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MADBALL To Tour South America In November

Legendary New York hardcore band MADBALL has issued the following update: "Second trip Down Under in as many years was a great success. We just returned from New Zealand and Australia, and we'd like to take some time out to say thanks.... "Thanks to Dave and Gavin for the New Zealand shows. We played four ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Asia, U.K. This Fall

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has announced that he will be touring Asia and the U.K. in November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 13 - Osaka, Japan at Hatch Namba Nov. 14 - Nagoya, Japan at Diamond Hall Nov. 16 - Tokyo, Japan at Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 17 - Tokyo, Japan at Nakano Sunplaza ...

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Tales of Rock 'N' Roll - MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP

Considering the U.S. release date was August 1st and the disc arrived sometime thereafter, the review arrives a tad late. But hey, it's the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, so better late than never. After 25 years (not counting the early UFO/SCORPIONS work), the German guitar god can still squeeze out a phenomenal batch of weepy chords, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Pulls Out Of U.K.'s GUITARFEST

Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) has cancelled his appearance at Guitarfest 2006, set to take place Sunday, September 24 at Cocks Moors Woods Centre in Birmingham, England. According to a posting on the Guitarfest web site, Schenker "has unfortunately had to 'bow out' of Guitarfest 2006, due to unforeseen personal circumstances. These circumstances are sadly ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Continues Work On ELEKTRIC ZOO CD

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "The new Taz Taylor album 'Welcome To America' [featuring an appearance by Graham Bonnet] has been released and we have received lots of positive reviews and feedback. Thank you so much! Graham says that ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'MSG Is Finished And I Am Not Inspired Anymore'

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) has posted several personal letters on his official web site, including a recent e-mail exchange with MSG's last vocalist, Jari Tiura, whom Schenker previously blamed for the cancellation of the group's U.S. tour. The e-mail exchange reads as follows: Tiura: "Hi Michael, how are you? This situation is ...

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NEUROSIS To Enter Studio In December

Long-running Oakland, California-based band NEUROSIS will enter the studio in December to record their next album. Once again they will be returning to Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini. "The sounds emanating from the rehearsal room are frighteningly strange and not very nice," reads a posting on the group's web site. In other ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Pushed Back To 2007

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's web site has been updated with the following message: "Due to the serious familiar problems of MSG singer Jari Tiura, we're sad to announce that the planned U.S. tour from MSG in autumn 2006 has to be deferred to 2007. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible." MICHAEL ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Asian Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) has lined up the following dates in the Far East during November: Nov. 13 - JPN - Osaka - Hatch Namba Nov. 14 - JPN - Nagoya - Diamond Hall Nov. 16 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 17 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 18 - ...

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BLIND MELON: 'Live At The Palace' Reissue Due In October

BLIND MELON's "Live at the Palace" CD will be reissued on October 17 with expanded packaging on Capitol/EMI. Recorded in Los Angeles on October 11, 1995, BLIND MELON's "Live at the Palace" CD captured the band at their creative and dynamic peak: the group was touring in support of their second album and had hit ...

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UNEARTH, BLEEDING THROUGH, TERROR: Tour Dates Announced

UNEARTH, BLEEDING THROUGH, TERROR and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will team up for the "Sanctity of Brothers" tour beginning in early September. Commented UNEARTH drummer Mike Justian: "The upcoming 'Sanctity Of Brothers' tour is like a seven layer burrito its got all the right ingredients and when you put them together it makes ...

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MARSHALL LAW Announce New Guitarist

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, has announced the addition of guitarist Dave Rothan to the group's ranks. "Dave is a local lad and has worked with such bands as GRAHAM BONNET and ROCK$TAR," the group write in a statement. "Dave is currently hard ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON: New Songs Posted Online

According to Rockdetector.com, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON — the band featuring Graham Oliver (guitar; SAXON), Steve "Dobby" Dawson (bass; SAXON), Wardi (vocals; HURRICANE, MADAM X, SHAME, SHY), Hadyn Conway (guitar; SARACEN), and Nigel Durham (drums; SAXON) — have posted four brand new tracks — "World's Gone Crazy", "Nursery Crimes", "Camel Toe" and "One Sour Kraut" ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Finnish Tour Confirmed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "First off, Taz Taylor's new album, 'Welcome to America', featuring Graham on eight songs, will be released from Escape Music in Europe on August 26th. The first track, titled 'Fighter's Fist', is now downloadable ...

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METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN Tracks Among 'Greatest Conservative Rock Songs'

Tracks by METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH have made National Review's Top 50 list of "greatest conservative rock songs." According to National Review political reporter John J. Miller, the following ingredients are required to make a great conservative rock song: "The lyrics must convey a conservative idea or sentiment, such as ...

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