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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer's Eurodance Photos Posted Online

"Euro Metal Tour 2003", the Scandinavian dance/metal extravaganza staged by Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE and his current backing band, which includes MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee and ex-HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, had a successful kick-off last weekend at Valand in Gothenburg...
January 25, 2003
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NIKKI SIXX: Back In The Studio

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Thank you all for the kind words for my son. We forwarded most of them to him and it was nice for him to read your words. He's a great 'lil guy and ....
January 21, 2003
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ENTOMBED, SOILWORK, OPETH Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL

ENTOMBED, SOILWORK, OPETH, THE KOVENANT, IMMORTAL and VADER are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear at the 2003 installment of Inferno Festival, set to take place on Apr. 17-19 at Rockefeller Music Hall/John Dee in Oslo, Norway. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appea...
January 19, 2003
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CORPORATION 187 To Support ARCH ENEMY In Scandinavia

Swedish death/thrash metallers CORPORATION 187 will support ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Jan. 28 - Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Jan. 29 - Göteborg, SWE @ Musikens Hus Jan. 30 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Jan. 31 - Helsingborg,...
January 18, 2003
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PANTERA, AC/DC, OZZY OSBOURNE Members Attend Hard Rock Vault Grand Opening

PANTERA's Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde, MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx, ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Duff McKagan and Slash, and members of DISTURBED attended the Hard Rock Vault grand opening o...
January 17, 2003
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HELLOWEEN Set Release Date For New CD

HELLOWEEN have set a May 5 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their as-yet-untitled new album, which is currently being mixed by producer Charlie Bauernfeind at Mi Sueno studio in Tenerife, Spain. A North American release date has yet to be announced. The CD, which features a gu...
January 15, 2003
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DIMMU BORGIR, THE KOVENANT, MAYHEM Members To Jam At INFERNO Kick-Off Party

Various members of DIMMU BORGIR, RED HARVEST, THE KOVENANT, BLOOD RED THRONE, MAYHEM, and SUSPERIA will make up a "once-in-a-lifetime" cover band that will perform at a kick-off party for the 2003 installment of Inferno Festival on Jan. 18 at Rockefeller Music Hall/John Dee in Oslo, Norway. Accordin...
January 13, 2003
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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer's Eurodance Tour Dates Announced

The forthcoming Scandinavian tour by Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE and his current backing band, which includes MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee, has been officially dubbed "Euro Metal Tour 2003". The two-month trek, which will see the group perform "thundering heavy metal" versions of all the biggest E...
January 11, 2003
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LITHIUM To Support PARADISE LOST In Scandinavia

Sweden's LITHIUM, the new band featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, will support PARADISE LOST and WITHIN TEMPTATION on a short Scandinavian tour in February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 20 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega Feb. 21 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee Feb. 22 – Stockholm, SW...
January 11, 2003
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The New York Times: Fallen Ex-RATT Guitarist Fails To Get Respect He Deserved

When THE RAMONES bassist Dee Dee Ramone and ex-RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby died within 24 hours of each other last spring, Ramone's passing received massive media coverage while Crosby's death was mostly ignored. An article published in the Dec. 29 edition of Sunday Times Magazine (The New York Tim...
December 28, 2002
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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER: No Plans To Record A New Album

Recently reunited hair rockers TWISTED SISTER have no plans to record new material and are saying good-bye to fans with the upcoming "farewell" tour, which will last up to three years. "I understand what it is, it's nostalgia," frontman Dee Snider told New Jersey's The Star-Ledger. "I'm not trying t...
December 28, 2002
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TAAKE Confirmed For Norway's INFERNO Festival

TAAKE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 2003 installment of Inferno Festival, which is scheduled to take place at Rockefeller Music Hall/John Dee in Oslo, Norway on Apr. 17-19, 2003. Also scheduled to appear at the event are IMMORTAL, VADER and CHILDREN OF BODOM. The complete lineup...
December 26, 2002
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DEE SNIDER: How My Song Ended Up On CELINE DION's Album

In what ranks as one of the most unlikely pairings to ever rock the music world, a Christmas ballad written by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was recorded by Celine Dion for her first Christmas album, 1998's "These Are Special Times", which went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide. The song,...
December 20, 2002
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ARCH ENEMY Reschedule Scandinavian Dates

ARCH ENEMY's Scandinavian tour, originally set to take place last month, has been rescheduled for January 2003. The new dates are as follows: Jan. 25 – Västerås, SWE @ Club Rockers Jan. 26 – Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Jan. 28 – Oslo, NOR @ John Dee website Jan. 29 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus ...
December 19, 2002
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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE In Swedish Eurodance Shocker!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee is set to join Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE on tour in January and February, Swedish newspaper GT has reported. E-TYPE has been one of the country's most successful artists over the past decade, with record sales in the million range. E-TYPE (real name Martin Eriksson)...
December 18, 2002