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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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NASUM's LINDQVIST To Play With DISFEAR At Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

NASUM bassist Jon Lindqvist will be filling in for ENTOMBED/DISFEAR guitarist Uffe Cederlund during DISFEAR's upcoming appearance at the Pointless Fest on August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, KYLESA, RAMBO, HELLSHOCK, INEPSY, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGAINST ME!, CAUSTIC CHRIST, WORLD/INFERNO F.S. and WITCH ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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ULI JON ROTH Writes Orchestra Score For SCORPIONS Classic

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth will spend the next five days conducting and recording Sky Orchestra. He has prepared further new scores for "Requiem For An Angel", which are going to be recorded at Skylight Manor Studios. As a special treat for his North American fans, Uli has also written a full symphony orchestra score ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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ULI JON ROTH's Classic Guitar Displayed At German Museum

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's first-ever prototype of the Sky Guitar (the "Dolphin Sky") is being displayed at Europe's first and only museum of rock and pop history, "Rock'n'Popmuseum", in Gronau, Germany, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors in the first week since it opened. The guitar was built in 1983 and was Uli's main ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a full-length ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) ...

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Redimus - HECATE ENTHRONED

You should never judge a book by its cover, of course. Neither then, should you judge a band like HECATE ENTHRONED by the intricacy of their album cover art, which depicts angels and demons sparring mightily in the heavens above a sleepy countryside scene. As a piece of gloomy illustrative work, this is pretty impressive ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, DOHENY Perform In West Hollywood: Photos Available

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, performed at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on July 16. Support at the show came from DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison ...

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DOHENY To Play 'Secret' Show At L.A.'s Viper Room

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will once again be hitting the Sunset Strip at L.A.'s infamous Viper Room. Home to DOHENY's first-ever performance, The Viper Room is the host for DOHENY's "secret" show for Indie 103.1 FM radio station ...

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NORLANDER, KEELING, APPICE: All-Star Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Beginning July 30, prog rock keyboard virtuoso Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE) will be teaming up with vocalist Kelly Keeling (MICHAEL SCHENKER, GUITAR ZEUS, GEORGE LYNCH) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, WWIII, HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ) for tour dates in the Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Erik Norlander has been a part of over 25 ...

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DISSECTION Begin Recording New Album

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, are currently in the studio with a full line-up, working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane". The first single and video is scheduled for release in September 2004. As previously reported, Nödtveidt spent seven years in prison after ...

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DOHENY To Support CARDBOARD VAMPYRES In West Hollywood

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be supporting the CARDBOARD VAMPYRES (featuring ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy) on Friday, July 16 at The Roxy in West Hollywood, Ca. Also appearing will be ...

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VOLBEAT Change Working Title Of Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have changed the projected title of their debut album to "The Strengh, the Sound, the Songs" from the originally announced "Rebel Monster". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well as five new ...

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JON OLIVA: Singer DAMOND JINIYA Is Still An Active Member Of SAVATAGE

Contrary to a statement by former SAVATAGE vocalist Zack Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE) published by the Greek webzine Metal-Realm.com, singer Damond Jiniya is still an active member of SAVATAGE, the group's management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "There are no changes in anything that has to do with SAVATAGE," the band's vocalist/mastermind Jon Oliva said in ...

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SAVATAGE Part Ways With Singer DAMOND JINIYA?

SAVATAGE have parted ways with singer Damond Jiniya (DIET OF WORMS, THE NEGLECTED), according to a recent interview with former SAVATAGE and current CIRCLE II CIRCLE vocalist Zack Stevens. Although SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery was previously quoted as saying that the group's next studio album would feature contributions from three singers — Jiniya, Jon Oliva ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first three dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a ...

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DISSECTION To Tour UK And Ireland In December

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, will be touring U.K. and Ireland in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 14 – London, UK - Scala, entry £12 adv Dec. 15 - Nottingham, UK - TBA Dec. 16 - Dublin, IRE - TBA Dec. 17 - Belfast, IRE - TBA Dec. 19 ...

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