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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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DOKKEN Drummer Joins TED NUGENT's Touring Band

DOKKEN drummer "Wild" Mick Brown will be pounding the skins for TED NUGENT on his upcoming summer tour beginning on July 1 in Kansas City, MO. Commented Brown's NUGENT/DOKKEN bandmate Barry Sparks (bass), "This is going to be so cool for me because not only is Mick a great drummer, more importantly he is a ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Final Summer Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be heading out on a short summer tour starting Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from his beginnings in DOKKEN to his solo project LYNCH MOB. Lynch is regarded by the guitar-playing community to be one of the best ...

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VISION DIVINE Frontman To Release Solo Album

VISION DIVINE frontman Michele Luppi will release the debut album from his solo project, MICHELE LUPPI'S HEAVEN, in mid-July via Scarlet Records. Entitled "Strive", the CD was produced and arranged by Michele Luppi and is said to be "a must for all AOR/melodic hard rock lovers into bands like MR. BIG, EUROPE, JOURNEY, BON JOVI ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Summer Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for guitarist George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-June. The dates are as follows: Jun. 17 - Mr Cue's - Lancaster, CA Jun. 18 - Diablos - Lake Forest, CA Jun. 24 - Paladinos - Tarzana, CA Jun. 25 - Boardwalk ...

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EDEN: DVD Preview Posted Online

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN, who are currently in the studio working on a new CD, have posted a video clip from their upcoming DVD release at this location. Special features on the DVD to include interviews with current and former members of the band, as well as vintage live footage from back ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: 'There Was A Good Chance DOKKEN Would Reform'

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "You might have seen the e-mail I recently sent out sort of updating everyone as to what's been going on over the past couple months and what may be coming up in the future. It's sometimes difficult ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JOHN SYKES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be going out on the road in June with John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, Lynch is hard at work designing his Randall signature amp. The hand-wired version will be unvieled in Indianapols in July 2005 at ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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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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