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KISS, POISON, WARRANT To Perform At Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

KISS, POISON and WARRANT are among the bands that have reportedly signed on to play at Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows: KISS POISON WARRANT SAVOY BROWN GEORGE THOROGOOD PUDDLE OF MUDD GREGG ROLIE JOHN WAITE SEVEN MARY THREE GRAND FUNK RAILROAD ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: A Tribute To An Angel

GODSMACK frotman Sully Erna has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Have you ever seen an angel? "Most of us would probably say no. I'll bet you by the end of this letter that you have. "Sometimes we walk through this earth aimlessly, too caught up in our everyday messes and ...

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SOULFLY Bassist Offers Update On Side Project

PARIS IS BURNING, the band featuring SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns on guitar/bass, Billy Keeton (ex-SKRAPE) on vocals and new addition Kobie Jackson (PRIMER 55, ALSTON) on guitar, have changed their name to KING STREET. "Having spent the last month in the studio, we wrapped up the first of many sessions on (Wednesday, January 25) with ...

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Former FIGHT Bassist Launches New Tattoo Web Site

Former FIGHT bassist Jay Jay has launched a new web site for his Permanently Scarred tattoo shop, which is located in Toledo, Ohio. Jay Jay has previously done tattoo work for a number of metal luminaries, including Kerry King (SLAYER), Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST, FIGHT, HALFORD), "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA), Rex Brown (PANTERA), ...

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CELTIC FROST: More North American Dates Announced

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have scheduled several more North American dates during September/October. Dates so far include: Sep. 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Sep. 13 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Sep. 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club Sep. 15 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club ...

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REBEL MEETS REBEL Featuring DIMEBAG, VINNIE PAUL, REX BROWN: Audio Available

REBEL MEETS REBEL, the project featuring three of the founding members of PANTERA (Vinnie Paul, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and bassist Rex Brown) together with legendary country singer/outlaw David Allan Coe, have launched their official web site at www.rebelmeetsrebel.com. Described as a unique crossover of country, metal and rock, REBEL MEETS REBEL's self-titled CD ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Rob Zombie and Carmine Appice were among the rock celebrities who were present on Tuesday, January 17, when OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk. The event, which was free and open to the public, took place at noon ...

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DIMEBAG: Early Live Video Posted Online

A seven-minute video of PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott "shredding" on stage at the age of 18 (circa 1984-1985) has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, Dimebag's REBEL MEETS REBEL project — which also features fellow founding members of PANTERA, Vinnie Paul (drums) and Rex Brown (bass), alongside legendary country ...

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T. REX: First Official Archive DVD Of TV Appearances To Arrive In April

Demon Vision has announced the April 17 release of "T. Rex On TV - A T. Rex Compendium", the first official archive DVD to compile a collection of Marc Bolan and T. REX's quintessential television appearances on French, German and U.K. television pop programs through the Seventies. This fascinating, must-have three-and-a-half-hour music archive DVD showcases ...

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THE SWORD Named Billboard 2006 'Artist To Watch'

Kemado Records recording artists THE SWORD have been named one of Billboard magazine's 2006 "Artists to Watch". The dynamic Austin, Texas-based quartet are part of Billboard's just-announced list in the publication's January 7, 2006 issue. THE SWORD appear amongst a Billboard hot list of artists "expected to explode at any moment" that also includes CHRISTIAN ...

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Ex-PANTERA Drummer Says PHILIP ANSELMO Has Nothing To Do With REBEL MEETS REBEL Project

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET refuting previously published reports that the upcoming album from his REBEL MEETS REBEL project may include a guest appearance by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo. Described as a unique crossover of country, metal and rock, REBEL MEETS REBEL features three of the founding members of ...

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Former PANTERA Drummer Seeks 'Talent' For BIG VIN RECORDS

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul is currently looking for "different and out-there talent" for his new record label, Big Vin Records. Bands can send submissions to: BVR 420 E. Lamar, No. 212 Arlington, Texas 76011 As previously reported, Big Vin Records has secured a distribution deal via Fontana. The label's first release will be an ...

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PRIMER BLACK: Live Dates Announced

PRIMER BLACK, the new band featuring Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), Art Micewicz (bass; DIRTY BROWN EYE) and Jim Horan (drums; DIRTY BROWN EYE), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jan. 08 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT (w/ ...

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HORNED ALMIGHTY To Record New Album In February

Danish black metal band HORNED ALMIGHTY, featuring members of EXMORTEM and KOLDBORN, are nearly finished writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Black Metal Jesus" album. The CD, entitled "The Devil's Music - Songs of Death and Damnation", will be recorded in February 2006 and will once again be released by Infernus Rex. 9-10 ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's Back Surgery 'Went Well'

Former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo's back surgery — which was originally slated for Nov. 8 and was then rescheduled for Nov. 21 — "went well," according to his SUPERJOINT bandmate Kevin Bond (guitar). Philip is expected to spend the next few months recuperating at his home in Lousiana while continuing work on several ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood's RockWalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Tuesday, January 27, 2006 at noon. This event is FREE and open to the public. Wylde has played a significant role in the solo career of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ...

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