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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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Filmmakers: METALLICA Are Incredible Risk Takers

METALLICA documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky recently spoke to U-Wire.com about the band's decision to spend $4 million of their own money to make a film that's some fans may feel make METALLICA seem like selfish whiners who do nothing but bicker and bitch at one another. "These guys are risk takers. Always ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Appear On Upcoming KISS Tribute Album

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be collaborating with Norwegian glam-rockers WIG WAM on a new version of the KISS classic "I Was Made For Loving You" for KISS Army Norway's upcoming tribute album, tentatively due this summer. "We have the intention of making the ultimate version of the song with an extended guitar solo ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again), World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first to be officially certified by Simmons as ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Two DVDs On The Way

According to MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson announced during an appearance on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" that bassist Steve Harris would shortly begin work on a "Dance of Death Tour" DVD. In addition, Bruce mentioned that he would be releasing a solo "Best Of" DVD (including live footage) sometime before the end of the year. ...

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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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Ex-MSG Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Schedules Solo Concert

Former MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Robin McAuley will be performing a solo show on Friday, April 30 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. Robin will be performing songs from MSG, GRAND PRIX, UFO and his solo career. Also appearing will be RINGSIDE, DISPOSABLE YOUTH and A.D.D. For additional information, call (818) 342-1563. As previously reported, ...

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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Asshole' Running Order, Japanese Bonus Tracks Revealed

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has revealed the final running order of the songs set to appear on his much-anticipated new solo album, "Asshole", due on May 18 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. It is as follows: 01. Sweet And Dirty Love (Simmons) 02. Firestarter (Prodigy) 03. Weapons (Simmons) 04. Waiting For The Morning Light (Simmons/Dylan) ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK To Tour Scandinavia

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour in April. In addition, he will be appearing at the KISS Expo in Stockholm on April 10. Bruce will be performing a set like the one he played on his recent Australian tour, including solo material from "Audiodog" and "Transformer", and KISS songs ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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UPDATED: RANDY RHOADS' ROCKWALK Induction Marred By Misspelling Shocker

Legendary OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads' induction into Hollywood's RockWalk earlier today turned downright embarrassing when the bronze bust unveiled during the ceremony and later installed along the RockWalk posthumous inductee wall displayed the guitarist's often-misspelled last name as "Rhodes" (an error that has since apparently been corrected). Check out photos from Getty Images:

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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MISERY INDEX Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have parted ways with drummer Matt Byers. "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss ...

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DON AIREY Talks About LIVING LOUD, Joining DEEP PURPLE

The online rock journal "The Fuze" conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey a month ago in Vancouver. The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: On adding his personality to the band's sound: "I had an idea to start 'Perfect Strangers' with a big church organ sound, of which I've ...

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IRON MAIDEN Light Designer MARTIN BRENNAN Interviewed

The Spanish IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenZone.com has posted a brand-new interview with MAIDEN's longtime light designer Martin Brennan. Asked what the process is for the light design of the MAIDEN shows, Brennan said, "I know how MAIDEN should look, and how the audience expect to see the band. Then, I am told the dates, ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Part Ways With BRUCE CHICKINSON, Vow To Carry On

THE IRON MAIDENS, one of the best-known IRON MAIDEN tribute bands in existence (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock band PHANTOM BLUE), have parted ways with vocalist Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson). "Up until this time we have tried to keep things under tight lip to avoid any uncomfortable feelings that might ...

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G.S.O. To Support BRUCE KULICK In Scandinavia

Swedish rockers G.S.O. will support former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and his band on a tour through Scandinavia in April. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. G.S.O.'s new album, "How To Get Ahead In Life", is due on March 24 through GMR Music. More information on the group can be obtained via their ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed Until May

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to May 18 from the previously announced April 20. The title track, "Asshole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. Like his 1978 self-titled solo album, "Asshole" features a number of ...

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METALJAM 2004 To Benefit The CURE AUTISM NOW! FOUNDATION

WRATHCHILD, the Los Angeles-based IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring former SINERGY/NEW EDEN bassist Melanie Sisneros (a.k.a. Steve Heiress), DREAMS OF DAMNATION/HANGAR 18 drummer Dave Chedrick, ex-THE IRON MAIDENS singer Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson), CREEPING DEATH guitarist James "Dave Moore-y" Moore, and PROPHECY guitarist John "Virtual Adrian" Leighton, are scheduled to perform at MetalJam 2004, ...

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