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AEROSMITH Frontman Featured On SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE Tribute CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Talks About Band's New Lineup

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with VIXEN guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: Who are the members of VIXEN now? Jan Kuehnemund: "I'm Jan Kuehnemund; I'm the guitarist. My band members are bassist Lynn Louise Lowrey, drummer Kat Kraft and singer Jenna Sanz-Agero." Antenna: With you as ...

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BRET MICHAELS Attracts Added Attention For Film Role

Actor and producer Rikki Lee Travolta of the famous entertainment family was a key focal point in the VIP section of singer Bret Michaels' concert performance at famed Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, June 25. Travolta previously appeared at Michaels' November Chicago concert date while scouting the singer for a potential role in the ...

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DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

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JANET JACKSON Thought MARILYN MANSON Was 'The Devil'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely ...

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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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