GEORGE LYNCH Finalizes Band Lineup For MALMSTEEN Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has finalized his backing band for his upcoming tour with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Joining Lynch will be bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), vocalist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS, UFO). The tour will kick off on March 5 in Houston, Texas ...

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BEN JACKSON: 'All Over You' Cover Posted Online

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson has posted the cover image of his upcoming solo CD, "All Over You", at this location. "All Over You" was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida and was mastered at Fullersound in Miami. Ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Midnight performs backing vocals on all tracks. "All Over You" ...

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PROBOT Enters German Media Control Chart At No. 36!

PROBOT, the metal side-project of former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 36. As previously reported, PROBOT's self-titled debut sold 27,380 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. to land at position No. 68 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To 'Jam' With Their Fans

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band's uncompromising commitment to their fans has been revealed with an ingenious 'plan' to include their fans ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Singer To Guest On Norwegian Talk Show

DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath will be a featured guest on Norway's most popular talk show, "Først & Sist". The show had previously aired interviews with such celebrities as Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney and Nicole Kidman. In addition, DIMMU BORGIR were recently featured in the biggest Norwegian newspaper with a two-page article. As previously reported, DIMMU ...

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ENSIFERUM Recruit NORTHER's LINDROOS For Upcoming Tour

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM have recruited NORTHER's Petri Lindroos as session guitarist/vocalist for the group's upcoming European tour with FINNTROLL. In addition, the band have had the release date of their new album, "Iron", pushed back to April 19. "Spinefarm Records is not deferring the release date on purpose like many seem ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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