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MOLLY HATCHET Singer Remembered As Doting Dad

A funeral was held Tuesday (March 15) for the lead singer of the Southern rock band MOLLY HATCHET. Danny Joe Brown died Thursday at his Davie home of complications from diabetes. He was 53. "It was the growl" of Mr. Brown's voice that set him apart, soundman Les Targonski told the Palm Beach Post, getting ...

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Original MOLLY HATCHET Singer DANNY JOE BROWN Dead At 53

The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old. Although earlier, established acts initially disputed ...

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HATEBREED, MAROON Confirmed For Belgium's GROEZROCK FESTIVAL

HATEBREED, MAROON and 7 SECONDS are among the bands that have been confirmed for Belgium's Groezrock Festival, set to be held April 30 in Meerhout. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: 7 SECONDS ALEXISONFIRE BOYSETSFIRE CAPDOWN COHEED & CAMBRIA FLOGGING MOLLY FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES HATEBREED HOPESFALL LAGWAGON MALKOVICH MAROON MODERN ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Discusses Going Solo, DIMEBAG, KERRY KING And METALLICA

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Rockdetector.com editor Bernard Doe (formerly of the much-missed Metal Forces). In the interview Mustaine talks about his decision to disband MEGADETH and become a solo artist, his ex-bandmates, the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell, his feud with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King and, of course, METALLICA. ...

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CALLISTO Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records has announced the completion of a union with Finland's CALLISTO and Fullsteam Records (the home of such great bands as KOMA and FLOGGING MOLLY), in a deal which will see Earache issue the band's last album, "True Nature Unfolds", in all territories outside of the band's homeland. Having developed a breathtaking capacity to ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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PERSQUAREINCH Enter Studio To Record Debut Demo

PERSQUAREINCH, the new band featuring former PUSHED singer Travis Neal, Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums, have entered the studio to record their debut demo. The group, which is based in Southern California, recently played their first two shows and "the response was more ...

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Asshole - GENE SIMMONS

Somebody, please, somewhere, tell this repulsive, greedy man to shut the fuck up already. After years of listening to his bullshit about everything from women to money to politics, all the while watching him take the once great name of KISS and, along with his partner Paul Stanley, drag it through the mud and make ...

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POWDERBURN To Perform At VANS WARPED TOUR In San Antonio

Austin-based metal band POWDERBURN will be appearing at this year's Vans Warped Tour 2004 at San Antonio's Verizon Ampitheater. The Sunday, June 27 show will feature numerous acts, including NEW FOUND GLORY, COHEED & CAMBRIA, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, FLOGGING MOLLY, BOUNCING SOULS, NOFX, BAD RELIGION, ALL AMERICAN REJECTS, YELLOWCARD, and many more. POWDERBURN is said ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Third Watch' Appearance Schedule Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will appear in two episodes of the NBC television drama "Third Watch" during May sweeps, the network revealed Friday (April 23). Simmons, who has occasionally played himself in different television shows over the years, will play a vengeful mob boss on in the "Higher Calling" episode of "Third Watch" on April ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: European Tour Planned, New Album In The Works

Bulgarian guitarist and BRAZEN ABBOT mastermind Nikolo Kotzev is currently in Germany working on the new MOLLY HATCHET album. On the BRAZEN ABBOT front, Nik has been in contact with some new musicians for a tour, which would tentatively run through spring and summer. "It's still a bit too early to announce who will be ...

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TNT: Norwegian Tour Dates Announced

TNT have lined up the following Norwegian tour dates during March: Mar. 10 - Leopold – Kristiansand, NOR Mar. 12 - Hydranten - Hamar, NOR Mar. 13 - Hemsedal - VG tour / Hemsen, NOR Mar. 17 - Flytten - Haugesund, NOR Mar. 18 - Garage - Bergen, NOR Mar. 20 - Kroa - Bø ...

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AMERICAN DOG Sign European Record Deal

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have signed a new European deal with Phoenix/Sony Records out of Hamburg, Germany. The biker-styled label is famous for handling the promotions of MOTÖRHEAD, DORO, ROSE TATTOO and MOLLY HATCHET. Longtime manager Tommy Floyd stated that "it was crucial that AMERICAN DOG work with ...

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TED NUGENT Signs On As Bowhunting Editor Of TEXAS FISH & GAME Magazine

Texas Fish & Game magazine recently announced that it has signed rocker Ted Nugent as bowhunting editor effective with its January 2004 issue. Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated media programs such as "Larry King Live", "Howard Stern", "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity & Colmes", "Rush Limbaugh", and many others. He has received numerous commendations ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels L.A. Acoustic Performance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell was forced to cancel his previously announced acoustic performance at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles on Sunday (Nov. 16) after he was reportedly taken ill. No further information is available at this time. Cantrell is currently without a record deal, having severed his ties with the Roadrunner label ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Play Acoustic Gig In Los Angeles

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be performing an acoustic set at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, November 16. Also appearing on the bill will be BANISH. Molly Malone's is located at 575 South Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information, click here. ...

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FIREBIRD: Live Gigs Announced

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have lined up the following dates during November: Nov. 19 - London, UK @ Islington Academy (w/ MOLLY HATCHET) Nov. 21 - Derry, IRE @ Bound for Boston Nov. 22 - Belfast, IRE @ Katy Daly's FIREBIRD's latest album, "No. 3", was released ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Play One-Off Gig In Los Angeles

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will be performing at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 25. Also appearing on the bill will be BANISH. Cantrell hits the stage at 11:00 p.m. Molly Malone's is located at 575 South Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information, click here. ...

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