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Guitar Shredder MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Covers METALLICA, DEEP PURPLE, AEROSMITH On New CD

Legendary heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO) and Doug Marks (man behind the Metal Method series of instructional videos for guitar) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new CD from world-renowned progressive rock guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, entitled "Hands without Shadows". "Hands without Shadows" or "HWS" (M.A.C.E. ...

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RUDY SARZO's OZZY/RANDY RHOADS Book Delayed

If you placed a pre-order through Amazon.com for bassist Rudy Sarzo's (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) book, entitled "Off The Rails - My Adventures In The Land Of Ozz" (originally due Sept. 15), you may have recently received a message that his book will not be released. This is not true. Rudy's book ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist's Solo Debut Gets A Release Date

Greece's Black Lotus Records has set an October 24, 2005 European release date (January 2006 in the U.S.) for the debut solo album from TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda, entitled "Axes 2 Axes". The CD will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Band Lineup Announced For September Shows

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has announced the lineup for his upcoming shows in September. Roth's band will consist of the following: Uli Jon Roth - Guitar Olaf Senkbeil - Vocals Oliver Palotai - Keyboards Peter Pichl - Bass Chris Lowe - Drums Ex-SCORPIONS drummer Rudy Lenners will join Uli as a special guest ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. Ojeda's solo debut, "Axes to Axes", will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal musicians as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Checks In From Europe

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has posted the following message on his official web site: "The [YNGWIE MALMSTEEN European] tour is drawing to an end but I must let you all know how much fun we had at Graspop [Metal Meeting] in Belgium. The day was made up of a stellar performance from [YNGWIE J. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Says RUDY SARZO Was Never Approached To Rejoin WHITESNAKE

WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale has shot down Internet rumors that bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO) was approached about joining the group following the recent departure of Marco Mendoza. Commented Coverdale, "Someone was wondering if Mr. Sarzo was approached for the bass gig. Actually, no, he wasn't. Uriah [Duffy, current WHITESNAKE bassist] was ...

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TESLA Headline Benefit Concert For Fire Victims

Rock veterans TESLA headlined a sold out show this past Friday evening at the Providence Performing Arts Center which benefited survivors of the West Warwick Station nightclub fire of two years ago. The Station Family Fund, a non-profit organization founded by fire survivors and the Wake Up To Love foundation hosted the event, which also ...

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FLESHMOULD Finish Recording New EP

Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD have finished recording a new EP — the group's first to feature guitarist Dave Vanlokeren and singer Sven Houfflijn (ex-ANESTHESY, IMPEDIGON), who joined the band in August. The EP, entitled "Apocalyptus Rexx", was recorded at Shumcot Soundlab in Aartrijke and will contain three brand-new tracks, a re-recording of an old ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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FLESHMOULD To Enter Studio This Week

Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD will enter the studio on January 14 to record a new EP — the group's first to feature guitarist Dave Vanlokeren and singer Sven Houfflijn (ex-ANESTHESY, IMPEDIGON), who joined the band in August. The EP will contain three brand-new tracks, a re-recording of an old song and various extras. New ...

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DIO Members To Appear At NAMM

The members of DIO will be making several appearances at the NAMM convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this year. The entire band will be appearing on Friday, January 21 at the Dean Markley booth from 1-2pm, and then at Peavey from 2-3pm. On Saturday, January 22, guitarist Craig Goldy will ...

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FLESHMOULD: New Guitarist Announced

Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD have announced the addition of guitarist Dave Vanlokeren to the group's ranks. As previously reported, FLESHMOULD have finished writing 10 new songs for their sophomore album. The group are tentatively planning on entering the studio in March 2005 to begin recording their first full-length CD with Vanlokeren and new singer ...

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FLESHMOULD Launch Guitarist Search

Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD are currently seeking a guitarist. All applicants for the position must satisfy the following criteria: * Must be: at least a decent rhythm guitar player, the more skilled the better * Must have: gear, humor, motivation, car and a nice smell * Extra points for: composing/writing-talent, having a pretty girlfriend ...

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FLESHMOULD To Enter Studio In March

Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD have finished writing 10 new songs for their sophomore album. The group are tentatively planning on entering the studio in March 2005 to begin recording their first CD with new singer Sven Houfflijn (ex-ANESTHESY, IMPEDIGON), who joined the band in August. An EP will precede the album before the end ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's DIMEBAG DARRELL Parts Ways With WASHBURN GUITARS

After a successful 10-year partnership, Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplifiers are parting ways with DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. U.S. Music Corp. is shifting its focus toward new product development that will appeal to a wider variety of musicians. "We've had a great working relationship with Dimebag over the past 10 years," said Rudy Schlacher, President ...

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QUIET RIOT Return With New Lineup, Live CD

QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their chart-topping album "Metal Health", are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow and powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ...

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RUDY SARZO, BOBBY ROCK Among Guest Musicians On Upcoming MICHAEL ANGELO CD

Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE), Bobby Rock (SLAUGHTER), Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, ex-CREED), Jim Gillette (ex-NITRO) and Doug Marks ("Metal Method" founder) are among the musicians scheduled to appear on the new solo CD from former NITRO guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, tentatively due in early 2005. In other news, Michael ...

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