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SEBASTIAN BACH Confirmed For Japan's UDO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed for the Udo Music Festival 2006, set to take place July 22-23 at Fuji Speedway in Mt. Fuji, Japan. Also scheduled to appear are KISS, ALICE IN CHAINS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, STEVE VAI, GODSMACK, TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, PORCUPINE TREE, SOFT, MORNINGWOOD, ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman To Host FACECAGE CD-Release Party

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will be hosting a concert at The Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, July 15, featuring FACECAGE (Iowa), MINDRITE (Iowa), BLACK FLOOD DIESEL (Minnesota), NARCOTIC SELF (Nebraska), BROKEN IMAGE (Colorado) and SIDEWISE (Kansas) FACECAGE is an Iowa-based metal band described by Taylor as containing "the heaviness ...

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DEICIDE Pull Out Of Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled their appearance at the 2006 edition of the Waldrock festival, set to take place Saturday, July 1 in Burgum, the Netherlands. As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert ...

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DEICIDE: Support Acts For U.S. Tour Announced

JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour, a representative for Taylor Touring told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, ...

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STONE SOUR To Play Free Concert In Kansas City This Thursday

STONE SOUR — the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root — will play a special free concert on Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. outside the Beaumont Club (4050 Pennsylvania Ave) in Kansas City, Missouri. The show, which was announced this morning on the "Johnny Dare Morning Show" on 98.9 The ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: In Recording Mode

U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have posted the following message on their official web site: "[MY DYING BRIDE] have been locked up in the studio since the beginning of April and are busy recording their new album. According to the band, at least five songs have already been recorded with more in the pipeline. ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Seek New Drummer

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose album "Welcome to America" features the legendary Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) on vocals, are currently auditioning for a new drummer. THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND are looking for someone with a proven track record of experience, reliabilty and commitment — a drummer who is confident ...

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DORO: 'Warrior Soul' North American Release Date Announced

Locomotive Records has set a May 23 North American release date for the new DORO album, entitled "Warrior Soul". The album was created in Switzerland, Tennessee, New York and Germany; and inspired by her first feature film role earlier this year in Luke Gasser's "Anuk - The Warrior's Way". The sound returns Doro to the ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist To Embark On IBANEZ Clinic Tour

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson is setting out on a 5-city guitar clinic tour, during which he hopes to create an intimate setting for interacting with his fans, as well as unveiling his new custom-designed Ibanez MTM1 Mick Thomson signature electric guitar. The MTM1 was custom designed to Mick's exact specifications, including his choice of pickups, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Recording Appearances Detailed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th anniversary full album 'Tales of Rock 'N' Roll' and maxi EP 'Revolution Mind' have been released worldwide! Both contains the tune 'Rock 'N' Roll' which Graham takes the outstanding lead ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL: Debut Album Title, Release Date Announced

"If there was a channel that showed nothing but hysteria and panic, it would be the highest-rated channel on TV," says guitarist Dave Navarro. "We like to think of creating music as a way to channel the panic into something tangible." The "we" refers to Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, bassist Chris Chaney and lead singer ...

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QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY Slags 'American Idol'

Launch Radio Networks reports: Even though QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS were on "American Idol" this week, guitarist Brian May is no fan of the show. He said that footage the band shot with the contestants was manipulated to make it seem like he undercut Ace, who performed "We Will Rock You" on the show. The ...

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Orgasmatron - MOTÖRHEAD

Having survived the "Robbo" phase that resulted in 1983's often unjustly derided "Another Perfect Day", 1984's double-LP compilation "No Remorse" introduced the world (by way of four new songs) to another revamped MOTÖRHEAD lineup. Ex-SAXON drummer Pete Gill replaced Philthy Animal Taylor and Brian Robertson was replaced by not one, but two guitarists: Mike "Wurzel" ...

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STONE SOUR Finish Recording New Album

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have completed the recording process for their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Come What May", at a Los Angeles studio with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). "16 tracks were recorded and we're in the process of picking just how many will ...

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Grammy-Winning Pianist/Arranger To Cover GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE

Versailles Records has announced that Grammy-winning pianist/arranger Randy Cantor will contribute piano tracks to forthcoming tribute albums to GUNS N' ROSES ("Don't Cry"), DEF LEPPARD ("Love Bites"), SAMMY HAGAR ("Dreams"), and MÖTLEY CRÜE ("Afraid"). Cantor's resume includes multiple Grammy nominations, and two awards. Additionally, he has collaborated with such artists as the FUGEES, JAMES TAYLOR, ...

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STONE SOUR Part Ways With Drummer

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, have officially parted ways with drummer Joel Ekman. "This is something that we all discussed and feel is best for the five of us and for the future of STONE SOUR," the group write in a statement. "This has been the most ...

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