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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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IRON MAIDEN Trio Join DEEP PURPLE During London Gig

Three members of IRON MAIDEN — drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist Janick Gers, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson — joined DEEP PURPLE on stage during the latter's concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, September 7th for a rendition of the DP classic "Smoke On The Water" (with McBrain handling congas and DP drummer Ian Paice's cymbals, ...

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Former MSG Frontman Springs Back To Action with New Album, Reissue

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG), guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO), keyboardist Don Airey (ex-MSG, TEN), bassist Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE) and drummer Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX), will issue their second album, entitled Dream Machines, on September 9th through Point Music Records. The full track listing for ...

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KID ROCK To Star In "Biker Boyz" Flick

KID ROCK is one of the most recent additions to the cast of DreamWorks Pictures' urban motorcycle film Biker Boyz, which will star Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Boyz in the Hood) and Lisa Bonet (Enemy of the State, High Fidelity). Billed as a contemporary Western on motorcycles, Biker Boyz is set in the world of ...

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LINKIN PARK: 21 New Songs Ready For Follow-Up To "Hybrid Theory"

LINKIN PARK have once again opted to utilize the services of producer Don Gilmore (who produced the band's multi-platinum Hybrid Theory release) during the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort, which is tentatively due in December. "So I'm sitting in our 'pre-production' studio, and I thought I'd give you a glimpse into our strange-and-often-fun-creative-process," ...

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LYZANXIA To Issue "Mindcrimes" In October

French thrashers LYZANXIA will release their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, in Japan on October 2nd through King Records. This version will include two bonus tracks: "COG" and "Endless Sphere". A European release through Trepan Records is expected a short time later. As previously reported, Mindcrimes was recorded at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers ...

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KISS' ACE FREHLEY To Make Rare Club Appearance

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform live at Don Hills nightclub in New York City on Friday, August 9th as part of WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk's Birthday Blowout. Doors open at 9:00 PM, and Trunk will broadcast his regular Friday Night Rocks show live from the club from 11:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Due ...

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Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals), Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars), Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN), Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums), will issue their new album, entitled Dreammachines, in September through Point Music Records. In other news, Voss and Barden will accompany CROWN OF ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Cancel El Paso KID ROCK Gig

MONSTER MAGNET's previously announced gig with KID ROCK at UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, originally scheduled for tonight, June 6th, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MONSTER MAGNET are still scheduled to support KID ROCK in Lubbock and San Antonio prior to their headlining show in Hollywood, California ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Who WIll Play Keyboards On Upcoming UK Tour?

London-area newspapers are advertising the upcoming DEEP PURPLE UK tour as featuring Don Airey on keyboards, despite previous reports indicating that Jon Lord would make his farewell appearance with the group on this portion of the trek. At this time, no official word has come down on who will end up handling the keys during ...

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ROB HALFORD To Guest Host Friday's HARD ATTACK

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman and current HALFORD singer Rob Halford will guest host on Sirius Radio's 24-hour heavy music channel, Hard Attack, this Friday (May 3rd) from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon Eastern time. Halford will join regular host Don Kaye as they spin various metal cuts, including songs from Halford's recent work and classic ...

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TUNNELVISION To Record Sophomore CD

Finnish progressive metal act TUNNELVISION will enter Helsinki's Sonic Pump studios in May to record their sophomore CD, entitled Tomorrow, for an August/September release through Germany's Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2000's While The World Awaits will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. Calling 02. Silence 03. The Hermit (Wait and See) 04. Lighting ...

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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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JON LORD Leaves DEEP PURPLE, Is Replaced By DON AIREY

Longtime DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has left the band. According to bassist Roger Glover, “Jon has told us he plans to retire from active participation in DEEP PURPLE. We wish him the best. The moment cannot pass without a personal comment. It is sad that Jon has come to this difficult decision but every ...

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LANA LANE, ERIK NORLANDER Line Up All-Star Live Band

Lana Lane and Erik Norlander will launch their 2002 world tour with a special warm up concert at the world-famous Troubadour, Monday, April 22, 2002, in West Hollywood, California. This will be their only US appearance on the tour, and they have arranged a very special musician line-up to deliver their usual 2-1/2 hour concert. ...

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