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TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) were forced to call in TEARS FOR FEARS drummer Jimmy Copley to revamp the beats on their lost "The 1996 DEP Sessions" because they no longer wanted to be associated with a sex offender. Jailed former JUDAS PRIEST star Dave Holland was ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist Announces LOSER Dates

LOSER, the new band led by former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John5 (a.k.a. John Lowery), have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 10 - The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA Jan. 20 - The Whisky - West Hollywood, CA LOSER's lineup is rounded out by Joe (vocals), Charles Lee (bass) and Glenn Crain (drums). ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Hoping For 'Revolution' With New Single

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that JUDAS PRIEST are back this week with "Revolution" (radio-broadcast/reduced-quality mp3), which is the first single from their upcoming album "Angel of Retribution". Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that they hope the song will get the ball rolling and motivate younger heavy metal fans. "With tracks like ...

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Former THE CROWN Guitarist Launches ANGEL BLAKE

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has announced the formation of his solo project, dubbed ANGEL BLAKE. An introductory posting from Marko on the project's official web site reads as follows: "ANGEL BLAKE is the name of my present musical direction. "When THE CROWN split up, I took a heavy trip in the ...

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SAMAEL Frontman Talks About Split With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

SAMAEL guitarist/vocalist Vorph recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's latest CD, "Reign of Light", and their split with longtime label Century Media Records, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Antenna: The most urgent question for me tonight must presumably be the your split with Century Media in favour of ...

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DANZIG To Embark On North American Tour In February

DANZIG will be embarking on a month-long North American tour beginning in late February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 18 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Feb. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Feb. 21 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues Feb. 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ 1st Avbenue Feb. 24 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Scales New Heights For Christmas

JUDAS PRIEST have just wrapped up the initial publicity blitz for their upcoming album, "Angel of Retribution", and are taking the next two weeks off before coming back to continue promoting the release. Lead guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch Radio Networks where he'll be headed for the holiday break. "I'm gonna go home for Christmas, ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced

Legendary rock singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has announced teh details of the Scandinavian leg of his 2005 Soul Mover Tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 21 – Vasteras, SWE - Prisma Feb. 23 - Helsinki - Nosturi Feb. 25 - Stockholm, SWE - Mondo Feb. 26 - Karlskrona, SWE - Kino ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Angel Of Retribution' Listening Session Held In London; Full Report Available

Damien, Assistant Editor of the U.K.'s respected Terrorizer magazine, attended a listening session for the new JUDAS PRIEST album, "Angel of Retribution", in London on Monday (Dec. 20). The following is his report on the session, as submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Just attended the London press day for 'Angel Of Retribution' yesterday December 20. ...

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Updated: GLENN DANZIG Fan Site Shut Down On Eve Of MISFITS 'Reunion'

The7thHouse.com, one of the oldest, largest and best DANZIG/SAMHAIN/MISFITS sites run by longtime fan, Devilman138, was allegedly ordered taken offline by Glenn Danzig on the eve of DANZIG's hotly anticipated dates with Glenn's former MISFITS bandmate Doyle. Purportedly Mr. Danzig wanted to be able to exercise more control over the information that was being disseminated ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's HALFORD: 'The Band Is Firing On All Cylinders Now'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing spoke to Billboard.com earlier this week about the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from HALFORD ...

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GLENN DANZIG Finishes Recording 'Black Aria 2'

Glenn Danzig has completed the recordings for his "Black Aria 2" project, the material for which has apparently been written for five years. The album, which is currently in the mixing stage, is expected to be released in spring/summer 2005. In other news, DANZIG are said to be considering a short U.S./European tour in the ...

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Are There Plans For A New BLACK SABBATH Studio Album?

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently told Sunday Herald Associate Editor Alan Taylor that he was in Worcestershire, U.K. to work on a new BLACK SABBATH album. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tomy Iommi is currently working with ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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DANZIG And DOYLE Announce Hollywood Show

DANZIG and DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle) have added a Dec. 29 show at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA to their itinerary. The Key Club box office is accepting orders now, but the Ticketmaster on-sale is Thursday (Dec. 9) at 10:00 a.m. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 28 – Las Vegas, ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'Soul Mover' Samples Available For Download

Legendary rock singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has finalized the track lising for his new solo album, "Soul Mover", due on January 24, 2005 via Frontiers Records. "Soul Mover" was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the spring of 2004 and features RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith on ...

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CARMINE APPICE, PAUL SHORTINO To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE) and Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, HEAVEN & EARTH) are the latest musicians to confirm their guest appearances on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Appice and Shortino will be heard on the song "Pictures of My Lonely Days". ...

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STEEL PROPHET: Date For Hollywood Show Changed

STEEL PROPHET's previously announced show at the Whisky A–Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA has been moved to December 17 from the previously announced December 18. STEEL PROPHET recently announced the addition of new members Tim Thomas (guitar, NEW EDEN), Glenn Cannon (bass, HELLION) and Gene McEwen (drums, STEIGER). The band released their latest CD, "Beware", ...

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