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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Guests On CASH CASIA CD

DEF LEPPARD/ex-WHITESNAKE guitarist Vivian Campbell makes a guest appearance on the seven-song CD from New York-based female singer/songwriter CASH CASIA, entitled "From the Mouth of Babes". Campbell's contribution comes in the form of a guitar lead in the CD's closing cut, "Without Love", according to CASIA's web site. A 41-second audio sample of ...

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BLITZKRIEG Drummer Joins STUFFED

BLITZKRIEG drummer Phil Brewis has joined Newcastle, U.K.-based "sillycore punksters" STUFFED. The band are currently rehearsing material from the STUFFED debut album "Bonjour Y'All", which was released in January 2004 and is available from www.reflexcd.co.uk. The CD was independently recorded and produced and features a special guest appearance from SKID ROW frontman Johnny ...

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LAW AND ORDER Release Held Over Until Late January

Due to some artwork problems prior to the Christmas and New Year holidays, the release of LAW AND ORDER's third album, "The Glass House", has been delayed until January 27. LAW AND ORDER are the former MCA recording artists who released two critically acclaimed albums — "Guilty of Innocence" (1989) and "Rites of Passage" (1991). ...

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SKID ROW To Work With Producer MICHAEL WAGENER

SKID ROW will begin rehearsals and pre-production this month at Koda Studios in Decatur, GA and move to Wireworld Studios in Nashville, TN sometime in February for the recording of their new CD. Producing the effort will likely be veteran knob-twiddler Michael Wagener, who had previously worked with the band on their first two albums. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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RIVERDOGS: Promotional DVD Now Available

A promotional DVD of the RIVERDOGS, featuring DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell, is currently available for order via the group's official web site. The disc features interviews, studio/rehearsal footage, and clips of the reunion shows the band did in Southern California last summer. The site also offers a re-release of the much sought-after ...

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MEGADETH To Play ESP's 30th Anniversary Party

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site "Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege to talk with a few friends, Jamey from HATEBREED, Scott from ANTHRAX, Gary from EXODUS, Brian from DIAMOND HEAD, and Phil from SUPERJOINT RITUAL. We all ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer Signs With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Former CRIMSON GLORY frontman Midnight has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The singer's debut album, "Sakada", will feature contributions from new musicians (Phil Anderson - hammer dulcimer, drums, washboard, other percussion; and Scott Gibson - electric guitar, bass, mandolin) as well as old friends, like Ben Jackson (the rhythm guitarist of ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: 'I Loved DIMEBAG'

Members of MOTÖRHEAD have issued brief separate statements regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: Lemmy: "To Vinnie & all concerned: Man, I am so fuckin sorry. You know I loved Dimebag and I'm about as sorry as you can get. Glad you're OK though. If there's anything you need help with, you got ...

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Guitarist/Producer JAMES MURPHY Says He Will Always Be In Awe Of What DIMEBAG Accomplished

Guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I first met Darrell about 18 years ago at a show in Texas around '85-'86. PANTERA was playing to a pretty packed house at this little hole-in-the-wall venue — a bar, really, with a stage jammed ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'No One Can Replace A Giant Talent Like DARRELL'

ROB ZOMBIE has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I don't know exactly what to write concerning the death of Darrell. This is beyond shocking and horrible. I still can't believe it is true. I got the call from my manager Andy Gould, who, along with Walter O'Brien, used ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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