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VH1 Rocks Sin City At First Annual 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Rock royalty received the ultimate form of flattery as some of today's hottest rock acts honored legendary bands KISS, QUEEN, DEF LEPPARD and JUDAS PRIEST at VH1's first annual "VH1 Rock Honors" Thursday night (May 25). Taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, "VH1 Rock Honors", which premieres Wednesday, May 31 at ...

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DIAMOND HEAD To Release 'It's Electric' Live Album In June

Prior to the release of their upcoming live DVD, DIAMOND HEAD will issue a new live album, entitled "It's Electric", through Secret Records on June 26. The album was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, 2005, and features a mixture of classic tracks and new material. It is the second DIAMOND HEAD album ...

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PEARL JAM's Digs May Get The Dump

The Associated Press is reporting that PEARL JAM's new Seattle headquarters could face demolition because of the city's plans to build a dump. "We hadn't even finished unpacking and moving into our new space when we heard about the city's waste management site," spokeswoman Nicole Vandenberg said Saturday in an e-mail to The Associated Press ...

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MISS OZZFEST 2006: An Open Call For Metal Maidens Of All Ages

The Ozzfest organizers have issued the following press release: Move over, Miss America. Let's face it, your unrealistic ideals are no longer in-sync with today's woman. After 75 years, you're about to be kicked to the curb. A provocative pageant will take center stage this summer as hard rocking beauties across the country vie for ...

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TERROR Prepare To Release New DVD, Full-Length Album

TERROR will be hitting the road in the U.S this summer with DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD. The Los Angeles-based hardcore act will be touring in support of their upcoming DVD, "The Living Proof", and studio album, "Always the Hard Way". Due on May 30, "The Living Proof" is chock-full ...

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ROSE HILL DRIVE Sign With MEGAFORCE RECORDS

Boulder, Colorado's ROSE HILL DRIVE have inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band will release their first self-titled EP on June 6 Megaforce/Sci Fidelity, to be followed by a full-length studio album on August 22. ROSE HILL DRIVE's accomplishments in the music world are as stellar and intense as their performances. ROSE HILL DRIVE ...

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OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, KREATOR Members Discuss Band Unity: Video Available

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a 71-second video clip featuring former OVERKILL members Rat Skates (drums) and Bobby Gustafson (guitar), plus NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker and KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza discussing unity between ...

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TOOL, PEARL JAM To Top Next Week's BILLBOARD Album Chart

Hits Daily Double is reporting that TOOL's "10,000 Days" looks poised to sell in the 600,000 range after a tremendous first-day start, according to retailers around the country. This is roughly in line with the first-week performance of the band's last album, "Lateralus", which shifted 555,000 copies back in May 2001 to debut at No. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: Live DVD Track Listing Revealed

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have set the tentative track listing for their live DVD, filmed on November 4, 2005 at the London Astoria. It is as follows: 01. Am I Evil (intro) 02. It's Electric 03. ...

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PEARL JAM To Play 'Secret' Show In New York City

Tower Records and J Records have teamed up to present a special PEARL JAM show on Friday, May 5 at an as-yet-undisclosed location in New York City. Be one of the first on line to purchase PEARL JAM at midnight at the Tower store in Manhattan on 4th and Broadway on Monday, May 1 and ...

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EDDIE VEDDER Says New PEARL JAM Gets Political

Launch Radio Networks reports: PEARL JAM frontman Eddie Vedder says in the new issue of Newsweek that the group's new album tackles politics and the Bush administration head on. Vedder explained, "It's just not the time to be cryptic. I mean, our tax dollars for this (Iraq) war are being funneled through huge corporations — ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: More U.K. Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 29 - The Shed – Leicester, UK Jun. 02 - The Pitz - Milton Keynes, UK Jun. 07 - The Witchwood ...

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Former LIONSHEART Bassist Joins GRIPSHIFT

Ex-LIONSHEART/SEVEN DEADLY SINS bassist Eddie Marsh will be joining U.K. metallers GRIPSHIFT for their forthcoming tour to promote their self-titled debut album. The band have just received a four-K review in Kerrang! magazine and have started to announce dates for the forthcoming trek. Confirmed dates so far: Apr. 08 - Club 2k - Penzance Apr. ...

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AGATHODAIMON Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Guitarist Sathonys of the German black metallers AGATHODAIMON has issued the following update: "Our bass player, Darin 'Eddie' Smith, recently left, so we're looking for a replacement and are testing some potential candidates currently. "If you have a professional attitude and would like to apply for the job (area MZ/DA/FFM preferred), send a mail to: ...

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PEARL JAM To Perform On 'Late Show With David Letterman'

PEARL JAM will appear on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 4, two days after their self-titled album hits stores. Singer Eddie Vedder and the rest of PEARL JAM will also perform this weekend on NBC's "Saturday Night Live". PEARL JAM's new single, "World Wide Suicide", is available as a call tone and ...

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Former HALFORD Bassist Launches Clothing Line

Former HALFORD/TWO bassist Ray Riendeau has teamed up with graphic designer Eddie Kaddi to form the Contempt Clothing company, a joint venture with an emphasis on cutting-edge design inspired by an "outlaw" attitude. Along with the Contempt line, the company also features their newest brand "El Violencia". You can check out their goods at

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