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P.M.T Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Swiss metallers P.M.T have nearly completed the recording of their third album, "Topping from Below", with producer Dom Favez. Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, SPINESHANK) is currently mixing the album at his North Hollywood, California-based NRG Recording Studio and Brian Gardner (LINKIN PARK, LOSTPROPHETS, JANE'S ADDICTION, SUM 41) will take care of the mastering ...

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MSG Singer CHRIS LOGAN Records More Music For 'Crazy' Film

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Chris Logan has posted the following message on his official web site: "Just recently recorded my tune for Michael's [Schenker] 'Tales of Rock 'n' Roll' album. Looking forward to hearing how it turns out in the mix. I've also done some more recording for the film 'Crazy' — the Hank Garland ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Schedules U.K. Drum Clinic

According to a posting at MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has scheduled a drum clinic on September 26 in Brighton, England. The event, which is being sponsored by GAK, will also include an appearance by RAGE drummer Mike Terrana. The clinic will take place at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, BN11UN. Doors open ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Featured On SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE Tribute CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Talks About Band's New Lineup

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with VIXEN guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: Who are the members of VIXEN now? Jan Kuehnemund: "I'm Jan Kuehnemund; I'm the guitarist. My band members are bassist Lynn Louise Lowrey, drummer Kat Kraft and singer Jenna Sanz-Agero." Antenna: With you as ...

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BRET MICHAELS Attracts Added Attention For Film Role

Actor and producer Rikki Lee Travolta of the famous entertainment family was a key focal point in the VIP section of singer Bret Michaels' concert performance at famed Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, June 25. Travolta previously appeared at Michaels' November Chicago concert date while scouting the singer for a potential role in the ...

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DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

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JANET JACKSON Thought MARILYN MANSON Was 'The Devil'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Fans Disappointed By AXL ROSE's No-Show

Janet Morrissey of The Associated Press has issued the following report: Axl Rose hasn't cut a new album in 10 years, but his name still draws crowds — even without the man himself. That was the case Friday night at Coyotes, a small club in Cartersville, Ga., about 40 miles outside of Atlanta. Contrary to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Offers Reward In Case Of Missing Woman

MÖTLEY CRÜE have announced that they will match the reward fund being offered for information on the whereabouts of a Baltimore County woman who has been missing since early March when she failed to meet her friends at a CRÜE concert. "We hope our involvement helps bring more attention to this case, and anyone with ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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FCC Launches Probe Into MÖTLEY CRÜE Profanity Slip

According to the Associated Press, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received complaints about MÖTLEY CRÜE's appearance on the New Year's Eve "The Tonight Show" and is beginning a preliminary probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. But it's likely little will come of it. MÖTLEY CRÜE was performing on the NBC show shortly after midnight when ...

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TURMOIL Announce New Bassist

Reunited Philadelphia hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced the addition of bassist John Gardner (THE KISS OF DEATH, SEVER THE FALLEN, OUTCOME) to the group's ranks. "'Bass player' has been a revolving door position in this band since day one," the band write on their web site. "Not counting Hodges and Hydro taking turns playing bass ...

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