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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Roadie Talks About Working For OZZY OSBOURNE

The News & Star has interviewed Dave Tangye, one of the authors of "How Black Was Our Sabbath", which looks at the band's exploits during their Seventies' heyday. Tangye, 53, worked with SABBATH for three years and was later Ozzy Osbourne's personal assistant. "How Black Was Our Sabbath" was co-written with another roadie, Graham Wright. ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO Finalize European Tour Dates

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have finalized the dates for their upcoming European mini-tour. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 17 - Vox Pub - Vittuone (MI), ITA Apr. 19 - Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. ...

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ARCH ENEMY to Release Mini-DVD: Producer

Metal producer extraordinaire Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB) has posted the following update on his web site: "New studio is working out great, things have been pretty constant and just finished new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album. Did the new BLAZE album at the start of the year, first project at the new ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO: More Dates Added

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 17 – Arluno – Milan, ITA Apr. 19 – Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. 29 - Sala Macumba - Madrid, SPA Apr. 30 - ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO: DARIO MOLLO And GRAHAM BONNET Hit The Road

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 19 – Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. 29 - Sala Bikini – Barcelona, SPA Apr. 30 - Sala Macumba - Madrid, SPA May 01 ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Hollywood Gig Planned, Album Guest Appearance Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing on Thursday, March 11 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. Showtime will be 11:00 p.m. For information and directions, visit www.clubvodka.com. In other news, Bonnet has confirmed that he will participate in Italian guitar virtuoso Matteo Filippini's project, MOONSTONE, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Joins ELEKTRIC ZOO

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has accepted an offer to join Italian guitarist Dario Mollo's new project ELEKTRIC ZOO. "The plan is [for the band] to tour Europe, including Spain, Austria, Belgium, Italy and the U.K., from mid-April to mid-May this year," reads a post on Bonnet's web site. ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Paladino's Gig Cancelled

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has been forced to cancel tonight's (Jan. 23) gig at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. According to a posting on his web site, "Graham has serious sinus infection and will be on antibiotics for two weeks. Graham has been seeing the doctor to see if ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Spring U.S. Tour Dates Announced

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be embarking on a North American spring tour in support of their current album "Thirteenth Step". The trek will kick off March 18 in Salt Lake City and is expected to last through an April 16 concert in Chicago. Opening acts for the tour have not yet been announced. Released in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Another Solo Gig Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, January 23, 2004. The band lineup will be same as last time Bonnet played the venue (Howie Simon, Tim Luce, John Thomas and Stefan Svensson). Tickets will be available through the club. Phone #: ...

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Original SAXON Members Comment On Settlement In Name Dispute

Original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, who have spent the past few years battling with Biff Byford and Paul Quinn over the group's name, have commented on the settlement recently reached between the members of the original band SAXON over the usage of the name and logos belonging to the original partnership. OLIVER/DAWSON ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black ...

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DEF LEPPARD Percussionist Leads Drum Circle In Thousand Oaks

Sue Davis of InsideVC.com reports that DEF LEPPARD drummer "Rick Allen knows the healing power of drums and came to share it in Conejo Valley on Sunday afternoon [September 7]. "Allen's nonprofit organization, Raven Drum Foundation, sponsored a drum circle at Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand Oaks that was attended by about 70 people. "The ...

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IMPELLITTERI: New Album To Sound Like SLIPKNOT?

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a significant musical departure from the band's previous neo-classical offerings. Says mainman Chris Impellitteri, "The record at this point is the best record IMPELLITTERI have done. We sound completely fresh and energetic. ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Solo Gig In California

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 p.m. He will be performing songs from all his past bands as well as some solo material. Bonnet's backing band for the show will include guitarist Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Postpone Tour

OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, featuring the original founding songwriters of SAXON, guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve Dawson, alongside ex-SAXON drummer Nigel Durham, guitarist Haydn Conway, and vocalist Wardi, have been forced to postpone their previously announced "Second Wave" tour due to the delays in the recording of the album of the same name. The tour, which ...

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No BONNET For IMPELLITTERI

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reeley (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will not feature a return appearance by vocalist Graham Bonnet (MSG, RAINBOW). The band are said to be considering several candidates for the singer slot and expect to make a decision very soon. According to ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Gig In California

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet will be performing another concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26. Bonnet's last gig at the venue, which took place on February 21, included appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri) and consisted of over an hour of ...

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RETURN TO THE SABBAT Prepare To Hit The Road

RETURN TO THE SABBAT, the British band fronted by former SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier, are currently negotiating with promoters from Holland, Belgium, Serbia, Ireland and the U.S. in an attempt to bring their unique brand of "blasphemous pagan metal" mayhem to territories outside their home country. In other news, Walkyier's brand-new side project THE CLAN ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Tarzana Set List Revealed

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP/ALCATRAZZ frontman Graham Bonnet's set list for his one-off solo appearance at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21 consisted of the following: 01. God Blessed Video (ALCATRAZZ) 02. Stand In Line (IMPELLITTERI) 03. Don't Look Down 04. S.O.S. 05. Love's No Friend (RAINBOW) 06. Island In The Sun (ALCATRAZZ) 07. ...

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IMPELLITTERI: 'New Sound' Planned For Upcoming CD

IMPELLITTERI, the band led by guitar legend Chris Impellitteri, are currently working on their new CD, due before the end of the year. According to the group's official web site, the forthcoming album will represent "a new sound for the band. Fast, furious and a touch of opera. Chris has been talking with MAJOR producers ...

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Judge Rules In Singer's Favor In Battle Over SAXON Name

The legal battle over the SAXON band name between the group's current vocalist Biff Byford and fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson appears to be over. The following is a statement issued by Byford earlier today: "Today in London at the High Court in the Strand, in a landmark decision for the music ...

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