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KORN To Release First-Ever Acoustic Album In February

According to AlbumVote.co.uk, KORN will release its first-ever acoustic album early next year. The group will issue a live "MTV Unplugged" LP through Virgin Records on Monday, February 19 in the United Kingdom. The California-based band will join a legendary list of artists to release live albums for the music channel, including NIRVANA, NEIL YOUNG ...

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Acoustic METALLICA Available On iTunes

iTunes has released the second volume of acoustic performances from the Bridge School Benefit concerts held annually in the Bay Area... and two of the songs are from METALLICA! "Fade to Black" and "The Four Horsemen" were recorded at Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View, CA, in October of 1997 when the band performed at the yearly ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Discusses 'Rehab'

Metal Asylum recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Asylum: Tell us about the new record. Who wrote the music and lyrics and what were some conscious decisions you and Kevin [DuBrow] wanted to fulfill while making the record? Frankie: Kevin ...

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SCORPIONS Recording Basic Tracks For New Album

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS arrived in Los Angeles last month to begin recording their new album with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child, who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER, recently worked with Michael Beinhorn, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Begins Recording New Album

Vancouver, British Columbia-based metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have entered Armoury Studios (AC/DC, AEROSMITH, LOVERBOY, KISS) in their hometown with producer Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) and engineer Dan Turner to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. "We'll be tracking drums here and then moving to Mushroom studios (also in ...

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SICKENING HORROR Signs With NEUROTIC RECORDS

SICKENING HORROR, the Greek band featuring NILE drummer George Kollias, has signed a multi-album deal with Neurotic Records. The group's new album, entitled "When Landscapes Bled Backwards", was mixed and mastered by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). An early spring 2007 release is expected. Commented Neurotic Records' Ruud Lemmen: "This fairly new death metal band ...

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ALICE COOPER Is The Top Classic Rock Golfer In New Survey

Launch Radio Networks reports: Alice Cooper has been named the top classic rock golfer in a new survey in Golf Digest. The magazine ranked the musicians who are the best players, and Cooper came in at No. 11 on the list, in a tie with British singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole. YES drummer Alan White scored a ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: New VINCE NEIL Audio Interview Available

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's Las Vegas tattoo shop, Vince Neil Ink, is scheduled to open November 3. The 2,200-square-foot shop located at the Flamingo in the area where O'Shea's Irish pub is being replaced will be part of "a rock and roll vibe" in the space. Neil said he had planned a tattoo joint ...

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DEVOLVED Signs With KILLZONE RECORDS

Australian/American tech-metallers DEVOLVED have inked a deal with KillZone Records. The band's first release for the label will be will a remastered version of the group's debut album, "Technologies", featuring revamped artwork and the video for the track "Distorted" plus bonus video footage. This new version of "Technologies" will also contain two brand new tracks ...

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CRÜEFEST HOLLYWOOD Organizers Looking For Bands

The 7th annual Crüefest Hollywood is scheduled to take place July 28, 2007 at the Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, CA. The event's organizers have issued the following message: "We are now searching for 10 great bands to perform at this wonderful charity event! All bands must be able to perform at least one complete ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: European Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following European tour dates: Feb. 10 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 11 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 12 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 14 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera Feb. 16 - Bilbao, Spain @ Pabellon De La Casilla Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain @ ...

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TRENT REZNOR Performs First Solo Show At Benefit

Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor played the first solo show of his career on Saturday night (October 21) at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, according to Billboard.com. Reznor was backed only by a four-piece string section as he played subdued versions of NINE INCH NAILS tracks such ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman To Host Second Annual 'Off The Strip Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament'

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will host the second annual "Off the Strip" Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation. Celebrities, poker pros, and Las Vegas hottest dancers will join Neil for a wildly entertaining evening. Last year's tournament raised more than $170,000 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, an organization ...

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PHENOMENA Triple-CD Digipack To Arrive In December

Escape Music has announced the forthcoming release of a triple-CD digipack which combines the first three PHENOMENA albums. These three classic recordings include an all-star cast of musicians that include Glenn Hughes, Brian May, Ray Gillan, Scott Gorham and Don Airey, plus many others. All three albums are of the highest quality, and the re-mastered ...

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New RUSH Album To Reflect On Faith, Says Drummer NEIL PEART

Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press reports: Canadian rock icons RUSH are working on a collection of new songs based on Neil Peart's reflections on faith, the drummer said Thursday from his home in Los Angeles. Peart said he, high-pitched singer Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson spent much of this year crafting the power ...

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NEIL PEART Commemorative R30 Drum Kit Recreated

Harmony Central reports: Following last year's nationwide tour of Neil Peart's (RUSH) actual drum kit, accompanied by long-time drum technician Lorne Wheaton, musical instrument retailer Guitar Center has teamed up with Drum Workshop (DW) and Sabian cymbals to recreate the legendary drummer's "R30" drum kit in honor of 30 years of the enduring ...

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VINCE NEIL's Tattoo Shop To Launch Early Next Month

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's Las Vegas tattoo shop, Vince Neil Ink, is scheduled to open November 3. The 2,200-square-foot shop located at the Flamingo in the area where O'Shea's Irish pub is being replaced will be part of "a rock and roll vibe" in the space. Neil said he had planned a tattoo joint ...

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PEARL JAM Photo Book Now Available

Launch Radio Networks reports: A new book featuring 180 previously unreleased photos of PEARL JAM is now available through the band's web site, according to Billboard.com. The book, called "5x1: Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer", features photos by longtime band friend Lance Mercer, mostly focusing on the first half of the group's ...

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