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TAZ TAYLOR BAND Seek New Drummer

The San-Diego based TAZ TAYLOR BAND, whose album "Welcome to America" features the legendary Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) on vocals, are currently auditioning for a new drummer. THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND are looking for someone with a proven track record of experience, reliabilty and commitment — a drummer who is confident ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT: Ambitious CD Project Finally Available

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has finally released its debut album, "Time to Take a Stand". The CD is described as a collection of classic rock songs written by Filippini himself and played by his band, along with some rock legend guests: Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE), Glenn Hughes (DEEP ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Recording Appearances Detailed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th anniversary full album 'Tales of Rock 'N' Roll' and maxi EP 'Revolution Mind' have been released worldwide! Both contains the tune 'Rock 'N' Roll' which Graham takes the outstanding lead ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Continue Work On Debut Album

RISE TO ADDICTION, the British band featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), will return to the studio next week with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) to track another five songs to go with the seven already recorded for the band's debut album. "The band is really happy ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

RISE TO ADDICTION, the British band featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), have parted ways with bassist Rob Naylor (ex-BLAZE). His replacement, according to the band's MySpace.com page, is Joel Graham, who has already played several shows with the group. RISE TO ADDICTION are preparing to enter the studio with ...

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PEARL JAM: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PEARL JAM have announced the second leg of their 2006 U.S. tour in support of their new, self-titled album due out May 2. Leg two is scheduled to kick off on June 23 in Pittsburgh, PA and will finish on July 22 in George, WA. According to Billboard.com, the George show will be "an evening ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Record 'Doomsday X' In May

Long-running Florida death metal warriors MALEVOLENT CREATION are currently in pre-production for their tenth studio album, "Doomsday X", due this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently home writing and demoing material for the new CD, to be recorded in May and mixed in June. Recordings will take place at Mercury recording studios ...

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NECROPHAGIST: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

German death metallers NECROPHAGIST will be teaming up with CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, NEURAXIS and ALARUM for the "Carving North America's Epitaph 2006" tour beginning in late April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 28 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival* Apr. 29 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA* Apr. 30 - Detroit, ...

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UFO, VIXEN Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES CUSTOM SHOW

UFO and VIXEN have been confirmed for the 23rd annual Rock & Blues Custom Show, set to take place July 27-30 in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 27: GRAHAM BONNET BEHOLDER Friday, July 28: UFO VIXEN AMEIRCAN DOG STATETROOPER Saturday, July 29: M3 THE QUIREBOYS ANTIPRODUCT More acts ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Vintage Live Footage To Be Aired On WOLFGANG'S VAULT

According to Led-Zeppelin.com, a wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" Feb. 8 via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will go live with about 75 songs culled from thousands of hours of tapes from the archives of legendary promoter Bill Graham. Included in the ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Working On New Album

According to Rockdetector.com, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON — the band led by former SAXON members guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve "Dobby" Dawson — are presently recording a new album in Wales. Another ex-SAXON man, Nigel Durham, is manning the drums. Commented Graham Oliver: "The working title of the album is 'Whipping Boy'. We've got ...

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SAXON: 'Lionheart', 'Dogs Of War' Reissues Detailed

Steamhammer/SPV has set a February 21, 2006 U.S. release date for the special-edition reissues of two SAXON classics — "Lionheart" and "Dogs of War" — featuring bonus material. "Lionheart", which was originally released in September 2004, will be out in a limited-edition box of 10,000 copies worldwide, including a digipack (CD and bonus audio DVD) ...

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Ex-WHITESNAKE/THIN LIZZY Bassist To Guest On THE CRANBERRIES Singer's Solo Album

SOUL SIRKUS/ex-WHITESNAKE bassist Marco Mendoza has recorded a guest appearance on the new solo album from THE CRANBERRIES frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, tentatively due mid-2006. Commented O'Riordan: "Graham [Hopkins, drums] I love for his energy and Marco, who’s been friends with my husband for 15 or 20 years, creates the most amazing things. He's a Mexican ...

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DRUG UNDER To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Texas

Denver, Colorado-based hard rock band DRUG UNDER have been added to several dates on the current GEORGE LYNCH tour.The band, who have been getting airplay on KBPI, KTCL and The Fox in their hometown of Denver as well as KBER in Utah and XM Radio Ch. 52 with the singles "Never Again", "Down" and "Anger ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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UNDEROATH Top BILLBOARD's 'Heatseekers' Chart

UNDEROATH's CD with bonus DVD reissue of their breakout "They're Only Chasing Safety" album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart. This marks the first #1 debut for UNDEROATH, whose infectious fusion of punk and metal is distinguished by soaring experimental melodies, electronic textures and unabashedly emotive lyrics. The group's third album, "They’re ...

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