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DEEP PURPLE Split With EMI RECORDS

According to Deep-Purple.net, DEEP PURPLE have formally announced that they have left EMI Records, with whom they released "Abandon", "Live At Olympia" and "Bananas", and will make an announcement about their new label deal very shortly. Apart from back catalogue, this marks the end of EMI's current links with the DEEP PURPLE family after more ...

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AC/DC, METALLICA, OZZY, KISS, AEROSMITH Memorabilia To Be Auctioned For Charity

Rare, autographed electric and acoustic guitars, microphones, drumheads and albums from legendary rock bands and solo artists, such as AC/DC, AEROSMITH, KISS, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, OZZY OSBOURNE and VAN HALEN will be auctioned during Save the Earth Foundation's annual Earth Day charity auction online. This year, Overstock.com Auctions will be hosting the exclusive 10-day auction ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Putting Finishing Touches On Anniversary CD

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has finished recording several songs for his new album, "Gillan's Inn", which will document and celebrate his 40 years in the rock world. Tracks completed thus far include "Hang Me Out To Dry", "Sugar Plum", "Day Late And A Dollar Short", "Unchain Your Brain", "Speed King", "Bluesy Blue Sea", "Trashed", ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album Audio Samples Posted Online

Frontiers Records has uploaded several audio samples from the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, "My Resurrection", due in Europe on June 6. The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Hard At Work On New TNT Album

TNT/STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am hard at work on the new TNT album which is as yet untitled. So far it sounds great to these ears. But the news of the moment for me is of course STARBREAKER, which is continuing to make noise ...

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SLASH Pays Tribute To Classic AEROSMITH

In the special "Immortals" issue of Rolling Stone magazine chronicling "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time," VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash pays tribute to classic AEROSMITH. Says Slash: "I don't think this generation has a clue what classic AEROSMITH was all about. But they were the template for what I do, ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist To Take Part In Online Chat

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will take part in an online chat at MSN.com on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. EST. More information is available at MSN Live. As previously reported, Perry is unlikely to tour behind his upcoming self-titled solo album, which comes out May 3. Perry told Launch Radio Networks that ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Announce New Tour Dates

The Syracuse-based hard rock quintet BRAND NEW SIN will head out on a string of Northeastern dates with '80s legends FASTER PUSSYCAT from April 19 to April 24, leading into two shows alongside Grammy Award-winning rock icons MOTÖRHEAD. The group recently wrapped up highly successful strings of dates alongside MOTÖRHEAD, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and LIFE ...

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MORTAL SIN Announce New Drummer, Guitarist

Reactivated Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have parted ways with drummer Wayne Campbell and guitarist Joe Buttigieg. The group have already secured replacements in the shape of Luke Cook (drums) and Nathan Shae (guitar). As previously reported, MORTAL SIN will be supporting ANTHRAX on their upcoming Australian tour in May. The group have uploaded three brand ...

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SEPULTURA: Photos From DVD Shoot Posted Online

The following message was posted at SEPULTURA's official web site regarding the group's DVD shoot, which took place Sunday (April 3) in their hometown of São Paulo, Brazil: "The fans have been waiting for this show for a long, long time. SEPULTURA was going to record their first show in almost 15 years since the ...

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MANOWAR And RHAPSODY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR will be teaming up with RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL for a Norht American tour beginning on June 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. Italy's premier symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will make their debut performance in America as MANOWAR's special guests. Having achieved sales of more than one million records, known the world over for thrilling audiences with ...

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