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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Stor...
September 9, 2004

DIO Bassist RUDY SARZO Updates Tour Diary

DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE) has uploaded a bunch of photos from the group's recent European tour. Check them out here. As previously reported, DIO's latest album, "Master of the Moon", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 7 through Sanctuary Reco...
August 19, 2004

Belgian Death Metallers FLESHMOULD Expand Lineup

After three years of operating as a four-piece, Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD have decided to add a "real" frontman to the band. The new vocalist is longtime friend Sven Houfflijn (ex-ANESTHESY, IMPEDIGON). ReinieR will step back and focus on his guitar work, backing up on the main vocalist...
August 19, 2004

Former QUIET RIOT Drummer Talks About The Band's Split

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about his current activities and the possibility of a QUIET RIOT reunion in the future. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Classic Rock Revisited: Will there be a QUIET RIOT reunion? If so, who will be invited...
August 12, 2004

Bassist JEFF PILSON Says He Has No Desire To Rejoin DOKKEN

Jeff Pilson, perhaps best known for his bass and backing vocals work in DOKKEN, talked candidly with about why DOKKEN does not fit into his future plans. He explains why the oft-derided "Shadowlife" album didn't work and how the problems persisted since. "It's a little too simpl...
July 20, 2004

Bassist RUDY SARZO Explains How He Landed The DIO Gig

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo has spoken to about his recent experience as the touring bassist for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and his current gig with DIO. Asked how he hooked up with Ronnie James Dio, Sarzo replied, "What happened was someone gave me the heads-up that Ronnie was l...
June 8, 2004

BOB DAISLEY: OZZY Punched RANDY When He Found Out RHOADS Wanted To Leave

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley spoke to Live4Metal last week about the lawsuit he and drummer Lee Kerslake filed against Ozzy claiming Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon and Sony Music and Epic Records cheated them out of royalties for their work on the "Blizzard of Oz" and "Diary of a...
May 30, 2004

Former QUIET RIOT Drummer Comments On GUITAR ONE Rock Covers List

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued a statement in response to the news that the group's cover of SLADE's "Cum On Feel the Noize" was selected by Guitar One magazine as the top rock cover of all time. In a posting to his official web site, Frankie wrote: "It is so ...
May 20, 2004

DOOGIE WHITE Comments On YNGWIE Tour, CORNERSTONE And Other Projects

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have signed a Japanese record deal with Yamaha Communications. The group's recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release on Ma...
May 18, 2004

OMISSA EP Produced By Former SYSTEMATIC Guitarist: Audio Available

Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING) have uploaded two new tracks which were recorded and produced at Pro View studios by former SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel. The songs "In Your Eyes" and "Peace and Balance", which will appear on the band's new EP (due this summer),a...
May 15, 2004

DIO: New Album Title Revealed

DIO have set "Master of the Moon" as the title of their new album, according to The follow-up to 2002's "Killing the Dragon" is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio for a tentative July release through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV in Europe. The U.S. tour is...
May 10, 2004

JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sound...
May 3, 2004

Former QUIET RIOT/OZZY Bassist To Pen Book About RANDY RHOADS

Former QUIET RIOT/OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rudy Sarzo has revealed that he is currently writing a book on the Randy Rhoads era, titled "Off The Rails". "It is very hard to write a book," Sarzo told Classic Rock Revisited. "Whatever money I make from it, I can make a lot more from things that are much ....
May 2, 2004

Bassist RUDY SARZO Joins DIO

Bassist Rudy Sarzo has officially joined DIO as the group's new bassist. Rudy is known for his work in QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE and OZZY OSBOURNE, and most recently, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Rudy joins the band in time for DIO's European tour, which begins July 16 in Moscow. "Thanks to Jeff Pilson [ex-DOKKEN...
April 23, 2004

Ex-QUIET RIOT Bassist: OZZY And SHARON Didn't Care About RANDY RHOADS' Happiness

Bassist Kelly Garni, one of the founding members of QUIET RIOT, has slammed Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne over their treatment of Randy Rhoads prior to the guitar legend's death, alleging that they "didn't care about [Randy's] happiness" and claiming that Ozzy "punched" Randy when Rhoads said he wanted t...
April 5, 2004