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THE RED DEATH Calls It Quits

New York-based metallers THE RED DEATH have issued the following update: "So we're calling it a day and hanging up THE RED DEATH. It's been a fun ride and our thanks go out to Metal Blade Records for giving us the first opportunity to bring our music to a larger audience, Siege Of Amida and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Featured On J21 Debut

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) make a guest appearance on the first solo album from Spain's experimental guitar player J21, entitled "Yellow Mind: Blue Mind". Bonnet can be heard on two songs — "The Edge of Now" and "The Truth Behind The Veil". Other guest musicians on the CD include ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT Completes Work On New Album

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, finished mixing its new album in June. Filippini says, "Working with my buddy Ale [Del Vecchio] has been great...the songs sound in a very natural way, the overall sound reminds me of the great records from the '70s and I'm so happy about the ...

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Former WHITE SPIRIT/TANK Drummer Dies

British drummer Graham Crallan, who played on WHITE SPIRIT's 1980 debut LP and TANK's 1985 release "Honour And Blood", passed away on July 27, 2008. No further details are available. According to AllMusic.com, WHITE SPIRIT is mostly remembered as the first appearance of guitarist Janick Gers, who later went on to greater fame ...

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ALCATRAZZ Featuring GRAHAM BONNET Preparing To Record New Material

ALCATRAZZ featuring Graham Bonnet (ex-RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, IMPELLITTERI) is preparing to hit the studio and record some new material. Commented Bonnet, "It's been hard getting started because of everybody's other commitments. I think it will be great when we can just concentrate on the band and put out some new stuff. I think though ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Team Up With MARIO PARGA For CD/Download Single

British guitarist Mario Parga is teaming up with his old friend, singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITERI, MSG) to record a special CD/download single. The song is called "American Angel" and is based on Mario's previously unreleased instrumental song of the same name. Mario said recently, "I've not worked with Graham since his album 'The ...

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RAVENS CREED Parts Ways With Lead Guitarist

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have issued the following update: "We have parted company with lead guitarist James Kiely. The decision was made shortly after completing the ALBION THUNDER UK tour. No gossip, no scandal. ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Live Recordings Not Headed To Wolfgang's Vault Web Site

According to The Pulse of Radio, Jimi Hendrix's record label says that there are presently no plans to issue any of his live recordings through their recent agreement with the vintage live music outlet Wolfgang's Vault. Billboard reported that Hendrix's label Universal Music Enterprises (UME) has partnered with the website Wolfgang's Vault, which controls the ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Schedules Solo Concert In Moscow

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) webmaster has issued the following update: "We are pleased to announce that Graham will play a solo gig in Moscow, Russia on June 29, after some unfortunate cancellations in the past few years. Graham is truly looking forward to finally seeing Russian fans again after three years!!! ...

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NIKKI SIXX To Be Honored By COVENANT HOUSE; Widget Available

A widget promoting Covenant House California's ninth annual Awards Gala which will be held tonight (Friday, May 9) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel can be found below. This year's honorees include musician and author Nikki Sixx (MTLEY CRE). The gala will feature a live and silent auction and entertainment by John Cassese, Los Angeles' renowned ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Explains Russian TAZ TAYLOR BAND Concert Cancellations

The TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose touring lineup includes legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), cancelled its Russian tour dates scheduled for May 2 and May 3 based on what the group previously stated was "entirely the decision of Graham Bonnet." Graham has since issued the following statement of his ...

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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Featuring GRAHAM BONNET: Russian Dates Cancelled

The TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose touring lineup includes legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), has issued the following statement: "The TAZ TAYLOR BAND is extremely disappointed to announce that the dates in Moscow, Russia scheduled for May 2nd and May 3rd have been cancelled. Our apologies to all our ...

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SABBAT: Interview With MARTIN WALKYIER

By Keith Bergman While they never rose to the levels of fame that their contemporaries enjoyed, England's SABBAT built up quite a cult following during their short tenure in the 1980s. Vocalist Martin Walkyier, guitarist Andy Sneap, bassist Frazer Craske and drummer Simon Negus rose from the UK underground with a pair of wicked albums ...

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DERRINGER: Reunion Tour Dates Announced

Since its original signing, DERRINGER has been considered one of the best guitar duos of all time. With the release of its first album, the band found itself supporting AEROSMITH's "Toys In The Attic" and "Rocks" tours. DERRINGER's next album release, "Sweet Evil", saw the group opening for BOSTON's "More Than A Feeling Tour". From ...

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