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SCOTT WEILAND, JERRY CANTRELL Jam With CAMP FREDDY In Las Vegas: Photos Available

Scott Weiland (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS),Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS),Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) and Joan Jett were among the special guests during CAMP FREDDY's set Wednesday (Jan. 5) in Las Vegas at a release party for Sony's forthcoming PSP portable game system. Pictures fr...
January 8, 2005
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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN),entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many r...
December 20, 2004
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Report: Musicians Mull Security In Wake Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Chris Hansen Orf of the East Valley Tribune reports: When ex-Beatle John Lennon was murdered by an obsessed fan in 1980, it was a shocking act of violence against a legendary rock musician who felt comfortable enough to walk the streets of New York City without a bodyguard. Last week, ex-PANTERA gui...
December 15, 2004
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METALLICA, KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, VAN HALEN Memorabilia To Be Auctioned Off

The first major public auction ever conducted of heavy metal music memorabilia will be held November 6 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City and online in conjunction with Julien Entertainment. "The sale includes original album cover artwork, handwritten lyrics and musical instruments from METALLIC...
October 13, 2004
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MARILYN MANSON Talks About Playing QUEEN OF HEARTS

Marilyn Manson recently spoke to MTV.com about playing the Queen of Hearts in a cinematic re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams". It won't be too much of a stretch, as Manson played a drag queen in "Party Monster", but he said this role requires a bit more commitment, s...
October 12, 2004
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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging w...
September 24, 2004
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GEORGE LYNCH: Touring Lineup Revealed

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's touring band for his dates in October will reportedly consist of the following: George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) - Guitar Rob DeLuca (SPREAD EAGLE, JOAN JETT, OURS) - Bass Ronen Barak (BLOCKK 16) - Drums Andrew Freeman (CHRIS CAFFERY BAND, BLOCKK 16, THIRTY STO...
August 26, 2004
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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist Sues NYC Venue, MTV Over Injury

Former HANOI ROCKS and current JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS bassist Sam Yaffa (real name Sami Takamaki) has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying his hands and career were hurt when ballroom bouncers jumped him while he was fending off a purse snatcher...
May 15, 2004
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TERROR Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Los Angeles tough-core unit TERROR have inked a deal with Trustkill Records. The group's debut full-length CD, "One With The Underdogs", was produced by DEATH BY STEREO's Paul Miner (ATREYU, THRICE) and is scheduled for release in August. The follow-up to the group's nine song EP "Lowest Of The Low"...
May 3, 2004
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Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing fl...
April 25, 2004
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Trial Of Man Charged In Murder Of THE GITS Singer Begins In Washington

The trial of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS began this past Monday (March 1),according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connec...
March 3, 2004
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METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH To Make Their Animation Debut Tonight

The new animated comedy series "Disney's Dave the Barbarian", featuring the animation debut of METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, is scheduled to premiere Friday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, the series follows the title char...
January 23, 2004
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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Inks Solo Deal With SANCTUARY

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has inked a solo deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Tommy's official update on his web site regarding the making of his first solo album: "I have finally completed all of the recording for my first solo record. It has taken longer than anticipated, but...
January 15, 2004
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ZAKK WYLDE Weighs In On ROLLING STONE's 'Top Guitarists' List

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde recently spoke to Sleaze Grinder about Rolling Stone magazine's much-criticized list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. "Put it this way," Wylde began. "When Eddie Van Halen is number 70 and Randy Rhoads is number 85, I mean, bottom line is I have to play...
January 9, 2004
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THY MAJESTIE Split With SCARLET RECORDS

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have parted ways with Scarlet Records and are currently looking for a new record deal. The band are working on the last two songs for their fourth full-length album, which will be an historical concept based on Joan of Arc. A mid-2004 release is expected. THY MAJESTIE's last stu...
September 9, 2003