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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was as...
December 18, 2002


Underground U.K. prog rockers PORCUPINE TREE have cited MESHUGGAH and OPETH as the main musical influences for the band's latest CD, "In Absentia" — widely described as the group's "heaviest" release to date. "The big influences when I was writing the record were MESHUGGAH and OPETH, no doubt about...
December 12, 2002

OPETH Finalize Track Listing For 'Damnation'

OPETH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Damnation", which was recently mixed by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson for a tentative March/April release. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 1. Windowpane 2. In My Time Of Need 3. Death Whispered A Lullaby 4. Cl...
December 12, 2002

New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the ban...
December 10, 2002

AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Appears On 'Lizzie McGuire'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a special appearance on the Disney Channel program "Lizzie McGuire" Friday night (Dec. 6) playing himself and Santa Claus. Tyler said he was first made aware of the show when he was in Disney World with his daughter Chelsea. "We went to Disney World in Florida, a...
December 7, 2002

AEROSMITH Frontman To Pay Tribute To ELVIS

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will join Britney Spears, Bono, Dennis Hopper, Sheryl Crow, Hugh Hefner, and others to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley via a one-hour documentary, titled "Elvis Lives", on NBC this Thanksgiving night. Renowned Rolling Stone music journalist David Wild interviewed...
November 27, 2002

AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. D...
November 24, 2002

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

OPETH Complete Recording Sessions For 'Damnation', Announce Touring Plans

Sweden's OPETH have completed the recording process for their new CD, "Damnation", at No Man's Land studios in London, England under the watchful eye of PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson. The CD, which will be mixed by Wilson for a March 2003 worldwide release, has a "strong '70s vibe both in ma...
November 17, 2002

ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena ...
October 29, 2002

PAPA WHEELIE To Issue Sophomore Release

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, are preparing to unleash the follow-up release to their debut album, Unipsycho, just in ti...
October 17, 2002

STEVEN ADLER On GUNS N' ROSES' VMA Performance: 'I Was Expecting To Be Impressed'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was "expecting to be impressed" by Axl Rose and co.'s performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but found the group's eight-minute appearance on the show to be decidedly underwhelming. Responding to a fan question on The Official Steve Adler Fan Sit...
October 16, 2002

AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Appearance At Firefighters Foundation Fundraiser

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler reportedly "rocked the roof off" the Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29, to support The (Denis) Leary Firefighters Foundation. The third annual Celebrity Hat Trick charity hockey game featured Steven singing the "Star Spangled Banner" and coac...
October 10, 2002

GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of th...
September 20, 2002

VOIVOD Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger),guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour),drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin),and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — will enter the final phase of pre-production for the group's much-anticipated comeback album on Septembe...
September 19, 2002