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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Publishes First Instructional Book

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has just published his first instructional book, "Total Keyboard Wizardry", via Cherry Lane Music Publishing (distributed by Hal Leonard). The 144-page book, written by Rudess with assistance by Chris Romero, is described as follows: "Take your playing to the next level with Jordan Rudess, the Juilliard-trained, award-winning keyboardist of DREAM ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform At Berklee College of Music

RUDESS MORGENSTEIN PROJECT, the band featuring DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess on keyboards and Rod Morgenstein (ex-WINGER, DIXIE DREGS) on drums, will be performing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on August 5. The concert will be held at the Berklee Performance Center and starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Jordan ...

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SALEM, ORPHANED LAND Confirmed For Israel's METALIST FESTIVAL

SALEM and ORPHANED LAND are among the latest bands confirmed for have been confirmed for the second annual Metalist Festival, set to be held August 26, 2004 at the Hangar 11 venue in Tel-aviv, Israel. The complete list of bands confirmed for the festival is as follows: BEHEMOTH EVERGREY SALEM ORPHANED LAND ARMILOS DISTORTED DAMNNATION ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Present KEY FEST

Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for leading progressive rock band DREAM THEATER and solo artist on the Magna Carta roster, will be presenting Key Fest, a full day of keyboard appreciation on July 25 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, located at 11 City Place in White Plains, New York. Events: a Master Class. 1-4 p.m. ...

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Remembering The St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Jordan Harper of The Riverfront Times writes: This Friday, July 2, marks the thirteenth anniversary of the St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES riot. We'll not soon forget the smoke and shame, broadcast to the world on CNN, when Axl Rose jumped into the crowd to battle a man with a camera before leaping back onstage ...

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DREAM THEATER's RUDESS, YES' WAKEMAN To Perform Together

DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess and YES legend Rick Wakeman will be performing together tonight, May 18h at the Moog Fest. The event will be held at B.B. King's in New York City. As previously reported, Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart, synthesist extraordinaire, will be performing live online on Sunday, May 23, at 1 PM Eastern ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Keyboard Anthology' Due In Early July

A "Dream Theater Keyboard Anthology" book is tentatively scheduled to be released in early July by Warner Publishing. The book will contain accurate notation of many of DREAM THEATER's greatest keyboard moments. More details will be made available soon. In other DREAM THEATER-related news, the complete Jordan Rudess guide to mastering keyboard playing will be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform Live Online

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart, synthesist extraordinaire, will be performing live online on Sunday, May 23, at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, to honor American maverick inventor Bob Moog on his 70th birthday. 50 years ago, Moog began developing electronic instruments that altered the course of modern music for all time ...

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OPETH Offer End-Of-Year Update

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update at their official web site: "OPETH are confirmed to play the annual Sweden Rock festival in Karlshamn/Sölvesborg in July 2004. The festival will be one of very few FESTIVAL appearances during 2004 as the band will be in resting/writing and eventually recording mode. Sweden Rock is headlined by ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Records Second 'Solo' Track With SKEW SISKIN

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister spent time at Berlin's Monongo studios between December 15 and 18 for another session with SKEW SISKIN to record a second track for his upcoming solo album. The songtitles are "Stand Upon The Mountain" and "Don't Matter To Me", both written by Lemmy and performed by SKEW SISKIN with Lemmy on ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On JORDAN RUDESS Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore started recording solos Thursday (Dec. 11) for the new Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) solo record. This will be the first time Jordan and Vinnie have recorded together since Vinnie's "Time Odyssey" record was released in 1988. Moore will be featured on two songs. Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse will ...

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OPETH: Jordan Gig Cancelled!

OPETH have been forced to cancel their previously announced gig in Jordan due to sickness. The following is OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt's official statement on the matter: "It's seem to be a dark spell upon OPETH at this moment. First Chile and now Jordan. I'm in a terrible state myself right now but will try ...

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CAPHARNAUM Sign With WILLOWTIP, Debut Due In February

Florida-based technical death metal band CAPHARNAUM have joined the Willowtip roster. The group's debut full-length CD, "Fractured", will be released on Feb. 17, 2004. "Fractured" was recorded at CAPHARNAUM guitarist/vocalist Jason Suecof's (MONSTROSITY) own AudioHammer Studios (MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) and contains eight tracks that are being described as "extremely well written and catchy while displaying unparalelled ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Talks About His Upcoming Solo Album

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister recently spoke to Playlouder about his upcoming solo album, which is tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. "I have to do it between MOTÖRHEAD and there isn't much in between MOTÖRHEAD," Lemmy laughed. "I've got five tracks so far. I've done two tracks with THE REVERED HORTON HEAT, two tracks with ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin in ...

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OPETH's HULTSFRED Performance To Be Broadcast On Swedish Radio

Swedish national radio P3 will be broadcasting OPETH's entire live performance from this year's Hultsfred Festival on November 20 at 9:03 p.m. CET. To listen to the broadcast in streaming audio, click here. Hultsfred, the self-styled "Sweden's largest outdoor festival," took place June 12-14 in Hultsfred, Sweden and featured additional performances from such ...

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OPETH To Play Jordan In November

Sweden's OPETH have been invited to perform in Jordan in November. If the gig goes ahead, it will mark the first time a metal band has played in Jordan. In other news, Dan Swanö's NIGHTINGALE will support OPETH at several dates on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. Norwegian tech-death metal band EXTOL will provide additional support ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Participate In Online Jam

On the back of their last successful online outing, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart are teaming up again to bring another online jam to the live Internet community. Jordan and Richard will be performing live online on Saturday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Jordan will be playing a ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyrics and vocals ...

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