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MORTAL SIN Singer: 'We Want To Get Australia On The Map In The World Of Metal'

MORTAL SIN frontman Mat Maurer has responded to the BLABBERMOUTH.NET bashers who have criticized the band's decision to reform for an upcoming album and tour. As previously reported, MORTAL SIN's 2004 lineup features original members Maurer, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, along...
February 14, 2004


Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at t...
February 11, 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

GUITAR WORLD's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time

The March 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine includes a list of the 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists as selected by the magazine's staff. "This is not a list that ranks who can play the fastest or with the most taste, feeling or technique (although many players on our list have all of those arro...
January 23, 2004

MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Still In The Running To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell is still in the running to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, according to the group's official web site. The final vote to find the 100 Greatest Welsh Heroes of all time runs from January 5 to February 22. ...
January 6, 2004

KISS To Offer 'Symphony' Concert On Pay Per View

KISS, who are currently rocking hard on the extended leg of "the most successful summer concert tour of '03" with fellow rock icons AEROSMITH, are bringing out a special offering of "KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert from Melbourne, Australia" on Pay Per View. As part of this special offer for $19....
December 8, 2003

EVANESCENCE: 'My Immortal' Video Posted Online

The video for the latest EVANESCENCE single, titled "My Immortal", can be viewed online in streaming Real Media at this location. The clip, which was shot in Barcelona, Spain, two weeks before guitarist Ben Moody left the band in Germany and flew home to the States (Story#1, Story#2),features ...
November 9, 2003

VIVIAN CAMPBELL: DIO Is 'One Of The Vilest People In The Music Industry'

In a recent interview posted on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, current DEF LEPPARD/former DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell talked about his disdain for hard rock. "The real irony of that is I actually don't like hard rock music," he said. "I know it's a strange thing to say, but I don't really care a...
October 29, 2003

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: DVD Version Of 'Sex Type Thing' Posted Online

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' special live version of "Sex Type Thing", featuring video footage of the song from more than 10 years of performances, has been posted online at the Atlantic Records web site. Check it out: Windows Media (High, Low),Real Media (High, Low). The clip comes ...
October 14, 2003


Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 5...
October 10, 2003

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without...
October 9, 2003

TED NUGENT's Reality Show To Premiere This Weekend

TED NUGENT's forthcoming reality show, "Surviving Nugent", will premiere October 5 on VH1. Described as "a two-hour reality-based event that challenges not only the intestinal fortitude of the seven contestants, but also the image of the outspoken rock legend," "Surviving Nugent" features "seven uns...
September 30, 2003

MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHE...
September 28, 2003


Legendary hard rockers MOTÖRHEAD were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk Monday afternoon (September 1) during a ceremony at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd. According to Antimusic, the ceremony began with Los Angeles radio legend Jim Ladd presenting the group with a citation from the Mayor of Los...
September 2, 2003


THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, have inked a deal with Threeman Recordings, the Swedish label owned by Alex Hellid of ENTOMBED. The group's debut album, tentatively a self-titled affair, is due before the end of the year. Among the tracks set to ap...
August 29, 2003