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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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ULI JON ROTH: Band Lineup Announced For September Shows

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has announced the lineup for his upcoming shows in September. Roth's band will consist of the following: Uli Jon Roth - Guitar Olaf Senkbeil - Vocals Oliver Palotai - Keyboards Peter Pichl - Bass Chris Lowe - Drums Ex-SCORPIONS drummer Rudy Lenners will join Uli as a special guest ...

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ARCH ENEMY Embark On OZZFEST; 'Doomsday Machine' Arrives This Tuesday

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of "Doomsday Machine", their highly anticipated new album, last week on Ozzfest to rave reviews. The dynamic offering was mixed by acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NEVERMORE, OPETH) and features striking cover art by renowned artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR). A ...

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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Album Title

LILLIAN AXE have set "Waters Rising" as the title of their new album. "The band is working on putting the final touches on the new CD," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No release date has been set just yet, but soon." In other news, in addition to being in LILLIAN AXE, bassist ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Open For SCORPIONS In Phoenix

According to Ticketmaster, ARMORED SAINT will be the "special guest" for the SCORPIONS show at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30. No further information is currently available. ARMORED SAINT — who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX frontman John Bush — released their last studio album, "Revelation", in 2000. A ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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