HAMMERFALL Bassist Recording New Solo Album

HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén has commenced the recording process for his fourth solo album, "Arose", tentatively due later in the year. Described as "a little bit different from the previous CDs," the next album will feature bass, drums, guitar, vocals and sax. Magnus' last solo album, "Empty Room", was reportedly voted best CD of 2003 ...

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Former RATT Singer To Film New Video

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will be filming a video for either "Overdrive" or "Drive With Me" from his upcoming solo release, "Fueler". The video shoot will take place later this month. The album, which features former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali on three cuts, will be released in late August through Pearcy's own Top ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES members Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) ...

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PHIL LYNOTT's Mother Hits Back At Irish Racists

The mother of legendary THIN LIZZY rocker Phil Lynott has hit back at a notorious white supremacist group that has launched an Internet race-hate campaign against her son, vowing to deface a statue being built in his honor, according to the Evening Herald. Members of Stormfront, a U.S.-based racist group with an active Irish membership, ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Name New Album: Audio Available

Long-running British hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL have set "Believe" as the title of their new album, due on July 26. Download MP3 clips from the CD: "New Beginning" (mp3), "Crazy" (mp3). The band will be touring to promote the album in July/August. A European tour with PAUL DI'ANNO and TYGERS OF ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 'Strip' For New Album

MTV.com reports that Joe Barresi, who worked on the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's self-titled, 1998 debut, is back in the QOTSA fold, assisting frontman Josh Homme in producing the next album, the follow-up to 2002's "Songs for the Deaf". Singer and guitarist Josh Homme is reportedly handling most of the instruments, except for drums. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

MACHINE HEAD have announced the details of their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 22 – Plymouth, UK @ Pavillions Nov. 23 - Southampton, UK @ Guildhall Nov. 24 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Nov. 29 - Newcastle, ...

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NATRON Complete Work On New Album

Italian death metallers NATRON have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Livid Corruption", tentatively due in September through Holy Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Bedtime For Mercy" was recorded at Jolly Roger studios in Italy and was mixed at Starstruck studios in Denmark with Anders Lundemark (KONKHRA). The mastering session will take place later ...

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