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Officer Fired Over KID ROCK Autograph

Sean Seelinger of VanderbiltHustler.com is reporting that a Vanderbilt University campus officer officer was fired due to "the perception of preferential treatment" when he stopped Robert Ritchie, known as Kid Rock, in Nashville, Tennessee last Wednesday morning (Feb. 16), said Pat Cunningham, captain of operations for VUPD, during a news conference. The officer, ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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Warrant Issued For KID ROCK's Arrest

The Associated Press is reporting that Kid Rock was named in an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by city police who are investigating a report that the entertainer punched a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club. Police said they expected Kid Rock to make a court appearance in the morning. Authorities said the incident occurred ...

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STYGMA IV: In Pre-Production Mode

Austrian power metallers STYGMA IV have laid down eight new songs during the pre-production stage for their sixth album, tentatively due later in the year. "The new songs turned out very heavy during the working process," the group write on their web site. "Once again Ritchie Krenmaier created unbelievable outstanding melody lines. The new stuff ...

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KID ROCK Slams Former Publishing Company

KID ROCK announced that he is parting ways with his publishing company on Wednesday (Jan. 26). The singer issued a press release stating that he completed his obligations to Warner Chappell's BMI affiliated publishing company, Warner Tamerlane and preferred to partner with a company "more interested in music than IPOs." "We've had a great run, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Guest On KCSN's 'Galactic Voyager' Radio Show

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT members Ritchie Blackmore (guitar, ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and fiancée Candice Night (vocals) will be interviewed on the "Galactic Voyager" radio show on KCSN 88.5 FM in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, January 25 beginning at 9:00 p.m. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT recently released a compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which ...

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Appeals Court Agrees That Lawsuit Against KID ROCK Should Be Dismissed

The Associated Press is reporting that a federal appeals court agreed Tuesday that trademark and copyright infringement claims brought against singer KID ROCK should be dismissed. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a lower court ruling that KID ROCK's former business associates waited too long to file suit. The Detroit rap-rocker, whose ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: The Story Behind 'Once In A Million Years'

In a recent online posting, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night explained how she and her fiancé, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), came to record a reworked version of an old German composition for the group's recently released compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which brings together 13 ballads from ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son Issues New EP

Jürgen R. Blackmore, son of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, has just released an EP of instrumental rock. The EP contains four tracks which will be part of a CD which is being worked on at full blast and will be finished by spring 2005. Here is what Jürgen had to say about his ...

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Former RAINBOW Singer Comments On URIAH HEEP Tour

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White has commented on his upcoming U.K. tour supporting URIAH HEEP with a band called WHITE NOISE. While Doogie is in America, WHITE NOISE — who consist of members of MOSTLY AUTUMN — are rehearsing up a set of RAINBOW songs from Doogie's time with Ritchie Blackmore ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS: A Tale Of Misplaced Sewage

Pam Robinson, owner of several Houston-area clubs, recently spoke to HoustonPress.com about the time the singer from 36 CRAZYFISTS took a crap in one of their men's urinals. "My husband was going to kill him," she said. [Robinson's husband is about six-foot-four, 250 pounds, all muscle, and resembles one of the heavies in ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Romantic' Bonus DVD To Include Live Footage

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release "All Because Of You - The Romantic Collection", a "potpurri of the smoothest and most wonderful love songs of the past four BLACKMORE'S NIGHT records" in mid-September through SPV Records. A bonus DVD sampler of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO-Era RAINBOW DVD Due In August

Classic Rock Productions have announced on the release of a RAINBOW DVD, entitled "Inside Rainbow 1975-1979". The disc is said to be the first ever DVD to contain extensive footage of the Dio-fronted RAINBOW lineup in concert. Also featured is an extensive interview with former RAINBOW frontman Doogie White (currently in YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE). "Inside ...

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CHRIS HEAVEN To Contribute DEEP PURPLE Cover To BLACKMORE Tribute CD

Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME, REDLYNX) is recording a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of Fortune" for an upcoming tribute to Ritchie Blackmore being released through Finland's Lion Music. Joining Heaven on guitars will be Max Arminchiardi. In other news, Heaven and fellow original STATE OF GRACE member Luca Polich (guitar) ...

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