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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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DEF LEPPARD Offer Chance To Win Autographed Guitar

UMe and Jackson Guitars have teamed up to offer one lucky fan a chance to win a brand new blue Jackson JS1 Dinky guitar, autographed by DEF LEPPARD members Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage and Rick Allen. According to the contest announcement, "We want to make sure a true DEF LEPPARD fan ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Guests On Rapper HUSH's Debut Album

According to Billboard.com, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on "Bulletproof", the major-label debut from Detroit rapper HUSH. Due August 23 via Geffen, the set boasts two tracks produced by Eminem, whom Hush befriended while they both circuited Detroit's underground rap scene in the mid 1990s. The video for first single "Hush Is ...

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LIVIDITY Add Second Guitarist

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have announced the addition of second guitarist Shaun LaCanne (PUTRID PILE) to the group's ranks. Longtime guitar player/vocalist Matt Bishop will be laying down the axe due to a hand injury to his fret hand to focus full-time on lead vocals/frontman duties. "Now with a strong lineup intact, there will ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support WHITESNAKE In California

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be opening for WHITESNAKE at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on June 25-26. Warwick is currently promoting his second solo album, "Love Many Trust Few", out now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Tattoos and Alibis" was produced by Ronan McHugh and DEF LEPPARD ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Stage Fright' DVD Details Revealed

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD, entitled "Stage Fright", on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 7, 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. The Düsseldorf show was shot with 23 high-definition cameras under the direction of ...

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S.K.W.A.D.: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

S.K.W.A.D., the Cardiff, U.K.-based band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's two sons Todd (guitar, vocals) and Dane (drums), have launched their MySpace.com page at this location. Available for listening on the site are four songs ("BornLieFightDie", "Pink Sweatband", "Why" and "Hopes and Reason") from their recently completed 16-song CD. S.K.W.A.D. were formed in ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Completes Work On Blues Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Some two weeks ago, Vivian [Campbell, guitar] finished the recording of his upcoming blues solo album, scheduled for release around August. Next week, photos for the album cover will be shot by Viv's friend and rock photographer Robert Knight, who was also present ...

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MORTAL SIN: Headlining Dates Announced

Reactivated Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have added a couple of headlining dates to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 - Club Blink - Sydney, AUS May 12 - The Arena – Brisbane, AUS * May 14 - The Roundhouse - Sydney, AUS * May 15 - The Palace - ...

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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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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL To Record Solo Album

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wil enter the studio April 11-13 to begin work on his first solo album. The record, which will reportedly contain about a dozen cover songs from blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher and others, will be released "sometime in 2005" on Sanctuary Records. Recording live, Vivian ...

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RAGE: Austrian Tribute Album Due In June

A tribute album to German power metallers RAGE consisting of contributions from 28 Austrian metal bands will be released on June 3. Entitled "Back In Time - A Tribute To Rage" (view cover here), the double CD will contain the following tracks: 01. ASPHYXIA - "All I Want" 02. CEEJAY & SEQUOIA DENDRON ...

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