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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Schedule Gigs In Sweden, Italy

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will end their self-imposed break by playing several gigs in Sweden and Italy in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 11 – Biljarden – Halmstad, SWE Dec. 16 - New Age Club - Roncade (Treviso), ITA Dec. 17 - Rainbow Club – Milan, ITA Dec. 18 - The Field ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Vocals Completed For New Studio Album

Singer Doogie White (CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) has just finished recording the vocals for the next YNGWIE MALMSTEEN solo album at Yngwie's Studio 308 in Miami, Florida. The album is scheduled for a late 2004/early 2005 release in Japan on Universal Music. No further information is currently available. MALMSTEEN's 2002 effort, "Attack!!", received its long-overdue U.S. release ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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WWIII Schedule Bakersfield Date

The reformed WWIII, featuring Vinnie Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) on bass, Moni Scaria on guitar and Mandy Lion on vocals, will perform at Vinnie's Bar in Bakersfield, CA, on Saturday, October 30. For information and tickets, call (661)835-7444. Showtime will be 11:30 p.m. In other news, Mandy Lion will ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son Issues New EP

Jürgen R. Blackmore, son of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has just released an EP of instrumental rock. The EP contains four tracks which will be part of a CD which is being worked on at full blast and will be finished by spring 2005. Here is what Jürgen had to say about his ...

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Former RAINBOW Singer Comments On URIAH HEEP Tour

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White has commented on his upcoming U.K. tour supporting URIAH HEEP with a band called WHITE NOISE. While Doogie is in America, WHITE NOISE — who consist of members of MOSTLY AUTUMN — are rehearsing up a set of RAINBOW songs from Doogie's time with Ritchie Blackmore ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Acoustic Performances Cancelled

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has abandoned plans to perform a few acoustic shows in Germany to promote his upcoming "The Ballads III" compilation. The cancellation is being attributed to "different reasons," according to a posting on Axel's web site. One of 'em was the very tight schedule to promote the tour properly." "The Ballads ...

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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Appear On MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th Anniversary Album

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has agreed to participate in the 25th anniversary MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP album, tentatively due next year. "We look forward to recording with our old friend Michael Schenker," Mark Wilkinson of Bonnet Management writes on the singer's web site. "Michael has already composed the music ...

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ROBIN MCAULEY, AMY SCHUGAR To Perform At Toy Drive Concert

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP frontman Robin McAuley, singer/songwriter Amy Schugar and acclaimed guitarist Dave Uhrich are among the artists scheduled to perform at The Rainbow Foundation's annual toy drive concert on Friday, November 5 at Synergy in West Chicago, IL. Opening the show will be the "number one tribute band in Chicago," MST (MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Headlining Performance Scheduled This Friday

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has scheduled a headlining performance at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA this Friday, September 24. Graham's band for the evening will consist of the following musicians: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Howie Simons (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN) – Guitar Tim Luce – Bass John Thomas ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More 'Early Years' DVD Details Revealed

According to online CD vendor CDXpress, a two-disc IRON MAIDEN DVD, entitled "Early Years", is scheduled for release in October 2004. The set, which will apparently feature Region 2 (PAL) encoding, is expected to include the following: Disc One: * Concert – "Live at The Rainbow" (recorded in the early '80s; previously released on PMI ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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MANDY LION To Support W.A.S.P. In Hollywood

WWIII/ex-WICKED ALLIANCE singer Mandy Lion will support W.A.S.P. on October 29 at the Key club in Hollywood, CA. Mandy will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $27 dollars the night of the show or $20 dollars if you get them from Lion's web site ahead of time. As previously reported, the reformed ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Release New Studio Album, Embark On World Tour

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) management has posted the following update on his official web site: "Hi everyone. I thought it is about time to let you all know what is happening with Graham Bonnet. The answer to your question is that there will be a new album and ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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