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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist's NASA Experience

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse recently took time out to write a letter about his NASA experience. Read the letter at this location. DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Rapture of the Deep" is scheduled for release on October 21 via Edel Records. The band spent five weeks at a Los Angeles studio earlier this ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Appear On PINK FLOYD Tribute

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse appears on a tribute to PINK FLOYD's "The Wall", called "Back Against the Wall". Former YES member Billy Sherwood produced the tribute, which also features Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, and Alan White from YES, Robby Krieger from THE DOORS, Ian Anderson from JETHRO TULL, Tommy Shaw from STYX, ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Begin Work On New Material

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Word in from Jeff, he and Marco will be ...

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BOUCHARD, DUNAWAY & SMITH Schedule New York City Show

BOUCHARD, DUNAWAY & SMITH, featuring Joe Bouchard (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith (ALICE COOPER BAND) will be performing at the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on Friday September 2, 2005. It will be a fully seated show with standing room at the bar. Tickets go on sale July 19. ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Fillmore DVD On Hold Indefinitely

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have posted the following message on their official web site: "There have been many inquiries made about the live ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI Gets 'Trashed' On New IAN GILLAN Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi recently took time out of his schedule to record the guitar parts for a remake of "Trashed" from BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album, which featured Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) on vocals. The new version of the track will be included on Gillan's upcoming album "Gillan's Inn" — a celebration of ...

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STEVE MORSE BAND To Perform at Norway's HELL BLUES FESTIVAL

THE STEVE MORSE BAND, featuring DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse, will appear at the Hell Blues Festival in Norway on September 9. Steve will also reportedly host the HELL BLUES BAND at the "Hell Blues Night Extravaganza" on September 10. DEEP PURPLE are in the process of recording a new studio album, with vocalist Ian ...

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Producer: New DEEP PURPLE Material Has 'Classic' Sound

According to a post at Deep-Purple.net, DEEP PURPLE's new studio album is coming along well, with 12 basic tracks now recorded by mid-May. Ian Gillan is taking a break and will complete the vocals by mid-June, before producer Mike Bradord gets down to the mix. With regards to the musical direction of the new material, ...

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WHITESNAKE Announce New Bassist

WHITESNAKE have announced the addition of bassist Uriah Duffy to the group's ranks. This young up-and-coming bassist has established himself as one of the few top-choice working musicians in all of the California Bay Area, having previously played with CARMINE APPICE/PAT TRAVERS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, and CHRIS CATENA, among others. Uriah grew up on the East ...

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WHITESNAKE: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

WHITESNAKE have added more dates to their current U.S. itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Jun. 23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre Jun. 25 - L.A, CA @ House of Blues Jun. 26 - L.A, CA @ House of Blues Jun. 29 - Alpine, CA ...

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LIVING LOUD To Release Live CD In July

LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — will release a live recording of ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman: List Of New Bassist Candidates Is 'Being Narrowed Down'

According to WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale, the group's vacant bassist position "is slowly, but surely, being narrowed down… altho' I would not suggest you holding your collective breath. We'll announce [the new bassist] probably just before the [U.S.] tour starts" in mid-June. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE recently parted ways with bass player/singer Marco Mendoza in ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Live Video Clips Posted Online

SOUL SIRKUS, the new band featuring Neal Schon (JOURNEY) on guitar, Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI, RING OF FIRE) on drums, have posted several live video clips recorded during the band's appearance in Boulder, Colorado on April 17. Check out ...

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MSG Vocalist CHRIS LOGAN To Guest On LEGACY Album Re-Release

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has just finished tracking vocals for a bonus track to be featured on the new LEGACY album re-release. The tune is called "So Long". LEGACY features founding member Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD) on bass and the world-renowned Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JONAS HANSSON BAND) on ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Hard At Work On New TNT Album

TNT/STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am hard at work on the new TNT album which is as yet untitled. So far it sounds great to these ears. But the news of the moment for me is of course STARBREAKER, which is continuing to make noise ...

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WHITESNAKE Part Ways With Bassist MARCO MENDOZA, Seek Replacement

WHITESNAKE have posted the following message on their official web site: "WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale regrets to announce that he and bass player/singer Marco Mendoza have mutually agreed to go their separate ways. Marco has other musical avenues he wishes to pursue that conflict with WHITESNAKE activities. They wish each other well in their independent ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer's BEATLES 'Cover Band' Comes To DVD

Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) web site has been updated with the following message: "YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD (Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Paul Gilbert and Matt Bissonette) has been captured on DVD. Very cool. It's been Mike Portnoy's dream all his life to be in a BEATLES cover band. (Who would've ever figured that?) Finally it came ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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