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FORCE OF EVIL Set European Release Date For 'Black Empire'

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 21 European release date (March 29 in the U.S.) through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Black ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Are Cleaning Up Their Act

The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE's dishy tell-all, "The Dirt", established them as one of the most debauched rock bands of all time — but you wouldn't know it from the boring backstage scene at their concert in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the other night. The kick-off show of the glam-rock gods' "Red, ...

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVALS 2005: Headliners Announced

The organizers of the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival have announced that Bloodstock 2005 will comprise two separate festivals. The brand new outdoor show Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) will take place on June 24-25 at Catton Hall, in the Midlands, with the annual Bloodstock 2005 U.K. Metalfest taking place indoors at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on ...

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ANTHRAX: Early Albums To Be Reissued On One CD

Megaforce Records will re-release ANTHRAX's classic album, "Fistful of Metal", and "Armed and Dangerous" EP on one CD on February 22. Like METALLICA and MEGADETH, ANTHRAX "was responsible for the emergence of speed and thrash metal; combining the speed and fury of hardcore with the guitars and vocals of heavy metal, they helped create a ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Brand New 'Backstage' Photos Posted Online

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil officially announced the 2005 Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament and ZRock Crue for the Cure rock-a-thon backstage at the Office Depot Center Thursday night (Feb. 17) prior to CRÜE's North American tour opener. The 2005 Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Cinco de Mayo — Thursday, May ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Releases Sexiest Strippers On DVD

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil brings together the hottest girls and sexiest exotic dancers in the world to the privacy of your own home with the release of his "Girls Girls Girls Volume I" DVD, featuring the first of a series of titillating searches for the "Sexiest Stripper in the World." Vince Neil may have ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Says MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Autobiography Contains 'Pure Lies'

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley's death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". Asked by Norway's Metal Express to comment on the book's ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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RHAPSODY To Release New Single In April

When the Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY first met the legendary actor Christopher Lee in December 2003 during the recording of their current album "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret", no one really knew what could come of this collaboration. It was only after Lee himself, being a talented singer possessing a ...

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NILE Announce New Album Title

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We are now finished with the mixes on the new NILE album, entitled 'Annihilation of the Wicked'. We are extremely happy with the mixes Neil Kernon [producer] gave the new songs, he has given us a very ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members To Attend Ceremony

Former LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, according to ABC ePrep. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture ...

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'Other Hollywood' Features Porn, VINCE NEIL And SLASH

The New York Post reports that the new book "Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry" reveals adult film actor Ron Jeremy once watched porn star Savannah (who later killed herself) get busy with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil. Neil recounts how Savannah once nearly overdosed on drugs during a Hawaiian vacation ...

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