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Producer JOHN PURDELL Dies Of Cancer

John Purdell, producer of a number of acclaimed albums from such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, L.A. GUNS, DREAM THEATER, KIX, ALICE COOPER, and CINDERELLA, passed away from cancer on Thursday, July 10. John had been hospitalized in Quebec for two weeks and was most recently touring with THE LOU GRAMM BAND as the group's ...

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SILENT FORCE: Studio Photos Posted Online

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have posted several photos taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "Line Of Attack", at this location. The follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which is being produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), is due before the end of the ...

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ALICE COOPER At U.K.'s GUILFEST: Photos Posted Online

ALICE COOPER performed at Guilfest at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, England on Friday, July 4. Check out live pictures from LFI. As previously reported, ALICE COOPER has set "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" as the title for his forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the fall. The album was produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdoch ...

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SILENT FORCE Begin Laying Down Guitar 'Attack'

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, will begin recording the guitar tracks for their third album, "Line Of Attack", today (July 1) at RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski's VPS studio in Hamm, Germany. The follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which is being produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), is due ...

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ALICE COOPER Names New CD

ALICE COOPER has set "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" as the title for his forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the fall. The album was produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdoch (GODSMACK, POWERMAN 5000) and was recorded in the same stripped-down manner as ALICE's demos. "I said, 'Mud, you've got to do this album,'" Cooper told Rolling ...

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Tribe - QUEENSRŸCHE

When Seattle's most majestic of metal institutions attempted to transform themselves into a third-rate ALICE IN CHAINS a couple of albums ago, that was bad enough — even if both bands did kind of hail from the same town. But now they're turning into CREED. And when we come up with such a horrifying comparison, ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer To Appear On ALEX HARVEY Tribute

According to last week's U.K. Sunday Mail newspaper, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has been invited to take part in an upcoming Alex Harvey tribute album. The CD, which is due later in the year, will feature THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND accompanied by a host of singers such as Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, punk ...

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EDENBRIDGE Singer To Guest On POWER QUEST CD

EDENBRIDGE singer Sabine Edelsbacher will fly to England in July to record one song for the next POWER QUEST album. The recordings take place at Thin Ice studios, owned by Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) and Clive Noland (ARENA, PENDRAGON). In other news, Sabine recently recorded two songs ("To Believe Enough To Fight", "The Pagan Dream") for ...

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ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE: Servants Of The Devil?

Way of Life Literature, a 29-year-old Fundamental Baptist preaching and publishing ministry, has issued a challenge to ALICE COOPER and his rock and roll Christianity. Check it out here. Meanwhile, Dial-The-Truth Ministries — a self-proclaimed Christian resource ministry whose sole purpose is presenting the truth and exposing error with the light of the ...

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SKEW SISKIN Announce New Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have acquired a new drummer by the name of Damien. "He's a real crazy bird and we feel that we made an excellent choice," the band said in an official statement. "His drum skills match what SKEW SISKIN's rhythms are about: Keith Moon meets Phil Rudd! A steady 4/4 rhythm with a ...

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ALICE COOPER To Embark On 'Bare Bones' Tour

ALICE COOPER will embark on the "Bare Bones" tour in July, featuring nothing more than the instruments, the music and the musicians making it. The trek, which runs July 12-August 10, will allow Cooper to take his music to several markets previously unable to accommodate Alice's elaborate stage-show. The "Bare Bones" tour will immediately follow ...

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THERAPY? To Open For THE ROLLING STONES In Belgium

Ireland's THERAPY? will support THE ROLLING STONES on September 7 at Werchter Park in Werchter, Belgium. Also set to appear on the bill are HOOVERPHONIC, CLOUSEAU, and DE MENS. "Some people have expressed 'concern' about us playing this kind of show," the band write on their official web site. "To be honest, as THERAPY? are ...

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SILENT FORCE To Enter Studio In Two Weeks

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, will enter House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany on June 20 with producer Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) to begin recording their third album, "Line Of Attack", for a late 2003 release. "Line Of Attack" is the follow up to 2001's "Infatuator", which ...

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HENDRIX Guitar Fails To Sell At Auction

A guitar owned and played by the late Jimi Hendrix has remained unsold at auction after failing to reach its reserve price, a spokesperson for auctioneers Cooper Owen said Thursday (June 5). The 1965 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster was billed as the highlights of a "Rock Legend" sale, with the auctioneers hoping to achieve a sale ...

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COLD To Release New EP In The Winter

COLD plan to record an EP for release this winter with a number of special guests, including STAIND's Aaron Lewis and members of SEVENDUST. "ALICE IN CHAINS did 'Sap' and they had a bunch of their friends from like MUDHONEY and SOUNDGARDEN . . . join in," COLD frontman Scooter Ward told Launch. "[We] talked ...

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CANDLEMASS To Perform Acoustic Set In Cleveland

Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will perform a short set of acoustic tunes on June 14 in Cleveland, Ohio prior to their headlining gig at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend. The acoustic set is FREE and open to the public. In addition to the music, several of the BW&BK 6-Pack bands will be holding autograph signing/meet-and-greet sessions, including ...

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VAN HALEN Eligible For Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

VAN HALEN are among the front-runners eligible for 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other first-time contenders include BLACK FLAG, THE CRAMPS, X and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES. Previous nominees that have yet to garner induction include BLACK SABBATH, CHICAGO, ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, GENESIS, KISS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE NEW YORK ...

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STEVE VAI To Release Collections Of Rarities

STEVE VAI will release the next two installments of "The Secret Jewel Box Set""Archives, Volume 3: Mystery Tracks" and "Archives, Volume 4: Various Artists" — on his birthday, June 6, 2003, exclusively through his official web site, Vai.com. "Archives Vol. 3" is a compilation of Steve's bonus tracks featured on Japanese releases of ...

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ALICE COOPER Attends CELINE DION Show In Vegas

The New York Post reports that ALICE COOPER attended a CELINE DION show in Las Vegas and, according to people sitting next to him, the jurassic rocker is a huge fan. The Post's spy reports: "Alice was sitting there, mouth open, the entire show. He just kept saying, 'She only took one breath! She is ...

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THERAPY? To Issue First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? have announced plans to release their first-ever DVD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). "The project is still in the planning stage but we plan to feature a full live performance recorded on the forthcoming tour plus plenty of extras like promo videos (a few ...

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ALICE COOPER: Mega Box Set On The Way

Rhino Records is reportedly planning to release a 16-CD ALICE COOPER box set containing all of the rocker's official Warner Bros. albums, from "Pretties For You" to "Dada". The discs will all be re-mastered with bonus tracks and with extended packaging with rare photos and new liner notes. The complete list of albums set to ...

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ROSE TATTOO Singer Hits The Road With Blues Legend

ROSE TATTOO frontman Angry Anderson is on the road in Australia with STUART WOOD AND THE GIANTS and blues legend Matt Taylor. Dubbed the "Recliner Rocker Tour" as a tribute to Stuart's longtime mate, Bill Denny, the 2-to-3 hour show is split into three sessions. The first part is an acoustic blues set covering songs ...

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AMERICAN DOG Confirmed For 63RD BLACK HILLS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have been confirmed for the 63rd Black Hills Motorcycle Rally (Aug. 5-9 in Sturgis, South Dakota) along with TESLA and ALICE COOPER. In addition, a U.S. sponsorship deal has been struck with Jagermeister. The band's latest CD, "Red, White, Black & Blue", continues to ...

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