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TWISTED SISTER: New 'Make-Up' Photos Posted Online!

TWISTED SISTER's official web site has posted several high-resolution photos of the group performing in full make-up (everyone except bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza) at Tuxedo Junction in Danbury, Connecticut this past Sunday (April 25). Check them out here. In other news, TWISTED SISTER held a press conference this morning on the USS ...

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HEADSTRONG Split Up

Canada's HEADSTRONG have officially split up, citing their disillusionment with the record industry as one of the reasons for the group's break-up. The following is an excerpt from vocalist Matt Kinna's "parting words" message as posted on the group's official web site: "HEADSTRONG is dead. Long live the headstrong. "It's funny. I don't know if ...

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JESSE BLAZE To Open For SUKI JONES On Long Island

BLAZE, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name), have lined up the following dates during May: May 03 – New York, NMY @ Continental May 17 – Long ...

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BITCH To Play Hollywood This Weekend

Legendary '80s Californian act BITCH, fronted by Betsy "Bitch" Weiss, will be playing a live show at The Cat Club (located next door to The Whisky A Go Go) on Saturday, April 26 at 11:30 p.m. "It has only been a couple of weeks since we played our last gig," Betsy said in an official ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Play At Six Flags Park In New Jersey

TWISTED SISTER will reportedly be playing Six Flags — Great Adventure in New Jersey on July 5. No further information is available at this time. Upcoming TWISTED SISTER tour dates: May 1-5 - Tour of Army bases in Korea for the USO Jun. 08 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, SWE Jun. 27 - Z7 ...

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KID ROCK Hard At Work On New Album

KID ROCK and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band are hard at work in his suburban Detroit studio, Clarkston Chophouse, recording material for his next album. Word is that Rock has more than 70 songs written for the project, and he's said he wants to record 50 of them before choosing a final track listing. ...

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DEE SNIDER's Son Launches Music Career With BLAZE

Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame, has launched a "melodic yet percussive heavy metal band" called BLAZE (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name). The group, which is completed by Billy (bass), Chris (drums), and Omar (guitar), has posted a four-song demo ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

FINNTROLL are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN WISHBONE ASH DEMON ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO and his band KILLERS are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Music Posted Online

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have posted the tracks "A Beautiful Sickness" and "Entrance Wound" in MP3 format at this location. Both cuts come off the group's debut ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More Live Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have announced additional dates as part of their upcoming reunion tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off this week with several appearances "low-key" gigs under the name "BENT BROTHER", will include several concerts at Army and Marine bases in Korea on behalf of the Department of Defense and the USO (United ...

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ABATTOIR Complete Work On 'Evil Incarnate'

Los Angeles based thrash metal legends ABATTOIR have completed work on their third studio album, "Evil Incarnate", tentatively due in late 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ABATTOIR's fourth album overall (following last year's successful comeback CD, "Live! No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo"), "Evil Incarnate" features 14 new songs, and is being described as "the best music ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Hold Press Conference On USS Intrepid

Reunited '80s glam rockers TWISTED SISTER will hold a press conference on the USS Intrepid in New York City on Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, TWISTED SISTER will be playing several warm-up shows under the name BENT BROTHER prior to their upcoming tour of ...

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ZWAN To Explore Folk Roots With Alter-Ego Project

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, will record an album and a DVD this fall with their acoustic alter-ego project DJALI ZWAN. An early 2004 release is expected. "We're ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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DEMON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

British NWOBHM legends DEMON are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN ...

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DUKE Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

DUKE, the German band formed by ex-SCANNER singer Haridon Lee (a.k.a. Leszek Szpigiel). Have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band — rounded out by Tobias Kersting (guitars), Stefan (bass) and "the first female power metal drummer" Anja Assmuth (sister of former ANGEL DUST pounder Dirk Assmuth) — will enter Mohrmann studio in Bochum, ...

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TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE, FAIRYLAND and ARCH NEMESIS are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Warm-up Shows Announced

TWISTED SISTER will be playing several warm-up shows prior to their upcoming tour of Army and Marine bases in Korea, Japan and Okinawa on behalf of the Department of Defense and the USO (United Service Organizations). The reunited '80s glam rockers will be performing in local clubs under the name BENT BROTHER during the first ...

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