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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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RUSH: New Tribute Album In The Works?

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that there have been more rumblings of one or more RUSH tribute albums in the works. Over two years ago guitarist Vinnie Moore's (UFO) web site announced that "Vinnie is recording tracks in his studio for a RUSH tribute CD that will be released by Magna ...

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NIGHTSHADE Begin Work On Sophomore Album

Swiss "electro dark metal" band NIGHTSHADE have entered Soundlake Studios in Lausanne to begin work on their sophomore full-length effort, tentatively due in the spring. 10 songs are currently being produced by Patrick Aeby and Dom, who have previously worked with the legendary Swiss hard rock act KROKUS. Mixing will likely take place at Silvercloud ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Posted Online!

German Rob Halford fan site RobHalford.de has posted a radio-broadcast-quality MP3 of the new JUDAS PRIEST single "Revolution" at this location (zip file, 4.1 MB). "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band ...

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UNION: KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER To The Rescue

The following update has been posted at the official web site of former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick: "[UNION drummer] Brent Fitz unexpectedly had to drop out of the Japanese KISS Expo. Seems Brent has a great opportunity to tour Canada and won't be able to drum with UNION. Bruce made a few calls and none ...

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AT VANCE: Studio Drummer Announced

German metal act AT VANCE have announced that the drum tracks on their new album are being laid down by Franco Zuccaroli (JACK BRUCE, ULI JOHN ROTH, DON AIREY). The drummer slot is still open for the group's upcoming tour with BRAINSTORM, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-April. Interested parties can submit an ...

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AGENT STEEL: Complete Songwriting For New CD

AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished. "We'll be giving you 11 ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Offers Update On Recent Activities

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has posted the following message on his official web site: "Early October I hit the road with Steven Adler from GUNS N' ROSES and his ultimate party band. I also spent a good portion of October working on art-related projects, one of which was for a female vocalist named Stefana. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Single Set To Go To Radio In Early January

JUDAS PRIEST's new single, "Revolution", is scheduled to go for radio adds on January 3. "Revolution" is the first single off the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's singer Rob Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's HALFORD: 'The Band Is Firing On All Cylinders Now'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing spoke to Billboard.com earlier this week about the group's upcoming studio album, "Angel of Retribution", due March 1 via Epic. It's Halford's first album with the band since 1990's "Painkiller" and was produced by Roy Z, who has previously worked on solo albums from HALFORD ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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METALLICA: 'Monster' Filmmaker Discusses New Book

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger, co-creator of the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to MTV.com about his decision to write a book about his experience working on the movie. "This Monster Lives", co-written with Greg Milner, analyzes the ethical and creative quandaries Berlinger and partner Bruce Sinofsky encountered, including whether the presence of their ...

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Former ALICE COOPER Guitarist Recording New Solo Album

Michael Bruce, former guitarist and chief songwriter for the original ALICE COOPER GROUP, is currently in the studio recording a new solo album. Bruce, who penned such classic COOPER hits as "I'm Eighteen", "No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Be My Lover" and "School's Out", promises that his new CD will "contain all the elements that ...

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KISS: Exclusive KISSWORLD Items Detailed

KISS' official web site has been updated with the following message regarding the first official KISS store, KissWorld, set to open in Melbourne, Australia in early 2005: "We are starting to add on more KISS collectibles exclusive to KissWorld and few rarer are Paul Stanley's actual played on stage guitars from the Farewell Tour 2000/2001!! ...

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METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD Bonus Features Detailed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster". Among the more than seven hours of bonus features on the disc are 28 additional scenes, including footage of METALLICA's collaboration with hip hop artist JA RULE and live scenes from the Fillmore shows; festivals and ...

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KISS ARMY NORWAY To Release 'Historic' KISS Tribute Album Next Year

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment will release a tribute album next year featuring chart-topping and award-winning bands from Norway performing their favourite KISS songs. Ken Kelly, who did the legendary paintings for the "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" albums, has painted his third KISS cover for this tribute CD. KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick salutes ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Tape Commemorative DVD At CD Release Party

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the former HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will celebrate the release of their debut album, "Metal For Life", at the Cup Complex (1140 E. Elizabeth Ave) in Linden, NJ. The party, which is scheduled to take ...

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