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Renowned Cover Artist Remembers VOIVOD's PIGGY

Renowned album-cover artist Ioannis (FATES WARNING, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DREAM THEATER, UFO, KING CRIMSON) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "In the early summer of 1989 on my second job for Mechanic Records after finishing DREAM THEATER I flew up to Montreal to meet four ...

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UFO: Putting Finishing Touches On Live DVD

Legendary hard rock band UFO have posted the following message on their official web site: "We're all back home now after the summer 2005 tour, and just wanted to put a big THANK YOU on our website to all of you who showed up at our concerts between May and July. "We are now putting ...

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UFO's PAUL RAYMOND: U.S. Tour Recap

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has issued the following recap of the group's recent U.S. tour: "Well, I'm just back from the U.S. tour, still a bit jet-lagged but very happy about the great reception we got Stateside. Things started out on the east coast, with sound ticket sales and enthusiastic audiences. Jeff Kollman stepped in ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD 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: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Selland Arena City/State: Fresno, Calif. Date: July 21, 2005 Attendance: 1,866 Capacity: 6,545 Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On New Music With 'Special Guest Star'

THE LIZARDS, the band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "How about this heat? Well, it isn't stopping us from making music! Besides, we are keeping cool in our underground lair at Electric Randyland Studios. We are hard ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE 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: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: KeySpan Park City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date: July 9, 2005 Attendance: 9,645 Capacity: 10,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Selma, Texas Date: June 25, 2005 Attendance: ...

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W.A.S.P., UFO, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, CA. Date: June 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $3,761 Attendance: 184 Capacity: 1,019 Artist/Event: UFO Venue: Trocadero City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: 7/9/05 Gross Sales: $5,183 Attendance: ...

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QUIET RIOT Artwork Available

In the spring of 1995, a newly reformed QUIET RIOT met with artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, UFO, SEPULTURA, DOKKEN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and asked him to do a painting and design the CD for their then-upcoming new album, entitled "Down to the Bone". The band wanted to use their longtime ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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WAYSTED: U.K. Headlining Tour Announced

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), have announced the details of their U.K. headlining tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 09 - The Tackeroo - Hednesford Sep. 10 - The Half Moon - Paignton Sep. 11 ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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THE LIZARDS: New DVD, Live CD In The Works

THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Home safely! Had a wonderful tour with UFO and we are looking forward to reuniting with them in the USA. We have added some U.S. dates in July to our ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Cancels YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Tour

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS, UFO) has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am sorry to tell you that I have to cancel MSG's upcoming tour with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. It has turned out to be a catastrophe. The tour I agreed to was a co-headline deal with Yngwie ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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Vocalist MIKE DIMEO Officially Quits RIOT

After a number of years and several album recordings with the band, vocalist Mike DiMeo has officially quit RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). Mike commented, "I have done more with THE LIZARDS in the past six months then with RIOT for the ...

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BAD MOON RISING To Release Triple CD Via FRONTIERS

Frontiers Records have announced that they have secured a deal with the Los Angeles–based hard rock group BAD MOON RISING. BAD MOON RISING released during the '90s three amazing hard rock albums that highlighted the talents of British singer Kal Swan and axeman Doug Aldrich (currently guitarist for WHITESNAKE). Both musicians were former members of ...

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UFO: Upcoming DVD To Include Footage From Studio Session

In addition to a full-length concert performance, filmed on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, the upcoming UFO DVD will also include songs from a studio session where the band will play tracks which in the past have rarely been performed on stage. The proposed track listing, chosen as the result of ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour with IAN HUNTER BAND And UFO

Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey, opening for ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes, hard rockers THE LIZARDS will be performing a series of gigs with the IAN HUNTER BAND (ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE) and heavy metal legends UFO. THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BOC, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Album Cover Available

Renowned album-cover artist Ioannis (FATES WARNING, DEEP PURPLE, SEPULTURA, DREAM THEATER, UFO, KING CRIMSON) has just finished the artwork for BIOHAZARD's new and final album, "Means To An End", that is being released by SPV in early summer. Dangerous Age Graphics is making available a limited edition signed print of the cover. This will be ...

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JAKE E. LEE: 'Retraced' U.S. Release Date Announced

Shrapnel Records has set an April 26 U.S. release date for former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, "Retraced", (the CD will be released in Europe on April 25 via Mascot Records). The album, which was engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. ...

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