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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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EUROPE To Make A Comeback?

In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published on Tuesday, April 30th, ex-EUROPE guitarist John Norum (currently playing with DOKKEN) confirmed that all former members of the group are into doing a comeback album. It would be a shame if we didn't do it before we get too old, Norum stated. There's an incredible ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Make Hollywood Live Debut

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and former members of KILGORE and DIGITAL RUIN, will make their Hollywood live debut on Monday, April 22nd at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. playing songs from their self-titled debut album, out on Universal Music in Japan and Nuclear Blast/Rebelution in Europe. For more info ...

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FULL STRIKE To Give Away Two-Track Single

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will be giving away a free CD single containing the tracks "We Will Rise" and "Force Of The World" through select record stores in Sweden starting next week. FULL STRIKE will issue their ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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FULL STRIKE: HAMMERFALL Side Project To See Light Of Day

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will issue their debut album, entitled We Will Rise, on May 13th through Spitfire Records in Sweden, and a short time later in the rest of Europe. Having recently acquired a new drummer in ...

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DOKKEN To Sell Live DVD On Upcoming Tour

DOKKEN will be selling a live DVD at this summer's US shows. Filmed in Japan in 1995, the DVD will feature guitarist George Lynch's last-ever live performance with the group. In other news, here is the tentative track listing to DOKKEN's upcoming Long Way Home CD: 01. Sunless Days 02. Little Girl 03. Everybody Needs ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist To Partake In AOL Chat

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson will be partaking in an America Online chat on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 PM EST. America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Jeff will be fielding questions and comments regarding his new band UNDERGROUND MOON as well as his project with former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. For those who wish to ...

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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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DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT To Co-Headline Summer Tour

The proposed summer tour featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS (in that order) will feature DOKKEN, RATT and WARRANT in the co-headlining slots, with L.A. GUNS opening the show and FIREHOUSE going on after them. The proposed trek is tentatively slated to begin on June 21st and may include as many as 55 ...

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PILSON/LYNCH Prepare To Enter Studio To Record Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, things are progressing amazingly well with his new project featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch (reportedly dubbed PYNCH) and the songs are all written, just a few details here and there to work out. Wait 'till you hear the finished songs. I think it's the best body of work ...

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DOKKEN European Dates Announced

DOKKEN have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour. They are as follows: May 16 - Liverpool, UK - Cavern May 17 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'s May 18 - Bradford, UK - Rio May 19 - London, UK - Underworld May 21 - Oslo, NOR - Rockin' May 22 - Stockholm, SWE ...

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L.A. GUNS Support DOKKEN, Embark On Headlining Run

L.A. GUNS have announced the dates for their upcoming East Coast tour with DOKKEN and subsequent headlining shows. They are as follows: w/DOKKEN: Mar. 05 - Club 221 - Spartanburg, SC Mar. 06 - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL Mar. 07 - Jannus Landing - St Petersburg, FL Mar. 08 - House of Blues ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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Former MSG/BATON ROUGE Frontman Inks Solo Deal

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (i.e. BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.) has signed a recording agreement with Mascot Records and will record his new album in the spring for a late summer release. Keeling has been busy recently writing songs with (and for) DOKKEN, but he will now finally be able to ...

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L.A. GUNS To Join DOKKEN For Select US Dates, Record New CD

L.A. GUNS will join DOKKEN for two weeks' worth of dates beginning after March 5th somewhere in Florida and ending with a performance in Los Angeles around March 20th. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. L.A. GUNS are planning to enter the studio in early spring to record their new studio CD for ...

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DOKKEN Push Back New CD Release Date

DOKKEN have pushed back the tentative release date of their forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, to April. Although no official reason was given for the delay, it is believed that mixing-related issues are the cause of the latest postponement. More information as it becomes available. ...

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PILSON, LYNCH Come Together As PYNCH

The brand new project featuring former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson will be known simply as PYNCH (Pilson/Lynchgeddit?!), and will issue their debut album in late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group are presently auditioning drummers and are set to embark on a 44-date US tour this summer as part ...

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CONTAGIOUS To Support DOKKEN In UK

Liverpool-based rockers CONTAGIOUS have been confirmed as the opening act for DOKKEN'S forthcoming UK tour. The band will be supporting their current Z Records album The Calling, which was released in October. The dates are as follows: Apr. 11 - Camden Underworld – London, UK Apr. 12 - JB's – Dudley, UK Apr. 14 - ...

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Former DOKKEN Duo Nearly Done With Material For Debut CD

According to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, [ex-DOKKEN guitarist] George [Lynch] and I are nearly done with all the writing for our [collaboration] record. Wait'll you hear it it's so cool! We start rehearsing with 'mystery drummer' in a couple of weeks after George returns from a week of clinics. Our plan is still to ...

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