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MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

MEGADETH, UFO, CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE are among the bands confirmed for this year's Rock Fest, set to take place July 14-17 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete billing for the festival is as follows: Thursday, July 14: 04:30 GB LEIGHTON 06:30 APRIL WINE 08:30 EVERCLEAR 11:00 COLLECTIVE SOUL Friday, July 15: 12:45 FRANKY PEREZ 02:15 ...

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UFO: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary hard rock band UFO have lined up the following U.S. dates in July: Jul. 06 – New York, NY – B.B. King's Jul. 07 - Hampton Beach - NH - Casino Jul. 08 - Baltimore - MD - House Of Rock Jul. 09 - Philadelphia - PA - The Trocadero Jul. 12 - Cleveland ...

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JAKE E. LEE's 'Retraced' To Receive European Release In Late April

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

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), are the latest band to be confirmed for this year's 22nd annual Rock & Blues festival in Pentrich, Derbyshire. The biker festival, famous for its "custom bike shows, live music, birds, blokes and beers," attracts ...

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UFO To Tour U.S. In July

According to Ticketmaster.com, UFO are scheduled to perform at B.B. Kings in New York City on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Additional U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon. As previously reported, the current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham ...

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SCENES To Release Debut Album This Month

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will release their full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", in Europe on March 21 via Escapi. A U.S. release will follow in April. The CD was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Unplugged California' Tour Postponed Until 2006

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) has postponed his previously announced "Unplugged California Tour" to sometime next year. No reason was given for the postponement. Michael Schenker is currently working on a special CD to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. Entitled "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", the CD will feature guest appearances ...

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JAKE E. LEE: New Album Samples Posted Online

JakeELee.com has uploaded exclusive sample tracks from former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's upcoming "covers" album, which is scheduled for release this spring via Shrapnel Records. The CD, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: More 'Unplugged' Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) will be embarking on the "Unplugged California Tour" with keyboardist Wayne Findlay and vocalist Kelly Keeling between March 23 and March 27. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn Mar. 24 - San Juan Capastrano, CA @ Coach House Mar. 25 - Ventura, ...

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WAYSTED: New U.K. Date 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 issued the following update via their official web site: "After the enthusiastic welcome to their opening set at the Mean Fiddler WAYSTED are champing at the bit to get out on the ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Embark On 'Unplugged California' Tour

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) will be embarking on the "Unplugged California Tour" with keyboardist Wayne Findlay and vocalist Kelly Keeling between March 23 and March 27. The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 24 is the first confirmed date. More dates will be announced soon. Michael Schenker is currently working on ...

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UFO To Film DVD In May

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will record their first official DVD in May in Germany. "The band want to know which songs you would like them to perform on the DVD, with the emphasis on ...

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WAYSTED To Support THE QUIREBOYS In London

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 that they have been invited to appear at the Mean Fiddler in London on Friday, February 18 as special guests of THE QUIREBOYS. Also appearing on the bill will be TOKYO ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Covers IRON MAIDEN

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fans site MaidenFans.com, guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) and vocalist Robin McAuley who worked with the former on five MSG albums, have recorded a cover version of MAIDEN's "Run to the Hills". They also re-recorded "Save Yourself", a MSG classic. The MAIDEN cover could very ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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SCENES To Support CORNERSTONE In Europe

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will support CORNERSTONE (the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White) on several Belgian and German shows beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Vosselar, BEL @ Biebob Jan. 29 – ...

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WAYSTED Postpone U.K. Tour

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by former UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), have announced the postponement of their "Back From The Dead" U.K. tour to September 2005. "Pete Way is dealing with a close personal family problem, and feels that it is inappropriate to ...

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FATES WARNING Confirmed For Holland's HEADWAY FESTIVAL

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING have been confirmed as the headliners of the Headway Festival in Amstelveen, Netherlands on April 3. The band's appearance at Headway and their previously announced five headlining shows in February will most likely be their only shows in Europe this year. After April, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos will ...

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FATES WARNING To Film 'Simple Human' Video

FATES WARNING are reportedly scheduled to film a video for the song "Simple Human" on January 23. Directing the clip will be Jerry Clubb of MentalSuplex Productions, who has previously worked with SIX FEET UNDER on their "Dead and Buried" video. "Simple Human" (mp3) comes off the group's recently released CD, "FWX", available ...

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