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All Over You - BEN JACKSON GROUP

Violently unfashionable in the States, and destined for cult status among the AOR and hard rock fans who keep ex-members of TUFF in business, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP deliver an unrepentant dose of smooth, glossy melodic rock on "All Over You". Jackson, former guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH, assumes vocal duties here and redeems ...

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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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Guitarist REB BEACH Says New Project Will Not Be Named DEVIL CHILDREN

WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute previously published reports (including those posted on the official and unofficial KING'S X web sites) that his new collaborative project with KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has been named DEVIL CHILDREN. Commented Reb, "The name of the band is DEFINITELY not DEVIL CHILDREN, it's just one ...

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L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE Perform At 'Stripped' CD Launch Party: Photos Available

NIGHT RANGER, L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE, Jani Lane (formerly of WARRANT), Kip Winger (WINGER), and Freddie Curci (ALIAS, accompanied by Jason Hook) were among the artists that performed acoustic sets at Stripped On The Strip, the record release party and concert performance for "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" on Monday, February 7 at the ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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New RUSH Tribute Album 'Subdivisions' Due In March

Magna Carta Records, the label that released the 1996 RUSH tribute album "Working Man", has set a March 15 release date for a new RUSH tribute collection, entitled "Subdivisions". With pre-mix editing by Terry Brown and artwork by Hugh Syme, the album will feature Vinnie Moore on guitar, Stu Hamm on bass and Mike Mangini ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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LAST CRACK Set Release Date For Double Live Album

Reunited Midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK have set "Burning Funkhouse Live" as the title of their upcoming double live album, slated to be released digitally on December 15, 2004 on Rökker Records' download site and on CD on January 15, 2005. "Burning Funkhouse Live" documents LAST CRACK's reunion concert on November 15, 2002 ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform At Berklee College of Music

RUDESS MORGENSTEIN PROJECT, the band featuring DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess on keyboards and Rod Morgenstein (ex-WINGER, DIXIE DREGS) on drums, will be performing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on August 5. The concert will be held at the Berklee Performance Center and starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Jordan ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Present KEY FEST

Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for leading progressive rock band DREAM THEATER and solo artist on the Magna Carta roster, will be presenting Key Fest, a full day of keyboard appreciation on July 25 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, located at 11 City Place in White Plains, New York. Events: a Master Class. 1-4 p.m. ...

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LAST CRACK: New Demo Song Posted Online

Reunited Midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK have made available for download a brand-new demo song, entitled "Siren Song", at this location. "Siren Song" comes off the group's recently recorded four-song demo, which is currently being used to procure a new record deal. LAST CRACK's current lineup consists of the original line-up from the ...

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LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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Review: The Rock Doesn't Stop — But Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Michael Christopher of Pop Matters reports that when the Rock Never Stops tour "limped into Trenton [last month], the Sovereign Bank Arena wasn't even a third full. Chalk it up to the fact that whatever the quality of the music played, the headliner [WHITESNAKE] and the supporting acts [WARRANT, WINGER and SLAUGHTER], while somewhat similar, ...

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The Ledger: Hard Rock Comes Back Around

Bill Dean of The Ledger is reporting that the Rock Never Stops tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER, "might just as well have been dubbed 'Hard Rock Comes Back Around', because as WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon says, the groups are playing — and receiving crowd reactions — as if it's the heyday of ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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WHITESNAKE To Tour Japan In September

WHITESNAKE will embark on a headlining tour of Japan during September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Nagano, JAP @ TBA Sep. 19 - Aichi, JAP @ TBA Sep. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Tokyo International Forum Sep. 23 - Sapporo, JAP @ Zepp Sep. 24 - Sendai, JAP @ Zepp Sendai Sep. ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops 2003 tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER. It is as follows: Jul. 11 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena Jul. 12 - Hartford, CT @ CTNow.com Meadows Music Jul. 13 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena Jul. 15 - ...

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