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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Plays Michael Kelly Acoustic Bass

Michael Kelly Guitar Company has announced that bassist Geezer Butler of the band BLACK SABBATH has chosen to play a Michael Kelly acoustic bass. Undoubtedly one of hard rock's most influential musicians, Butler has been a member of BLACK SABBATH since the band's inception in the 1960s. Butler received his Michael Kelly Dragonfly bass in ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Give Outdoor Concert In Cuba

The Associated Press has issued the following report: AUDIOSLAVE broke decades-long barriers with a thundering concert before thousands of Cuban fans — who knocked over barriers to get closer to the first U.S. rock band to play an outdoor concert in Cuba. Chris Cornell's scream — "I won't do what you tell me!" — boomed ...

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AFTER FOREVER Drummer Recovering From Cancer

AFTER FOREVER drummer André Borgman, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year, has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "To all my supporting fans, band, crew, friends..,… "This has been a very difficult period for me, but I finally can make you happy with some very good news. Last ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Already Prepping For Summer Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEF LEPPARD will hit the road this June for a tour of minor league baseball stadiums with BRYAN ADAMS. Frontman Joe Elliott told Launch that he's already in training, working on both his body and his voice to prepare for a summer of singing. "I've seen a lot of people start ...

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WITHOUT END To Film' Disease Is Man' Video

WITHOUT END, the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Adam Tranquilli (BLOODFEAST, HEADLOCK) and bassist Tom Lorenzo (M.O.D., HEADLOCK), will be filming a video for the title track to their full-length debut, "Disease Is Man", at Kenny's Castaways in New York City on May 21. "Disease is Man" was recorded last year Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey ...

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CELTIC FROST Recording Final Production Demos For New Album

CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog: "We recorded vocals for one of the songs for the final production demos for our new album yesterday, and we'll continue with two more on Saturday. Martin [Ain, bass] and I have worked on a variety of lyrics for months ...

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ANTHRAX: Reunion With A 'Serious Purpose'

The following press release was issued by ANTHRAX's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR: The news is spreading; not the disease. ANTHRAX, the heavy metal band has reunited with a serious purpose. Having had a very well-attended press conference at Sirius Satellite in New York City April 1, 2005, ANTHRAX continues to lead the heavy ...

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With OZZY And SHARON At Ringside, JACK OSBOURNE Knocks Out Veteran Kickboxer

The Associated Press is reporting that Jack Osbourne, the chubby, bespectacled son for former shock-rocker Ozzy Osbourne, underwent almost four weeks of training and colonic irrigations before entering the ring against a veteran Thai kickboxer. The result: a second round knockout win to the teenage television personality. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, respectively the muddled patriarch ...

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It Takes A Million AUDIOSLAVE Fans To Hear New Single

According to FMQB, AUDIOSLAVE will release "Your Time Has Come", the second single from their upcoming album, "Out of Exile" (out May 24), through a unique promotion involving radio listeners around the world. Radio stations are being asked to post a link on their web sites to a special timed-out download of the song. One ...

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The Archaic Abattoir - ABORTED

Proving once and for all that Internet idiocy knows no bounds (as if a trip through this site's comment forums didn't already do that), there's actually scattered talk here and there of ABORTED's new blisterpiece, "The Archaic Abattoir", being a "sellout" for its incorporation of a little bit of "Heartwork" groove and the blasphemous inclusion ...

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AC/DC, METALLICA, OZZY, KISS, AEROSMITH Memorabilia To Be Auctioned For Charity

Rare, autographed electric and acoustic guitars, microphones, drumheads and albums from legendary rock bands and solo artists, such as AC/DC, AEROSMITH, KISS, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, OZZY OSBOURNE and VAN HALEN will be auctioned during Save the Earth Foundation's annual Earth Day charity auction online. This year, Overstock.com Auctions will be hosting the exclusive 10-day auction ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Celebrate Hard Rock Casino's 10th Birthday

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and singer Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have been invited to take part in the 10-year birthday celebrations for the ...

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AURA NOIR's APOLLYON: 'Something Must Have Gone Really Wrong With AGGRESSOR's Mind'

AURA NOIR bassist/vocalist Ole Jørgen Moe (a.k.a. Apollyon) has issued the following update on the condition of AURA NOIR guitarist Carl-Michael "Aggressor" Eide (INFERNÖ, VIRUS, VED BUENS ENDE, ex-CADAVER, ex-DHG), who fell from (or jumped off, depending on whose story you believe) a five-story building in Oslo, Norway on March 26: "Aggressor is still being ...

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JOEY VERA: 'My Time With ANTHRAX Is Done'

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Coming up in a few days, I leave for a one-off show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands that is) with FATES WARNING. We're headlining the Headway Festival there on April 3rd. We've got Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) ...

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GG ALLIN: 'Savage South' DVD Due This Week

Music Video Distributors has set a March 29 release date for the "GG Allin: Savage South – Best of 1992 Tour" DVD. "In February of 1992, GG ALLIN & THE MURDER JUNKIES would continue to pave a bloody path of destruction across the land," commented GG's brother and MURDER JUNKIES' bassist Merle Allin. "GG's shows ...

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