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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DON DOKKEN Is 'A Very Clever Con Artist'

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke candidly about the early underpinnings of his severely strained relationship with vocalist Don Dokken. Lynch claims the vocalist snuck material from him prior to him joining DOKKEN. Lynch was in a SoCal band called XCITER at the time. "Don said he had an interest ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: DOKKEN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAM EVIL, ANCIENT First-Week Numbers Revealed

DOKKEN's latest CD, "Hell To Pay" (Sanctuary), has sold 3,735 copies during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, CATTLE DECAPITATION's "Humanure" (Metal Blade) registered a first-week tally of 733, while DREAM EVIL's "The Book Of Heavy Metal" (Century Media) and ANCIENT's "Night Visit" (Metal Blade) shifted 570 and 134 units, respectively. ...

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WAR & PEACE Announce West Coast Tour Dates

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, have announced the following dates in August: Aug. 27 - Paladino's - Tarzana, CA Aug. 28 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA As previously reported, WAR & PEACE have been confirmed to appear at Z Rock 2004 on September 19 in ...

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DOKKEN To Perform Acoustically At New Jersey In-Store

DOKKEN will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. The band will also be doing a short acoustic performance and will be signing copies of their new CD, "Hell To Pay", which will be on sale. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette ...

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DON DOKKEN: GEORGE LYNCH Wants To Rejoin DOKKEN

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna web site (formerly Metal Reference) about the new DOKKEN CD, "Hell To Pay", and the lineup changes that have plagued the group during the recent years. Asked about the "tension" between him and former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, Dokken said, "There's not much tension between me and George ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Unleashes New Instrumental CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has just released a new instrumental CD, entitled "Furious George". The album is collection of cover tunes with extensive guitar solos that "will leave his legion of fans pointing and staring as their speakers melt in the guitar fury," according to an official press release. When asked about the album, ...

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Former DOKKEN/DIO Bassist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, whose wife, Ravinder, gave birth to a baby daughter, Olivia Marcelene Pilson, on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:19 p.m. Olivia weighed in at a healthy 4 lbs. 14 oz. Both mother and daughter (and Jeff) are doing well, according to a posting on Pilson's web ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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DOKKEN/L.A. GUNS: More Tentative Tour Dates Released

More tentative dates have been announced for the forthcoming DOKKEN/L.A. GUNS tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 17 - Burlington, IA @ Steamboat Days Jun. 18 - West Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club Jun. 22 – Columbus, OH ...

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CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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