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DEEP PURPLE Singer: This Is The Best Line-Up We've Ever Had

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan recently spoke to The New Zealand Herald about the group's past lineup changes and the band's present incarnation, which consists of Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. "We had a conversation about this th...
April 29, 2004
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TONY IOMMI: OZZY Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Singer

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi spoke to CNN.com about the group's eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", out today via Warner Bros.' reissue unit, Rhino Records. Here are a couple of excerpts from that interview: CNN: Did you have any idea...
April 27, 2004
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ANTHRAX Singer, Wife Expecting First Child

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush and his wife Tori are expecting their first child in November, according to a posting on the band's official web site. In other news, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to Australia's TimeOff.com.au about the departure of bassist Frank Bello (the band have since ac...
April 26, 2004
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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBA...
April 24, 2004
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M3 Confirm TONY MARTIN's Departure, Seek Replacement

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH),Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK),and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM),have issued a statement confirmin...
April 23, 2004
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HIMSA And ALL THAT REMAINS Music Featured On MTV's 'Viva La Bam'

This Sunday's (April 25) edition of MTV's "Viva La Bam" will feature the HIMSA track "Dominion", taken from the band's current "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" disc. Fresh off the BLEEDING THROUGH/DEATH BY STEREO tour, the band will shoot a video for "A Girl In Glass" in late May and hit the road wit...
April 23, 2004
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Former THE CULT Singer To Release Solo Album Next Year

Former THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has worked on series of demos with producers such as Gordon Raphael (THE STROKES, THE WILDHEARTS) and James LaVelle (U.N.K.L.E.),and he hopes to release a solo album, tentatively titled "Warriors of the Mystic Plains", on a yet-to-be-determined label sometime in...
April 23, 2004
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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST Re-Sign With SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they have re-signed with Sony Music for the release of their upcoming studio album. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K. has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal JUDAS PRIEST to a worldwide deal....
April 22, 2004
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ANTHRAX Singer: It's Not A Good Time To Have The Last Name BUSH

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush told The Sydney Morning Herald that changing the band's name after the 2001 spate of postal terrorism in the U.S. that claimed five lives was never an option. "Well, for us, I can't really imagine the core of this band making music under any other name," he said. "I think...
April 22, 2004
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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Fired From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has been fired from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE),Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH),Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK),and Mark St...
April 20, 2004
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ANTHRAX Playing Longer Sets On Japanese Tour

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". An excerpt: "The Tokyo shows were great. The venue, On Air East was killer and both nights were packed. We changed the set after the first show and played six different songs the second nigh...
April 19, 2004
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ANTHRAX: Photos From Japanese Tour Posted Online

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted a bunch of photos from the group's current headlining tour of Japan. Check out the pictures and read the latest installment of Scott's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", at this location. ...
April 15, 2004
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LEMMY, JERRY CANTRELL, CAMP FREDDY Jam In Hollywood: Photos Available

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, CARDBOARD VAMPIRES (the new band featuring ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy and MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi) and CAMP FREDDY (the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, forme...
April 14, 2004
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ANTHRAX: 'What Doesn't Die' Video Posted Online

ANTHRAX's video for the track "What Doesn't Die" has been posted online at this location (courtesy of Launch.com). The shoot took place on January 19, 2004 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The clip was written and conceived by comic/writer Brian Posehn, known best for his work on "Mr. Show",...
April 12, 2004
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'Get Thrashed' Thrash Metal Documentary: Third Preview Clip Posted Online

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a third preview clip via the project's official web site. The third clip features guitarist Scott Ian (ANTHRAX, ex-S.O.D.) sharing an interesti...
April 9, 2004