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AEROSMITH To Headline SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports in its Feb. 8, 2007 edition that AEROSMITH will be one of the headliners at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 6-9 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The last time AEROSMITH played in Sweden was in 1999. Sweden Rock Festival representative Ingolf Persson refused to comment on ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Speak For Peace

On February 5, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be participating in a campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. Tyler will be speaking as part of a lobbying effort hosted by the Peace Alliance, "a nonpartisan citizen organization advocating for legislation that supports a culture of peace." Should the Peace Alliance achieve its ...

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AEROSMITH To Play Holland's ARROW ROCK FESTIVAL?

According to WorldTicketShop.com, AEROSMITH will perform at the Arrow Rock Festival 2007, set to take place June 30 at Evenemententerrein Walibi World in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. The band is also scheduled to play at Bercy in Paris, France on June 19. AEROSMITH is planning to mount a massive world tour this year. In an interview ...

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TED NUGENT Fires Back At 'Media Punks'

The Associated Press reports: Rocker Ted Nugent is denying that he said anything about non-English speakers while performing at Gov. Rick Perry's inaugural ball last week. In a guest column in Thursday's Waco Tribune-Herald, Nugent said allegations that he shouted the offensive remarks — reports made by some who attended the Jan. 16 ...

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Report: TED NUGENT Fires Up GOP Crowd, And Not In A Good Way

The Associated Press reports: Hours after Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker's performance. Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a ...

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CRUACHAN Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Joe Farrell has left Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN due to "personal reasons." He has since been replaced by Colin Purcell. CRUACHAN's fifth album, "The Morrigan's Call", was released in November via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Pagan" was recorded at Sun Studios in Dublin. Upcoming CRUACHAN shows: Mar. 31 - Ragnarök Festival ...

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PERRY FARRELL's 'Satellite' Ready For Takeoff

AOL Music reports that former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has set a May 15 release date for his long-awaited new album, "Ultrapayloaded Satellite Party". Joining Farrell are ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, as well as newcomers Kevin Figg on drums, Etty Lau Farrell (Farrell's wife) on background vocals and Carl Restivo on keyboards ...

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W.A.S.P. Bassist To Play With DIZZY REED's HOOKERS 'N' BLOW

HOOKERS 'N' BLOW (a.k.a. HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER) — the band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Alex Grossi (ex-QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), and drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (WHITE LION) — has tapped Mike Duda of W.A.S.P. to play bass on its upcoming short run of dates in California and the East Coast. The details ...

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AEROSMITH Donates Autographed Guitar For Charity

One of Boston's best loved bands, AEROSMITH, has donated an autographed guitar to raise money for The Angel Fund, an independent non-profit organization benefiting ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Center run by Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The guitar is up for auction on eBay until ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Box Set Scrapped?

THE PANIC CHANNEL/ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro fielded ten questions from fans including one wondering if he would have any input on the previously announced JANE'S ADDICTION box set. "We just put out the 'Best Of' so I'm not sure if this is still a go," he said. "I could be wrong though, I just ...

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DEAD MENS DREAMS: Pre-Production Demo Posted Online

DEAD MENS DREAMS, the Orlando/West Palm Beach Florida-based hard rock band featuring 5 BILLION DEAD singer Strain, RESPONSE NEGATIVE drummer Jim McCourt, STILLKEPT guitarist Claudzilla, and LO bassist Perry Stern, has uploaded a pre-production version of its song "Machines Will Take Our Souls" on its official web site. The track comes off the ...

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AEROSMITH Members Record With West African Band

Launch Radio Networks reports: The members of AEROSMITH recently were in the studio with the West African band THE REFUGEE ALL STARS. According to a post on the AeroforceOne.com website, the ALL STARS and AEROSMITH recorded a version of JOHN LENNON & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND's "Give Peace A Chance", while AEROSMITH lead guitarist Joe ...

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TRAMP's WHITE LION Cancels Remaining Dates On U.K. Tour

TRAMP'S WHITE LION has been forced to cancel the remaining dates of its fall/winter tour, which started in Indonesia mid-October and carried them to packed houses and enthusiastic crowds in Europe. The band is currently preparing to record its first CD with the new lineup featuring founding WHITE LION member/songwriter Mike Tramp (vocals), as well ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Expected At Connecticut Show

Launch Radio Networks reports: AEROSMITH's got a show practically in their own backyard tonight (Wednesday, November 29), and they're expecting a special guest — bass player Tom Hamilton. The band is playing the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, which isn't far from their home base in Boston, and that's where Hamilton has been recovering ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Still Wondering About The End

Launch Radio Networks reports: AEROSMITH has gone through a lot this year, and guitarist Joe Perry understands that the ride could be coming to an end. It was hard enough dealing with frontman Steven Tyler's throat surgery back in the spring, but bassist Tom Hamilton's fight with throat cancer really hit home. Perry told the ...

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PERRY FARRELL's SATELLITE PARTY To Release First Single In February

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports that former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell's new band, the SATELLITE PARTY, will unveil its first single, "Kinky", around Valentine's Day. The group's Steve Lillywhite-produced debut album, "The Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party", will arrive in March via Columbia. Farrell said "Kinky", which was written by electronica act HYBRID ...

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