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DIO: More Tour Dates Announced

DIO have lined up the following tour dates during the coming months: May 27 - Roeselare, BEL @ Schwung Festival May 28 - Saarbrucken, GER @ The Garage May 30 - Munich, GER @ Elserhalle Jun. 01 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn Jun. 02 - Ulm, GER @ Tent Festival Jun. 03 - Frankfurt, GER ...

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Eric the Red - TYR

To paraphrase the great Doug Stanhope, being the biggest band on the Faroe Islands is kinda like being the prettiest waitress at a Denny's diner. With a population of less than 50,000 and an area about the size of a large city, this group of tiny isles in the Norwegian Sea is home to numerous ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour With ULI JON ROTH

Hard rock band THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be playing a series of U.S. dates with guitar legend ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS). They will follow this up by playing a one-off gig with rock legend RONNIE MONTROSE. THE LIZARDS are currently in the studio ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son JÜRGEN To Release New Instrumental CD

German guitarist Jürgen Blackmore, son of DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore, will release a new instrumental rock album, entitled "Between Darkness & Light", on May 19. The CD was recorded and mixed earlier this year at the Musikerei Studios in Quickborn, Germany and features a "somewhat harder" musical direction than the four tracks that ...

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VED BUENS ENDE Reform, Begin Work On New Material

VED BUENS ENDE (Norwegian for "At the End of the Rainbow"), the Norwegian avant-garde metal band who split up in 1997 after after releasing only one full-length album (1995's "Written in Waters") through Misanthropy Records, have been resurrected and are "up and running again," according to a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by the group's drummer, ...

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KISS: More Japanese Tour Dates Announced

KISS have confirmed two additional shows as part of their upcoming Japanese tour: July 18 at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya and July 20 at the Kokusia Center in Fukuoka. Tickets for the Nagoya show go on sale May 27. No details have been released yet about the on sale date for Fukuoka. KISS' Japanese tour ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE: New Album Samples Available For Download

Danish symphonic metallers EVIL MASQUERADE have posted audio samples from their upcoming album, "Third Act", on their official web site. "Third Act" will be issued in Japan and Southeast Asia on May 24 via Marqee/Avalon. European/North American release dates have not yet been announced. The CD was recorded at Stonelab (Copenhagen, Denmark), Lipton ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT: Ambitious CD Project Finally Available

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has finally released its debut album, "Time to Take a Stand". The CD is described as a collection of classic rock songs written by Filippini himself and played by his band, along with some rock legend guests: Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Glenn Hughes (DEEP ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Recording Appearances Detailed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th anniversary full album 'Tales of Rock 'N' Roll' and maxi EP 'Revolution Mind' have been released worldwide! Both contains the tune 'Rock 'N' Roll' which Graham takes the outstanding lead ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Tour Turkey With Guitarist CEM KÖKSAL

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will joining Turkish guitar virtuoso Cem Köksal on a tour of Turkey this May. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 04 - Eskisehir Anadolu University May 06 - Antalya Akdeniz University May 08 - Manisa Celal Bayar University May 10 - ...

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Holy Diver Live - DIO

I take absolutely no pleasure in doing this, because Ronnie James Dio is one of my personal heroes, a man who's lived it all, done it all and exuded nothing but class all the way. He's the reason some of my all-time albums are my favorites. I won't even dignify an idiot's "Ozzy or Dio?" ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Has No Plans To Rejoin BLACK SABBATH

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio's (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Just to put the BLACK SABBATH reunion rumors to rest, here is the inside scoop from Wendy Dio [Ronnie's wife/manager]: Ronnie was in the U.K. to do promo for the new 'Holy Diver Live' CD ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman To Guest On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan will join IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson in the studio on Saturday, April 15 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) ...

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RIOT: More European Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have revised their European tour itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 08 – Keep It True Festival – Lauda–Konigshofen, GER Apr. 09 - Lintfabriek - Kontich, BEL Apr. 11 - Spirit Of 66 – Verviers, BEL Apr. 12 - Music Hall – Weiher, GER Apr. 14 ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON's 'Anthology' DVD: Complete Details Revealed

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment has set a June 20 U.S. release date for the three-disc DVD release of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's "Anthology" (view artwork here). This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. Bruce Dickinson is still the ...

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Another Perfect Day - MOTÖRHEAD

Lemmy may be God, but you get past "Iron Fist" in MOTÖRHEAD's storied discography, and the blasphemers start crawling out from under rocks and taking potshots at 'im. (Say it to his warts, poseurs!) Some weak-kneed, genitally inferior types even call "Another Perfect Day" the band's downfall, when guitarist "Fast Eddie" Clarke split the scene, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Perform Acoustically On 'Rockline'

QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Michael Wilton (guitar) and Mike Stone (guitar, backing vocals) were joined by guest singer Pamela Moore (the voice of "Sister Mary" on QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" albums) for acoustic renditions of the tracks "Eyes of a Stranger", "The Mission" and "The Hands" as part of their appearance on the nationally syndicated ...

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SAXON: 'The Eagle Has Landed Pt. III' Details Revealed

Every truly great act in the history of rock music has had two distinctive traits: a sure hand for hit-worthy compositions, but also the skill and that inner fire to translate these compositions just as hauntingly in their shows. SAXON certainly have both characteristics: having composed countless metal classics, they are also indisputably at home ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Guest On KNAC.COM This Thursday

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be speaking to KNAC.COM disc jockey Mike Vogel Thursday night (March 30) at 8:15 p.m. PST. Vogel will chat with Tate about all things QUEENSRŸCHE, including the process of bringing "Operation: Mindcrime II" to life and Geoff's next solo album. Be sure to tune in early and log into the ...

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