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JOHN SYKES: I Will Not Be Touring With WHITESNAKE

Former WHITESNAKE guitarist John Sykes will NOT be participating in the legendary group's upcoming reunion tour, according to a posting from the axeman on his official web site. "To set the record straight, I will not be participating in the upcoming WHITESNAKE tour," Sykes said. "I hope this answers the numerous questions that have come ...

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WHITESNAKE, THE SCORPIONS To Tour In The Spring?

WHITESNAKE are strongly rumored to be planning a return to the live arena via a U.S. package tour with THE SCORPIONS, tentatively set to take place in the spring. In addition, unconfirmed reports suggest that WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale is mulling an offer from Locomotive/WEA Records for a possible new studio album, the group's first ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Kick Off Tour Of Eastern Europe

THE SCORPIONS kick off an extended tour of Russia and Eastern Europe next Monday (September 30th). The 21-show outing starts off in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and includes stops in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania before closing on November 8th in Riga, Latvia. Lead guitarist Matthias Jabs recently talked about the tour: "There's only so many adventures ...

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LEGENDS OF ROCK Cancelled?

Legends Of Rock, the proposed three-hour UK classic rock extravaganza hosted by ex-SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth, has reportedly been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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LEGENDS OF ROCK: The Classic Rock Extravaganza

Legends Of Rock is the name of a unique three-hour classic rock extravaganza, hosted by ex-SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Due to the phenomenal success of his Legends of Rock headlining appearance at the Castle Donington festival in 2001, the decision was made to take the Legends format out on the road. With an ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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THE SCORPIONS: DVD Details Unveiled

THE SCORPIONS are scheduled to release a DVD, entitled A Savage Crazy World, on August 27th. The DVD will contain the following footage: ***Live Tracks: (Live in Berlin, Crazy World Tour 1991) 01. Bad Boys Running Wild 02. Hit Between The Eyes 03. I Can't Explain 04. The Zoo 05. Rhythm of Love 06. Crazy ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Live Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Lucifer's Hammer Jul. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/MANMADEGOD) Jul. 28 – Concord, CA @ The Concord Pavilion (w/THE SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, DIO) Aug. 03 – Wacken, GER ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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THE SCORPIONS Guitarist Lends Production Skills

THE SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs has reportedly produced a track entitled "The Ordinary Me" for the Krefeld, Germany-based act BROCKMAN. BROCKMAN, who are apparently still unsigned, were selected by a jury on May 14th as one of three winning bands out of 1,042 applicants in the Tour Factory 2002 contest. Between June 17th and July ...

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THE SCORPIONS Fan Gets Stung!

A female THE SCORPIONS fan was literally stung by a live scorpion during the band's concert at The Cricket Amphitheater in Phoenix Arizona, according to the group's official web site. Thew unidentified fan apparently "brought the animal backstage after the show as proof to show the band!" ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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DIO To Participate In America Online Chat

DIO mainman Ronnie James Dio will participate in a live chat hosted by America Online on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 PM EST. Dio will be answering fans' questions about his May 21st release of Killing The Dragon on Spitfire Records as well as his upcoming tour with DEEP PURPLE and THE SCORPIONS. Those interested ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Compose Material For German Musical

Veteran German rockers THE SCORPIONS are working on a musical called Wind of Change for Berlin's Metropolis Theater, featuring a theme about the Berlin wall that conveys "love, division and freedom." Included in the musical will be several of the group's biggest hits as well as 15 new tracks, the songwriting for which is expected ...

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