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JUDAS PRIEST To Embark On Japanese Tour In Late April/Early May

JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support ...

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KISS EXPO In Indianapolis: Details Revealed

According to KissOnline.com, the Indy KISS Expo has been confirmed and this year's Expo will be a two-day event taking place Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Saturday's Expo will feature special guest KISS drummer Eric Singer who will perform live in concert with Eric Dover (ALIVE COOPER) and Stefan Adika (DEE DEE RAMONE). ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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GLENN TIPTON: 'Angel Of Retribution' Is 'Classic JUDAS PRIEST'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton has told Launch Radio Networks that despite nearly a decade-and-a-half apart, the group's writing process for the upcoming CD, "Angel of Retribution", was not forced in any way. "We've obviously evolved, but one of the things we said to ourselves on this album is we're not gonna try too hard ...

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BRUCE KULICK Shoots Down MICK MARS Replacement Rumors

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is the latest musician to deny that he has been approached by MÖTLEY CRÜE to replace Mick Mars during the group's upcoming tour. Mars, 53, who suffers from the chronic degenerative illness ankylosing spondylitis, has been recovering after hip-replacement surgery last October. One of Sweden's biggest daily newspapers, Expressen,

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STARWOOD Bassist Issues Update

STARWOOD/GEORGE LYNCH bassist Marten Andersson has issued the following update: "Last year had some really good highlights for me, the STARWOOD album came out and we got the live show off the ground. I also had a lot of fun touring with GEORGE LYNCH among other things. Of course there was also some crappy stuff ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Showing Growth On New Music

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the new JUDAS PRIEST single "Revolution" is out now, and it showcases the return of vocalist Rob Halford to the band. It also shows how the band has grown musically over the course of their career. Lead guitarist K.K. Downing said there are a couple of reasons why JUDAS ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More Details About 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary Revealed

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, IronMaiden.com, has revealed more information about "Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson", the documentary series about airplanes hosted by MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson that is scheduled to begin airing next week. A posting on the web site reads as follows: "'Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson', premiering on U.K. Discovery ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Receive DualDisc Release

According to MusicTap.net, Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc for the band's upcoming "Angel of Retribution" title. It is scheduled for March 1 and coinciding with the release of the CD. Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced ...

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WINTERS BANE Recording Guitar Tracks For New CD

Lou St. Paul is currently recording the guitar tracks for the new WINTERS BANE album with Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR guitarist) engineering and producing the sessions at his studio in Akron, Ohio. In February, singer Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL TOWER) will be flying in from Stuttgart, Germany to record his vocals, joining Lou at Curran's ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Signature Guitar Goes Up For Auction On EBAY

A limited-edition, collectible 2004 ESP Dave Mustaine Signature Series Electric Guitar signed by more than 30 music superstars was put up for auction on eBay today to benefit The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in schools across the country. The guitar was signed by each music superstar live on ...

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UNION Schedule Warm-Up Concert In California

UNION, the late '90s group formed by Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS) and John Corabi (CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) along with Brent Fitz and Jamie Hunting, will play one U.S. warm-up show (Friday, January 14 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California) prior to their upcoming Japanese tour. Filling in for Brent Fitz will be KISS ...

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Retrospective For METALLICA Filmmakers Set

IFCTV.com is reporting that starting on Thursday, January 13, the Two Boots Pioneer Theater in New York will host the first-ever retrospective of films by Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger, co-directors of the acclaimed 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". The talented duo began their collaboration with "Brother's Keeper" in 1992, documenting ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer's 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary To Begin Airing This Month

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's documentary series about airplanes, entitled "Flying Heavy Metal", will begin airing on Wednesday, January 19 on the Discovery Channel, according to DemonsZone.com. The series, which was produced by the U.K.-based Ricochet production company, is described on the Ricochet web site as follows: "IRON MAIDEN rock legend and professional ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: European Tour Dates Added

JUDAS PRIEST have added the following dates to their European itinerary: Apr. 08 – Vienna, AUT @ Bank Halle Apr. 10 - Milan, ITA @ Mazdapalace Apr. 12 - Madrid, SPA @ Vistalegre Bullring Apr. 13 - Lisbon, POR @ Atlantico Pavillion Apr. 14 - La Coruna, SPA @ Coliseo Apr. 16 - San Sebastian, ...

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Former THOTEN Frontman Reveals Solo Band Touring Lineup

Former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy has selected the musicians that will accompany him on the road in support of his upcoming solo effort, "Execution", tentatively due later this year. Joining Tribuzy in the group are his former bandmate Frank Schieber (guitar), Gustavo Silvera (who recorded the rhythm guitars on the album), Ivan Guilhon (bass) and ...

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