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VINNIE PAUL: 'There Never Was Gonna Be A PANTERA Reunion, Ever!'

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was recently interviewed by Guitar World magazine for its December 2005 issue. In the interview Vinnie spoke about many subjects, including the possibility of a PANTERA reunion prior to Dimebag's death and the status of unreleased video and audio recordings of Dimebag. Among the things Vinnie said: * Vinnie confirmed ...

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DEF LEPPARD With CHEAP TRICK: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for DEF LEPPARD's upcoming tour with CHEAP TRICK. The details are as follows: Oct. 23 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills Oct. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena Oct. 26 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Gardens Oct. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena Oct. ...

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DARK FUNERAL And DISMEMBER Featured On 'Die Zombiejäger' Soundtrack

DARK FUNERAL and DISMEMBER are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to "Die Zombiejäger", an upcoming GGH (Gothenburg Gore Horror) action-packed comedy-horror film shot in Gothenburg, Sweden. The film is decribed as follows: "In the not-too-distant future, Gothenburg has been invaded by zombies. The police are powerless and a team of german zombie hunters ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: 'Passion' Video Posted Online

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, have uploaded their video for the track "Passion" at their official web site. The version of the song featured in the clip is a special edit not featured on the band's debut album. It is available in Quicktime and Windows Media player ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Tour Europe In January

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will hit the road for a European tour starting January 25, 2006. The band will perform songs from their debut album, "Embrace the Storm", as well has songs from the AYREON back catalog. Support at all dates will come from DAMIAN WILSON. Confirmed dates ...

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VAN HALEN: '101' Book Now Available

Abel Sanchez's VAN HALEN book, "Van Halen 101" is now available for purchase from Author House. After two years of research and a lifetime of being a VAN HALEN fan, Sanchez has meticulously crafted a most excellent comprehensive guide to the amazing history, music, impact and influence of the mighty VH. Clocking in at 400 ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: First Taste Of DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project Available For Download

A brand-new NON-HUMAN LEVEL track, entitled "Personal Hell", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, will release its self-titled debut album late October via France's Listenable Records. The album's cover artwork can be found at this location. In addition to ...

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HELLFEST Fans Still Waiting For Refunds

Scott Frost of The Trentonian has issued the following report: An estimated 1,000 people still haven't received refunds on tickets from Trenton's canceled Hellfest concert, and many are complaining that the promoters are ignoring them. More than 3,500 fans who bought tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office, through its ticket hotline ...

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Landlord Won't Renew Lease For CBGB Club

The Associated Press is reporting that the landlord of the venerable punk club CBGB announced Wednesday (Aug. 31) that the lease on the 32-year-old landmark will not be renewed. The Bowery Residents' Committee, landlord of the building on the Bowery, "believes it is in the best interest of our clients - the homeless and neediest ...

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PURE SWEET HELL: PIGGY Was 'A True Revolutionary And Pioneer Of Metal Guitar Playing'

PURE SWEET HELL, the two-man project featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams and multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn, have issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "One of the metal universe's brightest stars has gone supernova. We in PURE SWEET HELL are heartbroken over the news of Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's passing. He ...

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GOD DETHRONED Explain HELL'S PLEASURE FEST Non-Appearance

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED were forced to cancel their appearance at last weekend's Hell's Pleasure Fest in Germany. According to a posting on the group's web site, "First of all, Henke [Henk Zinger, bass] had to stay in Holland cause he had been in hospital after a tooth surgery and wasn't able to do ...

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ZEKE To Tour With NASHVILLE PUSSY: Dates Announced

ZEKE have announced U.S. tour dates in support of their recent release, "Til the Livin End". The Seattle, WA quartet will team up with with Atlanta's NASHVILLE PUSSY beginning on September 16 at CBGB's in New York City. From there, the bands will rev their van engines across North America to Minneapolis, MN on October ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Sign With SONY/BMG BENELUX

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, has inked a deal with Sony/BMG Benelux. The group's debut album, "Embrace the Storm", is scheduled for release on October 24. The album will be issued in the rest of Europe and the U.S./Canada via InsideOut Music. As previously reported, a full-length MP3 of ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Prepares To Embark On Sixth USO Tour

Singer, author, actor and monologist Henry Rollins will embark on his sixth USO tour to provide a morale boost to troops stationed in Egypt and Turkey Aug. 25-Sept. 1. Rollins will meet with service members, tour a variety of job posts and sign autographs. Rollins's past USO tour stops include Kuwait, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Qatar, ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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