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Hard Rock Artists Come Together For Benefit CD

In 2004 there were more than 1,000,000 cases of cancer reported in the United States and according to published reports about 1,500 people die every day from cancer. It was also in 2004 that the Chicago rock band ENUFF Z'NUFF found out that drummer Ricky Parent was battling cancer. Fans and friends offered immediate support ...

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BENEDICTUM: Debut Album Due In January

Locomotive Records have announced a January 20, 2006 release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, California epic power metal band BENEDICTUM, postponing an earlier release that had been set for October 17. "While we were all really looking forward to having 'Uncreation' in stores this year rather than next this move is ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Offically In Writing Mode

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, everybody? Just getting back from doing some running, doing four miles every other day and starting five next week. I'm trying to get in shape for a half-marathon next year, maybe the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Enlist Drummer MARK SCHULMAN For OZZFEST Dates

VELVET REVOLVER have enlisted veteran drummer Mark Schulman (CHER, STEVIE NICKS, SHERYL CROW, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL, STEVE STEVENS) to fill in for injured Matt Sorum during the band's upcoming Ozzfest trek. VELVET REVOLVER are currently utilizing the services of Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, PRIDE & GLORY) as a temporary replacement for Sorum, but ...

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BENEDICTUM Sign With LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS

BENEDICTUM (formerly BOUND), the San Diego-based band fronted by powerhouse female vocalist Veronica Freeman, have inked a deal with Locomotive Records. The group's debut album, which will be produced by Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), is scheduled for release on October 17. BENEDICTUM were reportedly "discovered" by DIO guitarist Graig Goldy, who was impressed enough with ...

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Russell Allen's... - RUSSELL ALLEN'S ATOMIC SOUL

You know him as the voice of American progressive metal band SYMPHONY X. Russell Allen is the gritty DIO-esque voice that gives the New Jersey band an extra punch. "Russell Allen's Atomic Soul" proves that Mr. Allen knows a thing or two about '70s hard rock, and goddamn does he ever do it justice! Everything ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: 'Big Change' Coming Next Week

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost (ex-SAVATAGE) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey brothers of metal. Well its time to give you a full update on the WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY, and my next solo CD, 'Out in The Cold'. Well, WITCHES will have a big change in the next ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For Colorado's ROCK JAM

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed for the third annual Rock Jam, set to take place September 9-10, a Friday and Saturday, in Mack at the Country Jam Ranch in Grand Junction, Colorado. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are LOVERBOY, CHEAP TRICK, EDGAR WINTER, THE LITTLE RIVER BAND, UNCLE KRACKER, FOREIGNER and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. ...

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PLACE VENDOME To Feature Songwriting From PINK CREAM 69, Vocals By Ex-HELLOWEEN Singer

More information has been revealed about the PLACE VENDOME project, featuring a guest appearance by former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske. PLACE VENDOME (named after the world-renowned square in Paris), which is headed up by Frontiers Records owner Serafino Perugino, has finished recording 11 songs, which are said to follow a straight melodic rock/AOR sound, "comparable ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has inked a solo deal with Frontiers Records. Joe is currently busy putting the finishing touches on his new studio album, entitled "Usual Suspects", which is being recorded in New York under the direction of longtime partner and friend Bob Held. The production ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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THE DARKNESS: No Plans To Work With Producer 'MUTT' LANGE

Contrary to published reports, THE DARKNESS will NOT be utilizing the services of legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, FOREIGNER) on their upcoming sophomore album. Some Internet sources have gone as far as to quote the members of the band as saying that the follow-up to last year's gold-certified "Permission to ...

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THE DARKNESS To Work With Legendary AC/DC Producer On Sophomore Album

THE DARKNESS have recruited legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lange to produce the follow-up to their mega-selling debut CD, "Permission to Land", according to NME.com. Lange, who is married to country/pop superstar Shania Twain, has previously produced a number of classic rock albums from such artists as AC/DC, DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS and FOREIGNER. In other ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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VAN HALEN: HAGAR Reunion Update

The Van Halen Mailing List (www.van-halen.org) has issued the following update regarding the recent rumors of a possible VAN HALEN reunion with former singer Sammy Hagar: "As with all VAN HALEN rumors, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but the following has been confirmed by a fairly reliable source ...

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