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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

WHITESNAKE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. WHITESNAKE will be the headliner on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO ...

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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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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Announces Solo Dates

Former WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody has announced four U.K. dates with his MICKY MOODY BAND, also featuring Paul Williams (vocals), Roy Shipston (keyboards, vocals), Henry Spinetti (drums), and Pete Reece (bass). The dates are as follows: Jan. 30 - Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley Jan. 31 - Flower Pot, Derby Feb. 01 - Rock ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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REB BEACH: 'WHITESNAKE's Music Runs Through My Veins'

Former DOKKEN and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has posted the following message via his official web site: "Well, friends... I finally got the WHITESNAKE gig. It is no secret that I have been pursuing David [Coverdale] for a long time, as WHITESNAKE's music runs through my veins. The time has come for me to ...

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Z RECORDS Kill Bid To Release JOHN SYKES Solo Albums In Europe

Z Records have officially withdrawn from negotiations to release legendary guitar superstar John Sykes' (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) solo albums in Europe. The following is the label's statement on the matter: "Z Records have had to review our position regarding John Sykes, after several weeks of labored negotiations we ...

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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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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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JOHN SYKES: Z RECORDS Agreement Not A Done Deal

Despite previous reports to the contrary, legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has NOT yet signed a European deal with Z Records. "Contrary to what has been reported on various web sites, I have not signed any contracts with Z Records," Sykes wrote on his ...

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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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JOHN SYKES Signs With Z RECORDS

Legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has signed a European deal with Z Records. As part of the agreement, John's four solo albums — "Out Of My Tree", "Loveland", "20th Century" and "Nuclear Cowboy" — will see the light of day outside Japan for the ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Duo Put Project On Hold

COMPANY OF SNAKES, the band formed by ex-WHITESNAKE guitarists Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody, have put the band "on hold," according to a statement posted on the group's official web site. Although the statement goes on to say that the band are not splitting up, "after the recent tour in Russia and Scandinavia, the COMPANY ...

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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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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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VANDENBERG Come Back To Life

Long-defunct Dutch hard rockers VANDENBERG have reportedly reformed with a new lineup featuring original guitarist Adrian Vandenberg (ex-WHITESNAKE) and singer Bert Heerink. No further information is available at this time. ...

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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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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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WHITESNAKE To Issue 'Greatest Hits'-Style Double CD

A "greatest hits"-style double-CD collection from WHITESNAKE, entitled "Here I Go Again", is due to be issued on October 29 via Geffen Records. The full track listing for the compilation is as follows: CD 1: 01. Here I Go Again (Radio Mix) 02. Slide It In 03. Slow An' Easy 04. Love Ain't No Stranger ...

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