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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Dates Announced

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 announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour in support of their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 03 - Shinsaibashi-Club Quatro – ...

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GLENN HUGHES Announces Spanish Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will embark on a short tour of Spain in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Gamma - Murcia, SPA Sep. 26 – Macumba - Madrid, SPA Sep. 27 – Gares - Pamplona, SPA Sep. 28 – Bikini - Barcelona, SPA Sep. 30 – Roxy ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: New Sound Clips Posted Online

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 posted several sound clips from their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Vai (DAVID LEE ROTH, ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT To Release Live DVD In The Fall

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, recorded their recent live appearances in Bulgaria for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in the fall. As previously reported, the band's lineup for the gigs consisted of Kotzev, Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Lars Pollack (organ and keys), Tomas Broman (drums), and Wayne Banks ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

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KID ROCK To Assist Michigan Fund-Raiser

KID ROCK will serve as grand marshal at a three-day fund-raiser in his home state next weekend, according to the Associated Press. He will also lead a motorcycle event at the Lapeer Forum Summer Fest, about 60 miles north of Detroit. Proceeds from the events will benefit three charities. Kid Rock, a Michigan native, didn't ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Not Part Of The G3 '03 Tour

When legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN hits the road this fall as part of the G3 '03 tour (also featuring JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI), he will be doing so without his current singer, Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). "If any singing is to be done [during Malmsteen's set] then I think [Yngwie] will do it himself," ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Continues Love Affair With Heavy Metal Fans

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Wednesday night (August 13). "I love the MAIDEN, always have," he wrote. "Virtually alone among the wave of British metal bands that emerged in the early 1980s, these guys have stayed extremely popular around ...

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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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