ANTHRAX Singer Says He Is Against Illegal Music Downloading

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush recently spoke to Sweden's Metalshrine about his stance on the illegal music-downloading issue. "I think of it as a negative thing," he said. "The reality is that record sales are down, so how is that positive? Anybody who says it positive...why are record sales down? Somebody said record sales are down ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Lands Solo Deal

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has reportedly signed a deal with Atlanta-based Sixthman Records (distributed through Warner Bros.) for the release of his solo album, "Hollywood Zen". The CD, which has been two years in the making, "is about my ups and downs in Hollywood," Sorum said. "It's very ...

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MANDY LION Announces Solo Appearances

WWIII/WICKED ALLIANCE vocalist Mandy Lion and his solo band will perform on August 30 at Press Box in Anaheim, California and on October 13 at the Huntridge in Las Vegas, Nevada. More information will be made available soon. ...

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MONTROSE Reunite For First Time In 25 Years: Photos Available

The original members of MONTROSESammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, Bill Church and Denny Carmassi — reformed for the first time in 25 years for three special performances during the final shows of Hagar's summer tour. Also joining Hagar and his band THE WABORITAS on stage during the shows was VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony. ...

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Y&T Singer's Birthday Bash Gets Extended

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti has added another show to his upcoming 50th Birthday Bash Weekend at The Little Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. "With only 225 tickets for sale for Dave's Birthday Bash on Friday, December 12th, the show sold out in 72 hours!" reads a post on Meniketti's web site. "The box office ...

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PRIMUS Announce More Tour Dates

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — have announced more dates for their upcoming "Tour de Fromage", which is scheduled to kick off on October 17 at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As previously reported, the trek will feature PRIMUS offering ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyrics and vocals ...

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