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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's Solo Album Delayed

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has had the release date of his solo album, "Two Sides of If", pushed back to September 27 from the previously announced September 6. No reason was given for the delay. Campbell is joined on the blues-oriented album by ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, singer Joan Osbourne, and former FRANK ZAPPA ...

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Legendary NYC Club CBGB Wins Round In Court

Glenn Gamboa of Newsday is reporting that CBGB's battle to stay alive received a major boost yesterday, as Manhattan Civil Court Judge Joan M. Kenney ruled that it does not owe its landlord, the Bowery Residents' Committee, any back rent and declined a request to evict the club. However, the club's future is ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Embark On East Coast Tour In September

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on an East Coast tour in September. The first stop on the trek will be Jaxx in Virginia, with more dates to follow. Cities that will be hit during the tour include: Springfield, VA Clifton, NJ West Springfield, MA New York City, NY Long Island, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Covers CD Delayed

According to a posting on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, the release date of DEF LEPPARD's all-covers set, entitled "Yeah!" has been pushed back to late 2005/early 2006 from the previously announced September 20. No reason was given for the delay. Guitarist Phil Collen recently told Billboard.com that the song list for the set had ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell will release his first solo album, "Two Sides of If", on September 6. Campbell will be joined on the blues-oriented album by ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, singer Joan Osbourne, and former FRANK ZAPPA and MISSING PERSONS drummer Terry Bozzio. "Two Sides of If" features a collection ...

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MELVINS Tribute Album: Final Track Listing Revealed

The final track listing has been announced for the MELVINS tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", due on August 23 via Fractured Transmitter Records. It is as follows: MARE – "Nightgoat" THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Honey Bucket" MASTODON - "The Bit" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Zodiac" PIG DESTROYER - "Claude" HIGH ...

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Review: OZZFEST Turns To Sweatfest

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published several photos taken at yesterday's (July 19) Ozzfest stop in Camden, New Jersey. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from David Hiltbrand's review of the day-long event follows: "Some of the bands performing on the second stage are SOILWORK, TRIVIUM and MASTODON. HEAT PROSTRATION was a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Exploring Acoustic Territory

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST recently performed two songs acoustically for an appearance on VH1 Classic, which will air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and midnight ET. While acoustic performances are relatively new territory for PRIEST, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that the band may explore the idea further. "We're actually enjoying ourselves ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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Lions in this Game - DONNYBROOK

Christ, this is one tough ass hardcore CD! With all the teeth spittin' and rib-crackin' hardcore going on here, how appropriate that this Los Angeles band is named DONNYBROOK and the Michael Bukowski cover art depicts an all-out hockey brawl. The skull and bloody hockey sticks that serve as cross bones on the actual disc ...

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Former OCTOBER THORNS Vocalist Joins CHRIS CAFFERY's Touring Band

Paul LaPlaca, former frontman for Brooklyn's OCTOBER THORNS, has joined Chris Caffery's live band for several international dates in support of Caffery's solo debut. Caffery is well known for his work with SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and DR. BUTCHER. Performances include BB King's in NYC and the BW&BK Festival in Cleveland, with more dates to be ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many rock genres from blues to ...

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MARILYN MANSON Talks About Playing QUEEN OF HEARTS

Marilyn Manson recently spoke to MTV.com about playing the Queen of Hearts in a cinematic re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams". It won't be too much of a stretch, as Manson played a drag queen in "Party Monster", but he said this role requires a bit more commitment, since it's less ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Touring Lineup Revealed

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's touring band for his dates in October will reportedly consist of the following: George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) - Guitar Rob DeLuca (SPREAD EAGLE, JOAN JETT, OURS) - Bass Ronen Barak (BLOCKK 16) - Drums Andrew Freeman (CHRIS CAFFERY BAND, BLOCKK 16, THIRTY STONES) - Guitar A list of the ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist Sues NYC Venue, MTV Over Injury

Former HANOI ROCKS and current JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS bassist Sam Yaffa (real name Sami Takamaki) has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying his hands and career were hurt when ballroom bouncers jumped him while he was fending off a purse snatcher, according to the Associated Press. ...

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