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DANZIG Announce New Drummer

DANZIG have replaced drummer Joey Castillo (currently in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) with ex-HALFCOCKED skinsman Charlee X. The band are in rehearsals for the upcoming Halloween shows and European tour, after which they will commence work on the next DANZIG release. Also planned for next year are Black Aria 2 (under the Glenn Danzig ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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ASESINO To Open For DANZIG On Halloween

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, have lined up the opening slots on the DANZIG Halloween shows on October 30th at House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and on October 31st at La Luna in San Bernardino, California. In related news, the Los Angeles-based act ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH Frontman Launches Pop Project

SHAPE 68 is the name of a new "pop" band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes, ex-MOGG/WAY guitarist Jeff Kollman and drummer Robin DiMaggio. The group's live debut will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at Platinum Live in Studio City, California in the form of a special record company showcase set consisting ...

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DANZIG Announce Halloween Gigs

DANZIG have announced two Halloween appearances prior to the start of the group's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late November. The dates are as follows: Oct. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Oct. 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ La Luna DANZIG have yet to announce a replacement ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Cancel Berlin Gig

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, were forced to cancel their show in Berlin, Germany this past weekend after the promoter failed to show up at the venue, according to a statement posted on Hughes' official web site. "Glenn and ...

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DANZIG Announce European Tour

DANZIG have lined up a European tour in November/December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - London, UK @ Astoria Nov. 23 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Nov. 25 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Nov. 27 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Nov. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ The Docks Dec. 01 - ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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Former DANZIG Drummer Lands In QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Former DANZIG drummer Joey Castillo has joined QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE as the band's new touring drummer. Castillo will join QOTSA on their tour with ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, which kicks off on Friday in Washington, D.C. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE were previously thought to have recruited ...

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DANZIG Part With Drummer, Cancel ON THE WATERFRONT Appearance

DANZIG have parted ways with drummer Joey Castillo and are said to be in the process of lining up a replacement before making an official announcement next week. As a result of the line-up change, the group's previously-announced appearance at the On The Waterfront festival in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, August 31st has been cancelled ...

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DIESEL MACHINE Bassist In Critical Condition After Accident

DIESEL MACHINE bassist Rich Gonzales is in critical-but-stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after broadsiding a car while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle last Saturday. "[A car pulled out in front of him and] Rich had no time to react," stated DIESEL MACHINE frontman AJ Cavalier. "He is in critical but stable condition. He was ...

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LEGENDS OF ROCK: The Classic Rock Extravaganza

Legends Of Rock is the name of a unique three-hour classic rock extravaganza, hosted by ex-SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Due to the phenomenal success of his Legends of Rock headlining appearance at the Castle Donington festival in 2001, the decision was made to take the Legends format out on the road. With an ...

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DANZIG Film Video For "Kiss The Skull"

DANZIG filmed a video for the track "Kiss The Skull" on Saturday, August 17th in Los Angeles with director Tom Mignone, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT and MUDVAYNE, among others. In other news, DANZIG will be performing an open air WXRX radio show in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday, August 31st at On The Waterfront. ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers at the gig. As a ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Issue Live Album Through SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Social Reformists NUCLEAR ASSAULT Reunite! Original Lineup of Thrash Metal Innovators Prepare Live Album For Screaming Ferret Wreckords!! With America's societal transgressions reaching a boiling point, it has become necessary for the injustices to possess a voice. While many have attempted, none have been able to address the issues with the intoxicating ...

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GLENN HUGHES: "Best Of" CD Track Listing Unveiled

GLENN HUGHES will issue a "best of" album, entitled Different Stages, through SPV/Steamhammer Records on August 26th. The full track listing for the double CD is as follows: CD 1: 01. Burn (live) 02. You Kill Me 03. Highball Shooter 04. Muscle & Blood (live) 05. Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting) 06. Addiction 07. ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

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COSMOSQUAD Axeman, UFO Singer Join Forces In $IGN OF 4

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) and singer Phil Mogg (UFO) will issue their long-awaited collaboration album, entitled Dancing With St. Peter, under the band moniker $IGN OF 4 (formerly STONETOWNE, a.k.a. THE PHIL MOGG BAND) in September. For more information, click here. $IGN OF 4 will be doing some shows in Europe ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Touring Line-Up Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced their European touring line-up as the following: Joe Lynn Turner - Vocals / Guitar Glenn Hughes - Vocals / Bass JJ Marsh - Guitar Joakim "Jocke" Svalberg - Keyboards Thomas Broman - ...

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HEMLOCK Line Up West Coast Dates

Las Vegas' HEMLOCK, whose Pigeon Holed CD was produced by SOULFLY guitarist Mike Doling (ex-SNOT), have lined up the following gigs during coming weeks: Jul. 20 - Victorville, CA @ New Reflections Jul. 21 - Lake Havasu , AZ @ Klub Kaos Jul. 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash On Ash Jul. 23 - Farmington, ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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ASESINO To Support DANZIG, PRONG In Anaheim

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, will support DANZIG and PRONG at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Sunday, August 4th. As previously reported, ASESINO will also perform a headlining show at the Whisky in Hollywood, California on September 4th. Headlining dates in San Diego and ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: RITCHIE BLACKMORE Was Approached To Play On HTP CD

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was approached to play on the debut album from HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (a.k.a. HTP)—the collaboration between ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner and former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes—but the plan never panned out, Turner has revealed via his official newsletter. "We did approach Ritchie's management [about playing ...

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