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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Update

CORNERSTONE frontman Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-RAINBOW) has issued the following update on the group's upcoming live album: "Overall the performances were very good and we had a difficult task picking which versions to use, as someone liked this or that version and someone else felt maybe Take 2 was better. So we all had ...

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RAINBOW To Reunite For Tour?

According to a posting on The Dio Message Board, RAINBOW may reform for a series of live shows after all. Word has it that Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy's management company Niji Management may be looking at getting the members of the group back together for a number of live appearances. The lineup ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release New Album In June

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nikolo has delievered the final mix of the new BRAZEN ABBOT album! The new BRAZEN ABBOT album, 'My Resurrection', is expected to be released in June! The album will be 62 minutes and 30 seconds. Currently Nikolo ...

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TESLA Headline Benefit Concert For Fire Victims

Rock veterans TESLA headlined a sold out show this past Friday evening at the Providence Performing Arts Center which benefited survivors of the West Warwick Station nightclub fire of two years ago. The Station Family Fund, a non-profit organization founded by fire survivors and the Wake Up To Love foundation hosted the event, which also ...

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RIOT's Set Cut Show At Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Veteran American hard rock outfit RIOT have just returned from Europe where they performed at the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival. RIOT singer Mike DiMeo was unable to accompany the band to the festival in due to his commitment to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). ...

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Former AT VANCE Singer To Release Solo Album

Former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann (AVANTASIA, AINA, GENIUS) will release his solo debut, "Out in the Cold", on April 25 via Frontiers Records. "For me, it's a kind of permanent step to compose and produce for my solo releases," stated the German singer and guitar player. "Although the material is maybe a little different ...

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CORNERSTONE: If You Are Not Into Metal, You Are Not My Friend

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[The European] tour is done. Now comes the task of sifting through the recordings to find the ones that are going to make up the live album. We have ...

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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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DESTINY: 'Beyond All Sense 2005' Bonus DVD Detailed

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY's re-recorded version of their debut album, "Beyond All Sense", will be issued with a bonus DVD containing the following: * Video: "In The Shadow of the Rainbow" from "Future of the Past" * Medley of the songs "Holy Man", "Sabotage" and "Future of the Past" with live footage from the release ...

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CORNERSTONE To Release Live Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, recorded several shows on their recent European tour for a live album, tentatively due later in the year. The live album will replace the proposed DVD that was scrapped at the last minute "due to the nonfulfillment of contractual ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 25 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone/Tulliklubi w/ HAMMERFALL, LORDI, FIREWIND: Apr. 21 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Apr. 22 - Filderstadt, GER @ Filharmonie Apr. 23 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Apr. 24 - Oberhausen, GER @ Turbinenhalle ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have set "Tools of Destruction" as the title of their third full-length album, tentatively due in Europe on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. Release dates for the USA and Japan will be announced soon. "Tools of Destruction" was mixed at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: European Festival Appearances Announced

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has lined up the following European summer festival appearances: Jun. 24-25 - Balingen, GER - Bang Your Head Jun. 24-25 - Dessel, BEL - Graspop Festival Aug. 04-06 - Wacken, GER - Wacken Open Air As previously reported, PELL will to record the next studio album in September/October for a ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Russia, Lithuania And Finland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing gigs in Russia and Lithuania in late February and in Finland in May. The gigs will involve Graham's past works with RAINBOW, MSG and ALCATRAZZ, as well as his solo works, according to a posting on his web site. The dates ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Falls Ill, Cancels MICHAEL SCHENKER Appearance

According to a posting on legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) web site, Bonnet fell ill yesterday and was forced to cancel his previously announced appearance with Michael Schenker last night. Bonnet was scheduled to join Schenker for one song at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce New Album Title

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "My Resurrection" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in June via Frontiers Records. As previously reported, the upcoming album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): Resurrection More Than Money Dreams Rage Of Angels ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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MANDY LION Working On New Solo Album, DVD

Vocalist Mandy Lion (WWIII, ex-WICKED ALLIANCE) is currently working with his solo band on material for a new CD release. A full-length DVD will also be finished within the first quarter of 2005. Last fall, the reformed WWIII, featuring Lion, Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) on bass, and Moni ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer Schedules Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be conducting a signing session at the Zildjian booth at NAMM (in Anaheim, CA) on Friday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday January 22 at 3:00 p.m. He will also be holding a signing session at the Tama booth at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22. As previously reported, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Guest On KCSN's 'Galactic Voyager' Radio Show

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT members Ritchie Blackmore (guitar, ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and fiancée Candice Night (vocals) will be interviewed on the "Galactic Voyager" radio show on KCSN 88.5 FM in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, January 25 beginning at 9:00 p.m. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT recently released a compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which ...

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