by Laura Jackson due on October 25. A synopsis of the book reads as follows: "As the lead guitarist of QUEEN, Brian May is one of rock's most recognizable stars. 'Brian May: The Definitive Biography' charts his ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD Featuring DIMEBAG Footage To Arrive Next Month

Hard Rock International — which is considered to be the original curator of over 70,000 priceless pieces of the greatest collection of music memorabilia in the world, including rare vintage guitars, distinctive drum kits, handwritten lyrics, and one-of-a kind elaborate stage costumes — has announced that "Hard Rock Treasures" — a DVD documentary featuring exclusive ...

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CARMINE APPICE's 'Ultimate Guitar Zeus' Receives Official Release

Escapi Records has announces the official release of the long-awaited underground classic, "Ultimate Guitar Zeus", created, produced and co-written by drummer Carmine Appice. The CD features performances by 14 of the world's greatest guitar players, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May of QUEEN, Stevie Salas, Slash of VELVET REVOLVER, Steve Morse of DEEP PURPLE, Richie Sambora ...

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NIKKI SIXX On Split With Wife: 'The Kids Are Always My First Priority'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has released a short statement regarding media reports that his wife, former "Baywatch" beauty Donna D'Errico, has filed for divorce from Sixx after nine years of marriage. D'Errico is claiming irreconcilable differences and is seeking physical custody of their 5 year-old daughter Frankie-Jean and her 13 year-old son Rhyan from ...

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Drummer CARMINE APPICE Signs Book Deal With ALFRED PUBLISHING

Drummer/author/educator Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, BECK/BOGERT/APPICE, ROD STEWART) ahs signed a 10-year agreement with Alfred Publishing to distribute a line of educational percussion books. (Alfred, on December 24, 2005, bought Warner Bros. Publications, one of the world's largest publishers of printed music, from the Warner Music Group.) Under the new agreement, Alfred retains rights ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Set For LES PAUL Salute Next Week

Launch Radio Networks reports: Guitarists Joe Perry from AEROSMITH and Neal Schon from JOURNEY are among those taking part in a tribute concert to music industry legend Les Paul next week. The Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute takes place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, next Tuesday (February 7), and it's ...

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