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VH1 Classic's 'Metal Mania: Stripped' Tour: Florida Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005", featuring Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER). According to Rich of Maximum Bands (self-described as "Florida's best source to book local, regional, and national hard rock and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman To Star In VH1's 'After Work Special'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane guest-starred in the pilot episode of a TV show for VH1 called "After Work Special". Lane filmed his parts in late September. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, Jani will be teaming up with former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy, Don Dokken (DOKKEN), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, TOMMY ALDRIDGE And MICHAEL ANTHONY To Form New Band?

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is in talks with veteran hard rock drummer Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) about putting together a new project. "We'll see how the sessions go and if everything clicks like we hope that it will," Lynch recently said. "We're looking to pull Michael Anthony from VAN HALEN into ...

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KING'S X: First Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 29 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY Nov. 04 - Jaxx –Springfield, VA Nov. 05 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA KING'S X will be touring in support of their new album, "Ogre Tones" ...

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THE GREG LEON INVASION To Embark On Tour Of Hungary

THE GREG LEON INVASION, featuring Southern California guitar legend/vocalist Greg Leon (ex-DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, ROUGH CUTT), bassist George Roelke (ex-SHOUT, BRAND NEW DAY), and drummer Greg Stevens, have announced a tour of Hungary in support of their latest album, "Unfinished Business". "We are very much looking forward to these shows and finally getting over to ...

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RATT: VH1 'Behind The Music' Special In The Works

According to a posting on former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's web site, Stephen will be taking part in VH1's upcoming "Behind the Music" special focusing on RATT. Taping will begin soon. An exact air date has yet to be announced. As previously reported, Pearcy will be teaming up with Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), ...

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DON DOKKEN, JANI LANE, FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER To Team Up For 'Stripped' Tour

Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER) will be teaming up for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" beginning on Tuesday, October 18. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped Volume 2: The ...

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DOKKEN To Hit The Road In November

DOKKEN mainan Don Dokken has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The Acoustic Outcasts tour is canceled because of the hurricane disaster. Our booking agent/soundman lives in New Orleans and there has been no contact with him since Saturday. As well, our tour bus is probably under water, so we will ...

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KING'S X: 'Alone' Video Posted Online

KING'S X's video for the track "Alone" has been posted online at InsideOutMusic.com [NOTE: Link removed at label's request]. "Alone" comes off the Texas-based rock trio's upcoming album, "Ogre Tones" (view artwork at this location), due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The new KING'S X album was produced by Michael Wagener, ...

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Vocalist ANDREW FREEMAN To Join ACOUSTIC OUTCAST Tour For One Show

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) vocalist Andrew Freeman will be joining the Acoustic Outcast tour, featuring DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken and ex-BATON ROUGE singer Kelly Keeling (both of whom have also previously played with Lynch), for one show on Friday, October 7 at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California. Andrew is also involved with Rev ...

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BENEDICTUM Complete Work On Debut Album

San Diego, CA epic power metal band BENEDICTUM have finished mixing their debut album, "Uncreation", for a late October release via Locomotive Music. The album was produced by Jeff Pilson (ex-DIO, DOKKEN) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, with artwork supplied by Romanian-born artist Mircea ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Embark On East Coast Tour In September

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on an East Coast tour in September. The first stop on the trek will be Jaxx in Virginia, with more dates to follow. Cities that will be hit during the tour include: Springfield, VA Clifton, NJ West Springfield, MA New York City, NY Long Island, ...

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KING'S X: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KING'S X track, entitled "Alone", is available for streaming on guitarist Ty Tabor's MySpace.com page. "Alone" comes off the Texas-based rock trio's upcoming album, "Ogre Tones" (view artwork at this location), due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The new KING'S X album was produced by Michael Wagener, ...

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KING'S X: Album Title Changed, Artwork Posted Online

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have changed the title of their new CD to "Ogre Tones" from the previously announced "Landscape". The CD is due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. Commented frontman Doug Pinnick: "I made up the name 'Landslide', and we all agreed, but the record company didnt like it. We had ...

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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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KING'S X Frontman's Solo Album Delayed

Magna Carta Records has pushed back the release date of KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick's third solo album, "Emotional Animal", to August 2 from the previously announced July 19. Doug played most of the instruments and vocals on the CD, with a little help from KING'S X drummer Jerry's son Joy Gaskill (drums) and Kelly ...

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KING'S X Name New Album

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have set "Landscape" as the title of their new album, due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill under the new deal will include up to 14 songs; the track listing is ...

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BENEDICTUM Sign With LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS

BENEDICTUM (formerly BOUND), the San Diego-based band fronted by powerhouse female vocalist Veronica Freeman, have inked a deal with Locomotive Records. The group's debut album, which will be produced by Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), is scheduled for release on October 17. BENEDICTUM were reportedly "discovered" by DIO guitarist Graig Goldy, who was impressed enough with ...

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QUIET RIOT Artwork Available

In the spring of 1995, a newly reformed QUIET RIOT met with artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, UFO, SEPULTURA, DOKKEN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and asked him to do a painting and design the CD for their then-upcoming new album, entitled "Down to the Bone". The band wanted to use their longtime ...

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