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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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Drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI Quits BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli has officially quit the group in order to pursue his work with hard rock ensemble THE LIZARDS. Rondinelli, who has also played with the likes of BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and RIOT, has toured and recorded with THE LIZARDS for several years now and is looking forward to exclusively dedicating ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: 'The Ballads III' CD Details Revealed

The AXEL RUDI PELL band has finished mixing and mastering three new songs for the upcoming "The Ballads III" compilation, tentatively due on October 25 through SPV Records. The three songs that were recorded are "Don't Say Goodbye" (a new Axel composition), a new acoustic version of "Forever Angel", and a cover version of RAINBOW's ...

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LIVING LOUD: International Release Date Announced

The self-titled debut CD from LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — will ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Romantic' Bonus DVD To Include Live Footage

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release "All Because Of You - The Romantic Collection", a "potpurri of the smoothest and most wonderful love songs of the past four BLACKMORE'S NIGHT records" in mid-September through SPV Records. A bonus DVD sampler of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's ...

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STARRATS: Debut CD Delayed

Adrenaline Records has pushed back the release date of the debut CD from Danish hard rockers STARRATS, entitled "Broken Halo", to September 16. The delay is being attributed to "distribution problems," according to a statement from the band. STARRATS, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Early Years' DVD Due In October

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 ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO-Era RAINBOW DVD Due In August

Classic Rock Productions have announced on the release of a RAINBOW DVD, entitled "Inside Rainbow 1975-1979". The disc is said to be the first ever DVD to contain extensive footage of the Dio-fronted RAINBOW lineup in concert. Also featured is an extensive interview with former RAINBOW frontman Doogie White (currently in YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE). "Inside ...

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LIVING LOUD In Talks To tour U.S.

According to the DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy ...

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APPICE, BAIN Rejoin WWIII, Live Dates Planned Later This Summer

Original WWIII members Vinny Appice (drums, ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and Jimmy Bain (bass, ex-RAINBOW, DIO) have joined forces with WWIII mastermind/singer Mandy Lion and lead guitarist Moni Scaria to form the newest incarnation of the group, according to a posting on Mandy's web site. Live dates are currently in the works for later this summer. ...

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RIOT Singer Joins THE LIZARDS

RIOT vocalist Mike Demeo has joined THE LIZARDS, the band featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH fame. THE LIZARDS will be performing with MOUNTAIN, CANNED HEAT and VANILLA FUDGE on July 27 at the Orange County Fairgrounds indoor arena in Middletown, NY (ticket info: 718-824-6480). THE LIZARDS will also be performing with VANILLA FUDGE ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Singer To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT singer Eric Bloom has confirmed his guest appearance on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Bloom will be heard on the song "On The Way To Moonstone", written by Filippini and Chris Catena. The musical direction of MOONSTONE is being described as "genuine British-oriented '70s ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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EDENBRIDGE: Live Album Track Listing Revealed

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have finalized the track listing for their live album, "A Livetime in Eden", due on August 30. The album will contain a bonus DVD with live recordings from the last few tours. "A Livetime in Eden" track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Undiscovered Land 03. Skyward 04. Holy Fire ...

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LIVING LOUD: CD And DVD To Be Released In Three Formats

LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals, will have their CD and DVD released through ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: New 'Best Of' Collection Due In August

A Ronnie James Dio "best of" collection, entitled "We Rock - Greatest Hits", is reportedly scheduled for release in Europe on August 25 through Universal Records. The two-disc set, which is set to arrive a mere five days before DIO's newest studio album, "Master of the Moon", will feature one song from ELF, five from ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Record Vocals For ELEKTRIC ZOO Album

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet will start recording the vocals for the new ELEKTRIC ZOO studio album in the next couple of weeks, according to a posting on Bonnet's web site. "This will be for a worldwide release on a label to be announced. This will follow with a world tour in support of the release. ...

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LIVING LOUD: Debut CD To Receive International Release

LIVING LOUD, the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals, will release their self-titled debut album (formerly known ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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CORNERSTONE Featured On 'Hearts Of Metal' Compilation

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are featured on the "Hearts of Metal Vol. 2" compilation (the best metal ballads) on SPV Records. The featured song is "Man Without Reason". The CD also has tracks from NIGHTWISH, DORO, MANOWAR, GOTTHARD, HAMMERFALL and STRATOVARIOUS, among others. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Release Collection Of Love Songs

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release "All Because Of You - The Romantic Collection", a "potpurri of the smoothest and most wonderful love songs of the past four BLACKMORE'S NIGHT records" in mid-September through SPV Records. A bonus DVD will also be included ...

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