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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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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

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THANATOS: Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Dutch death metal band THANATOS will play two shows in Greece in January 2005: January 15 at Mylos Club in Thessaloniki and January 16 at Gagarin205 Club in Athens. Also appearing on the bill will be ORPHANED LAND from Israel. In addition, THANATOS will embark on a short Dutch tour with PUNGENT STENCH in ...

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TESLA Guitarist's KALEIDOSCOPE To Play SCORPIONS After-Party

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing for an after-show party immediately following the SCORPIONS concert in Sacramento at the Roadhouse. The show will start around 11:30 p.m. $10 cover. The Roadhouse is just down the road from Arco arena off I-80 and Raley Blvd. Bring your SCORPIONS concert ticket and get one complimentary ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist Checks In

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has posted the following message on the group's web site: "As you know, the last few months have been very arduous to us due to preparing for and completing our Asia tour. It was a very great and successful tour. "We flew approximately 50.000 km (31,000 miles). In addition to all ...

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SCORPIONS Ready For Mixed Crowds On Tour

The SCORPIONS kick off a U.S. tour Thursday (Oct. 21) in support of their latest album, which is called "Unbreakable", at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. The dates also feature TESLA and KEITH EMERSON, and the SCORPIONS are expecting to see a wide age range in the audience. Singer Klaus Meine told Launch ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Be Featured On GUITAR WORLD Instructional DVD

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth was invited to the headquarters of Guitar World magazine on September 20. He was interviewed on camera and gave detailed insights about the guitar work on the SCORPIONS song "The Sails of Charon". For demonstration purposes, Uli opted to play with a completey undistorted, almost unamplified sound in order to ...

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SEX PISTOLS Frontman Is Wild For Bugs

According to Britain's the Sun newspaper, SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) has signed up to front a wildlife show all about insects. Lydon is already presenting two wildlife shows for Five about gorillas and sharks. Now he will be revealing his love of creepy-crawlies in a Discovery Channel documentary. During filming for ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform Acoustic Set On 'Rockline'

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, October 20. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). In addition to taking questions from ...

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Islamic Party Seeks To Ban 'Youth-Corrupting' SCORPIONS Concert

HindustanTimes.com is reporting that Islamic fundamentalists urged the Malaysian government on Wednesday (Sept. 8) to bar a concert by the German rock group SCORPIONS, claiming the band would corrupt Malaysian youths. "Concerts like these are the catalysts for hedonism and vice in society," Salahuddin Haji Ayub, a youth leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, said ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Special Guests Confirmed For 'Rock Meets Renaissance' Concert

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will be joined by several very special guests during their performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA will be Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The program will last for approximately ...

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SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

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Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Pens Track For Wrestler HAVOK

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has finished writing and recording an all-instrumental track for an Arizona-based wrestler named Havok. "This song is a customized, personalized song just for him," Amy writes on her web site. "When he walks out on to the stage (all 6 foot 7 of him), this song pumps up the crowd!! ...

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EVERGREY To Support SCORPIONS In Stockholm

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will support German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS at Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 2. As previously reported, EVERGREY will be filming a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 9 for an upcoming DVD. The band released their most recent studio album, "The Inner Circle", in April through InsideOut ...

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