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DARK FUNERAL: More European Dates Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR, ENDSTILLE Feb. 24 - ...

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M3: Acoustic Version Of WHITESNAKE's 'Here I Go Again' Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have uploaded a video of Marsden singing an acoustic version of the WHITESNAKE ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CKY To Team Up For U.S. Tour

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be embarking on the second leg of their "Cities of Evil" headlining tour beginng in late January. Support at all dates will come from CKY. The details are as follows: Jan. 19 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ Jan. 20 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM Jan. 22 - Concrete Street - ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: New Lineup Confirmed

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the new lineup of ADLER'S APPETITE following the departure of the entire band that recorded the group's debut EP last year. The new group consists of the following musicians: Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF) – Bass Sheldon Tarsha – Vocals Michael Thomas (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) – Guitar JT ...

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RAGE: More European Tour Dates Announced

German power metallers RAGE will be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning in late March. Support at all dates will come from FREEDOM CALL. The details are as follows: Mar. 24 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi Mar. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben Mar. 28 - Oslo, Norway @ Garage Mar. 29 - Göteborg, ...

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BENEDICTUM Announce U.S. And European Release Dates For 'Uncreation'

Locomotive Records has announced a March 6 U.S. release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, CA-based power metal band BENEDICTUM, featuring powerhouse vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright. The European release has been pushed back by one week and is now scheduled ...

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THE NEW YORK DOLLS To Enter Studio In January

On January 15, 2006, seminal lower-east side punk-rockers THE NEW YORK DOLLS will enter a hometown studio with producer Jack Douglas (AEROSMITH's "Toys in the Attic", JOHN LENNON, NEW YORK DOLLS' self-titled debut, etc.) to record their first album of entirely new material since their sophomore album "Too Much Too Soon". Led by David Johansen ...

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RIOT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added two U.S. dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspins Jan. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. ...

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CORNERSTONE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

CORNERSTONE, the Danish/British melodic metal band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-RAINBOW frontman Doogie White and ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen, are putting the finishing touches on their fourth studio album, "Two Tales and One Tomorrow", for an early 2006 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2003's "Once Upon Our Yesterdays" (Massacre) contains 10 new "classic" ...

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TWISTED SISTER, SEVEN WITCHES, KING DIAMOND Members To Perform ROCK 4 XMAS Charity Concerts

Terry Ilous (XYZ), Jimmy Bain (DIO, RAINBOW), Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN), Chas West and Tony Catania (BONHAM), Ira Black (VICIOUS RUMORS, METAL CHURCH), Sam McCaslin (MICHAEL SHENKER GROUP), Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER), Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES) and Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) are among the scheduled performers at this weekend's Rock 4 Xmas charity concerts in ...

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New BLACKMORE'S NIGHT CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release their new album, "Village Lanterne", on January 25 in Japan. The Japanese version will have a bonus track called "Once In a Garden". The European release is scheduled for February 6. There are two versions of RAINBOW's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES 'Millennium Tribute' To Arrive In April

In late April 2006, Versailles Records will release "It's So Easy: A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses", featuring current/former members of HEART, GUNS N' ROSES, OZZY OSBOURNE, LOVE/HATE, ADLER'S APPETITE, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, RIOT, LILLIAN AXE, WARRANT, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, FASTER PUSSYCAT, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, RATT, L.A. GUNS, LITA FORD, METAL CHURCH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer: 'Want A Seat? Get On A Bus'

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White has posted the following tour update on his official web site: "Well we rocked in Westbury Long Island and caught up with a few old friends from the RAINBOW days. Good show, odd venue for RAWK though. But it went well and Yngwie spent time off the stage in pit ...

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LIVING LOUD: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) on vocals — will release their self-titled debut in ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER, BUCK DHARMA Added To 96 K-ROCK Benefit Concert

Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Buck Dharma (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK) have joined AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams as scheduled performers at the "96 K-ROCK For Relief II" concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Wilma. The event, which will raise funds for the Beasley Disaster Relief Fund ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman Checks In From New York City

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White (CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Yesterday: Thanksgiving; Today: George Best died. "Well, here we are... New York City, a very fine city indeed. We have two days off and I am going to walk the streets of this city and soak up the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Did Not Order Silicone Clone

Chris Vranian of Recre-art.com has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a report that Ozzy Osbourne is one of the first celebrities to order a life-size silicone clone of himself. Says Vranian: "My wife and I are the owners of Recre-art.com. We created the Ozzy sculpture that you mention in your story [originally published by ...

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New VITALIJ KUPRI CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER, DOOGIE WHITE And GÖRAN EDMAN

According to a posting on the RAINBOW fan site The Rainbow Fanclan Legacy, the new VITALIJ KUPRI CD, entitled "Revenge", features contributions from several world-class vocalists, including former RAINBOW singers Joe Lynn Turner (also DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ex-MALMSTEEN frontman Göran Edman and current FIREWIND vocalist Apollo Papathanasio. ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son To Re-Release 'Still Holding On' CD

Jürgen Blackmore, son of DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore, will re-release his 1990 CD, entitled "Still Holding On", on December 2 via Twilight-Vertrieb. For the re-release of "Still Holding On" — which is being described in a press relase as "hard rock in classic style like BON JOVI" — a completely new cover was ...

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