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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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DEF LEPPARD Schedule Online Chats

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott will participate in an online chat at USAToday.com on Friday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM ET. The chat will take approximately half an hour. On Tuesday, July 30th, guitarist Phil Collen will answer questions that can be submitted at WashingtonPost.com. Questions have to be submitted before 1:15 PM ET. After ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Touring Line-Up Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced their European touring line-up as the following: Joe Lynn Turner - Vocals / Guitar Glenn Hughes - Vocals / Bass JJ Marsh - Guitar Joakim "Jocke" Svalberg - Keyboards Thomas Broman - ...

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EXHORDER Frontman, DOWN/C.O.C. Drummer Join Forces In JONES'S LOUNGE

JONES'S LOUNGE is the name of a brand new studio project that includes in its ranks Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, C.O.C., SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EYEHATEGOD) and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS). An 11-song album was recently produced by former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman at Fortman's Balance ...

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BLUEBIRD Announce West Coast Dates

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Jul. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour (w/YOUR ENEMIES FRIENDS, THE KILLS) Jul. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/BLACK CAT MUSIC) Aug. 24 – Silverlake, CA @ ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Form Production Company

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry reportedly plans to start a production company to sign some "baby bands"' to help accelerate their careers. ''I just hear too much music that comes and goes," Perry told the Boston Globe. ''The whole industry is so shaken up all the time that I think a lot of this new music ...

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AFFAIR: The New AOR/Hard Rock Supergroup

AFFAIR, the new AOR/hard rock band are centered around mastermind Bobby Altvater (producer/sound engineer of BONFIRE, FRONTLINE, SABU, JOE LYNN TURNER and CHRIS THOMPSON) and vocalist Peter De Wint (ex-OSTROGOTH, MYSTERY), have inked a deal with MTM Music and will shortly issue their 12-track debut album through the label. ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: RITCHIE BLACKMORE Was Approached To Play On HTP CD

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was approached to play on the debut album from HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (a.k.a. HTP)—the collaboration between ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner and former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes—but the plan never panned out, Turner has revealed via his official newsletter. "We did approach Ritchie's management [about playing ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Recruit Ex-EARTHTONE 9 Guitarist For London Gig

PITCHSHIFTER have recruited former EARTHTONE 9 guitarist Joe Roberts to fill in for Jim Davies at their show with IGGY POP at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday, July 13th. Davies is unable to play due to his live commitments with THE PRODIGY, who are scheduled to headline the Wittness festival in Meath the same night. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Announce Support Acts For European Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have lined up Germany's DOMAIN and Japan's BLIND FAITH as the support acts on their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on September 8th in Sweden and conclude on October 8th ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Resurfaces In "Heavy" New Band

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, are currently mixing their new album, entitled Hot Blood, with Joe Barresi (i.e. JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, QOTSA) for a late 2002 release through Dim Mak Records. "It's a multi-dimensional beast that will rip your heart out as well as your face off!," vocalist Samuel James Velde ...

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CAGE To Begin Recording "Darker Than Black"

San Diego, California-based power metallers CAGE will begin recording their third full-length album, entitled Darker Than Black, on July 12th at Silver Cloud studios (i.e. BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, ROB ROCK) in Burbank, California with producer Joe Floyd (WARRIOR guitarist). The tentative track listing for Darker Than Black is as follows: 01. Kill The Devil 02. ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Line-Up For New CD Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, led by guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have commenced the recording process for the band's new studio album, due at the end of the year. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the 11-song CD is as follows: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE): vocals Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): vocals Jørn Lande (MASTERPLAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN): vocals Mic ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Enlist "Tonight The Stars Revolt!" Engineer To Co-Produce New Album

The current line-up of POWERMAN 5000—vocalist Spider One, bassist Siggy Siursen, guitarist Adam Williams (a.k.a. Adam12), drummer Adrian (a.k.a. AD7), and guitarist Mike Tempesta (a.k.a. M.33)— have reportedly spent the last few weeks in pre-production with co-producer Joe Baressi (who had engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, Tonight the Stars Revolt!) and are due to ...

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DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (written by KISS' Gene Simmons) ...

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MEDICATION: "Inside" Video Posted Online

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have posted a video for the track "Inside" online at this location. MEDICATION have just issued their full-length debut, Prince Valium, ...

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ENDO To Commence Recording Sophomore CD

Miami, Florida's ENDO are due to begin pre-production on their forthcoming studio album on July 6th at a Los Angeles studio with producer David Schiffman (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NIN) for a late 2002/early 2003 release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks that are set to ...

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ABSCESS, Related Bands To Issue New Music In Coming Months

ABSCESS—consisting of Chris Reifert (drums/vocals, ex-DEATH/AUTOPSY), Clint Bower (guitar/vocals, ex-HEXX), Danny Coralles (guitar, ex-AUTOPSY), and Joe Allen (bass, ex-VON)—have set Through the Cracks of Death as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in August on Peaceville Records. Says Chris, "It's our best yet." In related news, THE RAVENOUS, who ...

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