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IMPELLITTERI: New Album To Sound Like SLIPKNOT?

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a significant musical departure from the band's previous neo-classical offerings. Says mainman Chris Impellitteri, "The record at this point is the best record IMPELLITTERI have done. We sound completely fresh and energetic. ...

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DON DOKKEN: New Material Sounds Like 'Tooth And Nail'

Don Dokken has posted the following message to DOKKEN's official web site: "Hi everybody, it's been a long time since I've posted a note. As you know we've been on tour almost a year and a half, and a lot has happened during that time. Member changes tough tours and law suits to boot! After ...

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DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Supergroup To Begin Mixing Debut Album

The new supergroup featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The as-yet-unnamed band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: U.K. Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced a U.K. tour in November. "For ALL our fans in Renaissance Garb — please call the theater directly and tell them you will be in Garb for special seating," reads a post on the band's web site. "Limited special ...

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E! Online: No Arrest Warrant For MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer

Despite initial reports claiming local authorities in Lyon County, Nevada had put out an arrest warrant for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil for allegedly assaulting a prostitute on July 10, prosecutors decided not to issue said warrant because the rocker posted a $1,000 bond, E! Online reports. Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi tells E! ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Guest On METALIUM CD

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) will make a guest appearance on the forthcoming album from Germany's METALIUM, "In League As One - Chapter Four", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" will reportedly contain the longest song of METALIUM's career — ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Hollywood

San Francisco Bay Area's DOPESICK, featuring former SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show this Thursday (July 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California. The band go on at 8:00 p.m. DOPESICK are scheduled to enter Trident studios in Pacheco, California on August 1 with producer Juan Urteaga (40 ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Solo Gig In California

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 p.m. He will be performing songs from all his past bands as well as some solo material. Bonnet's backing band for the show will include guitarist Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT ...

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CORNERSTONE: The Making Of The 'Best Album RAINBOW Never Recorded'

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", tentatively due in the fall. The following is the latest update from White's official web site: "Steen has been working day and night on the production ...

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AXL ROSE: New Photo Posted Online

The National Enquirer has published a photo of GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose being squeezed by "two hot blonde babes" during a recent outing at Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill. Check it out here. GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is tentatively due before the end of the year. (Thanks: ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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GOD FORBID, ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR: Tour Dates Announced

New Jersey's metal titans GOD FORBID will embark on a full U.S. tour with ATREYU, DARKEST HOUR and UNDEROATH beginning August 7 in Los Angeles. The trek will cover the entire country and wrap up in San Diego in mid-September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA Aug. 08 ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Album Details Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut will feature the following songs: 01. Revelation 02. Alone I ...

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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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BRAZEN ABBOT: Bulgarian Tour Details Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have announced the details of their upcoming tour of Bulgaria, scheduled to take place in late July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 27 – Varna, BUL @ TBA Jul. 29 - Plovdiv, BUL @ TBA Jul. 31 - Sofia, BUL @ TBA BRAZEN ABBOT's lineup ...

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METALLICA To Tour Japan In November

METALLICA will embark on a five-date Japanese tour during November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - Tokyo, JAP @ Yoyogi Taiikukan Nov. 07 - Tokyo, JAP @ Yoyogi Taiikukan Nov. 09 - Sapporo, JAP @ Ice Arena Nov. 13 - Osaka, JAP @ Osaka Castle Hall Nov. 14 - Nagoya, JAP @ Rainbow ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Announce First-Ever Live Gigs

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, will make their first-ever live appearances in Bulgaria at the end of July. Three shows in Varna, Plovdiv and Sofia are currently scheduled and will feature a lineup that will include ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner (other bandmembers have yet to be confirmed). BRAZEN ABBOT ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Raves About The New CORNERSTONE Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, tentatively due in the fall. "I am bursting at the seams, waiting to get on the plane and get started on the singing," White writes on his official web site. ...

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No BONNET For IMPELLITTERI

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reeley (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will not feature a return appearance by vocalist Graham Bonnet (MSG, RAINBOW). The band are said to be considering several candidates for the singer slot and expect to make a decision very soon. According to ...

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