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KISS Bassist GENE SIMMONS Offends Australian Muslims

Alex Wilson of the Australian Associated Press is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne. Simmons, who is currently touring Australia with KISS, launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio. "Extremism believes ...

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AEROSMITH: Berklee Scholarship Created in STEVEN TYLER's Honor

Berklee College of Music has honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler by announcing an online scholarship program in his name. The Steven Tyler Online Scholarship Program is designed to provide gifted musicians throughout the world with unique opportunities to attend Berklee from anywhere, enabling them to interact with renowned faculty and world-class music instruction. More information ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: More Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up a couple of U.S. dates at the end of May before heading over to Europe a headlining ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: VH1 Documentary To Air In June

VH1 is reportedly working on a "Behind the Music"-style documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES. Among the people that are set to contribute to the project are original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus Tom Zutaut (former A&R executive at Geffen Records), Josh Richman (video director), Teddy Andreadis (keyboard player), ...

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AEROSMITH Singer To Appear In SONY Ad Campaign

AEROSMITH lead singer Steven Tyler will appear in a Sony broadcast advertising campaign premiering Monday May 3. The TV commercial, dubbed "Slo Mo", will begin airing between 9:30-10:00 p.m. during CBS' "Two and a Half Men". The TV spot will also run on network and cable channels through July. Starring alongside Tyler is the Cyber-shot® ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Release Debut Album Through SHRAPNEL RECORDS

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have secured a deal with Shrapnel Records for the release of their upcoming debut CD, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. "It's a ...

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SLIPKNOT Record New CD At 'The Haunted House'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told The Grand Rapids Press that the band had a series of "unusual" experiences while living at the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif., with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the upcoming "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Oh, it's haunted," Taylor said. "You can put the ...

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HALLOWS EVE: Reunion Update

Steve Cannon, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has sent us the following update on the reunion of classic '80s thrashers HALLOWS EVE: "For all of you who are wondering, the new HALLOWS EVE lineup looks like this: Returning to the fold, of course, are Tommy Stewart ...

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ANGEL DUST Continue Writing New Material

German power metallers ANGEL DUST have posted the following message on their official web site: "As announced, ANGEL DUST are already busy with the songwriting for the new CD. Also nothing will change at the line up (Dirk, Assy, Steven) for this time. A new guitarist and a new bass player are employed therefore at ...

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WARRANT Hard At Work On DVD

Veteran hard rockers WARRANT are reportedly working on a DVD with a house producer from Warner Brothers for a tentative late 2004 release. In addition, the band are said to have completed over half a dozen new tunes for a new record and are planning on finishing about 20 songs choosing 12 or so to ...

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Review: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's 'Bad Attitude' Never Flags

Dave McKenna of The Washington Post reviewed YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's concert at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia last Friday (April 2). "As shown on the metal-by-numbers tune 'Dreaming (Tell Me)', Malmsteen might possess the fastest fingers in metal history. His licks, particularly when played in a relatively small venue through a wall of 10 Marshall amps, can ...

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AEROSMITH: JOE PERRY's Son To Guest On ABC's 'Knock First'

Tony Perry, son of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the ABC Family series "Knock First". "Knock First" is a teen-do-it-yourself show that gives teens, with the help of professional decorators, the chance to reveal their identity through the makeover of their room. Tony and his friends, including ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Perform Acoustic Show In Seattle

A PERFECT CIRCLE are scheduled to perform a live acoustic set as a part of Seattle radio station 107.7 The End's "End Sessions" series, presumably during their stop in the Seattle/Tacoma area on April 9. It looks like the only way to attend this special, one-of-a-kind performance will be to win tickets from the station. ...

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WARRANT: Drummer STEVEN SWEET Rejoins The Fold

WARRANT have kicked out drummer Mike "The Sack" Fasano and have replaced him with returning skinsman Steven Sweet. This surprising announcement comes on the heels of the recent addition of frontman Jaime St. James (of BLACK 'N BLUE fame). "The members of WARRANT are charged up and looking forward to an exciting future that is ...

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