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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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Tribute To RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Arrive In November

A tribute to former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, titled "Blackmore's Castle: A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow", is slated for release on November 11 through Lion Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. MISTER KITE – Bloodsucker 02. TRANSCENDENCE – Perfect Strangers 03. ARABESQUE – STARGAZER 04. LARS ...

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Former BLUE MURDER Bassist Joins FENDER's Artist Relations Dept.

Former BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has joined Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) as part of its Artist Relations Department. Bringing more than twenty five years of professional experience on stage and in the studio, as well as his lifelong love of making music, Franklin will utilize his numerous music industry relationships to help ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: U.K. Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced a U.K. tour in November. "For ALL our fans in Renaissance Garb — please call the theater directly and tell them you will be in Garb for special seating," reads a post on the band's web site. "Limited special ...

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New UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Speaks!

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has issued a lengthy statement commenting on the recent announcement that he has been selected to replace Michael Schenker in UFO. Moore's statement reads as follows: "Hello all! It's absolutely true. I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS. I was driving in my truck a few weeks ago and saw some strange lights ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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KID ROCK And PAMELA: Romance Heating Up Again

Dirk Meissner of Canadian Press is reporting that "Detroit rapper Kid Rock and Canadian bikini knockout Pamela Anderson gave all indications the couple's reportedly on-again, off-again romance was definitely back on during a celebrity fundraising event in Victoria, star watchers said Wednesday (July 16). "But there still isn't a wedding date. "It was reported last ...

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CORNERSTONE: The Making Of The 'Best Album RAINBOW Never Recorded'

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", tentatively due in the fall. The following is the latest update from White's official web site: "Steen has been working day and night on the production ...

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A DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Collaboration?

According to URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box, a new CD is currently being recorded in Florida by the following lineup of musicians: Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) – drums Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE) – bass Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) - vocals Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – keyboards Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) – guitars No ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Raves About The New CORNERSTONE Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, tentatively due in the fall. "I am bursting at the seams, waiting to get on the plane and get started on the singing," White writes on his official web site. ...

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DIO: Anthology Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing has been released for "Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning singer Ronnie James Dio's entire career as a Warner Bros. Records recording artist. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up ...

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SILENCER Add New Guitarist

Colorado's SILENCER have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Lynn to the group's ranks. Lynn joins the band as a replacement for Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), who left the group last October. "Dan proved his ability during his live fill-in appearances and subsequent rehearsals starting back in November 2002, and the band ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Set American Release Date For Live CD

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), have set a Feb. 25 American release date through SPV Records for their double live CD, "Past Times With Good Company". This release includes a new cover photo, different bonus track and alternate photos from those found on the European and Japanese versions. ...

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BALANCE OF POWER Split With Singer, Commence Work On New Album

BALANCE OF POWER have parted company with vocalist Lance King. The band, who have recruited an as-yet-undisclosed "internationally-known" singer to replace King, have commenced work on the follow-up to "Perfect Balance", due in the spring on Massacre Records in Europe and Avalon Marquee Records in Japan. Tentatively titled "Heathen Machine", the upcoming CD promises to ...

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Demonheart - LUCA TURILLI

In the finest traditions of kooky erstwhile RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, flamboyant Italian metallers RHAPSODY clearly aren't shy of opening themselves up to potential ridicule. And, unsurprisingly, with guitarist Luca Turilli going solo from time to time, neither is he afraid of assuming the mirth-ridden mantle. The big smirking point with this EP (preceding the ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: Why I Decided To Abandon Hard Rock

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore recently spoke with ClassicRockRevisited.com about his decision to leave behind the hard rock sound of his previous groups and move into a Renaissance direction with his current project BLACKMORE'S NIGHT (which also features Blackmore's longtime companion, Candice Night). "In 1995, when I reformed RAINBOW and recorded 'Stranger In Us ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE: RAINBOW Reunion Rumors Are False

Rumors of former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore reforming RAINBOW with either Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner are false, a spokesperson for the guitar legend says. The rumor allegedly was circulated by a German magazine, which fabricated the quote that Blackmore was looking to reform RAINBOW, said the spokesperson. The livid Blackmore had ...

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RITCHIE WILKISON Leaves SILENCER

Colorado's SILENCER have parted ways with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS). "It is with great regret that we must announce lead guitarist Ritchie Wilkison has left SILENCER as of last Sunday 10/27," begins the group's official statement on the matter. "The band were informed via e-mail one week before their CD release/tour ...

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SILENCER Cancels Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), has cancelled its southwest "Structures" tour which was slated to start Sunday, Nov. 3 in New Mexico. "Very recent unforeseeable circumstances that have arisen prevent us from getting on the road this November," reads a statement on the group's official ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Release Live CD In November

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), will be issuing a double live CD, titled Past Times With Good Company, on November 20th in Japan. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: Disc 1: 01. Shadow Of The Moon 02. Play Minstrel Play 03. Minstrel Hall 04. Past ...

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SILENCER Complete Work On New EP

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have completed work on a new EP, entitled Structures, for an October 29th release. The five-song EP will be available at Denver-area independent record stores (to be announced shortly), select distributors and from the band directly. The full track listing ...

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PRONG Ink Deal With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC, Prepare To Issue Live Album

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — have inked a worldwide recording deal with Locomotive Music and will release their first live album on October 15th, to be followed by a new studio record in April. "We are very excited ...

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SILENCER To Record New EP, Perform Indiana Gig

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in their ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), will be entering Indianapolis, Indiana's Surf Studios on September 1st to record a new EP, due out this fall. While in Indiana, they will perform a gig at the Ritz in Indianapolis on Friday, September 6th. Also appearing on ...

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