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Band Featuring MICHAEL SCHENKER's Son Have A New Name

RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL, the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker, the son of the fabled SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker, have changed their name to FASTER INFERNO. The Cambridgeshire blues-influenced hard rock act, who also include singer Matt Taylor, bassist Andy Raeburn and drummer Phill France, will be supporting the MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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UFO, VIXEN Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES CUSTOM SHOW

UFO and VIXEN have been confirmed for the 23rd annual Rock & Blues Custom Show, set to take place July 27-30 in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 27: GRAHAM BONNET BEHOLDER Friday, July 28: UFO VIXEN AMEIRCAN DOG STATETROOPER Saturday, July 29: M3 THE QUIREBOYS ANTIPRODUCT More acts ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

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WAYSTED To Open For NAZARETH In Leeds

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), will open for NAZARETH at The Irish Centre in Leeds, England on February 14. WAYSTED's comeback CD, "Back from the Dead", was issued last year via Majestic Rock Records. ...

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UFO Guitarist To Release 'Best Of' Collection

Famed guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore (VICIOUS RUMORS, ALICE COOPER, UFO) will be releasing a "best of" compilation in the very near future via Shrapnel Records. The cover art is currently being produced and a release date will be announced in the next few days. Also in the works for Moore is a long-awaited new solo ...

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THE QUILL: Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's THE QUILL have set "In Triumph" as the title of their fifth album, due on April 7 via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD was recorded at Area 51 studios in Celle, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (VICTORY, UFO, HELLOWEEN). Commented Newton in a statement: "It was a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to ...

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UFO Begin Writing New Material

Legendary hard rockers UFO have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are delighted to welcome [drummer] Andy Parker back into the UFO family and as you know, Andy already played his 'first' gig as part of UFO's headlining festival show last November in Granada, Spain. Jason Bonham is now playing with ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer Joins DAMAGE CONTROL

Former AC/DC/ASIA drummer Chris Slade has joined DAMAGE CONTROL, the new band featuring UFO/WAYSTED bassist Pete Way and Robin George. Slade will be joining Pete and Robin in the studio to work on DAMAGE CONTROL's debut album, "Raw", tentatively due later in the year. Several mixes from the forthcoming CD are available for preview at ...

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Renowned Cover Artist Releases Limited-Edition Line Of Merchandise

Rock cover artist Ioannis has just made available a limited-edition line of merchandise of his artwork, including t-shirts, 2006 rock calendars, mugs, mousepads and other products of his most popular cover artwork for such acts as DEEP PURPLE, BIOHAZARD, UFO, QUIET RIOT, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALLMAN BROTHERS and many others. To view and ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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Showtime - UFO

Put out a landmark recording like 1978's "Strangers in the Night" — considered by many to be one of the greatest live rock albums of all time — and you can pretty well kiss goodbye any chance of ever matching it with a future live album. Fortunately, a revamped UFO lineup that features long-timers Phil ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'I Have Been Threatened'

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) has posted the following message on his web site: "I have been threatened and don't feel safe coming back to the States. Even after making support payments I was told that this was turned over to support enforcement and that I must pay or the measurements would be ...

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'Heavy Metal In The Country': German Documentary To Air In February

A brand-new documentary focusing on Nuclear Blast Records, one of the world's most successful independent heavy metal record companies, and its founder, Markus Staiger, is scheduled to air on February 2, 2006 on the European channel Arte. Dubbed "Heavy Metal in the Country", the film's synopsis reads as follows: "Donzdorf on the edge of the ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: NONPOINT, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA, ANNIHILATOR, UFO

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 15, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest ten, except numbers between 1,000 and 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; and numbers above 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest thousand): NONPOINT ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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UFO Keyboardist Comments On Return Of Drummer ANDY PARKER

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has posted the following message on his official web site: "I'm really delighted that [drummer] Andy Parker is coming back on board. I heard it through the grapevine that his personal circumstances had changed recently and, although he had previously been unable to take up the UFO drum stool due to ...

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UFO: 'Showtime' DVD Trailer Posted Online

A trailer for the upcoming UFO DVD, "Showtime" has been posted online at Ufo-Music.info. The "Showtime" CD and DVD were recorded at Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on May 13, 2005. The set will arrive in Europe on November 14, except in Germany, where it will surface on November 11. "Showtime" track listing: DVD ...

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