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OZZY OSBOURNE Honored At 'VH1 Rock Honors'; Photos Available

ALICE IN CHAINS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are among the artists who performed tribute sets at the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors", which was taped last night (Saturday, May 12) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART and ...

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BAM MARGERA To Host 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam") has been tapped to host "VH1 Rock Honors". The second annual show, which pays homage to the legends who influenced the sound of rock, will honor OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART, and ZZ TOP. These honorees will perform live, along with tribute bands NICKELBACK, GRETCHEN WILSON and KEANE, on Saturday, ...

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METALLICA: JAMES HETFIELD's Protective Glove Being Auctioned

An autographed protective glove that was worn by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield after he suffered severe second- and third-degree burns to his left arm due to pyrotechnics during a 1992 concert is being auctioned via eBay. According to the seller — who claims to have worked for METALLICA in 1991 during the "black album" USA ...

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WOLFMOTHER Honored With GRAMMY In 'Best Hard Rock' Category

Australia's WOLFMOTHER was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 49th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" category were as follows: BUCKCHERRY - "Crazy Bitch" NINE INCH ...

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AEROSMITH Donates Autographed Guitar For Charity

One of Boston's best loved bands, AEROSMITH, has donated an autographed guitar to raise money for The Angel Fund, an independent non-profit organization benefiting ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Center run by Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The guitar is up for auction on eBay until ...

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VYNDYKATOR Guitarist Passes Away

ATTACKER frontman Bob Mitchell has issued the following statement: "It is with heavy heart and deep sadness which I must inform you that my dear friend and brother Rob Oriani has passed away. He died of a heart attack while at work on Saturday. I was honored to know him and I will keep his ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Completes Basic Guitar Tracks For New Album

BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, is currently recording its second album at Machine Shop studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Machine. The group's guitarist, Mike Kennedy, has issued the following update: "We just finished our basic guitar tracks yesterday. We still need to do overdubs ...

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THE HAUNTED Frontman Pissing In The Wind

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "What is the big deal with discussing stuff like economical system or religion? "It's amusing how people are so eager to attack as soon as anyone simply sets about and types the right trigger words. Sometimes I think maybe I should ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Frontman Launches SUPERNOVA RECORDS

TODAY IS THE DAY frontman Steve Austin — a renowned producer who has worked with LAMB OF GOD, CONVERGE, JELLO BIAFRA and many more —has officially launched his new label, Supernova Records. Initially founded in order to properly release TODAY IS THE DAY material, Supernova has released DVDs of live shows from 1995 and 1996, ...

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HAMMERFALL, LIZZY BORDEN, ANDROMEDA Members To Guest On MOUNTAIN OF POWER CD

Swedish guitarist Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH) has released more information about his MOUNTAIN OF POWER project, featuring guest appearances by current and/or former members of HAMMERFALL, LIZZY BORDEN, ANDROMEDA and TREAT, among many others. Says Janne: "The project is basically me with a lot of guests. It was initiated by Joe Romagnola at Grooveyard ...

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VH1's Broadband Channel VSPOT To Begin Airing Exclusive 'VH1 Rock Honors' Performances

Beginning tomorrow, VSPOTVH1's broadband channel — will offer exclusive performances from "VH1 Rock Honors" honorees and tribute bands that will not be seen during the show's television broadcast. Additional VSPOT content will include exclusive interviews with "VH1 Rock Honors" honorees, presenters and performers and "Air to the Throne" air guitar performances from the ...

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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Record New Album In The Summer

BLOODSIMPLE guitarist Mike Kennedy (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "We are home and I'm writing to your from good ol' crooklyn NY. Working out some mean material for the new record. The new tunes are sounding killer so far and we should be hitting the studio in the summer to start tracking ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Part Ways With WIND-UP RECORDS

ALTER BRIDGE have announced that they have terminated their recording, publishing, and merchandising agreements, effective immediately, thereby severing all of the ban's contractual relationships with Wind-Up. "We're very excited about concluding this chapter in our lives and focusing on the future,” explains Grammy Award-winning songwriter and guitarist Mark Tremonti. "We have been working on new ...

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WASTEFORM Split With XTREEM MUSIC, Seek New Label Home

New York metal act WASTEFORM have amicably parted ways with Xtreem Music (Spain). "We're currently looking for a label to support us 100% on our future endeavors which include extensive touring throughout the U.S and Europe and a brand new album," stated vocalist and co-founder Greg Kennedy. With newly acquired guitarist Justin Knipper (MUCOPUS), WASTEFORM ...

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TILES To Enter Studio In February

Detroit-based preogressive rock band TILES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Work on the new songs is coming along great — so much so that we've penciled in early February to begin recording with Terry Brown. In the meantime, we're recording some demos for Terry so he can hear what we're ...

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