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METALLICA Wins 'Best Metal' GRAMMY For 'My Apocalypse'

METALLICA was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. METALLICA was nominated for the track "My Apocalypse", from the band's 2008 album "Death Magnetic". METALLICA was nominated ...

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MOONSTONE PROJECT Signs With BLISTERING RECORDS

MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has inked a worldwide deal with Blistering Records for the project's new album "Rebel On The Run". According to a press release, "Rebel On The Run" features the amazing voice of James Christian (HOUSE OF LORDS) on all but one track. That 11th track ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist DON AIREY: Munich Footage Posted Online

Video footage of DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey's January 20, 2009 concert at Metropolis in Munich, German can be viewed below (clips uploaded by "eblinternational"). Airey and his band performed a set largely based on his new solo album "A Light in the Sky", alongside a selection of songs from Don's previous groups. Airey's solo ...

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'Old Bridge Militia' Member Passes Away After Surviving Fire

Jethro Hirsch, a member of the legendary "Old Bridge Militia," passed away Monday afternoon, January 19, after surviving a devastating fire on December 29 that completely destroyed his apartment and left him in critical condition. According to reports, he had fallen asleep with a lit cigarette, and was rescued with second- and third-degree burns over ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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TOMMY BOLIN Book Author To Guest On KKFI 90.1 FM

Journalist Greg Prato, whose work has appeared in a variety of sites and magazines, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, RollingStone.com, Record Collector, and Classic Rock, will be interviewed by Stormin' Norman of Kansas City's KKFI 90.1 FM on Monday, December 22 at 7:00 a.m. CST. Greg will discuss his new book "Touched by Magic: The ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Bassist, Ex-THE DARKNESS Frontman To Appear At This Weekend's MANSONS GUITAR SHOW

LED ZEPPELIN's multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones is among the star studded lineup of guests that are set to appear at Mansons Guitar Show, held over two days (October 25-26) at Exeter, UK's Riverside Leisure Centre. According to Total Guitar, Saturday's performances will be headlined by Martin Barre, guitarist with JETHRO TULL since 1969. Guests appearing ...

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Blood Ceremony - BLOOD CEREMONY

Have flute, will travel, and Toronto's BLOOD CEREMONY gets a lot of mileage out of the instrument on its self-titled debut album. A fascination with 70s occult rock — or "witch rock" in this case — that pays homage to acts like COVEN, AFFINITY, and BLACK WIDOW drives the vehicle, while the style clearly combines ...

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BLOOD CEREMONY Set To Release Debut Album

Canadian doom-psyche band BLOOD CEREMONY has completed work on its self-titled debut album, due on September 30 in North America via the London, England-based independent label Rise Above Records. Born out of an obsession with '70s occult rock, BLOOD CEREMONY bears witness to the heavy bands of yesteryear, fusing psychedelic rock and folk with an ...

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PHANTOM-X Joined By SOLITUDE AETURNUS Drummer

PHANTOM-X, the Dallas, Texas-based band featuring former OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, has issued the following update: "We are excited to announce that PHANTOM-X has confirmed the new lineup. Kevin Goocher and Glenn Malicki will be joined by Richard Tull on guitar and Steve Nichols on drums. "PHANTOM-X auditioned a lot of excellent musicians from bands ...

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MEDIEVAL Reissue Detailed

New Renaissance Records has announced that it is preparing for the imminent reissue the first two commercial releases by the underground metal act MEDIEVAL for the first time ever on CD. In addition to the first two recordings, the CD will also include some never-before-available material. The track listing is as follows: From the 1986 ...

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PHANTOM-X: New Guitarist Announced

PHANTOM-X, the Dallas, Texas-based band featuring former OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, has issued the following update: "Dave Harvey [guitar] left PHANTOM-X to work on a WHITESNAKE tribute band in Dallas with [original PANTERA vocalist] Donny Hart. There were too many conflicts in scheduling between the bands so PHANTOM-X made the decision to move on. They ...

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It's Official: New GUNS N' ROSES Track To Debut In 'Rock Band 2'

Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom's MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit new features for the next evolution of the groundbreaking music platform, Rock Band 2. With the original Rock ...

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UK Digital Radio Station PLANET ROCK Sold

Award-winning radio station Planet Rock has secured a fantastic future with a little help from its friends! Four British rock stars and one rock and radio fanatic have teamed up to save the digital radio station from closure and help build the brand, it was announced today (Wednesday, June 4). Rock and radio fan Malcolm ...

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JIMMY PAGE Featured In Guitar Documentary

According to Variety, Davis Guggenheim has completed filming on a documentary that will look at the story of the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge and THE WHITE STRIPES' Jack White. Guggenheim, director-producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Deadwood", directed ...

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Ex-KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN Members Featured On 'The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute'

Cleopatra Records has released a two-CD set called "LedBox - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute" on the Deadline label. This 25-song double CD set contains contributions from many great classic rock artists, including the following: Eric Bloom (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) Brian Robertson (MOTÖRHEAD, THIN LIZZY) Tony Franklin (THE FIRM) Doane Perry (JETHRO TULL) Pat Travers ...

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