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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Takes 'Inspirational, Romantic' Trip

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message at www.limpbizkit.com: "Just got back from La Jolla, CA. Night before last, I decided to go on an inspirational romantic trip to a private Spanish estate on the cliffs above black beach. I took a helicopter there and had such an amazing time. No one ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Disband Following U.K. Tour

Long-running British industrial metallers PITCHHIFTER have announced plans to disband following their upcoming U.K. tour. "PITCHSHIFTER has always been a beautiful, crazy experiment," bassist Mark Clayden said in an official statement. "We knew that some day it would naturally run it's course and we always said we would call it a day at the right ...

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PLANET US To Begin Recording Debut

PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — are scheduled to enter a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording their debut album for a late 2003 release. "We are supposed to ...

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Manager: Why ROB HALFORD Wasn't Allowed Into The U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter has issued his own commentary regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates after the singer was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). Baxter's statement is as follows: ...

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EDGUY Set Release Date For Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY are in the studio mixing their first-ever live album for a tentative April 2003 release through AFM Records. "The [CD] booklet will be jam-packed with fun photos that the guys took on their journey across the world during the 'Mandrake' tour," according to the band's official web site. ...

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PLANET US Begin Recording Debut CD

PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — entered a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording an album the band are hoping to release in 2003. Schon told Launch that after ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Sell More Paintings

Several paintings from the private collection of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich will be auctioned off by Christie's in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Ulrich, who pocketed nearly $20 million from previous Christie's auctions in London and New York, will be offering "a fine group of works by Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Egill Jacobsen and Mogens ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY: 'I Haven't Quit VAN HALEN!'

Despite rampant rumors to the contrary, VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has not left the group to focus on PLANET US, the project he formed with former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, and JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo. "There's a rumor floating around over on the VH1 message boards that I've left ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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PLANET US To Release Concept Album

The forthcoming debut album from PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — will be a concept record rivaling PINK FLOYD's "Dark Side of the Moon", Hagar told Contra Costa Times' music critic Tony Hicks ...

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ASTRIAAL To Issue New EP

Australia's ASTRIAAL will shortly issue a seven-track mini-CD, titled "Deception Revelation", containing a track from the group's forthcoming full-length album, two live tracks and other exclusive material. Included on the CD will be a re-recorded [and re-mastered] version of "An Eclipse in Blood", entitled "Millennia of Bloodshed", which was originally featured on the "Glories of ...

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VINTERSORG Offers Update On Current And Future Projects

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR/HAVAYOTH frontman Vintersorg has released the following update on his recent and upcoming projects: "Right now we're working on the pre-production for the next VINTERSORG album, which is going to have the format of a concept/theme album, a story running through the albums entirety, and with a musical flow that includes small compositions between the ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Bay Area's BONE BASH III

San Francisco Bay Area's TESTAMENT have been added to the list of artists performing at Bone Bash III, an all-day event taking place Saturday, November 2nd at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. Also appearing on the bill will be JOURNEY, JOE SATRIANI, Y&T and MONTROSE, among others. TESTAMENT will reportedly be headlining the Metal ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Issue Live DVD In November

SIX FEET UNDER's forthcoming live CD/DVD, entitled Double Dead, is due for release on November 5th through Metal Blade. Lensed at the Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14th, the group's performance was professionally shot on film by Dave Roth, who directed the band's "The Day The Dead Walked", "Victim of the Paranoid", and ...

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Y&T Announce Additional West Coast Dates

The reformed Y&T have announced several additional West Coast shows during November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 01 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 02 - Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY, MONTROSE) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 - Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater(w/MONTROSE) Nov. 09 - ...

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GENIUS Rock Opera: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged concerning the release of the hugely-awaited first episode of the GENIUS Rock Opera, written and performed by the Italian musician Daniele Liverani, known for his work with the prog-metal Italian heroes, EMPTY TREMOR. The cast of characters includes the following: Mark Boals (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE) as "Genius" Lana Lane ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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Y&T: West Coast Dates Announced

The reformed Y&T have lined up several West Coast dates during November. They are as follows: Nov. 02 – Concord, CA @ Pavillion (w/JOURNEY) Nov. 07 – Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 08 – Anaheim, CA @ Galaxy Theater Nov. 09 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater (w/MONTROSE) Nov. 16 – Petaluma, CA @ ...

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KAMELOT To Issue "Epica" In January/February

KAMELOT have set Epica as the title of their sixth full-length album, which is currently being recorded at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro for a January/February release through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to an official press release, "the new songs contain the KAMELOT sound with an emphasis on a lyrical ...

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Ten Horns – Ten Diadems - SATYRICON

Radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive, SATYRICON celebrates over 10 years of operation with this elaborately packaged 10-song collection. While a career retrospective usually works better when the songs run in chronological sequence, Ten Horns – Ten Diadems messes all that up by fusing the futuristic hyperblast of 1999's "Supersonic Journey" up against 1993's "Taakeslottet". And ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Select Producer For Forthcoming CD

LIMP BIZKIT have selected a producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their forthcoming studio album but are not yet allowed to reveal his identity, according to frontman Fred Durst's latest posting on the group's official web site. "I just came home from band practice and it was a good one," Durst ...

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Ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW Guitarist Gets "Spacy"

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, will have their latest CD, entitled Shadow of the Moon, played as "wake-up music" on board the upcoming shuttle mission STS-107, scheduled for a July 19th launch. Kalpana Chawla, a crew member aboard the flight, has made the unusual request and will be taking a copy of ...

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JOURNEY To Perform First-Ever Club Show

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will perform their first-ever club show on Wednesday, July 17th at Minneapolis' club Quest. In this one-night-only exclusive performance, the band will debut songs from their yet-to-be released EP Red 13 as well as perform all of their hit songs in an intimate club setting. Tickets for this exclusive one night only ...

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HAVAYOTH Writing New Album, Negotiating Record Deal

HAVAYOTH, featuring Vintersorg (i.e. VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR), Vargher (i.e. BEWITCHED) and Mad Morgan (i.e. NAGLFAR), have completed six cuts for their sophomore full-length album, tentatively entitled A Journey Called Dreams. At the moment, the group are negotiating a new record deal following their recent split with Hammerheart Records, the label that issued HAVAYOTH's debut, His Creation ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Completes Work On Solo Album

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield is continuing work on his solo record, tentatively entitled The "X" Chapters, for a late 2002 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. According to Rockenfield, "my journey with this record is almost complete, and I just hope that you all enjoy it as much as I do!! The record is a culmination ...

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KISS, QUEEN, JOURNEY Producer Dead At 51

Acclaimed UK rock music producer Mike Stone—best known for his work with JOURNEY, ASIA, TEN, QUEEN and KISS, among others—died last week at the age of 51. ASIA will dedicate the forthcoming Geffen Years - Anthologia to his memory. Although no cause of death was listed in any of the recent press reports, Mike was ...

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