ANTHRAX Singer: 'We're Bigger And Better Than Ever'

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush has told The Belfast Telegraph that his group has no intentions of giving up despite bandmember departures, fights with record labels, and altercations with the press. "We've had a lot of highs and lows with ANTHRAX," Bush said. "For some reason this is most apparent in the U.S. One year they'll ...

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KISS: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos from KISS' current "Rock The Nation" North American tour with POISON have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check them out here. According to their web site, KISS have played 3,500 concerts to a combined audience of 78 million. In the process, they've smashed 3,400 guitars, ...

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AFTER FOREVER Replace RAGE At Germany's HELFENSTEIN FESTIVAL

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER will replace RAGE at the Helfenstein Festival in Geislingen, Germany Saturday night (June 19). AFTER FOREVER will take the stage at approximately 10:00 p.m. As previously reported, RAGE cancelled their appearance at the festival after guitarist Victor Smolski fell "seriously ill" following the group's performance at the Gods ...

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DORO: Special Guest Stars Announced For WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

German hard rock singer Doro Pesch will be joined by Chris Cafferty (SAVATAGE), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) during a special performance with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra for a unique program of her best hits and other metal classics at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. Pesch will also ...

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VADER: Video Footage From Recording Studio Posted Online

Polish death metallers VADER recently entered Radio Gdansk Studio with producer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World", "Revelations", "Blood") to begin recording their new album, "The Beast". "[The] recordings will take a little more time but the process is currently entering its final phase," reads a post on the band's web site. Check out video footage ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: First No. 1 Album In U.S. To Be Loaded With Anticopying Protections

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" is the first No. 1 album in the United States to be loaded with anticopying protections, marking a clear step into the mainstream for the controversial technology, according to CNET News. According to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" was the top-selling album in America last week, despite being prominently ...

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POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networks that was thrilled ...

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