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NEVERMORE: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Photos Posted Online

NEVERMORE have posted several photos taken during their appearance at last weekend's Rock Hard Festival at this location. The two-day event, which took place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, featured additional performances from such acts as SAXON, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, CANDLEMASS, KREATOR and ANTHRAX, among others. NEVERMORE's new ...

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Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, set to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany, has been announced. It is as follows: Friday, June 27 DESTRUCTOR (opener) BITCH ROBROCK AMON AMARTH AXXIS T.N.T. ANNIHILATOR DOKKEN SODOM HAMMERFALL DIO (headliner) Saturday, June 28 HIRAX (opener) ANGELWITCH MASTERPLAN BRAINSTORM PINK CREAM ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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NEVERMORE Finalize Track Listing For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality", due on July 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World" was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was mastered last week. The complete track ...

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BARRY SPARKS Checks In From TED NUGENT Tour

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG), who is currently touring with TED NUGENT on his North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello! I am here in Dallas — things are good, we drove all night from Tulsa, and we really ...

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JOHN NORUM 'Not Officially' In UFO

Despite previous reports to the contrary UFO have yet to officially enlist former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum as a replacement for Michael Schenker, according to Norum's web site (www.johnnorum.com). John is currently working on a new solo album in California, tentatively due before the end of the year. ...

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LYNCH MOB: 'Revolution' CD Gets Pushed Back

Cleopatra Records pushed back the release date of LYNCH MOB's "REvolution" to May 20. "REvolution", which features remakes of early DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB classics, includes contributions from ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason. ...

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NEVERMORE To Release 'Enemies Of Reality' In July

NEVERMORE have pushed back the tentative release date of their new album, "Enemies Of Reality", to July 28 through Century Media Records. The group have spent the few weeks recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done mixing sometime next month. ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Tour With TED NUGENT

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) will be joining TED NUGENT on his upcoming North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, who has prior European touring commitments with WHITESNAKE. As previously reported, TED NUGENT will team up with ZZ TOP for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin ...

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LYNCH PILSON: New Song Posted Online

LYNCH PILSON (LP), the new band formed by former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), have posted the track "The Evil That You Are" in Real Audio at this location. "The Evil That You Are" comes off the group's debut album, "Wicked Underground", due on April 22 through Spitfire ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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LYNCH MOB To Release Live DVD

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message to his official web site, www.georgelynch.com: "I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but we [LYNCH MOB] have all been really busy rehearsing and getting the show on the road. We just finished the first 2 ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Photos Posted Online

Pictures documenting NEVERMORE's studio time with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) have been posted here. As previously reported, NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", for a June 17 release through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World", "Enemies ...

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Former EUROPE/DOKKEN Guitarist Joins UFO

UFO have officially recruited former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum as a replacement for Michael Schenker. Norum was last rumored to be possibly joining the band back in 1996 when the "Walk On Water" tour went belly-up, but now after a recent stint with DOKKEN, he finally joins the band officially. ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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GREAT WHITE Say They Have No Plans To Resume Touring

GREAT WHITE's management are denying a widely-circulated report that the band are planning on resuming their U.S. tour in the next few days with a replacement guitarist following Thursday night's tragedy in West Warwick, Rhode Island that claimed the lives of 97 people, including GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley. Although stopping short of refuting the ...

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NEVERMORE Set Release Date For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have set a tentative June 17 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality". The group are currently recording the effort at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and expect to be done tracking sometime next month. "['Enemies Of Reality'] is well ...

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LYNCH MOB Announce U.S. Dates

LYNCH MOB, the band led by former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION Announces Partnership With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Infernal Combustion, the satirical heavy metal webzine often called "The Onion of metal," announced last week that it has partnered with leading hard rock label Roadrunner Records. Under the new deal, Roadrunner will design and host the site, which has been relaunched in a weekly format, while founder Keith Bergman maintains total editorial control. "The ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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HIRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003 Festival

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED SISTER DIO THIN LIZZY HAMMERFALL U.D.O. SODOM OVERKILL ...

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DESTRUCTOR Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DESTRUCTOR, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary power/thrash band, will be making their European debut at this year's Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. DESTRUCTOR will be performing twice at the event — the "warm-up show" on Thursday, June 26 and on the main stage on Friday, June 27. The ...

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L/P Set American Release Date For Debut CD

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have set an April 8 release date through Spitfire Records for their debut self-titled offering. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Breath & A Scream 02. Beast In The Box 03. When You Bleed 04. ...

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