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PESTILENCE: Live Album From Long-Defunct Dutch Death Metallers Surfaces

Metal War Productions has just released a live album from the long-defunct Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE, entitled "Chronicles of the Scourge". The collection includes two live shows: Zeche in Bochum, Germany on November 18, 1988 and Kix Festival in Veghel, The Netherlands on June 24, 1989. Acc...
August 28, 2006

POISON Drummer: NIKKI SIXX Is Too Old To Care About 'Dumb Little Rivalries'

Michael Christopher of's "Rock Music Menu" recently conducted an interview with POISON drummer Rikki Rockett. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: On the recently released "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock" compilation: "Capitol was going to put (the best of) out whether we...
August 11, 2006

FUNNY MONEY Working With Producer BEAU HILL

Maryland rockers FUNNY MONEY, featuring KIX frontman Steve Whiteman and drummer Jimmy Chalfant, have finished recording their as-yet-untitled new CD, which will contain thirteen tracks of "their best music ever," according to a press release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "1,000 Thank-Y...
May 10, 2006

'Hair Metal' Compilation Breaks BILLBOARD's Top 20!

"Monster Ballads: The Platinum Edition", an 18-song collection of "hair-metal" classics, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. WARRANT - Heaven 02. SKID ROW - I Reme...
February 9, 2006

KIX Song Featured In TNT Radio Spot: Audio Available

The TNT cable network ran a radio spot promoting a "Law & Order" marathon on New Year's Day that featured the KIX song "Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT". Click here to listen to the spot. In other news, click here to listen to the 98 Rock KIX interview from the "Hair ...
January 6, 2006

KIX: More Reunion Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers KIX have lined up the following reunion tour dates in December: Dec. 14 - The State Theatre - Falls Church, VA Dec. 16 - Stinger's – Boonsboro, MD Dec. 17 - Rams Head live! – Baltimore, MD The trek will feature four-fifths of the original KIX lineup — frontman Steve Whiteman, gu...
December 2, 2005

KIX Frontman Explains Why There's No Chance Of Permanent Reunion

Steve Whiteman, lead singer of KIX, recently talked to The Herald-Mail about the band's history, why the group broke up and why there's no chance of the guys getting back together permanently. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: The Herald-Mail: KIX broke up in 1996. Why? Steve Whiteman: "'95...
September 4, 2005

AMERICAN HEARTBREAK: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By Ex-KIX Guitarist

AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former members of JETBOY, EXODUS and SAMIAM, are completing work on the follow-up to last year's "You Will Not Be Getting Paid" (Perris Records) for a late 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who are currently un...
May 18, 2004

KIX: FUNNY MONEY Bassist To Join Band For Reunion Tour

Former KIX frontman Steve Whiteman has announced that the rumored "4/5ths Of KIX" reunion dates will happen in September. The original KIX line-up of Steve, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant will join together for the shows without original...
May 3, 2004

KIX: 'Reunion Tour' To Kick Off In Early September

According to The Ultimate Kix Site, the original KIX lineup will reunite for a batch of East Coast dates beginning on September 10 in West Springfield, Virginia. The trek, dubbed the "Reunion Tour", will consist of the following shows: Sep. 10 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA Sep. 11 - North American Concer...
April 29, 2004

Producer JOHN PURDELL Dies Of Cancer

John Purdell, producer of a number of acclaimed albums from such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, L.A. GUNS, DREAM THEATER, KIX, ALICE COOPER, and CINDERELLA, passed away from cancer on Thursday, July 10. John had been hospitalized in Quebec for two weeks and was most recently touring with THE LOU...
July 12, 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purpose...
May 22, 2002

DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and g...
May 5, 2002

DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaway...
April 7, 2002