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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Long-Awaited DVD In September

MOTÖRHEAD will issue their long-awaited DVD, entitled Boneshaker, on September 3rd, according to the group's official web site. A recorded document of the band's 25-year-anniversary party (filmed with eight cameras in Dolby 5.1. sound), which took place at London's Brixton Academy nearly two years ago, the DVD features guest appearances by ex-MOTÖRHEAD/FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Tour Dates, Book Signings

TED NUGENT recently turned into a Los Angeles Times top 10 cookbook, Kill It & Grill It, which he co-wrote with is wife Shemane. To promote the book and his upcoming album, Craveman (due on September 24th through Spitfire Records), NUGENT will intersperse book signings with tour dates, beginning this Wednesday, July 3rd. Confirmed dates ...

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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Pen Tune For BACKSTREET BOYS?!

MÖTLEY CRÜE mainman Nikki Sixx has reportedly written a song, "Let's Get It Together" for possible inclusion on the next BACKSTREET BOYS album. The bassist is also said to have composed tracks for TANTRIC, SALIVA, and FAITH HILL. In related news, Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico were among the guests at KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' ...

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GOLDEN JUBILEE CD To Be Made Available Later This Month

A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money for charity. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said The Party at the Palace album, featuring such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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LEE AARON: Life After Metal

Former Canadian "metal queen" LEE AARON, who has successfully reinvented herself as a professional jazz singer, recently gave an interview to Chart Attack in which he discussed her past and future activities. To read the article, click here. ...

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KISS, QUEEN, JOURNEY Producer Dead At 51

Acclaimed UK rock music producer Mike Stone—best known for his work with JOURNEY, ASIA, TEN, QUEEN and KISS, among others—died last week at the age of 51. ASIA will dedicate the forthcoming Geffen Years - Anthologia to his memory. Although no cause of death was listed in any of the recent press reports, Mike was ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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OZZY Guitarist Suffering From "Mental And Physical Exhaustion"

OZZY OSBOURNE's representatives have finally issued an official explanation for the cancellation of the remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002. It reads as follows: "The remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002 have been cancelled to allow guitarist Zakk Wylde to return home early to recuperate from mental and physical ...

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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar Bjoernson said. "As a result, all four ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Play For QUEEN ELIZABETH

OZZY OSBOURNE will play for Queen Elizabeth at a concert for the 50th anniversary of her accession, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. OSBOURNE is the latest artist to join the June 3rd pop concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace which is part of the culmination of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, royal spokesmen said. Also ...

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SINERGY Fire Bassist, Hire Temporary Replacement

SINERGY have fired bassist Marco Hietala and have hired session musician Lauri Porra to assist them in fulfilling their touring commitments for the remainder of the year. Vocalist Kimberly Goss issued the following statement via the group's official web site explaining the reasons behind their decision: “We had to make the very tough decision to ...

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SEX PISTOLS To Reissue "God Save The Queen" Single

Legendary UK punk outfit SEX PISTOLS will re-release their classic "God Save The Queen" single on May 27th through Virgin Records to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in Britain. Marking 25 years to the day when the original single was released, the track will be backed by a remixed version of the song ...

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Former QUEEN Guitarist Awarded With Honorary Degree

Former QUEEN guitarist Brian May was awarded with an honorary Doctor Of Science degree by the University Of Hertfordshire. As a result, the letters after his name will now officially be B.H. May BSc. (Hons), ARCS, Hon.Dsc. In an email to queenworld.com, May said: My understanding is that the degree has been offered to me ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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