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LED ZEPPELIN: No Reunion Planned!

LED ZEPPELIN fans shouldn't hold their breath for a much-rumored reunion, representatives of the three surviving ZEPPELINites have told The Toronto Sun. Despite last week's Launch report claiming a reunion "could well be in the offing" for 2003, according to "sources inside band management," there are no concrete plans for the guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH's Show Deemed "Too Loud" By Vermont Officials

Last weekend's Champlain Valley Exposition fair in Vermont was fined $5,000 for violation of Essex Junction's noise ordinance after former VAN HALEN singer DAVE LEE ROTH's performance there was deemed "too loud" by the local officials. Essex Police Chief David Demag said there were 32 calls complaining about the noise at Sunday night's show, according ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Reunion In 2003?

A reunion of ex-LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones is a strong possibility for 2003, sources in the band's management have told Launch. Page is currently working on a DVD set of unreleased live performance footage and other video material, due next year. Plant, on the other hand, ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Perform Rare PAPA WHEELIE Gig In San Francisco

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will be the final band to play at Nadine's Wild Weekend on August 25th. The closing-night party will take place at San Francisco's Bottom ...

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SILVERCHAIR's DANIEL JOHNS To Appear On "Rockline"

SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns will appear on the syndicated radio program Rockline on Monday, August 26th. Johns will be introducing some older SILVERCHAIR songs plus some songs from the new album Diorama. He will also field questions for 90 minutes live on air from Los Angeles where he is currently receiving medical treatment for his ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE "Adopt" Cancer Orphan

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their hearts and wallets to their daughter's best friend — who lost his mom to the same cancer Sharon is battling, according to the New York Post. Robert Marcato's mom, Regan, died last week at 36 of colon cancer. Now Ozzy and Sharon will "adopt" Robert, pay for his ...

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BIOHAZARD Drummer To Guest On AMONG THIEVES Promo CD

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler will be handling the drumming duties during an upcoming recording session by AMONG THIEVES, which is scheduled to begin on August 26th at Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). Three songs will be tracked ...

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BOB DAISLEY Explains Merits Of OSBOURNES Lawsuit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on February 18th, 2003 in their long-running dispute with former bandmembers Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Bassist Daisley and drummer Kerslake, who recorded 1980's Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981's Diary Of A Madman, have been suing the Osbournes for 20 years regarding ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Push Back Single Release Date

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, featuring SINERGY guitarist Alexi Laiho on guitar/vocals, have pushed back the tentative release date of their new single, "You're Better Off Dead", to August, most likely through Spinefarm Records. Also included on the CD will be the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". "People think ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Enter Studio With MICHAEL BARBIERO

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer Will Shepler, will enter Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey during September to record a three-song demo with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). The cuts set to be ...

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DOWN's Flames Of Wrath Caught On Tape

A fire that erupted from a stage monitor during DOWN's set in Mansfield, Massachusetts last week was filmed and audio recorded by Thom Panunzio and the Record Plant Mobile team, who were taping the July 16-17 Ozzfest 2002 shows for Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album, due out on CD via Columbia Records next month. DOWN ...

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STAR ONE To Embark On European Tour

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will embark on a short European tour in late September/early October. Dubbed Intergalactic Space Crusaders, the tour will cover Holland, Germany, France and Belgium will feature renditions of STAR ONE and AYREON material. The nine musicians that will reportedly partake in the festivities ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "HELEN OF TROY" Musical To Premier In March

Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story/musical based on Greek mythology that features brand new material composed by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, is scheduled to premier at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida during the week of March 20-25, 2003. As previously reported, Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and ...

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ROBERT PLANT: Reunion With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Unlikely

Although former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant seems open to the possibility of putting out another album with PAGE AND PLANT, his collaboration with ex-ZEP guitarist Jimmy Page, a reunion with the band's bass player, John Paul Jones, remains much more unlikely. "My relationship with 'Jonesy' is hampered by one misinterpreted word, and that was ...

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Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Frontman Shares Kodak Moment With BRYAN ADAMS

Former LED ZEPPELIN lead singer Robert Plant was photographed by Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams for an upcoming Cadillac ad. The ad will extend Cadillac's image makeover, which began earlier this year with the use of ZEPPELIN's classic "Rock and Roll" as the soundtrack to television spots featuring various models of the General Motors brand's ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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