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RONDINELLI To Issue 'Our Cross — Our Sins' In October

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records on October 21st. Featuring a musical direction that is said to ...

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Demonstrations In Chaos - WATCHTOWER

If you've anxiously clicked into this review hoping for some information on the long-awaited third full-length from the Texas tech-metal quartet, you'll be disappointed. That record (Mathematics — a working title for some 12 years now!) is still in the making. But if you can't find the band's Energetic Disassembly debut anywhere (you're in the ...

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OVERKILL Announce Producer For Forthcoming CD

OVERKILL have enlisted veteran British metal producer Colin Richardson to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Spitfire Records. "We've used Colin in a mix capacity in the past... [but this is the] first time, in a long time, that we're in this position [where we can have the album ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Sing National Anthem At Charity Hockey Game

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has signed on to sing the national anthem at an upcoming charity hockey game run by actor-comedian Denis Leary. Tyler will also reportedly act as a coach, along with actress-model Elizabeth Hurley, for the Denis Leary Hollywood All-Stars — a team featuring Tim Robbins, Rick Moranis, former hockey great Cam Neely, ...

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ORGY To Issue Special EP To Accompany DVD

ORGY are reportedly planning on releasing a special EP to go along with the group's long-awaited DVD in early 2003. In the meantime, the band continue to write and record new music for their much-anticipated third CD. At this time, no release date has been set for the effort. In other news, ORGY drummer Bobby ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Cancels Benefit Appearance

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington has cancelled plans to join his former band GREY DAZE on September 7th for a one-off show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona in order to focus on the making of the group's next album, according to Launch. The now-postponed gig was planned as a benefit for his friend ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer Rejoins Old Band For One-Off Gig

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington is set to join his former band GREY DAZE on September 7th for a one-off show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, according to MTV.com. The gig is a benefit for his friend and former bandmate Bobby Benish, who is having difficulty paying his medical bills after being diagnosed ...

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HALFORD Drummer Hard At Work On Video

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has been "keeping myself busy the last couple of weeks doing some work on (drum roll) my drum video," according to a statement by the drummer posted via his official web site. "I'm happy to say its turning out KILLER! The video includes 3 songs, 2 solos, a demonstration that I ...

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AFFAIR: The New AOR/Hard Rock Supergroup

AFFAIR, the new AOR/hard rock band are centered around mastermind Bobby Altvater (producer/sound engineer of BONFIRE, FRONTLINE, SABU, JOE LYNN TURNER and CHRIS THOMPSON) and vocalist Peter De Wint (ex-OSTROGOTH, MYSTERY), have inked a deal with MTM Music and will shortly issue their 12-track debut album through the label. ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH: "Can't Kill A Dead Man"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has posted the following message regarding the "minor stroke" he suffered about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th: "Well, slapped by the hand of fate...God? "Hmmm, regardless, I don't write the script, just act it out, like the rest. "The deal is....boom, ...

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UPDATE: OVERKILL Frontman Suffers "Minor Stroke"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th after suffering a "minor stroke", according to a message posted on the group's web site. "As most of you know, Blitz collapsed on stage at a show in Nürnberg and was taken to ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Collapses Onstage In Germany

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth reportedly collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it appears that dehydration was the likely cause of the singer's condition, for which he reportedly received treatment at a nearby ...

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HEIR APPARENT To Record New CD

The current line-up of HEIR APPARENT—featuring vocalist Bryan Hagan, guitarist Terry Gorle, bassist Bobby Ferkovich, and drummer Clint Clark—will begin recording a new album in the fall of 2002 for a February 2003 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. In other news, the group have scheduled the following appearances during 2003: Mar. 01 - SpingSuey Music ...

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HEIR APPARENT Line Up Washington Gigs

The current line-up of HEIR APPARENT—featuring vocalist Bryan Hagan, guitarist Terry Gorle, bassist Bobby Ferkovich, and drummer Clint Clark—have added another date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed shows so far include: Jul. 13 - Lakepointe – Kenmore, WA Jul. 15 - The Central – Seattle, WA Aug. 26 - The Central – Seattle, WA ...

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ROYAL HUNT Frontman Sets Release Date For "Earth Maker"

ROYAL HUNT/ex-BADLANDS frontman John West is currently at a New York studio recording vocal tracks to his next solo release, entitled Earth Maker, for a September 13th release through Japan's Yamaha Music Records and an as-yet-unspecified October date through Europe's Frontier Records. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the album is as follows: John ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Guitarist Details Revealed

BIOHAZARD have replaced guitarist Leo Curley (ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) with former NUCLEUS axeman Carmine Vincent. Vincent is no stranger to the BIOHAZARD camp, having previously traveled with the group as a roadie in addition to having supported BIOHAZARD as the bassist/vocalist for NUCLEUS during a tour of Europe in late 2000. Although presently unconfirmed, ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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Former 16 Members Reunite In MAXMILLION

Ex-16 guitarist Bobby Ferry, ex-16 drummer Jason Corley, and “skateboarding hero” Chris Jones have teamed up in a new project dubbed MAXMILLION. In the seven years since the last time Jason and Bobby played together, they had spent time in acts such as DOWNER and TRENCHANT, among others. Jason also did a project called SHADOWCAST ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New RICHIE SCARLET CD

Fans of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley should check out the new RICHIE SCARLET CD, entitled The Insanity of Life, which was recently released via Gem 3 Productions. Ace blasts leads on two tunes, "Johnny's in Love" and "Too Far Gone", the latter of which Ace also co-wrote. Sitting in on drums is longtime Ace and ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...

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THE MISFITS Plot 1950s Cover CD, Central American Tour

The current line-up of THE MISFITS, featuring Jerry Only (bass/vocals), Marky Ramone (drums) and Dez Cadena (guitars), are in the studio recording an album consisting of punk covers of classic 1950s rock and roll hits. Among the tracks slated to appear on the CD are "This Magic Moment" (JAY AND THE AMERICANS), "Dream Lover" (BOBBY ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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GLENN HUGHES Confirmed For Drum & Sounds Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes will perform at this year's Drum & Sounds Festival 2002, which is scheduled to take place on March 30th and 31st in Koblenz, Germany. Glenn will reportedly be appearing alongside Bobby Kimball, Steve Ferrone, Greg Bissonette, Joe Porcare, and Steve Gadd. All shows will be dedicated to the ...

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ORGY DVD Preview Available For Download

A live video recording of ORGY performing the track “Eva”, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago and set to be included on the band's forthcoming DVD, can be downloaded from this location. As previously reported, the DVD will feature the band's previously released videos, edited by ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt, ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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