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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Discusses Stripping Down 'November Rain'

"Chinese Hypocrisy", the latest release by TributeAlbums.com, features a beautifully stripped down acoustic rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "November Rain" performed by current QUIET RIOT/HOOKERS N' BLOW guitarist Alex Grossi, along with vocalist Zoli Teglas of California punk outfit IGNITE, and Finland's Marko Pukkila of ALTARIA. Grossi recently had a chance to sit ...

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TWISTED SISTER In Talks To Record 'A Twisted Christmas, Too'

As an epilogue to his 2006 Bananiversary Celebration, rock 'n' roll comic C.C. Banana has interviewed all five members of TWISTED SISTER. In the last of this series of holiday-themed interviews, C.C. Banana speaks with TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider about their current album "A Twisted Christmas", the possible future of the band and a ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Judge 'Gifted', The Christian Reality Show

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will serve as one of the judges on "Gifted", the two-hour primetime TBN television special that culminates months of nationwide searching to find and present the brightest new talent in Christian music. The show will air on January 26 at 7:00 p.m. The official program description reads as follows: "16,000 contestants, ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Signature Guitar Announced

Launch Radio Networks reports: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation on a limited-edition signature guitar. Fender has produced a replica of Van Halen's original "Frankenstein" guitar, which he used on the band's early albums and tours. The re-creation of the red guitar with black and white stripes is exact, ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: More Tour Details Revealed

HEAVEN AND HELL members Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) were interviewed by radio personality/VH1 Classic VJ Eddie Trunk on his "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (Friday, January 19). According to Joe Siegler of the BLACK SABBATH fan site Black-Sabbath.com, ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Official Tour Announcement Coming Next Week

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The wait is very nearly over! The final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place ahead of an official [HEAVEN AND HELL] tour announcement early next week with full details of all confirmed tour dates and ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Featured On HEINZ Anthology

According to Deep-Purple.net, former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is featured on the new HEINZ two-CD collection, "Just Like Eddie - The Anthology", which contans everything HEINZ ever recorded, including three previously unreleased tracks. The CD, which is being released to mark the 40th anniversary of producer Joe Meek's death, is expected in ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Humbled By VAN HALEN's Election To ROCK HALL

Launch Radio Networks reports: Sammy Hagar has never been the shy, retiring type, but the official announcement that he'd been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of VAN HALEN knocked him back on his heels. Hagar's been staying and playing at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico since the ...

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KISS, DIO, TWISTED SISTER: More NAMM Appaearances Announced

Music Star Productions has announced several artist signings during the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which is being held January 18-21, 2007 the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER, ESP) and Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD) will appear to promote "Kiss Forever", "Eric Singer: All Access To ...

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ACE FREHLEY, TED NUGENT, CINDERELLA Featured On 'Mullets Rock!' CD

Launch Radio Networks reports: Eighteen enduring classic rock tracks have been gathered together for "Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love!", a celebration of the much-maligned hair style, to be released on March 13. Among the songs featured on the collection are TED NUGENT's "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang", KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's version of the MOVE's ...

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