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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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ULI JON ROTH: U.S. Touring Plans 'Unclear'

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "It is currently still unclear precisely when U.J.R. will begin touring the US this year. There have been some rumours that Uli would be part of the UFO tour, which was being envisaged at the time. Accordingly, some over-eager promoters ...

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DOHENY: New Live Photos Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed at The Gig in Hollywood, California Friday night (April 2). Check out pictures from Wire Image. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, will make their next live appearance at King King in Hollywood ...

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RAM-ZET Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Solem has left Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET due to "private" reasons. "This is a great loss and the band wishes him all the best in the future," the group write on their web site. "He will be replaced by Jon 'Daniel', a local talent who blew all sceptics aside in Hønefoss ...

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DEATHSTARS: Promotional Videos Posted Online

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have made downloadable versions of their two promotional videos (for the tracks "Synthetic Generation" and "Syndrome") available via their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released ...

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CODESEVEN Sign With EQUAL VISION RECORDS

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have officially joined the Equal Vision Records roster. Originally formed back in 1995 by three brothers (James, Jon, and Matt Tuttle), CODESEVEN have seen a tremendous evolution throughout their history. Most recently the band released "The Rescue" (The Music Cartel) in May of 2002, which saw a slight departure from the bands ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Apologizes For IN FLAMES Remarks

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an apology over his previous statement regarding the circumstances that led IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén to refer to ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer as "the only person on this planet that I can't stand." As previously reported, Fridén slammed Schaffer in a recent interview over ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Subsurface' Track Listing Revealed

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have released the tentative track listing for their new album, "Subsurface", due in July. The album is being recorded at Thin Ice Studios and will mark the recording debut with the group of bassist Steve Anderson, who replaced Jon Jeary on tour in 2003 for the "Critical Energy" release. Photos from ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg' DVD Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an update on ICED EARTH's much-anticipated "Gettysburg" DVD, which he is currently producing for his recently formed video production company. According to Briody, "the DVD is still in production so don't look for it in the stores just yet. It's coming out very cool. [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon ...

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ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

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DOHENY Perform In Hollywood: Photos Available

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed at The Gig in Hollywood, California Saturday night (March 13). Check out pictures from Wire Image. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by bassist Tony Freddo and drummer Colin LaRocque. ...

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DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

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DOHENY: Another Hollywood Date Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced another Hollywood date next month. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA Apr. 15 – King King ...

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WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE Is Supportive Of Wife's New Career

When Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, decided to write a rock and roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", she wasn't sure how her new career would go over with her husband. "After all," Cindy laughs, "he was used to being the one who got the attention while I did the wife and mother ...

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HAVOCHATE Begin Recording New Album

HAVOCHATE have entered the studio to begin recording their second album — the group's first to feature the vocals of new frontman Tim Bouchee. Bouchee was brought into the fold last year after the departure of vocalist Jon Mallek, and made his live debut with the band when they played several shows with OVERKILL in ...

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ULI JON ROTH Victim Of Robbery In Barcelona

According to a posting at Uli Jon Roth's web site, a couple of thieves slashed a tire on the guitarist's car prior to his appearance at the Razzmatazz venue in Barcelona, Spain Saturday night (March 6). "They then grabbed a bag out of the car but found nothing of value in it, which is why ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Embark On U.S. Tour Next Month

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will embark on a U.S. tour beginning in late April. According to a posting on Roth's official web site, the initial tour dates will see Uli opening for UFO, to be followed by some headlining appearances and festivals. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ...

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ICED EARTH To Appear On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer and vocalist Tim Owens will be appearing this weekend on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" in the U.S. The show has already played "The Reckoning" video, and now the guys will appear in the studio throughout the broadcast. It airs on Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST. It's two hours long, ...

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Former MEDICATION Guitarist Holding Singer Auditions

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt will be holding auditions for the singer position in his new band Wednesday night between 8 and 10 on Long Island, New York. If you are interested in trying out, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY ...

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ULI JON ROTH Performs In Front Of A Sold-Out Crowd In Greece

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) performed his first-ever show in Athens, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 28) in front of a "sold-out house," according to a post on Roth's web site. " Uli entered the stage to a thunderous standing ovation, which lasted for a long time. He performed for about an hour and played ...

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