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Reunited AVENGER Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Reunited NWOBHM outfit AVENGER, featuring former ATOMKRAFT singer Ian Davison Swift and ex-BLITZKRIEG drummer Gary Young, have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 7 at the Cantina in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Headbangers Open Air is scheduled to take place July 8-9 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Bands confirmed for the festival include HEATHEN, ...

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Warrant Issued For KID ROCK's Arrest

The Associated Press is reporting that Kid Rock was named in an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by city police who are investigating a report that the entertainer punched a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club. Police said they expected Kid Rock to make a court appearance in the morning. Authorities said the incident occurred ...

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L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE Perform At 'Stripped' CD Launch Party: Photos Available

NIGHT RANGER, L.A. GUNS, SLAUGHTER, GREAT WHITE, Jani Lane (formerly of WARRANT), Kip Winger (WINGER), and Freddie Curci (ALIAS, accompanied by Jason Hook) were among the artists that performed acoustic sets at Stripped On The Strip, the record release party and concert performance for "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" on Monday, February 7 at the ...

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WARRANT Begin Recording New Album

Veteran hard rockers WARRANT have posted the following update on their official web site: "It's official! The new WARRANT CD is underway. We started recording on February 4th with producer/engineer Pat Regan (KISS, TED NUGENT, DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG and L.A. GUNS, just to name a few) and so far, so great! We are recording ...

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KING'S X Guitarist Auctioning Used Equipment

KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor is currently selling some of his used equipment on eBay, including a preamp used between 2000 and 2003 on all recordings and live tours with all of Ty's personal settings intact. Also being auctioned is a microphone preamp used by KING'S X and Tabor on recordings between 1995 and1996 as ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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ANDREAS KISSER, ALEX SKOLNICK, SEBASTIAN BACH Among Musicians Featured On RUSH Tribute CD

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser, former TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane are among the musicians appearing on the upcoming RUSH tribute album, "Subdivisions", due on March 15 via Magna Carta Records. The CD, which features pre-mix editing by longtime RUSH producer Terry Brown, contains

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DOGPOUND Announce New Album Title

Swedish hard rockers DOGPOUND have set "A Night In The Gutter" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2003's "The Hellbum" is tentatively due in April/May via Lion Music. With regards to the band's musical direction, the band had previously told Norway's Metal Express, "We want it to be heavy and rough. ...

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HEATHEN Sign Distribution Deal With IDN

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have inked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based based Innovative Distribution Network (IDN). The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, ...

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HEATHEN Schedule German Festival Appearances

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air 2005 festival, set to take place July 9-10, 2005 in Germany. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are TYRANT'S REIGN, WEAPON, RAVENSTHORN, ALL SOULS' DAY, Z-IRON, INNER WISH, ATTACKER, WARRANT (not the Los Angeles hard rock combo), GASKIN, MYSTERY ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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LAW AND ORDER Sign Management Deal

LAW AND ORDER, the former MCA recording artists who released two critically acclaimed albums — "Guilty of Innocence" (1989) and "Rites of Passage" (1991) — have returned with their long-awaited third album, entitled "The Glass House". In light of this new release, the band — featuring all original members in Phil Allocco (guitar), Shane (vocals), ...

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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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ANTHRAX Guitarist Talks Politics, Touring With DIO

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted another installment of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail". A couple of excerpts follow: On upcoming presidential elections: "There have been three televised debates between Kerry and Bush and Kerry has won all three. And don't just think I'm being partisan; I saw polls on Fox News say ...

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WARRANT And FIREHOUSE To Team Up For Canadian Mini-Tour

WARRANT and FIREHOUSE will be teaming up for the following Canadian dates in November: Nov. 21 - Regina, SK - The Pump Nov. 22 – Calgary, AB - Outlaws Roadhouse Nov. 23 - Edmonton, AB - Kings Knight Pub Nov. 24 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's WARRANT's current lineup consists of original members Erik Turner ...

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KING'S X: Live Album Samples Posted Online

Audio samples from KING'S X upcoming double live CD, entitled "Live All Over the Place", have been posted online at InsideOut.de. The album, which was recorded at various shows on the band's most recent North American tour, includes all of the group's classics as well as an acoustic portion featuring songs rarely performed ...

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KING'S X To Enter Studio In December

KING'S X are scheduled to enter a Nashville studio in December with producer Michael Wagener (WARRANT, SKID ROW, ACCEPT, HAMMERFALL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in April 2005 via Metal Blade Records. A live DVD is still in the works and is expected to be filmed next spring/summer for a late 2005/early ...

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JANI LANE Off 'Bad Boys Of Metal' Tour?

Former WARRANT singer Jani Lane has reportedly dropped off the "Bad Boys of Metal" tour after missing a scheduled appearance at The Downtown in Farmingdale, NY Wednesday night (August 11). According to a fan posting at the Metal Sludge message board, "Nobody addressed the issue until [ex-QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin DuBrow hit the ...

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