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SUN CAGED Announce New Singer

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED have announced the addition of singer Paul Adrian Villarreal to the group's ranks. "Paul is currently residing in the USA in San Diego (California) but he will be moving to Europe soon," the band write on their web site. "He is a very talented singer and has a wide range ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Announce First Shows Of 2005

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 08 - West Hollywood, CA @ House ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Singer Apologizes For CD Delay

SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey all, first let me say thanks from me and the guys for the amazing, kind and supportive response to SOUL SIRKUS, we appreciate your time and enthusiasm in welcoming us into your lives already! The other reason ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

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ULI JON ROTH Comments On DEEP PURPLE Jam

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Uli Jon Roth made a surprise appearance [Sunday night, Nov. 14] with DEEP PURPLE at Cardiff Arena. Uli had just attended the show as a backstage guest, but was spontaneously invited to join the band for the last encore, which ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Can't Conceive Of Doing Heroin Again

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland recently spoke to Steve Morse of The Boston Globe about the group's debut album, "Contraband", his drug addiction, and the near break-up of his marriage. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: How is the new album different from your work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS? Scott Weiland: "A lot of ...

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LIVING LOUD To Tour Europe In The Spring

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 — are tentativey planning on embarking on ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Begin Work On New Album Next Year

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan and producer Michael Bradford (KID ROCK, last DP album, "Bananas") are planing to work in February on ideas for the group's next album. Gillan will also begin work on a new solo CD. In other news, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse is currently negotiating with a major telecommunication network to ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Album Cover Posted Online

MelodicRock.com has uploaded the cover artwork for the debut SOUL SIRKUS album, "World Play" at this location. SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Confirm Release Date For Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), will release their debut album on December 7. The CD will be priced at $16.99. Initially ...

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Premiere of NEAL MORSE's 'One' on RADIO FRONTIERS

Radio Frontiers will be premiering Neal Morse's (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) new album, "One", on October 21 at 9:00 p.m. EST. They will be playing the album in its entirety, including the bonus disc. The show will be co-hosted by Neal Morse, who will also be live in Radio Frontiers' chatroom. There will also be a phone-in ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist's Siberia Tales

DEEP PURPLE are in the middle of a major Russian tour (14 dates plus three in Ukraine). Guitarist Steve Morse took some time off and wrote a few lines about the tour in Siberia, Russia. Here are a few excerpts: "Our first gig in Siberia went excellent. I love these people. Even the guy that ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Enter Studio In February

According to DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice revealed during a recent Canadian drum clinic that the band will be returning to the studio in February 2005 to begin recording their new CD, tentatively due before the end of 2005. DEEP PURPLE's most recent album, "Bananas", was ...

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LIVING LOUD: International Release Date Announced

The self-titled debut CD from 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 ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Complete Work On Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have finished mastering their debut CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Concert Plans Postponed Until 2005

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have abandoned previously announced plans to make their live debut before the end of the year. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Open For TYKETTO

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN/SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band will be opening for TYKETTO on November 5 at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England and November 6 at The Empire in Belfast, Ireland. As previously reported, Soto has just issued a solo EP, entitled "Believe In Me", through Frontiers Records. A ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer To Record Solo Album

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following message on his web site: "Since I recently left my band of 8 years, GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED, I've decided to do a solo album with all the idea's and riffs I never ended up using with GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED or outside of GOD AWAKENS ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform At Berklee College of Music

RUDESS MORGENSTEIN PROJECT, the band featuring DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess on keyboards and Rod Morgenstein (ex-WINGER, DIXIE DREGS) on drums, will be performing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on August 5. The concert will be held at the Berklee Performance Center and starts at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Jordan ...

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SOUL SIRKUS To Make Live Debut In The Fall

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), are tentatively planning on making their live debut in November or December. The band are trying ...

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LIVING LOUD In Talks To tour U.S.

According to the DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, 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 ...

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PERSQUAREINCH To Guest On Rock 105.3's 'Another State Of Mind'

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, will be guests on San Diego's Rock 105.3 on Sunday, July 18 to premier the demo version of their first single, "Suicide Attachment". Rock 105.3's "Another State of ...

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