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CORNERSTONE Commence Writing Sessions For Third CD

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 early 2003. Doogie says: "When Steen was on tour with ROYAL HUNT, I wrote and recorded some rough ideas and sent them to ...

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IMPELLITTERI Mainman Denies Beef With Former Singer

IMPELLITTERI leader and namesake Chris Impellitteri recently addressed the reports of a bitter split between him and former vocalist Rob Rock prior to the recording of the group's new album, System X, which features ex-RAINBOW/MSG frontman Graham Bonnet at the mike. According to Chris, "I am friends with Rob and most likely will work with ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Attack": More Details Revealed

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has written around 19 songs for his forthcoming album, entitled Attack, which is currently being produced by MALMSTEEN and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida. However, only 14 tracks are expected to make the final CD, which is unlikely to surface before September. Says YNGWIE: "There are quite a few different sounding ...

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AMON AMARTH Set Title For Next CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have set Versus The World as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due to be recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, Sweden in August for a late 2002 release through Metal Blade Records. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are the following: 01. Bloodshed 02. Vs. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his "companion" Candice Night, will embark on a European tour during the summer. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 15 - Ascoli Piceno, ITA @ Medievo Festival Jul. 16 – Gardone, ITA @ Vittoriale Jul. 18 - Lucca Cortile, ITA @ Degli Svizzeri ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Working On Musical

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is currently working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre on October 24th. Told through 26 of Billy's songs, Movin' Out follows the lives ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In August

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, recorded a live CD at the Tokyo stop of their recent Japanese tour for an August release in Japan and September release in Europe. As previously reported, the band will embark on a ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Who WIll Play Keyboards On Upcoming UK Tour?

London-area newspapers are advertising the upcoming DEEP PURPLE UK tour as featuring Don Airey on keyboards, despite previous reports indicating that Jon Lord would make his farewell appearance with the group on this portion of the trek. At this time, no official word has come down on who will end up handling the keys during ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: "Attack" Recording Line-Up Revealed!

The recording line-up for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's forthcoming Attack CD has finally been announced. The album, which is currently being produced by Malmsteen and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida, will feature the following musicians: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - bass/guitar and vocals Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE) - vocals Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) - keyboards Patrick ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: More European Dates Confirmed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have confirmed a few more dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in September/October. Confirmed dates so far include the following: Sep. 16 – Geodrome - Gerolzhofen, GER ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Tour Europe In The Fall

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are in the process of arranging a European tour in September/October. Tentative dates so far include the following: Sep. 20 – Palatent - Venice, ITA Sep. 21 – Barfly - Ancona, ITA Sep. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Set List Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are currently in the middle of a highly-successful Japanese tour, during which the duo are expected to record a live album for a late 2002/early 2003 release. Here is the set list from ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Play Live On Dutch Television

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his “companion” Candice Night, will perform the track "The Times They Are A Changin' " live on Dutch television via the popular show Kopspijkers, hosted by Jack Spijkerman, on Saturday, May 4th. The show starts at 8:05 PM CET on Nederland 3 - Vara Television. ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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SAXON Issue Two-CD Compilation Containing Live & Rare Tracks

SAXON have issued a new two-CD compilation entitled Coming to the Rescue containing rare and live recordings dating, in part, back to the group's earliest days. The first disc of this SAXON compilation is made up of 14 unique recordings spanning the bands earliest works together from 1975s tapestry sessions. The track listing for Disc ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New RICHIE SCARLET CD

Fans of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley should check out the new RICHIE SCARLET CD, entitled The Insanity of Life, which was recently released via Gem 3 Productions. Ace blasts leads on two tunes, "Johnny's in Love" and "Too Far Gone", the latter of which Ace also co-wrote. Sitting in on drums is longtime Ace and ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Record Live CD During Upcoming Japanese Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will likely record a live album during their upcoming Japanese tour, which is scheduled to take place in May. Among the tracks tentatively set to be performed are songs from HTP, DEEP PURPLE, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce Scandinavian Mini-Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, will perform the following Scandinavian shows in late April: Apr. 20 Helsinki, FIN @ House Of Culture Apr. 22 Stockholm, SWE @ Cirkus Apr. 23 Gothenburg, SWE @ Tradgar'n Apr. 24 Malmo, SWE @ Slagthuset ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Added To Jagermeister Music Tour

New York's 40 BELOW SUMMER have been added to the upcoming Jagermeister Music US tour, which also features DROWNING POOL, COAL CHAMBER and ILL NINO. 40 BELOW SUMMER will open the festivities at the following venues: Mar. 08 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Mar. 09 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Ovation Mar. 10 ...

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IMPELLITTERI Set Release Date For "System X"

IMPELLITTERI, featuring returning frontman Graham Bonnet (ex-MSG/RAINBOW), have set March 21st as the Japanese release date for their long-awaited new studio album, entitled System X. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. United We Stand 02. Perfect Crime 03. End Of The World 04. She's A Nighttime Lover 05. Slow Kill ...

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IMPELLITERRI: All Systems Go!

IMPELLITERRI, freshly reunited with former RAINBOW/MSG vocalist Graham Bonnet, will issue their much-anticipated new CD, entitled System X, on March 21st in Japan, with other territories to follow shortly thereafter. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Embark On Japanese Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour during May. The tentative dates so far are as follows: May 11 - Drum Robos - Fukuoka, JAP May 12 - Club Quatro - Hiroshima, JAP May 13 - Big Cat ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

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 in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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