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NILE's KARL SANDERS To Offer Guitar Lessons During U.S. Tour

NILE mainman Karl Sanders will be offering guitar lessons during the band's spring 2008 U.S. tour. Lessons will include, but will not necessarily be limited to: * Extreme metal guitar techniques * Melodic guitar application within a death metal context * Warm-up routines, and * Chops-building exercises Sessions are intended for intermediate-to-advanced students. Lessons will ...

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VINCE NEIL To Headline ARF ROCKS! Fundraiser

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will headline an evening of rock and roll at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's (ARF) ARF Rocks! fundraiser on Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Dean Lesher Regional Center in Walnut Creek, California. Also appearing are MARTY CASEY & LOVEHAMMERS from "Rock Star: INXS"; Z02; and the Bay Area's ...

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RUSH's NEIL PEART Named 'Drummer Of The Year'

Neil Peart proves that he is still percussively pertinent to a younger generation of drummers by winning DRUM! magazine's "Drummies 2007" "Drummer Of The Year". He also won four other awards. Neil Peart, who turned 55 on September 12, received some pretty cool belated birthday presents from Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip/percussion magazines worldwide, ...

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WET ANIMAL Begins Recording New Album

WET ANIMAL, the Illinois-based quartet featuring TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell, has been in the studio this week recording tracks for its new album, entitled "Get Bit". Marko Lira has finished with his drum tracks and now the band will begin tracking guitars. The group has also been filming "the making of" with director Joe Lyons, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: More UK Tour Dates Announced

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has scheduled the following UK dates under the MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS banner: Jan. 10 - 12 Bar - Swindon, UK Jan. 11 - Limelight - Crewe, UK Jan. 12 - Riffs - Blackpool, UK Jan. 16 - Riga - Southend, UK Jan. 17 - Boom Boom Club - Sutton, ...

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New Documentary To Focus On RUSH Roadies

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site RushIsABand.com, WhistleStop Productions is currently putting the final touches on a five-part documentary series shot this past summer during the Canadian leg of the band's "Snakes & Arrows" tour. Entitled "Backstage Secrets", the series was shot in High Definition and 5.1 Surround audio with ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Visual History: 1978-1984' Book Now Available

From 1978 to 1984, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower was the "fifth member of VAN HALEN," touring, partying with, and capturing images of the band during the David Lee Roth era, a time when the band was at the height of its powers. His photos capture the all-out, spandexed, high-kicking, high energy, blazing glory and ...

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Bassist NEIL MURRAY Will Not Tour With MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS

Bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) has confirmed that he will play on the new album from MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), entitled "In the Midst of Beauty". Other musicians scheduled to appear on the effort include returning MSG singer Gary Barden, drummer Simon Philips (THE WHO, TOTO) and keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE). ...

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ROBERT PLANT: Unofficial Biography Due In February

According to NME.com, a new unofficial biography about LED ZEPPELIN's Robert Plant will be released early next year. "Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years", by Neil Daniels, will be released on February 28. The book is based on interviews with many of those who knew Plant throughout his career, ...

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ENDEVERAFTER Added To VINCE NEIL'S MOTLEY CRUISE

Vince Neil's Motley Cruise has added yet another band to its lineup of performers. Los Angeles, CA-based ENDEVERAFTER will join Vince, RATT, SKID ROW, SLAUGHTER and LYNAM on board the Carnival Imagination in January to perform for passengers of the sold-out cruise. ENDEVERAFTER toured throughout 2006 with POISON and CINDERELLA as part of their 20th ...

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EMINENCE Films 'Day 7' Video

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE recently shot a video for the new song "Day 7". Check out a photo from the video shoot at this location. "Day 7" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The God of all Mistakes", due in early 2008 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The follow-up to 2004's "Humanology" was recorded ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: More UK Dates Announced

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has scheduled the following UK dates under the MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS banner: Jan. 10 - 12 Bar - Swindon Jan. 11 - Limelight - Crewe Jan. 12 - Riffs - Blackpool Jan. 16 - Riga - Southend Jan. 17 - Boom Boom Club - Sutton Jan. 24 - Princess ...

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AEROSMITH Singer's Girlfriend Fights For Her Man

According to the Miami Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's girlfriend, Erin Brady, got into a fight with a sexy young woman who tried to get too friendly with her rock star boyfriend while seated in the VIP section of Pangaea following Friday night's (Dec. 7) ninth annual Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash. "Tyler ...

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SKID ROW: Tour Dates Announced

SKID ROW has scheduled the following dates: Jan. 04 - House of Blues - Hollywood, CA * Jan. 05 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA * Jan. 06 - Saddle Rack - Fremont, CA ** Jan. 09 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT Jan. 10 - House of Blues - San Diego, ...

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