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HATEBREED Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

HATEBREED have been added to the lineup of artists performing at the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held November 13 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico. Also confirmed to appear at the one-day event are TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT and SHAMAN. More confirmations will be announced soon. Tickets for ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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WAR & PEACE: JEFF PILSON Comments On Live Album Recording

WAR & PEACE mainman Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN/DIO) has commented on the recording of the band's upcoming live album, which took place on September 19 at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club in Liverpool, England. Said Pilson: "The live recording in Liverpool went extremely well, and I have no doubt that the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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WAR & PEACE: U.K. Show Recorded For Upcoming Live Album

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, recorded their headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19 for an upcoming live album. The band's set was an amazing trip through Pilson's remarkable career and included the following set list: 01. ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS To Perform At Tucson's 2004 FALL CRAWL

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) will be performing at the 2004 Fall Crawl in Tucson, AZ on October 16. "Fall Crawl is an annual event put on by the Tucson Weekly and sponsored by KLPX, KFMA, KCMT, Budweiser and other local sponsors," Barry writes on his web site. "The event begins at ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Release New Studio Album, Embark On World Tour

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) management has posted the following update on his official web site: "Hi everyone. I thought it is about time to let you all know what is happening with Graham Bonnet. The answer to your question is that there will be a new album and ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS Comments On UFO Tour

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) has commented on the reports that he will be filling in for UFO bassist Pete Way on the band's upcoming U.S. tour after Way was denied a working visa "due to having overstayed the number of days he was there on his last visit." Says Sparks: "Well, ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Touring Lineup Revealed

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's touring band for his dates in October will reportedly consist of the following: George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) - Guitar Rob DeLuca (SPREAD EAGLE, JOAN JETT, OURS) - Bass Ronen Barak (BLOCKK 16) - Drums Andrew Freeman (CHRIS CAFFERY BAND, BLOCKK 16, THIRTY STONES) - Guitar A list of the ...

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ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

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No ULI JON ROTH On MICHAEL SCHENKER's European Tour

Legendary ex-SCORPIONS guitarist ULI JON ROTH will NOT be sharing the bill with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) on Schenker's upcoming European tour. A previous posting on Schenker's official web site indicating that Roth would be part of the European trek has since been removed. As previously reported, MSG and ULI JON ROTH will be embarking ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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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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