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DORO PESCH Involved In Car Accident, Cancels German Dates

Veteran metal vocalist Doro Pesch was involved in a car accident in Germany a couple of days ago and was hurt, albeit not seriously, according to the singer's official web site. As a result, the last three concerts on her current tour have been cancelled. The following is the official statement on t...
December 27, 2002

BLAZE Split With Drummer

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer. The group have already invited several candidates to audition for the position and will make their next live appearance as the headliners of Total Fest 5 Festival at the Ki...
December 17, 2002

DORO Gets Threatened At UK Gig, Skips Aftershow 'Meet-And-Greet'

DORO's UK gig at J.B's Dudley over the weekend reportedly took a nasty turn when the German singer was handed a threatening letter during the show, nearly putting an early stop to the performance. According to an eyewitness account posted at, "Towards the end [of the gig], one of our...
November 19, 2002

DORO PESCH Loses to Former Porn Star In German Version Of 'Celebrity Boxing'

Veteran metal vocalist Doro Pesch lost a three-round decision to former porn star Michaela Schaffrath (a.k.a. Gina Wild) in a "celebrity boxing" event televised last night (Oct. 26) on German station RTL's "Promi-Boxen 2002". To view a slide show of Pesch and Schaffrath duking it out during last nig...
October 27, 2002

DORO PESCH To Fight Former Porn Star In German Version Of 'Celebrity Boxing'

German metal singer Doro Pesch has entered the world of "Celebrity Boxing". Pesch will take on former porn star Michaela Schaffrath (a.k.a. Gina Wild) in a three-round bout on German station RTL's "Promi-Boxen 2002" on Saturday, October 26. Doro was picked to fight Schaffrath as a last-minute replac...
October 23, 2002

Korea's SOYOROCK 2002 Cancelled — Again

Korea's Soyorock 2002 (a.k.a. World Rock) festival, which was set to include appearances by HALFORD, DIO, GAMMA RAY and RAGE, has reportedly been cancelled for a second time, according to a Noise Records newsletter that was circulated yesterday, September 27th. No reason was given for the cancellati...
September 28, 2002

Sweden's Top-Selling Metal/Hard Rock Albums For Week Ending Sept. 13

The following is a list of the top-selling hard rock/heavy metal albums in Sweden for the week ending September 13th, 2002 (as reported by the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet): 01. (NEW) IN FLAMES - Reroute To Remain 02. (03) P.O.D. - Satellite 03. (NEW) KISS - The Very Best Of 04. (02) QUEENS O...
September 16, 2002

SAXON, DORO, IRON SAVIOR Among Artist Confirmed For German Benefit Show

SAXON, DORO, GRAVE, METALIUM and IRON SAVIOR are among the artists scheduled to perform on September 14-15 at a charity open-air festival for the victims of the great flood in the lower Elbe region of Germany. The complete list of acts set to appear at the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows...
September 5, 2002


Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have been confirmed as the support act on the first leg of DORO's European tour between October 23rd and November 3rd. They will then jump over to the U.D.O. European trek, which will take them through November 17th. Also scheduled to appear on the DORO tour as c...
September 3, 2002

Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers...
August 6, 2002

DORO: FIGHT 2002 European Tour Dates Announced

DORO has announced the following dates as part of her Fight 2002 European tour: Jul. 27 - Derby, UK @ Rock & Blues Festival Aug. 01 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Festival Aug. 02 - Pratteln, SWI @ Metal Dayz Aug. 03 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei Aug. 04 - Budapest, HUN ...
July 25, 2002

CROWN OF THORNS To Issue "Karma" In August

CROWN OF THORNS will issue their new album, entitled Karma, in Europe on August 5th. It features 11 tracks, including a cover of GEORGE HARRISON's "My Sweet Lord" and a duet with Doro Pesch entitled "Shed No Tears". In other news, COT mainman Jean Beauvoir has co-written two songs, "Sister Darkness"...
July 19, 2002

BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the firs...
July 16, 2002

DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (wr...
July 4, 2002

SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE....
June 25, 2002