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CRASH MUSIC Signs Distribution Deal With KOCH ENTERTAINMENT

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH Entertainment Distribution. The company had been previously distributed by Caroline. Crash Music is home to such artists as FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 40 BELOW SUMMER, LUPARA, and ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY and own a large catalog including releases from artist such ...

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ALICE COOPER Adds New Guitarist

According to ALICE COOPER fan site SickthingsUK, Cooper has recruited new guitarist Jason Hook. Jason has worked with many acts over the years, including BULLETBOYS, STEPHEN PEARCY (RATT), and VINCE NEIL. He also has a solo album out, called "Safety Dunce", which recently won the L.A. Music Award for "Best Independent Instrumental Album." ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Headline ROCKLAHOMA

Today heavy metal fans across the nation heard the news they've been hoping for from "House of Hair" nationally syndicated radio host and TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider. "It is my distinct pleasure to announce that TWISTED SISTER will once again be involved with a show that will go down in history. On July 15th, ...

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Worldwide Response To ROCKLAHOMA 'Amazing'

Only one week after announcing plans for Rocklahoma, the largest '80s rock festival of its kind to ever be organized, an onslaught of fans worldwide have purchased tickets and made their plans to travel to Oklahoma. Fans from throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and 32 states in the U.S. have purchased their advanced tickets ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Performs ALICE IN CHAINS, PANTERA With METAL SKOOL

Former PANTERA/current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo joined the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band METAL SKOOL last night (Monday, February 26) at the Key club in Hollywood, California for renditions of ALICE IN CHAINS' "Man in the Box" and PANTERA's "Walk". Other guests at the show included Marq Torien from the BULLETBOYS, David Draiman (DISTURBED) and ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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L.A. GUNS, BULLETBOYS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The L.A. GUNS version featuring guitarist Tracii Guns alongside fellow original members Paul Black and Nickey Alexander will team up with BULLETBOYS for a U.S. tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 27 - Farmington, NM @ Big City Nite Club Oct. 28 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Oct. 30 ...

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BULLETBOYS 'Semi-Reunion' In The Works

As part of his month-long Bananiversary Celebration, rock 'n' roll comic C.C. Banana spoke with singer Marq Torien about the current state of the BULLETBOYS as well as Marq's recently completed new album. A few excerpts from the interview follow: C.C. Banana: What is the present status of the BULLETBOYS? Does the band even exist ...

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BULLETBOYS Drop Off STEPHEN PEARCY's METAL IN AMERICA Tour

According to former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's official web site, BULLETBOYS will no longer be taking part in the Metal In America 2006 tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in early February, will now feature headliner Pearcy alongside BANG TANGO and PRETTY BOY FLOYD. A list of confirmed tour dates can be ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer Sets Record Straight About 'Reunion' Tour

Original BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has contacted "The Hairball John Radio Show" to set the record straight about the group's upcoming "reunion" tour and album, as announced on the show by BULLETBOYS vocalist Marq Torien earlier in the month. According to D'Anda, "the BULLETBOYS reunion tour and album that Mark mentioned will not include original ...

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BULLETBOYS Vocalist Announces Reunion Tour And New Album

BULLETBOYS vocalist Marq Torien recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" on a variety of issues, including some of Torien's personal highlights and lowlights, as well as the future of the BULLETBOYS. Marq Torien: "In 2006 there will be a BULLETBOYS reunion and I wanted to let you know that on your show. The ...

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BANG TANGO Sign To PERRIS RECORDS

BANG TANGO have inked a deal with Perris Records for the release of their new album, "From the Hip". The follow-up to "Ready to Go" (Shrapnel) will contain 12 tracks and is scheduled for release on May 9. BANG TANGO will be teaming up with former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy and the BULLETBOYS for the ...

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Slave to the System - SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM

Call me crazy, but I have the feeling a QUEENSRŸCHE and BROTHER CANE meeting-of-the-minds was about as excitedly hoped for by the general public as a Bea Arthur sex tape. And why is it that when a band of faded rock stars does their "hip, new, fresh" side project, someone in the photo always has ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer: Sharing The Memories

Former BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has uploaded photos from a recent night out that included a reunion of sorts with former BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. Also present for the occasion were former BULLETBOYS engineer Jeff Hendrickson, D'Anda's former drum tech Steve Minicucci, singer/guitarist Jimmy Coup (formerly of ANDREW W.K.) and Jason Hook (VINCE NEIL). Check ...

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