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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Jam With SOIL At DIMEBAG Benefit Concert

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel will join SOIL onstage at tomorrow's benefit show in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Demmel will reportedly appear during the band's rendition of their signature song "Halo". Also scheduled to perform at the February 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom are DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL and ANTHRAX. The ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Comments On 'Waking Up Dead' Movie

Former SAIGON KICK singer Matt Kramer has posted the following message on his official web site: "Let's start with Phil Varone's movie (my ex fellow SAIGON KICK mate). It's a very truthful reflection of the trials, pitfalls and addictions, that tarnish the glamour usually not seen in VH1 stories. Much more like the juicy ones ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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TESTAMENT To Embark On 'Reunion' Tour

TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson have announced that original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE), along with previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE), will be joining them for a reunion tour of Europe, taking place between May 7 and May 15 ONLY. The tour ...

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UFO To Film DVD In May

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will record their first official DVD in May in Germany. "The band want to know which songs you would like them to perform on the DVD, with the emphasis on ...

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TESTAMENT's New Recording Studio Is Haunted

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "In prepping for the next studio album, TESTAMENT re-opened its Driftwood Studios at a new location. They had shut down the Oakland industrial-area site when Chuck Billy [vocals] was going through his eventually-successful cancer treatments. With ...

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LARS ULRICH's Father Talks About 'Some Kind Of Monster'

Torben Ulrich, father of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, recently spoke to Amazon.com about "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", his own fascinating career, and what it's like to be a rock 'n' roll parent. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Amazon: Were you disappointed that [Lars] didn't pursue tennis [as a career]? Torben: No, no. The ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Changes Title Of Solo Album

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has changed the projected title of his new solo album to "Love Many Trust Few" from the previously announced "Even Now". "The album had been going under the title 'Even Now' but on reflection and living with it for a while, I felt it wasn't quite the title I ...

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AC/DC, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD Titles Among New DualDiscs Released In February and March

AC/DC's "Back in Black", JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution", MOTÖRHEAD's "Overkill", SAMMY HAGAR's "Hallelujah", SLAUGHTER's "Then and Now", and TESLA's "Standing Room Only" are among the more than 25 additional titles set to be released on DualDisc during February and March. DualDisc is an exciting new double-sided music entertainment product that combines audio and video ...

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Y&T Sign European Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

Reunited hard rockers Y&TDave Meniketti, Phil Kennemore, Leonard Haze, John Nymann — have signed a European deal with the U.K.'s Demolition Records for the release of their new CD, "UnEarthed Volume 2". Scheduled for a March 14 release, the CD contains Y&T demos and unreleased material from 1974 through 1989, and includes the ...

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Bassist TIMPA Leaves HANOI ROCKS

Bassist Timpa has officially left legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS. "My plan is to spend some more time with my family," he explained in an online posting. "I still love HANOI and I feel bad about all this, but in fact, I feel free." As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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HANOI ROCKS: 'Another Hostile Takeover' Track Listing Revealed

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Another Hostile Takeover", tentatively due on April 30. "Another Hostile Takeover" (view cover here) is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band last year. "Another Hostile Takeover" track listing: ...

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DEF LEPPARD Members Perform Live On L.A. Radio Station

Guitarist Vivian Campbell's (DEF LEPPARD, ex-WHITESNAKE) web site has been updated with the following message: "On January 5, 2005, [DEF LEPPARD members] Joe [Elliott], Phil [Collen] and Vivian were on 'Jonesy's Jukebox', an L.A. radio show with the SEX PISTOLS' Steve Jones. The two-hour program featured songs from THE CYBERNAUTS, Phil's new band ...

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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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