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WILLIAM SHATNER's Version Of 'Iron Man' Featuring ZAKK WYLDE Available For Streaming

Legendary actor William Shatner will release his new space-themed concept album entitled "Seeking Major Tom" on October 11 via the Los Angeles-based label Cleopatra Records. Comprised of 19 "interpretations" of classic intergalactic rock anthems, the release features guest appearances by Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY ...

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AEROSMITH: Video Footage Of New Studio Jam Posted Online

A new video of an AEROSMITH studio jam has surfaced, with guitarist Brad Whitford laying down some riffs and vocalist Steven Tyler joining in, while drummer Joey Kramer keeps the backbeat locked in place. Check it out below. AEROSMITH entered guitarist Joe Perry's home studio (The Boneyard) in suburban Boston and the Pandora's Box (the ...

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SANCTUARY Recruits Former FORCED ENTRY Guitarist For Upcoming Shows

Reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY, which features in its ranks current NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard, has tapped Brad Hull (FORCED ENTRY) to play second guitar for the band. Hull and Shannon Sharp, one of the moderators at Metalguitarist.org, were the top picks for the position. Brad, having previously toured with ...

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New BOSTON Album Is '85% Complete'

BOSTON's publicist, Gail Parenteau, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding Michael Sweet's (STRYPER) departure from the group: "We truly enjoyed having Michael Sweet sing and play guitar on stage for the 2008 BOSTON tour along with Tommy DeCarlo, who was the lead vocalist replacing Brad Delp. However, Michael has not been involved in ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Surprise Appearance At Scituate's 'Heritage Days' (Video)

According to PatriotLedger.com, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined the JAMES MONTGOMERY BLUES BAND and AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford on stage yesterday (Sunday, August 7) for a special half-hour performance during Scituate, Massachusetts' annual "Heritage Days" celebration. He returned to the stage later in the evening to perform with THE FAMILY STONE. "Nobody knew ...

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MELIAH RAGE: New Album Details Revealed

Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE will release their seventh full-length studio album (or eighth, if you also count the "Unfinished Business" CD), "Dead To The World", on July 28 via Italy's Metal On Metal Records. The CD's cover artwork was created by Jowita Kaminska, who previously worked with EXODUS ("Tempo Of The Damned"), WITCHBURNER ("Final ...

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AC/DC Makes FORBES Magazine's List Of Highest-Paid Musicians

Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC have made Forbes magazine's new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians. According to Forbes, the numbers encompass all pretax income earned from May 2010 to May 2011, before subtracting agent and manager fees. The totals were compiled with the help of data from Pollstar, RIAA and others, as well as interviews ...

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AEROSMITH Members Discuss 'Rocks' Album On 'In The Studio' (Audio)

If there's one band that personifies rock, it's gotta be AEROSMITH. This week North American syndicated rock radio show "In The Studio" celebrates the 35th anniversary of AEROSMITH's "Rocks". Show producer/host Redbeard speaks to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer about what life in AEROSMITH was like, the good, the ...

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JIMMY PAGE Interviewed At IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS (Video)

Absolute Radio 's Tania Snuggs conducted an interview with LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page at the most prestigious British music awards, Ivor Novello Awards, on May 19 in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. Publisher's Marketplace announced earlier in the month that "Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page", by Guitar World ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Explains 'American Idol' Non-Appearance

AEROSMITH will not perform on the season finale of "American Idol" despite singer Steven Tyler's insistence to the contrary. Tyler, who is one of the judges on the current season of "Idol", told Billboard.com that he will reunite with his bandmates May 25, the grand finale of this season's Fox TV singing contest. "Oh, yeah, ...

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'Conversations With Jimmy Page' Book Sold At Auction

According to Publisher's Marketplace, "Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page", by Guitar World editor-in-chief Brad Tolinski, went to Crown at auction in a "significant deal." Using the Publisher's Marketplace "deal key," a "significant deal" is a book deal that garners $251,000 - $499,000. Following are quotes from Jimmy Page as told to Brad Tolinski ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Murderball' Video Released

"Murderball", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Razorback Killers", which was released in Europe on March 28 (except in Germany, where it arrived three days earlier) and in the U.S. on April 5 via SPV/Steamhammer. Vocalist Brian ...

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AEROSMITH's BRAD WHITFORD Performs On 'Lopez Tonight' (Video)

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford appeared on last night's (Monday, May 9) edition of "Lopez Tonight", comedian George Lopez's talk show on TBS. In the clip below, Grammy Award winner Johnny Lang performs Jimi Hendrix's classic version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" with the all-star EXPERIENCE HENDRIX band, including Whitford, Scott Nelson (KENNY WAYNE ...

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WILLIAM SHATNER Talks Metal At REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS (Video)

BareBonesMusic.com conducted a short interview with legendary actor William Shatner on the "black carpet" of the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held on April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below. Shatner was presented with the Honorary Headbanger Award at the Revolver Golden Gods ...

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MELIAH RAGE Signs With METAL ON METAL RECORDS

Metal On Metal Records has announced the signing of the Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on its seventh studio album, entitled "Dead To The World", for a July release to coincide with the band's first in 21 years visit in Europe. Commented MELIAH RAGE: "It's official — ...

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