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ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Ou...
September 12, 2002

THE CULT Frontman Named 'Permanent' Member Of THE DOORS

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and former POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland have "permanently" joined THE DOORS and will record new music with the group during 2003, keyboardist Ray Manzarek told "Stewart is drumming from here on out. Ian is singing from here on out. We're not doing a TV...
September 10, 2002

IRON MAIDEN Trio Join DEEP PURPLE During London Gig

Three members of IRON MAIDEN — drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist Janick Gers, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson — joined DEEP PURPLE on stage during the latter's concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, September 7th for a rendition of the DP classic "Smoke On The Water" (with McBrain handling...
September 9, 2002

BILLY MILANO: ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Is A Soulless Bloodsucker With Zero Integrity

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has accused ANTHRAX of attempting to capitalize on the 9/11 tragedy in order to promote their forthcoming album, We've Come For You All. "What those Arab scumbags did on September 11th is bad enough, but this shit is a fucking disgrace," Milano...
September 8, 2002

Former MSG Frontman Springs Back To Action with New Album, Reissue

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG),guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO),keyboardist Don Airey (ex-MSG, TEN),bassist Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE) and drummer Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX),will issu...
September 6, 2002

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Embark On Farewell Tour In 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a farewell tour in late 2003/early 2004 to coincide with the release of the film version of the group's autobiography, The Dirt, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed via his latest posting on the band's official web site. "Been knee-deep in getting all the T's crossed and I's d...
September 5, 2002

THE DOORS Perform 'Secret' Hollywood Gig

THE DOORS, featuring THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and ex-THE POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland, performed a secret show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California last night as a warm-up for their announced reunion show on September 6th at the California Motor Speedway as part of the Harley-...
September 4, 2002

TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass),will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be...
September 2, 2002

THE CULT: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE CULT have added a couple of more dates to their upcoming west coast mini-tour, which kicks off in mid-October. So far, the following shows have been confirmed: Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Oct. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA ...
August 29, 2002

THE CULT Line Up West Coast Dates

THE CULT are apparently bouncing back to action with the announcement of upcoming live shows on the west coast in October. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre A Los Angeles date at ...
August 26, 2002

DEEP PURPLE Drummer Announces European Clinics, Live Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice has lined up several drum clinics and live shows in Europe in late September/early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 28 – Wels, AUT @ Alter Schlachthof Oct. 02 - Borgonovo (Piacenza),ITA @ Teatro Capital* Oct. 03 - Civ.Marche (Macerata),ITA @ Cine Teatro R...
August 26, 2002

RAG MEN: MP3s Posted Online

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring MERAUDER/GOD IS I frontman Jorge Rosado, SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ guitarist Mitts, NEMESIS/ex-EARTH CRISIS bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards, and SKARHEAD/ex-HATEBREED drummer Rigg Ross, have posted three full-length MP3s via their official web site at the foll...
August 26, 2002

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: "I Don't Know What Is Considered To Be A Millionaire"

A recently-conducted interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian focusing primarily on the business side of the group's affairs can be viewed at the web site at this location. A couple of select highlights from said interview: I think people have misconceptions about what b...
August 22, 2002

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Confirms Plans To Tour Europe With MOTÖRHEAD

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the band's official web site the group's plans to tour Europe with MOTÖRHEAD during October. "We're finally getting back to Europe after four years," Ian wrote in his regular online column, Alpha Mail. "And this won't be the only run either. We plan on c...
August 14, 2002

PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's of...
August 11, 2002