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ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

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ZO2 In Talks With Major Label

Brooklyn, NY-based trio ZO2, who recently came off a support slot on the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" U.S. tour, are rumored to be negotiating a deal with Atlantic Records. The band, who are currently promoting their debut album, "Tuesdays & Thursdays", released independently on their own Splivey Cool Entertainment Inc. label, are also said to ...

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No ULI JON ROTH On MICHAEL SCHENKER's European Tour

Legendary ex-SCORPIONS guitarist ULI JON ROTH will NOT be sharing the bill with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) on Schenker's upcoming European tour. A previous posting on Schenker's official web site indicating that Roth would be part of the European trek has since been removed. As previously reported, MSG and ULI JON ROTH will be embarking ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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ULI JON ROTH Writes Orchestra Score For SCORPIONS Classic

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth will spend the next five days conducting and recording Sky Orchestra. He has prepared further new scores for "Requiem For An Angel", which are going to be recorded at Skylight Manor Studios. As a special treat for his North American fans, Uli has also written a full symphony orchestra score ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a full-length ...

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Acclaimed Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Lands Endorsement Deal

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has landed an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock Guitars after having attended music trade show NAMM earlier this year. Daisy Rock Guitars is a relatively new company that has many heavy hitters including Ann and Nancy Wilson from HEART endorsing their line of guitars. Daisy Rock Guitars is a company ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first three dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour North America With MICHAEL SCHENKER

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has confirmed in a posting at his official web site that he is in talks to embark on a month-long co-headlining North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP beginning in late August in San Francisco. Additional dates with GEORGE LYNCH are also being planned. So far, only one date ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: New Band Photos Posted Online

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted brand-new band pictures at this location. As previously reported, VICIOUS RUMORS recently signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's first release for the label will be a DVD, entitled "Crushing the World - Part 1", due later this summer. ...

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SCORPIONS: Japanese Bonus Tracks Posted Online

Samples of the Japanese bonus tracks from the SCORPIONS' latest release, "Unbreakable", have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check out the tracks "Dreamer" and "Too Far" at this location. The follow-up to 1999's "Eye II Eye", "Unbreakable" is being released in the U.S. on Tuesday (June 22) through Sanctuary ...

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ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Together?

According to a posting at the web site of the West Springfield, Virginia concert venue Jaxx, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP will be teaming up for the "Über Guitar Gods Tour" later this summer. The duo, who will apparently each play a full set and then jam ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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SCORPIONS, TESLA To Team Up For U.S. Tour?

TESLA are rumored to be planning an eight-week U.S. tour with the SCORPIONS starting mid-October. A three-band bill is reportedly being planned, with TESLA occupying the middle slot and an as-yet-undisclosed opener. No further information is currently available. ...

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SCORPIONS Set North American Release Date For 'Unbreakable'

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have set a June 22 North American release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Unbreakable". The follow-up to 1999's "Eye II Eye", which was released in Europe earlier this month, was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland. ...

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ULI JON ROTH Postpones Touring Activities Until Late Summer

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has decided to postpone all touring activities until the end of the summer in order to be able to fully concentrate on the production of the "Requiem For An Angel" project, which he has been working on for quite some time now. The string players of the Sky Orchestra ...

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DREAM EVIL Drummer: Don't Call Us Power Metal

DREAM EVIL drummer Showy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) recently spoke to RevelationZ Magazine about the Swedish group's upcoming third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". Asked if he feels they have become more rock-oriented in their sound on the new CD, Snowy replied, "Heavy rock! Yes, indeed, we were reluctantly ...

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ULI JON ROTH: More SKY ORCHESTRA Recordings Scheduled

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) is currently preparing for further SKY ORCHESTRA recordings, which are scheduled to take place May 15-20 at his studio in Wales. As previously reported, SKY ORCHESTRA string players spent several days at Skylight Manor Studios last month recording several new pieces for the "Requiem For An Angel" project Uli ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Confirm Italian Tour Cancellation

As first reported here on April 30, long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have now officially confirmed the cancellation of their previously announced Italian tour. The group's statement on the matter is as follows: "Dear Fans, with much regret, VICIOUS RUMORS has had to cancel their Italian tour. Lead guitarist Geoff ...

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