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VOODOO CIRCLE Signs With AFM RECORDS

AFM Records has announced the signing of Alex Beyrodt's VOODOO CIRCLE. Alex is well known throughout the rock and metal scene as the mastermind of SILENT FORCE, former guitarist of SINNER and tour guitarist of PRIMAL FEAR. His exceptional compositions and instrumental skills secured him highest respect from other musicians and a strong worldwide fan ...

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'Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year': More Details Revealed

On October 14, Armoury Records, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release one mighty molten metal blast of good CD cheer: "We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year". It's an all-star assemblage as members of such great hard rock bands as FOO FIGHTERS, QUEENSRŸCHE, DIO, ALICE COOPER, ZZ TOP, DOKKEN, KISS, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: More Details Revealed About CHRIS CAFERRY Collaboration

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) has revealed more information about his collaboration with singer Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) on a song for Tim's forthcoming solo CD. Caffery writes on his MySpace blog, "[On] Thursday September 4] I went into Bob Kulick's studio to record guitars for a ...

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TANK Guitarist Working On DOOGIE WHITE's Solo Album

TANK guitarist Mick Tucker is currently working with ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White on White's new solo album. Commented Mick: "I sent Doogie a couple of songs about twelve weeks ago and we just started jamming over the Internet (great fun). So far we have got five songs together. Doogie asked me if he could ...

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RUDY SARZO, MICHAEL SCHENKER To Guest On 'M.I.B. Show'

Legendary hard rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (DIO, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and guitar hero Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG, SCORPIONS) will guest on the "M.I.B. Show" on Saturday, September 13. Sarzo will appear on the program at 12:30 p.m. EST and Schenker at 2:00 p.m. EST. You can listen to the show live ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Schedules Dutch Workshop

SILENT FORCE/VOODOO CIRCLE guitarist Alex Beyrodt will take part in a Fender guitar workshop on August 30 at Music Vriese in Doetinchem, Holland. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. Alex Beyrodt has completed work on his first solo album which will be released under the VOODOO CIRCLE banner. VOODOO CIRCLE is: Alex Beyrodt - Guitar ...

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CRASH KELLY Is Back With 'One More Heart Attack'

On June 3, Toronto hard rock quartet CRASH KELLY will release a brand new slab of that intoxicating blend of '70s-inspired glam rock 'n' roll, early '80s Sunset Strip strut and timeless power pop, "One More Heart Attack" (Opening Day/Universal Music). The album features rock legends Gilby Clarke (who produced five of the ten tracks ...

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ARMORED SAINT Bassist To Perform With Singer BRAD ALDEN

ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has issued the following update: "I'm playing some local gigs with singer Brad Alden here in Los Angeles this month and in April doing one in Tokyo, Japan on the 23rd. Ahh, back to Tokyo! "ARMORED SAINT news: The SAINT will be playing at this year's Rocklahoma festival in ...

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WHITESNAKE's DOUG ALDRICH Offers Demonstration Of New RANDY RHOADS Signature Amp

Gearwire has posted a four-minute clip of WHITESNAKE/ex-DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich playing the new Marshall Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) signature series amplifier at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. A two-minute interview with Marshall's Nick Bowcott ...

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BRAD GILLIS Interviewed For RANDY RHOADS Documentary

NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis, who took on the pressure-packed job back in 1982 of replacing Randy Rhoads after OZZY OSBOURNE's virtuoso guitarist died in a plane crash, was recently interviewed by director Peter Margolis of Dakota Pictures for Peter's much-anticipated Randy Rhoads documentary film. "Brad was very animated and a great story-teller," says Margolis. ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Film '80 Percent Done'

Director Peter Margolis of Dakota Pictures has told Knoxville's Metro Pulse that he is "about 80 percent done shooting" his much-anticipated Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) documentary film. "But the first 80 percent took as long as it's going to take for the last 20 percent," Margolis explained. "It's the same as ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Continuing Work On VOODOO CIRCLE Album

SILENT FORCE guitarist Alex Beyrodt is putting the finishing touches on his first solo album which will be released under the VOODOO CIRCLE banner. Due later in the year, the CD will feature contributions from vocalist David Readman (PINK CREAM 69), drummer Mel Gaynor (SIMPLE MINDS, GARY MOORE, BRIAN MAY, ELTON JOHN), bassists Rudy Sarzo ...

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HURRICANE Storms Back On CD!

Caroline Records has announced the February 2 release of three classic remastered HURRICANE albums as Japanese-style mini-vinyl CDs, offering a scaled down replica of the original vinyl release in CD format, complete with inner sleeves! HURRICANE burst out of the legendary mid-'80s L.A. scene and gained an instant following across the U.S., Europe, and Japan ...

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BRUCE KULICK Issues Post-NAMM Update

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has posted a lengthy update on his official web site. An excerpt from his message follows: "Paul Stanley [KISS] and his son Evan were in attendance [at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California] at [the] Washburn [booth], and, of course, when we met I ...

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RUDY SARZO Reflects On Legacy Of QUIET RIOT

Debby Rao of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with bassist Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) about QUIET RIOT's enduring legacy and his relationship with the group's late vocalist Kevin DuBrow, who was found dead in his Las Vegas home on November 25, 2007. The following is an excerpt from the ...

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RUDY SARZO: KEVIN DUBROW 'Was A True Rock 'N' Roll Fan'

Greg Prato of Billboard.com recently spoke to bassist Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) about the death of his former bandmate, QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin Dubrow. Despite some turbulence in their friendship, Sarzo remembers the singer fondly. "Kevin always enjoyed life — he enjoyed partying and everything that rock'n'roll brought," he ...

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