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February 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Don Dokken Checks In With An Update

 

DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken has issued the following update:



"We're starting to write a new CD now [that] my voice problems have been hopefully fixed [after recently undergoing surgery].



"It's been very frustrating not to be able to sing a hundred percent.



"For all of you that blasted me about smoking, you're right —…

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Added by AndrewAxeman on February 27, 2011 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Def Leppard Announces US Tour With Heart

DEF LEPPARD, Great Britain's premiere arena rock band, will make its triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15th in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends HEART. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at Ticketmaster.com and…

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Added by AndrewAxeman on February 25, 2011 at 12:51am — 2 Comments

WITHIN TEMPTATION Interviewed By Holland's FaceCulture (Video) - Feb. 24, 2011

Listen to part 1 on their 80's influences. In part 3, there is a glimmer of hope that their tour will last 2 years!!

FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt of Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

 WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", was produced by Daniel Gibson and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven…

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Added by Amy on February 24, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

BUCKCHERRY, HINDER, HELLYEAH, SEVENDUST Others Confirmed For SHIPROCKED - Feb. 22, 2011

BUCKCHERRY, HINDER, HELLYEAH, SEVENDUST, IN THIS MOMENT and BROKEN TEETH have been confirmed for ShipRocked 2011. The music and lifestyle cruise sets sail November 14-19, 2011, heading for the tip of Mexico and its popular stretch of gorgeous Caribbean water known for scuba diving, shopping and bars aplenty.

 ASK4 Entertainment's Alan Koenig promises "ShipRocked 2011 will be five days of wall-to-wall music, giving fans the rare opportunity to listen to and hang out with rock stars on…

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Added by Amy on February 22, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

WITHIN TEMPTATION Announces New Drummer!!!

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have announced the addition of drummer Mike Coolen (SILKSTONE, MAIDEN UNITED) to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "[Mike] has played with us in the past on a few occasions before. The chemistry has always been very good both on stage as on personal level so he was the first on our mind." A short introductory video from Mike can be viewed below.

 WITHIN TEMPTATION's fifth studio album, "The Unforgiving", was produced by…

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Added by Amy on February 22, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

Ratt's Bobby Blotzer Launches "Wanted: Things You Need To Know" Book Franchise

Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer and "Blotzer Brothers Publishing" are embarking on a new book franchise entitled, "WANTED Things YOU Need To Know!" 



This new informational book "series" will give the publishing industry a kick in the ass by inviting the world to participate in the first, as far as we know, "User Interactive" book. 



Volume one, of the series will be a follow up to Bobby's…

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Added by AndrewAxeman on February 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Within Temptation "Tempts" American Fans!!!

 For all WT fans who have been awaiting ANY U.S. tour dates, here's what we hope is just the beginning! They will be in N.Y. on Sept.10,2011 at Terminal 5!!!

I think I'll skip Linkin Park and spend a little more to see a band willing to come this far! The tix are only $30!!!!!

Check out ticketmaster.com, tix go on sale today!!!!

There is a "secret password" on their website, www.within-temptation.com

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Added by Amy on February 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Joe Gande videos...DVD in the works!

Hi everyone,

Hope your new year has started out great for you so far!:)

Have ben so busy these days it hasn't been easy to keep up with everything and to visit the site here as often as I'd like....

I've been working on  tracking down...finding, gathering and compiling 1000's of hours of video footage from my live shows, rehearsals, studio antics, personal interviews  and a ton of film shot during the making of  my "The Godsend Sessions" CD...all for a DVD I'm putting…

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Added by Joe Gande on February 18, 2011 at 2:49am — No Comments

King Kobra - New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set an April 15 European release date (May 5 in North America) the new self-titled comeback album from KING KOBRA.



Formed in 1984 by legendary drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGEROD STEWARTOZZY OSBOURNE), Los Angeles heavy metal outfit KING KOBRA recorded two critically…

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Added by AndrewAxeman on February 15, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

GENERAL LEE

Hello Everyone

 

I would like to introduce you my big love.

I fell in love in 1989 and I am still in love with...

About twenty years of never ending joy and happiness...

Yeah, I am a shy lover and a sheepish man, but I´ve found the courage to show you my love...

There is....,

you can watch and listen :-)

 

 …

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Added by Kamil on February 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Contest: Win Tickets To See Skid Row In Redondo Beach, CA!

 

Tell us when was the first time you saw Skid Row in concert? The 3 Best Skid Row concert experience stories will win a pair of tickets to see Skid Row at The Brixton South Bay in Redondo Beach, CA. Email your stories at jverner78@yahoo.com with the subject line SKID ROW CONTEST. Deadline for the contest is March 4th at 12am PST/ 9pm EST.

 

Any questions about the contest feel free to send an email to …

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Added by AndrewAxeman on February 15, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

WHITE LIE review from 2/5/11 show with Quiet Riot

Check out one of the many reviews coming in about "WHITE LIE"

 

WHITE LIE Review from 2/5/11 @ Galaxy Theater

 

Next show is with Y&T @ Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, Ca.

 

Discount tickets available at whitelierocks@gmail.com

 

See you there.....Jeff 

Added by Jeff Miller on February 9, 2011 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

PUMPA

For me, my friends and my fellows they are THE LEGEND!

 



 

They have been playing since 1981, from time to time just like three/five/seven man band. They have…

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Added by Kamil on February 6, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

ROCKIN NEW BAND

< U T S F >>>UNTILL THE SKY FALLS< IS A NEW THRASH METAL, HARD CORE, PROGRESSIVE METAL BAND THAT IS UP AND CUMMING. THEY ARE A GROUP OF YOUNG INDIVIDUALS THAT KNOW HOW TO ROCK. CHECK THEM OUT . I HAVE ASKED THEM TO POST ON THIS SITE. THEY HAVE A COUPLE CD S OUT RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE , MY SPACE , AND TWITTER. THE GROUP IS MADE UP by                                                 

                :::    MICHAEL RACZ - guitar ,…

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Added by RICHARD RACZ ( RICHIE ROCK ) on February 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

For my brother who served in the ARMY and the best song remake EVER!!!

Recently, I found my nephew who's father was killed in a truck accident in N.Y. in 1990. His wife had his body shipped back to Iowa and I never heard from them until I found my nephew back in August. We are both excited to be communicating again and looking to start a family business. This is our family anthem. My nephew and I both love FFDP and would love to share the stage with the Denver lead singer Ivan and his crew some day. We are quite a pair, he's 6'4" 240, I'm 5'3" 125! Here's to…

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Added by Amy on February 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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