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SEBASTIAN BACH Downplays His Ego And The MUCHMUSIC Incident

In a brand-new interview with Canada's ChartAttack.com, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach insisted that his strong character is often perceived the wrong way. "Everyone thinks I have this insanely wild image," he said. "It's funny to me though. It's from stuff like the incident with George at MuchMusic [in which Bach walked out of ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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War Is Heavy Metal: Upcoming Documentary Focuses On Music As Inspiration For Battle

"VH1 News Presents: Soundtrack to War", premiering Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 p.m. introduces, through personal testimonies, the young and talented men and women experiencing the hell of war, and using music as inspiration while bullets fly. Australian filmmaker George Gittoes bypassed U.S. military chaperones to gain unprecedented access to the soldiers on the frontlines ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: GALACTIC Drummer To Guest On New Album

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "[Bassist] Mike Dean and myself just rolled back up that long road from New Orleans to Raleigh after about a week and a half of solid recording down there. [Guitarist/vocalist] Pepper [Keenan] is coming back up in a ...

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ADRIFT Confirmed For Alabama's BIG SPRING JAM

ADRIFT, the Florida-based heavy rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and ex-RESURRECTION/EPITAPH drummer Kevin Astl, have been confirmed to play the Big Spring Jam at Big Spring International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. ADRIFT will hit the stage at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 25, just prior to Columbia recording artists SWITCHFOOT, who will ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DON DOKKEN Is 'A Very Clever Con Artist'

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke candidly about the early underpinnings of his severely strained relationship with vocalist Don Dokken. Lynch claims the vocalist snuck material from him prior to him joining DOKKEN. Lynch was in a SoCal band called XCITER at the time. "Don said he had an interest ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a full-length ...

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THE GREAT KAT: 'Zapateado' Video Available Online

The Great Kat, named the "Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time" by Guitar One magazine, has just released the new patriotic shred/classical music video, "Zapateado". Described as "the world's first violin and guitar shred/classical music video, "Zapateado" "combines phenomenal violin virtuosity, guitar shredding, patriotic glory, historical figures and documents, and the world-famous 'Uncle Sam' ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist: GEORGE W. BUSH Is Not A Liar

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo is the latest metal musician to offer his views on the political situation in Iraq. What follows is Lorenzo's "open letter" on the subject, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Musicians probably shouldn't speak about politics. We alienate half our audience and we're not the brightest people on the planet. "Just a ...

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STARWOOD: LIZZY BORDEN Under A Different Name

Although promoted as a fresh young act in a similar mold to THE DARKNESS, the recent Metal Blade signing STARWOOD is in fact Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN in an all-new guise, according to RockDetector.com. The band comprise vocalist Lizzy (Borden), guitarist Joe Steals, bassist Marten Andersson and drummer Joey Scott (Scott-Harges). ...

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MARILYN MANSON On New MTV Billboards

MARILYN MANSON is one of several artists that were chosen for a new advertising campaign launched by MTV France. The campaign will feature large billboards of Manson around France similar to the one pictured here. In related news, Manson's girlfriend Dita Von Teese stars in a new video from lingerie firm Agent Provocateur, ...

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NORLANDER, KEELING, APPICE: All-Star Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Beginning July 30, prog rock keyboard virtuoso Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE) will be teaming up with vocalist Kelly Keeling (MICHAEL SCHENKER, GUITAR ZEUS, GEORGE LYNCH) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, WWIII, HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ) for tour dates in the Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Erik Norlander has been a part of over 25 ...

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ADRIFT To Record Full-Length Debut In August

ADRIFT, the new Florida-based hard rock band featuring former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, are currently in pre-production with producer John Hughes III (CHUMLEY'S TOY, GEORGE CLINTON, DAVID SANBORNE), working on material for their as-yet untitled full-length debut, to be recorded at ARS Studios in Orlando between August 25 and September 4. Songtitles set to ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Live CD/DVD Details Revealed

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will release a double audio CD and a single-disc DVD, entitled "Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels", on September 20 through Frontiers Records (Marquee/Avalon in Japan and Hellion Records in Brazil). "Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels" was shot live on January 11, 2004 before an ...

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