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LED ZEPPELIN: 'The Montreux Concerts' Book Available Now

Formidable publisher and record label Crossfire Records, which has blazed a name in the rock music publishing field by issuing invaluable documentations on music legends like FRANK ZAPPA, JETHRO TULL, MANFRED MANN and THE ZOMBIES, are sole distributors of "Led Zeppelin: The Montreux Concerts" (cover), according to a press release. Written by Gilles ...

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IRON MAIDEN Spanish Inquisition

Living metal legends they may be, but from playing their new album in its entirety on tour to insisting they aren't metal, their legacy is hardly set in stone. Metal Hammer magazine's (web site) Geoff Barton rakes them over the coals. Read on: Q: Do you believe your fans want to hear the ...

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ERIK NORLANDER, LANA LANE Channel Now On YouTube

Videos featuring Think Tank Media symphonic/prog rock couple Erik Norlander and Lana Lane are now featured on YouTube.com at this location. The popular musicians have compiled full-length videos from the many projects they created over almost 15 years and have posted 13 videos at the Think Tank Music YouTube channel for their fans' ...

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LAMB OF GOD Drummer Comments On GRAMMY Nomination

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has commented on the band's Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Redneck", the scorching first single from their acclaimed album "Sacrament". Said Adler: "Grammy nomination? Is someone still trying to make up for that whole JETHRO TULL thing?” "In all seriousness and regardless of the outcome, ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer: SLIPKNOT Is 'The 'NSYNC Of Heavy Metal'

MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton recently spoke to MTV.com about his band's fierce rivalry with SLIPKNOT which has consisted mostly of insult-trading and has unfolded, largely, through the media. The only face-to-face confrontation that's gone down as a result of the feud occurred between SLIPKNOT and a faction of MUSHROOMHEAD devotees in the ...

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The Locust Years - HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE

Following up the work of insane genius that was "The August Engine", a fixture on many Top Ten lists in 2003, San Francisco's cult avant-metal weirdoes HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE confound the listener still further here. "The Locust Years" is a grandiose, ambitious and sprawling work, a bit less immediate than the band's previous efforts, but ...

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Invaders - VARIOUS ARTISTS

A few years after someone, somewhere, thought stoner rock was gonna be the next big thing, a younger and hipper-looking contingent came along and decided trucker caps, three-quarter-sleeve baseball jersey shirts, and velvet blacklight posters were pretty cool after all. Some old-schoolers got caught up in this movement — former SLEEP man Matt Pike's band ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Appear On PINK FLOYD Tribute

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse appears on a tribute to PINK FLOYD's "The Wall", called "Back Against the Wall". Former YES member Billy Sherwood produced the tribute, which also features Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, and Alan White from YES, Robby Krieger from THE DOORS, Ian Anderson from JETHRO TULL, Tommy Shaw from STYX, ...

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Firewood - WITCHCRAFT

The story goes that Sweden's WITCHCRAFT first began as a tribute to former 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS legend Roky Erickson and PENTAGRAM's Bobby Liebling. The self-titled debut album caused quite a buzz and if it's anything like "Firewood", I can understand why. Prior to actually hearing "Firewood", I would have taken with a grain of salt ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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TUNGSTEN: New Album Delayed

Long-running Chalmette, Louisiana-based metallers TUNGSTEN have pushed back the projected release date of their fifth album, "If Death Doesn't Change You… Nothing Will", to June 28 from the previously announced mid-May. The CD will be released via the group's own label, Tungsten Music Records. Commented TUNGSTEN vocalist/guitarist Al Hodge: "We're sorry we didn’t make the ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist Talks About His Technique And Influences

IRON MAIDEN founding member Steve Harris is featured in the "Legends of Rock Bass" issue of Bass Player magazine. The focus of the interview is mainly on Steve's technique and influences. A couple of excerpts follow: Bass Player: Is there any particular reason why you’ve never done bass solos onstage? Steve Harris: "Because they're bloody ...

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TONY IOMMI: OZZY Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Singer

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi spoke to CNN.com about the group's eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", out today via Warner Bros.' reissue unit, Rhino Records. Here are a couple of excerpts from that interview: CNN: Did you have any idea how influential the band was going to ...

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TUNGSTEN Working On New Album

TUNGSTEN drummer/engineer Mark Talamo has been hard at work crafting songs for the group's next album. So far he has written and completed 11 tracks which "will take TUNGSTEN into the future," according to an official band update. "Mark has really surprised me with these tunes," said TUNGSTEN guitarist/vocalist Al Hodge. "They have a sort ...

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Former Member Of JETHRO TULL Changes Sex

A former member of JETHRO TULL has had a sex-change operation and become a woman, it was revealed today. Once bearded keyboard player David Palmer now has long blonde hair and wears make-up and black leggings and calls herself Dee, reports the Evening Standard. She broke the news to flute-playing frontman Ian Anderson by saying: ...

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JETHRO TULL Singer Apologizes For Anti-American Remark

Ian Anderson of the British band JETHRO TULL has apologized for remarks made in a newspaper interview that seemingly criticized displays of the American flag. In a posting on JETHRO TULL's web site, Ian Anderson further explained what he meant when he told the Asbury Park Press, "I hate to see the American flag hanging ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

DAYS OF THE NEW singer Travis Meeks will launch a fall solo acoustic tour on September 23 in Roseville, Michigan, according to RollingStone.com. This will be his first extended outing since he spent time in a drug rehab clinic this spring. "I'm excited about getting out on the road," Meeks said. "I think it is ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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