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Two Giants Of Metal GEORGE LYNCH & JEFF PILSON Reteam For A Killer Covers Album Heavy Hitters!

Los Angeles, CA – Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, New Zealand native Wil Martin and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

As Lynch himself explains, “I was never a huge Duran Duran fan but I always loved this song. It was just so majestic and emotional. It was an honor and a challenge to cover it in that we had to thread the needle between respecting the original vision of the arrangement but putting our stamp on it as well.”

Pilson, meanwhile, says “The purpose of this whole record, besides having a lot of fun making it, was to take amazing hit songs and interpret them in a way that was true to the greatness of the original but that also brought something new and fresh to the song. ‘Ordinary World’ is such a great melodic and emotional song, a song I think George and I have always loved. We just wanted to add some heaviness, a little George Lynch soulful playing and then let Wil fly with that phenomenal voice.”

Stream the single:

Heavy Hitters will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored vinyl starting December 18, courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

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Track List:

  1. One Of Us (Originally by Joan Osbourne)
  2. You Got The Love (Originally by Rufus & Chaka Khan)
  3. I Feel The Earth (Originally by Carole King)
  4. Ordinary World (Originally by Duran Duran)
  5. Music (Originally by Madonna)
  6. Apologize (Originally by OneRepublic & Timbaland)
  7. Nowhere To Run (Originally by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
  8. Kiss (Originally by Prince)
  9. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Originally by R.E.M.)
  10. Champagne Supernova (Originally by Oasis)
  11. Lucille (Originally by Little Richard)

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Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend – I’m back in the USA having a blast on tour w/Foreigner. However, I’m starting to get really excited about our War & Peace release, especially after seeing the cool new shirts we ordered just for you guys!

Just a quick reminder… many of you expressed interest in a WAR & PEACE shirt so we ordered a limited run, so go get em while they last! Go check out the W&P store at and place your orders now if you want to receive your shirt and/or CD before or on the day of release, April 23. We have exclusive doubled-sided shirt & CD (signed by Me!) bundles as well as signed CDs (which can be ordered as a stand alone item). Small and extra large shirts are really limited so get yours before they’re gone!

Ok, enough pitching – just no bitching if you wait and it’s too late… Hey, there could be a song here!







Hey Everyone – we’re getting pumped up about our new re-release of the War & Peace Flesh & Blood Sessions! I hope you’ll dig the new bonus track we added, but to make sure we add a little more to the mix, check out our new Indie Merch site for a CD+Shirt deal! I’m told supplies are limited, so that means if you are a small or XXL you might want to buy quickly… don’t say I didn’t warn you!

And don’t forget to keep promoting this on your social media sites – things have slowed down in the last week and I want to see our “street team” pushing hard to get the word out, loud & proud! And I still plan on picking a few “winners” from our contest the week prior to send an autographed CD+shirt as a sincere “THANX” for all you do to help me keep this music alive.



WAR & PEACE: ‘The Flesh And Blood Sessions’ Due In April – Mar. 12, 2013
On April 23, Deadline Records (a division of Cleopatra Records) will release a special edition of “The Flesh And Blood Sessions” from WAR & PEACE. The collection includes an unreleased track and liner notes from Jeff Pilson.

WAR & PEACE is the all-star line-up of Jeff Pilson (DOKKENDIO,FOREIGNER) on lead vocals and guitar, Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH,DIOKILL DEVIL HILL) on drums, Michael Diamond (LEGS DIAMOND) on bass, and Randy Hansen on lead guitar.

“The Flesh And Blood Sessions” contains the original 1988 studio sessions recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios by Angelo Arcuri(BLACK SABBATHDIOHELLION) and mixed by Neil Kernon (DOKKEN,QUEENSRŸCHEKANSAS), as well as five tracks chiefly put together byJeff Pilson in the mid 1990s.

Remastered by Wyn Davis (DOKKENDIO), “The Flesh And Blood Sessions” reissue comes with all new artwork, liner notes by Jeff Pilson, and includes an exclusive bonus track, “Heaven Knows”, featuring guitarist Darren Housholder (LOVE/HATE), not found on the original 1999 release. Making a guest appearance on “What I Hid Behind” isRobin McAuley, with whom Jeff was working in MSG.

Jeff Pilson is a prolific musician, a multi-instrumentalist who has been in internationally-recognized bands almost his entire career. As evidenced by the musical fire power in WAR & PEACEPilson‘s collaborations lead to material that holds up in today’s heavy music environment.

“To this day, I’m frequently asked about this period of the band and thought that putting out this CD could answer many questions,” said Jeff.

“The Flesh & Blood Sessions” track listing:

01. Kill For The Love Of God
02. Snake Eyes
03. If I Put My Love In You
04. I Don’t Want To Be Lonely
05. Nailed To The Cross 
06. Idle Worship
07. Bringing It On
08. Raising Cain
09. What I Hide Behind
10. Heaven Knows

“Nailed To The Cross” can be streamed at this location.

Hey everyone – just a brief update on the plan for a contest. I used to love our old “street team” approach to my last two War & Peace releases where we would use message boards to get the word out with art & info for people to email, print & post all over their towns. It was cool! But today, we have a tool to help us… social media. And while I’m not always savvy to the best ways to leverage these tools, I thankfully have a friend in Michael Regan to help me with a cool fan-based contest.

So what is it? Let’s try this…

I’m looking for a “fan of the day” who will take the Amazon link and share it on their Facebook, G+, and Twitter pages. I’m looking for fans who really get into this, and I will do my best to randomly pick one fan each day and I will thank them on my fan page and tout what they are doing so everyone can see how much I appreciate each and every one of you who helps me share this music with more fans!

On the day before the release I will pick my top 3 fans that have really gone over the top and send them a War & Peace fan pack, including a signed copy of the brand new Flesh & Blood Sessions (with new bonus track) and some goodies I’ll toss in just for fun!

I really appreciate you guys getting into this, and I’m looking forward to seeing how creative you all can get with your promotions. War & Peace fans have always been an enthusiastic group, and I know this is gonna ROCK!!!



51B-K6dKn1L._SL500_AA300_Hey everyone!

Just a heads up – the W&P discs have come in from the plant and a box of CDs will come to us this week, so I was thinking… Lets set up a little contest to get the ball rolling early!

We’ll run everything on our Facebook Fan Page so check back there starting tomorrow for more details!

And by the way… just checked Amazon and its already listed there, including artwork, with an April 23 release date! in the spirit of our old “street teams” maybe you can throw that up on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed to help us spread the word… Thanx!!


Chris “Reno” Baker – WUZZ 94 and 107FM, Meadville, PA
“T&N’s great mix of raw, power-packed originals, and re-imagined Dokken classics make ‘Slave To The Empire’ a must have for any rocker. It’s a much needed shot in the arm to the world of rock!”

Scott Rockenfield – Queensryche
“A great sounding collection of music and performances!”

Mike Gaube 93.3 FM KDKB Phoenix AZ
“Now THIS is what we’ve all been waiting for!!!! Rockin’ with WHO??? T&N, THAT’S WHO!!!”

Eddie Trunk -VH1 That Metal Show
“Really excited about T&N! The Dokken remakes, as well as the original songs, sound killer! Some great players and great special guests!”

Matt O’Shaugnessy WVOX and WVIP 93.5FM New York
“This is some of the most stellar and superior music I have heard all year!”

Harlan Hendrickson – Host of the Monsters of Rock
“George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have just topped anything you have ever heard them do as a unit! How can one possibly exceed the power and rage of all those vintage Dokken classics? Easy…it’s called “Slave to the Empire” the new CD from T&N!

Fred Coury – Drummer – Cinderella
“The bar has been raised. Hey kids! This is what a rock band should sound like. These guys are playing better than ever. You can actually hear your ass getting kicked! Bravo!”

Larry Mac – 96.1 KLPX FM Phoenix, AZ
“Lynch, Pilson & Brown are not just giving hard rock the adrenaline shot it needs, but extending it into this millennium and beyond!”

Ronny Munroe / TSO /Metal Church 
“Had the chance to check out a couple of advanced tracks from the new T&N record and I gotta’ say I’m stoked to hear the rest! Jeff Pilson’s voice sounds great on the new stuff and Doug Pinnick of King’s X rips it up on the new version of ‘Tooth and Nail’! This rocks!”

Jim “Top Jimmy” Alvino WSCA FM 106.1, Portsmouth NH 
“The tracks featured here redefine KILLER!! \m/ \m/ The spirit of this classic lineup still “Burns Like A Flame”!!”

David Garlow – The Examiner, Syracuse , New York
“The big three of Dokken has taken classics such as ‘Tooth and Nail’ and installed thrusters. Lynch alone sounds wickedly delightful, but Pilson and Brown give T&N the launching pad; and hold on tight, they brought friends. ‘Slave to the Empire’ is a flight into an area of the heavy metal stratosphere rarely seen or heard.”

Robbin Torrey – Motor City Metal Show Detroit MI
“Sweet and sharp, melodic and masterful! A divine feast of aural arousal!”

“George Lynch and company doing what they do best! Back to basics rock n roll with shredding solos by seasoned veterans. These guys are having fun with this new project and it certainly comes across in the music!”

Danny Palero – Artist Media Group USA
“After listening to T&N ‘Slave to the Empire’, all I could say was “Are you f&#king serious?” I haven’t been moved like this since the early days of metal! WOW!”

John Katic – GUITAR
“Jeff, Mick and George doing what they do best. Rippin’ takes on timeless classics with friends and inspired new material. Break out your air guitars for this one!”