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TWISTED SISTER: DVD Progress Update

The following "DVD progress update" has been posted at TWISTED SISTER's official web site: "First and most importantly, it's DONE!!! According to MAM on 'The Animal Tactics' show (98.5 The Bone, Fridays from 10-midnight) it should be out very soon. "Here's the scoop. I'm sitting home one day and the phone rings. Pick it up ...

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Tribute To RUNNING WILD: Track Listing Modified

The artwork by Kris Verwimp for the upcoming "Tribute To Running Wild" album, tentatively scheduled to be released in June via Remedy Records, is almost finished. The album will be released as a limited-edition two-CD set for the price of a normal CD and again the track listing has been slightly modified. The new (but ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar To Be Auctioned For Charity

ABC ePrep is reporting that a guitar designed by Kurt Cobain's mother and sister is among the decorated axes for sale at "Rock The Cure", a star-studded charity auction that will take place May 3 at The Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles. As previously reported, the auction features guitars decorated by the likes of ...

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W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY: First Tour Dates Announced

The first tour dates have been announced for the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT) and WEDNESDAY 13 (MURDERDOLLS). They are as follows: Jul. 09 - Royal Oak Music Theater - Detroit, MI Jul. 14 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Jul. 15 - Starland ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirm Plans To Tour U.S. With EDGUY

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Next week will see the first full-blown production gigs with HAMMERFALL in two years, and it all happens in Switzerland and Germany. Be sure to give going to the gig some serious thought if you have the chance to, because ...

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'Matzo And Metal' To Premier On VH1 Classic This Month

VH1 Classic presents a first-ever television special event that is sure to have you shouting Shalom! "Matzo And Metal: A Very Classic Passover" invites viewers — Jews and Gentiles alike — to the network's own version of a rock-n-roll Passover Seder attended by heavy metal and hard rock artists who happen to be Jewish. Premiering ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Hard At Work On New TNT Album

TNT/STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am hard at work on the new TNT album which is as yet untitled. So far it sounds great to these ears. But the news of the moment for me is of course STARBREAKER, which is continuing to make noise ...

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ALL ENDS: IN FLAMES Guitarists Launch New Project

In the year 2003, the two IN FLAMES guitarists/songwriters Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad decided to start a project that is somewhat different from what they usually do. The idea was to create a band that is far removed from the music they are famous for. They had a clear vision of how this should ...

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HALLOWS EVE, BLOODLUST, ATTACKER Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FESTIVAL

HALLOWS EVE, BLOODLUST, ATTACKER and UNEARTHED (composed entirely of ex-PURGATORY/ICED EARTH members) are among the artists confirmed to appear at Classic Metal Festival 5, set to be held on May 13-14 at JJ Kelley's (2455 Bernice) in Lansing (suburb of Chicago), Illinois. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include DR. MASTERMIND/WILD DOGS (Matt ...

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TWISTED SISTER To 'Serve Soup' In Finland

TWISTED SISTER will serve the "grand opening party soup" for Club Teatria in Oulu Finland on May 7. The band will perform an exclusive gig in this brand new venue, which is owned by ice hockey superstar Janne Niinimaa. All the national media is reportedly supporting this and will be at the event. The pre-sales ...

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KILLJOY Discusses New NECROPHAGIA Album

NECROPHAGIA frontman Killjoy recently spoke to Unholiestgoddess of The Dirt about the group's upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1". An excerpt from the interview follows: The Dirt: "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1" is finally coming after a long time in the making. You've always promised NECROPHAGIA would continue to get sicker and more vile. ...

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MEGADETH: 'Greatest Hits' Album Named

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "Up very early today and off for a full plate of events. I have to go by two shops to do some haggling, and meet with John Leeder tonight, and other than that, it is another ...

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Anomalies - CEPHALIC CARNAGE

An apt title if there ever was one, if CEPHALIC CARNAGE's twisted style of mind fucking grindcore and death metal isn't anomalous in a world of pretenders and imitators, then please restate your definition of the term. It will come as no surprise to anyone that has spent any time at all with "Lucid Interval" ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Estate Sues Over Sale Of Unauthorized Recordings

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that oversees the Jimi Hendrix estate, has filed a copyright infringement suit against Trans World Entertainment, the parent company of the FYE retail chain. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington, and it charges the company with ...

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