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DIO To Release 'Sacred Heart' On DVD Through RHINO HOME VIDEO

DIO will release "Sacred Heart", a live performance from the sold-out Philadelphia Spectrum on DVD format Tuesday, March 23, 2004 through Rhino Home Video. The performance, first released on VHS, features 60 minutes of DIO classics in all their live glory with Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell. Track ...

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It's Official: JEFF PILSON Rejoins DIO

Ronnie James Dio has confirmed in a radio interview that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be rejoining DIO in the studio next month for the recording of the group's new album, tentatively due in late June/early July through Spitfire Records. "It's a real wonderful, comfortable situation for Jeff to come in," Ronnie said during a ...

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JEFF PILSON To Rejoin DIO?

KNAC.com is reporting that bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN) will be reuniting with former bandmates in DIO to record the group's as-yet-untitled new album. Pilson replaces Jimmy Bain, who recently exited the band. Frontman Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Craig Goldy, drummer Simon Wright and Pilson will be entering the studio in April to record ...

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DOKKEN Set Release Date For 'Hell To Pay'

DOKKEN have set a May 18 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Hell To Pay". The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Devin (guitar, ex-DORO). No further information is ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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WAR & PEACE: Sound Samples Available Online

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has posted several sound clips from the forthcoming WAR & PEACE album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. As previously reported, the track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk Away" performed with a string quartet. "The Walls ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Participate In Online Chat

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) will be participating in an online chat at the group's official web site (via the main page of the forum/message board) this Monday, February 23 at 9:00 EST / 6:00 p.m. PST. As previously reported, DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title ...

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JEFF PILSON Says Labels Would Not Give DOKKEN Chance Today

In an interview at Electricbasement.com, ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson explained how the music industry has changed regarding how labels treat bands and sales, "We [DOKKEN] were always kind of our own monster. But put it this way, had we released 'Breaking The Chains' today and only sold about 100,000 units like we did back in ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

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 Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Finalizes Band Lineup For MALMSTEEN Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has finalized his backing band for his upcoming tour with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Joining Lynch will be bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), vocalist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS, UFO). The tour will kick off on March 5 in Houston, Texas ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Confirmed For YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's U.S. Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and his solo band have been officially confirmed as the support act for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on his upcoming U.S. tour. Joining Lynch in his group will be singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X vocalist). GEORGE LYNCH supporting YNGWIE ...

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DOKKEN Reveal New Album Title

DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late April. The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK). No further information is ...

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WAR & PEACE Sign With Z RECORDS

Jeff Pilson's (DOKKEN, MSG, DIO, WILD HORSES) WAR & PEACE have signed a deal with Z Records. The band's new album, "The Walls Have Eyes", is scheduled for release in April. "The Walls Have Eyes", which features a guest appearance by guitarist Alex Masi, contains the following track listing: 01. Calling 02. Reflections 03. No ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Yngwie Malmsteen will be embarking on the American leg of the "Attack!! Tour 2004" beginning in early March. Support will reportedly come from either George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) new solo band or his LYNCH MOB project, according to various unconfirmed Internet reports. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour dates: Mar. 03 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues ...

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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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