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SCRAP METAL To Headline MelodicRockFest

Some of the biggest names in the melodic rock world will converge on South Bend, Indiana on October 6 for a very special one-night-only performance to mark the 10th anniversary of popular rock music web site MelodicRock.com. The MelodicRockFest headliner will be SCRAP METAL, the Nashville-based all-star band featuring Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (NELSON), Kelly ...

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NAKED BEGGARS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

NAKED BEGGARS, the band featuring CINDERELLA bassist Eric Brittingham alongside Eric's wife Inga Brittingham (vocals), has issued the following update: "After playing some select shows over the past two months, we've decided to take the next month and a half off from touring to concentrate on completing the recording process [for the new NAKED BEGGARS ...

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ZANDELLE, OCTOBER THORNS Members To Join CHRIS CAFFERY On DORO Tour

ZANDELLE guitarist Paul LaPlaca (also of OCTOBER THORNS) and bassist Joey Bones will perform alongside SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery in the opening slot for German metal queen Doro Pesch's upcoming U.S./Canadian tour. A Brooklyn metal Cinderella story, LaPlaca and Bones were both featured at the SAVATAGE convention of 1998. Caffery tapped OCTOBER THORNS bassist ...

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NAKED BEGGARS Singer Comments On JEFF LABAR's Departure

NAKED BEGGARS singer Inga Brittingham has released the following statement via the band's official mailing list: "I wanted to share our past few weeks with family, friends, and fans. "Recently I know you may have heard some strange things about why we decided to part ways with Jeff LaBar [also of CINDERELLA]. I wanted to ...

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Mullets Rock Too! - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Here's one for the old school hard rock lovers, the retro wannabes, and those who appreciate the kind of great music that one hears on your regional AOR station. "Mullets Rock Too!" is the follow-up to the aptly titled double-disc "Mullets Rock", itself inspired by the David Spade film epic Joe Dirt. Several of these ...

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POISON, RATT Tour Confirmed

Mitchell Peters of Billboard.com reports: A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but POISON and RATT will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. The tour, which brings POISON and RATT onstage together ...

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Take The 'Name That Hair-Metal Band!' Photo Quiz

Entertainment Weekly has posted a "Name That Hair-Metal Band!" photo quiz on its web site. A posting on the site reads: "Can you tell SKID ROW from CINDERELLA? Study these 10 photos from the '80s and try to guess these groups who rocked these lustrous locks." To launch the photo quiz, go to

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GREAT WHITE Begins Recording New Album

According to a posting on GREAT WHITE's official web site, Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) will be celebrating GREAT WHITE's 25th anniversary with a new record. They are in the studio recording right now, but they will be taking a small break to ...

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ACE FREHLEY, TED NUGENT, CINDERELLA Featured On 'Mullets Rock!' CD

Launch Radio Networks reports: Eighteen enduring classic rock tracks have been gathered together for "Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love!", a celebration of the much-maligned hair style, to be released on March 13. Among the songs featured on the collection are TED NUGENT's "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang", KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's version of the MOVE's ...

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Canada's CRASH KELLY Again Tapped To Support ALICE COOPER

"Electric Satisfaction", the new Gilby Clarke-produced release from Toronto's CRASH KELLY, has secured the band not just a second string of dates with rock icon ALICE COOPER, but a third! Joining the tour on September 27, CRASH KELLY will share ALICE COOPER's stage through Oct. 10. The tour includes CRASH KELLY's first performance in Cleveland ...

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DEF LEPPARD, ALICE COOPER, MINISTRY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine. : Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY City/State: Bristow, VA Venue: Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge Date: 7/7/06 Attendance: 22,433 Capacity: 22,433 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY City/State: Woodlands, TX Venue: Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion Date: 7/30/06 Attendance: 16,310 Capacity: 16,310 Artist/Event: ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Featured On HOWARD LEESE CD

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) is featured on two songs on the forthcoming solo album from Howard Leese (HEART, PAUL RODGERS). Leese is recording the CD for Stuart Smith and Richie Onori's Black Star Records label. Smith describes "Hot to Cold" as a "smoking duet" with Deanna Johnston ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Prepares To Film BIG NOIZE DVD

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "Hey everybody... Still recovering from my trip out to Hollywood and the KLPX festival in Tucson. It was a crazy time, but a lot of fun!! Great to see all my friends! Thanks to ...

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