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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Castles And Dreams' DVD To Receive U.S. Release In October

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will release their DVD, "Castles and Dreams", in North America on October 11. Featuring the entire beautifully-shot concert at Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus in Germany, the program also features over four and a half hours of material, including TV appearances, music videos, and movie archives from Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and Candice Night. A ...

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Vocalist JIZZY PEARL To Release Solo Album In July

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl (RATT, LOVE/HATE) will be releasing his new solo album, "Vegas Must Die", on July 19 via Shrapnel Records. The album's title is said to be a humorous homage to "Sin City," where Jizzy spent a "lost weekend" lasting more than a year. Locking himself away in a room with five pounds of ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

MOLLY HATCHET will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, June 29. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Tools of Destruction - THUNDERSTONE

I like melodic hard rock and metal as much as the next guy (or gal). Shit, I even like some of the traditional '80s stuff; you know, the cheesy, pop-flavored fare. That doesn't mean that I like every band and I sure as hell don't respect all of it. Regardless, I realize that not every ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Riding High On European Charts

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's recently released DVD, "Castles and Dreams", entered the European music DVD charts at the following positions: Sweden – No. 2 Germany – No. 3 Austria – No. 4 Italy – No. 8 England – No. 23 "Castles and Dreams" contains an entire concert of Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus, TV appearances, music videos, interviews, and personal ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH/WHITESNAKE Bassist To Undergo Surgery

M3 bassist Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) will be out of action during July as he has to have an operation on his left wrist for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affects the movement in his fingers. He will be temporarily replaced for M3's festival appearance at Open Air Hamburg Harley Days Festival on July 16 ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Castles And Dreams' DVD Charting High

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's recently released DVD, "Castles and Dreams", entered the German music DVD chart at position No. 3 and the Swedish music DVD chart at position No. 2. "Castles and Dreams" contains an entire concert of Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus, TV appearances, music videos, interviews, and personal home movies from the archives of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-DEEP ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Track Listing Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have finalized the track listing for their live album, "Cornerstone In Concert", due in Japan on July 6 via Yamaha Communications and in Europe on July 11 via Massacre Records. "Cornerstone In Concert" was recorded at several shows on ...

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THE LIZARDS: New DVD, Live CD In The Works

THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Home safely! Had a wonderful tour with UFO and we are looking forward to reuniting with them in the USA. We have added some U.S. dates in July to our ...

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M3: European Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 10 - Nenzing ...

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New VITALIJ KUPRIJ CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER, DOOGIE WHITE

According to a posting on bassist Randy Coven's (ARK, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) web site, Randy will spend the next three weeks recording Russian virtuoso pianist Vitalij Kuprij's new CD with Vitalij, Randy's old YNGWIE bandmate John Macaluso, Joe Lynn Turner (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Doogie White (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and guitarist Micheal Harris. The resulting ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'I Really Want To Tour The U.S.'

Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" regarding his involvement in the HEAVEN AND EARTH project featuring Stuart Smith as well as his recent solo disc. Joe Lynn Turner: "Right now I am very excited because I have just released a new CD in Europe and Japan ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Track Listing Revealed

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have announced the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (

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Wolf's Return - GRAND MAGUS

Draped in doom and powered by classic heavy metal, Stockholm's GRAND MAGUS continue the quality streak with "Wolf's Return", the band's third release. A majestic and soulful album, yet heavy metal in the truest sense of the term. I can always tell when an album has had a big impact on me, as I'll being ...

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Photos From NY KISS EXPO & HARD ROCK CONVENTION Posted Online

Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH) and Lydia Criss (former wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss) were among the attendeess at the 19th Annual New York KISS Expo & Hard Rock Convention on Saturday (May 14) at the Crowne Plaza ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Delayed

Classic Pictures has pushed back the European release date for the new M3 DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (cover), to June 13 from the previously announced May 23. The DVD will now include an exclusive acoustic performance and interviews recorded in 2005 live at Classic T Stage, Shepperton Film Studios, U.K. featuring classic WHITESNAKE ...

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RIOT: Vocalist MIKE DIMEO To Continue With The Band After All

Despite having recently issued a statement that he was quitting RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame), vocalist Mike DiMeo and RIOT have now apparently had a change of heart and are insisting that the band's lineup will remain intact. Due to his commitments ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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FEAR FACTORY Reveal More Details About Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY have set "Transgression" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded in ...

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Russell Allen's... - RUSSELL ALLEN'S ATOMIC SOUL

You know him as the voice of American progressive metal band SYMPHONY X. Russell Allen is the gritty DIO-esque voice that gives the New Jersey band an extra punch. "Russell Allen's Atomic Soul" proves that Mr. Allen knows a thing or two about '70s hard rock, and goddamn does he ever do it justice! Everything ...

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Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge - MOLLY HATCHET

With the passing of two legends in Jakson Spires (BLACKFOOT) and Danny Joe Brown (MOLLY HATCHET), it's been a tough year for southern rock. It is people like Bobby Ingram who have helped keep the spirit of southern rock alive. Ingram sure as hell has kept MOLLY HATCHET alive and doing quite well overseas, not ...

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LIVING LOUD To Release Live CD In July

LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — will release a live recording of ...

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