GRAND MAGUS Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finished writing the material for their sophomore album, due in early 2003 through Rise Above Records. "All songs are done and arranged and we think you're all in for a treat," reads the band's official statement. "There's no doubt in our minds that this ...

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HIRAX Announce September Gigs

Reunited Los Angeles metallers HIRAX have lined up the following live appearances during September: Sep. 06 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre Sep. 07 – Berkeley, CA @ Gilman Street Sep. 20 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza and Pub Sep. 21 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar ...

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Former STRYPER Bassist Issues Call For Band Reunion

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines wants nothing more than to reunite with his former bandmates. "I miss being together with the [rest of the STRYPER] guys," the bassist admitted on his official web site. "I think what I miss the most about being a part of STRYPER was how God's presence was always there. I miss ...

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LITHIUM Ink Record Deal, Prepare To Release Debut

Sweden's LITHIUM, featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, have inked a deal with MNW/No Fashion Records and will issue their debut album, entitled Cold, on October 28th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Anti Anthem 02. Isolation 03. Cold 04. Hidden Walls 05. Ugly Friend 06. Insect 07. Never Be ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone joined fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore peformance of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes "Dreams" and "When It's Love" during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave Lee Roth) at ...

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DREAM THEATER Cancel 'The Early Show' Appearance

DREAM THEATER have been forced to cancel the appearance on the CBS' The Early Show, originally scheduled for September 14th. According to an official statement from the band, "the show was only able to provide us with a performing situation that would have been 'musically compromising' and one which would have given an improper representation ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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