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GUNS N' ROSES Fans Disappointed By AXL ROSE's No-Show

Janet Morrissey of The Associated Press has issued the following report: Axl Rose hasn't cut a new album in 10 years, but his name still draws crowds — even without the man himself. That was the case Friday night at Coyotes, a small club in Cartersville, Ga., about 40 miles outside of Atlanta. Contrary to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Offers Reward In Case Of Missing Woman

MÖTLEY CRÜE have announced that they will match the reward fund being offered for information on the whereabouts of a Baltimore County woman who has been missing since early March when she failed to meet her friends at a CRÜE concert. "We hope our involvement helps bring more attention to this case, and anyone with ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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FCC Launches Probe Into MÖTLEY CRÜE Profanity Slip

According to the Associated Press, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received complaints about MÖTLEY CRÜE's appearance on the New Year's Eve "The Tonight Show" and is beginning a preliminary probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. But it's likely little will come of it. MÖTLEY CRÜE was performing on the NBC show shortly after midnight when ...

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TURMOIL Announce New Bassist

Reunited Philadelphia hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced the addition of bassist John Gardner (THE KISS OF DEATH, SEVER THE FALLEN, OUTCOME) to the group's ranks. "'Bass player' has been a revolving door position in this band since day one," the band write on their web site. "Not counting Hodges and Hydro taking turns playing bass ...

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AEROSMITH Memorabilia To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Billboard.com is reporing that memorabilia from AEROSMITH and other multi-platinum recording artists is among the items on the block to raise money for two Recording Academy charities, the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares. The Hope for the Holidays online charity auction will be open through Dec. 9 via www.ebay.com/grammy. In addition to items from an array ...

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TITANIA: Audio Sample Posted Online

TITANIA (photo), the new band featuring former VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci and her sister Maxine, have posted an audio sample of the title cut from their forthcoming self-titled debut album at this location (Windows Media, 1.16 MB). The song includes a special guest appearance by former MR. BIG/DAVID LEE ROTH bassist ...

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VIXEN: Debut Album Reissue Delayed

Female glam metal band VIXEN's self-titled debut album has had its reissue date pushed back to November 16 from the previously announced November 2. VIXEN's follow-up album, "Rev It Up", will be re-released by EMI Music Catalog Marketing on November 2. The two albums have been fully remastered and will be in stores in time ...

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TOMMY LEE's Celebrity Pull Waning

Billy Masters of the gay gossip web site Filth2go.com witnessed a "Don't You Know Who I Am?" moment involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee while in Las Vegas. Billy says, "On the eve of Gay Pride in WeHo, Tommy and friends showed up at Bossa Nova, a little eatery in the heart of the ...

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DEATH & TAXES To Release Debut Album In July

Los Angeles-based melodic hard rock band DEATH & TAXES will be releasing their debut CD, "Inevitable", in late July through Dead Moose Records. The follow-up to the band's four-song EP that was released in June 2003 was mixed at LAfx Studios in Burbank, Ca. with Uly Noriega at the controls and will be mastered by ...

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Watch THE JACK Cover AC/DC's 'Long Way To The Top'

"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)" is the lead track from the new Australian film "Thunderstruck" performed by THE JACK — an Australian supergroup of sorts made up of Phil Jameson (GRINSPOON), Janet English (SPIDERBAIT), Davie Lane (YOU AM I), Kemstar (1200 TECHNIQUES), Travis Demsey (ex-LIVING END) and ...

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DAVE GROHL: JANET, BRITNEY, CHRISTINA Belong On PLAYBOY CHANNEL

Janet Jackson's breast-bearing stunt at the Super Bowl was nothing more than self-promotion and "blatant exhibitionism," FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl told the Associated Press. Grohl, 35, a former drummer for NIRVANA, believes the music industry has been harmed by the recent skin-revealing exploits of Jackson, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. "Get them on the ...

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OZZY: I Am Iron Man

OZZY OSBOURNE is to have a 7-inch steel plate fitted to the back of his neck, it was revealed Monday (Dec. 15), according to Mirror.co.uk. Surgeons will perform the delicate operation as soon as the former BLACK SABBATH frontman is strong enough. It is understood they will insert the plate and take bone grafts from ...

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KORN To Contribute New Song To 'Tomb Raider' Soundtrack

A brand new KORN track, titled "Did My Time", will reportedly appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life" movie. A video for the song is expected to be filmed shortly with director Dave Meyers, who has previously worked with KID ROCK, PAPA ROACH, JANET JACKSON and DAVE ...

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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa Grey, whom Ross had dubbed ...

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METALLICA To Be Spotlighted On MTV's 'mtvICON'

METALLICA's 20-year career will be spotlighted on MTV's annual music tribute, "mtvICON", to premiere Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will be taped before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3, featuring performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their videos and music. ...

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KRITICKILL Turn Down NICKELBACK Offer

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL have reportedly turned down a record deal offer from 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Although no specific reason was given for their decision, the group are said to have ended contract negotiations with the label on the advice of ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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