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THE HELLACOPTERS Enter Studio To Record New CD

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have entered the studio with producer Chips K. (i.e. THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) to record their as-yet-untitled new CD, due later in the year. According to drummer Robert Eriksson, "a total of 20 brand new killer ...

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JOE SATRIANI European Dates Announced

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Following the release, JOE's Beautiful Summer Tour will begin in Europe during July, ...

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MACHINE HEAD Select VIO-LENCE Axeman As Temporary Replacement For AHRUE LUSTER

MACHINE HEAD are strongly rumored to have selected TECHNOCRACY/VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel as the temporary replacement for Ahrue Luster, who recently left the group due to "creative differences". Demmel, a former bandmate of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn during the classic VIO-LENCE days, will reportedly join Flynn, drummer Dave McClain and bassist Adam Duce on ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New PRIMAL SCREAM CD

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the PRIMAL SCREAM track "The Lord Is My Shotgun", playing harmonica. The collaboration came about because of a conversation on the street with PS singer Bobbie Gillespie: "Robert lives near our studio and we're always having a chat", he said. "I asked him ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Issue "Strange Beautiful Music" In June

JOE SATRIANI will release his new studio album, entitled Strange Beautiful Music, on June 25th through Epic Records. Guests on the album include Robert Fripp, Matt Bissonette and Jeff Campitelli. Tracks include: "Chords Of Life", "You Saved My Life" and "Sleep Walk". Regarding the release, SATRIANI recently stated: "I was looking to do something that ...

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SLIPKNOT Linked To German School Massacre

SLIPKNOT CDs have been found in the collection of German killer Robert Steinhaeuser, who shot dead 13 of his teachers, two teenagers and a policeman at his old school in Erfurt in Germany last week. Among the items found in Steinhaeuser's possession was a the supposed SLIPKNOT track "School Wars", the lyrics to which include ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: North Carolina Set List Revealed

Here is former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell's set list from last night's (April 27th) show at City Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina: 01. Psychotic Break 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes 03. Hellbound 04. Cut You In 05. Angry Chair 06. Man In The Box 07. My Song 08. Solitude 09. Castaway 10. What ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Won't See Court-Ordered Psychiatrist

Courtney Love will not have to undergo a psychiatric exam to determine if she is mentally capable of handling her NIRVANA-related responsibilities under the NIRVANA LLC partnership, Judge Robert H. Alsdorf of the Superior Court of the State of Washington in Seattle ruled on Wednesday, April 24th. As previously reported, surviving members of NIRVANA Dave ...

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Former STRYPER Drummer Gets BLISSED

Former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet has teamed up with David Pearson and Trevor Barr from the group STATIC (not to be confused with STATIC-X) to form a brand new project called BLISSED. According to Sweet, it's been quite a while since I've felt this good about a group effort musically, and this feels great. If ...

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AC/DC Frontman Confirms Ballet Collaboration

As first reported here several days ago, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Robert de Warren on a musical called Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story based on Greek mythology. Johnson has reportedly written 14 songs for the $1.2 million production, which will debut ...

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Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Appear At Italy's MAY 1ST CONCERT

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is tentatively slated to appear at the May 1st Concert charity gig in Rome, Italy. "For the rights, for the development and the occupation, against terrorism" reads the official slogan of the 24-hour live event. A press conference held yesterday morning announced Plant in the line-up, but it's possible ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Issue "Head First" In July

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release his first solo album since 1993, entitled Head First, on July 16th. Self-produced, the effort will include covers of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Hey Joe" and TIM HARDIN's "Morning Dew". The latter marks the second time Plant has covered a HARDIN track— on his 1993 release Fate ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Diary Of A Mad Scam?!

A minor controversy has erupted among die-hard OZZY OSBOURNE fans over the upcoming reissue of the singer's classic solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, which is currently slated to come out through the Sony label on April 9th. Billed as a digitally remastered version of the original master tapes, the new expanded edition reissue apparently no ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Involved In Royalty Dispute With Atlantic Records

Over 30 years after Jerry Wexler signed them to the label, LED ZEPPELIN are suing Atlantic Records for copyright infringement, according to Rock's Back Pages. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the heirs of late drummer John Bonham contend that the U.S. label has refused to pay increased royalty fees — currently almost ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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