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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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DON DOKKEN To Take Part In Online Chat

DOKKEN's Don Dokken will take part in a live chat on America Online on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Pacific). DOKKEN will shortly be kicking off a North American tour with WHITESNAKE and SCORPIONS to promote the group's last studio album, "Long Way Home". To participate in the chat, go to ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has been difficult, to ...

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MELECHESH Hard At Work On 'Sphynx'

MELECHESH, who feature in their ranks ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern, are currently at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden recording their third album for Osmose Productions, titled "Sphynx". Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Incendium Between Mirage and Time 02. Of Mercury ...

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WHITESNAKE Mainman Speaks Out On Reunion Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has spoken out on his decision to bring the group back to life for their first U.S .tour in 12 years on a co-headlining stint with German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS. The trek, which is set to kick off on Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Florida, will feature DOKKEN in the opening ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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WINGER Guitarist In Talks To Rejoin DOKKEN

WINGER guitarist Reb Beach is strongly rumored to be eyeing a return to the DOKKEN lineup for the group's upcoming U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and THE SCORPIONS. When asked about the possibility of rejoining forces with Don Dokken following the latter's stints with John Norum and Italian guitarist Alex De Rosso, Beach said, "Looks good ...

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DOKKEN Cancel Headlining Dates

DOKKEN have cancelled their previously-announced headlining shows in January as a result of having been confirmed for the upcoming U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and THE SCORPIONS. Exact dates and venues for the trek — which is set to kick off in early January and last through the end of March — are expected to be ...

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