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XYZ: Previously Unreleased 'Debut' Album Sees Light Of Day

The first album recorded by the hard rock group XYZ, which was produced between 1984 and 1985 and never before released to the public, is now available for purchase online. The CD, entitled "Rainy Days", features XYZ's original lineup: Bobby Pieper (guitar), Joey Pafumi (drums), Terry Ilous (vocals), and Patt Fontaine (bass). According to Bob ...

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DOUBLE CROSS To Support DOKKEN In U.K.

British rock band DOUBLE CROSS have been confirmed as support act for DOKKEN on their U.K. tour dates this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 - London, UK @ Underworld Apr. 19 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock city Apr. 20 - Dudley, UK @ JB's Apr. 22 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's DOUBLE ...

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Reunited EDEN To Play Free Show In California

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN will be playing a free show at The Boogie in Anaheim, California on Friday, April 8. The concert is being filmed with four 3CCD cameras for future DVD release. EDEN has been around since the early '80s when their hard-hitting anthems like "Pound it Out" and "Judgment Day" received regular ...

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GREG LEON Returns To Take Care Of 'Unfinished Business'

Southern California guitar legend Greg Leon (ex-DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT) has just issued his first album since 1997's "Wishing Well", appropriately titled "Unfinished Business", while also reviving his old band moniker, THE GREG LEON INVASION. The original INVASION, formed out of the ashes of SUITE 19, featuring a pre-MÖTLEY CRÜE Tommy Lee on drums, was one ...

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CASANOVA To Support DOKKEN In Germany

German rockers CASANOVA will support U.S. hard rock legend DOKKEN at their only German show on April 12 at the Colos-Saal venue in Aschaffenburg. CASANOVA recently issued their new album, "All Beauty Must Die", and have just returned from performing two successful concerts in Spain, including a sold-out gig at Madrid's prestigious club Ritmo Y ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY's MICKEY RATT CD Pulled; Artwork Changes Planned

According to a post on former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's web site, the previously released "Mickey Ratt; The Best Of" CD/DVD, featuring re-recorded RATT songs with the help of such guest musicians as guitarists George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), has been pulled. "There will be some changes ...

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DOKKEN Set Working Title For New Album

DOKKEN have set "Lightning Strikes Again" as the working title of their new studio album, tentatively due late summer via Sanctuary Records. The band will be filming their entire European tour for a special bonus DVD to be released with the new CD. In addition, frontman Don Dokken is in the middle of recording a ...

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DOKKEN To Join JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. Tour?

Kim Mulligan of Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hair Nation" reported a rumor on Monday (March 14) that DOKKEN was going to be joining the JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. tour this summer. Predictably, there has not yet been any official confirmation on the matter. JUDAS PRIEST are expected to kick off their U.S. tour in late May/early June, ...

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STARRATS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Danish rockers STARRATS are putting the finishing touches on their second album. The as-yet-untitled effort will contain the following track listing: 01. Raise 02. Unleashed 03. The Creepy Crawler 04. The Angry Song 05. Murder, Slaughter, Democrazy 06. I Wish I Was 07. Slaughter H-H-House 08. Crush Your Empty Towers 09. The Devil and I ...

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KELLY KEELING To Guest On 'The Classic Metal Show'

Kelly Keeling, who has worked with BATON ROUGE, MSG, John Norum and Don Dokken (among others), has a brand new solo album, and will be appearing on "The Classic Metal Show" this Saturday to talk about it. Selections from the CD, entitled "Giving Sight to the Eye", will be played on the show, and Kelly ...

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MIDNIGHT CIRCUS To Release New CD Via PERRIS RECORDS

Hard rockers MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, whose sound is being described as a mixture of VINCE NEIL, POISON and DOKKEN, will release their new album, "Money Shot", on March 22 via Perris Records. Originally established in 1992, the band’s current line-up came into existence in 2001. Founding member and vocalist Rob Howl has fronted some very impressive ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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DOKKEN: European Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN will be touring Europe starting April 6 in Copenhagen. Prior to the start of the European trek, DOKKEN will be playing on March 19 at the 94 Rock's Blarney Bash at the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Support at the show will come from L.A. GUNS. Upcoming DOKKEN shows: Mar. 19 - ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST VOL. II

MOTÖRHEAD are the first band confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The first edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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WAR & PEACE To Release Live Album In April

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, are currently mixing their live album for an April release via Z Records. The album was recorded during the band's headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19. The band's set was an ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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