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DEF LEPPARD Schedule Online Chats

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott will participate in an online chat at USAToday.com on Friday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM ET. The chat will take approximately half an hour. On Tuesday, July 30th, guitarist Phil Collen will answer questions that can be submitted at WashingtonPost.com. Questions have to be submitted before 1:15 PM ET. After ...

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Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and end on August ...

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THIN LIZZY: First-Ever Live DVD To See Light Of Day

THIN LIZZY will be issuing their first-ever live DVD, entitled Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town, this week through Rhino Home Video at a list price of $19.99. Recorded in October 1978 in front of more than 26,000 fans at Australia's Sydney Opera House, the DVD features eight songs from the lineup of ...

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LAVABONE Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 24 – San Jose, CA @ The Usual Jul. 28 – Campbell, CA @ Campbell Gaslighter Aug. 17 –Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room Aug. 24 – Livermore, CA @ Pine Street Bar and ...

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UFO Set Release Date For "Sharks"

The current incarnation of UFO—frontman Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, guitarist Michael Schenker and drummer Aynsley Dunbar—have set September 2nd as the release date for their brand new studio album, entitled Sharks. Sharks is set to feature the following 11 original compositions: 01. Outlaw Man 02. Quicksilver Rider 03. Serenity 04. Deadman Walking 05. Shadow ...

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ROBERT FLYNN: "KERRY KING's Eaten So Many Cheeseburgers His Brain's Starting To Clog Up"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has slammed SLAYER guitarist Kerry King over the latter's incessant public criticisms of MACHINE HEAD's recent recorded output during various interviews conducted by King over the last several months. In the latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com), Flynn makes it clear that whatever ...

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VIO-LENCE Launch Official Web Site

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, VIO-LENCE and TECHNOCRACY, featuring VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, will be teaming up for a show at Key Club in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, June 15th. Also appearing on the bill will be PENIS ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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TECHNOCRACY: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), have posted three brand new demo tracks in MP3 format at this location. The three cuts featured, which were completed earlier this month, are as follows: 01. Consuming 02. Under 03. ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS To Open Killer Museum

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is currently working with artist Phil Coleman and architect Arthur Rosenblatt to create a museum in Los Angeles to house his extensive collection of serial killer memorabilia, according to MTV.com. Davis has reportedly been buying mass murderer art and artifacts for several years, and has amassed a series of works owned ...

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MACHINE HEAD Select VIO-LENCE Axeman As Temporary Replacement For AHRUE LUSTER

MACHINE HEAD are strongly rumored to have selected TECHNOCRACY/VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel as the temporary replacement for Ahrue Luster, who recently left the group due to "creative differences". Demmel, a former bandmate of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn during the classic VIO-LENCE days, will reportedly join Flynn, drummer Dave McClain and bassist Adam Duce on ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Issues Solo CD

Original MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Larry Wallis (who was in the group between May 1975 and February 1976) has issued a new solo CD entitled Death In The Guitarfternoon. For more information on this release, click here. In related news, current MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will be joining one of L.A.'s newest bands, DARK32, as ...

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UFO To Issue "Sharks" In June

The current incarnation of UFO—frontman Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, guitarist Michael Schenker and drummer Aynsley Dunbar—will issue their brand new studio album, tentatively entitled Sharks, in June. The album is set to feature the following 11 original compositions: 01. Outlaw Man 02. Quicksilver Rider 03. Serenity 04. Deadman Walking 05. Shadow Dancer 06. No ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: I'm Still In PANTERA

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has once again shot down the rumors that he is planning on leaving the band prior to the recording of the group's next studio CD. In an interview conducted last Sunday before DOWN's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Anselmo told WMMS' The Metal Show that "I'm not an ex-member of PANTERA ...

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TECHNOCRACY Enter Studio To Record New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, have entered the studio to record several new tracks, presumably for a promotional CD to be used to secure a recording agreement with an independent record label. In addition, the group will be opening for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD at the Pound ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Lens Videos, Plan US Tour

SUPERJOINT RITUAL are said to have recently lensed videos for the tracks "F.ck Your Enemy" and "The Alcoholik" with director Jim VanBebber (MY SWEET SATAN, SPASMOLYTIC) at frontman Phil Anselmo's house. Both tracks come off SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming full-length debut, Use Once And Destroy, which is due on May 21st through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN: "X" May Come Out In August

DEF LEPPARD's forthcoming CD, entitled X, may see the light of day as early as August, according to guitarist Phil Collen. During a March 28th interview with Baltimore rock station 97.9 WIYY, Phil stated that long-time producer Pete Woodroofe is in California working on the new album with Marti Frederiksen, while Joe Elliott was finishing ...

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DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN: PANTERA Will Do Another Record

DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein recently told Australia's Undercover News that believes that, contrary to recent rumors, PANTERA will regroup and make another album in the not-too-distant future. “I am pretty sure they are going to do another record,” Kirk is quoted as saying. “I know there has been a lot [of rumors] in the ...

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ENCHANT Part With Drummer, Complete Work On New CD

San Francisco Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have amicably parted ways with drummer Paul Craddick and have replaced him with ex-CHAOS THEORY sticksman Sean Flanegan. According to guitarist Doug Ott, “Sean is an old friend from a band named CHAOS THEORY, DALI'S DILEMMA now, who left the band before the name change to pursue different styles ...

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WARLORD Begin Mixing “Rising Out Of The Ashes”, In-Store Appearance Announced

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin mixing their long-awaited comeback CD, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, on April 8th at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. Helming the sessions will be Phil Magnotti. Rising ...

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