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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. Ojeda's solo debut, "Axes to Axes", will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal musicians as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET ...

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ROUGH SILK Frontman To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'll appear on the new CD by the German thrash legends DESTRUCTION playing a slide-guitar solo on an all-star-song ('The Alliance of the Hellhoundz') featuring besides Schmier, Mike and Marc from DESTRUCTION, among others, ...

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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Busy Months Ahead

According to a posting on legendary bassist Bob Daisley's (OZZY OSBOURNE, URIAH HEEP, GARY MOORE, RAINBOW) official web site, "Bob looks set for a very busy 3-4 months with commitments being locked in for a new GARY MOORE album, touring dates with the HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN in Europe, LIVING LOUD recording and touring, and this ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Early Albums To Be Reissued

SPV Records has set an Augut 22, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first three BRAZEN ABBOT albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996) and "Bad Religion" (1997). The albums have been out of print since USG Records went out of business in 1999. No bonus tracks are planned for ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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DISTURBED: North American Tour Dates Announced

DISTURBED have announced the following dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Ten Thousand Fists": Aug. 03 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Aug. 04 - Bakersfield, CA @ Montogomery World Plaza Aug. 06 - Los Angles, CA @ Roxy Aug. 07 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom Aug. 08 - Sacramento, CA @ Convention ...

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FRAMESHIFT Mastermind: SEBASTIAN BACH's Vocal Recording Gives Way To Veiled Violent Threats

ProgRock Records, the label behind Henning Pauly's FRAMESHIFT progressive rock project, has issued the following press release: "After recording an album about the ramifications of violence in society — FRAMESHIFT's 'An Absence of Empathy' — vocalist Sebastian Bach [ex-SKID ROW], on his website, has resorted to veiled threats of violence against FRAMESHIFT mastermind Henning Pauly. ...

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THOR To Tour In Support Of New Album, DVD

Smog Veil Records has announced U.S. and Canadian tour dates for THOR. The band will tour in support of the new album, entitled "Thor against the World", and retrospective DVD, entitled "An-THOR-logy", both set for release on July 12, 2005. Jon Mikl Thor — a rock music, film and bodybuilding legend (Mr. America and Mr. ...

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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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