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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Perform At German In-Store

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) will be performing and signing autographs at a special in-store appearance on March 13 at Hot Shot Records in the center of Hannover, Germany at Nordmann Passage 1. Fans will have a unique and rare chance to get their albums signed, to meet Uli in person and to ...

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Report: SCORPIONS Return To Classic Sound On Upcoming CD

A reporter for Sweden Rock magazine recently visited the SCORPIONS at a Dutch studio where they are mixing their new CD, "Unbreakable", and has described the album's musical direction as "classic hard rock" in the vein of such acclaimed efforts as "Blackout" and "Face The Heat". As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the ...

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SCORPIONS To Release 'Unbreakable' In April

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have set "Unbreakable" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in April. An as-yet-undisclosed single will precede the album in March. The band are also working on a DVD which should be released later in the year. As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the addition of ...

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SCORPIONS Photographer Dies

Acclaimed German photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash in Hollywood, California on Friday (Jan. 23). The 83-year-old Newton was pulling out of a parking lot at the Chateau Marmont Hotel off Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of his Cadillac and crashed into a wall. The vehicle sustained major damage and Newton ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour The U.K. In April

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) and Sky Orchestra will perform a number of concerts in the U.K. in April 2004. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Roth will be the special guest during UFO's upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. UFO ...

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SCORPIONS In The Studio: Video Available

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have posted a five-minute video clip of the band in the studio recording their new album, tentatively due in the spring. Check it out here (Real One player required). As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (SECTION 31, URBANATOR) to ...

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SCORPIONS Announce New Bassist

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (SECTION 31, URBANATOR) to the group's ranks. "As you may know, on January 12th we will appear on the TV show '20 years of RTL'," the band write on their web site. "It is not only the first performance of the ...

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BARRY SPARKS Looks Back On 2003: The Best And The Worst

Bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello and Happy New Year! I am on United Airlines flight 890, flying from Tokyo to Los Angeles. With nothing at all to do, so I guess this is a good time for me to reflect ...

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SCORPIONS To Begin Mixing In January

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS are continuing to work on their new album at the Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover throughout the holiday season, according to a post on the band's web site. The group are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January for a spring release. SCORPIONS' forthcoming album is expected to feature ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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THE SCORPIONS Cancel Belgian Date

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS have cancelled their previously announced Dec. 6 concert in Roeselare, Belgium "due to the promoter not fulfilling his contractual obligations," according to a post on the band's official web site. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER's 'Under Construction' CD On Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, dubbed simply SCHUGAR/SCHENKER. The group recently completed work on an eight-song demo, entitled "Under Construction", which they are currently making available to the public in addition to using it to procure a record deal. The complete ...

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EDGUY: New EP Details Revealed

German melodic metallers EDGUY have announced the details of their upcoming EP, "King Of Fools", due on February 2, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The complete track listing for "King Of Fools" is as follows: 01. King Of Fools (3:30) 02. New Age Messiah (5:58) 03. The Savage Union (4:14) 04. Holy Water (4:13) 05. ...

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EDGUY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German power metallers EDGUY have signed a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first release for the label — an as-yet-untitled EP — will surface in early 2004, to be followed by the band's new full-length studio effort, "Hellfire Club" in March. Singer Tobias Sammet describes the album as the group's "most diverse ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'The WHITESNAKE Choir Is Alive And Well'

WHITESNAKE leader David Coverdale recently spoke to the Mansfield News Journal about his decision to unpack his band out of the attic of "Headbanger's Ball" obscurity for a tour, with hopes of not only reconnecting with old fans, but eventually, returning to the new record bin with a vengeance. "Too many things happened last year ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Career Retrospective On The Way

SPV Records has announced plans to release a career retrospective from MICHAEL SCHENKER, titled "Forever And More - The Best of Michael Schenker". The complete track listing for the double-CD compilation (view cover here) is as follows: CD1: 01. Armed And Ready (live) (MSG) 02. Pilot Of Your Soul (MSG) 03. Cry For ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Perform In Moscow's Red Square

THE SCORPIONS will be performing in Moscow's Red Square on September 6 as part of a "mega-show" being presented by the famous German light designer Gert Hof. The band will alternate between playing with the Presidential Orchestra of Russian Federation and a pure rock show. Also set to appear at the event is former MODERN ...

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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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DON DOKKEN: New Material Sounds Like 'Tooth And Nail'

Don Dokken has posted the following message to DOKKEN's official web site: "Hi everybody, it's been a long time since I've posted a note. As you know we've been on tour almost a year and a half, and a lot has happened during that time. Member changes tough tours and law suits to boot! After ...

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