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ICARUS WITCH's Gear Ripped Off

ICARUS WITCH's touring van was broken into and robbed early Sunday morning (August 12) after the band's performance in Chicago on Saturday night, August 11. The theft happened between 3 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. around the 2200 block of West Potomac in Chicago. The following items were stolen: * Black '74 Custom Les Paul guitar ...

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DEF LEPPARD, ANTHRAX Guitarists Jam With CAMP FREDDY In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarists Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals) — played for over an hour at the X-Games/ESPN party at the House Of Blues in ...

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EVERGREY Recruits Former STRATOVARIUS Bassist

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have announced the addition of former STRATOVARIUS bassist Jari Kainulainen. Comments EVERGREY mainman Tom S. Englund: "We are extremely happy that we have found the perfect bass player. Jari came to Gothenburg for a rehearsal a few weeks ago. Afterwards me and Henrik [Danhage] talked and we both we got goosebumps. We ...

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POISON Breaks Attendance Record at the MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR

Playing to a crowd of over 28,000 fans and bringing arena rock and roll back to the Midwest, legendary rockers POISON broke all previous attendance records at this year's Mississippi Valley Fair on Friday night. Shattering previous records previously held by artists such as GRETCHEN WILSON and DEF LEPPARD, according to the venue's general manager, ...

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EVERGREY To Announce New Bassist On Monday

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have issued the following update: "Just wanted to let you know that on Monday [August] 6th we will announce our new bass player! We are very excited and eager to let you know who it is and the Monday morning post will also consist of comments from him as well as a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's MAN RAZE To Release Debut In September

MAN RAZE, the new band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, will release its long-awaited debut album, "Surreal", on September 30 through the group's own label, Surrealist Records. According to a posting on the band's web site, "The legendary Bob Ludwig was employed to master the album and the result is a sonic onslaught… a ...

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PRIMER 55 Signs With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music has announced the signing of PRIMER 55. The label will release a two-disc digipack constisting of an audio CD featuring a collection of unreleased tracks and a DVD of rare concert footage. Guitarist Bobby Burns (currently the bassist in SOULFLY) had the following to say on signing with Crash Music: "Just knowing that ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Performance Cancelled

The following message has been posted on DEF LEPPARD's web site: "Since all episodes of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' taking place from June 22 to June 25 have been cancelled, we are sorry to report that this Friday's show, where DEF LEPPARD was supposed to perform, will not take place. Unfortunately we do not have any ...

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EVERGREY: New Album To Be Launched Before Christmas

EVERGREY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As you all know, Fredrik Larsson was the temporary bass player after Michael [Håkansson] left. Fredrik has now rejoined HAMMERFALL. The EVERGREY crew wish him all the best in the future. He is still a good friend of the band. "New songs have been ...

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EVERGREY: You Could Be The Group's New Bassist

Swedish metallers EVERGREY have issued the following update: "Could you become the next bass player for EVERGREY? You sure could! Now is the time and here is your chance. You should be either living in Sweden or be able to move here. Please send your bio, pic and samples (either video or mp3) of your ...

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