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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Releases New Solo Track

A new solo song from DEF LEPPARD/THIN LIZZY guitarist Vivian Campbell, entitled "Seems So Real", can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track was written by Campbell and Robert Cosio and was produced by Cosio. Mixing duties were handled by Ronan McHugh. "Seems So Real" recording lineup: * Vivian Campbell: Lead vocals, Lead ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: Second 'Not Dead & Not For Sale' Webisode Available

The second webisode promoting STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's long-awaited autobiography, "Not Dead & Not For Sale", can be viewed below. "Not Dead & Not For Sale" will be released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. Weiland, 43, collaborated on the project with David Ritz, the "Sexual Healing" lyricist ...

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Hisingen Blues - GRAVEYARD

Surely you've heard of Sweden's WITCHCRAFT. What about Sweden's GRAVEYARD, a band that also grew out of the demise of NORRKSEN? Well, if you hadn't heard GRAVEYARD's self-titled Tee Pee debut, then certainly you've been hearing about the critical praise that sophomore release "Hisingen Blues" has been receiving. And there is a damn good reason ...

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THE QUILL Signs With METALVILLE

Sweden's THE QUILL has inked a deal with Metalville for the release of the band's new album, "Full Circle". Due on June 24, the CD "is packed with heavy rock firmly rooted in the Seventies but vibrant and updated rather than retro," according to a press release. "Yes, there's a new twist to the sound. ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: First 'Not Dead & Not For Sale' Webisode Available

The first webisode promoting STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's long-awaited autobiography, "Not Dead & Not For Sale", can be viewed below. "Not Dead & Not For Sale" will be released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. Weiland, 43, collaborated on the project with David Ritz, the "Sexual Healing" lyricist ...

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WARRANT: 'Life's A Song' Video, 'Rockaholic' EPK Released

"Life's A Song", the new video from Californian rockers WARRANT, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on Tuesday, April 19. "Life's A Song" comes off WARRANT's new album, "Rockaholic", which will be released in North America on May 17 via Frontiers Records. At the helm of the CD is mega-producer Keith Olsen (OZZY ...

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MTLEY CRE: More BAMBOOZLE Press-Conference Footage Available

The four members of MTLEY CRE held a special press conference Sunday (May 1) at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, New Jersey during which they revealed details about their summer tour. The unveiling included images and a description of their new set design, the set list decided by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee's ...

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Reunited SWORD Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XV Festival

Reunited '80s Montreal power metallers SWORD (not to be confused with Texas-based luminaries THE SWORD) have been confirmed for the Keep It True XV festival, set to take place April 27-28, 2012 ay Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SWORD (CAN) TYTAN (UK) OZ (FIN/SWE) TENSION (USA) MYSTIC FORCE ...

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METALLICA Announces Indian Dates

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "At this stage in the game, there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special. "For the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: New Tour Details Revealed

MÖTLEY CRÜE, one of the world's most iconic rock bands, hosted a special gathering at Bamboozle Sunday night (May 1) revealing details about their summer tour. The unveiling included images and a description of their new set design, the set list decided by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee's "360" drum rollercoaster. "We're ...

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ORIGIN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Expulsion Of Fury", a brand new song from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Entity", which will be released on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD features ...

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It's Official: MIKE MANGINI Is New DREAM THEATER Drummer

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what ...

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HOSTILE: 'No Salvation' Video Released

"No Salvation", the new video from British metallers HOSTILE — who feature in their ranks bassist Alex Hill, son of JUDAS PRIEST's Ian Hill — can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Eve Of Destruction", which was produced by former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. Not only did K.K. produce ...

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ANNIHILATOR, Reunited SWORD To Team Up For Quebec City Concert

Canadian metal powerhouse ANNIHILATOR will perform at the 2011 edition of the Festival d'Été de Québec (Quebec City International Summer Festival) on July 10 at the Imperial Theater. This will mark the band's exclusive Canadian appearance this summer, a first for Quebec City and the first show in 18 years that ANNIHILATOR has played in ...

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