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It's Official: VINNIE MOORE, JASON BONHAM Join UFO

As first reported here on July 18, guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has now officially joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio in September to ...

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VINNIE MOORE To Join UFO?

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore is strongly rumored to have joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio before the end of the year to begin work on ...

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WAYSTED: First Interview In 20 Years Posted Online

The reunited hard rockers WAYSTED, featuring UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman, sat down for their first interview in 20 years on June 3. Click here to download or stream the interview. As previously reported, WAYSTED recently started recording a new CD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an ...

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UFO To Record New Album Later In The Year

UFO bassist Pete Way has issued an official statement clarifying the group's present status and future plans. Way's statement reads as follows: "The UFO situation is ongoing, we're waiting to put together the absolutely right formation. Myself, I never said [former EUROPE guitarist] John [Norum] would be joining. We liked his playing. We still are ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Forms New Band

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has reportedly teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, tentatively dubbed THE SCHUGAR/SCHENKER BAND. The group, which is currently in the studio recording demos, is rounded out by Matt Indes (drums), Mark Lehman (bass), and Fred Robinson (guitar). MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s new album, ...

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WAYSTED Reform

UFO bassist Pete Way has reformed his mid-'80s band WAYSTED with original vocalist Fin and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman. Here is Pete's official statement on the matter: "He 's back and he's bad and he means business! "Yes, the king of chaos, the master of mayhem is back. Yes, Mr. Fin is back in town, ...

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JOHN NORUM 'Not Officially' In UFO

Despite previous reports to the contrary UFO have yet to officially enlist former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum as a replacement for Michael Schenker, according to Norum's web site (www.johnnorum.com). John is currently working on a new solo album in California, tentatively due before the end of the year. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Unveil New Lineup

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) — featuring Michael Schenker (guitars), Chris Logan (vocals), Stu Hamm (bass) and Jeremy Colson (drums) — are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions", scheduled for a June release via Mascot Records in Europe and Shrapnel in the U.S. Guitarist Schenker assembled MSG in the early ...

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UFO Bassist Comments On JOHN NORUM's Addition

UFO bassist Pete Way has issued the following statement regarding former EUROPE guitarist John Norum's addition to the group: "John is a very good friend of [UFO singer] Phil [Mogg] and myself, a guitar player we both admire, and we have talked about playing with him for a long time. I can't tell anything exact ...

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Former EUROPE/DOKKEN Guitarist Joins UFO

UFO have officially recruited former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum as a replacement for Michael Schenker. Norum was last rumored to be possibly joining the band back in 1996 when the "Walk On Water" tour went belly-up, but now after a recent stint with DOKKEN, he finally joins the band officially. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: Flying V Guitar For Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, THE SCORPIONS, MSG) is now offering his #2 Flying V, the guitar he favored for "The Unforgiven" tour, for sale on eBay. Listing details are as follows: Item name: Michael Schenker's 1979 Gibson Flying V real Item number: 2514879283 Listing duration: 7 days Start date: March 09, 2003 at 19:15:06 ...

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MSG Singer To Guest On PAT TRAVERS Solo CD

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Chris Logan has laid down backing vocals a few songs for a new PAT TRAVERS solo album, due in the spring through Shrapnel Records. The album, which was recorded at Field Of Dreams Studios in Las Vegas, is "definitely a real rocker," according to Logan. "Definitely be on the lookout for ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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GOTTHARD, KINGDOM COME To Team Up For European Tour

GOTTHARD and KINGDOM COME will team up for a European tour in the spring. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 27 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music Mar. 28 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof Mar. 29 - Ehrwald, AUT @ Musikcafé Mar. 30 - Feldkirch, AUT @ Montforthaus Apr. 02 - Salzburg, AUT @ Rockhouse ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Quits UFO — Again

Guitarist Michael Schenker has quit UFO. The official statement announcing Schenker's departure from the group reads as follows: "Michael Schenker quits UFO!!! Michael gives back his 50% so they can tour (without Michael Schenker). Be aware if you buy a UFO concert ticket — it will be without Michael Schenker! Don't be fooled again." In ...

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DARKWELL Announce European Dates

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner), have announced the following dates: Jan. 11 – Bozen, ITA @ Jugendzentrum Papperlapapp Jan. 31 – Bruneck, ITA @ UFO tbc Feb. 01 – Graz, AUT @ Explosiv Feb. 06 – Ingolstadt, GER @ ParadoX Feb. 07 – Hengelo, NETH @ Metropol Feb. 08 – ...

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JEFF KOLLMANN To Produce GLENN HUGHES CD

Back from a successful UK tour with $IGN Of 4, featuring UFO vocalist Phil Mogg, Los Angeles-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman is gearing up to enter the studio with 'The Voice of Rock', GLENN HUGHES, on December 15. Kollman will produce, co-write, and contribute guitar to Hughes' forthcoming rock record which is being recorded at Kollman's ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: I Have Been Contacted By Aliens!

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar is a true believer of extraterrestrial life outside this planet and solar system as well as intelligent life observing humans in their everyday lives. "It's been a long, long time, but back in about '68, in Fontana, California, I had this unbelievable experience that would take this whole interview ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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$IGN OF 4 Line Up UK Dates

$IGN OF 4, featuring vocalist Phil Mogg (UFO), guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), and bassist Chris Maloney (PRINCE, DWEEZIL ZAPPA), have announced two UK dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 17 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Nov. 19 – London, UK @ The Marquee ...

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UFO Frontman, Bassist Announce Solo Gigs

UFO frontman Phil Mogg will reportedly play a solo show at The Marquee Club in London, UK on November 19th. In related news, UFO bassist Pete Way and his "solo" band — Walt James on guitar/backing vocals and Scott Phillips on drums (the same musicians that appeared on Way's Amphetamine CD) — performed a gig ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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