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SOUL SIRKUS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

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 lined up the following dates during April/May: Apr. 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Apr. 06 - ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: 'World Play' European Release Date Announced

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, will release their debut album, "World Play", in Europe on April 25 via Frontiers Records. The European version of ...

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JAKE E. LEE: New Album Samples Posted Online

JakeELee.com has uploaded exclusive sample tracks from former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's upcoming "covers" album, which is scheduled for release this spring via Shrapnel Records. The CD, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: U.S. Dates To Be Announced Next Week

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: "Final confirmation on the spring leg of the World ...

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Guitarist REB BEACH Says New Project Will Not Be Named DEVIL CHILDREN

WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute previously published reports (including those posted on the official and unofficial KING'S X web sites) that his new collaborative project with KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has been named DEVIL CHILDREN. Commented Reb, "The name of the band is DEFINITELY not DEVIL CHILDREN, it's just one ...

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Former AT VANCE Singer To Release Solo Album

Former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann (AVANTASIA, AINA, GENIUS) will release his solo debut, "Out in the Cold", on April 25 via Frontiers Records. "For me, it's a kind of permanent step to compose and produce for my solo releases," stated the German singer and guitar player. "Although the material is maybe a little different ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: European Version Of 'World Play' To Feature Bonus Track

Frontiers Records has announced the release of SOUL SIRKUS' debut album, "World Play", in the European and Asian territories. The band — whose lineup includes 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 ...

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PAT TRAVERS And CARMINE APPICE Hard At Work On New Album

Guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) are in the studio laying down tracks for their second CD, this time for Cleopatra Records. Performing on the album are two acclaimed bass players, Tony Franklin (BLUE MURDER, THE FIRM, WHITESNAKE) and Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, ALICE COOPER). The album contains new versions ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist MICKY MOODY To Hit The Road In March

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Micky Moody will be hitting the road in the U.K. during March and April. Joining Moody (guitar, vocals) in his band will be Pete Stroud (bass, vocals), Micky Moody Jr. (drums), and Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica, vocals). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 16 - London - The Borderline, Orange ...

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Bassist TONY FRANKLIN Records With TRAVERS & APPICE, Jams With IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER) has recorded seven tracks for the upcoming, as-yet-untitled album from guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice. "Everything was recorded live in the same room (rare these days!)," Franklin writes on his web site. "We recorded a number of favorites from the live set, including 'Boom ...

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Drummer TOMMY ALDRIDGE Says OZZY Made Fun Of RONNIE JAMES DIO

In an interview with the Dio Message Board, legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) addressed the confusion as to why his picture appeared on the OZZY OSBOURNE "Diary of a Madman" album sleeve when he was not the drummer on the recording (Lee Kerslake was). "I think it's pretty obvious that it's not my ...

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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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JOHN SYKES: 'Is This Love' Audio Clip Posted Online

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) has posted an audio sample of his live version of WHITESNAKE's "Is This Love" at his official web site. The song comes off Sykes' recently released (in Japan) live CD, "Bad Boy Live", which was recorded in April 2004 on Sykes' Japanese tour. "Bad Boy Live" ...

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DEF LEPPARD Members Perform Live On L.A. Radio Station

Guitarist Vivian Campbell's (DEF LEPPARD, ex-WHITESNAKE) web site has been updated with the following message: "On January 5, 2005, [DEF LEPPARD members] Joe [Elliott], Phil [Collen] and Vivian were on 'Jonesy's Jukebox', an L.A. radio show with the SEX PISTOLS' Steve Jones. The two-hour program featured songs from THE CYBERNAUTS, Phil's new band ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Guests On CASH CASIA CD

DEF LEPPARD/ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Vivian Campbell makes a guest appearance on the seven-song CD from New York-based female singer/songwriter CASH CASIA, entitled "From the Mouth of Babes". Campbell's contribution comes in the form of a guitar lead in the CD's closing cut, "Without Love", according to CASIA's web site. A 41-second audio sample of ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Drummer Falls Ill; All Tour Dates Cancelled

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 cancelled all previously announced tour dates after Castronovo was diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion, according ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS Guitarist JAKE E. LEE: New Album Details Revealed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming "covers" album currently being recorded by former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee. The CD, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): guitars Chris Logan (MSG): Vocals Tim Bogert (VANILLA ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Talks About European Tour, Upcoming DVD

The official WHITESNAKE web site has posted a brand new interview with the group's lead singer, David Coverdale. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Q: There was talk of a shoulder injury during the tour...What exactly happened? David Coverdale: "A couple of weeks into the tour...around my 53rd birthday...I was onstage in Copenhagen, ...

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JOHN SYKES: Live Album Audio Samples Posted Online

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) will release his new live album, "Bad Boy Live", in Japan next week. Copies of the CD, which was recorded in April 2004 on Sykes' Japanese tour, will also become available from the guitarist's official web site at the start of the New Year. More information ...

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JAKE E. LEE: New Album Details Revealed

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) vocalist Chris Logan revealed in a recent online posting that he has completed tracking vocals for the new JAKE E. LEE (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS) album. The CD "will include several influential cover songs from the '70s classic rock era," according to Logan. "We're doing songs from CACTUS, FREE, JAMES GANG, JOHNNY ...

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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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CARMINE APPICE, PAUL SHORTINO To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE) and Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, HEAVEN & EARTH) are the latest musicians to confirm their guest appearances on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Appice and Shortino will be heard on the song "Pictures of My Lonely Days". ...

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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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