HALFORD Guitarist Looks Forward To Getting Back On The Road

HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak has posted the following message via the band's official web site: "Horns up HALFORD supporters, hard-quorumites and die hards!! Wanted to give you a little up-date on what's new within the HALFORD camp. "I'd like to first thank you on behalf of the band for your killer posts in the ...

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EMPEROR To Issue 'Best Of' Collection In March

The now-defunct EMPEROR will issue a "best of" collection, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March. "Put together in cooperation with guitarist Samoth, the album is a fitting soundtrack for a band that will forever remain critical to [black metal]'s rise to popularity," states an official press release. ...

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FOZZY To Shoot Music Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On November 6, the infamous rock band FOZZY will be shooting a music video at Amos' in Charlotte. African-American and Caucasian extras, male and female, ages 18-30, are wanted for this Hip-Hop/Rap style video at 11am on Wednesday November 6th. No pay, but tremendous exposure via MTV and the WWE wrestling shows. ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Sits In With FIREHOUSE

Bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, on Friday night I was just settling down for the normal kind of weekend us rockstars have - you know, watching the cartoon channel and picking the green bits from inside the deepest recesses of my toenails ...

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JASON BONHAM: I Was Not Approached About A LED ZEPPELIN Reunion

Despite rampant rumors to the contrary, Jason Bonham, son of late LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, has denied that been contacted by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, or John Paul Jones about participating in a reunion of the group in 2003. "No. Not even approached," he told Allstar recently while on tour with Indiana rock band ...

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ANIMAL Set Release Date For '900 Lb. Steam'

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), has set "900 Lb. Steam" as the title for its debut album, due on Nov. 26 through Perris Records. Click here to view a photo of the band taken at a recent show at Sneaky's ...

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JOHN KALODNER: Chemistry Between Former GUNS N' ROSES Members Is Amazing

The chemistry between former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Izzy Stradlin (guitar) and Matt Sorum (drums) in their as-yet-unnamed new project is "amazing", according to industry veteran John Kalodner, who has heard some of the band's recent instrumental demos. The group, which has reportedly written more than 40 songs since forming ...

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Halloween Brings Out The Rockers On Both Coasts

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Halloween is shaping up to be a rockin' night for revelry. GODSMACK singer Sully Erna opens his new club, Dorsia, on West 19th Street, JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell mans the deejay booth at Lotus, and hard-bodied Heidi Klum hosts a costume ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena ...

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