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GEORGE LYNCH To Embark On East Coast Tour In September

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on an East Coast tour in September. The first stop on the trek will be Jaxx in Virginia, with more dates to follow. Cities that will be hit during the tour include: Springfield, VA Clifton, NJ West Springfield, MA New York City, NY Long Island, ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK

IRON MAIDEN will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution ...

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NILE Drummer Launches New Web Site

George Kollias, drummer for NILE and SICKENING HORROR, has launched a new official web site, www.georgekollias.com. The site features videos and audio from both NILE and SICKENING HORROR, plus tips and contact. NILE's "Annihilation of the Wicked" album was released in late May via Relapse Records. A video for the album track "Sacrifice ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'Nemesis' Video Posted Online

ARCH ENEMY's video for the song "Nemesis" has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. The clip was shot in late June with director George Bravo, who previously worked with the Swedish/German extreme metallers on their "We Will Rise" video. "Nemesis" is the first single/video off ARCH ENEMY's new album, "Doomsday Machine" (Century Media ...

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METALLICA's Lawsuit Against NAPSTER Among Top 'Career Killers'

ABC ePrep is reporting that METALLICA's lawsuit against Napster is among the entertainment world's top career-killing moves — at least according to Stuff magazine. As the Ottawa Sun notes, this month's issue of Stuff features an article listing Hollywood's Biggest Career-Killing Moves Of All Time. Says executive editor Dan Bova, "People become these huge stars ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Films Cameo In TENACIOUS D Movie

According to a posting on Ronnie James Dio's official web site, Ronnie recently filmed a cameo in the forthcoming movie "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny", which is tentatively scheduled for a June 6, 2006 release date. The film is being directed by Liam Lynch, who also directed the video for "Tribute" and the clips ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Continuing Work On 'All-Star' CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have been busy for the last year finishing their new all-star CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". On Saturday, July 30, they will post two more sound clips from the forthcoming CD, featuring Mike Lee (BARREN CROSS) and Joe Cerisano (SILVER CONDOR, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). Joe's track will also feature two ...

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CRYPTOPSY Complete Work On New Album

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY completed work on their fifth album, "Once Was Not", last week. "Sébastien Marsan, at his Studio Vortex in St-Constant (Quebec, Canada), did a wondrous job of mixing and engineering," the band write on their web site. "The album was mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound in New York City and ...

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PATHS OF POSSESSION: Release Date Set For 'Promises In Blood'

Metal Blade Records has set an October 4 release date for the debut album from PATHS OF POSSESSION, the Florida-based band fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Entitled "Promises in Blood", the was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL). "Promises in Blood" track ...

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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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ARCH ENEMY Embark On OZZFEST; 'Doomsday Machine' Arrives This Tuesday

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of "Doomsday Machine", their highly anticipated new album, last week on Ozzfest to rave reviews. The dynamic offering was mixed by acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NEVERMORE, OPETH) and features striking cover art by renowned artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR). A ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist To Host New Jersey Showcase

SOULFLY/ex-ILL NINO guitarist Marc Rizzo will be hosting a BBQ/concert on Saturday, July 23 at Axis Lounge in Carlstadt, New Jersey, playing with his side project COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN. The billing for the concert will feature some of the best local bands from Marc's hometown as well as some out-of-town friends, including CORE-TEZ, STEMM, ONE ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In September: Audio Available

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album in September via XZec Records. The as-yet-untitled effort (the original choice for an album title, "Absolute Power", was reportedly abandoned because another band has previously used the title for their CD) was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Contribute Over $20,000 For Genocide Awareness

Los Angeles-based multi-platinum-selling hard rock band SYSTEM OF A DOWN again confirmed their steadfast support of organizations seeking to promote genocide awareness by their recent donation to the Zoryan Institute. In the last two years, SYSTEM OF A DOWN has contributed over $20,000 to the Zoryan Institute to help further its mission of genocide research, ...

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INTO ETERNITY Check In From The Road

Guitarist/second vocalist Tim Roth of Canadian progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update on the band's currently touring activities: "We are in Regina for one more day. Our Sunday show in Regina was cancelled by the promoter. We contacted him for us and KRISIUN to play, but he wasn't interested. Our ...

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KELLY KEELING's Promotional Obligations Made It Impossible To Do Entire GEORGE LYNCH Tour

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has issued a statement regarding the reports that he is being replaced by singer/songwriter Andrew Freeman (THIRTY STONES, BLOCKK 16) on George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) short summer tour. As previously reported, Freeman completed a string of East ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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STARWOOD To Film Hollywood Show For Upcoming DVD

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, will be filming tonight's (June 17) performance at Club Vodka (formerly The CatHouse) in Hollywood,CA for an upcoming DVD. The as-yet-untitled disc will contain the live performance from Club Vodka along with a band interview, as well as videos for ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer Launches LAST RIGHT

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Patrick Johansson has teamed up with former 5SKIN members Dewayne Hart (guitar and vocals), Tom Lynch (guitar), and Dave Thomas (bass) in a brand-new South Florida-based project called LAST RIGHT. The group, whose music is said to be "reminiscent of old-school hard rock/metal with a taste of nu metal," are currrently offering ...

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