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PEARL JAM Backs BARACK

The Pulse of Radio reports that PEARL JAM members Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron have posted a song called "Rock Around Barack" at their official web site, PearlJam.com. The track supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is a reworking of the '50s classic "Rock Around The Clock". According to Billboard.com, Cameron ...

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DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Announce Second San Francisco Date

Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL and FORBIDDEN have added a second show at Slim's in San Francisco, California. The two groups will now play the venue on Thursday, February 28 — one day before the previously announced Slim's date, which has now apparently officially sold out. Tickets for the new concert go on sale ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany has issued the following update: "Our new recording is done! 'Killing Season' was mixed at Studio 606 by Nick Raskulinecz and mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by none other than Brian 'Big Bass' Gardner. It is slated for release on February 26 in the U.S. and February 29 in the ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Addresses Rumors Behind Band's Split

"The Classic Metal Show" recently pressed sole remaining original VIXEN member, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, to address the "real" reason the band split up while on the road. According to unconfirmed reports, the tour ended when an altercation broke out between members of the VIXEN camp, leaving the group's frontwoman Janet Gardner knocked to the floor ...

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GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY Talk About Comic Books

News broke this morning of the creation of the Kiss Comics Group and its inaugural title, "Kiss 4K". A joint venture between Platinum Studios and the hugely popular, multi-platinum American rock band KISS, the new title will be the first KISS comic ever produced in concert with the band themselves. Platinum will debut the "Kiss ...

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VIXEN: 'Live & Learn' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Demolition Records will release VIXEN's new studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up". Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had ...

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NIKKI SIXX Checks In From Aspen

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Spent the last few days here in Aspen [Colorado] relaxing and hanging out. Aspen Peak magazine threw us [Royal Underground, Nikki's clothing line with former St. John CEO Kelly Gray] a really cool event at Tomorrow's Laundry, which is the sister ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Tour Europe In April

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As TV Tokyo's weekly 'Rock Fujiyama' [program featuring Marty] continues to score high in the ratings, Marty has now become a regular on Japan's NHK network as well. Aside from often appearing on 'Pop Jam', 'Eigo De Shabera Night', and ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Dismisses Rumors Of SUPERNOVA 'Conspiracy'

"Rock Star: Supernova" co-host Dave Navarro has dismissed rumors that the winner of the reality talent competition has already been selected. Several online sources reported earlier today that veteran Hollywood gossip columnist Janet Charlton has revealed the winner's name on her web site. Although the show is live and the winner won't be officially announced ...

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MONGREL To Release Full-Length Debut This Month

New England-based punk/rock/metal band MONGREL will release their first full-length album, "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda", on July 7. The release of "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" is just the latest step in what has already been a great year for the band. Back in February the band released "Refuse", a four-song EP, which garnered them radio ...

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P.M.T Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Swiss metallers P.M.T have nearly completed the recording of their third album, "Topping from Below", with producer Dom Favez. Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, SPINESHANK) is currently mixing the album at his North Hollywood, California-based NRG Recording Studio and Brian Gardner (LINKIN PARK, LOSTPROPHETS, JANE'S ADDICTION, SUM 41) will take care of the mastering ...

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MSG Singer CHRIS LOGAN Records More Music For 'Crazy' Film

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Chris Logan has posted the following message on his official web site: "Just recently recorded my tune for Michael's [Schenker] 'Tales of Rock 'n' Roll' album. Looking forward to hearing how it turns out in the mix. I've also done some more recording for the film 'Crazy' — the Hank Garland ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Schedules U.K. Drum Clinic

According to a posting at MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has scheduled a drum clinic on September 26 in Brighton, England. The event, which is being sponsored by GAK, will also include an appearance by RAGE drummer Mike Terrana. The clinic will take place at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, BN11UN. Doors open ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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