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AXL ROSE Says He Was 'Accosted By Belligerent Paparazzi' At LAX

Levine Communications Office, the Los Angeles public-relations firm which represents Axl Rose and GUNS N' ROSES, has released the following statement: "Axl Rose, lead singer for the legendary rock group GUNS N' ROSES, was unhurt last evening when he was accosted by an unruly group of paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). "At the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, TRIXTER Members To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Album

TRIXTER members Pete Loran and Steve Brown, along with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, have been added to the list of guest musicians appearing on Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's ninth studio album and fifth "all-star" project, "Light It Up" (formerly "The Cigar Chronicles"). They will all appear in the song "Wrestling With ...

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RETURN TO EARTH Completes Work On 'Automata'

Hard rock band RETURN TO EARTH — composed of COHEED AND CAMBRIA and ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN drummer Chris Pennie, guitarist Brett Aveni, and vocalist Ron Scalzo — has completed the recording of its second album. The rock trio its currently preparing for the upcoming release, entitled "Automata", scheduled for early 2010 on Bald Freak ...

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'Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives' Book Out Now

Finnish journalist and RAMONES webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone's latest RAMONES book entitled "Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives" is the result of nearly five years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories that reflect what Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, as well as the rest of the RAMONES family have impacted their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist, Ex-ANTHRAX Singer To Attend BRIMSTONE's Roast And Birthday Bash

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and former ANTHRAX vocalist Dan Nelson are among the "celebrities" who will take part in the "official roast and 35th birthday bash of professional wrestler, actor, author, comic book hero and philanthropist" William "Brimstone" Kucmierowski. The stars will be out in droves for this highly anticipated event that ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Interviewed In Budapest

Hungary's Korg web site conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess when the band performed in Budapest on July 1, 2009. Watch the chat in three parts below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for a new ...

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LITA FORD Makes Triumphant Return To The Stage

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford knows that the best way to deliver a message is in person, and that's exactly what she's been doing on a recently-launched tour that's put her face-to-face with her fans for the first time in nearly 15 years. The message? Lita is back — and she's louder and prouder ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, ...

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TRIXTER Bassist Joins LITA FORD's Touring Band

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford has recruited P.J. Farley from TRIXTER/RA as her new touring bassist. Farley joins a band that also includes GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. A photo of P.J. performing with Lita Ford on June 13, 2009, in Jackson, California can be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's Moscow Clinic; Video Available

DREAM THEATER keyboarist Jordan Rudess held a clinic on Tuesday, June in Moscow, Russia — one day before the band's headlining concert in the city. Watch video footage of Jordan's appearance below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT To Tour With LITA FORD

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will be doing shows over the summer with Lita Ford, playing guitar with Lita's backing group alongside BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. Says Thal: "Lita and I have GN'R's blessings to do this together; all is cool. This won't interfere with upcoming GN'R plans, I'll be flying ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Video Interview With BUMBLEFOOT Available

The Hobnox conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Thal" Bumblefoot in December 2008. Watch the chat below. Thal released an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees the guitarist re-interpreting his own songs in a stripped-down bare form. It features versions of songs from ...

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MEGAROCK All-Star Heavy Metal Cover Band To Perform At 'Long Live Rock' Benefit

MEGAROCK — a brand new heavy metal cover band featuring vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarists Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), and drummer Taz Marazz (SEVEN WITCHES) — will perform this Saturday night (January 31) at Dexter's Entertainment ...

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