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Safety Concerns Delay Florida Metal Festival

Edward Fitzpatrick of the Providence Journal reports that a Florida heavy metal festival, which was going to raise money for The Station Family Fund, has been postponed because of fire-code issues raised by the local fire marshal. Metalfest 2003 — with a list of performers that included LYNCH MOB, FIREHOUSE, BANG TANGO and BULLET BOYS ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Teams Up With SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Mainman

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has reportedly teamed up with SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater in a brand new project called MICRODUST. The band, who are in the process of recording their debut album, were originally set to include ex-ORGY/SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY drummer Bobby Hewitt, but ended up "chang[ing] [their] ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On EP

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on their first EP, entitled "Empires of Truth and Hatred". It was engineered and recorded earlier this month by Mike Major (AT THE DRIVE-IN, SPARTA). Upcoming FUELED II FIRE dates: Jun. ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Shows In Texas

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 28 – El Paso, TX @ Nakyes Stadium (Battle of the Bands) Jun. 30 - El Paso, TX @ Bombardiers (w/ KRIMSON, RED EYE FACTOR) ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LYNCH MOB To Tour Together In The Fall

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and LYNCH MOB are reportedly in talks about possibly touring together in the fall. Although no contracts have yet been signed, it is understood that LYNCH MOB would be opening for MALMSTEEN, and local acts from each city would also be added to the bill. A tentative Sept. 6 date at Jaxx in ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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LYNCH MOB: 'Revolution' CD Gets Pushed Back

Cleopatra Records pushed back the release date of LYNCH MOB's "REvolution" to May 20. "REvolution", which features remakes of early DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB classics, includes contributions from ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason. ...

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DIO: Anthology Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing has been released for "Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning singer Ronnie James Dio's entire career as a Warner Bros. Records recording artist. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up ...

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Rhode Island Nightclub Owners Fined $1M For Insurance Shortage

State labor officials issued a fine of more than $1 million against owners of a nightclub where a fire during a GREAT WHITE concert killed 99 people because the company failed to get workers' compensation insurance, according to the Associated Press. The Department of Labor and Training also referred the case Wednesday to the attorney ...

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LYNCH PILSON: New Song Posted Online

LYNCH PILSON (LP), the new band formed by former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), have posted the track "The Evil That You Are" in Real Audio at this location. "The Evil That You Are" comes off the group's debut album, "Wicked Underground", due on April 22 through Spitfire ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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Late THIN LIZZY Frontman To be Honored With Statue

Following many years of petitioning and a lot of difficult negotiations, the Roisín Dubh Trust has been informed by Dublin City Council that agreement in principal for a prime Dublin site to erect a statue of the father of Irish Rock, late THIN LIZZY frontman Philip Lynott, has been approved. This news will be welcomed, ...

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LYNCH MOB To Release Live DVD

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message to his official web site, www.georgelynch.com: "I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but we [LYNCH MOB] have all been really busy rehearsing and getting the show on the road. We just finished the first 2 ...

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GREAT WHITE Death Toll At 95

The death toll has risen to at least 95 and may climb to more than 100 in a fire that swept through a Rhode Island nightclub after GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics display, Gov. Donald Carcieri said on Friday. "It would not surprise me to see a fatality number of over 100," Carcieri told reporters, adding that ...

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FUELED II FIRE: New MP3 Posted Online

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted another full-length MP3 via their official web site at this location. "A Fate Unfortunate" comes off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, ...

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LYNCH MOB Announce U.S. Dates

LYNCH MOB, the band led by former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Tour Dates

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rox Feb. 23 - El Paso, TX @ The El Paso Civic Center Mar. 07 - El Paso, ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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L/P Set American Release Date For Debut CD

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have set an April 8 release date through Spitfire Records for their debut self-titled offering. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Breath & A Scream 02. Beast In The Box 03. When You Bleed 04. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN 'As Close As Ever' To Reuniting: JEFF PILSON

LED ZEPPELIN are "as close as they have ever been" to reuniting, according to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, a close friend of Jason Bonham — son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham — who jammed with Jason briefly in an early incarnation of Jeff's current group L/P (also featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch). "[George ...

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FUELED II FIRE: Demo Available For Download

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted two demo tracks via their official web site at this location. The tracks — "Colossal" and "Taboo" — come off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On Demo

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on a four-song demo with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, PRO-PAIN). The currently-unsigned group have lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Clovis, NM @ TBA (w/ ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Film New Video

FOO FIGHTERS will shoot a new video for "Times Like These", their second single from "One by One", with director Marc Klasfeld in California next week. The band previously shot a lo-fi video for the song with Liam Lynch, creator of the sock-puppet show "Sifl and Olly". That clip has aired in Europe, but will ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Delays Album, Issues Solo EP

Former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch has pushed back the projected release date of his upcoming solo CD to late 2003. "Because of all the time I have spent working on the L/P and 'Revolution' (remake album of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB numbers) projects, my long-rumored solo CD has been delayed," Lynch writes on his ...

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