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Former THY MAJESTIE Singer Bounces Back With Solo Project

PLATENS (Haramaic word for "cosmic equilibrium"),the Italian melodic rock brainchild of ex-THY MAJESTIE singer Dario Grillo, will release its debut album, "Between Two Horizons", on December 6 via Frontiers Records. Dario recorded two albums ("The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066") and one EP ("Ec...
November 23, 2004

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC Have Penned Some Of Athletes' Favorite 'Get-Hyped' Tunes

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC and ROB ZOMBIE are among the artists who were recognized by more than 150 celebrities and college athletes for having written and recorded some of their favorite "get-hyped tunes." The complete list of the "top 25 jock jams," as compiled by the Sport Illustrated magaz...
October 2, 2004


AEROSMITH and KID ROCK are among the artists contributing to Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney's "Adopt-A-Minefield Charity Auction", which is scheduled to go live September 21. Paul and Heather's ultra-elite and ultra-unique friends have generously donated amazing experiences, fabulous tri...
September 20, 2004

Rock Fans Come Together To Help Those In Need

On February 20, 2003 the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island burned to the ground in less then three minutes. The tragedy was the fourth largest nightclub fire and the largest music related tragedy of all time. The tragedy that killed 100 people and severely injured 200 others leaves man...
August 4, 2004

CHILDREN OF BODOM: Murders That Inspired Band's Name Finally Solved?

Finnish police has named the man suspected for the infamous Lake Bodom murders which gave CHILDREN OF BODOM the inspiration for their name. The man is the sole survivor of the group of four young people who went camping at Lake Bodom, according to YLEnews. Two 15-year-old girls and two 18-year-old m...
April 4, 2004

Report: A Day On The Set Of 'Surviving Nugent'

Jessie Milligan of the Star Telegram recently spent a day on the Waco set of VH1's new reality series starring Ted Nugent. "Imagine if MTV's 'The Osbournes' met CBS' 'Survivor', with a nod to NBC's 'The Apprentice', only with guns, snakes and a helicopter involved. That's 'Surviving Ted Nugent'," he...
January 28, 2004

GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire: Last Survivor Goes Home

The last hospitalized survivor of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people last year has returned home to continue his recovery, according to the Associated Press. Joe Kinan, 34, was burned over his arms and much of the upper half of his body, losing fingers and portions of his nose and...
January 8, 2004

Report: TED NUGENT's Reality TV Series To Return For A Full Season

VH1 has ordered a full season of "Surviving Nugent", a reality series that drops contestants into the wild world of rock legend Ted Nugent, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Encouraged by strong ratings for a two-hour special featuring Nugent, who also has been featured on other VH1 programs such...
December 25, 2003

Report: Number Of People Inside Club On Night Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Increases To 432

Since Oct. 5, when The Providence Journal ran a list of 430 people who were inside The Station when the fire started, two additional survivors have been added to the list, bringing the total to 432. The total exceeds all of the various limits on the club's capacity set by the Town of West Warwick. ....
December 7, 2003

Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Survivor On Brink After Disaster

Richard C. Lewis of the Associated Press reports that "Michelle Spence, burned and left debilitated in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, finally felt good enough to see the rock band POISON recently. "Her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, however, was hysterical. She was terrified th...
September 11, 2003

GREAT WHITE's Charitable U.S. Tour Is A No-Go

The proposed nationwide tour featuring GREAT WHITE, L.A. GUNS and XYZ to raise money for families of the victims of the Rhode Island tragedy has been canceled. The trek, which was to cover 55 cities, was called off due to the bands' inability to get proper insurance for the tour. Explained L.A. GUNS...
June 30, 2003

GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM...
May 19, 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman's Reality TV Debut Set For Early January

The reality series "The Surreal Life", a takeoff of MTV's "Real World" featuring seven bigger-than-life celebrities — including MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil — sharing a house in the San Fernando Valley for ten days and ten nights, will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. with back-to-back half...
December 26, 2002

ARTENSION To Issue 'New Discovery' In January

ARTENSION, the symphonic/neoclassic power prog "supergroup" featuring in its ranks Vitalij Kuprij (RING OF FIRE) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (MAGNITUDE 9, TILES) on bass, Mike Terrana (RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL) on drums, John West (ROYAL HUNT) on vocals, and Roger Staffelbach on guitar, will issue their s...
November 21, 2002


IRON SAVIOR, POWERGOD and PARAGON are among the artists appearing on The Keepers Of Jericho Part. II — A Tribute To Helloween CD, due on December 9th through Spain's Arise Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. IRON SAVIOR - Phantoms Of Death 02. STEEL ATTACK - Dr. Stein 03...
September 24, 2002