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The New York Post's Page Six reports: "A gang of guitar gods has agreed to judge a photo search of America's greatest 'guitar face' — the musical mugging that some overexuberant ax-men do during a solo. The photos are being evaluated by Steve Vai, Hank Williams Jr., BILLY IDOL sideman Steve Stevens,...
May 16, 2004


MALEVOLENT CREATION and DOOMSWORD have cancelled their participation in the upcoming the Rock Hard Festival on May 28-30 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MALEVOLENT CREATION are citing their booking agent's failure to book additional dates around the festival as the reason for their cancel...
May 14, 2004

DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure),Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF...
May 12, 2004

NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Surprises In Store On Upcoming Studio CD

Reunited New York Thrash metal veterans NUCLEAR ASSAULT — vocalist/guitarist John Connelly, bass guitarist Danny Lilker, drummer Glenn Evans and new guitarist Scott Harrington — are putting the finishing touches to their first collection of new material in ten years at the Manchester, NH, studios of...
May 11, 2004

CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar),Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither...
May 9, 2004

ANATHEMA Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK ISTANBUL Festival

ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Rock Istanbul music festival, a three-day event taking place June 19-21 in Istanbul, Turkey. Other bands set to appear at the festival include QUEENSRŸCHE, PENTARGRAM, HUNDRED REASONS and MUSE. For more information, click here. As previously reported, ANATHEMA ha...
May 8, 2004

IRON MAIDEN: Drummer To Perform At Guitar Show, Bassist To Play At Soccer Tournament

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will be performing at The London Guitar Show at The Wembley Conference Centre on May 8 and 9. McBrain will be performing a set on Saturday on the Marshall Amplification stand at around 12.30 p.m. and on Sunday around 3:00 p.m. Also playing with Nick are wizard guita...
May 8, 2004

SEPULTURA Guitarist Hosts School Workshop: Video, Photos Available

According to a posting on SEPULTURA's web site, guitarist Andreas Kisser performed to a different type of audience Friday (May 7). He was invited to host a workshop in a school. Andreas answered questions, played some guitar and talked about how he became a musician to Elementary and Middle School s...
May 7, 2004

A PERFECT CIRCLE To Play Acoustic Show At Legendary New York City Recording Studio

A PERFECT CIRCLE have lined up another acoustic performance, this time in New York City, according to All this week, K-Rock radio will be giving listeners a chance to win entry to the event, scheduled to take place on Friday, May 7 at the legendary Electric Lady studios (web site...
May 4, 2004

H.I.M.: 'Solitary Man' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 9

H.I.M.'s latest single, a cover of NEIL DIAMOND's "Solitary Man", entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 9 — the highest H.I.M. single entry on the official charts there. "Solitary Man" comes off H.I.M.'s recently issued "best of" collection, entitled "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004"....
May 3, 2004

ANATHEMA Set Release Date For New DVD

ANATHEMA have set a June 28 release date through Music For Nations for their upcoming DVD, entitled "Were You There?". The disc, which was recorded on January 31 at the "Krzemionki" TV studio in Cracow, Poland, will feature over an hour of live performance as well as backstage antics and tour diarie...
April 29, 2004

ORANGE GOBLIN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning April 29 in New York City. Support at all dates will come from LAMONT. DEBRIS INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, will join the bill between May 24 and May 28. C...
April 26, 2004

Legendary Guitarist ULI JON ROTH Says He Enjoyed His Time With The SCORPIONS

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth recently spoke to about his time with the SCORPIONS and his work as a solo artist. Asked what he thinks about his musical past, Roth said, "It's a journey. When I was with the SCORPIONS I enjoyed it very much, I learned a lot at that time. ...
April 23, 2004

TWEAKER To Perform With SKINNY PUPPY In Philadelphia

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, it appears that TWEAKER (a.k.a. Chris Vrenna, formerly of NINE INCH NAILS) will be performing with SKINNY PUPPY at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 23. SKINNY PUPPY are touring to promote their first original album in eight years, "Th...
April 20, 2004

Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath

It's this simple: without BLACK SABBATH, you wouldn't be reading this site right now. You would probably have never heard of many of the bands written about here, and in fact, most of those bands probably wouldn't exist. BLACK SABBATH, while they certainly didn't invent hard rock, created the templa...
April 20, 2004