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Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Schedules Hollywood Concert With THE HOLY RAGE

Growing UK-based concert booking organization Extreme Music Agency (EMA) has announced the launch of its USA business operation. The company has established a working collaboration with Rob Grohl at respected concert and festival booking company R.G. Concert Promotionz. The venture will see the two companies working hand-in-hand on a number of responsibilities. The East Coast ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Announces Russian Dates With TAZ TAYLOR BAND

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) will be play two gigs in Russia with the TAZ TAYLOR BAND to promote their new album, "Welcome to America". The dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Moscow, Russia - Tabula Rasa Nov. 16 - St. Petersburg, Russia - LDM (The Concert ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Behind-The-Scenes Biography Posted Online

Founding ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes biography at this location. The site covers the full story of the band, from its initial formation through three ex-guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Danny Johnson, up to their current axeman Stig Mathisen. ...

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DROWNING POOL Extends 'Soldiers' Dates

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: DROWNING POOL has extended its current "This Is For The Soldiers" tour, with the newly announced shows beginning on September 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas and ending on November 8 in New York City. THE EXIES will appear on the bill as well. As previously reported, ...

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BRAIN DRILL Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Oregon/California death metal band BRAIN DRILL. BRAIN DRILL was formed in the summer of 2005 by Dylan Ruskin (guitars), whose next goal was to find a drummer that could actually play death metal and not just claim they could. Dylan ended up recruiting drummer Marco Pitruzzella, former ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Perform On 'Rockline'

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) will perform live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, September 5. "The quality of the live music coming out of the 'Rockline' studios over the past year has been incredible so JLT fans will get to hear some ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Greenville, South Carolina-based extreme metal band LECHEROUS NOCTURNE has inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. "We would like to thank Graham Landers with Deepsend Records [the group's previous label] and Erik Lindmark at Unique Leader for giving LECHEROUS NOCTURNE this great opportunity," the band writes in a statement. "LECHEROUS NOCTURNE will also be touring ...

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DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID: Tour Dates Announced

DEVILDRIVER and GOD FORBID will team up for a short tour in August. Most shows also feature KATAKLYSM and SUICIDE SILENCE. Dates so far are as follows: Aug. 14 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre Aug. 15 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA Aug. 16 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk Aug. 17 - Hollywood, ...

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON Schedules Live Dates

ODS (OLIVER DAWSON SAXON), the band formed by SAXON founding members Steve Dawson (bass) and Graham Oliver (guitar), will headline the Eastern Haze Music festival ("Metal" stage) this Friday, July 20 at Somerlerton Hall Estate, Somerlerton, Nr Lowestoft, England. They will also headline the Patriot Games festival in Monmouth on Saturday, August 25 at the ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour 'On Hold'

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay has posted a message on his web site confirming that "the MSG remaining U.S. shows have been put on hold." An official statement on the matter is expected shortly. Michael Schenker previously posted a message on his web site that the band's U.S. tour would continue as planned. Watch ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Cancelled?

San Francisco-based guitar virtuoso Doug Doppler, who was selected to open MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's most recent North American tour, has posted the following message on his web site: "After 11 amazing shows I regret to inform you that the MICHAEL SCHENKER tour has come to a premature end for reasons beyond our control. Michael, his ...

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RAVENS CREED: 'Militia Of Blood Sacrifice' EP Released On Vinyl

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward and Martyn Millard, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham and James Kiely, have just had their "Militia of Blood Sacrifice" four-track EP released on 7" vinyl through Land O Smiles Records. "Militia of Blood Sacrifice" track listing: 01. Panzer Maniac 02. Exploding ...

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON: New Dates Announced

ODS (OLIVER DAWSON SAXON), the band formed by SAXON founding members Steve Dawson (bass) and Graham Oliver (guitar), has lined up the following dates in the United Kingdom: Jun. 15 - The Underworld - London Jul. 07 - The Brickmakers Live Music Venue - Norwich, East Jul. 20 - The Kingswood - Birmingham Aug. 25 ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: ALCATRAZZ Tour Has Been Huge Success

The following message has been posted on the web site of legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI): "ALCATRAZZ is now touring Japan and has finished three shows in Tokyo/Osaka, and only the last gig in Sapporo is left now. Apparently the tour has been HUGE success so far! The tickets are ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Threatened With Lawsuit Over Use Of ALCATRAZZ Name

Former ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to the group's singer, Graham Bonnet, requesting that he stop calling his new band ALCATRAZZ in violation of their intellectual property rights. An excerpt from the letter, dated May 23, 2007, follows: "[Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and ...

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JIMI HENDRIX U.K. Exhibition Launched

According to NME.com, Jimi Hendrix's legendary Woodstock performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" will be the focus of a special art exhibition. The late guitar star features in a giant digital projection at the Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Entitled "Star Spangled Banner Recurring" by artist Graham Dolphin, the legendary ...

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DIMEBAG: More RockWalk Induction, Black Tooth Bash Photos Posted Online

More photos have been posted online from PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's induction into Hollywood's RockWalk (which took place Thursday afternoon, May 17 in front of the Guitar Center at 7425 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California) and the Black Tooth Bash, which followed later in the evening at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California. ...

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THIN LIZZY, QUIET RIOT Members Guest On New ADRIAN GALYSH CD

California-based instrumental rock guitarist Adrian Galysh has completed work on his new recording, entitled "Earth Tones". The new CD features Marco Mendoza (THINK LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) on bass and Joey Heredia (STEVIE WONDER, TRIBAL TECH) on drums. Also featured are special guest performances by guitarist Carl Verheyen (SUPERTRAMP) on "Terrestrial Races", bassist Chuck Wright ...

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DIMEBAG Posthumously Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK; Photos, Video Available

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was posthumously inducted on Thursday (May 17) into Hollywood's RockWalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll (located in front of the Guitar Center at 7425 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, ...

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VIP Tickets Now Available To Public For DIMEBAG's BLACK TOOTH BASH

Six-String Masterpieces is currently presenting The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute Auction to benefit the Little Kids Rock Foundation, including Dimebag's Black Tooth Bash. Purchase your VIP package through the House of Blues or Ticketmaster. The donation is $100.00 per person. The VIP Package includes: * The Foundation Room — exclusive to VIP & rock royalty ...

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