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BIG BANG BABIES Sign With PERRIS RECORDS

Perris Records has announced the signing of L.A. glam legends BIG BANG BABIES for a brand new studio album, tentative due this summer. BIG BANG BABIES features Keri Kelli of ADLER'S APPETITE, RATT, L.A.GUNS, and VINCE NEIL fame. The band have just finished recording the new CD and will be entering the mixing stage this ...

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Former OCTOBER THORNS Vocalist Joins CHRIS CAFFERY's Touring Band

Paul LaPlaca, former frontman for Brooklyn's OCTOBER THORNS, has joined Chris Caffery's live band for several international dates in support of Caffery's solo debut. Caffery is well known for his work with SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and DR. BUTCHER. Performances include BB King's in NYC and the BW&BK Festival in Cleveland, with more dates to be ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Finland's ILOSAARIROCK Festival

ANTHRAX's reunited classic lineup of Joey Belladonna (vocals), Dan Spitz (guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums) has been confirmed for Finland's Ilosaarirock festival, set to take place July 15-17 in Joensuu. Other bands scheduled to appear at the three-day festival include AGNOSTIC FRONT, BACKYARD BABIES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MONSTER MAGNET, APOCALYPTICA, ...

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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'In My Life' Video Posted Online

Yahoo! Music (formerly Launch) is premiering the new OZZY OSBOURNE video for THE BEATLES cover "In My Life" from the box set "Prince of Darkness". Click here to view the new video and to be re-directed to a feature page that has 10 classic OZZY videos, along with exclusive photos. The classic videos ...

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ALICE COOPER Tribute Album Reissue To Include Bonus Tracks

Cleopatra Records has set a March 29 release date for "Welcome To My Nightmare: An All-Star Salute To Alice Cooper". The collection, which is said to be a reissue of the "Huminary Stew" tribute album from a few years ago, includes three bonus tracks by CHILDREN OF BODOM ("Bed of Nails"), ICED EARTH ("Dead Babies") ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks About Dangers Of Substance Abuse

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his four-disc retrospective box set, "Prince of Darkness", and his family's MTV reality show "The Osbournes", among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Metal Edge: The first time I interview you was twelve years ago, and from all our interaction since then, I haven't ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has been very busy in the studio again. Last year marked the release of his solo debut "Faces". The CD contained an eight-song bonus CD called "God Damn War". Another seven songs will be added to this CD and it will be released separately in early summer on Black Lotus Records. ...

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Former CROWN 10 Guitarist Launches New Band With DIO Guitarist's Brother

Former CROWN 10 guitarist/vocalist James Brady has started a new as-yet-unnamed project with bassist Eric Goldy (younger brother of DIO guitarist Craig Goldy) and drummer Frank Dolan (longtime friend and collaborator of ANNIHILATOR/EXTREME drummer Mike Mangini in his "Rhythm Knowledge" books). Commented James: "It's great to be back to doing what I love the most. ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Recording New Material For DOCTOR BUTCHER Reissue

According to a posting on his official web site, SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery is in the process of recording five tracks that will be appearing on the upcoming reissue of the DOCTOR BUTCHER debut (Caffery's collaboration with SAVATAGE mainman Jon Oliva), marking the acclaimed project's 10-year anniversary. The songs being recorded are as follows: "Inspecter ...

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DEVOURMENT Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT have reformed and are currently writing material for their second full-length album, entitled "Butcher the Weak". DEVOURMENT originally split up in 1999 when their then-vocalist Ruben Rosas was arrested as a fugitive from justice at the Colorado Death Fest. Now they have reformed with 70 percent of their original lineup ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer CHRIS BARNES: 'Life Is Too Short'

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Life is too short, my friends ... life is too short. "I was lucky enough to meet Dime a few years back when I was in Dallas for a tattoo convention and getting some work done ...

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BAD WAY Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

Spanish hard rockers BAD WAY have entered Phantom 3000 studios in Barcelona to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "From Zero to Hero". The band — winner of several contests in Spain and support act for such bands as TEXAS TERRI and TWISTED SISTER — have prepared 11 songs for the upcoming CD ranging ...

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BLACK CLOUD: All-Star Thrash Metal Band's Performance Posted Online

VOIVOD fan site VoivodFan.com has uploaded an audio recording of the entire Nov. 9, 2002 show by BLACK CLOUD, the one-off Quebec-based "all-star" thrash metal tribute band consisting of ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), ex-OBLIVEON guitarist Pierre Rémillard, MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain, CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier, GHOULUNATICS vocalist Patrick Mireault, and B.A.R.F. ...

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