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GEORGE LYNCH And JOHN SYKES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be going out on the road in June with John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, Lynch is hard at work designing his Randall signature amp. The hand-wired version will be unvieled in Indianapols in July 2005 at ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Recording Acoustic Version Of RATT's 'Round & Round'

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is in the studio this week recording an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Round & Round" with guitarists Keri Kelli (ADLER'S APPETITE, VINCE NEIL, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Erik Ferentinos (VOODOO, 13A). There is no word yet on where the resultant recording will end up. As previously reported, Pearcy's second ...

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MSG Vocalist CHRIS LOGAN To Guest On LEGACY Album Re-Release

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has just finished tracking vocals for a bonus track to be featured on the new LEGACY album re-release. The tune is called "So Long". LEGACY features founding member Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD) on bass and the world-renowned Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JONAS HANSSON BAND) on ...

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MOB RULES: 'Signs Of The Time' DVD Delayed

Due to "production problems," German melodic metallers MOB RULES have pushed back the projected release date of their "Signs of the Time - Live" DVD to early June. "Signs of the Time - Live" (view cover here) was recorded last year during the band's hometown gig in Wilhemshaven, Germany in support of their ...

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CLUTCH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Viva La Bam'

CLUTCH will be making an appearance on MTV's "Viva La Bam" this Sunday, April 10 at 10:30 p.m. EST. Bam Margera directed the video for CLUTCH's "The Mob Goes Wild", which is included on the "Viva La Bam" first-season DVD. CLUTCH recently began recording a new studio album for a July/August release via DRT Entertainment. ...

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Former RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY To Release 'Fueler' In May

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's second solo CD, "Fueler", has a street release date of May 10 on Cleopatra/Top Fuel Records. This version will be featuring the two new songs "Sinomatic" and "Gamblers & Thieves". Stephen, his RAT BASTARDS, and some surprise special guests will headline the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go on May 20 on ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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GAIA EPICUS 'Break' Contract With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS has broken the contract with Sound Riot Records. After this last episode with the label we have decided to end the contract with them. SR has broken too many parts of the contract and we can't except it ...

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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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