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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, QUEENSRŸCHE, ANTHRAX Members Featured On EDDIE TRUNK Tribute Video

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST performed an abbreviated set at Hard Rock Café New York in Times Square Monday night (August 4) as part of syndicated broadcast personality Eddie Trunk's event to celebrate his 25th anniversary in radio broadcasting. Trunk broadcasts his weekly radio shows, "Friday Night Rocks" on Q104.3 in the New York ...

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WHITESNAKE/WINGER Guitarist Interviewed; Video Available

A recent episode of "Nefarious Bovine Radio" features three tracks from the new WINGER live CD and an interview with Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER). "Nefarious Bovine Radio" caught up with the guitarist while he was on the road with WINGER promoting the group's new live CD and DVD. Reb discusses the new ...

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WINGER Added To PHOENIX RISING Benefit Concert

WINGER has joined the list of performers who will raise funds for the families and survivors of the Station nightclub tragedy in Rhode Island. The charity event will take place on Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and will feature additional performances by John Rich (BIG & RICH), ...

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VH1 To Air 'Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'

VH1 Classic and VH1 will air "VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later" a one-hour special of concert highlights on Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:00 p.m. from the upcoming Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire. John Rich (BIG & RICH), ALABAMA's Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley, ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist REB BEACH To Guest On 'Maximum Threshold'

Guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER) will guest on the "Maximum Threshold" show on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST. "Maximum Threshold" is an Internet radio show dedicated to presenting up-and-coming hard rock bands and successful bands as well as interviews, news and music reviews. To hear the program, go to

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CONSTANCIA To Work With Veteran Producer BEAU HILL

CONSTANCIA, the new Swedish "melogressive" band featuring David Fremberg (ANDROMEDA), Janne Stark (LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, OVERDRIVE, SALT), Mikael Rosengren (SCUDIERO, TOKEN), Michael Mueller (JADED HEART) and TrumPeter Svensson (FAITH), has issued the following update: "Since we put up a couple of demo tracks on MySpace just a few weeks ago thing have started happening. We were ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist REB BEACH Performs At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER) performing at the Suhr guitars booth during this year's NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which took place January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California can be viewed below (courtesy of "lacis"). WHITESNAKE will release its new album, "Good to ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Open For DORO In Cleveland

Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH will open for DORO on March 26 at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio. AS previously reported, ICARUS WITCH will support WINGER on February 14 at The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; ICARUS WITCH goes on at 8:00 p.m. ICARUS WITCH's latest album, "Songs ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Open For WINGER In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH will open for WINGER on February 14 at The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; ICARUS WITCH goes on at 8:00 p.m. ICARUS WITCH's latest album, "Songs for the Lost", was once again produced by Eric Klinger (PRO-PAIN, BUILT UPON FRUSTRATION) and includes a cover ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Records Holiday Classics

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has recorded a set of four holiday classics as an online feature release, entitled "Jordan's Holiday Seasonings". These solo piano performances were recorded December 20 in Jordan's living room on his beloved Steinway D, and recorded direct to Korg's amazing MR1000 1-bit recorder. As a special one-time offer, Jordan is ...

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ROSE TATTOO's STEPHEN KING To Join HEAD INC For UK Tour

After back-to-back Australian tours supporting RATT, WINGER and the L.A. GUNS, Melbourne rockers HEAD INC have tapped Stephen "Kingy" King from ROSE TATTOO to play bass guitar on their upcoming UK tour with Scottish hard rockers THE ALMIGHTY. Also joining HEAD INC for the oncoming year of hectic touring is FORT drummer Deon Driver. Deon ...

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Reunited JADED Recording Sophomore Album

Reunited all-female hard rock band JADED has just returned from a trip to Bloomington, Indiana where it recorded new tracks for its upcoming sophomore release with legendary producer Gary Katz, best known for his works with multi-platinum recording artist and classic rock icons STEELY DAN. Katz has also worked with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN, REB BEACH, BERNIE TORME Featured On CARINA LIROLA Album

Bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS, STEVE VAI), guitarists Bernie Torme (OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN) and Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER), drummer Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and keyboardist Jens Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STRATOVARIUS) are among the musicians who have contributed to the debut album from UK-based singer Carina Lirola. Lirola recently ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

MusicPlayers.com has posted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The discussion covers the musical direction chosen for his new solo CD, "The Road Home", the guest contributions to the project, the ongoing evolution of Jordan's keyboard setup, programming, and technical style. Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, ...

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FRANKIE BANALI's ZEPPELIN Tribute: Track-By-Track Breakdown

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has created a labor of love with his new CD (released under the FRANKIE BANALI & FRIENDS banner), entitled "24/7/365 - The Tribute to Led Zeppelin". Frankie invited many of his friends to join him on making a heartfelt tribute to his favorite drummer John Bonham and his band LED ...

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Report: Eighties Hard Rock Bands Drawing Large Crowds

Kris Osborn of Time.com reports: The summer concert season of 2007 swept America back into the 1980s as scores of hard rock/metal bands from that decade began touring again, drawing large crowds, new, young fans, and solid revenues 25 years after first emerging. Who toured? TESLA, DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE, WINGER, WARRANT, QUEENSRŸCHE, POISON, ...

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FUNNY MONEY Signs With PERRIS RECORDS

Perris Records has inked a deal with FUNNY MONEY — the Maryland-based rock act featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant — to re-release its two albums "Stick It!" (2006) and "Funny Money" (1996) on October 16. The re-issued self-titled debut CD features a previously unreleased bonus track mixed by mega-hit rock producer ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules Online Chats

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will take part in two online chats tomorrow, September 11 (at 3:00 p.m. EST and 8:00 p.m. EST) in celebration of his new solo album release, entitled "The Road Home". For more information, and to take part in the chats, click here. A 20-minute audio interview with Jordan ...

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