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'Metal: The Definitive Guide' Book Due In April

Garry Sharpe-Young's next book, a 608-page, 600,000-word treatise simply titled "Metal: The Definitive Guide", will be published in the U.S. on April 28 by Backbeat Books. Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST provided the foreword. He wrote, in part, "From its beginnings out of Birmingham, England in the late '60s, the great journey of heavy metal ...

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ULI JON ROTH: More SKY ACADEMY 2007 Details Revealed

Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) production manager Jeff Agins has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: After a successful weekend at the winter NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA it is clear that interest in Sky Academy 2007 is peaking both for students and guests. We are now accepting enrollment in the 2007 Sky Academy to take ...

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MEGADETH: 'United Abominations' To Be Released In May

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "It was great seeing some of the guitarists that were at [the] Dean [booth at NAMM in Anaheim, California] that I respect as players (most of them from when I was developing my own style) like ...

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ULI JON ROTH: First SKY ACADEMY 2007 Details Announced

Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) production manager Jeff Agins has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "After the success of the inaugural Sky Academy last year, we wanted to come back in a big way. Sky Academy 2007 will be just that! "When planning this year's Sky Academy, we wanted to go beyond what was accomplished ...

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Allegiance - FIREWIND

You may have heard of Greek guitar hero Gus G. from his participation in MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE, and DREAM EVIL. Or maybe you caught him live as a fill-in guitarist with ARCH ENEMY during last year's North American tour. Well he's no longer a member of any of the first three bands so that he ...

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PESTILENCE, GOREFEST, THANATOS Members Join Forces In New Band

THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens have joined forces with former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX-singer Martin Van Drunen, GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band will record a three-track promo CD later this year. "We're simply going to crank out some brutal old-school death ...

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SCORPIONS To Tour South America In August

According to concert promotion agency Top Link Music, German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will embark on a South American tour between August 13 and August 23. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SCORPIONS arrived in Los Angeles in October to begin recording their new album with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child, who ...

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SCORPIONS: New European, Canadian Tour Dates Announced

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have announced the following dates: Apr. 06 - Riga, Latvia @ TBA Apr. 07 - Vilnius, Lithuania @ TBA Jul. 07 - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic @ TBA Aug. 28 - Ottawa, Canada @ TBA Aug. 30 - Montreal, Canada @ TBA Pat Martin of Sacramento's 98 Rock KRXQ reported ...

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SCORPIONS Drummer, TOMMY LEE's Sister Schedule KOTTAK Dates

KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt, (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak), his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums, and Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) on bass, has lined up the following dates n Southern California: Jan. 04 - Universal City, CA - B.B. ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Present 'Revolutionary New Invention' At NAMM

Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth will present a revolutionary new invention at the the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) annual convention, which is going to be held in Anaheim, California in late January. He has recently come across a new self-tuning guitar technology, which was developed in Hamburg, Germany by Christopher Adams. Uli was ...

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W.A.S.P., LIZZY BORDEN, SCORPIONS Members To Take Part In 'NAMM Jam'

Marten Andersson (bass; GEORGE LYNCH, LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD), Andy Freeman (vocals; GEORGE LYNCH), Joey Scott (drums; LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD), Patrick Johansson (drums; YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, W.A.S.P.), James Kottak (drums; SCORPIONS), Rev Jones (bass; MSG, BLACK SYMPHONY), Rick Plester (guitar; BLACK SYMPHONY, KOTTAK), Ira Black (guitar; LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH), Mike Duda (bass; W.A.S.P.), and Doug Blair ...

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LIEGE LORD Guitarist Joins UPWARDS OF ENDTIME

Former LEIGE LORD guitarist Tony Truglio will appear on UPWARDS OF ENDTIME's third CD, "From Genesis to Apocalypse and Beyond". This album will feature 14 previously unreleased songs in the '70s/early 80s hard rock/heavy metal style of BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, ANGEL WITCH, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, WIDOW (U.K.), QUARTZ, DEMON, UFO, Uli Jon Roth-era SCORPIONS, Bon ...

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SCORPIONS In Talks To Play Next Year's OZZFEST?

Pat Martin of Sacramento's 98 Rock KRXQ reported on his radio show on Tuesday (Dec. 12) that veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS are in talks to play next year's Ozzfest. "My source was a friend in the recording studio with the band, who gave him the news," Pat explained to a SCORPIONS fan who contacted ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL: New Audio Interview Available

For three consecutive weeks, ex-SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell shared stories and songs with "The Hairball John Radio Show. Rarebell discussed his departure from the SCORPIONS, the mega-hit songs that he penned, the effect MTV had on the SCORPIONS and one of the most outrageous road stories ever told from the US Festival. Rarebell also discussed ...

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Former Editor Lets It 'RIP' In New Book

Lonn Friend, the ex-editor of RIP magazine and host of the "Friend At Large" segment on "Headbanger's Ball", has released a retrospective of his experiences when hair metal was king. antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently spoke to Lonn to find out about his book, "Life on Planet Rock". Here’s a sample of the conversation: Lonn Friend: ...

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TYSON SCHENKER's FASTER INFERNO Calls It Quits

FASTER INFERNO (formerly RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL), the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker — the son of the legendary SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker — has called it a day. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Sadly, it reaches a point when everything comes to an end. Faster ...

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