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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

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


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


Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar player by Rolling Stone magazine in a poll to discover the greatest guitarists of all time. Hendrix received a glowing tribute from WHO guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote that he "made the electric guitar beautiful," according to Reuters. Townshend re...
August 27, 2003

VELVET REVOLVER Bassist Says They Are Hoping To Release Full-Length Debut In January

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan has posted the following message to VELVET REVOLVER's forum: "Hey everyone, I just wanted to write in to say that I am extremely flattered and lucky to have fans that are as loyal and passionate as you all have shown to be ...
August 13, 2003

KISS/AEROSMITH Tour To Be Extended Into Next Year?

The upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH co-headlining tour, currently scheduled to run between August 2 and October 18, could very well last into the middle of next year, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. "Should the AEROSMITH/KISS tour go as smoothly as we're all hoping, this could go on indef...
June 20, 2003

Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history...
January 12, 2003

SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new ban...
November 18, 2002

KELLY OSBOURNE Celebrates Birthday In Style

The following item was posted at What a weekend! C-R-A-Z-Y from the word "Go". Here's how it all went down....Everyone — the Osbournes, Kelly and Jack's friends, MTV crew, Ozzy's band and crew, and a couple other stragglers (like me) — meets at the airport to board probably th...
October 29, 2002

FROM ZERO Announce New Bassist

Chicago's FROM ZERO have recruited former COLONEL STEM bassist Avi Kopernik as a replacement for Rob Ruccia, who left the group earlier in the year. "We chose him because he came in and played 'One Nation Under' to a tee with the harmonies," frontman Jett stated via the band's official web site. "I...
October 15, 2002


KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, DAVE LEE ROTH, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil, DOKKEN, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and QUIET RIOT are among the artists confirmed for Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Billed as the biggest one-day outdoor f...
September 30, 2002


BLUE OYSTER CULT recorded the June 21st show at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage for an upcoming live CD and DVD, entitled Long Day's Night. Among the cuts recorded for possible inclusion on the CD/DVD are the following: 01. Stairway to the Stars 02. Burnin' for You 03. OD'd on Life Itself 04. E.T.I. 05. D...
September 3, 2002

NÄ$H: A PRIMER 55/BIOHAZARD Collaboration

NÄ$H is the name of a brand new project featuring Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, ex-DOPE) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Leo Curley (BIOHAZARD, ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) on lead guitar, Dirt (ANYTHING BUT NORMAL) on bass and vocals, and Joe Clark (STRAIGHT JACKET) on drums. A pop/punk band w...
April 21, 2002

RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Ch...
April 17, 2002

FROM ZERO Part With Bassist, Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Chicago's FROM ZERO have amicably parted ways with bassist Rob Ruccia and will be auditioning potential replacements after the completion of the group's forthcoming sophomore Arista Records CD, which is due at the end of the year. All interested parties should contact vocalist Jett at jett@fromzero....
March 25, 2002