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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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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Announce Support Acts For European Tour

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 lined up Germany's DOMAIN and Japan's BLIND FAITH as the support acts on their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on September 8th in Sweden and conclude on October 8th ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Announce Hometown Gig

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—will perform at Metalterassen in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 27th. ...

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UPDATE: PRONG To Rejoin DANZIG Tour In Cincinnati

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PRONG will be finishing off the remainder of the DANZIG North American tour beginning with tomorrow night's performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band's manager, Paul D. Spriggs of Novi Entertainment L.L.C., has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although PRONG had taken several days off following Friday night's show in ...

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PRONG Kicked Off DANZIG Tour, CHIMAIRA Added

CHIMAIRA have been added to the ongoing DANZIG US tour starting with tomorrow's date at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to an official statement from the group, "the former direct support band [i.e. PRONG] was kicked off the tour, and we were asked to pick up the slot. After this tour ends we will be ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival Gets Postponed

Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which was previously scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow, has now apparently been postponed until August 23-25. As previously reported, SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, GLENN HUGHES, DORO, GRAVE DIGGER, URIAH HEEP and GAMMA ...

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SAXON, GAMMA RAY, CANDLEMASS, Others Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL Festival

SAXON, CANDLEMASS, SODOM, PRIMAL FEAR, SENTENCED, and GAMMA RAY are among the acts confirmed for Russia's Long Live Rock 'N' Roll Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28-30 at the 15,000-capacity VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochniy Center, All-Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow. The full line-up of performers scheduled to appear at the even is ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Sing In Bulgaria

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will appear as a "special guest" at the June 11th performance of the band BTR in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he will reportedly be singing one song with the group. ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Found Dead In Los Angeles

Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk pioneers THE RAMONES, died Wednesday night in his Hollywood home, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner's office. The bassist was 50. Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found unresponsive by his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. PT. She then called the Los Angeles Police ...

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PRONG Join DANZIG US Tour

PRONG have replaced MARDUK as the main support on the upcoming DANZIG North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, June 1st in Phoenix, Arizona. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre Jun. 02 - Albequerque, NM @ Midnight Rodeo Jun. 04 - El ...

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MARDUK Cancel US Tour—Again!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have once again cancelled plans to tour the US as a result of their inability to secure the proper paperwork from the American Embassy to enable them to enter the country legally. Here is the band's official statement on the matter: "MARDUK still has not been granted their clearance from the ...

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DAMNAGED Confirmed For DANZIG US Tour

Seattle-based DAMNAGED have been selected as the opening act on the forthcoming DANZIG US headlining tour, also featuring Swedish black metallers MARDUK. Vocalist/lead guitarist Nick Woodward, rhythm guitarist Jeff Roderick, bass guitarist Trevor Fox and drummer Chris Johnson will tour the country with DANZIG from June through mid-August. DAMNAGED's new CD, Aggression Therapy, is available ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Live Album In August

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, recorded a live CD at the Tokyo stop of their recent Japanese tour for an August release in Japan and September release in Europe. As previously reported, the band will embark on a ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: More European Dates Confirmed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have confirmed a few more dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in September/October. Confirmed dates so far include the following: Sep. 16 – Geodrome - Gerolzhofen, GER ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Tour Europe In The Fall

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are in the process of arranging a European tour in September/October. Tentative dates so far include the following: Sep. 20 – Palatent - Venice, ITA Sep. 21 – Barfly - Ancona, ITA Sep. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Set List Revealed

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are currently in the middle of a highly-successful Japanese tour, during which the duo are expected to record a live album for a late 2002/early 2003 release. Here is the set list from ...

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