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GEORGE LYNCH Schedules Tour Dates

Legendary DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch has lined up the following dates: Apr. 21 - Empire Ball Room - Las Vegas, NV Apr. 23 - Dallas Guitar show - Dallas, TX The GEORGE LYNCH GROUP recently performed a marathon 26 shows in 30 days, including taking part in a much-talked-about skit on "The Tonight Show ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Has No Plans To Rejoin BLACK SABBATH

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio's (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Just to put the BLACK SABBATH reunion rumors to rest, here is the inside scoop from Wendy Dio [Ronnie's wife/manager]: Ronnie was in the U.K. to do promo for the new 'Holy Diver Live' CD ...

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GURD Confirmed For Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, have been confirmed for this year's Metal Dayz Festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Also scheduled to appear the event are ANNIHILATOR, BLAZE, IN EXTREMO, NANOWAR, ILLDISPOSED, AFTER ALL and MOB RULES. GURD recently completed work ...

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DIO: Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Back In The Fold

According to a posting on DIO's official web site, guitarist Craig Goldy "has recovered his illness and is back in the fold," writing and rehearsing for the band's new album and tour. Craig was previously said to have hurt his arm last fall while touring with DIO in Russia. Goldy initially tried to continue playing ...

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KINLIN Featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer: Debut Album Due This Week

KINLIN, the new Florida-based band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer and acclaimed session musician Patrick Johansson along with former members of 5SKIN, will release their self-titled debut album on March 29. Recorded and mixed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by guitarist/vocalist Dewayne Hart, the CD is described in a press release as "in-your-face hard rock that combines ...

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EYES OF FIRE Frontman Talks About New Video

EYES OF FIRE frontman Dan Kaufman recently spoke to MTV.com about the making of the band's new video, "It All Dies Today" — the first single off the Orange County ambient-metal quintet's sophomore disc, "Prisons". "I'm just glad there's not a whole lot of us in it," he joked. "You can see we're ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Photos Of Limited-Edition Sculpture Posted Online

KnuckleBonz has created a George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) limited-edition figure as the latest addition in the Guitar Hero sculpture series. The likeness of one of the most respected guitarists to emerge from the '80s-era metal scene is portrayed in this hand-painted figure. Each one of these very limited-edition pieces is also hand-numbered and displayed ...

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DIO: In Writing Mode

Ronnie James Dio's (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Ronnie and company are busy writing a new [DIO] studio record to be released later this year. Touring is expected to gear up in May with a South American jaunt, followed by a European tour commencing May 27 ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist, Drummer To Attend FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson will be attending the 2006 Frankfurt Musikmesse ("the European NAMM") as guests of ESP Guitars and PEARL Drums, respectively. Michael Amott will be doing a signing at the ESP booth on April 1 together with Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) at 2:00 p.m. ...

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Suicide Party - XBISHOPX

Oh those pesky little Xs. You know what that means: another angry mob of straightedge hardcore kids. Hey, as long as no one is pulling a "Salt Lake City" on a red-blooded, beer drinking and chain smoking metal or hardcore kid, then who really gives a rat's ass? I know I don't. Oh yeah, "Suicide ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Audio Interview With DEZ FAFARA Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 43 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode spotlights a nine-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. Interview topics include Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH, Johnny Cash, RAGING SLAB, Aleister Crowley, and video director Joe Lynch. Additional topics include CHILDREN OF BODOM, BATHORY, VENOM, GUNS ...

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DIO: 'Holy Diver Live' CD Due In April

Eagle Rock Entertainment/Spitfire Records has set an April 18 North American release date for DIO's "Holy Diver Live" CD (one day earlier internationally). Captured live in front of a sold-out London crowd, "Holy Diver Live" sees Ronnie James Dio delivering a truly memorable performance on this truly memorable night. Dio has been hailed as one ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, TWISTED SISTER, JUDAS PRIEST Members On OZZY Tribute CD: Audio Samples Available

MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens and legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen are among the metal icons appearing on "Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne", due on March 14 via Magick Records. Malmsteen and Owens cover "Mr. Crowley"; ex-DOKKEN guitarist ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's 'All-Star' CD Gets A Release Date

The "all-star" album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be released in Germany on March 24 by MTM Music (March 27 for the rest of Europe) and in North America on March 28 by LNJ Records. "Soundtrack of a Soul" will feature contributions from the following guest singers: Dale ...

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Legendary Guitarist GEORGE LYNCH Is Taking Students

After a year in development, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is launching a Guitar Dojo — the first-ever in the United States. Inside a virtual studio, students of the Dojo will receive lesson plans from Sensei Lynch to hone "The Way of the Axe", a method executed over two distinct semesters beginning June ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Jam With DISTURBED Tonight!!!

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be making a guest appearance with DISTURBED tonight (Jan. 20) — NOT on Sunday, as originally reported — during the Chicago band's headlining performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Lynch will reportedly be playing the track "The Game" off DISTURBED's debut album, 2000's "The Sickness", inserting ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Jam With DISTURBED In Anaheim?

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will reportedly be making a guest appearance with DISTURBED for a song or two this Sunday night (Jan. 22) during the Chicago band's headlining performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. Lynch recently completed a U.S. tour with a backing band that included lead vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer ...

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WET ANIMAL Featuring TROUBLE Members To Play Chicago Next Weekend

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE members Rick Wartell (guitar) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums), will be performing at the Metro in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, Janaury 21. Also appearing on the bill will be MARAZENE, THE INFAMOUS, SMOKE, SOUND MOB and NDX. WET ANIMAL's self-titled debut album was released last October via Escapi. ...

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