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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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EAT THE DAY Launch Singer Search

EAT THE DAY, the new group led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have launched a worldwide search for a singer. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: "Finally... We were hoping that we wouldn't have to post this news, but it seems that we have no other choice. In the last ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On Next SLAYER CD: 'I'm Definitely In'

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has once again reaffirmed his desire to play on the group's forthcoming studio effort, which is not expected to surface before 2004 at the earliest. "I didn't jump in right away and say, 'OK, yeah, I wanna do this and that,' " Lombardo told MTV.com about his decision to record the ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: I Will Play On The Next SLAYER Album

Drummer Dave Lombardo has confirmed that he will appear on the next SLAYER studio album, and if he has it his way, the record will see the light of day sooner rather than later. "There is going to be a [SLAYER] record," Lombardo told Canada's Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. "There will be a record ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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Former DEPSWA, Current <151> Members Join Forces In New Group

Former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta have joined forces with members of Southern California's in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The quintet will enter an Orange County studio this week to begin work on a three-song demo with manager/producer Thom Hazaert (CHIMAIRA, SW1TCHED, ERASE THE GREY, DEPSWA) at the helm. ...

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TALISMAN Finish Recording New CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have completed the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album and are currently mixing it in Boston for an early 2003 release through Frontiers Records. According to Soto, the style of the tracks is very much in ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT Drummer Gets Endorsed

Former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos (currently in THE SERVANTS) has landed an endorsement deal with Moon Drum Co. As part of the deal, Moon has given Kontos his own signature set, made to Chris' specifications: Big, solid, fat drums. 14X16 tom, 16X18 floor, 18X18 floor, 24X18 kick, 14X6 & ½ snare. The shells are ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Part With Founding Member

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band that features in its ranks former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have parted ways with "founding member, chief songwriter, and drummer" Dale Puckett. "After the completion of their sophomore CD, Victim or Enemy, Dale was ousted just days before their US tour was to begin earlier this summer ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH Frontman Launches Pop Project

SHAPE 68 is the name of a new "pop" band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes, ex-MOGG/WAY guitarist Jeff Kollman and drummer Robin DiMaggio. The group's live debut will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at Platinum Live in Studio City, California in the form of a special record company showcase set consisting ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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WILD DOGS Reform, Plan Fall Dates

Portland, Oregon's WILD DOGS are back on the active list and are planning their first series of live shows this fall. Presently consisting of Jeff Mark (guitars), Dann Kurth (bass), Tom Moller (drums) and Matthew McCourt (vocals), the group are scheduled to issue in December a 17-song CD entitled Beyond The Reign Of Terror containing ...

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DC4 Regain European Rights To Debut CD, Seek New Deal

DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, are free from their licensing obligations with Rising Sun Productions for Europe after the latter company went out of business. DC4 are currently looking for a label interested in licensing the CD Volume 1 for the European territory or offering the band a full-fledged record deal. All interested ...

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KISS Book Rush-Released Due To 'Overwhelming Demand'

Due to overwhelming demand, Billboard Books is rush-releasing their newest title, the 288-page, KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History. The book will now be released on Tuesday, October 1st, a full three weeks ahead of schedule. Seven years in the making, KISS Alive Forever was written by authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs and ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Issue Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals will issue a solo album, entitled Edge Of The World, in Japan on October 23rd though Marquee Inc, and in other territories shortly after. Described in an official press release as "his most diverse and creative solo album yet," Edge Of The World "is very much a melodic hard ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Live CD/DVD Track Listing Revealed

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has revealed the track listing for his upcoming double CD and DVD—entitled Knights Live and Knight Treasures (Live and More), respectively—which were recently mixed with engineer Charlie Bauerfeind at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. The songs set to be included on the CD are ...

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RACER X To Commence Work On New Album

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. According to Gilbert, "Jeff Martin, John Alderete, Scott Travis, and ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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TALISMAN Ink Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Frontiers Records. The band is currently in pre-production for the next studio album, which will not include any contributions from former guitarist Pontus Norgren. To replace him, the band ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Collapses Following ROCK MACHINA Performance

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters reportedly collapsed from dehydration following the group's July 27th set at Spain's Rock Machina festival, where Waters playing double-duty by also appearing with the headliners SAVATAGE. After a brief stint at a local hospital, the guitarist was back on his feet and performing with SAVATAGE on the remaining dates of their ...

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