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ROYAL HUNT Split With Bassist, Guitarist

Bassist Steen Mogensen and guitarist Jacob Kjaer have officially left Danish melodic/progressive metallers ROYAL HUNT. No reason was given for their departure. Mogensen is expected to continue his collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White in CORNERSTONE, whose third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", was released last month through Germany's Massacre Records. ROYAL HUNT's ...

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HELMET: 'Best Of' Track Listing Revealed

HELMET have set a January 27, 2004 release date through Interscope Records for their upcoming "best of" CD, titled "Unsung: The Very Best Of Helmet (1991-1997)". The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Repetition 02. FBLA 03. Bad Mood 04. Sinatra 05. In The Meantime 06. Better 07. Unsung 08. Give ...

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GLENN HUGHES, JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On 'Rockline'

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes and his HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT) partner Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be the featured guests on "Rockline"'s nationally syndicated radio show airing Wednesday, January 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Film DVD In January

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced plans to film a DVD in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11, 2004. No further details are available at this time. As previously reported, HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), Glenn's collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour in February. The ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Another Solo Gig Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, January 23, 2004. The band lineup will be same as last time Bonnet played the venue (Howie Simon, Tim Luce, John Thomas and Stefan Svensson). Tickets will be available through the club. Phone #: ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Records New Music With GARY MOORE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley recently spent time in England laying down "lots of new tracks" for the new GARY MOORE recording. Joining Bob and Gary during the sessions was drummer Darrin Mooney from the band PRIMAL SCREAM. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Daisley's as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" — ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Guests On FRAMESHIFT CD

The new label Progrock Records is releasing a special album by FRAMESHIFT on November 25, 2003, titled "Unweaving the Rainbow", based on evolution-themed books by Richard Dawkins. The album was written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN as a vehicle for vocalist James LaBrie of the highly revered progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. FRAMESHIFT, ...

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FAITH AND FIRE Hard At Work On Debut Album

FAITH AND FIRE, the new band featuring RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore, are hard at work on their debut album, tentatively due early next year through an as-yet-unspecified label. "Tony is currently shrieking his brains out at [bassist] Danny [Miranda]'s (BLUE OYSTER CULT) ProTools studio on Long Island, NY in order ...

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DEEP PURPLE's Tribute To Victims Of SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA Tragedy

The instrumental song "Contact Lost", the bittersweet finale of DEEP PURPLE's new album "Bananas", was inspired by the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was written by guitarist Steve Morse. Columbia broke up over Texas upon re-entry on February 1, 2003, after a successful 16-day scientific research mission. The accident claimed the lives ...

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ORPHANED LAND Complete Work On 'Mabool'

Long-running Israeli metallers ORPHANED LAND have completed work on their third full-length album, titled "Mabool", for an early 2004 release through Century Media Records. "Mabool" was recorded at Zaza and Bardo Studios in Israel. Commented singer Kobi Farhi, "[The new CD] is the most hard and painful creation we did in our lives, the album ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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CORNERSTONE Part Ways With Japanese Record Label

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have parted ways with their Japanese record label, Marquee/Avalon. They are in talks with several other companies in the hope that their recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release. Says Doogie, "We had ...

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CORNERSTONE: More New Music Posted Online

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted two more short soundclips from their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", at this location. A total of five songs from the CD can now be previewed on White's web site: "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup: Album Track Listing Revealed

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley have reportedly scrapped THE RAGE as the name for their new project and are currently going by the working title THE MEEK. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon ...

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Tribute To RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Arrive In November

A tribute to former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, titled "Blackmore's Castle: A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow", is slated for release on November 11 through Lion Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. MISTER KITE – Bloodsucker 02. TRANSCENDENCE – Perfect Strangers 03. ARABESQUE – STARGAZER 04. LARS ...

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GLENN HUGHES: U.K. Tour Photos Posted Online

Several photos from the first gig of Glenn Hughes' short U.K. tour have been posted online at this location. The former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist's tour will conclude tonight (October 21) with a concert at London's Mean Fiddler. Glenn's HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP) collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner will embark ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Call Themselves THE RAGE

The new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley has reportedly been christened THE RAGE. The band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and Don Airey (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Steve Morse (DEEP ...

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CORNERSTONE: New Album Delayed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have pushed back the release date of their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", to November 15 through Massacre Records. Negotiations are still underway for the Japanese release, and discussions are also underway to release the album in South ...

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URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE Supergroup To Release Album In Early 2004

The as-yet-unnamed new "supergroup" featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley will release their debut album early next year on Melbourne record producer Michael Gudinski's Liberation label, according to Australia's Sunday Mail. The idea for the band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) ...

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METALLICA Cancel South American & Japanese Dates, Cite 'Physical And Mental Exhaustion'

METALLICA have cancelled their previously announced South American tour due to "physical and mental exhaustion," it was announced today. The group's Japanese trek, which was to follow immediately the South American dates, is also believed to be affected by the cancellation. According to the band's Argentine promoter, CIE Presenta, an official announcement will be made ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Shot

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, California late last night and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. According to a report posted at the Metal Sludge web site, "Around 1:30 a.m., there was a shooting outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Completing Work On Live DVD

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished mixing the live recordings made during the band's Bulgarian appearances in July. Kotzev is hoping to have the video portion edited by mid-November and have the entire product ready for release on DVD before the end of the year. As previously reported, the band's ...

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