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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Jam With DISTURBED In Anaheim?

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will reportedly be making a guest appearance with DISTURBED for a song or two this Sunday night (Jan. 22) during the Chicago band's headlining performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Lynch recently completed a U.S. tour with a backing band that included lead vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer ...

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DOKKEN Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Album

A brand-new interview with DOKKEN guitarist John Levin has been posted on the band's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Q: That is awesome. Now tell me, how is the new DOKKEN album coming along? When are you going into the studio to finish it? John Levin: "Well, it is ...

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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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F5 To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Phoenix; Show To Be Filmed

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will support GEORGE LYNCH (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) tonight (Dec. 20) at The Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The performance will reportedly be filmed, although it is presently unclear ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Lead Singer In Screaming Match With PAT TRAVERS

GEORGE LYNCH band lead singer Andrew Freeman got into a shouting match with opening act, legendary '70s guitarist PAT TRAVERS on Dec. 3 prior to their show together at Jaxx, located in West Springfield, VA. Sources say the altercation began when Travers was asked to move his RV, which was blocking Lynch's tour bus. After ...

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BENEDICTUM Announce U.S. And European Release Dates For 'Uncreation'

Locomotive Records has announced a March 6 U.S. release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, CA-based power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring powerhouse vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright. The European release has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled ...

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GEORGE LYNCH's Tour Bus Sideswiped In Accident With Diesel Truck

The tour bus for legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and his backing band got sideswiped in an accident with a diesel truck on Sunday morning (Dec. 11) after Lynch's performance in Detroit, Michigan. The group have resumed traveling and are headed for Denver, Colorado (where they are scheduled to perform on Monday, Dec. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Notes From The Road

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has posted a short update on the first two shows of his band's current tour, including the Nov. 26 concert in Poughkeepsie, New York which also featured YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TWISTED SISTER and SEBASTIAN BACH. Read it at this location. Lynch is joined in his current touring ...

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All the Way to the Sun - TNT

Norwegian-American band TNT have been proudly flying the flag of melodic hard rock for over 20 years (including a "break" before the 2002 reunion) and 2005 sees the release of the band's eight studio disc, "All The Way to the Sun". It seems I have probably encountered the band's music at some point over the ...

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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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Hard Rock Artists Come Together For Benefit CD

In 2004 there were more than 1,000,000 cases of cancer reported in the United States and according to published reports about 1,500 people die every day from cancer. It was also in 2004 that the Chicago rock band ENUFF Z'NUFF found out that drummer Ricky Parent was battling cancer. Fans and friends offered immediate support ...

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Former Members Of DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE To Take Part In ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP 2006

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson and GREAT WHITE guitarist/keyboardist Michael Lardie are among the musicians taking part in Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2006. During President's Day weekend (February 16-20, 2006), camp is held in Hollywood, California where the campers will be mentored and molded into musical sensations by some of the world's biggest rock ...

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DOKKEN: More Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have updated their touring schedule. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Empire Room Dec. 01 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Dec. 05 – El Paso, TX - Stampede ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on a solo tour in late November. Joining Lynch in his touring band will be vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD). The dates are as follows: Nov. 26 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center- Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ...

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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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BENEDICTUM: Debut Album Due In January

Locomotive Records have announced a January 20, 2006 release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, California epic power metal band BENEDICTUM, postponing an earlier release that had been set for October 17. "While we were all really looking forward to having 'Uncreation' in stores this year rather than next this move is ...

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