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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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EMPIRE Enlist Help From Metal Superstars For Sophomore CD

EMPIRE, the solo project of VANIZE guitarist Rolf Munkes, are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Hypnotica CD, due in early 2003 through Lion Music. The full list of musicians contributing to the album is as follows: Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) - Bass Rolf Munkes - ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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WHITESNAKE To Tour In 2003

WHITESNAKE are planning a tour for 2003, with North American dates tentatively scheduled to begin in February. Band leader/frontman David Coverdale himself announced the news with this message on his official web site: "Don't say we didn't warn you... Coverdale unleashes the serpent... WHITESNAKE will tour in 2003!!!" As a way of getting people warmed ...

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RONDINELLI To Issue 'Our Cross — Our Sins' In October

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records on October 21st. Featuring a musical direction that is said to ...

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WHITESNAKE To Reform For European Tour

WHITESNAKE are set to reunite for a European tour in early 2003 to promote a new double CD compilation, entitled 25 Years Of Whitesnake, which is due to be issued EMI Records in February. Negotiations are reportedly yet to be finalized, but strong rumors indicate that guitarist/songwriter John Sykes will be involved. If it does ...

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COMPANY OF SNAKES Announce European Gigs

COMPANY OF SNAKES, featuring former WHITESNAKE guitarist duo Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden, ex-BLACK SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, and SNAKES IN PARADISE frontman Stefan Berggren, have lined up several live shows in Europe in support of their first studio album, Burst The Bubble: Jul. 20 - Izola, SLO @ Rock in Izola Aug. 24 - ...

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DAVID COVERDALE's Ex-Wife Undergoing Rehab Treatment

Tawny Kitaen, the ex-wife of former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale and star of several WHITESNAKE videos, including "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love?" , is reportedly being sued for divorce by husband #2, Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley, and is undergoing rehab treatment for an addiction to prescription drugs. To read the ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE Singer Halts Work On Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman DAVID COVERDALE has halted work on his forthcoming solo album due to his reported dissatisfaction with the current state of the music business. In a statement posted at the Message Board section of COVERDALE's web site, the singer went on to say that “I am currently looking into the possibility of ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Deliver "Pain" On Forthcoming CD

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have set Pain as the title of their first “real” studio album in over 20 years, which is currently being recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform Live With NELLY FURTADO At Grammy Awards

Legendary axeman Steve Vai (i.e. DAVE LEE ROTH, WHITESNAKE) will perform with NELLY FURTADO at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to air live at 8:00 PM via CBS on Wednesday, February 27th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Other performers include U2, ALICIA KEYS, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DESTINY'S CHILD, 'N ...

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New BLUE MURDER Album On The Way?

Legendary THIN LIZZY/ex-WHITESNAKE axeman John Sykes has been quietly recording a new BLUE MURDER CD (the group's third) with the help of Los Angeles-based drummer Aaron Fat Beat Rossi, according to a statement on Rossi's homepage at this location. John spotted me playing at the Key Club in Hollywood with my fellow band ...

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ROSE TATTOO Get Heavyweight Assistance On Long-Awaited Studio Album

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently recording their first “real” studio album in over 20 years in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been enlisted to assist frontman Angry Anderson with writing the ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: Unauthorized MP3 Downloading Is "Unacceptable"

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale is not a fan of unauthorized MP3 downloading. And that's putting it mildly. According to the singer, “my opinion of ANY freebie download, ripping off, and totally disregarding the consequences to the artist...and his/her career...remains the same...Utterly unacceptable...Unless the artist is personally, and willingly giving their work as 'treats' ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Continues Work On Upcoming Solo CD

Former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE frontman DAVID COVERDALE has posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for his upcoming solo CD, the singer's first since 2000's Into The Light: “I have more than 20 songs to actually turn into 'songs', as opposed to 'instrumentals'...actually, closer to 30, [including] some [Into The Light] stuff ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Lines Up Projects Galore!

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin is in Italy at the moment completing work on the new THE CAGE CD, tentatively entitled Poison Roses, which is due to be released in the spring. Martin will then fly to New York to sing on the new RONDINELLI CD (also featuring former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE ...

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