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TUFF Confirmed For Fifth Annual CRÜEFEST

TUFF have been confirmed for the fifth annual Crüefest, set to take place July 30 at the Whisky à Go-Go in Hollywood, California. TUFF played the first Crüefest in 2001. In 2004, TUFF frontman Stevie Rachelle played with MÖTLEY PRIEST and headlined the show. Also appearing at this year's festival are SIX, VAINS OF JENNA, ...

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Former ANTHRAX, HADES Singers Are Top Candidates For SEVEN WITCHES Slot

Neil Turbin (ex-ANTHRAX) and Alan Tecchio (ex-HADES, WATCHTOWER) are the two vocalists currently in the running for the vacant singer slot in SEVEN WITCHES, according to informed sources. Both vocalists recently appeared on SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost's upcoming solo CD, "Out in the Cold", tentatively due in September (Turbin can be heard on "Crucifixation", ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Tour Japan In November

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be embarking on a five-date tour of Japan in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 – Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena Nov. 20 - Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena Nov. 21 - Hiroshima, JPN - Sunplaza Nov. 23 - Osaka, JPN - Jo Hall Nov. 25 - Nagoya, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Teams Up With NEIL TURBIN On ANTHRAX Classic

The following update has been posted on singer Neil Turbin's (ex-ANTHRAX) official web site: "Neil Turbin's DEATHRIDERS were joined onstage Friday, May 27th, 2005 at Monterrey Metal Fest II 2005 official pre-party event held at Cafe Iguana, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico by noneother than Tim 'Ripper' Owens [ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST]. Tim and ...

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M3: European Tour Dates Announced

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 lined up the following dates during the summer: Jun. 10 - Nenzing ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Offers Excuses For 'Tonight Show' F-Bomb

Launch Radio Networks reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE filed a lawsuit against NBC-TV on May 24, alleging that a network ban has cost the CRÜE money in lost sales of albums, concert tickets, and merchandise, as well as having a negative impact on their bargaining position with potential sponsors and other concerns. The network banned the group ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN To Enter Studio In June

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are scheduled to enter the studio next month with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due in early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Track Listing Revealed

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 announced the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (

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VINCE NEIL Slams DURAN DURAN 'Fuckheads' For Fueling CRÜE Rumors

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has rejected reports of tension between band members — and blames DURAN DURAN for fuelling the rumours. Neil was furious to hear DURAN DURAN had slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE for travelling separately on tour, insinuating CRÜE were not getting along. But Neil insists any band would do ...

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AEROSMITH Members In POPE Salute

ABC ePrep reports: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, country-pop stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Britney Spears, and James Earl Jones are among the celebrities reading the late Pope John Paul II's inspirational writings, poems, and prayers in a new video. It's called "Tribute To Pope John Paul II", and it is available for ...

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TOMMY LEE Visits Australia's TRIPLE M: Audio Available

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee dropped by Triple M last week to promote his appearance on the Jack Awards in Australia. He talked about alcohol, the band's autobiography "The Dirt", being linked to Tara Reid, CRÜE singer Vince Neil's makeover, and he weighed in on some Australian drummers. Listen to the interview in four parts ...

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ENTOMBED To Make Exclusive U.K. Appearance At DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Swedish metal legends ENTOMBED will make an exclusive U.K. appearance at the first-ever Damnation Festival on October 16, 2005 at Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester. The death 'n' roll titans will headline the newly sponsored Terrorizer Stage as the U.K.'s leading extreme metal magazine and finest U.K.-focused festival combine forces. They will be joined by grindcore monsters ...

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Scottish Museum Honors AC/DC Legend

According to a post at CrabsodyInBlue.com, a Scottish museum started a display this past weekend in tribute of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. Over the summer, the Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is displaying a small exhibition in memory of Scott. Although limited by the size of the building, the museum has ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Delayed

Classic Pictures has pushed back the European release date for the new M3 DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (cover), to June 13 from the previously announced May 23. The DVD will now include an exclusive acoustic performance and interviews recorded in 2005 live at Classic T Stage, Shepperton Film Studios, U.K. featuring classic WHITESNAKE ...

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VINCE NEIL Teaming Up With HARD ROCK HOTEL On Project

Hard Rock president Kevin Kelly confirmed on Saturday (May 14) to The Las Vegas Review-Journal that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and the Hard Rock Hotel are teaming up on a motorcycle-cafe concept as part of the $1 billion expansion. As previously reported, Neil will perform at the unveiling and the premier tasting of Vince ...

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ROTTING CORPSE: 'RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour' Announced

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE — whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler — have announced the details of their "RC Memorial Day Massacre Tour 2005". Confirmed dates are as follows: May 21 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom May 26 - Corpus Christi, ...

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