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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Departs Legendary Rock Band BOSTON

STRYPER frontman and accomplished solo artist Michael Sweet announced his departure from legendary rock band BOSTON today in order to devote his full attention to his longstanding role as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist for rock outfit STRYPER a band he co-founded in 1983. Sweet joined BOSTON in 2008, sharing lead vocals and playing ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Guest On ABC's '20/20'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will appear on ABC's "20/20" on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. EST. For more information, go to this location. Michaels' long-awaited autobiography, "Roses & Thorns", is now scheduled for release in early 2012 via Simon & Schuster. Bret says, "[The book] is written in a way that gives ...

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BRET MICHAELS Interviewed On KPNX-TV (Video)

POISON singer Bret Michaels was interviewed yesterday (Monday, May 23) on KPNX-TV, the television station serving the Phoenix, Arizona market as the NBC affiliate. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below. Michaels' long-awaited autobiography, "Roses & Thorns", is now scheduled for release in early 2012 via Simon & Schuster. Bret says, "[The ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Reveals Next Project

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has set "Epicloud" as the title of his next album. According to Devin, the CD's musical direction will be "big, heavy, romantic kind of melodic stuff. Pretty, ethereal and simple." He adds on his Twitter profile, "My head's ...

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BRET MICHAELS Interviewed On 'Fox 10 Arizona Morning' (Video)

POISON singer Bret Michaels was interviewed on this past Friday's (May 13) edition of "Fox 10 Arizona Morning". A report on his appearance can be seen below. Michaels' long-awaited autobiography, "Roses & Thorns", is now scheduled for release in early 2012 via Simon & Schuster. Bret says, "[The book] is written in a way that ...

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DEFTONES: New Video Interview With SERGIO VEGA

Lost In Reviews conducted an interview with DEFTONES bassist Sergio Vega before the band's April 25 performance at the Voodoo Lounge in Kansas City. You can now watch the chat below. Vega is continuing to perform with DEFTONES as the replacement for Chi Cheng remains in a semi-comatose state after suffering severe injuries more than ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Album Lands On German Chart

"Into The Wild", the 23rd studio album from legendary British hard rockers URIAH HEEP, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 32. This marks the group's best chart entry in Germany since URIAH HEEP's '70s heyday. "Into The Wild" was released on April 15 in Europe and will be made available on May ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'Into The Wild' Video Released

"Into The Wild", the new video from legendary British hard rockers URIAH HEEP, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the band's 23rd studio album, which will be released on April 15 in Europe and May 3 in North America via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS ...

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BACKDRAFT: 'This Heaven Goes To Eleven' Out Now

Stockholm, Sweden-based hard rockers BACKDRAFT have just released their third album, "This Heaven Goes To Eleven", via GMR Music. The CD was recorded — just like its predecessor, 2007's "The Second Coming" — by the band itself in its own A.R.T. Studios in Stockholm, over the course of 2010 and then mixed by Jo E ...

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Mach II - MACH II

MACH II is a new Cleveland, Ohio band that plays a blend of hard rock and NWOBHM. So far, so good, right? And I'm including Cleveland and Ohio in the "good" since numerous great, often-underappreciated rock/metal bands have come out of both the city and the state. But I'll not bore you with additional praise ...

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KISS, KORN, BUCKCHERRY Confirmed For ROCK USA Festival

KISS will headline the Rock USA festival on July 16 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. "We definitely designed the lineup to shake a few heads and break the thinking mold of what a rock festival should be," said Dan Liebhauser, part owner and promoter of the event. The festival billing is shaping up ...

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DEFTONES: 'Covers' Vinyl Collection Detailed

DEFTONES have announced that they will release a vinyl collection of cover songs, imaginatively titled "Covers", in commemoration of Record Store Day on April 16. According to The Pulse Of Radio, the record will be limited to just 5,000 copies and contain DEFTONES versions of songs from THE CURE, THE SMITHS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and DURAN ...

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METALLICA's 'Garage Inc.' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

METALLICA's collection of covers, "Garage Inc." will be reissued on vinyl on March 1 via Warner Bros. A standard three-LP pressing will be made available along with a six-LP, 180-gram vinyl deluxe pressing. Included are METALLICA's previously recorded cover songs, all of the band's B-side covers released up to 1998, and the entire "The $5.98 ...

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KING GIANT: 'Solace' Video Released

Pimmit Hills, Virginia-based doomsters KING GIANT have just unveiled their new performance-based video. The second clip from their 2009-released "Southern Darkness" full-length, this brand new visual portrayal of the track "Solace" was filmed at Washington D.C.'s infamous 9:30 Club, and features the band boasting their soulful Southern rock in a thunderous live setting. The video ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Acoustic Versions Of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, RAINBOW Classics

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing acoustic versions of classic songs from METALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS, ALICE IN CHAINS, DIO, RAINBOW, JUDAS PRIEST and LYNYRD SKYNYRD on November 27, 2010 at Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron, Ohio can be viewed below. Owens ...

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TESLA Guitarist Releases Free iPhone App

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has released a free iPhone app featuring news, music, tour dates, photos and videos. It is available now via the Apple app store (keyword search: "Frank Hannon"). Hannon recently released a new solo album, "Gypsy Highway", which he described as "an acoustic collection of songs that are very close to my ...

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