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RIOT: More European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added more European dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Copernico Apr. 08 - Lauda – Konigshofen, GER @ Tauber Franken Hall Apr. ...

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HANOI ROCKS: More European Dates Announced

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Mar. 24 - Milano, ITA @ Rainbow Mar. 25 - Ravenna, ITA @ Rock Planet Mar. 26 - Vienna, AUT @ Szene Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Academy (w/ TWISTED SISTER) Jun. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Academy ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Perform With RATA BLANCA In Madrid

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/CORNERSTONE frontman Doogie White will join Argentine rockers RATA BLANCA on stage for a few songs during their headlining performance in Mardid, Spain on March 3. Commented White: "I first met Walter Giardino [RATA BLANCA guitarist] when RAINBOW toured in Buenos Aires, Argentina and again when I went back with ...

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ELVENKING: European Dates With JON OLIVA'S PAIN Announced

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have announced the first details of their upcoming European tour as the support act for JON OLIVA'S PAIN (the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva). Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 15 - Herne, GER @ Gysenberghalle Apr. 16 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal Apr. 19 - ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup, Setlist Revealed

Guitarist Michael Schenker from Hanover, Germany, continues to count among the most important and most admired guitarists of the international rock scene. His extremely fluent style, his successful combination of fiery rock licks, awesome power riffs and classical quotations has made him an icon for a whole generation. Whether as a member with the SCORPIONS ...

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DIO: 'Holy Diver Live' CD Due In April

Eagle Rock Entertainment/Spitfire Records has set an April 18 North American release date for DIO's "Holy Diver Live" CD (one day earlier internationally). Captured live in front of a sold-out London crowd, "Holy Diver Live" sees Ronnie James Dio delivering a truly memorable performance on this truly memorable night. Dio has been hailed as one ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Audio Samples Available Online

Short audio samples of the new QUEENSRŸCHE songs "Hostage", "The Hands", and "An Intentional Confrontation" (note: the latter is erroneously listed as "An Intentional Conspiracy" on the site) are available for listening and download/purchase at the RedEye Ringtones cellular phone site. Check them out at this location. QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to the band's platinum ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Take Part In Free Concert In Florida

On Saturday, March 18, The Rotary Club of Weston, The City of Weston, Florida, and title sponsor Cleveland Clinic Weston will be hosting the second annual free concert featuring Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and RPM (Rock & Pop Masters) at The Weston Regional Park Event Stage beginning at 7:00 p.m. The RPM show ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's TIPTON To Guest On TONY IOMMI's Radio Show

JUDAS PRIEST's Glenn Tipton will be BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's guest this week on his "Black Sunday" radio show on Planet Rock. Tipton will be choosing his five favorite classic rock tracks during the last half hour of the show. The two-hour radio show kicks off Sunday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. U.K. time ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman Continues Work On CORNERSTONE Album

According to a posting on singer Doogie White's (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) official web site, CORNERSTONE bassist Steen Mogensen (ex-ROYAL HUNT) will be flying over to London in the next week to assist White with the tracking of the vocals for the group's fourth album, "Two Tales and One Tomorrow", tentatively due later in the ...

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DARK FUNERAL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, dubbed "Attera Orbis Terrarum Tour 2006", which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR + Special Guest Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko ...

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HALFORD, DIO, BACH Talk Metal At TV CRITICS ASSOCIATION Convention

According to Mediaweek, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, DIO/ex-BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW vocalist Ronnie James Dio and former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach appeared as panelists on VH1's four-part documentary "Heavy: The Story of Metal" at the second day of the TV Critics Association's annual winter convention in Pasadena, California on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Dio bemoaned the ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER At NAMM

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, January 19-22. This is one of the biggest gatherings of the best that the music products industry has to offer with more than 1,400 exhibits. The event showcases the hottest new instruments and trend-setting ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'WildSide'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda will be in the KNAC.COM studio as the special guest of "WildSide" hostess Diana DeVille on Saturday, January 14. Ojeda will promote and discuss his new solo album, "Axes 2 Axes", for which he recently secured a U.S. release. The CD features guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal ...

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