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MÖTLEY CRÜE, ALICE COOPER, WHITESNAKE, DISTURBED 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena City/State: Knoxville, Tenn. Date: Sept 11, 2005 Attendance: 4,626 Capacity: 4,626 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: New York State Fair City/State: Syracuse, N.Y. Date: Aug. 31, 2005 Attendance: 5,912 Capacity: 16,400 Artist/Event: ...

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RIOT Singer: Rap Is Not Music

In a recent interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe, vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, THE LIZARDS) discussed RIOT's upcoming album, THE LIZARDS' recent tour with hard rock legends UFO, the rumors that he'd quit RIOT, as well as the differences between European and American audiences. DiMeo also offered his opinion on the state ...

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THE QUILL To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Sweden's THE QUILL will enter Area 51 studios in Celle, Germany on Thursday (September 1) with producer Tommy Newton (VICTORY, UFO, HELLOWEEN) to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2006 release via SPV/Steamhammer Records. 13 new songs will be recorded for the CD, including "Trespass", "Rock and Roll Might Be Dead", "Slave/Master" ...

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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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