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DIO Guitarist To Hold Clinic In Chicago

DIO guitarist Craig Goldy will hold a guitar clinic for ESP Guitars at 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 29 at the Sam Ash music store in Lombard, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The address is: Sam Ash 1139 S. Main Street Lombard, IL (630) 424 1117 DIO's last release was the "Holy Diver Live" ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'Sleepwalker' Was Inspired By Internet Snipes On 'One Particular News Site'

KNAC.COM's Gnarly Charlie recently spoke to MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine about the inspiration for the band's new song "Sleepwalker" (see lyrics below), which appears on MEGADETH's upcoming CD, "United Abominations", due May 15 via Roadrunner Records. "I was kind of getting bored with people taking snipes at me over the Internet," Mustaine explained. ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Live In Edmonton: Video Footage Available!

Several full-length video clips of HEAVEN AND HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ronnie James Dio, and drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) — performing last night (Tuesday, March 13) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have been posted online at YouTube.com. Check them out ...

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PATRICK JOHANSSON's KINLIN Confirmed For Florida's BAND CAMP

KINLIN, the new Florida-based band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer and acclaimed session musician Patrick Johansson along with former members of 5SKIN, has been confirmed for Band Camp 2007, set to take place April 26 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are PUDDLE OF MUDD, CHEVELLE, THREE DAYS GRACE, and ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Dio Years' E-Card Available

An e-card for the forthcoming BLACK SABBATH "best-of" collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years", can be accessed at Rhino.com. The e-card includes a full version of the new SABBATH song "The Devil Cried", tour dates, and information on SABBATH ringtones and merchandise. As previously reported, audio samples of the entire "Black Sabbath: The ...

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D.C. COOPER Confirmed For BAY AREA ROCK FESTIVAL

Bay Area Rock Promotions has announce that D.C. Cooper has been confirmed as a special guest of the Bay Area Rock Festival. The current SILENT FORCE lead singer and former ROYAL HUNT frontman will make a guest appearance onstage with one of the bands on the first night of the festival. Additionally, portions of the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Perform At DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is among the musicians who are slated to perform at the 30th annual Dallas International Guitar Festival, which will be held April 20-22, 2007 at Dallas Market Hall (2200 Stemmons Freeway, www.guitarshow.com). This truly global event blends musicians, fans, collectors, and celebrities together into one remarkable extravaganza. Presented ...

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VAINGLORY: Debut CD To Receive European Release In April

American power metal band VAINGLORY, fronted by vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and featuring lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has inked a European deal with MTM Music. The group's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on April 20. According to a press release, VAINGLORY "has all the ingredients in place to be a major force ...

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HOLYHELL Guitarist JOE STUMP Getting Ready For MANOWAR Tour

REIGN OF TERROR/HOLYHELL guitarist Joe Stump has issued the following update: "Right now, I'm just getting ready for the upcoming MANOWAR/ RHAPSODY OF FIRE/ HOLYHELL tour. Rehearsals start up soon and I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and doing some serious damage when the tour starts up in March. "As far as ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Mob Rules': Every Home Should Have One

The BLACK SABBATH album "Mob Rules" is featured in the "Every Home Should Have One: Albums You Should Own" section of this month's Classic Rock magazine. Record producer Andy Sneap says, "You have to give a lot of credit to Tony Iommi's guitar playing on this record… Listen to the double-tracking and the lead guitar ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'The Dio Years' Cover Revealed!

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal the final cover art for BLACK SABBATH's forthcoming "best-of" collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years". Check it out at this location. The first comprehensive introduction to the band's legacy, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" features a dozen classic studio recordings, plus one live track — "Children Of The Sea" from ...

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Cleveland Metal Bands Unite For College Radio Station Benefit

Cleveland college radio station WJCU will host a benefit concert this Saturday, February 17 to kick off their 2007 annual Radiothon fundraiser. The concert takes place at the Jigsaw Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio. Performing will be five of Cleveland's best underground metal bands — SOULLESS, GROUND ZERO, WRETCH, AT NO END and WINTERS BANE — ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: 'Stolen' Mr. Graffitti Guitar Surfaces On eBay

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has released the following message: "The guitar I called 'Mr. Graffitti' was lost due to mysterious circumstances that involved some kind of theft. I have searched for this guitar and considered it a lost cause for the years since it has been gone. I was alerted to the ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Drawing Huge Interest From Fans

Launch Radio Networks reports: Fan interest in the BLACK SABBATH reunion, under the name HEAVEN AND HELL, has been huge. The band's tour, which starts March 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, is Number One on the Top 50 list for the concert industry trade magazine Pollstar, indicating that more people want to know about the ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Reports On NAMM, South American Tour

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Myself and Daniel Erlandsson [drums] traveled to sunny California last month and spent a few days at the NAMM convention. We had a wail of time hanging out and doing the NAMM thing! "So I met a lot of ...

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