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Lawyer: GREAT WHITE Singer Is Relieved But Agonizing

Laurel J. Sweet of the Boston Herald is reporting that GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell was "relieved" to be spared criminal culpability for the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history, but remains tormented by his role in rock 'n' roll infamy, his lawyer said. "Jack is still agonizing over this," attorney Neil Philbin said yesterday ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: No One But Me Has The Right To Use 'WHITESNAKE' Name

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on his former bandmates' decision to use the "classic WHITESNAKE" banner for their new project, M3. M3, who feature in their ranks Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Up For 'Brummie Of The Year' Award

Neil Elkes of Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is among the celebrities competing for the "Brummie of the Year" award. Creator Jon Bounds said the award was created to honor Birmingham, England-born and -bred icons who epitomize the down-to-earth qualities of the city. He said: "The one thing that the people of Birmingham ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: More Live Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-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, have lined up the following shows during December: Dec. 19 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena (w/ JACKYL) Dec. 20 ...

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IMAGIKA To Enter Studio In January

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Prairie Sun studios in Cotati, California to finish tracking their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "All new vocal tracks and bass will be laid down," reads a post on the band's web site. "There's also going to be some more guitar since ...

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ANTHRAX To Record Live Shows For Upcoming CD/DVD

ANTHRAX will record their upcoming shows in Chicago (Dec. 5), Flint (Dec. 6) and Cleveland (Dec. 7) for a live CD/DVD that will accompany the group's previously announced collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush. As previously reported, the studio portion of the set, dubbed "Metallum Maximus Aeternus", will be ...

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'VINCE NEIL's Rocktails': Casting Call Announced

Producer J.C. Calciano is accepting submissions for "Vince Neil's Rocktails", a HD TV pilot a la "Red Shoe Diaries" hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil and directed by Mindy Debaise. Shoot starts Dec. 6 in L.A. and Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit, meals, and travel & lodging (if required) provided. There is pay. Breakdown: Males ...

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Report: LIMP BIZKIT Cancel Southeast Asian Tour, Cite 'Security Risks'

Thailand's The Nation reports that LIMP BIZKIT cancelled their Southeast Asian tour due to security risks, the organizer of their Bangkok concert said Tuesday (Dec. 2). Following recent warnings from the U.S. State Department of increased security risks in the region, the band cancelled upcoming concerts in Bali, Manila and Bangkok, BEC Tero Entertainment Co. ...

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MANOWAR Director Comments On The Making Of 'Hell On Earth III'

Video director Neil Johnson, who was responsible for putting together MANOWAR's upcoming "Hell On Earth III" DVD, recently gave his personal report about this massive package which is due to be released on December 8. "It continues from where 'Hell On Earth Part Two' left off," he said. "Disc One covers the 1998-1999 summer festivals ...

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M3: More European Tour Dates Announced

M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have lined up the following dates during December (special guest BOB CATLEY): Dec. 04 - Planet Music ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set To Surface In March

Rhino Records have set a March 2, 2004 release date for the much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)". Retailing for $99.98, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)" will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Tour Italy, Spain In January

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-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, have lined up the following shows in Italy and Spain during January: Jan. 15 – Rome, ITA @ Alpheus Jan. ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Explains VINCE NEIL Shoving Incident

In a brand-new interview published in the January 2004 issue of Metal Edge magazine, POISON frontman Bret Michaels commented on the scuffle that occurred on one of the last dates of the band's summer tour involving MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, one of the supporting acts on the bill. Michaels was very reluctant to divulge ...

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M3: Live Album Samples Posted Online

M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have posted audio samples from their upcoming live album in streaming Windows Media format at

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL And NIKKI SIXX Reunite On Hollywood Stage: More Photos Posted Online

More photos have been posted online from MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil's solo performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, California Wednesday night (October 15). Neil's CRÜE bandmate Nikki Sixx (bass) and L.A. GUNS/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns joined Vince on stage for an impromptu jam on several MÖTLEY CRÜE classics, including "Shout At ...

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BRUCE KULICK: 'I'm Fine!'

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick is at home and recovering after being hit by two stray bullets outside a nightclub in Hollywood last night. Kulick attended a concert by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd., and left the with a friend at 1:30 a.m. ...

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