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KINGDRAGON: Promo CD To Include WINGER Cover

KINGDRAGON, the new Greek melodic hard rock/metal act formed by keyboardist George Aspiotis (SPITFIRE, RAWSILK, NIGHTFALL) will release a promotional CD, entitled "Fire in the Sky", during August. The band, which formed earlier this year, is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the material, including a cover version of WINGER's "Blind Revolution ...

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FUNNY MONEY Working With Producer BEAU HILL

Maryland rockers FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, have finished recording their as-yet-untitled new CD, which will contain thirteen tracks of "their best music ever," according to a press release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "1,000 Thank-Yous", "By The Balls", "Hot On Your Heels", "Little By Little", ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Seeks Touring Guitarist

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane is looking for a new touring guitarist. "I am putting a band together for shows in North America and Europe," Lane explained. "If you can shred and someone thinks you're good who doesn't live under the same roof as you, drop me a line. Photo and recording a real plus!" ...

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'Hair Metal' Compilation Breaks BILLBOARD's Top 20!

"Monster Ballads: The Platinum Edition", an 18-song collection of "hair-metal" classics, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. WARRANT - Heaven 02. SKID ROW - I Remember You 03. ...

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KORN, MUDVAYNE, DISTURBED, AEROSMITH, YNGWIE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Congress Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: Dec. 2, 2005 Gross Sales: $36,875 Attendance: 2,890 Capacity: 2,890 Artist/Event: KORN Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $100,317 Attendance: 2,983 ...

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JANI LANE and FIREHOUSE Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 21 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the second in a three part series spotlighting VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with former WARRANT singer Jani Lane and FIREHOUSE members CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, and Michael ...

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REB BEACH, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 20 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the first of a three part series spotlighting the VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Reb Beach (Kip Winger, Don Dokken), Kip Winger, Stephen Pearcy, and Frankie Wilsey ...

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JANI LANE, KIP WINGER To Take Part In Florida 'Meet-And-Greet'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane and WINGER mainman Kip Winger will take part in a "meet-and-greet" at Sam Ash in Clearwater, Florida on Friday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Lane and Winger, along with other surprise guests from VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" (which also includes Don Dokken, FIREHOUSE and ex-RATT ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman JANI LANE: Another New Song Posted Online

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has posted another tune for his "Jabberwocky" project, entitled "Very Fine Line", at www.myspace.com/janilane. An acoustic, "bootleg" version of "Very Fine Line" has been circling around from a live, all-acoustic performance back in 1997 in Brazil. This version is said to be "far superior" to the bootleg version. The "Jabberwocky" ...

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VH1 Classic's 'Metal Mania: Stripped' Tour: Florida Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005", featuring Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER). According to Rich of Maximum Bands (self-described as "Florida's best source to book local, regional, and national hard rock and ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman To Star In VH1's 'After Work Special'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane guest-starred in the pilot episode of a TV show for VH1 called "After Work Special". Lane filmed his parts in late September. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, Jani will be teaming up with former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, Don Dokken (DOKKEN), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), and ...

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RATT: VH1 'Behind The Music' Special In The Works

According to a posting on former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's web site, Stephen will be taking part in VH1's upcoming "Behind the Music" special focusing on RATT. Taping will begin soon. An exact air date has yet to be announced. As previously reported, Pearcy will be teaming up with Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), ...

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DON DOKKEN, JANI LANE, FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER To Team Up For 'Stripped' Tour

Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER) will be teaming up for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" beginning on Tuesday, October 18. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped Volume 2: The ...

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TED NUGENT Planning To Appeal Court Victory, Seek More Damages

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Ted Nugent plans to appeal last week's court victory in Michigan. A jury ruled that the Muskegon Summer Celebration must pay Nugent $100,000 for breaching a contract in June of 2003, with $80,000 for the contracted fee and $20,000 for missed merchandise sales. However, Nugent's camp, which sought $1 ...

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All Over You - BEN JACKSON GROUP

Violently unfashionable in the States, and destined for cult status among the AOR and hard rock fans who keep ex-members of TUFF in business, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP deliver an unrepentant dose of smooth, glossy melodic rock on "All Over You". Jackson, former guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH, assumes vocal duties here and redeems ...

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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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Guitarist REB BEACH Says New Project Will Not Be Named DEVIL CHILDREN

WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute previously published reports (including those posted on the official and unofficial KING'S X web sites) that his new collaborative project with KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has been named DEVIL CHILDREN. Commented Reb, "The name of the band is DEFINITELY not DEVIL CHILDREN, it's just one ...

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