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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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EDGUY: Japanese Version Of Live Album To Include Bonus Track

German melodic metallers EDGUY will release their double live album, "Burning Down The Opera", in Japan on August 21. The Japanese version of the album will include an exclusive bonus track, "Wake Up The King" (which originally appeared on the group's 1999 release "Theater Of Salvation"), as well as stickers. As previously reported, "Burning Down ...

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EDGUY Enter Studio To Record New CD

German melodic metallers EDGUY have completed the songwriting sessions for their new album, "Mysteria", and have entered the studio to begin recording the CD for an early 2004 release through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Mandrake" will feature a musical direction that has been described by vocalist Tobias Sammet as "epic, heavy, [and] melodic," ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Offers Update From The Road

In his latest update from the road, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon sheds a little light on the hazards of being on the road, some great new & vintage music to listen to, the virtues of dual rectifiers, and pointy guitars: "SYL has been writing and compiling video footage lately... except our video camera ...

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KISS: New Compilation CD To Surface In August

A brand new KISS compilation, titled "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection", is scheduled to be released on August 5 through Universal Music, according to ICE magazine. This is the latest in a long series of best of albums from Universal artists (there are literally over 100 of these titles in the series). Other groups ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Forms New Band

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has reportedly teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, tentatively dubbed THE SCHUGAR/SCHENKER BAND. The group, which is currently in the studio recording demos, is rounded out by Matt Indes (drums), Mark Lehman (bass), and Fred Robinson (guitar). MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s new album, ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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EDGUY Set Working Title For New CD

German melodic metallers EDGUY have set "Mysteria" as the working title for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. "We'll have some great surprises for you, so stay tuned," EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet wrote on the band's official web site regarding the new material. "Musically it's gonna sound like EDGUY ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Finalize Track Listing For 'Arachnophobiac'

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Arachnophobiac", due in mid-June through Holland's Mascot Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions" will contain the following cuts: 01. Evermore 02. Illusion 03. Arachnophobia 04. Rock And Roll Believer 05. Into The Sands Of Time 06. Weathervane 07. Over ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Unveil New Lineup

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) — featuring Michael Schenker (guitars), Chris Logan (vocals), Stu Hamm (bass) and Jeremy Colson (drums) — are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions", scheduled for a June release via Mascot Records in Europe and Shrapnel in the U.S. Guitarist Schenker assembled MSG in the early ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Record New Album

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are taking a little break before entering the studio to record their new studio album, tentatively due in early 2004. Several producer names have been mentioned as possible collaborators on the group's next effort, including Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT), Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, BLIND MELON) and former ...

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THE SKOL TRIO: Live Dates Announced

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during May/June: May 29 - LaGrange, KY @ Twice-Told Cafe May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Gunther Murphy's Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Guitar Jun. 03 - ...

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THE SCORPIONS Meet GOV. ROMNEY

THE SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Scheneker sat down for a little chin-wag with Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, according to the Boston Herald. The rockers are reportedly big American history buffs, so they hung around after their show at The Orpheum to do a little sightseeing. "They retired to the governor's office ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: Flying V Guitar For Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, THE SCORPIONS, MSG) is now offering his #2 Flying V, the guitar he favored for "The Unforgiven" tour, for sale on eBay. Listing details are as follows: Item name: Michael Schenker's 1979 Gibson Flying V real Item number: 2514879283 Listing duration: 7 days Start date: March 09, 2003 at 19:15:06 ...

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ULI JON ROTH Hard At Work On New Album

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) is currently working on his next release, tentatively due in late spring/early summer. According to the Uli Jon Roth Authorized Homepage, Uli "has recorded Vivaldi's Four Seasons at his studio with an orchestra and is now putting finishing touches to this amazing piece of music. He also is ...

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JOHN BONHAM's Sister Records LED ZEPPELIN Cover

Deborah Bonham, the younger sister of the late John Bonham, the powerhouse drummer for LED ZEPPELIN, has recorded a cover of ZEP's "The Battle Of Evermore". The song that was originally on "Led Zeppelin IV" is included as a bonus track on Deborah's new CD, "Old Hyde". It is a live version recorded as a ...

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GREAT WHITE Say They Have No Plans To Resume Touring

GREAT WHITE's management are denying a widely-circulated report that the band are planning on resuming their U.S. tour in the next few days with a replacement guitarist following Thursday night's tragedy in West Warwick, Rhode Island that claimed the lives of 97 people, including GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley. Although stopping short of refuting the ...

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