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SOULFLY Drummer Launches Web Site

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has launched his official web site at JoeNunez.com. Included on the site are several audio clips of Nunez's other bands, STRIPPING THE PISTOL and SLAMPEDE, along with various SOULFLY and STRIPPING THE PISTOL videos and a host of other information. SOULFLY began tracking their new album last month in ...

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JOE SATRIANI Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Tour Dates Postponed

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is unable to perform the concerts scheduled December 28 through January 1 2005. At press time, all the dates are expected to be rescheduled in early 2005. "Joe is expected to make a full recovery after ...

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MUDVAYNE: New Media Player Available

A MUDVAYNE media player featuring video footage of the band recording their new single, "Fucking Determined", can be accessed at this location. "Fucking Determined" is the first single off the group's third album, "Lost and Found", due on March 29, 2005 via Epic Records. The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All ...

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STARWOOD: Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have lined up the following shows during January/February: Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 19 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 27 - Hollywood, CA @ Club Vodka Feb. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN, VELVET REVOLVER Featured In GUITAR WORLD Magazine's Anniversary Issue

MediaPost.com is reporting that the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine will be on newsstands next Tuesday, December 28. The special collector's issue features what the editors are calling "the most spectacular group of guitarists ever assembled" on the cover, including Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ...

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MUDVAYNE: Tour Dates Announced

Epic Records has set a March 29, 2005 tentative release date for the third MUDVAYNE album, "Lost and Found". The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come", "Lost and Found" was recorded at The Plant studio in Sausalito, California with producer Dave Fortman (former UGLY KID JOE guitarist), who has previously ...

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AEROSMITH's Revamped Fan Club Offers Whole New Experience

AEROSMITH and Paid, Inc., a cutting-edge developer of celebrity web sites and services and ecommerce software, announced today that AEROSMITH's official fan club, Aero Force One (AF1), is open to new membership again after a transition to management by Paid, Inc. and a complete restructuring to create a uniquely interactive global community that includes fans ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many rock genres from blues to ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Finish Recording New Album

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished recording everything but the guitar leads for their new album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Mixing is scheduled to begin January 9, 2005 and will probably be completed by January 25. The album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner ...

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KICKING K8 To Enter Studio This Weekend

San Diego's KICKING K8, featuring former DIAMOND REXX drummer Billy Nychay, will enter Signature Sound studios with producer Joe Marlett (KORN, SWITCHFOOT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS, BLINK 182) to record their forthcoming CD. Tracking for the album will begin on December 11 and will feature a special remake of THE BEATLES song ...

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METALLICA: 'Monster' Filmmaker Discusses New Book

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, co-creator of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to MTV.com about his decision to write a book about his experience working on the movie. "This Monster Lives", co-written with Greg Milner, analyzes the ethical and creative quandaries Berlinger and partner Bruce Sinofsky encountered, including whether the presence of their ...

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BALLISTIC Frontman To Form 'Punk' Project

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The positive: [2004] in retrospect was everything I had hoped for. Once again Europe did not fail to deliver the metal fans they are so famous for, and the fantastic people that I have come to love ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'The Usual Suspects' Track Listing Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the details of the highly anticipated new studio album from Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), entitled "The Usual Suspects". The album was produced by Bob Held and Joe Lynn Turner and will feature a host of well-known faces (hence the album title "The Usual Suspects" because many of his favorite ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Featured In QUEEN Documentary

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has reportedly contributed substantially to the BBC3 documentary "The Story Of Bohemian Rhapsody", which is scheduled to air this weekend. In the documentary, which is dedicated entirely to QUEEN's magnum opus song, Joe talks about how when was working in a factory in Sheffield, he heard "Bohemian Rhapsody" and dreamed ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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