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Spin The Bottle: A Tribute To Kiss

Does the world really need another tribute to KISS? Absolutely not. Does that mean that the newest one, "Spin The Bottle: A Tribute To Kiss", is bad? Not at all. But as it plods through the familiar paces, with eleven KISS classics sung by a mix of two or three authentic legends and a larger ...
March 27, 2004

TYRANT'S REIGN Remixing Early Recordings For CD Release

Reunited South Chicago heavy metal band TYRANT'S REIGN have been spotted remixing some of their old recordings at Pumpkin Studios with engineer Gary Loizzo (AMERICAN BREED, STYX) for re-release on CD, according to a posting at The members also have been busy writing new songs with plan...
February 27, 2004

JUDAS PRIEST: First U.S. Show Announced!

According to, JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2004, a four-day festival scheduled to take place July 15-18 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at Rock Fest 2004 is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST THE ALLMAN BROTHERS STYX REO SPEEDWAGON H...
February 19, 2004

Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or...
February 16, 2004

SINISTER Shuffle Bandmembers, Launch Side Project

Long-running Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with guitarist Pascal Grevinga and bassist Alex. Ron van de Polder, who was involved in the songwriting process for 1992's "Cross The Styx" and this year's "Savage Or Grace", has been named the group's permanent guitarist. Polder, singer R...
August 18, 2003

Hailed Or Reviled, Music Of 1978-83 Just Won't Die

The Hartford Courant reports that it's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule — it seems like it's all from that era: KISS, AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE, IRON MAIDEN, STEELY DAN, THE EAGLES, HEAR...
July 13, 2003

KISS: New Compilation CD To Surface In August

A brand new KISS compilation, titled "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection", is scheduled to be released on August 5 through Universal Music, according to ICE magazine. This is the latest in a long series of best of albums from Universal artists (there are literally over 100 of these titl...
June 23, 2003

VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that...
June 18, 2003


Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this oppo...
March 7, 2003

SINISTER Prepare To Record 'Savage Or Grace'

Dutch female-fronted death metallers SINISTER will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland on Jan. 21 to begin recording their new album, "Savage or Grace", for a May 12 release through Nuclear Blast Records. "We will be working together with our friend and former SINISTER guitarist Ron v/d Polder...
January 3, 2003

'KISS Alive Forever': More Excerpts Posted Online

The second of four excerpts from "KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History", a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and...
October 22, 2002

'KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History': Excerpts Available Online

The first of four excerpts from KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History, a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and STY...
October 10, 2002

DIAMOND REXX Return With 'The Evil'

DIAMOND REXX are back and have a new album hitting stores via Phoenix, Arizona's Crash Music. The group, whose roots go back to the metal days of the early 90's and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and have spent the last several months writing and recording what has becom...
September 20, 2002

Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at ... “Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ....
December 4, 2001

Archive News Jun 20, 2001

METALLICA are releasing a limited edition nine-vinyl set of all their records to date on 180-gram vinyl, featuring the original artwork and liner notes. According to various Internet reports, the LPs will be sold separately and may be sold as a limited-edition set as well, but this has not yet been...
June 20, 2001