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CORNERSTONE Prepare To Record Third Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of putting ideas together for the group's third album, tentatively due in the fall. Says Doogie: "Once again, Steen and I are exchanging new ideas. I think maybe this time we will go for a ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Guitarist To Jam With GRAHAM BONNET

JEFF SCOTT SOTO guitarist Howie Simon will be joining former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet for a special concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. The one-off show, which will also include appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri), will reportedly consist of ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Debut Via SHRAPNEL

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will issue their self-titled debut album on Mar. 11 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. Shrapnel will also release the group's "Live in Tokyo" album in the U.S. in the summer. The American release ...

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Former RAINBOW/MSG Frontman To Perform Special Concert In L.A.

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet will be performing a special concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. The one-off show, which will also include appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri), will reportedly consist of over an hour of the 55-year-old singer's ...

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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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SHAPE 68 To Play NAMM Convention

SHAPE 68, a new pop-oriented project featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on bass/vocals, Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) on guitar, and Robin DiMaggio on drums, will perform at the NAMM convention as part of the Sabian show on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Also performing will be TOWER OF POWER and EARTH WIND AND ...

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CRAZY TOWN To Embark On West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based rap-rockers CRAZY TOWN will hit the road in support of their latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse", with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise the first set of headlining performances in support of the band's second album, which debuted at No. 120 on The Billboard 200 ...

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Demonheart - LUCA TURILLI

In the finest traditions of kooky erstwhile RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, flamboyant Italian metallers RHAPSODY clearly aren't shy of opening themselves up to potential ridicule. And, unsurprisingly, with guitarist Luca Turilli going solo from time to time, neither is he afraid of assuming the mirth-ridden mantle. The big smirking point with this EP (preceding the ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: Why I Decided To Abandon Hard Rock

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore recently spoke with ClassicRockRevisited.com about his decision to leave behind the hard rock sound of his previous groups and move into a Renaissance direction with his current project BLACKMORE'S NIGHT (which also features Blackmore's longtime companion, Candice Night). "In 1995, when I reformed RAINBOW and recorded 'Stranger In Us ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: RAINBOW Reunion Rumors Are False

Rumors of former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore reforming RAINBOW with either Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner are false, a spokesperson for the guitar legend says. The rumor allegedly was circulated by a German magazine, which fabricated the quote that Blackmore was looking to reform RAINBOW, said the spokesperson. The livid Blackmore had ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Continue Work On 'Guilty As Sin'

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "Guilty As Sin" as the title for their upcoming full-length CD, which will feature guest appearances by such world-class musicians as Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In America

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will issue their "Live in Tokyo" album in the USA in January 2003. The American release will be similar to the Japanese CD, which means that the track "No Stranger To Love" — which ...

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DIO: More DVD Details Revealed

More information has been made available regarding DIO's upcoming live DVD, which is scheduled to be shot during the band's performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. According to Spitfire Records, the as-yet-untitled DVD will be directed by Ken Botelho for Century Productions and will surface next April through ...

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WESTWORLD To Host Release Party For New Album

WESTWORLD, the New York-based group featuring Tony Harnell (TNT), Mark Reale (RIOT), Bruno Ravel (DANGER DANGER), and John O'Reilly (BLUE OYSTER CULT, RAINBOW), will be hosting a release party for their new album, entitled "Cyberdreams", on November 6 at Don Hills in New York City. Fans can pre-order "Cyberdreams" via the band's official web site ...

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Hang Out With MARILYN MANSON In New York City!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION NEW YORK AREA MARILYN MANSON FANS! We are offering you a unique opportunity to hang out with MANSON at a party he is hosting which will be televised by Much Music. The party is taking place in New York City on Thursday, October 24, 2002 and you would need to be ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Release Live CD In November

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), will be issuing a double live CD, titled Past Times With Good Company, on November 20th in Japan. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: Disc 1: 01. Shadow Of The Moon 02. Play Minstrel Play 03. Minstrel Hall 04. Past ...

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SABATON Recruit Keyboardist

Sweden's SABATON have announced the addition of keyboardist Calle Sandlund to the group's ranks. Sandlund had handled the keys during the group's last two live performances, thereby giving frontman Joakim the opportunity to concentrate 100% on the vocals. As previously reported, SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this ...

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RONDINELLI To Issue 'Our Cross — Our Sins' In October

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records on October 21st. Featuring a musical direction that is said to ...

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MASTERPLAN Part With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with keyboardist Janne Wirman, who was unable to commit himself to the group due to his involvement with CHILDREN OF BODOM. Replacing him in the band is Axel Mackenrott, who has previously ...

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Attack! - YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE

Neoclassical die-hard Yngwie Malmsteen may have several thousand chord combinations at his disposal, but it was inevitable he'd eventually hit a creative brick wall faster than one of his own arpeggios. There are only so many times you can trot out the same Vivaldi reference points and gloss them over with a few vaguely different ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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DIO To Issue Special Tour Edition Of 'Killing The Dragon'

DIO will be releasing an updated version of his Killing the Dragon CD, entitled Killing the Dragon: Tour Edition, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. Included on the CD will be the following bonus items not found on the original version: 01. Ronnie James Dio (with DEEP PURPLE) - Fever Dreams (live) 02. Ronnie James ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Cancel Berlin Gig

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, were forced to cancel their show in Berlin, Germany this past weekend after the promoter failed to show up at the venue, according to a statement posted on Hughes' official web site. "Glenn and ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Sued For Battery By Music Producer

Record producer Michael Schuman has filed a $1 million lawsuit against MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil over an alleged attack in a nightclub parking lot. Schuman filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, September 12th for battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence. Also named as defendants are the Rainbow Bar ...

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AMON AMARTH Complete Work On 'Versus The World'

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album, Versus The World, for a January release through Metal Blade Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Death In Fire 02. For The Stab wounds In Our Backs 03. Where Silent Gods Stand Guard 04. Vs The World 05. Across ...

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