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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Records Holiday Classics

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has recorded a set of four holiday classics as an online feature release, entitled "Jordan's Holiday Seasonings". These solo piano performances were recorded December 20 in Jordan's living room on his beloved Steinway D, and recorded direct to Korg's amazing MR1000 1-bit recorder. As a special one-time offer, Jordan is ...

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ROSE TATTOO's STEPHEN KING To Join HEAD INC For UK Tour

After back-to-back Australian tours supporting RATT, WINGER and the L.A. GUNS, Melbourne rockers HEAD INC have tapped Stephen "Kingy" King from ROSE TATTOO to play bass guitar on their upcoming UK tour with Scottish hard rockers THE ALMIGHTY. Also joining HEAD INC for the oncoming year of hectic touring is FORT drummer Deon Driver. Deon ...

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Reunited JADED Recording Sophomore Album

Reunited all-female hard rock band JADED has just returned from a trip to Bloomington, Indiana where it recorded new tracks for its upcoming sophomore release with legendary producer Gary Katz, best known for his works with multi-platinum recording artist and classic rock icons STEELY DAN. Katz has also worked with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN, REB BEACH, BERNIE TORME Featured On CARINA LIROLA Album

Bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS, STEVE VAI), guitarists Bernie Torme (OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN) and Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER), drummer Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and keyboardist Jens Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STRATOVARIUS) are among the musicians who have contributed to the debut album from UK-based singer Carina Lirola. Lirola recently ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

MusicPlayers.com has posted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The discussion covers the musical direction chosen for his new solo CD, "The Road Home", the guest contributions to the project, the ongoing evolution of Jordan's keyboard setup, programming, and technical style. Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, ...

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FRANKIE BANALI's ZEPPELIN Tribute: Track-By-Track Breakdown

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has created a labor of love with his new CD (released under the FRANKIE BANALI & FRIENDS banner), entitled "24/7/365 - The Tribute to Led Zeppelin". Frankie invited many of his friends to join him on making a heartfelt tribute to his favorite drummer John Bonham and his band LED ...

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Report: Eighties Hard Rock Bands Drawing Large Crowds

Kris Osborn of Time.com reports: The summer concert season of 2007 swept America back into the 1980s as scores of hard rock/metal bands from that decade began touring again, drawing large crowds, new, young fans, and solid revenues 25 years after first emerging. Who toured? TESLA, DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE, WINGER, WARRANT, QUEENSRŸCHE, POISON, ...

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FUNNY MONEY Signs With PERRIS RECORDS

Perris Records has inked a deal with FUNNY MONEY — the Maryland-based rock act featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant — to re-release its two albums "Stick It!" (2006) and "Funny Money" (1996) on October 16. The re-issued self-titled debut CD features a previously unreleased bonus track mixed by mega-hit rock producer ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules Online Chats

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will take part in two online chats tomorrow, September 11 (at 3:00 p.m. EST and 8:00 p.m. EST) in celebration of his new solo album release, entitled "The Road Home". For more information, and to take part in the chats, click here. A 20-minute audio interview with Jordan ...

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'Monster Ballads Xmas' Featuring SKID ROW, TWISTED SISTER, QUEENSRŸCHE: Artwork Revealed

Inspired by the success of the platinum-certified, best-selling "Monster Ballads" collections and last year's surprise Christmas hit, TWISTED SISTER's "A Twisted Christmas", Razor & Tie Entertainment is proud to announce a must-have for any rock and roll fan — "Monster Ballads Xmas". Featuring such hair metal icons as WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, DOKKEN, TWISTED SISTER and many ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's New Solo Album Samples Available

Magna Carta Records has set a September 12 release date for the new solo album from DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, entitled "The Road Home". Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, YES and GENTLE GIANT, Rudess revisits some of the great songs from those bands with his own special Jordan Rudess ...

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ROCKLAHOMA: First Photos Posted Online

Bring Back Glam! has posted the first photos from Rocklahoma, the '80s rock festival which is being held July 12-15 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma, just off highway 69. The site is being updated with regular reports from the festival, with artist interviews to follow. ...

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LILLIAN AXE Guitarist Talks Singer Change

Steve Blaze, LILLIAN AXE guitarist and songwriter, checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new album "Waters Rising"; why the band chose new singer Derrick LeFevre when original singer Ron Taylor left the band; upcoming tour plans; their classic release "Love & War"; guitarists in general; and got even a ...

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LILLIAN AXE Replaces TIGERTAILZ At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

LILLIAN AXE has replaced TIGERTAILZ on the billing of Rocklahoma, set to take place July 12-15, at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma, just off highway 69. The festival lineup is now as follows: Thursday, July 12, 2007: LILLIAN AXE HOLLYWOOD ROSES KISS ARMY GYPSY PISTOLEROS An '80s Jam ...

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RHINO BUCKET Added To ROCKLAHOMA Festival Main-Stage Lineup

RHINO BUCKET, the Bon Scott-era AC/DC sound-alike band that recorded two albums for Warner Bros./EMI back in '90 and '92 and an independent album in '94 with former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, has been added to the Rocklahoma festival main-stage lineup through a fan vote. The group will fill the 11:20 a.m. Sunday (July 15) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Replaces W.A.S.P. At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

The powerful, dramatic, diverse and electrifying QUEENSRŸCHE has joined Rocklahoma's already historic line-up. QUEENSRŸCHE joined the Rocklahoma's line-up following unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances that prevented W.A.S.P. from appearing on Sunday, July 15 at the four-day festival, explained Mark Nuessle, General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals. "We are so fortunate to have a band ...

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ROCKLAHOMA: Fourth Day Added; TIGERTAILZ Confirmed

A fourth day has been added to Rocklahoma to kick off the largest '80s rock festival of its kind ever to be organized. The evening of Thursday, July 12 has been added and includes TIGERTAILZ, one of Great Britain's greatest glam rock bands, HOLLYWOOD ROSES, a tribute band to GUNS N' ROSES, KISS ARMY, the ...

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