BLAZE Confirm Pennsylvania In-Store Appearance

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will make an in-store appearance on Thursday, March 6 at Vyagra music store at 1619 West Washington Street in Allentown Pennsylvania. For more information, call (610) 433-7884. BLAZE will perform at the upcoming March Metal Meltdown V festival, set to take place Mar. ...

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NIKKI SIXX To VINCE NEIL: 'Have Some Class'

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed CRÜE vocalist Vince Neil over the latter's insistence on performing a set list consisting primarily of CRÜE material during his solo appearances. "I'm embarrassed that CRÜE members tour and don't stand on there [sic] own musically," Sixx wrote in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official ...

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ICED EARTH To Enter Studio In April

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.icedearth.com: "We will begin recording around the first week of April. I am very happy with the way things are going. I've never felt so good and excited about a record before, this will really be a ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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POISON, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW To Team Up For U.S. Tour

POISON, VINCE NEIL and SKID ROW will team up for a two-month U.S. tour beginning in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In related news, SKID ROW have released the following statement regarding the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy in Rhode Island that has claimed the lives of nearly 100 people: "Words cannot ...

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