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ORANGE GOBLIN: New Material Is 'Sounding Great'

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have issued the following update: "Well, it's 2007 and nothing really seems any different. The band are continuing to write new stuff for the new album, 'Healing Through Fire', and you can rest assured that it's sounding great! We will try to keep you posted with news as regularly as possible ...

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RON KEEL To Appear On KISS Tribute Album

According to Versailles Records, Ron Keel has agreed to appear on the label's as-yet-untitled tribute LP to KISS, tentatively due in early 2008. Other musicians that are expected to participate in the project include members of LILLIAN AXE, WHITE LION, DANGEROUS TOYS, WARRANT, L.A. GUNS, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT and PRETTY BOY FLOYD. Ron Keel came to ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members File Lawsuit To Stop Sales Of Concert Memorabilia And Merchandise

Members of LED ZEPPELIN are among the musicians who are taking a music memorabilia web site owner to court, claiming he is illegally selling vintage recordings and memorabilia. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California against William Sagan, who operates a web site, WolfgangsVault.com, through which ...

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IREPRESS Signs With TRANSLATION LOSS RECORDS

Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of Boston, Massachusetts' IREPRESS. IREPRESS (pronounced Eear-press) consists of five ancestrally diverse individuals collaboratively creating music that embodies the forward thinking aesthetic that Translation Loss Records strives toward. Early 2007 will see the release of IREPRESS' debut full-length, "Samus Octology", eight tracks of progressive and complex arrangements intertwined ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer To Join MATT FILIPPINI For Italian Dates

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice will join Italian guitarist Matt Filippini (MOONSTONE PROJECT) for two Spanish dates in January. The details are as follows: Jan. 26 - Sala Heineken – Madrid, SPA Jan. 27 - Nave 8 - Alicante, SPA As usual, the band will perform PURPLE material and other classic rock songs. In other ...

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MARSHALL LAW Parts Ways With Drummer, Seeks Replacement

Long-running U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have issued the following update: "MARSHALL LAW regret to announce that drummer Pete Hunt has left the band by mutual consent. Pete has made a valuable contribution and leaves MARSHALL LAW on excellent personal terms and with the band's best wishes. The band are currently completing the forthcoming album on ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Return To Japan In February

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's official web site has been updated with the following message: "After a six-year absence, Japan again was 'ready to rock!' All shows were sold out and the venues were packed. The air was filled with rock 'n' roll and the crowd roared like the devil himself. Wherever Michael and his band ...

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BLIND MELON Reforms With New Singer

ChartAttack.com reports that BLIND MELON has reformed with a new singer — eleven years after frontman Shannon Hoon's drug overdose death. Glen Graham (drums), Christopher Thorn (guitar), Brad Smith (bass) and Rogers Stevens (guitar) have added former RAIN FUR RENT frontman Travis Warren as their new vocalist and started writing new songs. The ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Announces New 'ALCATRAZZ' Project

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "We know that there is already a rumor about ALCATRAZZ circulating on the internet. Yes, we have to admit that there is a project to form new ALCATRAZZ involving Graham, Howie Simon (guitar), Glenn ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Featuring GRAHAM BONNET: San Diego Show Announced

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, featuring legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), has scheduled a live show on November 3 at Brick By Brick in San Diego. TAZ TAYLOR BAND's latest album, "Welcome to America", was released earlier in the year via Escape Music. TAZ TAYLOR BAND is: Taz Taylor ...

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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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