jon-oliva in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

THRESHOLD: 'Subsurface' Track Listing Revealed

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have released the tentative track listing for their new album, "Subsurface", due in July. The album is being recorded at Thin Ice Studios and will mark the recording debut with the group of bassist Steve Anderson, who replaced Jon Jeary on tour in 2003 for the "Critical Energy" release. Photos from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg' DVD Update

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an update on ICED EARTH's much-anticipated "Gettysburg" DVD, which he is currently producing for his recently formed video production company. According to Briody, "the DVD is still in production so don't look for it in the stores just yet. It's coming out very cool. [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANDREW W.K. Addresses The OBITUARY Connection

ANDREW W.K. was recently asked by a fan if having drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy of the legendary death metal band OBITUARY backing him up brings in fans who otherwise wouldn't be listening to the music he plays. "It's cool that you're asking that now because I've been thinking about OBITUARY a lot lately," Andrew responded ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOHENY Perform In Hollywood: Photos Available

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, performed at The Gig in Hollywood, California Saturday night (March 13). Check out pictures from Wire Image. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by bassist Tony Freddo and drummer Colin LaRocque. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOHENY: Another Hollywood Date Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced another Hollywood date next month. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA Apr. 15 – King King ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE Is Supportive Of Wife's New Career

When Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, decided to write a rock and roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", she wasn't sure how her new career would go over with her husband. "After all," Cindy laughs, "he was used to being the one who got the attention while I did the wife and mother ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAVOCHATE Begin Recording New Album

HAVOCHATE have entered the studio to begin recording their second album — the group's first to feature the vocals of new frontman Tim Bouchee. Bouchee was brought into the fold last year after the departure of vocalist Jon Mallek, and made his live debut with the band when they played several shows with OVERKILL in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH Victim Of Robbery In Barcelona

According to a posting at Uli Jon Roth's web site, a couple of thieves slashed a tire on the guitarist's car prior to his appearance at the Razzmatazz venue in Barcelona, Spain Saturday night (March 6). "They then grabbed a bag out of the car but found nothing of value in it, which is why ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH To Embark On U.S. Tour Next Month

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will embark on a U.S. tour beginning in late April. According to a posting on Roth's official web site, the initial tour dates will see Uli opening for UFO, to be followed by some headlining appearances and festivals. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ICED EARTH To Appear On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer and vocalist Tim Owens will be appearing this weekend on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" in the U.S. The show has already played "The Reckoning" video, and now the guys will appear in the studio throughout the broadcast. It airs on Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST. It's two hours long, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former MEDICATION Guitarist Holding Singer Auditions

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt will be holding auditions for the singer position in his new band Wednesday night between 8 and 10 on Long Island, New York. If you are interested in trying out, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH Performs In Front Of A Sold-Out Crowd In Greece

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) performed his first-ever show in Athens, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 28) in front of a "sold-out house," according to a post on Roth's web site. " Uli entered the stage to a thunderous standing ovation, which lasted for a long time. He performed for about an hour and played ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOHENY: Live Appearances Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the following gigs during March/April: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA In other news, Clayden and Morrison performed with Billy's side project CAMP ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT Announce Hometown Show

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a hometown headlining show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27. As previously reported, TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THRESHOLD Continue Work On New Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have added BALANCE OF POWER as a second special guest for their London show in September. So far three UK shows have been confirmed for THRESHOLD, which are likely to be the forerunner to a European tour later in the autumn. Sep. 02 - The Underworld - London, UK (w/ POWER ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SADUS To Record New Album In The Summer

TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has posted the following message on his official web site: "Since the last update things have seemed really grim. But the past few months have had a definite turn for the better. Life was really turned upside down last October when [SADUS drummer] Jon [Allen]'s 11-year-old daughter went in for a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former MEDICATION Guitarist Seeking Singer For New Hard Rock Project

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt is currently seeking a vocalist for a new hard rock project. Auditions are currently being held in the New York City/Long Island area. To schedule an audition, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former SLAYER Drummer PAUL BOSTAPH Joins TESTAMENT

Former SLAYER/SYSTEMATIC drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined TESTAMENT, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, whose most recent drummer, Jon Allen (SADUS), reportedly left the group over an "extremely fragile and urgent family situation" involving the health of his 11-year-old daughter, are currently rehearsing with Bostaph for their upcoming live shows in March, including ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

Read more

Posted in: News