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EMINENCE: Studio Change For New Album

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE, who feature in their ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, have apparently had a change of plans and will now record their new album at the Ferretti Studio in their hometown of Belo Horizonte. The follow-up to 2004's "Humanology" will be recorded with engineer Stanley Soares (SEPULTURA's "Dante XXI") ...

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Former CRYPTOPSY Frontman Joins COVENANCE

COVENANCE, the new band featuring former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have parted ways with vocalist Vince Matthews (ex-DYING FETUS) due to "professional differences." His replacement in the group is none other than former CRYPTOPSY frontman Martin Lacroix. Martin will make his recording debut with the band in ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Says WALK OF FAME Tribute Is 'Fitting'

United Press International is reporting that the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE feel that getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is "fitting" for the flashy hard rock group. "We fit in there with all the dead movie stars," says bassist Nikki Sixx, who will join his bandmates — singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick ...

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ANNIHILATOR Mainman Talks About His Participation In ROADRUNNER 25th Anniversary Concert

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters has posted a lengthy message on the group's official forum regarding his participation in last month's Roadrunner 25th Anniversary Concert, which took place at Nokia Theater in New York City. Read it at this location. As previously reported, ANNIHILATOR will be issuing a retrospective double-disc DVD set, entitled "Ten ...

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RUSH Drummer To Appear In 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Movie

Last September, while on the SS Professor tour, Lorne Wheaton, RUSH drummer Neil Peart's tech, stated that Neil will be making an appearance on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" sometime in the future. It turns out that Peart won't just be appearing in an episode, but in fact will appear in the big-screen movie coming later ...

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EMINENCE To Work With SEPULTURA Producer On Upcoming CD

Brazilian extreme metallers EMINENCE, who feature in their ranks former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, will enter Trama Studios in Sao Paulo later in the year with engineer Stanley Soares (SEPULTURA's "Dante XXI") to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2004's "Humanology" will include such cuts as "Enemy Inside" and "Written in ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Live Video Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded a short video clip of their last live performance, which took place on August 5, 2005 at The Rock in ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN PAICE Reunites With Former WHITESNAKE Members

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice performed with is band IAN PAICE AND FRIENDS at Reading's Rivermead Leisure Centre in the U.K. on Friday, January 13. The event was promoted by DrumWright, whose Managing Director Chris Wright explains, "Over the years we have run many events for drummers where top players demonstrate their skills, offer technical ...

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EMPIRE Featuring Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN: New Album Preview Available

EMPIRE, the brainchild of German guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, EMPIRE, RAZORBACK, ex-VANIZE), have set "Raven Ride" as the title of their third album, due in May via AOR Heaven Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Trading Souls" (Lion Music) will feature guest appearances by singer Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH), drummer Andre Hilgers (AXXIS, SILENT FORCE, RAZORBACK) ...

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AKERCOCKE: BBC Radio 1 Session To Air On Tuesday

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE were recently invited to the BBC's Maida Vale Studios to record a live session for the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show". The session will be broadcast between 1:00 a.m. (GMT) and 3:00 a.m. on the night of Tuesday, January 10. Those not in the U.K. can listen to both the ...

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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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