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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Take Part In 'All-Star' Recording Session

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has outlined his upcoming activities in the following posting on his official web site: "To go to Japan [on November] 28th to work with a Japanese artist then fly back to the States to L.A. for an 'all star band' recording. What I know so far is that the rhythym...
November 22, 2004

Metal Musicians Speak Out On Illegal Music Downloading

Holland's Lords of Metal webzine has published a special article regarding illegal music downloading and metal musicians' thoughts and opinions on the subject. Commented writer Eddy Meuwese: "Since I joined forces with Lords of Metal I came across a lot of interesting bands and artists. I interviewe...
November 3, 2004

QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along wi...
September 9, 2004

Former POISON/MR. BIG Guitarist To Release New Solo Album In September

Former POISON/MR. BIG guitarist Richie Kotzen will release his new solo album, "Get Up", on September 25. Described as "an absorbing collective blend of Kotzen's musical influences and diversity," "Get Up" reflects the guitar styles that have defined Kotzen's career as a virtuoso. "In the past a lot...
September 1, 2004

BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and...
August 22, 2004

Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN Checks In With Latest Update

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "I do apologise for the long delay to you all. No excuses, just pressure of work and forgetting! Pressure — I play the guitar for a living, what kind of pressure is that? "The BIG BOY...
May 18, 2004

Former WHITESNAKE Guitarists To Play The Blues

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarists Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody will be playing a special set of acoustic/electric blues as special guests of TOTO at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 28. More information can be found at In other news, Micky Moody will hit the road in...
March 1, 2004

Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a...
June 22, 2003

TYKOON: KISS Cover Posted Online

TYKOON, the freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE),vocalist Geir Rönning (TOTO, PRISONER),bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and drummer Peter Carr, have posted an MP3 clip of their version of KISS' "Easy As It Seems", at this loc...
February 23, 2003

EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear On TOTO Guitarist's Christmas Album

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will make a rare recorded appearance on TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather's upcoming Christmas album, Santamental, due in September, according to Launch. Van Halen reportedly appears on a rendition of the standard "Joy To The World" that Lukather stated would sound a...
July 24, 2002

Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Per...
May 8, 2002

ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...
March 26, 2002

Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Tr...
February 22, 2002

MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing...
January 11, 2002

Archive News Oct 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's ins...
October 16, 2001