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ARMORED SAINT: Revised European Tour Schedule Announced

ARMORED SAINT have updated their European schedule. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 23 - Arnhem, NETH – Willemeen Jun. 24 - Balingen, GER – Bang Your Head Festival Jun. 25 - Dessel, BEL – Graspop Festival Jun. 27 - Manchester, UK – Academy 3 Jun. 28 - Belfast, N. Ireland – Spring and Airbake ...

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SCORPIONS Coat For Sale

Classic Rock Revisited is selling a coat that former SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell wore onstage during the "Wind of Change" tour along with a postcard signed by Rarebell certifying the coat's authenticity. This is a rare, one-of-a-kind item and a chance to own a rare piece of SCORPIONS history. Other hard rock items of note ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup, Setlist Revealed

Guitarist Michael Schenker from Hanover, Germany, continues to count among the most important and most admired guitarists of the international rock scene. His extremely fluent style, his successful combination of fiery rock licks, awesome power riffs and classical quotations has made him an icon for a whole generation. Whether as a member with the SCORPIONS ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More European Tour Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 29 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV Jun. 05 - Glasgow Academy - Glasgow, UK Jun. 06 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK Jun. 07 - Wolverhampton Civic - Wolverhampton, UK Jun. 10 - Sauna Open Air Festival – Ratina - ...

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Band Featuring MICHAEL SCHENKER's Son Have A New Name

RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL, the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker, the son of the fabled SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker, have changed their name to FASTER INFERNO. The Cambridgeshire blues-influenced hard rock act, who also include singer Matt Taylor, bassist Andy Raeburn and drummer Phill France, will be supporting the MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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WE And THE DOGMA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian quartet WE and Italy's THE DOGMA have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Play New York City In May

Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be performing at the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on May 16. Additional U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon. As previously reported, Uli Jon Roth's first-ever Sky Academy Seminar & Sky Music Festival is going to take place in Los Angeles, California on ...

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SUIDAKRA: Songwriting For New Album 'Coming To An End'

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have posted the following update on their official web site: "To kick off our first real update of 2006, the band would like to send out a big [thank you] to all SUIDAKRA fans in Russia! The two shows have been a blast, thanks very much especially to the promoters ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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'Hair Metal' Compilation Breaks BILLBOARD's Top 20!

"Monster Ballads: The Platinum Edition", an 18-song collection of "hair-metal" classics, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. WARRANT - Heaven 02. SKID ROW - I Remember You 03. ...

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TWISTED SISTER Schedule Tour Dates

TWISTED SISTER have announced the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 11 - Atarfe Vega Rock Festival - Granada, SPA Apr. 29 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV Jul. 08 - Quebec Int'l Summer Festival - Quebec City, CAN (w/ SCORPIONS) Jul. 28 - Rock Of Ages Twisted Forever Festival – Seebronn, GER ...

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SCORPIONS Frontman To Talk Soccer On German TV

SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine will talk soccer on a German TV show which is scheduled to air on N-TV. According to the band's official web site, Klaus will be featured in the segments "My Soccer World Cup City Hannover" (presented by Meine) and "My Soccer World Cup Story" (featuring Meine talking about the Soccer World ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Lead Guitar Seminar In Los Angeles

According to a posting on guitar legend Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site, the first-ever Sky Academy Seminar & Sky Music Festival is going to take place in Los Angeles, California on May 24-28, 2006. Uli Jon Roth will personally lead the guitar and music seminar, which is coupled with a series of three ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: New Album Title Announced

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has set "Mystica" as the title of his new album, due on June 2 via SPV Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Kings and Queens" will be recorded beginning on February 6, according to a posting on Pell's web site. In other news, AXEL RUDI PELL has lined up the ...

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Seattle's MIDNIGHT IDÖLS Get Back To Their Metal Roots

Seattle-based NWOBHM-influenced band the MIDNIGHT IDÖLS have just released their self-produced debut album "We Rule The Night", on their own label. The group started with ex-members of Seattle hardcore bands such as OFFICER DOWN, LAST GASP, and the VACCINES getting back to their metal roots. The result is a "full-on blast back to the metal ...

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SUIDAKRA Announce New Album Title

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have set "Caledonia" as the title of their eighth album, tentatively due next fall. The follow-up to this year's "Command to Charge" will be a concept album dealing with Scotland's ancient history. "At the moment, the band are working on the album's eighth song, and it is fair to say ...

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MELECHESH To Enter Studio In January

Israel's MELECHESH will enter Woodhouse Studios (SAMAEL, GRIP INC., THERION, MOONSPELL) in Hagen, Germany in January 2006 to record their fourth full-length album, entitled "Emissaries". The mixing will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with renowned producer Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, SCORPIONS, FIGHT). The tracking will take three weeks and mixing around two weeks. ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Ring In New Year In Bulgaria

According to a posting at GHPG.net, legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be making a special New Year's Eve guest appearance in the historical city of Kavarna, Bulgaria, at the invitation of the Mayor of Kavarna, Mr. Tsonko Tsonev. He will perform a 40-minute set with Bulgarian rock band B.T.R. ...

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SCORPIONS: German TV Appearances Announced

Veteran German hard rock act SCORPIONS have lined up the following TV appearances in Germany during December: Dec. 17 - 8:15 p.m. on ZDF - "Ein Herz für Kinder" with Liel Dec. 20 - 9:00 p.m. on German MTV - Klaus Meine will be guest at "Kuttner" SCORPIONS recently completed the "Acoustica Peace for All ...

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