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MICHAEL SCHENKER: More 'Unplugged' Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) will be embarking on the "Unplugged California Tour" with keyboardist Wayne Findlay and vocalist Kelly Keeling between March 23 and March 27. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn Mar. 24 - San Juan Capastrano, CA @ Coach House Mar. 25 - Ventura, ...

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Forged by Fire - FIREWIND

Greek Guitar God Gus G. (damn, that's a lot of Gs!) never rests. Even after leaving DREAM EVIL to focus more attention on his pride and joy, FIREWIND, he still does time with NIGHTRAGE and MYSTIC PROPHECY. All these bands have benefited greatly from his massive chops; his chunky riffs and ferocious leads are matched ...

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THANATOS: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running Dutch death/thrash metal band THANATOS have posted several new live video clips on their official web site. Watch the group perform "War" in Thessaloniki, Greece, and "Lambs to the slaughter" and "Outward of the Inward" in Deventer, Holland at this location. As previously reported, THANATOS are busy writing new songs for their ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Embark On 'Unplugged California' Tour

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, SCORPIONS) will be embarking on the "Unplugged California Tour" with keyboardist Wayne Findlay and vocalist Kelly Keeling between March 23 and March 27. The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 24 is the first confirmed date. More dates will be announced soon. Michael Schenker is currently working on ...

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SCORPIONS Offer Fans Personalized Gold Album Awards

Launch Radio Networks reports: If you want to show just how big a SCORPIONS fan you are, you now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The band is offering personalized gold album awards for their 1982 release "Blackout", which featured the hits "No One Like You" and "Can't Live Without You". A 24-Karat gold-plated disc comes framed ...

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THANATOS To Record New Album Later In The Year

Long-running Dutch death/thrash metal band THANATOS are busy writing new songs for their fifth full-length album, to be recorded before the end of the year. THANATOS' fourth album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine", was released last summer through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", "Undead. Unholy. Divine" was produced by Hans Pieters and ...

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SCORPIONS Extend Record Contract, Prepare To Release DVD

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have extended their record contract with the German branch of Sony/BMG and are said to be putting the finishing touches on a "best of" DVD, tentatively due late spring/early summer. In addition, the group are said to be planning a new album release in the fall, although it is not ...

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SUIDAKRA To Tour Germany With HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA will be teaming up with HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED and REGICIDE for the Wacken Open Air Roadshow 2005 German tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle May 05 - Hannover, GER @ Faust May 06 - Castrop-Rauxel, GER @ Spektrum May ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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SUIDAKRA Sign With ARMAGEDDON, Set Release Date For New Album

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have inked a new record deal with Armageddon Music. The group's seventh album, "Command to Charge", is scheduled for release on April 25. A limited-edition digipack containing various bonus material will also be available. The follow-up to 2003's "Signs for the Fallen", "Command to Charge" was recorded at Gernhard studio ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Covers IRON MAIDEN

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fans site MaidenFans.com, guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) and vocalist Robin McAuley who worked with the former on five MSG albums, have recorded a cover version of MAIDEN's "Run to the Hills". They also re-recorded "Save Yourself", a MSG classic. The MAIDEN cover could very ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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ULI JON ROTH Featured In GUITAR WORLD's Anniversary Issue

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth is featured in the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine. Uli gave his first-ever on-camera lesson about the classic SCORPIONS track "The Sails of Charon". He was being interviewed by Andy Aledort, who also did the printed transcription. For demonstration purposes, Uli opted to play with a completely undistorted ...

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THANATOS: Promoter 'Fuck-Up' Is To Blame For Greek Cancellation

Dutch deathrashers THANATOS are "very sad to announce that both [their] shows in Greece, scheduled for January 15 (Thessaloniki) and January 16 (Athens) have been cancelled at the very last moment," according to a statement from the group received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We'd like to state that this is definitely NOT the band's nor the label's ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform On German TV

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will perform on German TV channel SAT.1 Monday night, January 3 at 8:15 p.m. (Central Europe Time). It is a charity event for the victims of the earthquake in East Africa and South Asia. SCORPIONS recently completed a North American tour in support of their new album, "Unbreakable", which was ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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TESLA Guitarist Announces New Year's Eve Concert

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing this New Year's Eve at at the Roadhouse in Sacramento, CA. Also appearing on the bill will be ROGUE and other special guests. Free champange toasts at midnight and party gifts. Party starts at 8 pm. $15 cover. KALEIDOSCOPE recently performed at an after-show party immediately following ...

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SUIDAKRA Complete Work On New Album

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have completed work on their seventh album, "Command to Charge", at Gernhard studio in Siegburg, Germany. Mastering duties were handled at the Monoposto Mastering Studio (DIE TOTEN HOSEN, SCORPIONS, TITO & TARANTULA etc.). "We are extremely pleased with the finished album, and we're sure you will be more than satisfied!" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Official European Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have officially announced the following European dates as part of their 2005 world tour: Feb. 23 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valbyhallen Feb. 25 - Karstad, SWE @ Lofbergs Lila Arena Feb. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globe Feb. 28 - Oulu, FIN @ Ice Hall Mar. 02 - Tampere, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Czech Republic Date Added To European Tour

JUDAS PRIEST have added a Czech Republic date to their upcoming European tour. The group will be performing at Hala Rondo in Brno on April 7, 2005 — one day after their scheduled appearance in Katowice, Poland. As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Nov. 25, the U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour will ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Europe With The SCORPIONS?

The U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour is rumored to include the SCORPIONS as special guests. There has been no official confirmation on the matter, although the SCORPIONS' official web site has already posted the U.K. dates (with no mention of JUDAS PRIEST). The following are believed to be all the currently known ...

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CAGE To Open For SCORPIONS in California

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been selected to support the SCORPIONS and TESLA at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004. CAGE will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45-minute set of pure American heavy ...

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