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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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STARWOOD To Film 'All My Girlfriends Have Boyfriends' Video

Bassist Marten Andersson (STARWOOD, LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH GROUP) ha issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Hey everybody!! I am checking in from Stockholm, Sweden. I had the opportunity to attend the kick off party for next year's Sweden Rock Festival this weekend. Let me tell you, there is some big ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Explain New Album Cover

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued a statement defending their choice of artwork (designed by Gyula Havancsak) for their upcoming release, "The Last Supper". The statement reads as follows: "After the release of 'The Last Supper' artwork we got a lot of very positive response. But there are also fans [who] are ...

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CLUTCH Release Double Live CD

CLUTCH have announced the release of "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan" through their own River Road Records. This is a double CD recording of CLUTCH's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop in July 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. The track listing is as follows: Set One: ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Checks In From The Road

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello to all you StetHowland.com rock and roll animals. Been out of touch due to the fact I'm out of the country. The European tour is killing! We have destroyed every gig so far. "I really enjoyed the U.K. and Finland ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ Schedule Hawaiian Dates

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 3-5 - The Wave - Waikiki, ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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STARWOOD To Support UFO, VINCE NEIL

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, will be supporting MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil on a U.K. tour in November. The band will also be the support act for the legendary UFO at the House of Blues Hollywood, CA. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 15 ...

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MOB RULES To Support EUROPE

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will be supporting EUROPE on several dates in Germany and France in October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 26 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy Music Hall Oct. 27 - Hamburg, GER @ Fabrik Oct. 28 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Oct. 29 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal, ...

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MOB RULES Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have parted ways with guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage. "Oliver left the band for new horizons in private and professional matters," the group write on their web site. "Having eight great years with him, his performance on the strings pushed us forward and we'd like to have him a great time and ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'Nothing's Wrong' Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "Nothing's Wrong" has been posted online at this location. The "Nothing's Wrong" clip was directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous directing projects include music videos for GODHEAD, KATAKLYSM and COAL CHAMBER, and commercials for Dodge/Jeep, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Media Labs. Joe created "Uranium" for MuchMusicUSA/Fuse, which he ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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HORRICANE To Support MORTIIS, SUSPERIA In Estonia

Estonian "dark" death metal act HORRICANE have been confirmed as the support act for MORTIIS and SUSPERIA at Nõmme Cultt in Tallinn, Estonia on October 17. HORRICANE recently completed work on their debut demo, "The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad". The songs featured on the CD are as follows: "Coup De Grace", "Fraction in Your Eyes", "The ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Mob' Movie Producers Looking For Extras

Producers for the mob movie "10th & Wolf", starring Val Kilmer and former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, are seeking extras before the movie begins filming Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh, PA, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette. They still need another 200 Italians, or people who look Italian, teenage and older, producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis said. The ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Touring Lineup Revealed

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's touring band for his dates in October will reportedly consist of the following: George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) - Guitar Rob DeLuca (SPREAD EAGLE, JOAN JETT, OURS) - Bass Ronen Barak (BLOCKK 16) - Drums Andrew Freeman (CHRIS CAFFERY BAND, BLOCKK 16, THIRTY STONES) - Guitar A list of the ...

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ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

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No ULI JON ROTH On MICHAEL SCHENKER's European Tour

Legendary ex-SCORPIONS guitarist ULI JON ROTH will NOT be sharing the bill with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) on Schenker's upcoming European tour. A previous posting on Schenker's official web site indicating that Roth would be part of the European trek has since been removed. As previously reported, MSG and ULI JON ROTH will be embarking ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Greatest-Hits Track Listing Revealed

Canada's ChartAttack.com has revealed the full track listing for the upcoming MARILYN MANSON "greatest hits" collection, due this fall. The 18-song best-of CD will reportedly feature rare photos and artwork by Manson himself. An accompanying DVD will boast "the entire video catalog," including the previously unreleased uncensored clip for "(s)AINT", directed by Italian actress Asia ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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