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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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Former MSG/BATON ROUGE Frontman Inks Solo Deal

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (i.e. BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.) has signed a recording agreement with Mascot Records and will record his new album in the spring for a late summer release. Keeling has been busy recently writing songs with (and for) DOKKEN, but he will now finally be able to ...

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L.A. GUNS To Join DOKKEN For Select US Dates, Record New CD

L.A. GUNS will join DOKKEN for two weeks' worth of dates beginning after March 5th somewhere in Florida and ending with a performance in Los Angeles around March 20th. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. L.A. GUNS are planning to enter the studio in early spring to record their new studio CD for ...

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DOKKEN Push Back New CD Release Date

DOKKEN have pushed back the tentative release date of their forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, to April. Although no official reason was given for the delay, it is believed that mixing-related issues are the cause of the latest postponement. More information as it becomes available. ...

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PILSON, LYNCH Come Together As PYNCH

The brand new project featuring former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson will be known simply as PYNCH (Pilson/Lynchgeddit?!), and will issue their debut album in late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group are presently auditioning drummers and are set to embark on a 44-date US tour this summer as part ...

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CONTAGIOUS To Support DOKKEN In UK

Liverpool-based rockers CONTAGIOUS have been confirmed as the opening act for DOKKEN'S forthcoming UK tour. The band will be supporting their current Z Records album The Calling, which was released in October. The dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Camden Underworld – London, UK Apr. 12 - JB's – Dudley, UK Apr. 14 - ...

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Former DOKKEN Duo Nearly Done With Material For Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, [ex-DOKKEN guitarist] George [Lynch] and I are nearly done with all the writing for our [collaboration] record. Wait'll you hear it it's so cool! We start rehearsing with 'mystery drummer' in a couple of weeks after George returns from a week of clinics. Our plan is still to ...

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DOKKEN CD Pushed Back, Shows Cancelled

DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD appears to have had its Japanese release date pushed back to March/April. In other news, DOKKEN have cancelled the following shows on their ongoing US tour: Jan. 20 - Richmond, VA @ Club Razzels Jan. 24 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Gardens ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Perform Live At NAMM

Los Angeles-based prog metal/fusion trio COSMOSQUAD will be making a couple of live appearances at this year's NAMM show which is taking places at the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 17 - 20. COSMOSQUAD are scheduled to play at 12 noon and 4 PM on Friday, January 18th and again the following day at ...

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George Lynch, Jeff Pilson To Appear At NAMM

To check out a couple of seconds of former DOKKEN axeman George Lynch shredding on a new track from the recently-recorded demo the guitarist recorded with ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, click here. In other news, Lynch will be appearing at the NAMM show in Anaheim CA at the following dates and times: Friday, ...

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LYNCH/PILSON Project: "Exceeding Expectations"

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist George Lynch will be getting back together in a week or so to begin finishing up the songwriting sessions for the debut CD from their as-yet-unnamed new band. According to Pilson, we hope to be done with everything by March and, depending on the record label, etc., have ...

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DOKKEN's Don To Be Interviewed By WSTB

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken will be doing a live interview with The Classic Metal Show on 88.9 WSTB in Akron, Ohio tonight at 11:00 PM EST. Among other topics, Dokken will be discussing the new album, entitled Long Way Home, as well as the current US tour. For those of you not in the Akron, ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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Lynch/Pilson Demo Three Tracks, Lynch Embarks On Clinic Tour!

Former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitars) and Jeff Pilson (bass) have reportedly finished demoing the first three songs for their upcoming, as-yet-unnamed project. In other news, Lynch is scheduled to hold the following Guitar Clinics during February (all clinics start at 7:00 PM except the Saturday clinic, which starts at 2:00 PM): Feb. 04 - ...

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Brazil's EMINENCE Enlist Neil Kernon To Produce Next CD!

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have enlisted veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRYCHE, DOKKEN) to produce their upcoming studio CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in early 2002 for a mid-year release. ...

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DOKKEN Find Their "Way Home" In March!

DOKKEN's forthcoming Long Way Home CD, which is tentatively scheduled for a March 5th release through CMC International Records, will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Sunless Days 02. Magic Road 03. Little Girl 04. Heart Full of Soul (YARDBIRDS cover) 05. Goodbye My Friend 07. You 08. Everyone Needs to Be With Someone ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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