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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Tour With UNIDA

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray will be playing bass for UNIDA on their upcoming West Coast tour. "[Paul] is a very good friend of the band and we thank him very much for coming out and jamming with us so we can make this tour happen," the group said in an official statement. UNIDA tour dates: Jun. ...
June 12, 2003

BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room...
June 10, 2003


AMEN have tapped Mike Fraser (DEF LEPPARD, METALLICA, AC/DC, AEROSMITH) to mix their forthcoming CD, the group's first for new label, Eaturmusic. The Los Angeles outfit have recorded a total of 53 songs, and whittled it down to 20, for the as-yet-untitled effort, which was reportedly produced by SYS...
May 24, 2003

Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortuna...
May 19, 2003

UNIDA Announce California Date

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will perform a headlining show at Flaherty's Bar And Grill in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 10. Also appearing on the bill will be SONS OF SERRO and STUMBLE JUNKIES. As previously reported, UNIDA have yet to secure a release fo...
May 3, 2003


Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has signed a two-album worldwide deal with Sanctuary Records. Warwick's recent Japanese release, "Tattoos & Alibis", will be issued mid-July with two new extra tracks which were not featured on the original version. Ricky is currently on tour in the U.S...
April 23, 2003

THE SCORPIONS To Record New Album

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are taking a little break before entering the studio to record their new studio album, tentatively due in early 2004. Several producer names have been mentioned as possible collaborators on the group's next effort, including Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT),R...
April 12, 2003

DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single

DEF LEPPARD will issue a new single, "Long Long Way To Go" in the U.K. on April 14. The following two versions of the single will be available: CD Version: 1. Long Long Way To Go (Radio Edit) 2. 10 Times Bigger Than Love 3. Now (Acoustic) 4. Long Long Way To Go (Video) DVD ...
March 27, 2003

DEF LEPPARD's ELLIOTT: KURT COBAIN Got Rid Of The Hair Metal Rubbish

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott spoke frankly with Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the heyday of hair metal bands, an era the veteran group has managed to survive. "In the late '80s, every band sounded like us," Elliott said. "That was the reason grunge started. I think NIRVANA co...
March 23, 2003

SCOTT REEDER Confirms METALLICA Audition, Explains UNIDA Departure

Former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder has denied that his recently-announced departure from UNIDA had anything to do with his failed bid to land the bassist position in METALLICA. In a posting to the message board, Reeder writes, "[I] wasn't gonna say anything, but people are getting' som...
March 21, 2003


Former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder has officially left UNIDA, according to Reeder's replacement, presently known only as "Jerry", made his live debut with the group this past Saturday, March 15 at the P'Nut Gallery in Palm Springs, California. UNIDA have yet to secure a release fo...
March 18, 2003

USA Today: Those '80s Metal Bands Still Strike A Chord

USA Today published an article in its March 11 edition spotlighting the current popularity of '80s metal and the renewed media interest in a musical subculture many thought was extinct prior to the recent Rhode Island nightclub blaze in which nearly 100 people died. According to author Clara Frenk,...
March 13, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorks...
March 11, 2003

DEF:IGNITION: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about DEF:IGNITION, the new San Francisco Bay Area band fronted by SKINLAB singer Steev Esquivel. Joining Steev in the new group are ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. According to Esquivel, the b...
March 11, 2003

DEF LEPPARD Drummer Organizes Benefit In L.A.

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and the staff of his Raven Drum Foundation have organized a special event called "Soul Of The Drum" on Saturday, March 15 in North Hollywood, California. According to LEPPARD's official web site, "Soul Of The Drum" is a workshop, ceremony, benefit show and celebration,...
March 6, 2003