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DOKKEN: Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Monterrey, MEX @ Auditorio Coca-Cola * Dec. 03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Dec. 04 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Dec. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Velvet Room Dec. 07 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Dec. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' Enters U.K. Album Chart At No. 6

DEF LEPPARD's "Best of", a European-only compliation album of featuring the band's greatest hits plus one new song (a cover of THE KINKS' "Waterloo Sunset") has entered the U.K. album chart at No. 6 for week ending October 31, 2004. In other news, LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently spoke to Malaysia's The Star Online about ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available

WHITESNAKE performed live in concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Rex Features. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Vocalist Clark Brown is currently in the studio with BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recording the follow-up to Butler's 1997 solo release, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork". A 2005 release is expected. In the meantime, Clark can be heard on several new tracks from his metal/hardcore band SYMATIC, based out ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Boxed Set Details Revealed

Ozzy Osbourne has recorded covers of ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy for the Devil", BEATLES' "In My Life", KING CRIMSON's "21st Century Schizoid Man" and ARTHUR BROWN's "Fire" for an upcoming covers CD, one of four to be featured in a boxed set due next February, Osbourne told Reuters in an interview at his Beverly ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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TOMMY LEE To 'Rap The Vote' On Hip Hop Mixtape

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of the guest artists on a mixtape aimed at mobilizing the hip hop generation to register to vote. The mixtape, which was compiled by G UNIT's DJ Whoo Kid in conjunction with Rock the Vote, the leading non-profit, non-partisan youth voter organization, features 29 exclusive songs and ...

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FATES WARNING Singer Joins REDEMPTION

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION have announced that Ray Alder, legendary vocalist of progressive metal icons FATES WARNING and of his solo project ENGINE, has become the group's new vocalist. He is currently recording vocal tracks for REDEMPTION's second CD, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", scheduled for release in early 2005. "I'm incredibly excited ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Release Solo Album

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord will release his new solo album, "Beyond the Notes", on September 20 through Capitol/EMI Records. A 5.1/stereo mix SACD edition featuring guest vocal appearances by Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad) from ABBA and Sam Brown is also planned. A few words by Lord regarding the inspiration behind each track on the ...

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DOPE To Release New Album In February

DOPE are putting the finishing touches on their fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in February 2005. A brief clip of the album's first single, "No Way Out", can currently be heard at the band's official web site, www.dopearmy.com. In other news, DOPE have officially announced the dates for their new tour, which ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Wants To Take You On A Walking Tour Of Boston

The Boston Globe is reporting that Candide Media Works has created a cellphone tour of Boston that has AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler leading the way. Called "Boston: City of Rebels & Dreamers", the so-called Talking Street tour hits 17 landmarks and includes stories, commentary, and eyewitness accounts of the historic sites. Highlights include a visit ...

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Bassist RANDY COVEN To Join RIOT For NYC Performance

Bassist Randy Coven (ARK, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be performing with the legendary heavy metal band RIOT at Don Hill's in New York City on Friday, August 27. Also appearing on the bill will be HAVOCHATE (featuring ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian), SUPERVILLAIN, DIRTY BROWN EYE, OPERATIKA and PHOENIX REIGN. More information is available at

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SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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THE DARKNESS Cancel Miller Concert Appearance, ALICE COOPER Added

British rock sensation THE DARKNESS have cancelled their previously announced participation in the upcoming Miller Brewing Company concerts celebrating 50 years of rock and roll. THE DARKNESS will not be returning to the United States this fall and therefore will be unable to appear at the event, according to an official statement. The group will ...

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LAST CRACK To Headline JJO BAND CAMP's Second Stage

LAST CRACK have been confirmed to headline the second stage at the JJO Band Camp on July 24 in Madison, WI. The first annual JJO Band Camp, presented by Budweiser True Music and 94.1 WJJO, will take place at Willow Park, just behind the Alliant Energy Center. The show starts at noon, and LAST CRACK ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer Offers Reward For Stolen Jacket

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice had her customized denim jacket (worth about 400 euros) stolen from the Planet Music stage in Vienna, Austria. "It's blotchy brown in colour; has black fake fur on the collar; a badge with '"666' on it; patches on the sleeves with 'I am a fucking genius', a black '8' ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, THE DARKNESS To Rock For 'Miller' Time

VELVET REVOLVER and THE DARKNESS are among the acts confirmed to perform at Miller Brewing Company's star-studded "Rock Through Time" concert this fall in New York, according to Billboard.com. The event will be held Sept. 17-18 at the city's Roseland Ballroom, and will also feature performances from LENNY KRAVITZ, JAMES BROWN, CHEAP TRICK and THE ...

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