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TOMMY LEE Confirms Split With Fiancée, Says He's a 'Free Man'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has finally confirmed the end of his engagement to PRINCE's ex-wife Mayte Garcia. Writing in his official journal at, Tommy said, "Hey Campers! Just got back from four days in Cabo San Lucas Mexico... Damn I needed that!… The weather in L.A. ha...
June 25, 2003

UFO To Record New Album Later In The Year

UFO bassist Pete Way has issued an official statement clarifying the group's present status and future plans. Way's statement reads as follows: "The UFO situation is ongoing, we're waiting to put together the absolutely right formation. Myself, I never said [former EUROPE guitarist] John [Norum] wou...
June 24, 2003


STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland called into "The Cane Show" on K-Rock on Wednesday (June 16) and commented on several topics, including the future of STP, his plans with VELVET REVOLVER and his personal life. The following are some of the highlights of the conversation: On S...
June 17, 2003


Ex-OPPRESSOR guitarist Jim Stopper will be performing with TWELFTH GATE at the upcoming Classic Metal Fest 3. As of yet, Jim's status within the band has not been made official. Classic Metal Fest 3 is set to take place June 27-28 at Oasis One-Sixty in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Also scheduled to ap...
June 9, 2003

LED ZEPPELIN Break Sales Records

"Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous sales record set by PAUL MCCARTNEY's "Back In The U.S." "How The West Was Won" is LED ZEPPELIN's first #1 Billboard album since their final studio...
June 6, 2003

PHILIP ANSELMO Speaks Out On The Future Of PANTERA, DOWN And Collaboration With TONY IOMMI

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo stopped by the studios of Sirius Radio in New York City on Tuesday, May 20 and spoke to "Hard Attack" host Don Kaye about the current status of all of his musical projects, including PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL and his much-rumored collaboration with BLACK SABBAT...
May 27, 2003

TESTAMENT/SADUS Bassist Offers Update On SUICIDE SHIFT Project

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED and current TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has released an update via his official discussion forum on the status of the much-anticipated SUICIDE SHIFT project (featuring DiGiorgio, SADUS guitarist Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy). "What will [S...
May 20, 2003


MONSTER MAGNET have inked a European record deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. MONSTER MAGNET in their present form were created in 1989, and have been rocking the globe with their rock, psychedelic, garage sounds ever since. With their 1998 hit single "Space Lord" helping push the album "Powertrip"...
May 8, 2003

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES Photographer Sues AXL ROSE For Failing To Honor Contract

On April 28 in Los Angeles, photographer Robert John, 41, sued GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, 41, for allegedly refusing to honor an earlier contract in which Rose agreed to pay $80,000 for hundreds of photos of the band that John has taken since 1985. John claims that Rose has been keeping the ph...
May 4, 2003

RATT Guitarist Joins DIO!

RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini has officially joined DIO as the band's new touring guitarist. Warren replaces Doug Aldrich, who has spent the past few months touring with the reunited WHITESNAKE. DeMartini's first appearance with DIO will take place as part of the group's upcoming North American to...
April 30, 2003

STATUS QUO 'Forced' Into Re-Recording Old Classics

STATUS QUO were reportedly forced by their record label to re-record their old classics and lay down several covers as part of a "new" album collection dubbed "Rocking All Over The Riffs". "It is something we got talked into," lead singer Francis Rossi told Undercover News. "If it means they'll let...
April 29, 2003


The memories of a rotund Swede charging around stages in a monk's cassock will forever go down as one of the most enduring and amusing images in metal. Indeed, it's fair to say that exuberant frontman Messiah Marcolin was significantly instrumental in attaining legendary status for doom overlords CA...
April 27, 2003

GOD FORBID Deny Singer Departure, Prepare To Record New Album

New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have finally broken their silence regarding the status of their singer, Byron Davis. Davis was previously rumored to have left the group just as they were preparing to enter the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Century Media debu...
April 14, 2003

CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Play With QUO VADIS

CRYPTOPSY's Alex Auburn will fill in on guitar for two QUO VADIS shows late this month. QUO VADIS, who will be the support act for ANONYMUS on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal and March 22 at Kashmir in Quebec City, are currently working on their new album, which they have been recording during va...
March 17, 2003

DOUG ALDRICH Says He's 'Not Sure' About His Future With DIO

During an AOL chat conducted last night (Feb. 17),WHITESNAKE/DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich alluded to a possible scheduling conflict between his upcoming WHITESNAKE touring activities and the songwriting sessions for the next DIO album, potentially jeopardizing his status in the latter band. "Ronnie [...
February 18, 2003