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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Visit USS NIMITZ War Ship

Legendary guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN got a personal invitation from the USS Nimitz to visit "one of their most incredible ships," according to a posting on his official web site. He will be visiting the ship with a crew of 3,000 on Monday, March 15. In other news, a bunch of concert photos from the North ...

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PROBOT Vs. ALEC EMPIRE: Former ATARI TEENAGE RIOT Singer Clears The Air

German techno noise animal ALEC EMPIRE (ex-ATARI TEENAGE RIOT) has issued a statement explaining the absence of Dave Grohl's name in the credits for the ALEC EMPIRE CD "Intelligence & Sacrifice", which features the backing track for what eventually became the PROBOT (Grohl's much-acclaimed "metal" side-project) cut "Access Babylon". "Dave Grohl and me hung out ...

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It's Official: JIMMY BAIN Exits DIO

DIO bassist Jimmy Bain has officially left the band, according to KNAC.com (originally reported here in January). No replacement has been named at the present time. Ronnie James Dio commented, "Jimmy has chosen to follow his own career path, and we wish him well." Ronnie, guitarist Craig Goldy and drummer Simon ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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SPASTIC INK To Release Sophomore Album In April

Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas-based prog/tech metal triumvirate SPASTIC INK, featuring guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek, bassist Pete Perez, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have signed a deal with Marquee Inc. for the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, "Ink Compatible". Marquee will handle Japan and most Southeast Asian territories while the rest of the world will be covered ...

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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Fueler' Details Revealed

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released more details about his forthcoming solo effort, "Fueler", due in April/May through his own Top Fuel Records. According to a posting on Pearcy's web site, former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali plays on three cuts on the album, which will also be packaged as a DVD of live, ...

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MINDGRINDER: New Audio Samples Posted Online

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have posted several audio clips from their forthcoming debut album, "MindTech", at this location. Available for preview are edited versions of the tracks "Repulsive Evolution" and "Regeneration" as well as a full version of the track "Deception". All tracks are in MP3 ...

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DOMINE: New Album To Arrive Next Week

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will release their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", on February 9, with distribution through SPV. Release dates in Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and the U.S. are still pending. "Emperor Of The Black Runes" has been available in Japan since November. The follow-up to 2001's "Stormbringer ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer Discusses The Band's Breakup

Former QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the group's decision to split up and his future plans. Asked about the band's breakup, Dubrow said, "Everyone always asks, 'Why did you break up?' The question they should be asking is, 'Why did you stay together so long?' Considering the dynamics ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer KEVIN DUBROW To Play Acoustic Show

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow will be playing his first solo/acoustic show at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, February 2. The show is part of The Palms "Rock The Lounge" series that takes place in the hotel's Palapa Lounge. DuBrow will be performing acoustic versions of QUIET RIOT classics and a ...

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APPICE/BAIN/CAVAZO Supergroup To Collaborate With BONHAM Singer

The new band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) are scheduled to do some writing with vocalist Chas West (BONHAM) this week, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if West will become a permanent member of this as-yet-unnamed ...

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JIMMY BAIN Out Of DIO?

According to Germany's Rock Hard magazine, bassist Jimmy Bain is rumored to have left DIO and hooked up with drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT) in a new, as-yet-singerless project. Cavazo was previously reported to be writing songs with former LYNCH MOB vocalist Oni Logan. No further information is ...

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Vocalist KEVIN DUBROW Explains QUIET RIOT Split

In an interview with ElectricBasement.com, vocalist Kevin Dubrow explained the reason for the sudden dismantling of QUIET RIOT late last year. "Well, the question should really be: why did we stay together for so long?" he said. "It really should have stopped earlier. We'd been together for a long time and it had gotten to ...

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MEMORIZED DREAMS Complete Work On 'Theater Of Life'

Norwegian power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS will release their debut album, "Theater Of Life", in late February through Sound Riot Records. The CD was recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway with producer Stein Bratland and features a guest appearance on the title track by singer Olaf Hayer (DIONYSUS, LUCA TURILLI, LORD BYRON). Mastering duties will ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer To Record Album Of Covers

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970s. "This album's a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by HUMBLE PIE, MOTT ...

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DOMINE: New Album Details Revealed

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Emperor Of The Black Runes", at New Sin Audio Design studios in Loria for a tentative early 2004 release through Dragonheart Records. According to the band, "It's been a tough challenge to come up with an album which would top 'Stormbringer ...

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RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE Confirmed For RIVER CITY BIKER FEST

RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE and PAT TRAVERS are among the artists scheduled to perform at the second annual River City Biker Fest on the Poteet Fairgrounds in San Antonio, Texas between April 29 and May 2, 2004. This four-day event will feature "plenty of camping, partying, two live stages with blues, rock, and country, bikini ...

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FAITH AND FIRE: Christmas Song Posted Online

FAITH AND FIRE, the new band featuring RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore, have posted a special Christmas song at their official web site. Download the full-length MP3 here. As previously reported, FAITH AND FIRE are hard at work on their debut album, tentatively due early next year through an ...

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MINDGRINDER Sign With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have signed a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions. The group's debut album, "MindTech", was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) and is scheduled for release in April 2004. "MindTech", which was originally slated for release through Sound Riot Records (a ...

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