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PARADISE LOST Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

PARADISE LOST have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air Festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival include CHILDREN OF BODOM, SEBASTIAN BACH, MOSTLY AUTUMN, EDGUY, BREED 77, GOTTHARD, MASTERPLAN, EVERGREY, PANIC CELL and HUMANITY. For more information, visit

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RISE TO ADDICTION Announce New Members

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), have announced the addition of Leigh Oates (vocals) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums) to the group's ranks. "They are currently rehearsing vigorously and are already putting the finishing touches to new material which will ...

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CHARON: Moscow Concert Moved To Bigger Venue

CHARON's upcoming concert in Moscow, Russia has been moved to a bigger venue MSA Luzhniki. BLAZE (featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley) and several other acts will also be appearing on the bill. Upcoming CHARON tour dates: May 13 - Red Club - St. Petersburg, RUS May 14 – MSA Luzhniki - Moscow, RUS ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Top U.K. Parents Poll

Sky News is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon have been voted the U.K.'s favorite parents. The Prince of Wales and his bride-to-be Camilla Parker-Bowles, whose son Tom was exposed snorting cocaine at a West End party, are the nation's least favourite parents, the MTV survey found. The news will come ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Flee House Fire

BBC News is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their mansion when a blaze broke out as they slept. The fire started in the living room of the Buckinghamshire home late at night. BLACK SABBATH star Ozzy and "X-Factor" judge Sharon were roused by a fire alarm and ran to ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), are the latest band to be confirmed for this year's 22nd annual Rock & Blues festival in Pentrich, Derbyshire. The biker festival, famous for its "custom bike shows, live music, birds, blokes and beers," attracts ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer's Slander Lawsuit Tossed Out

TurnTo10.com is reporting that a California judge has dismissed a $10 million slander lawsuit filed against a former publicist for the rock band GREAT WHITE whose pyrotechnics caused The Station nightclub fire. GREAT WHITE's lead singer, Jack Russell, had sued the publicist, Charrie Foglio, for saying he and the band's manager embezzled money raised during ...

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BLAZE Working On DVD

BLAZE, the band fronted by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, are in the process of compiling footage for their first DVD. The disc will feature a new BLAZE album in stereo and 5.1, as well as a whole load of video footage from this year — "sort of like a year in the life ...

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PARADISE LOST's New Album Enters German Chart At No. 18

PARADISE LOST's new self-titled album — named in celebration of the group's 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990 — has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 18. "Paradise Lost" (G.U.N. Records) was recorded primarily at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England under the guidance of producer ...

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Prosecutors In GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Case To Present Victim's Audio Recording

The Associated Press is reporting that prosecutors in the Station nightclub fire case intend to use a digital audio recording made by one of the victims of the blaze. According to court papers, prosecutors plan to present audio captured by 33-year-old Matthew Pickett of Bellingham, Massachusetts. The Providence Journal reports Pickett apparently he brought the ...

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Report: Findings From Nightclub Fire Probe Expected

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: During an investigation into a deadly nightclub fire, federal experts reconstructed the club's stage area, studied evacuation routes and reviewed the response of emergency personnel. Their findings, expected to be released Thursday, are expected to shed light on what conditions inside The Station nightclub led to ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION: Former BLAZE Members Seek Label Home

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), will be performing at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, U.K. on April 2. Commented Steve on the group's current activities: "We've been working extremely hard lately on new material and looking into securing a deal ...

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THE ESOTERIC's House Burns Down

THE ESOTERIC, the Lawrence, KS-based outfit featuring COALESCE and REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT guitarist Cory White as well as former TODAY IS THE DAY drummer Marshall Kilpatric, have issued the following update: "This morning around 3 a.m., THE ESOTERIC's home, studio and practice space went up in flames and burned to the ground, leaving ...

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Report: Children Who Lost Parents In GREAT WHITE Fire Coping

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: Nathan Mattera's summers now include bereavement camp, and his after-school activities have been pared to counseling and playing near home. He stays close to his grandmother, now his legal guardian, and occasionally sleeps at the foot of her bed. The 11-year-old boy's life was uprooted when ...

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IRON MAIDEN: U.S. Album Sales Revealed

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com has published the latest Nielsen SoundScan figures for the entire MAIDEN catalog as well as MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's solo releases and recordings issued by ex-MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley under the BLAZE banner. Note: the SoundScan numbers for MAIDEN's pre-1991 releases are misleading since the albums were issued ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italian Charity Concert

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have issued the following update via their official web site: "It was planned that the band would take some time off for the first part of this year, however, Luca [Princiotta, BLAZE guitarist] made us aware of this worthwhile charity and it was ...

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BLAZED: DEE SNIDER's Son Releases New EP

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and former MTV2 VJ, have just released a seven-song EP entitled "Now the Party Starts!" Described as a collection of "authoritative hard rock that mixes all the best aspects of punk, metal and arena ...

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