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POPULATION 1: European Appearances Announced

POPULATION 1, the new band featuring former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, will be appearing in several cities throughout Europe and Asia as Washburn signature artist Bettencourt promotes the new N5 and N6 series guitars. POPULATION 1 will perform several songs, followed by a Q&A with the audience and autograph session. Note: the April 15 appearance ...

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Former THE CROWN, GARDENIAN Members Join Forces In ENGEL: Audio Available

ENGEL, the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), bassist Robert Hakemo (ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH) and vocalist Mangan Klavborn, have launched their official web site at www.engelpropaganda.com. Available for download on the site is a brand new demo track, ...

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ONI LOGAN: New Album Details Revealed

According to an update from the Oni Logan Fan Club, singer Oni Logan's (ex-LYNCH MOB) new album, "Stranger in a Foreign Land", will be "pre-released until the end of April." All eleven songs (total time: 46:15 minutes) were written and arranged by Oni. The band lineup for this production is: * Oni Logan - Lead ...

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ROBERT PLANT Rocks With LED ZEPPELIN, Solo Material At SXSW

Launch Radio Networks reports: Robert Plant may not want to reunite LED ZEPPELIN, but he had no trouble playing the group's songs last week during his feature performance at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Plant and his band, the STRANGE SENSATION, reached into the ZEP catalog for six of the 14 ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Comments On 'Roadrunner Records All-Stars' Album

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has commented on his contribution to Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary album, tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars". As previously reported, four central musicians are being chosen to produce and write all the songs. Those chosen thus far are Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) and Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD). The ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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SLASH Named 'Best Guitarist' By ESQUIRE Magazine

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) won the "Best Guitarist" prize in the 2005 Esky Music Awards in Esquire magazine. A write-up in the magazine announcing Slash's win reads as follows: "He's who we see ourselves as everytime we strap on an air guitar. The top hat. The hair. The dangling cigarette. The near-death ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Fan-Created Videos Posted Online

Inspired by the efforts of BLACK SABBATH fan Robert Jackson, another SABBATH fan, Nero Kalem, has created his own music videos for the band's songs "Black Sabbath", "Iron Man" and "War Pigs". These videos are not intended for any commercial use and were made solely for fun. The videos are available for download (from free ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer's Slander Lawsuit Tossed Out

TurnTo10.com is reporting that a California judge has dismissed a $10 million slander lawsuit filed against a former publicist for the rock band GREAT WHITE whose pyrotechnics caused The Station nightclub fire. GREAT WHITE's lead singer, Jack Russell, had sued the publicist, Charrie Foglio, for saying he and the band's manager embezzled money raised during ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Guest On 'Lex & Terry' Morning Show

SHADOWS FALL have had an extremely busy week upon being named as main-stage performers at this year's Ozzfest, having their new single for "Inspiration On Demand" score the #4 Most Added spot on the R&R Active Rock chart behind AUDIOSLAVE, GREEN DAY and ROBERT PLANT, all while continuing to annihilate arenas on the SLIPKNOT tour. ...

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'Roadrunner All-Stars' 25th Anniversary Album: More Details Revealed

According to MTV.com, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with the tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars" album, due this fall. To be produced by SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn and one other yet-to-be-named Roadrunner alum, the disc will include original tracks written and performed by current and former members ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Singer Gets His GRAMMY

United Press International is reporting that Grammy Awards organizers decided it was better late than never for former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant. Plant received his Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday (March 17) prior to his keynote interview at the annual South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. Plant was absent Feb. 12, when ...

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BLASTMASTERS To Guest On 'Metal Madness' TV Show

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, will be appearing on the "Metal Madness" TV show in Los Angeles, California on April 15. Robert Cardenes (INFAMY, COFFIN TEXTS) will be hosting the show, which airs on Channel 6 every Friday between 7 and 8 p.m. In other ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Revealed

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band fronted by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, have announced the band lineup for their upcoming European tour with KAMELOT and EPICA. It is as follows: Lauri Porra (TUNNELVISION) - Bass Tuomas Wäinölä (HEARTPLAY, NYLON BEAT) - Guitar Mikko Kaakkuriniemi (QUINTESSENCE) - Drums Robert Engstrand (THE FLOWER KINGS) - Keyboards Timo Kotipelto - ...

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VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Singer To Tour U.S. This Summer

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will be touring this summer with another high-profile artist, according to Billboard.com. More information will be made available soon. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Plant spoke about "Mighty Rearranger", his first album of original material in twelve years. Due May 10 via Sanctuary Records, the CD ...

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SOULFLY's Live Video For 'Roots Bloody Roots' To Appear Online

A live SOULFLY video for the track "Roots Bloody Roots" (originally written and recorded by SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera's previous band SEPULTURA) recently hit the Roadrunner Records offices and should be appearing online soon, according to a posting on the label's web site. As previously reported, Cavalera is one of a number of musicians that ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Sue Illinois Bar

Rob Olmstead of the Daily Herald is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and descendants of John Bonham filed suit for the unauthorized performance of ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love" at a Glendale Heights, Illinois bar. In reality, the legends of ZEPPELIN are probably unaware the suit was ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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KISS To Perform At ROCKIN' THE CORPS Patriotic Celebratory Concert

According to a posting at KissOnline.com, KISS, along with Cedric the Entertainer (Master of Ceremonies), DESTINY'S CHILD, GODSMACK, Jay Mohr, Louis Anderson and TED NUGENT, have been confirmed for an April 1 performance at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Rockin' the Corps is a patriotic celebratory concert for an audience of ...

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BURST To Enter Studio In May

Sweden's BURST will enter Music-a-matic Studios in Gothenburg in May to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in the fall. "This historic studio has had an incredible amounts of cool bands record in it, and is jam-packed with lots of old weird looking/sounding instruments and gadgets for us to fidget with," the band write ...

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