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September 2005

  • Vince Neil tears a calf muscle in Atlanta, but Crue "Carnival of Sins" tour won't miss a beat.

    ATLANTA, GA - Motley Crue won't let a little muscle tear get in the way of its rock & roll juggernaut.

    Despite an erroneous wire service report that he broke his leg, the band's lead singer Vince Neil partially tore the medial portion of his calf muscle last night five songs into Crue's performance at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The show was part of the band's ongoing, successful "Carnival of Sins" world tour that began last February.

    Vince's leg gave out shortly before intermission, and the band was forced to end the concert early after Neil was taken to a nearby hospital. Although he was in a great deal of pain at the time, Neil is expected to make a full and quick recovery, according to his doctors, who nevertheless urged him to take some time off. The band intends to return to Atlanta to make-up the show. Tickets from last night's show will be honored at that time. Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for more information or refunds.

    "I just felt something snap in my leg," recalls Neil. "I just couldn't go on."

    Nevertheless, Neil is planning to return to the stage Sunday night (9/18) in Memphis, TN, for Motley Crue's show at Desota Arena, despite doctor's orders. No shows will be canceled. "I'm a trooper," said Neil.

    Said the band's Nikki Sixx: "He will be able to perform, but can't really jump around until it heals. Luckily, we have a few days off here and there for him to recover."

  • Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale’s ex-wife, Tawny Kitaen are among the celebrities who are moving up to a deluxe mansion in the Hollywood Hills as part of the cast for the sixth season of VH1’s “Surreal Life”.

    The series is set to air on VH1 in January. The sixth season of "The Surreal Life" will see this brand new cast move through a maze of outrageous events, including taking over a small market TV newscast, a music video shoot, transforming into a hair metal band, sex therapy with "Dr. Flo," and choosing an extra cast member from a pool of reality hunks.

  • Wednesday 13 has announced that he will be touring Europe in November on the W13‘s Tour From The Crypt!

    The band will hit Europe on the following dates...
    FRI 04 Scotland GLASGOW GARAGE
    MON 07 England OXFORD ZODIAC
    TUE 08 Belgium HASSELT MOD
    WED 09 Germany HAMBURG LOGO

    There will also be US gig activity in October, at the Whiskey on Halloween with a VERY special guest that will be announced shortly!

  • On Tuesday, September 6, Velvet Revolver will perform a benefit concert for victims of 2005 hurricanes, including Katrina, at the Hard Rock Live concert venue in Orlando. The band, was originally scheduled to play the opening concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi on September 9. 100 percent of ticket and bar sales from the show, presented by Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando and Real Rock 101.1, will be donated to help the people of Biloxi and New Orleans through the American Red Cross. Hard Rock staff has donated their time, and many Hard Rock partners are chipping in for the evening, including Diageo Spirit of Americas, Rolling Rock, FreshPoint Inc. (fresh produce distributor), CSC Security and Doubletree Hotel in Orlando. Tickets are available for $45 through Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  

August 2005

  • Marilyn Manson has picked up a K! Icon award last night, Manson commented, "this is my fourth "K" award, so my office doesn't look so offensive anymore", this years K! Awards features nominations for former boyband members and primarily flavour of the month emo-pop groups. Towers Of London were also nominated for an award, but were to be denied unfortunately.

  • Paul Stanley of KISS guested as himself on TV comedy 'The Chris Isaak Show', the program was broadcast on British television this week.

  • Crashdiet debut album "Rest In Sleaze" is out now! For those who have heard the demos you will no doubt already have ordered your copy.. for those who haven't the Big haired Swedes album can be purchased here there are some teasers on their official site. Fans of early Mötley Crüe, Skid Row & Guns N' Roses should check it out!

  • Album releases:

      Beautiful Creatures - Deuce

      Beautiful Creatures second album “Deuce” was released today, the album is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.. any Hard Rock fan will not want to miss out, the bands previous effort was hailed by many as the “best hard rock album of the past 5 years”.

      L.A. Guns - Tales From The Sunset Strip

      L.A. Guns new album “Tales From The Strip” was released on the 16th.. the album is Stacy Blades first playing originals with the band following Tracii Guns departure. The CD features tracks such as “Vampire”, “Hollywood's Burning”, “Gypsy Soul”, amongst others.

  • Glamour Punks vocalist Mandi is working on getting a collection of remastered Glamour Punks songs released through Fastlane Records, the album will be titled Hated By Millions.. Loved By All.. Ignored By None.

  • The following article was taken from Iron Maiden’s official message board:

    "About 10 minutes before Maiden came on, I was in the center of the pit a few feet from the front railing when a guy comes barging in from the right escorting 4 or 5 people. At first, I tell him to F-off because I thought he was trying to take my spot, but he said he worked for Ozzfest and showed me his passes. He also told me that Ozzy's daughter was with the entourage he brought with him. There were a few girls with him and one of them looked a little like Kelly Osbourne, but I couldn't tell for sure because all of them were wearing bandanas over their noses and mouths. After I heard her speak, I was pretty sure. At that point, I tapped her on her arm and said, 'I really liked you on the show. You were great,' to which she responded, 'Thank you.' There was no doubt at that point. The bodyguard who came with them starting getting chumy with us because he needed a few of us to help him protect the girls from the moshing that would start when Maiden came on. I saw the girls passing eggs, and I said, 'What's that for?' The bodyguard said something to the effect, 'You'll see. Something big is going down. You'll hear about it everywhere after tonight. It's all because Bruce Dickinson made some comments in Detroit dissing the 'Osbournes' reality TV show.' He also said that there were about 60 people in the pit who were going to participate in the mayhem. Most of them were wearing the same Ozzfest shirts. Before Maiden came on, they all started chanting, 'Ozzy, Ozzy...' I actually saw Bruce off to the left of the stage before they came on. His mike was on and he said something like, 'What the f**k?' — probably in response to the 'Ozzy' chanting.

    "When Maiden came on, eggs started flying and all these guys were flipping off the band. Nicko had to stop after one song to clean his set. Bruce was obviously very pissed. Thank God they continued their set. At one point, someone through a cup of corn with milk or something. It got all over Bruce, me, and about a dozen other people. Then the technical problems started. The sound went out on about three songs — 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Hallowed be thy Name', and one other one I can't remember. I could not believe what was going on. I was furious because I didn't want the guys in Maiden to think badly of the fans who love them. I do think that Bruce understood because the band continued to play the full set, and Bruce made comments to distinguish the fans there from the guys throwing stuff. Towards the end of the set, Bruce started yelling at a guy in the pit to my left about 10 feet. Bruce said he saw him throwing stuff and wanted the fucker out. It took a long time for security to get him out. The reason why is that one guy from Kelly Osbourne's entourage was holding down the guy security was trying to take out. Eventually security pulled both of them out. After Maiden's set, it was obvious that Sharon Osbourne was in on it, because she came out to say that 'Bruce Dickinson is a prick.'

    "Needless to say, it was insane. I was really pissed that Maiden got treated this way. I wanted to enjoy their set and instead got drama from egg throwing and songs cut short by someone pulling the power. Bruce was obviously pissed and the rest of the band seemed a little irritated. It showed in their playing too because some of the songs were sloppy, but of course you couldn't blame them given the situation."

    Sharon Osbourne later made an official statement regarding the incident:
    "Iron Maiden were chosen for the Ozzfest tour because the Ozzfest committee felt they were a good band, plus the fact that they had not done shows in the U.S. for some time. From day one, Bruce Dickinson started berating Ozzy and belittling the Ozzfest audience. He stated he 'didn’t need a reality show to give him credibility'; 'We're not just some f*cking reunion band'; and continuously complained about the sound system, saying that when he comes back to America he'll have a better one. I understand he hasn't toured in the these size venues in a while and no longer understands the political structure of things. Out of 200-plus bands over the last 10 years, he has been the only person who hasn't had the Ozzfest spirit. He thought he was at a battle of the bands, always making other comments about the other artists.

    "Might I say, the rest of the band are gentlemen and have a great professional attitude. The crew are absolutely great. But how sad it was, after 10 years, that this little man tried to ruin it for everyone. The bands of Ozzfest don't even look at Ozzfest as touring, but as its heavy metal summer camp. Bruce is in fact a jealous prick and very envious. None of his tirades were directed at Sabbath, only Ozzy. Steve Harris [Iron Maiden's bassist] personally came to Ozzy in San Bernardino and apologized for Bruce's behavior this summer, stating that he and the rest of the band were 'embarrassed' by their own singer. It also offended me every night how he took out the English flag in America. There are American boys going to war alongside the English boys every day. How dare he forget the American troops on their home turf? He has had no respect for the American audience he has been playing for, stating in an interview, 'When you do the 'hits' tour here [in the U.S.], the audience is smug, and there's a sense of self-satisfaction, like, 'We got what we wanted…I'm looking at an audience that is self-satisfied and happy and fat, and getting what it wants and isn't prepared to get off its ass..'

  • As we reported last week Frankenstein Drag Queens are set to release a Boxset, last night (20th Aug) in Greensboro, NC, the Drag Queens played a return show in full dresses and make-up, aparently playing new songs along with old classics, the line-up was, Wednesday 13 (Vocals/Guitar), Abby Normal (Bass) & Sicko Zero (Drums). You can view a picture from the show here, the possibility of a tour is being discussed for early 2006.. the Frankenstein Drag Queens official site will soon re-opened.

  • Ozzy Osbourne is looking for a guitar player to write his next studio album with. All interested parties should send a package showcasing their guitar skills to:

    Ozzy Osbourne Guitar Player
    P.O. Box 5249
    Beverly Hills, CA 90209
  • is reporting that religious groups in Croatia are up in arms over the imminent arrival of shock-rocker Marilyn Manson for a concert.

    But rallying to the banner of free speech and perhaps a little shock-value of his own, Manson has found one unlikely defender — a Catholic priest.

    "How could Manson turn young people into satanists and drug-addicts in the two hours of his act," daily newspaper Vjesnik quoted priest Anton Bobas as saying.

    Bobas, who leads a heavy-metal band of his own called Glasnici Nade (Messengers of Hope), says most of Manson’s critics have never heard his songs or seen him perform.

    The lone priest finds himself fighting a rearguard action against Christian groups from the Istrian peninsula ahead of the concert on August 22 in the northern Adriatic town of Pula.

    Protestant organisation Oaza wants the concert banned, while seven Catholic priests offered to pay damages to the organisers if the concert was cancelled, arguing the band's lyrics and image promote satanism, drug-use and violence.

    Bobas said the best concert he ever attended was seeing Manson live in Hamburg, Germany, three years ago.

    But even Bobas tempers his support.

    Despite the music, Manson was a rather dark persona and he would not recommend anyone — especially young people — to attend the concert, he said.

  • Keri Kelli is filling in temporarily for Skid Row guitarist Snake Sabo who is carrying a hand injury at present and is unable to tour, as Keri is touring with Skid Row this will mean a delay for the new Big Bang Babies CD.

  • Steven Adler and Tracii Guns will be playing shows in Asia later this month. The band is called "Guns N' Roses Revisited" and features, in addition to Steven and Tracii, Sheldon Mandrake of Love Planet (Lead Vocals), Keri Kelli of Adler's Appetite
    (Rhythm Guitar) and Robbie Crane (Bass). Sheldon is recording the debut album for his solo project Love Planet later in the year after recently signing a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. In addition to Steven Adler also being a member of Love Planet, the album will feature some very special guest appearances. The dates are:

    JAKARTA, 24 August 2005 @ Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta
    MALANG, 26 August 2005 @ Velodrome / Stadion Gajayana Malang
    BALI, 28 August 2005 (A Mild Live Soundrenaline) @ Pulau Serangan, Bali
    YOGYAKARTA, 30 August 2005 @ Stadion Mandala Krida, Yogyakarta
    MEDAN, 1 September 2005 @ Selecta Royal Ballroom Lt. 5, Medan
    SINGAPORE, 3 September 2005 @ Singapore Expo
    MANILA (Philippines), 5 September 2005 @ Araneta Colliseum

  • Frankenstein Drag Queens are set to release a box set called “The Little Box Of Horrors” later this year, This box set will include all of the original releases including the debut album The Late, Late, Late Show. Each album will be remastered with extra unreleased bonus tracks. For those not in the know, Frankenstein Drag Queens were Wednesday 13's band before Murderdolls. (Check out the bio for more info on them).

  • Perris Records have signed Vain to release their new album “On the Line" in the USA, Perris Records stated “Davy and the Band have completed the finishing touches on their new CD, "On the Line". The new CD features ten new scorching tracks produced and recorded by Davy and the Band. "This new CD encompasses all of the elements that fans have grown to expect from Vain's music: Pure, raw energy, emotion and attitude," says Jamie Scott."

  • Music Video Distributors has just released the "Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star" DVD, described as "the first-ever documentary to reveal the true story of Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose's life and career from his earliest days growing up in Lafayette, Indiana, through his escape from abuse and neglect via music and onto his incredible success with Guns N' Roses." The film continues by documenting Axl's more recent activities including the recording of his eagerly awaited "Chinese Democracy" album. Interviews feature insights from guitarist Chris Weber (a member of U.P.O. and a former bandmate of Rose from from his pre-GN'R group, Hollywood Rose), former manager Vicky Hamilton, Skip Sailor, photographer Robert John, and more.

    Copies of the "Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star" DVD can now be ordered from

  • According to Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel their previously announced appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" because the group's drummer, Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N' Roses), recently broke his wrist in a water-skiing accident.

    Velvet Revolver were expected to perform their new song, "Come On, Come In", live for the first time ever on the "Kimmel" show airing this coming Monday night, August 8.

July 2005

  • Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee revealed during an appearance on the "Rockline" radio show earlier this week that the Crüe will support The Rolling Stones at four shows late summer. Among the cities tentatively scheduled to feature the Crüe are Chicago, Portland and Seattle. No further information is currently available.

  • Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is in talks with guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley Band) about getting together next month to write new material, possibly for a movie soundtrack. More information will be made available soon.

  • The Wildhearts are set to film a DVD at the In The Castle 2005 Festival on September 17th a Scarborough Castle, UK. The Wildhearts will be appearing with their classic lineup; Ginger, CJ, Danny and Ritch.

    Terrorvision will also be playing, many more bands will be, added "The bands we are approaching are all favorites of the fans," promises Ginger, "so the day will be the last word in entertainment. Trust us, this will be worth attending."

    Sweden’s Backyard Babies are rumoured to be playing the event.

  • Swedish band Hardcore Superstar have RETURNED with a new single “Wild Boys” and a self-titled album is set to follow this October. You can listen to their new single at this location.

  • The Napoleon Blownaparts posted this following message to their fans:

    Hey fans there has been allot of stuff going on and some rumors about Ajax being arrested again, Eric joining Faster Pussycat as a permanent member, a new Murderdolls record and Blownaparts drummer Jesse Mendez playing in a new band with former Metallica bassist Jason Newstead. I received a phone call from Ajax he told me that he could clear some things up. One the record is coming along smoothly and that fans should not stress because he promised a cool rock n' roll record and he will deliver.

    Secondly he also cleared up some rumors. Ajax said that on January 1 2005 he was arrested and released while driving under the influence of a controlled substance and that he is dealing with legal issues right now and that he hopes to have everything behind him ASAP. Ajax told me that Eric has not mentioned anything at all to him about Eric joining Faster Pussycat and that that is news to him. Ajax also said that Eric is his friend and that he supports anything Griffin does. The singer also said that no Murderdolls record to his knowledge is being planned either. Ajax confirmed that Blownaparts drummer Jesse Mendez has in fact been jamming with former Metallica bass player Jason Newstead but that Jesse is not quitting The Napoleon Blownaparts and is only jamming with Newstead as friends. At the end of our conversation Ajax also promised a press release to his fans ASAP to officially clear up and set the record straight. I will make sure to keep you all posted. Hope this has helped.”

  • Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash will be a guest on Alice Cooper’s radio show “Nights With Alice Cooper”, the show will air Wednesday, July 13th. Slash and Alice go WAY back to GNR's first tour, and Slash has even played on some of Alice's records, so listen as the two friends tell some great stories you won't hear anywhere else!"comments the radio show’s site.. for more information on times, etc. check out

  • Mötley Crüe’s double-disc, "Red, White & Crüe", was officially certified platinum in June by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies (multi-disc albums get counted once for each disc within the album; regular platinum certification occurs at 1 million copies). "Red, White & Crüe" has sold 388,391 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    Even though "Red, White & Crüe" was not officially certified platinum until last month, Mötley Crüe were presented with their platinum awards back on March 23 — less than two months after the album's release.. prior to their performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

  • Cinderella drummer Fred Coury recently spoke in an interview with about how his band — one of the biggest rock acts of the late '80s — was seemingly wiped-out by the grunge explosion of the early '90s.

    "I'll tell you about the Kurt Cobain [(Nirvana) thing, he knew what he was doing," Coury said. "I mean, if you don't want the fame, don't go on tour, don't go on MTV, and if you don't want the money, there are plenty of kids out there with cancer that do need it. I mean, to blow your brains out in your 10,000-square-foot mansion is ridiculous. He should have been in a small, one-bedroom apartment and should have given all his money to cancer research. So I don't buy any of it — I don't buy any of that crap. It's a total farce that they didn't want the fame."

    Cinderella are currently touring the U.S as part of the Rock Never Stops 2005 tour, also featuring RATT, Quiet Riot and Firehouse.

  • Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth is rumored to be replacing Howard Stern as Infinity Broadcasting's next radio star after The King Of All Media winds down his run on terrestrial radio. The Roth rumor, which has legs, was started by a report from Steppin' Out magazine's Chaunce Hayden.

    In an online post, Hayden wrote: "Howard Stern's successor has been found! It's none other than '80s rocker David Lee Roth. Infinity Broadcasting isn't commenting and Roth has been asked to keep mum until it's officially announced. But an inside source at Infinity has confirmed the signing. Roth auditioned for the job both in L.A. and Boston and got very positive feed back from listeners. Roth has been running ads in trade publications looking for a producer 'For a HUGE radio show.' Roth is said to be taking over for Stern in early September, three months before the shock jocks contract is due to expire."

    When reached last night (July 6) about this report, Infinity VP of Communications Karen Mateo told FMQB the company was "looking at a number of personalities to replace Howard" and added there was not an announcement pending. A call by FMQB to Roth's management has gone unreturned.

    The Roth rumor could fit though. Diamond Dave has done a couple stints at Infinity outlets WZLX/Boston and KLSX/Los Angeles. If the rumor comes to fruition, it remains to be seen what stations Roth would pick up, as Infinity chairman and CEO Joel Hollander has stated that numerous personalities would likely replace Stern across his current affiliates.

  • CRASHDÏET, the band with the best hair in Sweden have uploaded their second video for their new single, "Knokk 'Em Down", at The video was shot in April with director Kempe Bergman.

    CRASHDÏET recently signed a deal with Universal Music, Stockholm Records and Ten Production and are currently recording material for their full-length debut, due out later in the year.

  • Peppermint Creeps are no longer part of Pretty Boy Floyd, the band issued this message to fans...

    "Just to let everyone know, contrary to what we were initially told by the "agency" (LOL) booking this "tour" to entice us into agreeing to do it, we got a shitty little message on our voicemail rudely advising us that we were not "wanted on the tour" by a "certain someone", so we will not be playing as PEPPERMINT CREEPS on the tour .. SO as a RESULT, WE (Peppermint Creeps) have chosen NOT to participate in this "tour" playing as "PRETTY BOY FLOYD" either.

    We WILL NOT be there in any shape, way, or form. Sorry to those of you who were looking forward to seeing us. From this point on Eddie, Macy, and Traci have decided to concentrate on PEPPERMINT CREEPS exclusivly. We are not now, nor will we be a part of any "future endeavors".

    We saved the little voicemail and will upload it as an MP3 for download for all to hear if the story tries to get "spun around" on us. Once again Sorry to the fans for having to deal with petty jealous bullshit.

    Eddie, Traci, Macy, Robbie

    .. Steve “Sex” Summers, was quoted as saying,“Pretty Boy Floyd will be supporting Faster Pussycat on their up coming short Midwest run. The Peppermint Creeps will not be involved but I wish them the very best."

  • The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) recently updated their list of top-selling music artists in the United States. Some relevant hard rock bands sales are below (sales total in millions)...

    3: Led Zeppelin 107.5
    10: AC/DC 66
    11: Aerosmith 65.5
    18: Metallica 57
    19: Van Halen 56.5
    38: Guns N' Roses 36.5
    45: Def Leppard 33
    50: Queen 31.5
    59: Ozzy Osbourne 28.3
    72: Nirvana 25
    84: Mötley Crüe 22.5
    102: Jimi Hendrix 20.5
    109: KISS 19
    152: Black Sabbath 15
    162: Ted Nugent 14
    181: Poison 13
    197: Whitesnake 12
    219: Scorpions 10.5

  • Perris Records have released the track list for the forthcoming Big Bang Babies album. Songs featured are as follows; 1. Anytime
    2. Ill Turn Around
    3. I'm OK
    4. Yesterdays
    5. I Need You (Kinks)
    6. Sweet 16
    7. Fast
    8. Free
    9. Dreamin'
    10. Don't Believe A Word (Lizzy)
    11. Breanne
    12. Not Always Around
    13. Alison (Costello)

    Keri should be wrapping up the recording in this month

June 2005

  • The Graveyard Boulevard have launched a new website, fans of old school Shock Rock such as KISS, GWAR, W.A.S.P., etc, should visit and download the MP3’s.

  • Jizzy Pearl (RATT, Love/Hate) will be releasing a new solo album “Vegas Must Die”, on 19th July.

    The album features the guitar work of former Salty Dog guitarist Pete Reveen, with production and musical help from Great White alumnus Michael Lardie.

  • Mötley Crüe are among those set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, it was announced Friday (24th June)

    "Each name on this list will bring much happiness to our residents and tourists from around the world. Their installation ceremonies and permanent memorialising on the Walk of Fame will generate excitement for all visiting this iconic landmark," stated Hollywood Walk Of Fame chairman Johnny Grant.

  • Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has decided to leave Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR to spend more time with his family, Snider commented on his departure from the radio show, “It kills me to have to give that up”, Dee’s last broadcast will be on Friday.

  • The Darkness have named Richie Edwards as their new bass player following Frankie Poulain’s departure. Edwards has toured the past two years as the bands guitar technician.

  • Peppermint Creeps, 2005 US Tour kicks off tomorrow, here are the dates:
    June 16th: Union Station – 2419 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs CO 80909
    June 17th: 9th Street Basement - 227 N 9th St, Lincoln NE 68508
    June 18th: IROCK - 16350 Harper Ave, Detroit MI 48224
    June 19th: Don Hills - 511 Greenwich St, NYC NY
    June 23rd: Legends – 740 N 5th St, Fremont OH 43420
    June 24th: 1 Block East - 11802 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City MO 64134
    June 25th: Imperial Inn "Hideaway Lounge" - 100 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City SD
    June 26th: Iliff Park Saloon - 2300 S Chambers Rd, Aurora CO

  • Download Festival 2005 kicked off today, the English rock festival held over three days at the infamous Castle Donnington, former home of "The Monsters Of Rock" festival,  we recommend watching the following bands; Megadeth, Wednesday 13, Billy Idol, Lordi, Fozzy, Crashdiet, Slunt, Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, HIM, Anthrax, Towers Of London, System Of A Down, Slipknot, Slayer, Society 1 & Motorhead.

  • Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has accepted a challenge set by Henning Pauly, the man behind the Frameshift progressive rock project to spend two days in the studio writing and producing a new song that is musically similar to Frameshift’sAbsence Of Empathy” album, on which Bach claims he wasn’t properly credited for writing contributions. For Sebastian's full unedited reply, check out the article at Blabbermouth.

  • Tuff have been confirmed for the fifth annual Crüefest, set to take place July 30th at the infamous Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, California.

    Tuff played the first ever Crüefest in 2001. Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle headlines the show last year with Mötley Priest.

    Also set to appear at this year’s festival are, Six, Vains Of Jenna, Trashlight Vision (Featuring Acey Slade of the Murderdolls), The Erotics, Rock & Roll Junkies (Featuring Vince Neil’s son Neil Wharton) and many more!

    Tickets cost $30.00, to purchase tickets and arrange travel plans visit Crüefest

  • Twisted Sister have dropped out of Demolition Ball 2005, which will be held on the 26th June, at the Newcastle Metro Arena in Newcastle, England. Their replacements will be Hanoi Rocks.Demolition Ball organizers commented: "Scheduling difficulties to fly the band from their German show (Bang Your Head festival) the previous night in time to perform at the Demolition Ball have unfortunately proved impossible to resolve. We and the band have tried every possible way to make this happen, but to no avail."

    Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French added: "The logistics became the issue because of the flights to get there and the exorbitant cost of renting a private jet large enough to fit everyone. The ever shrinking dollar played a very real role in this. Losing money is not in the game plan as we play very few shows each year. When we agreed to do this, we were told that the costs could be contained so that it made sense. We never like to do this but since we will be back in November we made this very tough decision."

  • Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler (Now of Adler’s Appetite) has spoken to about his former band mate Axl Rose.

    Adler said; "Axl ruins it not for himself and for the rest of us (Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven) but he ruins it for the fans. We all know he is great but he has his moments, well lots of moments... he's a jackass basically, a fucking weirdo, and he can kiss my ass"... Steven went on to talk about Chinese Democracy saying "If he puts it out he thinks he'll sell 20 million copies. Well, maybe he's lucky if he goes gold. There's no hits on it, it's crap."

    Although, Steven Adler has not ruled out a Guns N’ Roses reunion with the original line-up, on one condition; "I have to punch (Axl Rose) in the face. I have to get one good shot at him first. The fucker has wasted so much of my time, so much of people's times."

  • Mötley Crüe have confirmed 5 shows for a tour in Japan later this year. The confirmed dates are..

    Nov. 19 – Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena
    Nov. 20 - Tokyo, JPN - Saitama Super Arena
    Nov. 21 - Hiroshima, JPN - Sunplaza
    Nov. 23 - Osaka, JPN - Jo Hall
    Nov. 25 - Nagoya, JPN - Aichi Taikukan

May 2005

  • Ginger Wildheart has posted a revealing diary on his website, covering subjects such as; his split from Brides Of Destruction, the demise of the Wildhearts, and his personal battle with Heroin. For the story check out the link below. Ginger Wildheart Diary 

  • The Darkness have parted ways with pirate bassist, Frankie Poullian, due to “musical differences”, a statement issued by the Darkness reported; "With immediate effect, bass player, Frankie Poullain, is no longer a member of The Darkness. Remaining members have cited musical differences as the reason for his departure. A replacement will be announced within coming months.” .. the band are currently working on their follow-up to debut album Permission To Land.

  • Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls) has pulled out of this summers "American Metal Blast" tour. Which features W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns and Stephen Pearcy (Ratt).
    Wed 13 posted the following on his offical site, “This decision has nothing to do with the artists involved, for we have much respect for them, and wish the circumstances were different....Our reasons for this are plainly and purely business related, coming from the side you guys never see (or want to see for that matter)...We will resume the 'From Here to Horrorwood US Tour Pt. 2' later this year and will make up for these cancellations."

  • It has been reported that John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream, Union) WILL be touring with RATT this summer as guitarist, while Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate) handles vocal duties.

  • Do you want Undercover Slut to play your club this August? Of course you do!.. For Details/Booking Information email (Subject: UCS 3rd U.S. Tour)

  • It is rumoured that new Alice Cooper album "Dirty Diamonds", will be released in the U.S. sometime in early August on New West Records.

  • Rob Zombie has commented on concerning his 3rd album. Zombie said; "It's very raw and very live". The album will feature Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and Wes Borland.. So far Zombie has worked up 25 songs for the album, he is set to return to the studio after this summer’s Ozzfest.

  • Twisted Sister have posted a 13 minute video clip of them performing live in Oulu Finland, Dee and the boys performed an exclusive show at the brand new venue owned by ice hockey star Janne Niinimaa. Twisted Sister Clip

  • Cinderella performed an unplugged set of Cinderella favourites for VH1 Classics acoustic show a couple of days ago (May 7th) in New York, we will keep you updated as to when the show will be aired.

  • Warrant Update from their official site:"This month (May), we will put the finishing touches on the new Warrant CD. We decided to call it 'Born Again'. It should be in stores sometime this summer. We will keep you posted here at Warrant headquarters. Tour dates are coming in fast and we hope to hit as many cities, states, and rockin' sons a bitches that we can find... so get ready for a Warrant summer." The new album will feature former Black N’ Blue vocalist Jaime St. James. 

  • Ozzy Osbourne was given the all-clear for Parkison's disease in 2003, after he complained his tremors were "practically destroying his life".

    The Black Sabbath singer presumed the shakes were a result of drug use, until doctors recently told him he has inherited the condition from his relatives.

    Ozzy said, "I'd always assumed it was the booze and stuff. Now I've found it all stems from the family. It's called Parkin but it's not Parkinson's. Anything to do with the central nervous system has the word Parkin in it".

  •  Hollywood Rocks, the audio companion to the book, release party presented by Deadline Music, will be at the Key Club, Sunset Blvd on the 22nd June, 7pm till 2am... Scheduled Performers Include: Blackboard Jungle (Reunion), Jetboy (Reunion), Fizzy Bangers (Reunion), Zeros (Reunion), Spiders And Snakes, London (Reunion) & Odin (Reunion), this special event will features, some of the most beloved sunset strip acts reunited for one night only to celebrate the official record release party.
    Hollywood Rocks! The Audio Companion” will be released June 21st, and will feature 80 tracks (over 5 hours) of music from legendary sunset strip bands.

  •  Perris Records News: Perris Records have signed Big Bang Babies, the band will be back with a new studio album, “Featuring Keri Kelli (Ratt, Warrant, Vince Neil, PBF). This will be the most anticipated glam release this year.”

    Hollywood Hairspray 4, is completed and is in production for a late May release. Featuring Tigertailz with Kim Hooker (UK), Midnight Circus (USA), Cosmic Ballroom (Sweden) Enemies SWE (Sweden), Baby Ruth (Italy), Teenage Casket Company (UK), The New Romantics (USA), United Enemies (Sweden) and many more.

  • L.A. Guns have started recording their new album (May 2nd), songs set to appear are “Vampire”, “Gypsy Soul”, “Shout Out The Night Electric”, “Skin” & “Hollywood’s Burning”. The album will be the bands first original material with new guitarist Stacy Blades, following L.A. Guns cover album “Rips Off The Covers”.

  • Poison frontman Bret Michaels has announced the following dates for his solo tour;
    May 27 Am South Amphitheater W/ Lynyrd Skynyrd Nashville, TN

    May 28 - The Warehouse at GoodFella's; Pottsville, PA

    May 29 – Taste of Cincinnati (Downtown Cincinnati) – Cincinnati, OH

    The dates for later months will be announced at a later date.

  • Sebastian Bach is in legal disputes concerning "incorrect" credits on new Frameshift album, for Baz' full rant visit..

  • Yes that’s right, Electra Kill's debut album "The Death Of Venus 292", is out today (We interviewed R.S. Saidso yesterday) so go pick up a copy!

  • Stephanie Opal Weinstein, former wife of Philip Anselmo, is auctioning several pieces of Pantera memorabilia on eBay, including items of clothing worn by the former Pantera frontman. Stephanie was quoted as saying; "To all of you who question my motives for putting items on eBay — RELAX — these are things that will mean more to you than me. I simply am keeping those possessions and memories that I wanted. There's nothing more to it. Thanks & enjoy!" Ebay Auction

  • Brides Of Destruction have completed recording on their second album “13 Acres”, mixing begins today (1st May), and should be released in the summer.

    Tracii Guns said, "This record overall is a lot heavier than I expected musically, and I think that London, without taking a ton of direction from 'outside sources,' sounds stunningly amazing and original, except on 'So Long', which Scot Coogan sings. More so than our first record we were able to really take everybody in the band's collective influences and explode through with a solid identity and a healthy dose of adrenaline that will make this an excellent record to get speeding tickets to while listening in your vehicle."

    The setlist for the new album is as follows;
    1. White Trash
    2. Dead Man's Ruin
    3. Blown Away
    4. Brothers
    5. So Long
    6. Porcelain Queen
    7. Never Say Never
    8. Tunnel of Love
    9. White Horse
    10. Lord of the Mind
    11. Next Time Around
    12. Criminal
    13. Dimes from Heaven

April 2005

  • Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil and T.J. Martell Foundation present an eBay auction where the winner and three guests will get to play golf at the invite-only 9th annual Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament at the Malibu Country Club in Malibu, CA. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the T.J. Martell Foundation to fund research into cures and treatments of leukemia, cancer and AIDS in the USA.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks will be provided and plentiful all day. Each person in the winning foursome will get the limited edition player bag filled with tons of great stuff and lots of freebies.

  • Twisted Sister have completed work on a DVD, acording to Twisted Sisters official site, this is a taste of what the DVD will be like, "It is laid out such that it weaves a very delicate and intricate tale that follows the TS story starting at the beginning of the end, to the reunion, and back to where they are now, still giving us everything they have four years after the NY Steel show".. the DVD will be a DVD plus, which means its a DVD one one side, and a CD on the other. It will be available to be from Jun 28th.

  • Stevie Rachelle (Tuff) has hit out at Jani Lane (Former Warrant), following an interview Lane did with Metal Sludge, the basic message was... "Hey Jani, be happy, you lived that dream for many years. Most of us can only fantasize about that side. Now it seems that you may have joined us on the ‘reality’ side. Come on in! There is plenty of room.".. for the full long winded story, check out.. Full Story

  • Former Warrant vocalist Jani Lane, has signed up to the next VH1 Celebrity Fit Club, the show will also feature Bam Margera's Dad, Phil Margera.

  • Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, still fighting for the kids in 2005... Senior Greg Miller Jr. of Hamburg, Pennsylvania wanted his band to enter the high school talent show, but the school banned rock acts from using electric instruments at the show, everything had to be unplugged, Greg started a petition for electric guitars and amps to be used at the show... Dee Snider, heard about the strugle and joined the ranks. Dee used his radio show and criticzed the schools actions repeatedly, "I had an opportunity, I had a microphone and I could make noise and I could help raise some hell, and why not?" Snider said..... the school eventually backed down and reversed the decision, Miller and his band had decided before Dee joined their fight to cover Twisted Sister hit "We're Not Gonna Take It"... Snider even joined the band on stage, the talent show raised $1,500 which is to be donated to fourth-grader, Codey Smith, a child who is battling leukemia.

  • Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and wife Lia are set to feature on MTV "Cribs", although this is likely a shameless advert for the Crüe's latest tour, the show should be interesting viewing.

  • American Head Charge guitarist, Bryan Ottoson, found dead in bunk, it has been speculated that he died from an overdose of sorts, there is yet to be an official word on the tragedy, R.I.P. Bryan, and condolences to his band, family, friends and fans.

  • New, Vains Of Jenna track, "Noone's Gonna Do It For You", If you haven't heard this band yet, now is the perfect opportunity, Vains Of Jenna - Noone

  • Sad news, former Tuff  Bassist Danny Wilder dies, according to Tuff vocalist, Stevie Rachelle, "He OD'd, and it looks like it was heroin", R.I.P. and condolences to all of Danny's family and friends.

  • Tigertailz are set to play their first live show in 10 years, with Twisted Sister, Sebastian Bach, plus others at Demolition Ball 2005, 26th of June in Newcastle Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK! Demolition Records

  • Swedish band CRASHDÏET, are to release their second single "Knock Em' Down", in early May, the band are currently filming a video for the song.

  • Hanoi Rocks - Another Hostile Takeover has debuted at #5 in the Finnish charts, the album is set to be released in the UK (May 7th) & USA (Sometime in May), if you can't wait that long, check out the merchandise section of 

  • Wednesday 13 - album Transylvania 90210 hits the shelves today, be sure to pick up a copy from your local music store, this will deffinetly be a strong contender for album of the year, enjoy!.

  • Faster Pussycat are set to tour the USA & Europe, with Eric Griffin of Murderdolls, Brent Muscat was unable to make the trip, reasons unknown.. for tour dates/citys check out. Pussycat Dates

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