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ROCK FEST 2002 Tour Gets Expanded

The first leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been expanded to include a few more dates. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 20 – Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hitters Sports Park Jun. 22 ...

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JOHN NORUM Leaves DOKKEN Halfway Through European Tour

Former EUROPE guitarist John Norum has reportedly left DOKKEN halfway through the band's European tour in support of the new Long Way Home album. Although his departure is being attributed officially to an amp falling on him and injuring his arm, there seems to be growing skepticism that this actually the case. It is not ...

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JEFF PILSON Offers Update On Project With GEORGE LYNCH

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update on his much-anticipated collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch: "First off, yes, we have finally decided on naming George and my project L/P. It serves two purposes in that, for one, it could be taken to mean or be called Lynch/Pilson — which gives the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Refute Rumors Of '80s Hair Band Package Tour

JUDAS PRIEST will not be linking up with the Rock Fest 2002 package tour (featuring RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS) but may end up doing a couple of shows with the above-mentioned acts as part of their upcoming summer headlining tour, according to PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews. At least one date has already ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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EUROPE To Make A Comeback?

In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published on Tuesday, April 30th, ex-EUROPE guitarist John Norum (currently playing with DOKKEN) confirmed that all former members of the group are into doing a comeback album. It would be a shame if we didn't do it before we get too old, Norum stated. There's an incredible ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Make Hollywood Live Debut

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and former members of KILGORE and DIGITAL RUIN, will make their Hollywood live debut on Monday, April 22nd at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. playing songs from their self-titled debut album, out on Universal Music in Japan and Nuclear Blast/Rebelution in Europe. For more info ...

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FULL STRIKE To Give Away Two-Track Single

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will be giving away a free CD single containing the tracks "We Will Rise" and "Force Of The World" through select record stores in Sweden starting next week. FULL STRIKE will issue their ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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FULL STRIKE: HAMMERFALL Side Project To See Light Of Day

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will issue their debut album, entitled We Will Rise, on May 13th through Spitfire Records in Sweden, and a short time later in the rest of Europe. Having recently acquired a new drummer in ...

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DOKKEN To Sell Live DVD On Upcoming Tour

DOKKEN will be selling a live DVD at this summer's US shows. Filmed in Japan in 1995, the DVD will feature guitarist George Lynch's last-ever live performance with the group. In other news, here is the tentative track listing to DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD: 01. Sunless Days 02. Little Girl 03. Everybody Needs ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist To Partake In AOL Chat

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson will be partaking in an America Online chat on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 PM EST. America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Jeff will be fielding questions and comments regarding his new band UNDERGROUND MOON as well as his project with former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. For those who wish to ...

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DOKKEN Mixing Long Way Home With MICHAEL WAGENER

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken, former BATON ROUGE/JOHN NORUM singer Kelly Keeling and veteran producer Michael Wagener (i.e. SKID ROW, HAMMERFALL, ACCEPT) are ensconced at a Tennessee studio mixing DOKKEN's forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, for a late spring/early summer release through CMC International Records. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on ...

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DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT To Co-Headline Summer Tour

The proposed summer tour featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS (in that order) will feature DOKKEN, RATT and WARRANT in the co-headlining slots, with L.A. GUNS opening the show and FIREHOUSE going on after them. The proposed trek is tentatively slated to begin on June 21st and may include as many as 55 ...

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PILSON/LYNCH Prepare To Enter Studio To Record Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, things are progressing amazingly well with his new project featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch (reportedly dubbed PYNCH) and the songs are all written, just a few details here and there to work out. Wait 'till you hear the finished songs. I think it's the best body of work ...

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DOKKEN European Dates Announced

DOKKEN have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour. They are as follows: May 16 - Liverpool, UK - Cavern May 17 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'s May 18 - Bradford, UK - Rio May 19 - London, UK - Underworld May 21 - Oslo, NOR - Rockin' May 22 - Stockholm, SWE ...

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L.A. GUNS Support DOKKEN, Embark On Headlining Run

L.A. GUNS have announced the dates for their upcoming East Coast tour with DOKKEN and subsequent headlining shows. They are as follows: w/DOKKEN: Mar. 05 - Club 221 - Spartanburg, SC Mar. 06 - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL Mar. 07 - Jannus Landing - St Petersburg, FL Mar. 08 - House of Blues ...

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