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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour With SIGGI SCHWARZ In Germany

Guitar legend Michael Schenker will be embarking on a short German tour with guitarist Siggi Schwarz and his band in Germany in mid-December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 17 - Winterbach/Stuttgart, GER @ Turnhalle Dec. 18 – Heidenheim, GER @ Karl-Rau-Halle Dec. 19 - Dillingen/Donau, GER @ Downtown Eventhalle The band lineup for these ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist In Physical Therapy

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist/band leader Geoff Thorpe is now in physical therapy and showing definite signs of improvement after undergoing back surgery earlier in the year. At this point, Thorpe's plans are to return to the band by the end of 2004. "Geoff and the band were deeply disappointed that they were unable to tour in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says Last Presidential Election Was A Sour Point In American History

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to KNAC.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: Would you consider it a responsibility as not only a performer but as a ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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KALEDON To Resume Recording This Month

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will be entering Giuseppe Orlando's The Outer Sound Studios on October 25 to resume work on their third CD, "The Way of the Light", tentatively due in January through SteelBorn Records. The drum tracks for the CD were laid down in July at Alpha & Omega studios in Como, Italy ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: BUSH Administration Has Failed On Every Level

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this week about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On "Operation: Mindcrime": " 'Operation: Mindcrime' was inspired by the events ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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VIRGIN STEELE: Another CARNIVAL OF SOULS Show Announced

VIRGIN STEELE's David DeFeis, Edward Pursino and Josh Block will team up with former EXORCIST drummer Geoff Fontaine and keyboardist Lynn Delmato to perform another gig of "strange & beautiful" cover tunes (under the CARNIVAL OF SOULS banner) at the V.P. South in Amityville, NY on October 23 beginning at 10:00 p.m. VIRGIN STEELE are ...

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KALEDON: 'The New Kingdom' Video Posted Online

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON have uploaded a video for their track "The New Kingdom" at this location. "The New Kingdom" comes off KALEDON's sophomore album, "The King's Rescue", which was released in 2003 via SteelBorn Records. KALEDON are currently putting the finishing touches on their third CD, "The Way of the Light", ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: New Songs Are Completely Different To Anything Done In The Past

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently spoke to Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine about the group's past recorded output and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: Though I know you said you don't care about other ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'The 1996 DEP Sessions' To Arrive In Late September

Sanctuary Records has set a September 28 release date for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version will be quite markedly different to the version currently on the underground market under the title "Eighth Star". The story behind ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Live Album, DVD Due Before The End Of The Year

THE NEW YORK DOLLS are scheduled to release a new live album, entitled "Pre-Crash Condition", in September, according to Gigwise.com. Recorded at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival earlier in the year, the album features recordings from the bands comeback shows. A DVD from same show is also planned for release before the end of the year. All ...

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KALEDON To Film First Video This Month

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will be filming their first video at the end of August. The group are currently offering fans a chance to select the video song via a web poll on their official web site. For more information, go to www.kaledon.com. As previously reported, KALEDON's third full-length album, "The Way ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: Official Version Of 'Eighth Star' Will Be Significantly Different From Bootleg

The Tony Iommi/Glenn Hughes album recorded in 1996, heavily bootlegged as the much in demand "Eighth Star" (not the project's official title), will be quite markedly different to the version currently on the underground market when it is officially released through Sanctuary Records later this year, according to RockDetector.com. Strengthening the BLACK ...

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