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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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REDEMPTION Complete Work On Sophomore Album

REDEMPTION's sophomore album, featuring FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, has finally been completed. "Recording, mixing, and mastering are complete and the result is amazing," Nicolas van Dyk, REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist, writes on the group's web site. "We worked with Tommy Newton, known for his work with bands such as CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN, ARK, UFO ...

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M3: German Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates in early 2005: Jan. 26 - The ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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REDEMPTION To Begin Mixing New CD

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION are going to be utilizing the servives of "an amazing producer" during the mixing process for their new album, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", according to a posting on their web site. "Got to keep in a secret for a few more weeks but Bernie [Versailles, guitar] and I ...

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M3: DVD Preview Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have posted a short preview of their upcoming live DVD at

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Launches Download Site

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead has launched his own download site with full concert downloads and a free download of "Enter the Dragon" (recorded live at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA on July 3, 2004). Check it out here. Buckethead will be touring the U.S. with COLONEL CLAYPOOL'S BUCKET OF BERNIE ...

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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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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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WHITESNAKE Shoot Down 'Ill Health' Rumors

WHITESNAKE have issued a statement via their web site refuting rumors of show cancellations due to an injury suffered by the band's frontman, David Coverdale. "Nothing could be further from the truth," the group write. "David, and all the band members of WHITESNAKE, are safe and healthy. And they are looking forward to starting the ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Rock For Charity

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden and a host of musical friends will entertain 400 people or more in aid of both Cancer Research and The National Kidney Research Fund on September 10 in Tingewick, England. The event now has a special web site, www.partyinthepaddock.co.uk, and anyone interested can book tickets or make donations. In ...

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LES CLAYPOOL/BUCKETHEAD Project To Release Album In September

MTV.com reports: Two years after debuting at the 2002 Bonnaroo festival, COLONEL CLAYPOOL'S BUCKET OF BERNIE BRAINS, featuring PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool, GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former GN'R guitarist Buckethead, are preparing to release their debut album, "The Big Eyeball in the Sky", September 7. The group ...

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M3 To Film U.K. Concert For Upcoming DVD

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), will be filming their June 12 performance at Burnley Mechanics in Burnley, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform With M3

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be joining M3 for a few songs at several shows on their upcoming U.K. tour. M3, of course, is the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN), and ...

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PEGAZUS Announce New Drummer

Australia's PEGAZUS have announced the addition of drummer Ange "Vuggs" Sotiro to the group's ranks. "Ange actually filled in on drums very last minute (3 hours before the show!) at the band's previous live gigs at the HeadBanger's Ball 3 in late January," the band explain in a statement. "He did such a great job ...

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M3 Announce Singer For Upcoming Tour

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have recruited Stefan Berggren (SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK) to sing for the group for their upcoming dates in June following ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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M3 Confirm TONY MARTIN's Departure, Seek Replacement

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have issued a statement confirming the departure of vocalist Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) from the group's ranks. Commented Marsden, guitarist and driving force ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Fired From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has been fired from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). An official statement from Tony on the matter is expected soon. In other ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: No One But Me Has The Right To Use 'WHITESNAKE' Name

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on his former bandmates' decision to use the "classic WHITESNAKE" banner for their new project, M3. M3, who feature in their ranks Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark ...

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