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JOE LYNN TURNER Comments On New Solo Album 'Second Hand Life'

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner shares some thoughts on his forthcoming CD, "Second Hand Life", in his latest "Studio Report." You can read about some of the songwriters who contributed, get some insight into the lyrics and sound of the songs as well as other anecdotes from Joe. This includes information about both ...

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BLOODBOUND Announces New Singer

BLOODBOUND, the new Swedish metal band featuring Fredrik Bergh (STREET TALK; bass, keyboards and backing vocals) and Tomas Olsson (lead and rhythm guitars), has announced the addition of German vocalist Michael Bormann (JADED HEART, BONFIRE, J.R. BLACKMORE, RAIN) to the group's ranks. "Sounding heavier than ever, his powerful voice adds another dimension to BLOODBOUND," the ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Take Part In Florida's 'Rock On Scramble And Jam'

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner will take part in the "Rock On Scramble and Jam", a unique event being presented on Friday, March 23 by international builder developer Taylor Woodrow in celebration of his newest Florida community Magnolia Landing. The "Rock On Scramble and Jam" begins with a community-wide display of rocking chairs ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: More European Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, has confirmed the following dates: Apr. 17 - Naroden Dvorets na Kulturata - Sofia, Bulgaria Apr. 20 - Dvorana Doma Sindikata - Belgrade, Serbia Apr. 27 - Teatro Sociale - Mantua, Italy Apr. 28 - Teatro Toniolo - Mestre/Venice, ...

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HELLOWEEN: In Songwriting Mode

Vassil Varbanov of Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock recently conducted an interview with HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Tangra Mega Rock: You sound like you're having a rest, am I right? Weikath: In fact, I have to come up with a few new good ideas very soon, ...

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SOLACE OF REQUIEM Parts Ways With RUPTURED SILENCE RECORDS

Virginia Beach, Virginia death metal trio SOLACE OF REQUIEM has issued the following update: "SOLACE OF REQUIEM is no longer with Ruptured Silence Records. As of February 17th 2007, SOR will no longer be with Ruptured Silence. The band has decided to take the creation of their new album as an opportunity to shop a ...

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THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND Begins Recording Debut Album

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new group fronted by legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART), has entered the studio with producer Dennis Ward (KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM 69) to begin recording its debut album, tentatively titled "Personal Crisis". The projected track listing for the effort is as follows (in ...

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World Record 'Smoke On The Water' Performance Cancelled

The organizers of the previously announced record-breaking attempt at performing DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water" with 2,000 guitar players on Sunday, February 18 have decided to cancel the event. They have issued the following statement regarding the matter: "Thank you for your interest and support in taking part in the world record-breaking attempt at ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Reports On NAMM, South American Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Myself and Daniel Erlandsson [drums] traveled to sunny California last month and spent a few days at the NAMM convention. We had a wail of time hanging out and doing the NAMM thing! "So I met a lot of ...

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STEVE GRIMMETT Superbowl Commercial Theme Explained

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has revealed more information about its Super Bowl commercial featuring legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART). The 30-second television commercial will air today (Sunday, February 4) during Super Bowl XLI in Miami. The spot airs midway through the Super Bowl's second quarter. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: New Bassist Announced; European Schedule Updated

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will be joined by bassist Baron St. James for the group's upcoming 2007 tour season. The band's European itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 06 – [to be announced] - Reykjavik, Iceland Jun. 10 - Glen Rothes Hall ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Featured On HEINZ Anthology

According to Deep-Purple.net, former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is featured on the new HEINZ two-CD collection, "Just Like Eddie - The Anthology", which contans everything HEINZ ever recorded, including three previously unreleased tracks. The CD, which is being released to mark the 40th anniversary of producer Joe Meek's death, is expected in ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Preliminary European Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, has lined up the following preliminary European dates for June (venue details to be confirmed): Jun. 06 - Reykjavik, Iceland Jun. 10 - Glenrothes, (Fife) Scotland Jun. 12 - York, England Jun. 14 - Reading, England Jun. 17 - ...

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