vivian-campbell in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Original KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY Featured In DUNKIN' DONUTS TV Commercials

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is featured in the latest television commercials from Dunkin' Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. The America Runs on Dunkin' campaign features advertisements directed by screenwriter, director, producer and actor Zach Braff. Two spots within the campaign debuted today, featuring Frehley and supermodel Naomi Campbell ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CIRCLE II CIRCLE Manager In Legal Dispute With Singer ZAK STEVENS

CIRCLE II CIRCLE executive producer/co-founder/manager Dan Campbell of Global Artists Management has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the group's frontman Zak Stevens claiming "breach of contract" and accusing Stevens of "attempting to embezzle funds from the partnership." According to a press release issued by Campbell, "The two have been in business for five years together ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Featured On THE IRON MAIDENS CD

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on the new CD/DVD combo, "Route 666", from THE IRON MAIDENS (photo), the Los Angeles-based "world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN" (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock act PHANTOM BLUE). This brand new Japanese import includes four new studio tracks plus ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GENE SIMMONS Not Letting Terrorism Affect Plans

Tom Campbell of Times-Dispatch reports that like other travelers at the Richmond airport yesterday, rock star Gene Simmons of KISS seemed unconcerned about security after recent scares in London and Glasgow. Simmons was in Richmond over the weekend because the IndyCar Series was in town. His company, Simmons Abramson Marketing, promotes IndyCar racing. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD: New Video Interview Available

WTMJ-TV reporter Melissa McCrady went backstage at the DEF LEPPARD concert at the Milwaukee Summerfest to interview singer Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen. Watch the footage at this location. DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Vivian Campbell were the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on June ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BIOMECHANICAL Vocalist Comments On CHRIS TSANGARIDES Collaboration

U.K. metal heavyweights BIOMECHANICAL have released more information about their collaboration with producer Chris Tsangarides on their forthcoming album, "Cannibalised". Commented BIOMECHANICAL vocalist John K: "It's hard to comprehend the enormity of the volume of work Chris Tsangarides has done in the past. I have been co producing our new album 'Cannibalised' at his studio ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AM CONSPIRACY: More New Music Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has posted more new music at this location. Boasting a sound encompassing hard rock and killer melodies, yet fraught with emotional peaks and valleys, AM CONSPIRACY is set to ambush the airwaves on August 7, 2007 with the release ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD Offers Sneak Peek At New Stage Setup

DEF LEPPARD has offered a "sneak peek" at its new stage setup for the Downstage Thrust Tour 2007. Check it out on the band's official web site. DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Vivian Campbell were the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Wednesday, June 20. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOWN's KIRK WINDSTEIN On New Album: 'This Ain't No Computerized, Polished Nu-Metal CD'

DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR) has offered more information on the recording process for the group's third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III". Producer Warren Riker (CROWBAR, SUBLIME) is helming the effort, for which the band had reportedly composed more than 18 tracks. Said Windstein: "We record tunes on two-inch tape and then drop them ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOWN's PEPPER KEENAN: New Album is 'Almost Done'

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) — entered a Los Angeles studio in February to begin recording its third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III". ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRUNCH Schedules Live Debut

CRUNCH, which features Jamie Rowe (GUARDIAN, ADRIANGALE), Vic Rivera (POLEY/RIVERA, ADRIANGALE) and Eddie Campbell (ADRIANGALE), will make its live debut on July 28 at the Cup complex in Linden, New Jersey before they jet off to play the Firefest in the U.K. Also on the bill are THE RAY WEST BAND (featuring SPREAD EAGLE vocalist), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD: Summer Tour Dates Announced

Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, DEF LEPPARD, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LAMB OF GOD: Audio Interview With JOHN CAMPBELL Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features and interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell. Interview topics include Ozzfest 2007, the Grammys, Conan O'Brien, Fangoria magazine, and the "Hellraiser" movie series. Additional podcast topics include ARCH ENEMY, Peter Criss, Scott Ian, "Battlestar Galactica", Ian Christe, and the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Offers New Album Update

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just a brief update from life in the trenches. Contrary to what I'm sure most of you believed when previously told, we are actually well ensconced in working on the new LEPPARD album and have been for some time. ...

Read more

Posted in: News