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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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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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Former MSG/BATON ROUGE Frontman Inks Solo Deal

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (i.e. BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.) has signed a recording agreement with Mascot Records and will record his new album in the spring for a late summer release. Keeling has been busy recently writing songs with (and for) DOKKEN, but he will now finally be able to ...

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L.A. GUNS To Join DOKKEN For Select US Dates, Record New CD

L.A. GUNS will join DOKKEN for two weeks' worth of dates beginning after March 5th somewhere in Florida and ending with a performance in Los Angeles around March 20th. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. L.A. GUNS are planning to enter the studio in early spring to record their new studio CD for ...

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DOKKEN Push Back New CD Release Date

DOKKEN have pushed back the tentative release date of their forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, to April. Although no official reason was given for the delay, it is believed that mixing-related issues are the cause of the latest postponement. More information as it becomes available. ...

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PILSON, LYNCH Come Together As PYNCH

The brand new project featuring former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson will be known simply as PYNCH (Pilson/Lynchgeddit?!), and will issue their debut album in late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group are presently auditioning drummers and are set to embark on a 44-date US tour this summer as part ...

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CONTAGIOUS To Support DOKKEN In UK

Liverpool-based rockers CONTAGIOUS have been confirmed as the opening act for DOKKEN'S forthcoming UK tour. The band will be supporting their current Z Records album The Calling, which was released in October. The dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Camden Underworld – London, UK Apr. 12 - JB's – Dudley, UK Apr. 14 - ...

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Former DOKKEN Duo Nearly Done With Material For Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, [ex-DOKKEN guitarist] George [Lynch] and I are nearly done with all the writing for our [collaboration] record. Wait'll you hear it it's so cool! We start rehearsing with 'mystery drummer' in a couple of weeks after George returns from a week of clinics. Our plan is still to ...

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DOKKEN CD Pushed Back, Shows Cancelled

DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD appears to have had its Japanese release date pushed back to March/April. In other news, DOKKEN have cancelled the following shows on their ongoing US tour: Jan. 20 - Richmond, VA @ Club Razzels Jan. 24 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Gardens ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Perform Live At NAMM

Los Angeles-based prog metal/fusion trio COSMOSQUAD will be making a couple of live appearances at this year's NAMM show which is taking places at the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 17 - 20. COSMOSQUAD are scheduled to play at 12 noon and 4 PM on Friday, January 18th and again the following day at ...

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George Lynch, Jeff Pilson To Appear At NAMM

To check out a couple of seconds of former DOKKEN axeman George Lynch shredding on a new track from the recently-recorded demo the guitarist recorded with ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, click here. In other news, Lynch will be appearing at the NAMM show in Anaheim CA at the following dates and times: Friday, ...

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LYNCH/PILSON Project: "Exceeding Expectations"

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist George Lynch will be getting back together in a week or so to begin finishing up the songwriting sessions for the debut CD from their as-yet-unnamed new band. According to Pilson, we hope to be done with everything by March and, depending on the record label, etc., have ...

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DOKKEN's Don To Be Interviewed By WSTB

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken will be doing a live interview with The Classic Metal Show on 88.9 WSTB in Akron, Ohio tonight at 11:00 PM EST. Among other topics, Dokken will be discussing the new album, entitled Long Way Home, as well as the current US tour. For those of you not in the Akron, ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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Lynch/Pilson Demo Three Tracks, Lynch Embarks On Clinic Tour!

Former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitars) and Jeff Pilson (bass) have reportedly finished demoing the first three songs for their upcoming, as-yet-unnamed project. In other news, Lynch is scheduled to hold the following Guitar Clinics during February (all clinics start at 7:00 PM except the Saturday clinic, which starts at 2:00 PM): Feb. 04 - ...

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