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KELLY KEELING Issues Update

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Howdy folks! It's been a while since I updated. I've been so busy on the road with various projects and social gatherings. "I did a show with DOKKEN at the Palms in Las ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist, Wife To Become Parents

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has announced that he and wife Ravinder are going to be parents. "We are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves," he writes on his web site. "My beautiful, glowing bride is due July 9th, and I'm still radiating the afterglow of such amazing, and much-wanted, news." ...

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BARRY SPARKS Looks Back On 2003: The Best And The Worst

Bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello and Happy New Year! I am on United Airlines flight 890, flying from Tokyo to Los Angeles. With nothing at all to do, so I guess this is a good time for me to reflect ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says His New Band Is 'Amazingly Fun'

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update via his regular newsletter: "I'm doing a New Year's Eve all-star show at 'Live' in Las Vegas with some members of GUNS N' ROSES, MÖTLEY and RATT +??. "The new 'LYNCH' band is and amazingly fun thing to be involved in. All the guys ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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SHANE GAALAAS To Release Solo Debut

Canadian drummer/percussionist Shane Gaalaas, whose stellar resume includes a hard rock "who's who" in addition his own band ventures, COSMOSQUAD and DIESEL MACHINE, is stepping out from behind his kit and stepping up to the plate in a big way with his first solo album, "Primer". Written, performed, and recorded entirely by Gaalaas himself who, ...

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WAR & PEACE: New Music Posted Online

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted three songs from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE CD, titled "The Walls Have Eyes", at this location. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No One Is Listening 04. Rock And Roll Breakdown 05. The Walls Have Eyes ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, JEFF PILSON To Sign Autographs At MANNY'S In Hollywood

Guitarist George Lynch and former DOKKEN/current L/P bandmate/bassist Jeff Pilson will be signing autographs at Manny's Music in Hollywood, California on Sunday, September 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Manny's Hollywood is located at 7360 Sunset Blvd. 90046. Call for more info: 323.850.1050 In other news, Lynch will in San Diego on October 18 ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Talks About Being 'Screwed' By His Record Label

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to work with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray on their latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", instead of once again utilizing the services of Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, STUCK MOJO), who had done such an amazing job on 2000's "Dead Heart ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist Performs THIN LIZZY Classics On Swedish Radio Station

Former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum performed the THIN LIZZY classics "Still In Love With You" and "Borderline" live together with former THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson on Rockklassiker, the only rock-based radio station in Stockholm, Sweden. It was also revealed that Norum and Robertson have been contributing to a forthcoming Swedish THIN LIZZY TV documentary ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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JEFF PILSON Completes Work On New WAR AND PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message to his official web site: "Basically the last several weeks have been spent finishing up the WAR AND PEACE record, and I just turned the demo version in to management this morning. I ended up playing guitar solos (which is such fun for me!), and ...

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DON DOKKEN: New Material Sounds Like 'Tooth And Nail'

Don Dokken has posted the following message to DOKKEN's official web site: "Hi everybody, it's been a long time since I've posted a note. As you know we've been on tour almost a year and a half, and a lot has happened during that time. Member changes tough tours and law suits to boot! After ...

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NEVERMORE Conquer European Charts

NEVERMORE's latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", appears poised to become the band's most successful offering to date, according to the European chart rankings released by the band's label, Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart In A Dead World", which was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO ...

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It's Official: VINNIE MOORE, JASON BONHAM Join UFO

As first reported here on July 18, guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has now officially joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio in September to ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist: 'LYNCH MOB Is Not Breaking Up'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has issued a statement dispelling rumors of a breakup within the ranks of his current band, LYNCH MOB. The following is George's statement in its entirety: "Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the band is not breaking up. The truth is that [vocalist] Robert Mason has been ...

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VINNIE MOORE To Join UFO?

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore is strongly rumored to have joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio before the end of the year to begin work on ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist: My Most Memorable Tours

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson recently spoke to Suite101.com about his most memorable tours. "The two best tours DOKKEN ever did were the DIO tour in '84-'85 and the AEROSMITH tour in '87 and '88," he said. "Those were definitely both peaks in different ways. DIO was a great band, and we were learning. We ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Teams Up With SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Mainman

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has reportedly teamed up with SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater in a brand new project called MICRODUST. The band, who are in the process of recording their debut album, were originally set to include ex-ORGY/SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY drummer Bobby Hewitt, but ended up "chang[ing] [their] ...

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