SLASH: KEITH RICHARDS Encouraged Me To Stay In GUNS N' ROSES

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash revealed that Keith Richards of the ROLLING STONES was instrumental in keeping him from quitting GUNS N' ROSES sooner then he did. Slash told the British magazine Mojo that the success he's currently enjoying as part of VELVET REVOLVER is a long way off from ...

Read more

STAIND Sues For Trademark Infringement

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that STAIND has filed a lawsuit in Ohio federal court against Jon C. Stainbrook for trademark infringement and breach of contract, while also seeking a judicial declaration that the band's trademark registrations are valid. STAIND was forced to take legal action, according to a statement issued by the band yesterday ...

Read more

EVEMASTER Begin Writing New Album

Finnish "dark metal" band EVEMASTER are currently writing material for their third album, tentatively due next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. "New songs are starting to get shape and I have four songs nearing completion at the moment," guitarist Tomi Mykkänen writes on the band's web site. "I must say that the direction the songs ...

Read more

FRANK HANNON BAND: CD Release Party Postponed

FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon, have postponed their previously announced CD release party for "Guitarz from Marz" because of the possibility of "special guests" guitarists making an appearance on the album, according to a posting on the group's web site. The recording of these performances will take place after ...

Read more

BESEECH Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have commenced the recording sessions for their fifth studio album at StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden. So far three tracks have been recorded ("Everytime I Die", "Last Obsession" and "A Bittersweet Tragedy") ’and "we are more than pleased with the result," the group write. Around eight more songs will be tracked over ...

Read more

GODHEAD: Special Hollywood Show Announced

GODHEAD will be appearing at the Whisky A Go Go on January 20, 2005. Support at the show will come from LOSER (featuring ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5) and THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). GODHEAD are currently writing and recording their new album at frontman Jason Miller's Central Command Studios in ...

Read more

AEROSMITH's Revamped Fan Club Offers Whole New Experience

AEROSMITH and Paid, Inc., a cutting-edge developer of celebrity web sites and services and ecommerce software, announced today that AEROSMITH's official fan club, Aero Force One (AF1), is open to new membership again after a transition to management by Paid, Inc. and a complete restructuring to create a uniquely interactive global community that includes fans ...

Read more