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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Back In The Studio

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Thank you all for the kind words for my son. We forwarded most of them to him and it was nice for him to read your words. He's a great 'lil guy and ...

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NAIL WITHIN Announce New Drummer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have announced the addition to the group's lineup of drummer Ido Levy. "Ido is a highly professional talented drummer, 25 years old, who played in the last years in bands as CAMAL JAMAL, BETRAYER and HUMAN SECTOR," reads a message on the band's official web site. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Embark On West Coast Tour

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), are tentatively scheduled to embark on a 10-date West Coast tour at the end of February. The group, who made their live debut supporting MUDVAYNE ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: In The Mourning

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Last Tuesday, [wife] Donna and I received a very sad phone call. Rhyan's (Donna's son) father was found dead from a heart attack. How does one go about telling your child your Dad ...

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DESTRUCTION To Embark On First-Ever Japanese Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will play their first-ever Japanese shows on May 27-28 at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo. A live album, "Alive Devastation", will be released via King Records in Japan in April/May "as a foretaste for their loyal and faithful Japanese fans, [who have] waited so long for those concerts," according to the band's ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: No Reunion Tour Until 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "[BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION are] in the studio recording six more songs… 01. I Don't Care 02. Brace Yourself 03. Life 04. Crash (Temp Title) 05. Going Out 06. Shut The Fuck Up "I ...

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Canadian Singer Confirms Audition With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members

Vancouver-based singer Todd Kerns, of AGE OF ELECTRIC and STATIC IN STEREO fame, has confirmed that he has been invited to audition for the lead vocalist position in a new band comprised of former members of GUNS N' ROSES. The band, tentatively dubbed THE PROJECT, features Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum, all ...

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AMEN To Film Live DVD In London

AMEN frontman Casey Chaos recently issued the following statement regarding the group's future plans: "AMEN is now a collective of AMEN. As many of you know the business gave out on the band, but I have never been in this for the business, I will not give up on the fans we have. I have ...

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THE CROWN: Heading For The Ultimate!

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, are in the process of writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due in the summer. "This time we are heading for the ultimate and so far it sounds very promising," bassist Magnus Olsfelt stated. "The new material is pretty diverse but in ...

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NIKKI SIXX Speaks Out On BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's Live Debut

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "The first BRIDES shows went really well. We walked onstage sans intro tape, effects, or anything — just cold and raw. It was announced that a local band was playing and that's all ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Pay Tribute To Past At Debut Gig

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), made their live debut at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California on Saturday, Dec. 14. The group, who were supporting MUDVAYNE and TAPROOT at the venue, performed ...

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NAIL WITHIN Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have inked a two-album deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in Lutte, Germany, is set to surface in February 2003. An 11-track effort, the album features guest appearances by KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza, ex-AT ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Announce First Live Performances!

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have confirmed that they will make their live debut with three shows ...

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DESTRUCTION, KREATOR To Play Russia

DESTRUCTION and KREATOR will perform at a thrash metal festival in Moscow, Russia on Mar. 29, 2003. In other news, a live DESTRUCTION album, "Live Devastation", will be released via King Records in Japan ahead of the group's appearances there in May. A worldwide release is expected in the fall. ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Make Live Debut

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will make their live debut at the end of December in Southern ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Part Ways With ADEMA Drummer

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), and vocalist London LeGrand, have parted ways with ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls and have replaced him with Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR). ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Pays Tribute To WARWICK Bass

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I have been playing Gibson Thunderbirds forever. I love them, always have, always will. When I worked with Specter in the 80's, we designed the body along the lines of the T bird ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's NIKKI SIXX Discusses Band Moniker

In a recent interview posted on MÖTLEY CRÜE's official web site, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed the "real" reason for all the name changes his current group, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, went through before settling on their present moniker. "COCKSTAR got shot down cause certain folks in the music industry didn't have a sense of adventure, ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA will start recording their new album, "The Impossibility Of Reason" on Nov. 25 at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio with producer/frontman of SW1TCHED, Ben Schigel. Ben was responsible for producing the band's EP, "This Present Darkness", three years ago. Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: "Working with Ben is what this band needs. We get ...

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EXMORTEM Prepare To Release 'Pestilence Empire'

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will release their new album, "Pestilence Empire", on Nov. 25 through Osmose Productions. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ghastly Grotesque 02. Funerary Sculpture 03. Pestifer 04. Malus Invictus 05. Death Deceiver 06. Grand Dome Of Destruction 07. Icecold Ugliness (Part 2) 08. Gruesome Icons 09. ...

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