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RONNIE JAMES DIO Double-CD Anthology On The Way

"Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning Ronnie James Dio's entire career, is scheduled for release on May 27 through Warner Bros./ Rhino Records. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up And Shout" arrives augmented ...

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CORNERSTONE Prepare To Enter Studio

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of finishing up the songwriting process for the group's third album, tentatively due in the fall. "[Steen and I] have never worked so closely before on any of the songs, so it was very interesting ...

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RAINBOW Double-CD Collection To See Light Of Day

A new RAINBOW collection, titled "Catch The Rainbow", will surface on March 18. The two-disc set will include the following tracks: 01. Man On The Silver Mountain 02. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 03. Catch The Rainbow 04. Tarot Woman 05. Starstruck 06. Stargazer 07. Light In The Black 08. Mistreated (live) 09. Long Live Rock 'N' ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Discusses Future Plans For HUGHES TURNER PROJECT

Veteran hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) talked to Electricbasement.com about his current plans, specifically the HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, also featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE). "Before we can even think of a tour, our next goal is to get back into the studio and do the second ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: The Journey Goes On

Legendary NWOBHM act PRAYING MANTIS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Journey Goes On", due in late April through Frontiers Records. It is as follows: 01. Tonight 02. The Escape 03. The Journey Goes On 04. Silent War 05. Beat Within 06. Hold On For Love 07. If Tomorrow Never Comes ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Remains Moved

The remains of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix have been moved from their initial site to a new elaborate memorial in the same burial ground, Greenwood Memorial Park and Cemetery, just outside Seattle, according to the AP. While the first grave site was marked only by a simple flat stone reading "Forever in Our Hearts ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Set American Release Date For Live CD

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), have set a Feb. 25 American release date through SPV Records for their double live CD, "Past Times With Good Company". This release includes a new cover photo, different bonus track and alternate photos from those found on the European and Japanese versions. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

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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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