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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival Gets Postponed

Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which was previously scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow, has now apparently been postponed until August 23-25. As previously reported, SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, GLENN HUGHES, DORO, GRAVE DIGGER, URIAH HEEP and GAMMA ...

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SAXON, GAMMA RAY, CANDLEMASS, Others Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival

SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, and GAMMA RAY are among the acts confirmed for Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow. The full line-up of performers scheduled to appear at the even is ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Sing In Bulgaria

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will appear as a "special guest" at the June 11th performance of the band BTR in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he will reportedly be singing one song with the group. ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Found Dead In Los Angeles

Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk pioneers THE RAMONES, died Wednesday night in his Hollywood home, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner's office. The bassist was 50. Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found unresponsive by his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. PT. She then called the Los Angeles Police ...

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PRONG Join DANZIG US Tour

PRONG have replaced MARDUK as the main support on the upcoming DANZIG North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, June 1st in Phoenix, Arizona. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo Jun. 04 - El ...

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MARDUK Cancel US Tour—Again!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have once again cancelled plans to tour the US as a result of their inability to secure the proper paperwork from the American Embassy to enable them to enter the country legally. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: "MARDUK still has not been granted their clearance from the ...

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DAMNAGED Confirmed For DANZIG US Tour

Seattle-based DAMNAGED have been selected as the opening act on the forthcoming DANZIG US headlining tour, also featuring Swedish black metallers MARDUK. Vocalist/lead guitarist Nick Woodward, rhythm guitarist Jeff Roderick, bass guitarist Trevor Fox and drummer Chris Johnson will tour the country with DANZIG from June through mid-August. DAMNAGED's new CD, Aggression Therapy, is available ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In August

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, recorded a live CD at the Tokyo stop of their recent Japanese tour for an August release in Japan and September release in Europe. As previously reported, the band will embark on a ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: More European Dates Confirmed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have confirmed a few more dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in September/October. Confirmed dates so far include the following: Sep. 16 – Geodrome - Gerolzhofen, GER ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Tour Europe In The Fall

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are in the process of arranging a European tour in September/October. Tentative dates so far include the following: Sep. 20 – Palatent - Venice, ITA Sep. 21 – Barfly - Ancona, ITA Sep. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Set List Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are currently in the middle of a highly-successful Japanese tour, during which the duo are expected to record a live album for a late 2002/early 2003 release. Here is the set list from ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Virginia Show Cancelled

NUCLEAR ASSAULT's show at Jaxx in West Springfield, Viriginia, which was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 28th, has reportedly been cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales. Also affected by the cancellation are MISERY INDEX (featuring ex-DYING FETUS members), CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY, THE CROWN, ALL THAT REMAINS, and FROWN UPON, all ...

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MARDUK "Still Waiting" To Get Visas For DANZIG US Tour

According to the band's official web site, MARDUK are still waiting for INS approval for the [group's US tour with] DANZIG. So far the response from the US embassy has been positive and we hope to bring the verdict from INS very soon. The DANZIG/MARDUK North American trek is scheduled to kick off on May ...

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DANZIG/MARDUK US Tour: Initial Dates Announced

DANZIG have announced the initial dates for their forthcoming Danzig 777 I Luciferi US tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK in the support slot. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre Jun. 04 - El Paso, TX @ Far West ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Confirmed For South Korea's BUSAN INT'L ROCK FESTIVAL

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—are the latest act to have been confirmed for the third annual Busan International Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place between June 1st and June 3rd in Busan, South Korea. Other acts ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: New York City Gig Details Revealed

The last-ever New York City appearance of the original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will take place on Friday, May 10th at CBGBs, and will include performances from DRAGONLORD (featuring members of TESTAMENT and SADUS), GOATWHORE (featuring members of SOILENT GREEN), INCANTATION, CANDY STRIPER DEATH ...

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MARDUK Confirm North American Trek With DANZIG

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have confirmed the group's plans to support DANZIG on the latter act's US headlining tour that is scheduled to kick off on May 29th and run through the end of July (as first reported here on March 30th). According to a statement posted at MARDUK's official web site, “MARDUK has been ...

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DANZIG Shoot Video For New Single

DANZIG shot a video for "Wicked Pussycat", the first single from the group's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I, last Friday, March 22nd, in downtown Los Angeles. As previously reported, Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I is due to be issued on May 21st through Spitfire Records. ...

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