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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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ACE FREHLEY, DAVE LEE ROTH, VINCE NEIL, Others Confirmed For Florida's ROCKTOBERFEST

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, DAVE LEE ROTH, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil, DOKKEN, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and QUIET RIOT are among the artists confirmed for Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Billed as the biggest one-day outdoor festival in Florida history, Rocktoberfest will be staged ...

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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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DOKKEN Cancel Palo Alto Date

The DOKKEN show at the Icon Nightclub in Palo Alto, California scheduled for September 27th has been cancelled. According to a message posted on the club's web site, the date will be made up in November. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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DOKKEN Announce Headlining Dates

DOKKEN have announced the following headlining dates following their current Rockfest stint. Sep. 20 - Palo Alto, CA @ Icon Nightclub Sep. 21 - West Sacremento, CA @ Raley Field Oct. 19 - Polk City, FL @ Fantasy of Flight ...

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COSMOSQUAD Axeman, UFO Singer Join Forces In $IGN OF 4

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) and singer Phil Mogg (UFO) will issue their long-awaited collaboration album, entitled Dancing With St. Peter, under the band moniker $IGN OF 4 (formerly STONETOWNE, a.k.a. THE PHIL MOGG BAND) in September. For more information, click here. $IGN OF 4 will be doing some shows in Europe ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: Second Leg Announced

The second leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Show Box No - Fire House Aug. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Hard Rock Casino Aug. 10 – Winnemuca, NV @ Winnemuca ...

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JOHN NORUM: "I Don't Know If I Will Return To DOKKEN"

Former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum has broken his silence over his recent departure from the latter group's European tour and his future plans, which may or may not include a EUROPE reunion. In an update posted at his official web site, Norum stated that "my hand [which was injured during the aforementioned tour] has healed ...

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L/P Ink Management Deal, Continue Shopping Debut Album

L/P, featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have inked a management deal with STC Management, led by Obi Steinman and Scott Carlson. According to Pilson, "we're real happy with the decision and are already in a full working relationship with them. Of all the people we spoke with who showed ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Tel.: (310) 276-1158. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH/JEFF PILSON: Full Track Listing Unveiled

The full track listing for the forthcoming L/P debut, featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals) is as follows: 01. When You Bleed 02. Beast In The Box 03. Awaken 04. Ever Higher 05. Zero The End 06. Closer To None 07. Vaccine 08. The Evil That You Are 09. Chromanic ...

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ROCK FEST 2002 Tour Gets Expanded

The first leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been expanded to include a few more dates. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 20 – Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hitters Sports Park Jun. 22 ...

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JOHN NORUM Leaves DOKKEN Halfway Through European Tour

Former EUROPE guitarist John Norum has reportedly left DOKKEN halfway through the band's European tour in support of the new Long Way Home album. Although his departure is being attributed officially to an amp falling on him and injuring his arm, there seems to be growing skepticism that this actually the case. It is not ...

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JEFF PILSON Offers Update On Project With GEORGE LYNCH

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update on his much-anticipated collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch: "First off, yes, we have finally decided on naming George and my project L/P. It serves two purposes in that, for one, it could be taken to mean or be called Lynch/Pilson — which gives the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Refute Rumors Of '80s Hair Band Package Tour

JUDAS PRIEST will not be linking up with the Rock Fest 2002 package tour (featuring RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS) but may end up doing a couple of shows with the above-mentioned acts as part of their upcoming summer headlining tour, according to PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews. At least one date has already ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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