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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY's MICKEY RATT CD Pulled; Artwork Changes Planned

According to a post on former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's web site, the previously released "Mickey Ratt; The Best Of" CD/DVD, featuring re-recorded RATT songs with the help of such guest musicians as guitarists George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), has been pulled. "There will be some changes ...

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GAIA EPICUS Bassist Killed In Car Crash

Bassist Yngve Hanssen of Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS was killed in a car accident on March 2. "The message came as a shock on all of us and it's such a tragic and sad day," the band write on their web site. "Yngve only became 29 years old, and he will be missed as ...

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Former HALFORD Bassist Launches 'Brutal' New Project

Former HALFORD/TWO bassist Ray Riendeau has started a new band with drummer Clancy McCarthy (LYNCH MOB) and bassist Lance Grant, both formerly of DISLOCATED STYLES. Dubbed BRUTALITY, the group's music is said to be — as the name suggests — "very brutal," according to Riendeau. Ray will be playing guitar in the new project, which ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Comments On 'Waking Up Dead' Movie

Former SAIGON KICK singer Matt Kramer has posted the following message on his official web site: "Let's start with Phil Varone's movie (my ex fellow SAIGON KICK mate). It's a very truthful reflection of the trials, pitfalls and addictions, that tarnish the glamour usually not seen in VH1 stories. Much more like the juicy ones ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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STARWOOD Bassist Issues Update

STARWOOD/GEORGE LYNCH bassist Marten Andersson has issued the following update: "Last year had some really good highlights for me, the STARWOOD album came out and we got the live show off the ground. I also had a lot of fun touring with GEORGE LYNCH among other things. Of course there was also some crappy stuff ...

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DOGPOUND Announce New Album Title

Swedish hard rockers DOGPOUND have set "A Night In The Gutter" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2003's "The Hellbum" is tentatively due in April/May via Lion Music. With regards to the band's musical direction, the band had previously told Norway's Metal Express, "We want it to be heavy and rough. ...

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Vocalist KELLY KEELING To Pen Autobiography

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his web site: "I will soon be back on tour with George Lynch, Marten Andersson, and Mike Fro with a new set of material. I’m finally enjoying myself again and really looking ...

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GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Mastered Next Week

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will have their second album, "Symphony of Glory", mastered on or around January 10 at Bazement Studios (MOB RULES, VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X) in Germany. "Symphony of Glory" is scheduled for release in February/March via Sound Riot Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" was recorded and mixed over a five-week ...

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STARWOOD: Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have lined up the following shows during January/February: Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 19 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 27 - Hollywood, CA @ Club Vodka Feb. ...

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FRANK HANNON BAND To Make Limited-Edition CD Available

FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon, will be making a special New Year's Eve edition four-song CD available for sale at their show at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Dec. 31. This CD will contain three mixes of songs from the band's upcoming album, "Guitarz From Marz" (to be ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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