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DEREK SHERINIAN: More Solo Album Details Revealed

More information has been revealed about keyboardist Derek Sherinian's (DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) upcoming fifth solo album, "Blood of the Snake", which will be released by InsideOut Music in Europe on July 27, in North America on August 1 and via Marquee/Avalon in Japan on August 23. Sherinian was blessed to gain two top-notch guest ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: German Castle Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT have announced the details of their German castle tour, "The Village Lanterne Summer 2006", also featuring THE GEYERS in the "special guest: slot. The dates are as follows: Jul. 28 - Freyburg – Neuenburg Jul. 29 - Creuzburg bei Eisenach - Cruzburg Jul. 30 - Konigstein bei Dresden - Festung Konigstein Aug. 02 ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Perform On German TV

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest album, "The Village Lanterne", entered the German national chart at position No. 13 before dropping down to No. 32 in its second week of release. The CD was issued in the U.S. on April 4 via SPV. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will perform "Child In Time/Mond Tanz" on May 21 on Germany's "Hit Giganten" ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Set For LES PAUL Salute Next Week

Launch Radio Networks reports: Guitarists Joe Perry from AEROSMITH and Neal Schon from JOURNEY are among those taking part in a tribute concert to music industry legend Les Paul next week. The Les Paul & Friends: 90th Birthday Salute takes place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, next Tuesday (February 7), and it's ...

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KISS To Play One-Off Show In Michigan In July?

LTVNews.com has issued the following report: The rock band KISS is coming to Sault Ste. Marie Michigan this summer, LTVNEWS has confirmed. KISS will kick off their concert tour featuring original members from the '80'\s band at the Sault Michigan establishment. Kewadin Casino told LTVNEWS Tuesday, the band has been booked for a ...

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Former DYOXEN Guitarist Resurfaces In ONE TRIBE NATION

Guitarist Michael Sanders, formerly of the London, Ontario-based metal band DYOXEN (who had some international success and airplay in the '90s but only released one album, 1990's "First Among Equals"), has relocated to Los Angeles and formed ONE TRIBE NATION, which is being decribed in a press release as "an eclectic mix of world-class musicians ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Appear On PINK FLOYD Tribute

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse appears on a tribute to PINK FLOYD's "The Wall", called "Back Against the Wall". Former YES member Billy Sherwood produced the tribute, which also features Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, and Alan White from YES, Robby Krieger from THE DOORS, Ian Anderson from JETHRO TULL, Tommy Shaw from STYX, ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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EDWIN DARE: Out-Of-Print Sophomore Album To Be Reissued

Toledo, Ohio progressive metal maestros EDWIN DARE, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY), bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, TONY MACALPINE, MAGNITUDE 9), drummer Tom Kollman and singer Bryce Barnes, have set an April 4 date for the re-release of their long out-of-print 1994 sophomore album, "Can't Break Me", hailed by many as one of ...

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PAT TRAVERS And CARMINE APPICE Hard At Work On New Album

Guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) are in the studio laying down tracks for their second CD, this time for Cleopatra Records. Performing on the album are two acclaimed bass players, Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM, WHITESNAKE) and Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, ALICE COOPER). The album contains new versions ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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TYKOON: KISS Cover Posted Online

TYKOON, the freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Geir Rönning (TOTO, PRISONER), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and drummer Peter Carr, have posted an MP3 clip of their version of KISS' "Easy As It Seems", at this location. "Easy As It Seems" was ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear On TOTO Guitarist's Christmas Album

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will make a rare recorded appearance on TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather's upcoming Christmas album, Santamental, due in September, according to Launch. Van Halen reportedly appears on a rendition of the standard "Joy To The World" that Lukather stated would sound a bit different than what most people would expect. ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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