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ACCEPT Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Tour With ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann recently spoke to about his upcoming shows in Europe (and possibly America) as part of a G3-style tour with Uli Roth and Michael Schenker, his new solo project (classical music with metal guitars) and his memories of the recent ACCEPT reunion trek. A c...
November 30, 2005

DAYLIGHT DIES: 'Dismantling Devotion' Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has confirmed a March 7, 2006 U.S. release date for the new DAYLIGHT DIES album, entitled "Dismantling Devotion". It is the second full-length album from the band, currently headquartered in North Carolina, and officially ends a four-year recording gap. The near hour-long "Disman...
November 30, 2005

Former VIXEN Bassist, DOGS D'AMOUR Drummer Launch Vodcast

Drummer Bam Ross (DOGS D'AMOUR, THE WILDHEARTS, BUBBLE) and wife/bassist Share Pedersen (VIXEN, DOGS D'AMOUR, CONTRABAND, BUBBLE) have launched a vodcast (video podcast) at "Rock n Roll TV" features stories about independent rock bands, music video clips, a regular segment calle...
November 29, 2005

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist To Present Weekly Radio Show On U.K .Classic Rock Station

According to, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will be presenting a weekly radio show on the U.K.'s classic rock radio station Planet Rock. Beginning on December 18 at 7:00 p.m., the two-hour program's launch coincides with Tony's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, confirming his...
November 28, 2005

Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN 'Making Progress' On New Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Marty [will] appear on TV Asahi's hit show 'Tamori Club-Sola Mimi Awards 2006'. Brodacast date is January 13th (Friday) at 24:15. Also Marty's interview and live performance with Aikawa Nanase...
November 27, 2005


In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I...
November 26, 2005

Rock And Roll Appraisal Event To Be Held At Hard Rock Casino Dec. 3 In Florida

On Saturday, December 3, in what could be music to many collectors' ears, Gary Sohmers, who appears as an appraiser in "Collectibles, Memorabilia, and Toys" on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS television program "Antiques Roadshow", holds court at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from 11:00 a.m....
November 24, 2005

RUSH's NEIL PEART: 'Our Music Has Always Been A Mirror Of Ourselves'

RUSH's Neil Peart, one of the most proficient drummers and articulate lyricists in rock history, generally prefers to let his bandmates — and more significantly, his music — do all the talking. For the release of the historic, double DVD/CD "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour" which is already slated...
November 17, 2005

ALTARIA Bassist To Appear On GUNS N' ROSES, MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Albums

ALTARIA bassist Marko Pukkila has posted the following message on his web site: "We hardly got the new ALTARIA album finished when I already started to work on new projects. I will record a track for a GUNS N' ROSES tribute that will be out in USA in April 2006. I will record 'Nighttrain' together ....
November 15, 2005

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Crapped out in two weeks and recorded in another two, and fueled by his public feud with former collaborator Sebastian Bach, "Credit Where Credit Is Due" should go a long way toward erasing the international good will HENNING PAULY achieved with the stellar new FRAMESHIFT album earlier this year. It...
November 14, 2005

ANNIHILATOR Leader Recalls Hanging With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Bassist DUFF MCKAGAN

ANNIHILATOR mainman/guitarist Jeff Waters has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "A cool story. In the summer of 2002, I was asked by Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE guitarist) if I would join up with him and SAVATAGE for a short summer festival run in Europe. Of course this was a...
November 12, 2005

Original KISS Road Crew to Auction Personal Treasures

Backstage Auctions will be presenting the 2005 "KISS My Auction" event which will feature hundreds of items from the private collections of more than a dozen original KISS crew and company members from the glorious days of the 1970s. "KISS remains one of the top collectible bands today and with a la...
November 9, 2005

SHADOWS FALL Frontman Comments On 'The Art Of Touring' DVD

The highly-anticipated new SHADOWS FALL DVD, "The Art of Touring", is set for a November 15 release via Century Media. The disc effectively documents the rise of one of today's most influential and dominant metal bands. Brian Fair (vocals) describes what the DVD release means to him and how the band...
November 8, 2005

HATEBREED Frontman Talks About Playing Columbus For First Time Since DIMEBAG's Death

Josh Thompson of Columbus, OH's The Lantern recently conducted an interview with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: The Lantern: What thoughts are running through your mind coming to the city [Columbus] that "Dimebag" Darrell was murdered in? Jamey Jasta: "I'm...
November 4, 2005

MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Tells Welsh Assembly: Legalize Heroin

Daniel Davies of icWales has issued the following report: Heavy metal hellraiser Lemmy used a Tory Party platform to advocate legalising heroin today. The MOTÖRHEAD frontman was invited to the Welsh Assembly to give his "message" on drugs by Tory AM William Graham. Pin-striped Mr Graham, AM for Sout...
November 3, 2005