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GOD FORBID Explain Show Cancellations

GOD FORBID guitarist "Doc" Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello there party people! GOD FORBID would like to apologize for cancelling our last 4 shows with MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD. Our van broke down after the Seattle gig, and after it was 'fixed', we made a mad dash to ...

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AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, KISS To Rock Daytona Beach Museum

Laser light shows featuring the music of KISS, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, AEROSMITH, BLACK SABBATH and dozens of other rock and pop acts will be staged at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida beginning this Tuesday (June 1) and running through Aug. 7, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Laser light shows ...

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KISS: First-Ever Weblog Launched

Joop van Pelt from the KISS fan site KISSKollector.com has launched the first-ever KISS weblog at this location. The weblog will feature daily updates on all things KISS as well as "ramblings on several other bands, such as CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, MC5, DANKO JONES, ARGENT, VAN HALEN, STRAY CATS, etc. From time to ...

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VAN HALEN: 'The Very Best Of…' Track Listing Revealed

VAN HALEN will be issuing a two-disc collection, entitled "The Very Best of Van Halen", later this summer. In addition to the band's classics, the set will include three brand-new tracks, completed earlier this year with vocalist Sammy Hagar at the helm. The track listing for the collection is as follows: Disc 1: 01. Eruption ...

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SOTO/SCHON/CASTRONOVO/MENDOZA Supergroup Gets A Name

The new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) has been christened SOUL SIRKUS. Eleven tracks are completed and will be handled and shopped by Irving Azoff ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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KISS: VH1 Special To Air In June

According to KissKollector.com, VH1 is working on a new KISS special, "When Kiss Ruled The World". The one-hour show will air in June, to coincide with the kick-off of KISS' U.S. summer tour with POISON. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus original KISS roadie Peter "Moose" Oreckinto ('73-76), as well as KISS Kollector ...

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AFTER FOREVER Part Ways With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have parted ways with keyboardist Lando van Gils and have replaced him with Joost v.d. Broek, formerly of SUN CAGED. "Lando has decided to leave AFTER FOREVER because of personal reasons," according to a posting on the band's web site. "He left in good friendship and will put ...

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VAN HALEN: First Tour Openers Announced

According to a posting on their official web site, Philadelphia-based "classic rock" band SILVERTIDE will be opening for VAN HALEN on the first leg of their tour. Meanwhile, Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN have been announced as the support act for VAN HALEN between July 19 and August 20. As previously reported, SILVERTIDE have also ...

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