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All the Way to the Sun - TNT

Norwegian-American band TNT have been proudly flying the flag of melodic hard rock for over 20 years (including a "break" before the 2002 reunion) and 2005 sees the release of the band's eight studio disc, "All The Way to the Sun". It seems I have probably encountered the band's music at some point over the ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'I Have Been Threatened'

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) has posted the following message on his web site: "I have been threatened and don't feel safe coming back to the States. Even after making support payments I was told that this was turned over to support enforcement and that I must pay or the measurements would be ...

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KRUNK: SCORPIONS Drummer's Side Project To Release New Album

KRUNK, the long-running side project of Eighties drum legend James Kottak (SCORPIONS, ex-KINGDOM COME) and his wife Athena Lee (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee), have completed work on their new studio album, entitled "Therupy". The band, who describe their sound as "CHEAP TRICK meets GREEN DAY, on a bad day," will issue the CD ...

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SCORPIONS: Dubai Show Cancelled

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have cancelled their previously announced November 12 show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. No reason was given for the cancellation. The rest of the band's "Acoustica Peace for All Middle East" tour will go ahead as scheduled. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 10 - Doha, Qatar - Intercontinental Doha ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Early Album Reissues Detailed

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (SCORPIONS) European record company, SPV, is re-releasing two of his previous albums simultaneously. Both albums have not been available for a long time and have been digitally re-mastered by Uli himself. The first one is "Beyond the Astral Skies", which came out in 1985 and was the last-ever album of ...

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SUIDAKRA Begin Writing New Material

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have posted the following message on their official web site: "The songwriting for the new album has started and is going well — in fact, four new songs have been written so far. Unfortunately, Marcel [Schoenen, guitar/vocals] will be having some surgery done on his shoulder at the end of ...

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DESTRUCTION: South American Tour Postponed To Early 2006

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will return to South America in early 2006 for a more extensive tour following a one-off appearance at the Live 'N' Louder Rock Fest on October 15 at Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Also scheduled to appear at the event are SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH, SHAAMAN, RAGE, THE 69 EYES and TOCATTA MAGNA. Commented ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Be Joined By Former SCORPIONS Bassist For European Tour

The lineup for legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) band for the upcoming European dates will be as follows: Uli Jon Roth - Guitar, vocals Francis Buchholz (ex-SCORPIONS) - Bass Olaf Senkbeil - Vocals Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards, Guitar Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-HELLOWEEN) - Drums John Boswell - Guitar Ex-SCORPIONS/ELOY drummer Jürgen Rosenthal will join ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Brazil's LIVE 'N' LOUDER ROCK FEST

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for the Live 'N' Louder Rock Fest on October 15 at Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Also scheduled to appear at the event are SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH, TESTAMENT, SHAAMAN, RAGE, THE 69 EYES and TOCATTA MAGNA. As previously reported, DESTRUCTION have uploaded their video for the track "The Alliance of ...

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THANATOS To Take Break From Live Performances

Long-running Dutch death/thrash metal band THANATOS have posted the following message on their web site: "We're sad to announce that the show we played in Leiden last weekend has been the last show for quite some time. Stephan's [Gebédi; guitar, vocals] problems turned out to be a neck hernia. He may have to go through ...

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ULI JON ROTH On Stage With SCORPIONS: High-Quality Photos Available

Italian photographer Daniele Purrone has uploaded a number of high-quality photos of the September 10 show in Colmar, France featuring headliners the SCORPIONS, with legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) in the support slot. As previously reported, Roth joined the SCORPIONS for live renditions of "In Trance", "Pictured Life", "Kojo No Tsuki", "We'll Burn the ...

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ULI JON ROTH Performs With SCORPIONS In France: Video Available

The French TV channel "France 3" has posted a report on the September 10 show in Colmar, France featuring headliners the SCORPIONS, with legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) in the support slot. Roth joined the SCORPIONS for live renditions of "In Trance", "Pictured Life", "Kojo No Tsuki", "We'll Burn the Sky", and "He's a ...

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SUIDAKRA Part Ways With Guitarist/Vocalist, Announce Replacement

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Matthias. "After the Summer Breeze festival, it was decided by the band as a whole that it would be best for everyone if Matthias stepped down from his position in the band," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Matthias will therefore play his ...

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UFO's PAUL RAYMOND: U.S. Tour Recap

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has issued the following recap of the group's recent U.S. tour: "Well, I'm just back from the U.S. tour, still a bit jet-lagged but very happy about the great reception we got Stateside. Things started out on the east coast, with sound ticket sales and enthusiastic audiences. Jeff Kollman stepped in ...

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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform On Polish TV

Veteran german hard rockers SCORPIONS will make a Polish TV appearance on September 3 in Sopot. The band will only perform six songs and will not play a complete concert. In other news, the band's Middle East Tour Dates (Doha, Dubai, Cairo, Beirut; originally scheduled for October 15-24) have been postponed until November. More information ...

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