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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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Lawyer: GUNS N' ROSES Riot Cops Went Overboard

The Province reports: A lawyer for Vancouver B.C.'s Police Complaints Commission says the actions of two Vancouver police officers during the GUNS N' ROSES riot in 2002 were unreasonable and unnecessary. Dana Urban told a public hearing that to simply accept the word of the two officers that their actions were justified would ...

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CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Play Hollywood Gig, Support Acts Announced

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), will be performing at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday May, 26. Support at the show will come from XEO 3, DARK 32 and STEEL REMAINS. As previously reported, FUELED II FIRE ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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FUELED II FIRE Part Ways With Bassist

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have parted ways with bassist Hector G due to "personal reasons." Replacing him for the group's upcoming shows is Hector Camarena, who produced the last FUELED II FIRE recordings and who currently plays guitar ...

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CLUTCH: Videogame Mania

CLUTCH's track "Immortal" is featured on the new Eidos Interactive game "Hitman Contracts" for PlayStation 2, X-Box and PC. In addition, the group's song "The Mob Goes Wild" will be featured in the upcoming Eidos release "Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood". In other news, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon was recently interviewed by IGN.com, ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Third Watch' Appearance Schedule Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will appear in two episodes of the NBC television drama "Third Watch" during May sweeps, the network revealed Friday (April 23). Simmons, who has occasionally played himself in different television shows over the years, will play a vengeful mob boss on in the "Higher Calling" episode of "Third Watch" on April ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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MOB RULES: New Album To Include Bonus CD Of Rare Material

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will release their fourth album, "Among the Gods", as a digipack featuring rare and previously unreleased audio and video material. The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: Audio: 01. Battlefield Control (unreleased outtake 2002) 02. All That I Bleed (SAVATAGE Cover) 03. Hydrophobia (alternate version) CD-Rom: ...

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Blast Tyrant - CLUTCH

There are few bands who have been as consistent and individualistic as CLUTCH over the last decade. Kicking off their career with the novelty hit, "A Shogun Named Marcus", the band could have easily disappeared down the major label black hole when they failed to deliver more radio-friendly fodder after that. Rather, the band followed ...

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FUELED II FIRE: New Songs Available For Download

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have uploaded two brand-new demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Thief" and "Needlepoint Hemorrhage" were recently completed under the production guidance of Hector Camarena. Check them out: 01. Thief (

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KELLY KEELING: GEORGE LYNCH Vocalist Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, I'm writing from a truck stop in Nebraska. We are on a ...

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MOB RULES Set Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Among the Gods", due on May 17 through SPV Records. It is as follows: 01. Black Rain 02. Hydrophobia 03. Invitation Time 04. The Miracle Dancer 05. Among The Gods 06. New World Symphony 07. Ship Of Fools 08. Seven Seas ...

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GODHEAD To Play 'Surprise' Show With STATIC-X And PRONG

GODHEAD will play a "surprise" show with STATIC-X and PRONG at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, March 30. As previously reported, GODHEAD have posted an all-new video for the track "Far Too Long" off their current release on Reality Entertainment, "Evolver". The clip was directed by Joe Lynch and Kristine Lacey and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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DISTURBED's DRAIMAN Calls THE DARKNESS 'A Joke'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has slammed THE DARKNESS as "a joke" and has taken issue with the British rock band's alleged characterization of DISTURBED as a band that symbolizes "this whole wave of nu-metal that is near its death." Speaking to Metal Edge magazine for its May 2004 issue, Draiman said, "To be perfectly honest ...

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CLUTCH: New Songs Posted Online

Three tracks from CLUTCH's upcoming album, "Blast Tyrant", have been posted online for listening. You can check out the songs "The Mob Goes Wild", "Regulator", and "Subtle Hustle" at this location. "Blast Tyrant" is set to hit stores March 30 through DRT Entertainment. CLUTCH have lined up a month-long tour in support of ...

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L.A. GUNS To Film Live DVD This Weekend

L.A. GUNS will be filming a live DVD this Sunday, March 7 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Key Club is located at 9039 Sunset Blvd. Upcoming L.A. GUNS shows: Mar. 07 - W. Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Mar. 11 - Medford, OR @ Vibes Mar. ...

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KELLY KEELING, GEORGE LYNCH Recording Album Of Covers

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) is in Las Vegas recording vocal tracks for the new George Lynch album slated for release in late May or early June on Shrapnel Records. The album will contain 12 classic rock cover songs featuring Keeling's masterful vocals ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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