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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: New York City Gig Details Revealed

The last-ever New York City appearance of the original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will take place on Friday, May 10th at CBGBs, and will include performances from DRAGONLORD (featuring members of TESTAMENT and SADUS), GOATWHORE (featuring members of SOILENT GREEN), INCANTATION, CANDY STRIPER DEATH ...

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MARDUK Confirm North American Trek With DANZIG

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have confirmed the group's plans to support DANZIG on the latter act's US headlining tour that is scheduled to kick off on May 29th and run through the end of July (as first reported here on March 30th). According to a statement posted at MARDUK's official web site, “MARDUK has been ...

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DANZIG Shoot Video For New Single

DANZIG shot a video for "Wicked Pussycat", the first single from the group's forthcoming full-length CD, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I, last Friday, March 22nd, in downtown Los Angeles. As previously reported, Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I is due to be issued on May 21st through Spitfire Records. ...

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DIMENSION ZERO, DYING FETUS To Support SODOM In Japan

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO—featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson—will be supporting SODOM on the latter band's upcoming Extreme Dojo Japanese tour, which will also reportedly include an appearance by DYING FETUS. The dates are as follows: May 27 – Tokyo, JAP @ ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Solo CD Details Revealed

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto is currently busy demoing and writing songs for his second solo album, which has the working title of The Calm Before The Storm. Among the songs that are tentatively set to appear on the album are "Till The End Of Our Time", "How Long", "Heaven ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Record Live CD During Upcoming Japanese Tour

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, will likely record a live album during their upcoming Japanese tour, which is scheduled to take place in May. Among the tracks tentatively set to be performed are songs from HTP, DEEP PURPLE, ...

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DANZIG Set Release Date, Finalize Track Listing

DANZIG have set May 21st as the US release date for their brand new effort, entitled Danzig 7:77: I Lucifer I. Due out through Spitfire Records, the album's final track listing is as follows: 01. Unendlich 02. Black Mass 03. Wicked Pussycat 04. God of Light 05. Liberskull 06. Dead Inside 07. Kiss The Skull ...

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DANZIG To Issue Single, Lens Promo Video

DANZIG will be shooting a video in the next two weeks for the song "Dead Inside", taken from the group's forthcoming Danzig 7: I Luciferi CD. According to DANZIG's new label Spitfire Records, the band may also lens a clip for the album's first single "Wicked Pussycat" at a later point, although this remains unconfirmed ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, ANGRA Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA'S PROGPOWER USA III ANNOUNCES DATES AND LINEUP FOR 2002 FESTIVAL ATLANTA - ProgPower USA III, Atlanta's third annual progressive and power metal festival, has been announced for Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at Earthlink Live. Confirmed bands include a number of artists making their first US appearances, including Germany's ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: New York City Date Confirmed

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—have been confirmed to appear at CBGBs in New York City, New York on Friday, May 10th. The group's current itinerary for their reunion tour now looks like this: Apr. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Metal Meltdown ...

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GLENN HUGHES Confirmed For Drum & Sounds Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes will perform at this year's Drum & Sounds Festival 2002, which is scheduled to take place on March 30th and 31st in Koblenz, Germany. Glenn will reportedly be appearing alongside Bobby Kimball, Steve Ferrone, Greg Bissonette, Joe Porcare, and Steve Gadd. All shows will be dedicated to the ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Change Of Venue/Date For New York Stop On Upcoming Tour

Contrary to a previous report, the original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will NOT be playing at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on April 27th, and will instead be performing a New York City show at an as-yet-undisclosed venue (possibly CBGBs) on a soon-to-be-announced date. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Wacken Open Air!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Reunion Tour Confirmed!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will be embarking on a three-date east coast reunion tour during April. The shows will mark the first time the group's original line-up has played together on a stage in a decade (discounting a poorly-promoted reunion show that ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Metal Meltdown IV!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will be performing at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5-6 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Among the acts that are also scheduled to appear at the ...

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DANZIG Set Title, Tentative Release Date For New CD

DANZIG have set Danzig 7: I Luciferi as the title of their forthcoming CD, the group's first under a multi-album agreement with Spitfire Records. Set for an April release, the album will reportedly feature a color blurry close-up photo of the band on the cover where Glenn is wearing his new black elbow-length gloves with ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Embark On Japanese Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour during May. The tentative dates so far are as follows: May 11 - Drum Robos - Fukuoka, JAP May 12 - Club Quatro - Hiroshima, JAP May 13 - Big Cat ...

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BUCKCHERRY Confirm Drummer Departure, Plan New CD

BUCKCHERRY have confirmed via the group's official web site that drummer Devon Glenn has left the band. No reason was given for Glenn's departure, but a brief statement from the act indicates that no auditions for Devon's replacement are currently planned. Singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson are said to be carrying on with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Set To Chat Away, Hit The Road

JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens and guitarist Glenn Tipton will take part in a live chat on America Online on Monday, January 14th, at 9:00 PM EST. Both AOL subscribers and non-subscribers may participate in the chat. Non-subscribers must first go to www.aol.com and download the free, temporary software. To access the chat, go ...

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Original NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Reunite For Four Shows In April!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will reunite for the first time in a decade (if you discount a poorly-promoted reunion show that took place in May 1997 in Manchester, New Hampshire) to perform four East Coast shows in April. Details are sketchy at ...

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BUCKCHERRY Part Ways With Drummer Devon Glenn

Unconfirmed reports are indicating that BUCKCHERRY drummer Devon Glenn has quit the band. If true, Glenn's departure will mark the third time a member of the group has exited in the last year, following guitarist Yogi's resignation in October and bassist Jonathan (J.B.) Brightman's departure in August of 2001. No official statement has yet been ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT European Release Date Set

HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT), the long-awaited collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will release its debut CD through MTM Music in Europe on March 18th. The album is set to be issued in Japan on February 6th. ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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