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CORNERSTONE To Enter Studio In October

British hard rock vocalist Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in early October recording some songs for the as-yet-untitled new CORNERSTONE album. "I am really excited at getting back into the studio with the band," said White in a statetement. "We hope to announce the name of the album and ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Signs Solo Deal With MTM MUSIC

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has inked a deal with MTM Music for the release of his second solo album, "Scream". As a singer, Tony Martin has worked on many projects, including BLACK SABBATH, with whom he recorded such cult albums as "Headless Cross" and "Eternal Idol". Now he has ventured out on his ...

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RIOT Singer: Rap Is Not Music

In a recent interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe, vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, THE LIZARDS) discussed RIOT's upcoming album, THE LIZARDS' recent tour with hard rock legends UFO, the rumors that he'd quit RIOT, as well as the differences between European and American audiences. DiMeo also offered his opinion on the state ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman: ANNIHILATOR's WATERS Let Us Down

The tentative dates have been released for the upcoming European tour featuring German thrashers DESTRUCTION, Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS and Finnish deathrashers DEATHCHAIN. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, "After Mr. Waters [Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION's original choice of touring mates] let us down, we have managed to bring the great CANDLEMASS with us ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist's Solo Debut Gets A Release Date

Greece's Black Lotus Records has set an October 24, 2005 European release date (January 2006 in the U.S.) for the debut solo album from TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda, entitled "Axes 2 Axes". The CD will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: VELVET REVOLVER, CHEVELLE, THE ACTUAL Venue: Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 20, 2005 Attendance: 5,910 Capacity: 7,019 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Marcus Amphitheatre City/State: ...

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MANDY LION Prepares For Video Shoot

The following message was posted on vocalist Mandy Lion's (WWIII, ex-WICKED ALLIANCE) official web site: "Friday, September 23 Mandy Lion headlines the world-famous Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, CA]!!! This is part one of the before-mentioned shoot. Women dress your best because many individuals from the audience will be chosen to participate in the 'closed-to-the-public' ...

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SLASH, VINNIE PAUL Attend DIMEBAG's Birthday Party In Hollywood: Photos Available

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N'ROSES), Vinnie Paul (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), comedian Pauly Shore and "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's "significant other," Rita Haney, were among the attendees at a special birthday party held for late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag on August 20 at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures at this location. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Name New Album

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, have set "Village Lanterne" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via SPV Records. A single, "I'll Be There (Just Call My Name)", will precede the album on September 5. Check out a preview ...

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DIO: 'Holy Diver' To Be Re-Issued In September

According to MelodicRock.com, DIO's 1983 landmark album "Holy Diver" will be re-released in upgraded form on September 30, 2005. A joint project between Universal Music and Rock Candy Records, this new version of a recognized rock classic has been comprehensively remastered for maximum impact, and will also come complete with extensive sleeve notes, expanded original ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer Comments On 'Rainbow Six' Soundtrack

Calvin Records, an imprint of Liquid 8, has announced that it has aligned itself with the much-anticipated "Rainbow Six" video game to include two songs by the label's leading artist FEAR FACTORY. Available on both X-Box and PS2 on September 6, 2005, "Rainbow Six" will feature the band's hit song "Lockdown" as well as a ...

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BENEDICTUM Complete Work On Debut Album

San Diego, CA epic power metal band BENEDICTUM have finished mixing their debut album, "Uncreation", for a late October release via Locomotive Music. The album was produced by Jeff Pilson (ex-DIO, DOKKEN) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, with artwork supplied by Romanian-born artist Mircea ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Schedules Fall Dates In England, Scotland, Ireland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Graham has been recording vocals for the first ELEKTRIC ZOO album, and he will tour with Dario Mollo after the album release. Iain Ashley Hersey has signed a deal with Lion Music for the ...

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RIOT Schedule New York Show

Long-running hard rock band RIOT will be performing a one-off concert at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, New York on Thursday, August 25. RIOT were recently joined for several shows by singer Mike Terelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike DiMeo was forced to bow out of the dates due to ...

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CORNERSTONE Frontman DOOGIE WHITE Talks About Upcoming CD

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are hard at work writing songs for a new studio album, tentatively due next year. Commented Doogie: "Once again the new material is taking a slight twist and a bit of a turn from the previous releases. We have ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On New Music With 'Special Guest Star'

THE LIZARDS, the band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "How about this heat? Well, it isn't stopping us from making music! Besides, we are keeping cool in our underground lair at Electric Randyland Studios. We are hard ...

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