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RUSH: Complete 'R30 Overture' Video Available Online

A complete video of "R30 Overture", taken from RUSH's forthcoming "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour" DVD, has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. "R30 Overture" is an instrumental medley consisting of the RUSH tracks "Finding My Way", "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "A Passage to Bangkok", "Cygnus X-1" and "Hemispheres". "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour" ...

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Former SPINESHANK Members Launch New Project

Former SPINESHANK members Tommy Decker (drums), Mike Sarkisyan (guitar) and Robert Garcia (bass) have joined forces with vocalist Brandon Espinoza (a.k.a. Brandonio Branderas) in an as-yet-unnamed new project. Decker recently posted the following update on the group's current activities via the official SPINESHANK message board: "A lot of you have been asking for an update ...

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Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds that Go Undone - AKERCOCKE

England's AKERCOCKE are in a class by themselves, one of those bands that remains rooted in a death metal style without ever being limited by it. Those choosing to walk the path of the band's sinister and overtly Satanic tapestry of extremity were richly rewarded by albums like the brilliant "Choronzon", one that mixed crushing ...

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STARWOOD Bassist Checks In From Japan

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have scheduled several shows in Japan, including a November 1 party in Tokyo for the hair product Manic Panic. The group's bassist, Marten Andersson, has posted the following update on his official web site: "Greetings from Japan!! We are in ...

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TILES: Original Drummer Rejoins The Fold

Detroit-based rock band TILES have announced the return of original drummer Mark Evans. Evans was a founding member of TILES and appears on the band’s first three releases, "Tiles" (1994), "Fence the Clear" (1997), and "Presents of Mind" (1999). TILES guitarist Chris Herin offers the following comment on Evans' return: "We auditioned some excellent drummers… ...

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WINTERSTRAIN Sign With Z RECORDS

Z Records has announced the signing of the Norwegian melodic hard rock band WINTERSTRAIN. According to a press release, the group have "a unique sound, as different inspirations color their music. People might find traces of RUSH, MARILLION, RAINBOW, SHADOW GALLERY, MAGNUM and JOURNEY, not to mention a cocktail of obscure bands of almost any ...

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RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART: 'It's All Going My Way'

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted the following message on his official web site: "My instructional video on drum soloing, 'Anatomy of a Drum Solo', is almost a reality. Or, it will be October 14th, our deadline to hand in the editing and artwork. Or it will be November 1st, the projected release date. "Too ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From Brazil

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine, James MacDonough and Shawn Drover have posted separate messages on the band's official forum prior to the group's Oct. 11 gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The messages read as follows: Dave Mustaine: "I am harnessing up for the Sao Paulo show, whom I am sure knowing the fighting determination of these ...

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Index Case - INDEX CASE

As the story goes, SOIL's Tim King liked what he heard from Des Moines' INDEX CASE and signed the boys to Mortal Music. That little tale, coupled with the fact that the band was viewed as a good fit opening for acts like DRY KILL LOGIC, PAPA ROACH, and STATIC-X should begin to provide you ...

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RUSH Guitarist Facing Countersuits In Scuffle With Deputies

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Two deputies who arrested a founder of the Canadian rock trio RUSH have sued, claiming the guitarist attacked them as they tried to force his son to leave a hotel during a New Year's Eve party. Lawyers representing the Ritz-Carlton in Naples and deputies involved in the ...

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RUSH Plan New Book

According to All Headline News, the members of RUSH plan to announce a new official book to add to their list of items being released during the next year. The book will consist of every tour book the band has ever had and combine them all for one large historic pictorial of the ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Still Fighting Bulimia

Sharon Osbourne is still battling bulimia after 35 years with the eating disorder, she revealed on Monday. Sharon, 52, told the Sun newspaper she gorges on pasta and ice cream before forcing herself to be sick. The mother of three has had her stomach stapled and spent £300,000 (approximately $532,000) on cosmetic surgery but said ...

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HYADES: Debut Album Gets Release Date

Mausoleum Records has set a November 14 worldwide release date for the debut album from Italian thrash metallers HYADES, entitled "Abuse Your Illusions". A special edition with three bonus tracks will be released by Marquee Records on October 24 in South America and Japan. HYADES are planning a tour with death metallers SUBLIMINAL CRUSHER in ...

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KORN Frontman Confirms New Album Title, Release Date

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has posted the following message on his ButtSexCrips.com web site: "Hello, y'all. Well, I'm chillin' in Moscow, Russia. It's a trip over here. Never thought I would ever play here. It's really cool. "Anyways, it's been a great tour and we had an amazing time in Europe. Can't wait to go ...

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AGAINST NATURE: Former REVELATION Members Resurface In New Project

AGAINST NATURE, the new band featuring former members of the Maryland-based doom metal act REVELATION (guitarist/vocalist John Brenner, drummer Steve Branagan and bassist Bert Hall, Jr.), have released their debut CD, "Appease", on Bland Hand Records. Returning after a 13-year absence, and John Brenner's retirement from music in 1993, AGAINST NATURE formed (or reformed?) in ...

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RUSH: 'R:30' DVD To Surface In November

According to All Headline News, RUSH have set a November 15 release date for their "R:30 - Rush Live In Frankfurt" DVD. The disc will feature a full performance of the German show during the band's 30th Anniversary Tour in 2004. It will also include a full-length documentary on the history of RUSH that has ...

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