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LIVING LOUD: Putting Finishing Touches On Live Mixes

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, are currently mixing a recording of their April ...

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GLENN HUGHES, TESLA Confirmed For BOLINFEST 2004

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will once again play the BolinFest in Clear Lake, Iowa this Summer. It will be the event's 11th year of celebrating the memory of late DEEP PURPLE guitarist Tommy Bolin. It all takes place on the weekend of Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: DVD Update

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT singer Candice Night (fiancée of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW and current BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore) has posted the following update regarding the group's long-delayed DVD: "We have loads of plans for the DVD... The record company is interested in filming even more live footage this year to add along to the existing footage. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Name New Album, Announce Tour Dates

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL have set "The War Within" as the title of their fourth full-length release, tentatively scheduled for an early September release through Century Media Records. The new album, produced again by Zeuss (HATEBREED) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts, will feature the tracks "The Power Of I & I" and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Lays Down Vocals For MOONSTONE Project: Photos Available

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) recently spent time at a California studio laying down vocals on the track "Not Dead Yet" from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. "The song is an up-tempo rocker and also will feature a guest appearance of the guitarist ...

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OPETH Seek Fan Drawings

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following message on their official web site: "OPETH just returned home from Australia where the band undertook their last tour in support of 'Deliverance' and 'Damnation'. All 6 concerts were fantastic and the support from the crowd was overwhelming! Almost 1800 people came to the Sydney show at the Enmore ...

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FREEDOM CALL Set Release Date For Live Album

German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, who feature in their ranks GAMMA RAY drummer Dan Zimmermann, have set a May 10 release date through SPV Records for their long-awaited live album, "Live Invasion". The disc, which was recorded on the band's tour with BLIND GUARDIAN, will include a special bonus CD featuring the "Tears Of Taragon" ...

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SCORPIONS: Career-Spanning Box Set Due Next Month

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25, according to Launch Radio Networks. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks ...

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MILLENIUM: 'Best Of' Collection To Surface In June

Frontiers Records and Now & Then Records have set a June 23 European release date for the MILLENIUM "Best Of" album which will also include a bonus disc featuring 10 unreleased tracks. The track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. I Surrender (RAINBOW cover) - vocals Jorn Lande 02. On And On ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO Finalize European Tour Dates

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have finalized the dates for their upcoming European mini-tour. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 17 - Vox Pub - Vittuone (MI), ITA Apr. 19 - Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. ...

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Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH Explains His Departure From DIO

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has explained his side of the departure from the DIO band to join WHITESNAKE. Speaking to the fan-operated DIO Message Board, Aldrich said, "In the beginning David [Coverdale] was looking for someone he could feel confident about to work with. The lead guitar spot in WHITESNAKE is a big gig as well ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO: More Dates Added

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 17 – Arluno – Milan, ITA Apr. 19 – Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. 29 - Sala Macumba - Madrid, SPA Apr. 30 - ...

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DIO To Release 'Sacred Heart' On DVD Through RHINO HOME VIDEO

DIO will release "Sacred Heart", a live performance from the sold-out Philadelphia Spectrum on DVD format Tuesday, March 23, 2004 through Rhino Home Video. The performance, first released on VHS, features 60 minutes of DIO classics in all their live glory with Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell. Track ...

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ROBERT PLANT Makes Surprise Appearance At LIZARDS/VANILLA FUDGE Gig

According to ElectricBasement.com, legendary LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant made a guest appearance at a LIZARDS/VANILLA FUDGE U.K. gig last week. On March 13, at the Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge, Plant joined THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH fame) and VANILLA FUDGE during an encore featuring both bands onstage together. Plant ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Visit USS NIMITZ War Ship

Legendary guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN got a personal invitation from the USS Nimitz to visit "one of their most incredible ships," according to a posting on his official web site. He will be visiting the ship with a crew of 3,000 on Monday, March 15. In other news, a bunch of concert photos from the North ...

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DESTINY Schedule Swedish Record Release Party

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have scheduled a release party for their new album, "Future Of The Past", on Friday, March 19 at the rock club Sticky Fingers (Kaserntorget 7) in Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to a live DESTINY performance, fans will get a chance to see the premiere of the new DESTINY video for ...

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DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

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CAMPBELL, BAIN, MENZA Among Special Guests Performing At L.A. Gig

Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW), and Nick Menza (ex-MEGADETH) are among the special guests scheduled to perform on Friday, March 19 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The occasion is the birthday party of DARK32 rhythm guitarist D*stortion, who has requested an all-star tribute to the life of Mutly Pillbox, D*stortion's ...

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DESTINY: In-Store Appearance Cancelled

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have cancelled their previously announced March 15 in-store appearance/performance at CD-Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, DESTINY recently shot a video for the track "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" off "Future Of The Past". The CD was recorded at the band's ...

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DESTINY To Perform Live At Swedish In-Store

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY will perform a couple of songs live from their new album, "Future Of The Past" in Gothenburg, Sweden at CD-Specialisten (Kungsgatan 38–40) on March 15 at 7:00 p.m. After the performance, the band will sign copies of "Future Of The Past" sold at a special reduced price. DESTINY recently shot ...

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DESTINY To Film Video This Week

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY will shoot a video clip for the track "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" later this week. "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" comes off the group's new album, "Future of the Past", due on March 15 through GMR Music Group. The CD was recorded at the band's own DRS ...

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ULI JON ROTH Performs In Front Of A Sold-Out Crowd In Greece

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) performed his first-ever show in Athens, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 28) in front of a "sold-out house," according to a post on Roth's web site. " Uli entered the stage to a thunderous standing ovation, which lasted for a long time. He performed for about an hour and played ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO: DARIO MOLLO And GRAHAM BONNET Hit The Road

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 19 – Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. 29 - Sala Bikini – Barcelona, SPA Apr. 30 - Sala Macumba - Madrid, SPA May 01 ...

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DESTINY To Film Video In March

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY will shoot a video clip for the track "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" in mid-March. "In the Shadow of the Rainbow" comes off the group's new album, "Future of the Past", due on March 3 through GMR Music Group. The CD was recorded at the band's own DRS Studios ...

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