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ULI JON ROTH To Tour North America With MICHAEL SCHENKER

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has confirmed in a posting at his official web site that he is in talks to embark on a month-long co-headlining North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP beginning in late August in San Francisco. Additional dates with GEORGE LYNCH are also being planned. So far, only one date ...

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DON DOKKEN: GEORGE LYNCH Wants To Rejoin DOKKEN

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna web site (formerly Metal Reference) about the new DOKKEN CD, "Hell To Pay", and the lineup changes that have plagued the group during the recent years. Asked about the "tension" between him and former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, Dokken said, "There's not much tension between me and George ...

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Hell To Pay - DOKKEN

Remember the hits like "Into The Fire" and "Burning Up The Night"? We certainly recall them clogging up the airwaves, and at the same time are still trying to work out just how and why DOKKEN ended up there so often. Sure, there were a few toe-tapping moments ("Unchain The Night" being one of those ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Unleashes New Instrumental CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has just released a new instrumental CD, entitled "Furious George". The album is collection of cover tunes with extensive guitar solos that "will leave his legion of fans pointing and staring as their speakers melt in the guitar fury," according to an official press release. When asked about the album, ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Film New Video

DEVILDRIVER, the new band fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will be filming a video for "Nothing's Wrong?" on June 27. The video will be shot in the group's rehearsal space in Santa Barbara, "so people can get a feel of what the band does on a daily basis," according to a posting ...

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MOB RULES: 'Black Rain' Video Posted Online

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have uploaded their video for the track "Black Rain" at this location. "Black Rain" comes off the group's fourth album, "Among The Gods", which was released last month through SPV Records. The album was issued as a digipack featuring a bonus CD of previously unreleased audio and video ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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Lawyer: GUNS N' ROSES Riot Cops Went Overboard

The Province reports: A lawyer for Vancouver B.C.'s Police Complaints Commission says the actions of two Vancouver police officers during the GUNS N' ROSES riot in 2002 were unreasonable and unnecessary. Dana Urban told a public hearing that to simply accept the word of the two officers that their actions were justified would ...

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CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL: 'Metal Clinic' Scrapped

The previously announced "Metal Clinic" at this year's Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN), has been scrapped due to scheduling conflicts. George will instead join Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) at the "Shredder's Clinic" Saturday (June 5) ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Play Hollywood Gig, Support Acts Announced

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), will be performing at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday May, 26. Support at the show will come from XEO 3, DARK 32 and STEEL REMAINS. As previously reported, FUELED II FIRE ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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FUELED II FIRE Part Ways With Bassist

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have parted ways with bassist Hector G due to "personal reasons." Replacing him for the group's upcoming shows is Hector Camarena, who produced the last FUELED II FIRE recordings and who currently plays guitar ...

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CLUTCH: Videogame Mania

CLUTCH's track "Immortal" is featured on the new Eidos Interactive game "Hitman Contracts" for PlayStation 2, X-Box and PC. In addition, the group's song "The Mob Goes Wild" will be featured in the upcoming Eidos release "Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood". In other news, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon was recently interviewed by IGN.com, ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Third Watch' Appearance Schedule Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will appear in two episodes of the NBC television drama "Third Watch" during May sweeps, the network revealed Friday (April 23). Simmons, who has occasionally played himself in different television shows over the years, will play a vengeful mob boss on in the "Higher Calling" episode of "Third Watch" on April ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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MOB RULES: New Album To Include Bonus CD Of Rare Material

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will release their fourth album, "Among the Gods", as a digipack featuring rare and previously unreleased audio and video material. The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: Audio: 01. Battlefield Control (unreleased outtake 2002) 02. All That I Bleed (SAVATAGE Cover) 03. Hydrophobia (alternate version) CD-Rom: ...

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Blast Tyrant - CLUTCH

There are few bands who have been as consistent and individualistic as CLUTCH over the last decade. Kicking off their career with the novelty hit, "A Shogun Named Marcus", the band could have easily disappeared down the major label black hole when they failed to deliver more radio-friendly fodder after that. Rather, the band followed ...

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