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SCORPIONS In Talks To Play Next Year's OZZFEST?

Pat Martin of Sacramento's 98 Rock KRXQ reported on his radio show on Tuesday (Dec. 12) that veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS are in talks to play next year's Ozzfest. "My source was a friend in the recording studio with the band, who gave him the news," Pat explained to a SCORPIONS fan who contacted ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Begin Mixing New Album In January

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Is it possible I am actually finished writing and recording a new NINE INCH NAILS record? Apparently so. We begin mixing in January! "Juggling fifteen all-new tracks around. Testing sequences. No leftovers from 'With Teeth'. Highly ...

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IMPETIGO's STEVO Launches CONVULSIONS Project

After a nearly 12-year hiatus from the metal underground, Stevo (IMPETIGO) has announced the formation of his newest project, CONVULSIONS. What can you expect from this outfit? Think of the big three… MASTER, AUTOPSY, and REPULSION…sprinkle in some MANTAS, MASSACRE, SLAUGHTER, MACABRE, and CELTIC FROST, and you've got a pretty good idea. The band aspires ...

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LUNARMILE To Support M3 In Wolverhampton

LUNARMILE, the British band featuring frontwoman Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi) and bassist Alex Hill (son of JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill), will support 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, ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: Reunited Lineup To Make Live Debut In March

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF have issued the following update: "Limelight club Crewe [United Kingdom] on Thursday 29th March 2007, will be the first venue to feature the reunited lineup. It promises to be quite a night as the band will be committed to tight recording deadlines for the early ...

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Reunited CEREBAL FIX To Headline U.K.'s C**TSTOCK FESTIVAL

Reunited British punk/thrash crossover band CEREBRAL FIX will headline Birmingham, England's Cuntstock Festival 2007, set to take place February 27, 2007 at Scruffy Murphy's. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: CEREBRAL FIX THEOKTONY CHEMICAL VOMIT ODIUM INCARNATE TRENCHHEAD 03/09/39 ISCARIOTS GOSPEL For more information, visit www.myspace.com/cuntstock. Formed in 1986, CEREBRAL FIX ...

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AGHORA Featuring CYNIC Members: New Song Posted Online

A new song, "Atmas Heave", from Miami, Florida-based progressive metal band AGHORA's upcoming CD, "Formless", has been posted at the band's MySpace page. AGHORA's second album, "Formless" was produced in part by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and is scheduled for a December 21 release. Diana Serra's vocals were tracked in ...

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F5 Added To ALICE COOPER's Christmas Pudding Show

F5, the new band formed by David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), has been added to Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding show. Also performing at the concert will be Alice Cooper and the original ALICE COOPER members Michael Bruce, Neil Smith, and Dennis Dunaway, Tommy Shaw and JACK BLADE BAND, Danny Seraphine of CHICAGO, Ace Young of "American Idol", ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman VINCE NEIL Gets Inked

According to RecordOnline.com, the motorcycle from MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Girls, Girls, Girls" video is on display inside CRÜE singer Vince Neil's Vince Neil Ink Tattoo Studio which had its grand opening November 3, 2006 at O'Shea's Casino in Las Vegas. CRÜE's Nikki Sixx, SLAUGHTER bassist Dana Strum, illusionist/escapologist/stunt performer Criss Angel and ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Escape Records will reissue CLOVEN HOOF's classic power metal albums "Dominator" (1988) and "A Sultan's Ransom" (1989) as part of a boxed double album deluxe set. Two bonus tracks are included, along with a glossy booklet containing rare archive pictures. CLOVEN HOOF were recently rejoined by vocalist Russ North. "After endless rumours and speculation CLOVEN ...

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Drummer BRIAN TICHY Comments On EDDIE VAN HALEN Jam

Drummer Brian Tichy (BILLY IDOL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, GILBY CLARKE, PRIDE & GLORY) performed with Eddie Van Halen in late September for the launch of a porn movie called "Sacred Sin", for which Eddie recorded two songs. Dubbed "The Gathering", the private, invitation-only bash took place on September 30 at "the 5150 Estate in Los Angeles," ...

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KORN To Release First-Ever Acoustic Album In February

According to AlbumVote.co.uk, KORN will release its first-ever acoustic album early next year. The group will issue a live "MTV Unplugged" LP through Virgin Records on Monday, February 19 in the United Kingdom. The California-based band will join a legendary list of artists to release live albums for the music channel, including NIRVANA, NEIL YOUNG ...

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Acoustic METALLICA Available On iTunes

iTunes has released the second volume of acoustic performances from the Bridge School Benefit concerts held annually in the Bay Area... and two of the songs are from METALLICA! "Fade to Black" and "The Four Horsemen" were recorded at Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View, CA, in October of 1997 when the band performed at the yearly ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Discusses 'Rehab'

Metal Asylum recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Asylum: Tell us about the new record. Who wrote the music and lyrics and what were some conscious decisions you and Kevin [DuBrow] wanted to fulfill while making the record? Frankie: Kevin ...

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SCORPIONS Recording Basic Tracks For New Album

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS arrived in Los Angeles last month to begin recording their new album with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child, who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER, recently worked with Michael Beinhorn, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman ...

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