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DOKKEN To Perform Acoustically At New Jersey In-Store

DOKKEN will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. The band will also be doing a short acoustic performance and will be signing copies of their new CD, "Hell To Pay", which will be on sale. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette ...

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DON DOKKEN: GEORGE LYNCH Wants To Rejoin DOKKEN

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna web site (formerly Metal Reference) about the new DOKKEN CD, "Hell To Pay", and the lineup changes that have plagued the group during the recent years. Asked about the "tension" between him and former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, Dokken said, "There's not much tension between me and George ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Unleashes New Instrumental CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has just released a new instrumental CD, entitled "Furious George". The album is collection of cover tunes with extensive guitar solos that "will leave his legion of fans pointing and staring as their speakers melt in the guitar fury," according to an official press release. When asked about the album, ...

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Former DOKKEN/DIO Bassist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, whose wife, Ravinder, gave birth to a baby daughter, Olivia Marcelene Pilson, on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:19 p.m. Olivia weighed in at a healthy 4 lbs. 14 oz. Both mother and daughter (and Jeff) are doing well, according to a posting on Pilson's web ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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DOKKEN/L.A. GUNS: More Tentative Tour Dates Released

More tentative dates have been announced for the forthcoming DOKKEN/L.A. GUNS tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 17 - Burlington, IA @ Steamboat Days Jun. 18 - West Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club Jun. 22 – Columbus, OH ...

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CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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DOKKEN: New Album Delayed

Sanctuary Records has pushed back the projected release date of DOKKEN's new album, "Hell To Pay", to July 13. No reason was given for the delay. The recording line-up on "Hell To Pay" (view cover here) is as follows: Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ...

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Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN] for stepping in to ...

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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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WAR & PEACE Confirmed For England's Z ROCK 2004

WAR & PEACE, the band featuring current DIO/former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, have been confirmed to appear at Z Rock 2004 on September 19 in Liverpool, England. This will be the group's first-ever appearance on a European stage. Tickets will go on sale April 19 and will be priced at £20 each (booking fee will ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Songs Are 'Brilliant'

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his official web site: "I will be playing on the new DIO record, and I'm really looking forward to it. I've heard 9 songs and I must say it's brilliant! Ronnie and Craig (Goldy) have done a beyond amazing job of writing on this ...

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JEFF PILSON: No Plans To Tour With DIO This Summer

Bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) has confirmed that he will not be available to tour with DIO this summer due to the fact that his wife Ravinder is expecting the couple's first child in July. As previously reported, Pilson will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, ...

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