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JUDAS PRIEST's HALFORD: 'Nostradamus' CD Will Be 'Bigger' And 'More Metallized' Than Ever

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was the featured guest on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (Friday, October 27). Speaking on the phone from his San Diego, California home, Rob discussed PRIEST's upcoming concept album about the legendary 16th-century French prophet Nostradamus and his forthcoming flurry of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Promo Takes Flight With BIRD STUDIOS

Ireland's 4RFV reports that animation production company Bird Studios has completed the latest promo for veteran rock band IRON MAIDEN. Scripted by Howard Greenhalgh, "Different World" is a bleak take on the Nature vs Science story and features an animated Bruce Dickinson, as he struggles to out-run the evil ruling power. Built entirely ...

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SKID ROW On CNN And VH1 CLASSIC

SKID ROW will co-host "Metal Mania" with Eddie Trunk on VH1 Classic on Friday, November 3 at 10:00 p.m. It is scheduled to re-air that Friday night at 1:00 a.m. EST and on Saturday, November 4 at midnight. It will also re-air a few times the following week. In other news, the CNN feature "SKID ...

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TRENT REZNOR Performs First Solo Show At Benefit

Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor played the first solo show of his career on Saturday night (October 21) at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, according to Billboard.com. Reznor was backed only by a four-piece string section as he played subdued versions of NINE INCH NAILS tracks such ...

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THE ACCUSED To Debut 'Martha Splatterhead' Mascot At Seattle Gig

Seattle's reigning kings of "splatter rock" THE ACCUSED will debut their long-time mascot "Martha Splatterhead" live, on-stage during their performance Saturday, October 28 in Seattle, Washington at Studio Seven. With the show being just prior to Halloween night, THE ACCUSED will also judge the audience in a costume contest wherein first place wins "a real ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Begins Work On New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD will release its new DVD, entitled "To the Devil His Due", in ...

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ILL NINO Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

ILL NINO and RA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, November 13. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Manager Check In

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenNorway.com has been updated with several new tour diary entries from MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and manager Rod Smallwood. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from Nicko's "Long Island & New Jersey" entry follows: "There are a few problems that we have encountered so far. The main ...

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LEEWAY Frontman Schedules EDDIE'S FUNHOUSE Appearances

Vocalist Eddie Sutton of the legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY has issued the following update: Well (deep sigh), CBGBs has had its last gasp/heartbeat with three BAD BRAINS shows, and it puts and end to an era of memories that will never leave our souls... Which means we all need to come together and ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Music Hall Of Fame Will Boost Long Island Pride'

World Entertainment News Network reports that TWISTED SISTER members Dee Snider and Eddie Ojeda have praised the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, saying it will help New York City's neighbor to overcome its inferiority complex. TWISTED SISTER were inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday (Sunday, October 15) alongside fellow Long Island music stars ...

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MEGADETH's New Album To Include LED ZEPPELIN Cover

According to Eddie TrunkVH1 Classic VJ and host of "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FMMEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that the band's upcoming album, "United Abominations", will include a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Out on the Tiles". Mustaine previously told MTV.com about the album's initial recording ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager: Hartford Tour Opener Was 'Amazing'

IRON MAIDEN's manager Rod Smallwood has checked in with the Iron Maiden Online Club (the band's official fan club) with the second on-the-road update from MAIDEN's current world tour: "It's early Thursday and l am trying to get this to you all before we leave for the drive to Boston. And l have a bit ...

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SKID ROW Announces Record-Release Show At NYC's Hard Rock Café

Two decades into their impressive rock 'n' roll career, SKID ROW are proud to announce their first-ever CD-release party for the album "Revolutions Per Minute", due out October 24 on SPV/Steamhammer. Presented by Budweiser True Music and Eddie Trunk, the Hard Rock Halloween Bash featuring SKID ROW will be held at the all-new Hard Rock ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Jams With OVERKILL In New Jersey

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy joined OVERKILL on stage on Saturday (Sept. 30) during their Gigantour 2006 set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the song "Elimination". Portnoy previously performed "Elimination" with OVERKILL at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2005 and at radio personality Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween ...

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