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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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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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