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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, MET...
December 18, 2002
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DEEP PURPLE Drummer, Guitarist Line Up Outside Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice makes a "special guest" appearance on Italian guitarist Tolo Marton's new double live CD, "Dal Vero". The album, which was recorded in 2001/2002, features Paice on live renditions of the JIMI HENDRIX classics "Stone Free" and "Hey Joe". In related news, DEEP PURPLE guit...
December 2, 2002
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JIMI HENDRIX's Brother Sues Adopted Stepsister For Defamation

JIMI HENDRIX's brother, Leon Hendrix, has slapped the guitarist's adopted stepsister Janie Hendrix with a defamation suit on Oct. 9 for allegedly claiming that Leon and Jimi were only half brothers. Janie Hendrix, forty-one, is president of Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that owns and controls...
October 27, 2002
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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In L...
October 26, 2002
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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Jams With GOV'T MULE

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover joined GOV'T MULE for a jam onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Glover reportedly played two songs with the group — "Going Down" and "Maybe I'm A Leo" — as part of GOV'T MULE's three-hour set, which also included renditions of LED ZEPPELIN,...
October 14, 2002
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SLASH, WES BORLAND, DAVE NAVARRO Among Artists Confirmed For BAND OF GYPSYS 2003

Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),Wes Borland (ex-LIMP BIZKIT),Dave Navarro (JANES'S ADDICTION, ex-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS),Kenny Olsen (KID ROCK),Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR),Sen Dog (CYPRESS HILL),and Hugo Ferreira (TANTRIC) are among the artists confirmed to appear on the planned sequel to JIMI HENDRIX...
October 13, 2002
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Former KISS Guitarist To Headline Norway's 1001 WATT Festival

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, Jorn Lande & THE PAGAN SNAKES and LOST HORIZON are among the artists confirmed to appear at 1001 WATT Festival, which is set to take place in Skien, Norway on November 28-30. Kulick will reportedly perform a full-length set with KISS cover band and will also p...
October 8, 2002
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GUNS N' ROSES Debut Tops 'Greatest Rock Album' List

GUNS N' ROSES' classic Appetite For Destruction debut has been named the greatest rock release of all time in a poll compiled by HMV and British magazines Metal Hammer and Classic Rock. GN'R's Appetite… album caused outrage when released in 1987 with its strong language making it among the first to...
October 5, 2002
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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ....
October 5, 2002
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TRACY G's DRIVEN Lens Video Clip, Guitarist Continues Work On Covers CD

Los Angeles-based DRIVEN, featuring former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist Tracy G, shot a video for the track "Best Of Me", from the band's Self Inflicted CD, on September 29th at Center Stage Studios in Burbank. Sitting in on drums during the filming was Ray Luzier from the DAVID LEE ROTH BAND. In rel...
October 2, 2002
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JIMI HENDRIX Guitar Fails To Meet Reserve Price During Auction

A guitar Jimi Hendrix torched during a 1967 performance failed to light a fire under bidders during a rock-memorabilia auction Tuesday in London, according to BBC News. The highest bid — less than $470,000 — didn't meet the $500,000 reserve price, so the guitar's owner, Dweezil Zappa, must decide if...
September 27, 2002
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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Collection Of Early Demos In December

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled Genesis, will reportedly be released in Japan by Pony Canyon Records on December 17th. Genesis is tentatively scheduled to include six tracks from 1980, possibly one from 1978, a 12-minute ren...
September 25, 2002
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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams Out On Rock Classics During Online Chat

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and his solo band, dubbed BRASIL ROCK STARS, performed five songs live in the studio during an online chat with Brazilian web portal Terra on Thursday, September 19th. The group — who are scheduled to appear at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, Septemb...
September 21, 2002
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Confirms Collaboration With DUFF MCKAGAN, MATT SORUM

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has confirmed to Rolling Stone that he is collaborating with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums) on an album that is tentatively due to be released in 2003. "I'm doing a fucking record with me, Duff and Matt Sorum," Slash told the magazin...
September 14, 2002
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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES, JANE'S ADDICTION, ROLLING STONES Guitarists Join Forces In Supergroup

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, JANE'S ADDICTION six-stringer Dave Navarro, and ex-ROLLING STONES axe-slinger Mick Taylor have formed a "supergroup" — so they can pay tribute to legend JIMI HENDRIX. The new band, which hasn't yet been named, will perform a one-off tribute show to the guitar he...
September 5, 2002