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The Best of a Decade - UFO

These "best-of" packages are always a bit maddening to review, especially when the band in question is one with 40 years of history and a slew of compilation releases under its belt already. That UFO is one of the best, most underrated classic rock acts of all time and one whose 21st Century material is ...

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DRAGSTRIP: Debut Album Out Now

DRAGSTRIP, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band featuring former TANK drummer Gary "Bulldog" Taylor, has released its debut album, "A Heartbeat Away From Disaster", via Riff City Records. DRAGSTRIP is fronted by U.K. vocalist and showman Kevan Overend, who is described in a press release as "a true rock and roll star (remember those?) in ...

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FREEDOM CALL: 'Thunder God' Video Released

"Thunder God", the new video from German metallers FREEDOM CALL, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Legend Of The Shadowking", which was released in February via SPV/Steamhammer Records. According to a press release, "stylistically, 'Legend Of The Shadowking' is a successful liaison of the group's basic strengths and new, ...

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GLENN HUGHES On BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Recording: JOHN BONHAM's 'Spirit Was With Us'

In a brand new interview with Glenn Hughes conducted by Nightwatcher's House Of Rock, the former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH legend discusses his current gig as the frontman of BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, also featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (UFO, FOREIGNER, LED ZEPPELIN) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL). ...

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ODYSSEY: 'Reinventing The Past' Audio Samples, Track-By-Track Introductions Available

Back in 1999, Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Utopian Vision Music released a three-song self-titled EP by ODYSSEY, a band featuring Swedish multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH), Rick Gustafson (ex-MEMORY GARDEN), and Kenth Philipsson (DARK FUNERAL, THE PROJECT HATE). The EP has long been out of print and is a much-sought-after collector's item. On ...

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VOODOO SIX To Release 'Fluke?' In October

VOODOO SIX, the British hard rock band formed by ex-DIRTY DEEDS bassist Tony Newton, will release its new album, "Fluke?", on October 18 via Powerage Records. The CD was engineered and produced by Tony Newton and was mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA, AEROSMITH). "Fluke?" track listing: 01. Take The Blame 02. Something For You ...

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UFO: 'Hard Rock Legends Vol. 1' CD/DVD Due In October

"Rockpalast" is a world-renowned German television series that began airing in 1974 on the German television station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Translated into English as "Rock Palace", the television series still airs today. Over the years countless artists and bands have appeared on the show and now MIG (Made In Germany Music) is pleased to present ...

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THE QUILL Is Back

Sweden's THE QUILL is back! Four years after the release of the band's most recent studio album, THE QUILL is ready to once again spread its musical gospel. We are talking heavy rock firmly rooted in the Seventies but vibrant and updated rather than retro. With the touring cycle for THE QUILL's fifth album, "In ...

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MISERY INDEX To Team Up With GRAVE For European Tour

Baltimore, Maryland's MISERY INDEX and Sweden's GRAVE will team up for a four-week European co-headlining tour starting on November 1 in the Netherlands. Support on the trek will come from ARSIS, THE LAST FELONY and THE ROTTED. These European dates immediately follow MISERY INDEX's North American tour with Montreal's DESPISED ICON, which kicks off next ...

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UFO Sighting At OZZFEST 2010 Kick-Off Concert

Roger Marsh of UFO Examiner reports that "a triangle UFO flying higher than any conventional aircraft" was spotted during Ozzy Osbourne's performance at the Ozzfest 2010 kick-off concert on Saturday, August 14 in Devore, California. "The shape was triangular with rounded tips," one concert-goer was quoted as saying, according testimony from the Mutual ...

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HAIL! Joined By ULI JON ROTH, VINNIE MOORE, SLASH For G-TARANAKI Performances

HAIL! — a global touring machine composed of a tight-knit brotherhood of music's most highly respected and talented artists — performed a very special one-off concert on August 14, 2010 at the G-Taranaki festival in Taranaki/New Plymouth, New Zealand with a lineup featuring vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH), guitar virtuoso ...

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PLASTIC HEAD Signs SPV Deal

SPV GmbH has announced a new distribution agreement in the U.K. with Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd. The agreement, which covers HMV and other stores, is for the house owned labels Steamhammer, Synthetic Symphony, Oblivion and Red. The first frontline titles in autumn on Steamhammer will be the new studio albums of ZODIAC MINDWARP, ANGRA, ...

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JAKE E. LEE Performs With 3 DAY CRUSH In Las Vegas; Video Available

Stripped Down TV recently conducted an interview with 3 DAY CRUSH, a Las Vegas-based rock band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, Sydney Levine on drums and vocals, and Johnny Rocker from THE BUDDY MILES BAND on bass. The three-and-half-minute report, which includes performance footage from the Divebar in Las Vegas, can be ...

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STRYPER Frontman Checks In From Bolivia

Christian hard rockers STRYPER are scheduled to kick off a South American tour on August 11 in La Paz, Bolivia. The band's frontman, Michael Sweet, has checked in with the following update: "We had an eventful day on August 7th as we departed for Bolivia — trying to get out of multiple airports to hook ...

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UFO Guitarist Interviewed At U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

Baconmusic's James Allman conducted an interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore after the band's performance at High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which took place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London. Watch the chat below. SPV/Steamhammer has set a September 28 North American release date for the "Best Of A Decade" best-of ...

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STRYPER: More 'The Covering' Audio Samples Available

Following the success of their 25th-anniversary world tour earlier this year, Christian hard rockers STRYPER headed into the studio to work on their new album, "The Covering", tentatively scheduled for release October 13 via Big3 Records. "The Covering", produced by frontman Michael Sweet, will be unlike any previous STRYPER recording in that it's a collection ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: First-Ever U.K. Headlining Tour Announced

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD has announced a headlining tour of the U.K. in November. Following its recent appearance at the Download festival in the U.K., where the band kicked off the Sunday on the Ronnie James Dio stage in front of thousands of fans, WHITE WIZZARD is set to return for ...

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STRYPER: 'The Covering' Tentative Release Date Revealed

Following the success of their 25th-anniversary world tour earlier this year, Christian hard rockers STRYPER headed into the studio to work on their new album, "The Covering", tentatively scheduled for release October 13 via Big3 Records. "The Covering", produced by frontman Michael Sweet, will be unlike any previous STRYPER recording in that it's a collection ...

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UFO: 'Best Of A Decade' Collection Due In September

SPV/Steamhammer has set a September 28 North American release date for the "Best Of A Decade" best-of collection from legendary hard rockers UFO. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Wild One (5:39) 02. Hard Being Me (3:35) 03. Lights Out (live) (6:17) 04. Saving Me (5:08) 05. Daylight Goes To ...

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BENEDICTUM Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of U.S. metallers BENEDICTUM for the release of a brand new studio album in early 2011. The band is currently recording the effort with with producer Ryan Greene (MEGADETH, LITA FORD, NOFX) at his Area 52 studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. The CD will feature guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Interviewed On 'Iron City Rocks' Podcast

The "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Michael Schenker. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. Inakustik/MVD has set an October 19 release date for MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s "The 30th Anniversary Concert - Live In Tokyo" CD/DVD/Blu-Ray. This performance was ...

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BENEDICTUM Completes Work On New Album

San Diego/Phoenix-based metallers BENEDICTUM have finished recording their third album with producer Ryan Greene (MEGADETH, LITA FORD, NOFX) at his Area 52 studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. The CD will feature guest appearances by Rudy Sarzo (DIO, QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Craig Goldy (DIO, BUDGIE). BENEDICTUM singer Veronica Freeman also worked with FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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