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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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METALLICA: 'Monster' Filmmaker Discusses New Book

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, co-creator of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to MTV.com about his decision to write a book about his experience working on the movie. "This Monster Lives", co-written with Greg Milner, analyzes the ethical and creative quandaries Berlinger and partner Bruce Sinofsky encountered, including whether the presence of their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's CAMPBELL Rocks with MINARIK INFERNO GUITAR

Guitarist Phil Campbell of the legendary U.K. band MOTÖRHEAD recently became a believer in Minarik Guitars after FPE agents introduced him to these one-of-a-kind instruments. Campbell and his MOTÖRHEAD bandmates are currently in the midst of a world tour. Phil's guitar chops, combined with the tonality of the Minarik Inferno, are blowing away audiences in ...

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LAW AND ORDER Sign Management Deal

LAW AND ORDER, the former MCA recording artists who released two critically acclaimed albums — "Guilty of Innocence" (1989) and "Rites of Passage" (1991) — have returned with their long-awaited third album, entitled "The Glass House". In light of this new release, the band — featuring all original members in Phil Allocco (guitar), Shane (vocals), ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Sets Title For New Solo CD

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has set "Even Now" as the title of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in April 2005. The follow-up to "Tattoos and Alibis" is being recorded at Joe Elliott's (DEF LEPPARD) Joe's Garage studio in Dublin, and will feature guest appearances by Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD), Ciaran McGoldrick (SIC), ...

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ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the ...

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ARMORED SAINT Blues Side-Project Announce Pre-Thanksgiving Gig

YO DIDDLEY, the rock/blues side-project of ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, will be performing at the club River Bottom in Burbank, CA (across from Warner Bros., 4201 West Olive Avenue @ Pass Avenue) on Wednesday, November 24. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. ARMORED SAINT are planning on entering the studio in ...

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