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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support RICHIE SCARLET In California

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be supporting RICHIE SCARLET on four Northern California dates beginning on October 27 at The Pound SF in San Francisco. Richie Scarlet is known affectionately as "The Emperor of Rock" and has played with FREHLEY'S COMET (feturing original ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have parted ways with singer Richie Wicks due to "his ongoing work commitments," according to an official statement. TYGERS OF PAN TANG hope to announce a replacement singer shortly. The group are currently preparing to begin recording the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Noises From the Cathouse" CD, tentatively ...

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Guitarist RICHIE KOTZEN Talks About His Short-Lived POISON Stint

Guitarist Richie Kotzen, who made a name for himself via his hard rock, blues-influenced albums, perhaps got his most notable exposure during his one-album stint with glam rockers POISON in the early '90s. Many regarded it as an odd pairing, having the guitar virtuoso step in for the significantly less technically proficient C.C. Deville. But ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, VINCE NEIL Get Charitable

James Hetfield (METALLICA) and Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE) are among the musicians who have donated jackets and guitar straps used to make a limited collection of one-of-a-kind Nixon watches, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting MAP (Musicians Assistance Program). "What started out as the LTD Collection, a unique, limited collection of watches and wallets made ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer: This Is The Best Line-Up We've Ever Had

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan recently spoke to The New Zealand Herald about the group's past lineup changes and the band's present incarnation, which consists of Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. "We had a conversation about this the other day and I think this is the ...

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VINNIE MOORE: Guitar Clinic Photos Posted Online

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore's official web site is currently hosting a number of new photos from some of Vinnie's recent German guitar clinics. Check them out here. As previously reported, veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will be playing bass for UFO on their U.S. ...

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UFO: RICHIE SCARLET To Fill In On Bass During U.S. Tour

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will be playing bass for UFO on their U.S. tour starting on April 22 at Jaxx in Springfield, West Virginia. Scarlet will be filling in for Pete Way, who was apparently unable to re-enter the country in time for the tour ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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RICHIE SCARLET: Former FREHLEY'S COMET Guitarist To Issue New Solo CD

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will release his fourth solo album, "Live: Stage to Stage", on April 6 through Front Row Seat Media. According to an official press release, the disc contains "blues-infused, working-man rock & roll … delivered with power and vitality showcasing originals and ...

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Report: OZZY's Daughter, LIONEL's Girl Clash Over DEADSY Frontman

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's eldest daughter Aimee has prompted Los Angeles police to launch an investigation into "The Simple Life" star Nicole Richie after claiming Richie is harassing her. The reclusive Osbourne has told cops that Richie, the daughter of soul star Lionel Richie, has been making harassing phone calls ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

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DOHENY: Live Appearances Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the following gigs during March/April: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA In other news, Clayden and Morrison performed with Billy's side project CAMP ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

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METALLICA, PUDDLE OF MUDD Confirmed For 'America's Party'

METALLICA and PUDDLE OF MUDD are among the acts set to perform on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) for Fox's "America's Party" celebration, according to Billboard.com. Also featuring ASHANTI, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, WESTSIDE CONNECTION, KEITH URBAN and DJ FUNKMASTER FLEX, the event will air live from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. ET (tape-delayed for ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Have Been Writing New Songs All Summer'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Boston-based freelance writer Debby Rao about his new band and the group's future activities, including their upcoming mini-tour with TWISTED SISTER. When asked why he wasn't using guitarist Richie Scarlett on the band's forthcoming tour, Sebastian said, "I love Richie. He is great. But the thing ...

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Former POISON/MR. BIG Guitarist To Release New Acoustic CD

Former POISON/MR. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will shortly issue a new album, titled "Acoustic Cuts". "This is different from the CD that was sold at my live shows in Japan," Kotzen writes on his web site. The complete track listing for "Acoustic Cuts" is as follows: 01. Change 02. What Is... 03. High 04. Don't ...

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