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M3: German Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates in early 2005: Jan. 26 - The ...

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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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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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JOHN SYKES: Live Album Details Revealed

According to MelodicRock.com, legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) has set "Bad Boy Live" at the title of his upcoming live album, recorded on his brief Japanese tour in April of this year. Joining Sykes in his touring band for the Japanese trek were former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek ...

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STARRATS: Studio Update

Danish rockers STARRATS are in the process of recording guitars for their second album, tentatively titled "Salami Monkey Ape". The music and production will reportedly follow a "heavier and more aggresive" direction than was the case on the group's debut CD, "Broken Halo" (released this fall via Adrenaline Records in Europe and Perris Records in ...

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JOHN SYKES To Release New Live Album In December

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) will release a new live album in Japan in December in Japan. The recordings are from the tour Sykes did last April in Japan. Joining Sykes in his touring band for the Japanese trek were former DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian, bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, ...

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Italian Singer CHRIS HEAVEN Reforms REDLYNX

Italian hard rock singer Chris Heaven has reformed his old band REDLYNX with several new musicians, including Ian Blackwood on guitar and Robert Scales on keyboards (both from PURPLESNAKE, a WHITESNAKE/DEEP PURPLE Mark III tribute band). The band are currently working on material for a new CD and are re-arranging old songs for upcoming shows. ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available

WHITESNAKE performed live in concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Rex Features. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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BLAZE To Support WHITESNAKE In Wolverhampton

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting WHITESNAKE at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Tuesday, November 30. Joining Bayley in the group's current lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer Daniel Loeble (RAWHEAD REXX). ...

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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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WHITESNAKE Perform In Belfast: Photos Posted Online

Several pictures from WHITESNAKE's headlining performance in Belfast, Ireland Monday night (Oct. 25) have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE are in ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Kicked Off WHITESNAKE Tour

According to a posting on their official web site, THE QUIREBOYS have been "sacked" from the WHITESNAKE tour by WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. "We apologise to anyone who has bought tickets especially to see us, and we will keep you posted as to the reasons why on the news page," THE QUIREBOYS write. THE QUIREBOYS ...

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ZAN CLAN: More WHITESNAKE Support Dates Announced

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Karlstad (Arena) on November 19 and in Linköping (Cloetta Center) on November 20. ZAN CLAN had previously supported WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg and Stockholm. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), ...

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M3: DVD Preview Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have posted a short preview of their upcoming live DVD at

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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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WHITESNAKE: London Show To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. In other news, WHITESNAKE were forced to postpone their Glasgow concert to Dec. 2 from the originally announced Oct. 7 after frontman David Coverdale was taken ill. ...

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STARRATS Begin Recording Sophomore Album

Danish hard rockers STARRATS have entered Whitebranch studio in Hillerød, Denmark to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005. Nine drum tracks have been recorded thus far, and four more songs, plus a couple of covers, will be tracked in the near future. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to "Broken ...

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WHITESNAKE: New Live Album To Arrive In 2005

According to MelodicRock.com, WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale told a Portuguese newspaper this week that the group's new double live CD will be released next year and will feature material from WHITESNAKE, DEEP PURPLE and COVERDALE/PAGE. In addition, the band plan to begin work on a new studio album in 2005. WHITESNAKE are in ...

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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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LORDS OF THUNDER: AMORPHIS Members' Cover Band To Embark On Finnish Tour

LORDS OF THUNDER, the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock cover band featuring members of AMORPHIS and SUBURBAN TRIBE, will be embarking on a tour of Finland in late September. The group, which performs songs from such acts as WHITESNAKE, IRON MAIDEN and W.A.S.P., consists of the following musicians: Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE) Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS) Santeri ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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ZAN CLAN To Open For WHITESNAKE In Sweden

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg (Scandinavium) on September 17 and in Stockholm (Hovet) on September 18. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), former TALISMAN/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, and ex-LION'S SHARE members ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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