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THE RAMONES Tribute CD: One Big "Happy Family"

We're A Happy Family is the title of the forthcoming THE RAMONES tribute CD which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for an August release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks completed for the album so far are the following: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Taking The Music Back

ROB ZOMBIE will go to court in mid-July to settle a dispute with Mazda Trucks over the unauthorized use of the singer's music in the company's commercial two years ago. Mazda apparently used music from ZOMBIE's Hellbilly Deluxe album without ROB's permission or knowledge and it infuriated the vocalist, who has never intended to allow ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's "House Of 1000 Corpses" Set For Halloween Release

ROB ZOMBIE's much-talked-about movie, House Of 1000 Corpses, will finally hit theaters this Halloween, according to an announcement made by the singer during his April 18th New York City show at Hammerstein Ballroom. ZOMBIE reportedly signed a contract with an as-yet-undisclosed company to distribute the film nationwide. House Of 1000 Corpses was originally due to ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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OZZFEST: Pay To Play?

The following item was published in today's edition of New York Daily News: You would think having a hit show on MTV would be enough for Ozzy Osbourne. But the outrageous rocker wants more money, too. For his upcoming Ozzfest summer tour, the 53-year-old former BLACK SABBATH frontman and his wife and manager, Sharon, are ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Lines Up Musicians For Touring Band

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has recruited ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Anthony Gallo, former SAMANTHA 7/GREAT WHITE axeman Ty Longley and bassist Jason Levin for his touring band, which is still searching for a suitable frontman. That is still in the works, explains Menza. I have to find the right guy, so we have been auditioning ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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