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AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON: 'New Album's Gotta Be Perfect'

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was interviewed by Eddie Trunk on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past Friday (April 22). Several excerpts from the interview follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the status of the new AC/DC studio album: "We should be getting together pretty soon. I've already been with ...

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ILL NINO: Recording Update From Band's A&R Rep

ILL NINO are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Confession". The band's Roadrunner Records A&R rep has checked in with the following update: "I can tell you that the guys have recorded fifteen songs 12-13 of which will end up on the finished album. And while every band always tells you that ...

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TED NUGENT Vintage Memorabilia To Be Auctioned In May

Backstage Auctions, a leading online auction company specializing in classic rock memorabilia, has announced its first auction for 2005 featuring vintage memorabilia from the legendary career of Ted Nugent. The "Ted Nugent Gonzo Auction" will be held online starting May 15 and run through May 22. Among the items being auctioned off are original gold ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 30th-Anniversary Double DVD In July

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon. MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Ace of Spades: Classic Album' DVD Due Next Week

MOTÖRHEAD's legendary "Ace of Spades" LP will be the focus of Eagle Entertainment's latest installment of its "Classic Album" DVD series. Due on March 22, "Ace of Spades: Classic Album" sees bandmembers Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor talking candidly about the writing and recording of the album and the goings on ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Fly With Me, Reykjavik!'

Bruce Dickinson will be combining two of his greatest passions in June, when he combines jobs as lead singer of the world's leading metal band IRON MAIDEN and commercial airline pilot with Astraeus Airlines. First Officer Bruce will fly a specially chartered real heavy metal Boeing 757 from London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday, June 7 ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Complete Details Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that? Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival ...

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BLACK CROWES: Reunion Tour Announced

BLACK CROWES have announced plans for a full-blown reunion tour — the band's first gigs since October 2001, according to Billboard.com. Guitarist Marc Ford is back in the fold for the first time since 1997, while Bill Dobrow, who played with Rich Robinson in the short-lived band HOOKAH BROWN, will take over for Steve Gorman ...

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