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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Pays Tribute To WARWICK Bass

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I have been playing Gibson Thunderbirds forever. I love them, always have, always will. When I worked with Specter in the 80's, we designed the body along the lines of the T bird ...

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PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP Launches EDWARD VAN HALEN CUSTOM SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Peavey Electronics Corp., is proud to introduce the Edward Van Halen Custom Shop. That totally tricked-out, customized Wolfgang electric guitar you've been pining for all these years is now only a few mouse clicks away at www.Peavey.com. Peavey's EVH Custom Shop offers guitarists a brilliantly simplistic online user interface where they can ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'Alive And Kicking'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted a message on their official site revealing that his recent spell in rehab was "the best thing that has ever happened" to him. The message runs as follows: "Hi, this is Richard again, I'm alive and kicking! Rehab was the best thing that ever happened to me, my mind ...

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TALISMAN Issue Live CD In Scandinavia

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have just issued a new album, "Live At Sweden Rock Festival", via Empire Records in Scandinavia. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Colour My XTC 02. Fabricated War 03. Mysterious (This ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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THE DEFACED Reveal Track Listing For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed work on their sophomore effort, "Karma In Black", for an early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Mattias Svensson: "The mixing of 'Karma in Black' is done and the result totally speaks for itself. We believe that we ...

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Hang Out With MARILYN MANSON In New York City!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION NEW YORK AREA MARILYN MANSON FANS! We are offering you a unique opportunity to hang out with MANSON at a party he is hosting which will be televised by Much Music. The party is taking place in New York City on Thursday, October 24, 2002 and you would need to be ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On Cancer Battle: 'Life Goes On'

The following article was originally published in the National Enquirer: Cancer-stricken Sharon Osbourne reveals for the first time how she had to calm her sobbing husband Ozzy after she nearly died from chemotherapy complications. No more tears! Married for 20 years, Sharon's more in control than Ozzy. She had to be strong for her struggling ...

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AMERICAN DOG Prepare To Issue Sophomore CD

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, will release their second studio album, Red, White, Black And Blue, on October 1st through Outlaw Recordings. The release date was set back due to guitarist Steve Theado's run-in with a Buick in a hit-and-run accident back on January 12th that left the guitarist's ...

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DAVE GROHL: LAYNE STALEY's Death Broke My Heart

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has spoken to Britain's Kerrang! magazine about his sadness over the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley. Grohl was drinking in a Los Angeles bar on April 19th this year when a disconsolate Jerry Cantrell entered the bar. The former ALICE IN CHAINS ...

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DROWNING POOL Death Photo A Hoax: Former Tour Manager

A former tour manager for DROWNING POOL has dismissed as a hoax a recently-circulated photo purported to have been taken of late DP frontman Dave Williams' lifeless corpse in a body bag shortly after he was found dead on the band's tour bus on August 14th. Writing on DROWING POOL's official message board under the ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Raise £8,000 In Auction For Former Drummer

IRON MAIDEN have managed to raise nearly £8,000 (approximately $12,400) from their Clive Burr auction and will donate the proceeds to the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund. According to the group's official web site, bids were received from around the world. The Stage Eddie was bought by an eager Japanese Fan and is currently ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks. A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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NECROPHAGIA Announce New Drummer

NECROPHAGIA have added a new full-time drummer in the shape of DAEMONIA skinsman Titta Tani. As previously reported, NECROPHAGIA—whose line-up is completed by Killjoy (vocals), bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards)—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween released ...

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SKINLAB Confirmed For Oakland TATTOO THE EARTH Event

San Francisco Bay Area's SKINLAB will perform Saturday, August 10th as part of the Tattoo The Earth weekend at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The event, sponsored by The Oakland Museum Of California will be hosted by acclaimed tattoo artist and festival brainchild, Paul Booth. The focus of this year's event will be more ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: New Album Is "Fast And Crazy"

NAPALM DEATH will tentatively issue their latest album, entitled Order Of The Leech, in October through Snapper Music in Europe and Spitfire Records in the US, frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The [deal] with Dreamcatcher [Records, who released the group's Enemy Of The Music Business CD in 2001] didn't really work out in ...

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