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WHITESNAKE Frontman: List Of New Bassist Candidates Is 'Being Narrowed Down'

According to WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale, the group's vacant bassist position "is slowly, but surely, being narrowed down… altho' I would not suggest you holding your collective breath. We'll announce [the new bassist] probably just before the [U.S.] tour starts" in mid-June. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE recently parted ways with bass player/singer Marco Mendoza in ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Live Video Clips Posted Online

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have posted several live video clips recorded during the band's appearance in Boulder, Colorado on April 17. Check out ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Hard At Work On New TNT Album

TNT/STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am hard at work on the new TNT album which is as yet untitled. So far it sounds great to these ears. But the news of the moment for me is of course STARBREAKER, which is continuing to make noise ...

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WHITESNAKE Part Ways With Bassist MARCO MENDOZA, Seek Replacement

WHITESNAKE have posted the following message on their official web site: "WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale regrets to announce that he and bass player/singer Marco Mendoza have mutually agreed to go their separate ways. Marco has other musical avenues he wishes to pursue that conflict with WHITESNAKE activities. They wish each other well in their independent ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer's BEATLES 'Cover Band' Comes To DVD

Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) web site has been updated with the following message: "YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD (Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Paul Gilbert and Matt Bissonette) has been captured on DVD. Very cool. It's been Mike Portnoy's dream all his life to be in a BEATLES cover band. (Who would've ever figured that?) Finally it came ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Apr. 06 - ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: 'World Play' European Release Date Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, will release their debut album, "World Play", in Europe on April 25 via Frontiers Records. The European version of ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: U.S. Dates To Be Announced Next Week

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Final confirmation on the spring leg of the World ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: European Version Of 'World Play' To Feature Bonus Track

Frontiers Records has announced the release of SOUL SIRKUS' debut album, "World Play", in the European and Asian territories. The band — whose lineup includes Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: European Tour Announced

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Virgil Donati, have lined up the following European dates in May: May 07 - Bradford, UK - Gods of Rock Festival May 08 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation May ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Audio Of 'Rockline' Appearance Posted Online

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has uploaded Glenn's interview from Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) "Rockline", which featured Hughes and drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) talking about Glenn's new album, "Soul Mover", the IOMMI/HUGHES project, TRAPEZE, DEEP PURPLE and much more. The "Rockline" "Encore Question" featured a question ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Octane' Next Month

SPOCK'S BEARD, one of the leaders of the modern progressive rock movement worldwide, will release their new studio album, "Octane", on February 1 through InsideOut Music America. It is the band's eighth album and the follow-up to their 2003 release "Feel Euphoria". With "Octane", lead vocalist/drummer Nick D'Virgilio, guitarist/vocalist Alan Morse, keyboardist Ryo Okumoto and ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Drummer Falls Ill; All Tour Dates Cancelled

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have cancelled all previously announced tour dates after Castronovo was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion, according ...

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SUN CAGED Announce New Singer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of singer Paul Adrian Villarreal to the group's ranks. "Paul is currently residing in the USA in San Diego (California) but he will be moving to Europe soon," the band write on their web site. "He is a very talented singer and has a wide range ...

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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, VAN HALEN's HAGAR To Raise Money For After-School Activities

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Neil Schon (JOURNEY, SOUL SIRKUS) and Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN) are among the artists that will be helping to raise money for super-producer Narada Michael Walden's foundation for after-school activities on Friday (Dec. 17) at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valley, California, according to the San Francisco Examiner. More ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Announce First Shows Of 2005

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 08 - West Hollywood, CA @ House ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Singer Apologizes For CD Delay

SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey all, first let me say thanks from me and the guys for the amazing, kind and supportive response to SOUL SIRKUS, we appreciate your time and enthusiasm in welcoming us into your lives already! The other reason ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Album Cover Posted Online

MelodicRock.com has uploaded the cover artwork for the debut SOUL SIRKUS album, "World Play" at this location. SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Confirm Release Date For Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), will release their debut album on December 7. The CD will be priced at $16.99. Initially ...

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Premiere of NEAL MORSE's 'One' on RADIO FRONTIERS

Radio Frontiers will be premiering Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) new album, "One", on October 21 at 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be playing the album in its entirety, including the bonus disc. The show will be co-hosted by Neal Morse, who will also be live in Radio Frontiers' chatroom. There will also be a phone-in ...

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