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TIGERTAILZ Reform, Prepare To Record New Album

Acclaimed 1980s U.K. glam rockers TIGERTAILZ have reformed and are planning to record a new album, due in early 2004. The reunited group — featuring original members Steevi Jaimz (vocals) and Ace Finchum (drums) alongside new guitarist Joolz and bassist Greg Wraith — will be opening for ENUFF Z'NUFF...
July 30, 2003

Album Sales Down, But Hard Rock Rebounds

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that "hard rock took a hard fall in recent years, but the embattled genre may be climbing the comeback trail. "Album sales, down 8.3% from a year ago and certain to register a third year of decline, vary from genre to genre, with jazz and Latin ...
July 21, 2003


Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will be supporting THE DARKNESS on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 02 - Dublin, IRE @ Vicar street Oct. 04 – Keele, UK @ University Oct. 05 - Cardiff, UK @ Solus Oct. 06 - Bristol, UK @ Carling Academy Oct. 08 - ...
July 14, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer's Past Haunts Daughter

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum i...
June 29, 2003


When Seattle's most majestic of metal institutions attempted to transform themselves into a third-rate ALICE IN CHAINS a couple of albums ago, that was bad enough — even if both bands did kind of hail from the same town. But now they're turning into CREED. And when we come up with such a horrifying...
June 24, 2003

VICIOUS RUMORS To Record New Album In The Summer

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have written over a dozen new songs and are planning to enter the studio in July and September to record for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003. In other news, VICIOUS RUMORS have been asked to return to Italy for a short to...
April 23, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Make 'Big Announcement' Regarding Solo Project

According to the official web site of QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate (,Geoff "is currently in the studio, writing and recording the next QUEENSRŸCHE album. Soon a new forum will be online at, where Geoff will be spending most of his time. We encourage you to visit...
March 7, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE: EMI Reissues Postponed (Again)

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until May 6. Meanwhile, reissues of "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier" are not expected u...
March 1, 2003

GEOFF TATE BAND Drummer To Perform With Ex-ZAPPA Guitarist

GEOFF TATE BAND drummer Evan Schiller will be playing a show near Bordeaux, in France with ex-FRANK ZAPPA guitarist Mike Keneally and bass monster Michael Manring on March 1. More information is available at ...
February 20, 2003

GEOFF TATE Band Members Lose Everything In Seattle House Fire

GEOFF TATE members Jeff Carrell (guitar) and Chris Fox (bass),along with Chris' brother Matt, reportedly lost all of their possessions in a house fire in Seattle early Saturday morning (Feb. 8). According to a report posted on the King 5 News web site, "crews responded to a call around 6 a.m. Satur...
February 10, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE: First Wave Of Reissues Pushed Back

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until April 22. No reason was given for the delay. Each of the records has been repackaged with bonus tracks, u...
February 6, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: U.S. Tour To Commence In July

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has posted the following update to the forum section of his official web site ( "Hey everybody, I've had my head buried in the QUEENSRŸCHE project for the last few months and haven't posted and I'm reminded that every time I don't speak up, rumors b...
February 5, 2003


In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was d...
January 22, 2003

QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now...
January 20, 2003

EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the...
January 18, 2003