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American Actor Selected To Play PHIL LYNOTT In Upcoming Biopic

American actor Gary Dourdan (Crime Scene Investigation) has been selected to play the part of late THIN LIZZY frontman Philip Lynott in the forthcoming movie of his and his mother's life story, My Boy. Filming is due to begin shortly. ...
August 21, 2002

GARY MOORE To Support ZZ TOP In Europe

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE will be supporting ZZ TOP on a three-week European tour in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 – Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwall Arena Oct. 03 – Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet Oct. 05 – Alborg, DEN @ Alborg Arena Oct. 07 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Falkoner Oct. 14 – ...
August 18, 2002

EXODUS Guitarist, Manager Join Forces In DRUG PIG

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and current EXODUS manager/former guitar tech Steve Warner have reportedly joined forced in a side project called DRUG PIG, which recently completed work on five songs and tentatively plans to issue a full-length album in 2003. Details are sketchy at the moment, but the du...
August 16, 2002

OZZY OSBOURNE Threatens To Sue British Comedian Over "THE OSBOURNES" Rip-Off

OZZY OSBOURNE has threatened to sue British comedian Harry Enfield over his new TV show, which the former BLACK SABBATH singer claims is based on The Osbournes. Enfield is reported to have received a letter from solicitors acting on behalf of Ozzy, threatening to sue over his forthcoming program Cel...
August 13, 2002

JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N...
August 8, 2002

SCARS: Album Details Revealed

SCARS, the new three-piece act featuring Gary Moore (guitar),Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM),will release their debut album through Sanctuary Records on the following dates: Europe: August 26th UK: September 2nd Japan: September 4th USA: September 10...
August 7, 2002

OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE Slapped With Lawsuit Over MTV Show

Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon are being sued by a Hollywood producer who claims he originated the idea for the couples' successful family reality show on MTV, according to Launch. Producer Gary Binkow reportedly filed the lawsuit on Thursday, July 25th in Los Angeles Superior Court, alle...
July 26, 2002

EYEHATEGOD Announce UK Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have announced the dates for their forthcoming UK tour around their appearance at the second Morrowfest, a festival-type event organized as a tribute to late MURDER ONE/ex-IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow. The details are as follows: Aug. 17 – Newport, UK @ T...
July 25, 2002

THIN LIZZY: First-Ever Live DVD To See Light Of Day

THIN LIZZY will be issuing their first-ever live DVD, entitled Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town, this week through Rhino Home Video at a list price of $19.99. Recorded in October 1978 in front of more than 26,000 fans at Australia's Sydney Opera House, the DVD features eight songs from the line...
July 22, 2002

Former MSG Frontman Announces New CD, Live Appearances

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring Gary Barden (ex-MSG, vocals),Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/GILLAN/DESPERADO, guitars),Don Airey (ex-MSG/ TEN),Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE, bass) and Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX drums),will issue their new album, e...
July 15, 2002

WRATH To Perform Reunion Show In August

Chicago thrashers WRATH will reunite for their first live show in three years on August 24th at Cruisers in Beach Park, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be STEPCHILD, featuring ex-WRATH/STYGIAN singer Gary Golwitzer. WRATH's line-up for the show will be the one featured on the group's 1990...
July 14, 2002

GARY MOORE To Issue New CD Through Sanctuary

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records on (or around) August 26th. Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming albu...
July 4, 2002

Former DIO Guitarist To Issue Two-CD Set Of Covers

Former DIO guitarist Tracy G is currently working on a double-CD solo effort consisting of 90 minutes of cover songs by "a few of my favorite artists and bands that inspired me to play guitar," according to Tracy's latest newsletter. Among the artists whose songs are set to be included on the as-yet...
July 1, 2002

TALISMAN Commence Work On New Studio CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass),are reportedly in pre-production for the group's next studio album, which will not include any contributions from guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is said to ha...
July 1, 2002


Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Thro...
July 1, 2002