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RATT: CD And DVD Reissues Due In July

Legendary '80s hard rockers RATT return to stores with new DVD and CD releases on July 31: the first-ever DVD release from the band, "Ratt: Videos From The Cellar: The Atlantic Years", and the audio collection "Tell The World: The Very Best Of Ratt", which features the hard rockers at their studio and live performance ...

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DOWN: Photos From Recording Studio Posted Online

Several photos of DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — recording their new CD at a Los Angeles studio have surfaced online: Photo#1 ...

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DOWN To Support HEAVEN AND HELL In Australia

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has been selected as the support act for HEAVEN AND HELL on their upcoming tour of Australia/New Zealand. ...

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RATT: First 'Reunion' Photo Released

The first photo of the "reunited" RATT lineup — featuring vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer, alongside bassist Robbie Crane and guitarist John Corabi — has been posted online at this location. After much speculation and anticipation following the airing of their "Behind the Music" episode on VH1 last ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Guest On JEFF BECK Tribute Album

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse will appear on a JEFF BECK tribute album for the Tone Center label, produced by guitarist Jeff Richman. The LP is called "Freeway Jam - To Beck And Back". Other guest guitarists are John Scofield, Eric Johnson, Adam Rogers, Mike Stern, Warren Haynes, Chris Duarte, Greg Howe and Walter Trout. ...

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FLAW Frontman Sets Release Date For Solo Album

Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently disbanded FIVE.BOLT.MAIN, has just set a release date for his forthcoming debut solo album. The CD, tentatively titled "Redemption", will hit stores on September 11 on Rock Ridge Music. "The lyrics on this record are very personal," says Volz. "I don't sing about anything I haven't felt ...

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ON A PALE HORSE Signs With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT

Corporate Punishment has announced the signing of Des Moines, Iowa's ON A PALE HORSE. The group's guitarist Josh Brainard was once a member of SLIPKNOT and played on their first two records, "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat" (1996) and the self-titled Roadrunner debut (1999), while vocalist Aaron Peltz was was previously in DOWNTHESUN. ON A PALE ...

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RATT 'Reunion' Lineup Confirmed

After much speculation and anticipation following the airing of their "Behind the Music" episode on VH1 last spring, multiplatinum hard rock act RATT with vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer will grace the stage together for the first time since 1999. Plans for not only a U.S. summer tour but a ...

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RATT: Tour Dates Announced

The reunited RATT — featuring vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer — has lined up the following dates: Jun. 09 - [to be announced] - Rio Puerco, New Mexico Jun. 13 - Bi Lo Center - Greenville, SC * Jun. 15 - [to be announced] - Orange Beach, AB Jun. 16 ...

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RATT: 'Reunion' Lineup Revealed?

According to the official RATT MySpace page, the group's current lineup is as follows: Stephen Pearcy - Vocals John Corabi - Guitar Warren DeMartini - Guitar Bobby Blotzer - Drums Robbie Crane - Bass RATT and POISON will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., ...

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FLAW Singer Completes Work On Solo Debut

FLAW singer Chris Volz (formerly of FIVE.BOLT.MAIN) has just finished recording his forthcoming debut solo album. Joining Volz in the studio were Matt Chiaravalle (KITTIE, CROSSBREED, WARREN ZEVON) and Jason Spiewak (FIVE.BOLT.MAIN) in both production capacity and as players on the record. Also performing on the record were Danny Schuler (BIOHAZARD), Chris Vitali (ORANGE 9MM), ...

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DOWN In Worcester, Massachusetts; Photos Available

A number of high-quality photos of DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — performing at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on March 30, 2007 have ...

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DOWN Performs New Song 'I Scream' In New York City; Video Available

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — performed a brand new song, entitled "I Scream", during their headlining appearance at the Roseland in New York ...

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DOWN: New Orleans Headlining Show Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has announced a headlining show in New Orleans on April 4 at the House of Blues. The group's ...

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Here Come the Waterworks - BIG BUSINESS

I am amazed at what bassist/vocalist Jared Warren (KARP) and drummer Coady Willis (THE MURDER CITY DEVILS) have done with such a minimal set-up. BIG BUSINESS' "Here Come the Waterworks" is catchy, full of life, and undeniably rocking. And we are not talking about the sludgy assault of a bass/drums act like BLACK COBRA either ...

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DOWN Back On Stage In Winnipeg; Band To Complete HEAVEN AND HELL Tour

After canceling the last three shows due to a "strep throat," vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) was back on stage earlier tonight (Sunday, March 18) with his DOWN bandmates — CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA) and guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR) — at ...

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DOWN Apologizes To Canadian Fans For Cancelled Shows

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the band's scheduled concerts with HEAVEN AND HELL and ...

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DOWN Cancels Another Show With HEAVEN AND HELL, MEGADETH

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has been forced to cancel its scheduled appearance with HEAVEN AND HELL and MEGADETH on Wednesday, March 14 ...

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DOWN Cancels Edmonton Appearance

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — was forced to cancel its scheduled appearance with HEAVEN AND HELL and MEGADETH on Tuesday, March 13 at ...

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DOWN: Another Video Of New Song 'I Scream' Available

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — premiered a brand new song, entitled "I Scream", during their headlining appearance at the El Corazon club in ...

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SOIL Guitarist Launches 'Extreme Metal' Project DIRGE

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass has teamed up with THE DOOMSDAY SOCIAL drummer James Knight (ex-THE BLANK THEORY, CHACOPA) and A TEXAS FUNERAL vocalist Jermz in a brand new project called DIRGE. According to Shaun, who previously played bass in the 1990s death metal act BROKEN HOPE, DIRGE's musical direction is "total fucking extreme metal in ...

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DOWN Premieres New Song In Seattle; Photos, Video Available

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET user who calls himself "Hailtheleaf96" has submitted the following report: "Last night [Friday, March 9], DOWN played its first show in over nine months at the El Corazon in Seattle, WA. The show featured a very energetic and coherent Philip Anselmo. Before coming to the stage they had a white screen up in ...

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MASTODON To Team Up With AGAINST ME! For U.S. Tour

The hottest double bill of the spring kicks off May 1 with a coast-to-coast U.S. tour featuring MASTODON and AGAINST ME! Both bands will be fresh off their own headlining tours and ready to rock their fans. Progressive rock quartet MASTODON, who hail from Atlanta, GA, will be playing songs from their critically acclaimed current ...

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FLAW Singer To Guest On 'All Knowing Force'

Vocalist Chris Volz (FLAW, ex-FIVE.BOLT.MAIN) will guest on the "All Knowing Force" web-based interview show tonight (Tuesday, March 6) at 10:00 p.m. EST. Chris will be discussing the FLAW reunion as well as his upcoming solo project. Other members of FLAW might be stopping by as well. If you have a question or would like ...

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