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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, t...
January 25, 2002

It's Official: DEEP PURPLE, THE SCORPIONS and DIO To Team Up For US Tour

DEEP PURPLE's official web site has confirmed that the PURPLE men will be embarking on an eight-week US co-headlining tour with THE SCORPIONS in June that will include DIO in the opening slot. Exact dates and venues will be announced in the weeks to come. ...
January 24, 2002

DIO: Goldy's Departure "Amicable", Financially Motivated

According to Ken Boyd of Man On A Silver Mountain unofficial DIO web site, guitarist Craig Goldy was forced to quit DIO due to pressures resulting from his full-time job of managing a limo company while attempting to complete work on the band's forthcoming CD, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, d...
January 23, 2002

TRACY G To Record Solo CD, Make Tribute Appearances

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist Tracy G is at his recording studio working on a solo CD, to be issued later in the year. Among the musicians featured on the recordings is bassist Leon Randolph (aka Randy Wilde). In other news, Tracy G will be donating a track from his upcoming solo CD to the ...
January 22, 2002

DIO Part Ways With Goldy, Enlist Aldrich

DIO have parted ways with guitarist Craig Goldy and have replaced him with Doug Aldrich (i.e. HURRICANE, LION). The group are still in the studio putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, for a March release. ...
January 18, 2002


DEEP PURPLE, SCORPIONS, and DIO are rumored to be teaming up for a summer package tour. No official announcement has yet been made. ...
January 18, 2002

Former HELLOWEEN Duo Announce Name, Singer For New Project

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch have set MASTERPLAN as the name of their new band and have selected ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current ARK vocalist Jorn Lande to front the much-talked-about group. According to Roland, Jorn was selected in part because his approach is much mor...
January 16, 2002

DIO To Release New Studio Album In March

DIO are tentatively scheduled to issue their latest studio CD in March. According to unconfirmed reports, vocalist Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Craig Goldy are due to finish laying down the lead guitar tracks next week, after which they will mix the as-yet-untitled effort. In related news, check o...
January 6, 2002

Former YNGWIE, SABBATH Members Appear On Upcoming Lana Lane CD!

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals has collaborated with female singer Lana Lane on the latter's new album, entitled Project Shangri-La, which is scheduled to receive a worldwide release on January 23rd. Mark is said to have contributed songwriting and vocals to the track "Time To Say Goodb...
December 24, 2001

Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart): ... KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...
November 30, 2001

Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the pas...
November 27, 2001

Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ....
November 21, 2001

Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on J...
November 15, 2001

Archive News Nov 08, 2001

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has posted the following update on the band's activities at the group's official web site at “Hi!! It's been a while. Sorry to have been out of it for a while, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes... [Guitarist] Mark [Gallaghe...
November 8, 2001

Archive News Nov 07, 2001

More information has surfaced regarding the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the announced STUCK MOJO reunion show, which is scheduled to take place on New Year's Eve at an as-yet-undisclosed venue in Atlanta, Georgia. According to informed sources, STUCK MOJO will be joined by new bassist/...
November 7, 2001