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ZAKK WYLDE, RITCHIE BLACKMORE, MICHAEL SCHENKER On WILLIAM SHATNER Album; Details Revealed

Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records has inked legendary actor William Shatner to a worldwide recording deal for a space-themed concept album entitled "Searching For Major Tom" (formerly "Seeking Major Tom"), to be released later this year. Comprised of 19 "interpretations" of classic intergalactic rock anthems, the release features guest appearances by Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), ...

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DIO DISCIPLES: European Tour Dates Announced

Former DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will join forces with singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) to play a number of shows in Europe under the name DIO DISCIPLES. Because of Sarzo's commitment ...

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Former MONSTER MAGNET Guitarist Launches 9 CHAMBERS

According to Greg Prato of UGO.com, producer/singer/guitarist Greg Hampton (ALICE COOPER, BOOTSY COLLINS, LITA FORD), ex-MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell and current GOV'T MULE bassist Jorgen Carlsson have joined forces in a new band called 9 CHAMBERS. Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, BLACK SABBATH) has played drums on the recordings up to ...

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JAMES LOMENZO To Temporarily Replace RUDY SARZO In DIO DISCIPLES

Former DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will join forces with singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) to play a number of shows in Europe under the name DIO DISCIPLES. Because of Sarzo's commitment ...

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CARMINE APPICE To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE EP

Drum legend Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE) has been added to the list of artists who appear on the limited-edition EP "Chasing A Cure" from the Christian rock band LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, due out on May 17. He guests on the track "Ground Zero". The track listing for the EP is as ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Schedules Live Debut

KILL DEVIL HILL — the new band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals — will make its live debut on April 29 at the Key Club in ...

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KIRK HAMMETT, ULI JON ROTH On 'That Metal Show' Season Premiere; Entire Episode Available

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and legendary axeman Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) were the featured guests on the premiere episode of the seventh season of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show", which premiered this past Saturday, March 19 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. During his appearance on the program, Hammett talked about the "Big Four" tour featuring performances ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL: First Audio Sample Posted Online

The first audio clip from KILL DEVIL HILL — the new band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals — is available for streaming in the YouTube clip ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Demoing More Material

KILL DEVIL HILL, the new band featuring Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Rex Brown (DOWN, PANTERA) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Dewey Bragg on vocals, recently finished demoed around 10 songs, which, according to Appice, sound "like a cross between BLACK SABBATH, ALICE ...

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SIN CITY SINNERS Schedules Last-Minute Benefit Concert

On Friday, March 4, Las Vegas' favorite band SIN CITY SINNERS will host a last-minute benefit show to fight childhood cancer. The next day SINNERS manager Jason Green will shave his head in front of a live audience in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising critical ...

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KING KOBRA: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set an April 15 European release date (May 5 in North America) for the new self-titled comeback album from KING KOBRA. Formed in 1984 by legendary drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE), Los Angeles heavy metal outfit KING KOBRA recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Capitol Records — the ...

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CARMINE APPICE Digital-Downloads Web Site Launched; New KING KOBRA Track Available

Rock legend Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) is now offering rare tracks and impossible-to-find, out-of-production albums available as digital downloads directly from Carmine's personal web site. Some of Carmine's best performances new and old are available, along with a brand new track from KING KOBRA. All proceeds from this song will be ...

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