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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Team Up With AEROSMITH For Co-Headlining Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be teaming up with AEROSMITH for a co-headlining tour later in the year, CRÜE frontman Vince Neil revealed during an appearance on the "Opie and Anthony" show on XM Satellite Radio earlier today (Jan. 6). In addition, CRÜE will be playing several European dates with THE ROLLING STONES over the summer. MÖTLEY ...

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EMPIRE: New Album Nearing Completion

German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, EMPIRE, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE) is putting the finishing touches on the third EMPIRE album, tentatively due in May via AOR Heaven Records. "I'm mixing the last three titles right now," Munkes writes on his web site. "Be prepared for a mystic, powerful and fantastic rock album." As previously reported, the follow-up ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Among Top 20 Concert Tours Of 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE ended 2005 among the top 20 in concert sales receipts, according to Pollstar, the industry trade magazine. THE ROLLING STONES' "A Bigger Bang" tour led all other concert tours in 2005 with $162 million in gross receipts, the Associated Press reported. The average STONES ticket was $133.98. The tour sold around 1.2 million ...

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Former ADLER'S APPETITE Members Claim Ownership Of Band's Name, Threaten Legal Action

Former ADLER'S APPETITE members Jizzy Pearl (vocals; RATT, LOVE/HATE), Keri Kelli (guitar; VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Robbie Crane (bass; VINCE NEIL, RATT) have issued the following statement: "Concerning the recent departure of members of ADLER'S APPETITE, Keri, Robbie and Jizzy would like to address the situation. The truth is none of the partners have ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Recall Last New Year's Eve Controversy

Launch Radio Networks reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will welcome 2006 with a New Year's Eve show tomorrow (Saturday, December 31) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It was last New Year's Eve that frontman Vince Neil uttered the F-word on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno", setting off a firestorm of reaction that included threats of fines ...

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RUSH Frontman Hopes To Release New Album Next Summer

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee has told MTV.com that he, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart have been getting their home studios ready to start writing the group's new album, and in January they plan to begin the collaborative process. "The whole process of writing, recording and getting ready for a tour is ...

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VINCE NEIL's Former Personal Trainer Arrested For Murder

Boston's WHDH-TV is reporing that professional bodybuilder Craig Titus — who helped MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil lose 20 pounds as part of VH1's "Remaking: Vince Neil" special — and his wife, Kelly Ryan, were arrested Friday (Dec. 23) in Massachusetts as fugitives in the slaying of a woman whose body was found two weeks ...

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M3: Acoustic Version Of WHITESNAKE's 'Here I Go Again' Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have uploaded a video of Marsden singing an acoustic version of the WHITESNAKE ...

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ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED Sign With 1X1 MUSIC

Philadelphia's ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED have inked a deal with 1x1 Music. The band's first release, entitled "Paint the Town", will be available internationally beginning on January 24, 2006. A North American tour in support of the CD will kick off early next year. ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED are currently in recording their second release, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer: ADLER'S APPETITE Revamped

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has parted ways with the entire ADLER'S APPETITE band that recorded the group's debut EP, including guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT), bassist Robbie Crane (VINCE NEIL, RATT) and singer Jizzy Pearl (RATT, LOVE/HATE). Also gone from the band is guitarist Craig Bedford, who performed with the ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In February

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release their long-awaited new album, "Eye of the Sun" in February 2006 via XZec Records. The first 1,000 [copies] will be autographed by each band member as part of a limited edition. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Pull Out of BLOODSTOCK Festival's XMas Party

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" metallers MORGANA LEFAY have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Bloodstock Festival's XMas Party on Sunday, December 18. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: At 4:00 Friday morning [Dec. 16] local time guitarist Peter Grehn was rushed to the hospital with major stomach pains. From what ...

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LANA LANE: '10th Anniversary Concert' DVD To Arrive In March

Frontiers Records has announced the release of LANA LANE's brand new CD/DVD package celebrating her first 10 years of recording. After 10 years of recording CDs, LANA LANE proudly releases her "10th Anniversary Concert" DVD containing the full concert from her final show in Tokyo on the LANA LANE 10th Anniversary Tour. Recorded on June ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Ten Years In Hell' Double-Disc DVD Due In February

Long-running Canadian thrash legends ANNIHILATOR will be issuing a retrospective double-disc DVD set, entitled "Ten Years in Hell", on February 21, 2006 (one day earlier internationally) via SPV. The set contains seven classic, official ANNIHILATOR music videos, offstage band footage and bonus underground, fan-shot, live performances and a special interview with ANNIHILATOR founder and guitarist ...

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Heavy Metal Musicians Remember DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from ...

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Imagine - STRIDE

There is something to this DREAM THEATER-meets-JOURNEY description of Houston, Texas' STRIDE. Neither as over-the-top progressive as DREAM THEATER nor as pop-flavored AOR as NEIL SCHON's bunch, the band's second full-length and first released through a record label does feature the successful construction of bridgework between the two sides. The fact that STRIDE's first release ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Would Have Taken A Bullet' For DIMEBAG

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has spoken exclusively to Revolver magazine (web site) about the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo's much-rumored substance-abuse problems and the role the heavy metal media has played in PANTERA's eventual demise, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the article (published in the magazine's February 2006 issue, ...

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Emerald Vulture - SOURVEIN

Oh it's ugly alright...hairy and sticky too. SOURVEIN has returned with another helping of viscous swamp dirges. Guitars cranked to 10, the four stings just a buzzin, and T-Roy Medlin's (ex-BUZZOV*EN) vokills a tad less scratchy and every bit as brain-fried and miserable as WEEDEATER's Dave "Dixie" Collins. "Emerald Vulture" is the first of three ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: New Album 'Slightly Delayed'

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF have issued the following update via their official web site: "[The new CLOVEN HOOF album] 'Eye of the Sun' will be available soon on the XZec Records site, but there has been a slight delay due to distribution deals being finalised. The band would ...

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