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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For Minnesota's MOONDANCE JAM

DEF LEPPARD has been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Moondance Jam classic rock festival, set to take place July 11-14 in Walker, MN. DEF LEPPARD wll perform on July 11. Also scheduled to appear are LOVERBOY, THE NEW CARS, SMASHMOUTH, THE FIXX, MOODY BLUES and TOTO. For more information, visit

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ERIK NORLANDER, LANA LANE Channel Now On YouTube

Videos featuring Think Tank Media symphonic/prog rock couple Erik Norlander and Lana Lane are now featured on YouTube.com at this location. The popular musicians have compiled full-length videos from the many projects they created over almost 15 years and have posted 13 videos at the Think Tank Music YouTube channel for their fans' ...

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Drummer BRIAN TICHY Comments On EDDIE VAN HALEN Jam

Drummer Brian Tichy (BILLY IDOL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, GILBY CLARKE, PRIDE & GLORY) performed with Eddie Van Halen in late September for the launch of a porn movie called "Sacred Sin", for which Eddie recorded two songs. Dubbed "The Gathering", the private, invitation-only bash took place on September 30 at "the 5150 Estate in Los Angeles," ...

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Out In the Cold - FROST

Jack Frost's talents are undisputed. His tenure in SEVEN WITCHES and his all-too-brief time in SAVATAGE were proof enough of the man's guitar prowess, and his last solo record, the raucous 2004 outing "Raise Your Fist To Metal", was a fun smorgasbord of different styles and vocalists held together by Frost's tasteful songwriting and skilled ...

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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Begins Recording New Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore is scheduled to begin recording his new solo album in New York City today (Wednesday, Sept. 27). Laying down drums on the CD is Van Romaine, who has previously played with such artists as BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS, KANSAS, JOAN OSBORNE, BILLY JOEL and STEVE MORSE. Engineering duties are being handled ...

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UFO: 'The Monkey Puzzle' Audio Samples Available

Legendary hard rock band UFO has uploaded audio samples of all the tracks that will appear finalized on its new album, "The Monkey Puzzle", due in Europe on September 25 via SPV Records (one day later in North America). The follow-up to 2004's "You Are Here" was recorded at Area 51 Studios with producer Tommy ...

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BENEDICTUM To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'The Vault'

San Diego, CA power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, will be making an 11:30 a.m. PST in-studio appearance on KNAC.COM's "The Vault", hosted by DJ Will, on Sunday, August 27. BENEDICTIUM, who were recently nominated in the "Best Hard Rock" ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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UFO: 'The Monkey Puzzle' Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Legendary hard rock band UFO has finalized the track listing and artwork for its new album, "The Monkey Puzzle" as the title of their new studio album, due in Europe on September 25 via SPV Records (one day later in North America). The follow-up to 2004's "You Are Here" was recorded at Area 51 Studios ...

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Former XYSMA Guitarist Passes Away

Former XYSMA guitar player Toni Stranius (a.k.a. Minister Stranus), who played with the band from 1991 until 1998, reportedly passed away on July 7, 2006. He was 34 years old. No further details are currenty available. According to the All Music Guide, Finland's enigmatic XYSMA were formed in the late '80s by a colorfully named ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On SANTANA Tribute Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new UFO album will be released at the end of September [September 26 in North America]. It's called 'The Monkey Puzzle' and will be out on SPV. We'll be doing a series of shows in July and August and then ...

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UFO: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Legendary hard rock band UFO has set "The Monkey Puzzle" as the title of their new studio album, due in Europe on September 25 via SPV Records (one day later in North America). The follow-up to 2004's "You Are Here" was recorded at Area 51 Studios with producer Tommy Newton, who also worked with the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Comments On 'SuperGroup' Season Finale

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has commented on the season finale of "SuperGroup", the VH1 "reality" TV program starring Bach, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, Ted Nugent, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). Filming for the program commenced on February 22, with the premise being to lock several musicians in ...

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DAMNOCRACY Demos Posted Online

DAMNOCRACY — the new band featuring Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW; vocals), Evan Seinfeld (BIOHAZARD; bass), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX; guitar), Ted Nugent (guitar), and Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER; drums) — have posted rough demo versions of three songs on their MySpace profile. Check out the tracks "Take It Back", "UltrAlive" and "Edge of the World" ...

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COMMUNIC Replace EXODUS AT Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Norwegian progressive/power metal band COMMUNIC, who feature in their ranks ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have reportedly replaced EXODUS on the billing of this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Comments On Episode Three Of 'SuperGroup'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has commented on episode three of "SuperGroup", the VH1 "reality" TV program starring Ian, Ted Nugent, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). Filming for the program commenced on February 22, with the premise being to lock several musicians in a ...

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EXODUS Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter: "Having cooperatively solved several organisational problems in advance and acommodating the ...

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BEYOND FEAR Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Warm-Up Show

BEYOND FEAR, the new Ohio-based band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens alongside guitarist John Comprix (SPAWN, 13 FACES), Dennis Hayes (ex-WINTERS BANE, SEVEN WITCHES) on bass, Dwane Bihary (MISSING SKIN) on rhythm guitar, and drummer Eric Elkins (CRYPTKICKER, ALL YOU FEAR), have been confirmed for the Bang Your ...

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