ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Have Book Reprinted In Paperback

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will reportedly have his sold-out book KISS and Make-Up reprinted in paperback in time for his upcoming Speaking in Tongues lecture tour, which is scheduled to hit Australia in late October. Rumor also has it the book will include two brand new chapters. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue New Single, Album In September

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will release a new single, "By the Grace of God" b/w "Red Light", via Universal Music in early September. A new, as-yet-untitled 13-track LP/CD is coming out on Universal in late September. A Scandinavian tour is planned ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY To Jam With SAMMY HAGAR At East Coast Dates

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony will be joining ex-VH frontman Sammy Hagar for a few shows at the tail end of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave Lee Roth). In addition to the New York show at Irving Plaza on August 29th, Michael will be performing with ...

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SADUS Line Up European Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, featuring current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are scheduled to perform several European dates in late September. So far the following shows have been confirmed: Sep. 20 – Strassbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie (w/CANNIBAL CORPSE, SEVERE TORTURE, DEW-SCENTED) Sep. 22 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg (w/DEAD ...

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Former SHOTGUN MESSIAH Vocalist To Issue New Solo Album

Zinny J. Zan, former vocalist for once-promising Swedish industrial metallers SHOTGUN MESSIAH (which featured in their ranks current MARILYN MANSON bassist Tim Skold), will issue his latest solo effort, City Boy Blues, on September 16th via FastLane Records. According to an official press release, "the long-anticipated record includes melodic hard-hitting songs including 'City Boy Blues', ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Sift Through New Ideas, Travel To England

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks has posted the following update on the group's activities via the band's official web site: "Well well...we've been actively playing since last Wednesday...the beginning of sifting through a huge amount of ideas...we have about 27 'songs' to work on so far, if that gives you any idea, and I ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Announce Touring Drummer

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have recruited BLINKER THE STAR/SPOOKEY RUBEN drummer Kelli Scott to handle the drumming duties during the group's upcoming tour. The band's most recent drummer, Dave Grohl, had to pull out of the QOTSA tour to tend to his regular band, the FOO FIGHTERS. As a result of this development, SPOOKEY ...

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