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Reunited Hard Rockers EUROPE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited hard rockers EUROPE have been confirmed as one of the headliners this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. EUROPE will top the bill on Saturday, June 12, while JUDAS PRIEST will close the day's festivities on Thursday, June 10. The complete list of bands currently ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Play Pre-NAMM Show In Hollywood

The JEFF KOLLMAN BAND, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Paul Shannon (SCOTT HENDERSON), and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL), will make a pre-NAMM show appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood this coming Wednesday, January 14. In addition to songs from both COSMOSQUAD releases and Jeff ...

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PAT TRAVERS BAND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

PAT TRAVERS BAND are the latest act confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer To Record Album Of Covers

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970s. "This album's a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by HUMBLE PIE, MOTT ...

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LOST HORIZON, CARNAL FORGE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

LOST HORIZON, HEART, DR. FEELGOOD, CARNAL FORGE and SUN CAGED are the latest artists confirmed for next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On JORDAN RUDESS Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore started recording solos Thursday (Dec. 11) for the new Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) solo record. This will be the first time Jordan and Vinnie have recorded together since Vinnie's "Time Odyssey" record was released in 1988. Moore will be featured on two songs. Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse will ...

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UFO To Release New Album In February

UFO have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The group's first album to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and contains 11 new songs, including "The Spark That Is ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Set North American Release Date For Debut Album

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set a March 9, 2004 release date through Sanctuary Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features contributions ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'Under Construction' CD On Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, dubbed simply SCHUGAR/SCHENKER. The group recently completed work on an eight-song demo, entitled "Under Construction", which they are currently making available to the public in addition to using it to procure a record deal. The complete ...

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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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SHOK PARIS Announce Lineup For BANG YOUR HEAD Appearance

Ohio-based metallers SHOK PARIS have announced the lineup for their upcoming reunion show at the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. Confirmed to appear at the event are Vic Hix (vocals), Ken Erb (guitar), Kel Berkshire (bass), Jan Roll (drums) and George Mihalovich (guitar). ...

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PETE WAY: The Latest On The New UFO And WAYSTED Albums

UFO bassist Pete Way has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello everybody, "I am putting together the final arrangements on getting overseas to join UFO and begin recording. I should be leaving for Hanover, Germany within the week. "I am so excited about this record! I have heard some great stuff ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN To Embark On First-Ever European Tour

Guitarist Jeff Kollman, much sought-after collaborator and producer for rock luminaries such as Glenn Hughes ("Songs In The Key of Rock"), UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4's "Dancing with St. Peter"), and the just released HTP album featuring Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner, is once again spreading his wings as a solo artist and has ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Career Retrospective On The Way

SPV Records has announced plans to release a career retrospective from MICHAEL SCHENKER, titled "Forever And More - The Best of Michael Schenker". The complete track listing for the double-CD compilation (view cover here) is as follows: CD1: 01. Armed And Ready (live) (MSG) 02. Pilot Of Your Soul (MSG) 03. Cry For ...

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New UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Speaks!

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has issued a lengthy statement commenting on the recent announcement that he has been selected to replace Michael Schenker in UFO. Moore's statement reads as follows: "Hello all! It's absolutely true. I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS. I was driving in my truck a few weeks ago and saw some strange lights ...

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