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STEVE VAI To Release Collections Of Rarities

STEVE VAI will release the next two installments of "The Secret Jewel Box Set""Archives, Volume 3: Mystery Tracks" and "Archives, Volume 4: Various Artists" — on his birthday, June 6, 2003, exclusively through his official web site, Vai.com. "Archives Vol. 3" is a compilation of Steve's bonus tracks featured on Japanese releases of ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Appear At LUCIANO PAVAROTTI's Bash

DEEP PURPLE are scheduled to perform at Luciano Pavarotti's annual bash, "Pavarotti & Friends", on May 27 at the Parco Novi Sad in Modena Italy. Also set to appear at the event are Eric Clapton, U2's Bono, members of QUEEN, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin. PURPLE last appeared at the bash in 2001, performing "Smoke ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces Solo Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH has announced the following U.S. dates during the coming months: May 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Nascar Coca-Cola 600 May 25 - Anderson, SC @ Anderson Sports Center May 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club May 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino May 31 - ...

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SUKI JONES: Complete Set List Revealed

The complete set list for SUKI JONES' show at Boulder Station in Las Vegas on Saturday night (March 22) was as follows: 01. Welcome to the Jungle 02. It's so Easy 03. Mr. Brownstone 04. Sin City (AC/DC) 05. Nighttrain 06. My Michelle 07. Hollywood (THIN LIZZY) 08. Mama Kin 09. Knockin' On Heavens' Door ...

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SUKI JONES Perform To 'Unbelievable' Crowd Reaction In Vegas

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, made their live debut this past weekend at sold-out shows in Kingman, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The group performed an all-cover ...

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STEVEN ADLER And NIKKI SIXX Reunited!

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx were recently reunited after not being in contact with one another for several years. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, Steven ran into his "old buddy" Sixx "at a recent fashion expo in Las Vegas . . . The ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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DOMINE To Enter Studio In May

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will enter New Sin Audio Design studios in May to begin recording their fourth full-length album, due later in the year through Dragonheart Records. According to the group's official web site, "the band has already rehearsed five new compositions. Titles are TOP SECRET to avoid copycats running amok. The ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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STORMWIND To Issue 'Rising Symphony' In April

Sweden's STORMWIND, the band featuring guitarist Thomas Wolf and former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikstrom, have set an April 23 Japanese release date for their sixth album, "Rising Symphony". The album includes nine melodic/neo-classical tracks and a bonus track for Japan ("Wings Of Tomorrow"). A European release is expected to follow in early June. The official ...

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PRETTY MAIDS To Release Live Album

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS have finalized the details of their upcoming live album, titled "Alive At Last". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Sin Decade 02. Destination Paradise 03. Tortured Spirit 04. Wouldn't Miss You 05. Nightmare In The Neighbourhood 06. Natural High 07. Virtual Brutality 08. Queen ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Album Cover Posted Online

FOR MY PAIN is the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted the cover ...

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SLASH And STEVEN ADLER Hang Out In Las Vegas

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Steven Adler (drums) and Slash (guitar) were reunited during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at the Whiskey Sky Bar in the Green Valley Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 7, according to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. "It was the club's one-year anniversary, and what a celebration it was! ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Chooses Name For New Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler is reportedly eyeing SUKI JONES as the name of his new band, which apparently includes RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/BLACK N' BLUE/RATT bassist Robbie Crane. The group's upcoming tour — which is scheduled to kick off ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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KID ROCK, DAVE GROHL Added To List Of GRAMMY Performers

KID ROCK and FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl have been added to the list of performers for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, happening Sunday (Feb. 23). Rock will perform with Sheryl Crow and Grohl will join Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and others in a tribute to Joe Strummer and THE CLASH. In addition, LIMP BIZKIT ...

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HELLOWEEN Bassist Speaks Out On New Album

HELLOWEEN bassist Markus Grosskopf recently gave an interview to the band's official web site (www.helloween.org) in which he talked about the group's upcoming album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", and the group's decision to record ACCEPT and QUEEN covers as bonus tracks for the CD. When asked how "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" differs from ...

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ANTISEEN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With North Carolina Gig

ANTISEEN will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a live performance at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, April 19. "Formed in 1983 by Jeff Clayton and Joe Young, ANTISEEN has survived and outlasted every obstacle thrown in their way," states a press release announcing the upcoming show. "Every musical trend, every band ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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QUEEN Need Help In Locating Masters

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Dear Folks around the world "Here is an interesting puzzle. "As you may know, we are now very keen on the idea of remixing the entire QUEEN catalogue of albums in Surround Sound. This entails going back to the ORIGINAL ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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'Memento' Star To Appear In New SILVERCHAIR Video

SILVERCHAIR's new music video will feature a very special guest — acclaimed actor, Guy Pearce. The star of "Memento", "LA Confidential" and "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" will join the Newcastle trio in the film clip for their next single — "Across The Night" — when it premieres on Australian television later this month. According ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Arrested At London Airport

Former HOLE singer Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) at Heathrow Airport in London after being "verbally abusive" to cabin crew. She was held as she landed on a transatlantic flight from Los Angeles, Virgin Atlantic said. She had been travelling in Virgin's Upper Class cabin when she allegedly became disruptive and the captain ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier". Each of the seven QUEENSRŸCHE records has been repackaged with ...

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