U.D.O. Name New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Thunderball" as the title for their next studio CD, tentatively due in late February through AFM Records. The band are currently recording guitar solo and vocals tracks before producer (and U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer) Stefan Kaufmann commences work on the final mix ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks Band Status

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee told E! Entertainment during a short interview Thursday morning (Dec. 4) that the band are no longer bothered by the sudden departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody. "EVANESCENCE is healthier than it's ever been. We're all very happy actually — including Ben. We're doing something that's just growing. The band is ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: No One But Me Has The Right To Use 'WHITESNAKE' Name

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on his former bandmates' decision to use the "classic WHITESNAKE" banner for their new project, M3. M3, who feature in their ranks Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark ...

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SEETHINGS Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have parted ways with ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg and have replaced him with ex-SELPH four-stringer Daniel Jägestedt. SEETHINGS' debut album, "Parallels", was released in Europe and Scandinavia in October through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Reforms REVEREND

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has reformed REVEREND with guitarists Davey Lee and Nacho Vara (both of BYFIST), drummer Todd Stotz and bassist Jay Wegener. The group's upcoming dates are as follows: Dec. 11 - San Antonio, TX @ TBA Dec. 12 - San Antonio, TX @ Randy's Ballroom (w/ BYFIST) Dec. 14 - ...

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ABLOOM Announce Hollywood Gig

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be performing at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on December 23. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). The ...

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DEPSWA Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

California's DEPSWA have parted ways with guitarist James Mills and are currently seeking a replacement. "Interested parties should have a solid background in touring, recording, and live performance," reads a post on the band's web site. "In addition they must have possess a highly energetic stage presence and be a team player. Good stage image ...

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