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KELLY KEELING, GEORGE LYNCH Recording Album Of Covers

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) is in Las Vegas recording vocal tracks for the new George Lynch album slated for release in late May or early June on Shrapnel Records. The album will contain 12 classic rock cover songs featuring Keeling's masterful vocals ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Release Live CD From U.K. Tour

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes recorded some of his solo dates in the U.K. last year for an upcoming live CD, tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005 through Glenn's Pink Cloud label. Hughes filmed a show in Los Angeles on January 11 for an upcoming DVD and CD release through Frontiers Records. The ...

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Former DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT, BONHAM Members Team Up In THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., ex-QUIET RIOT) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, will be performing at Paladino's (6101 Reseda Blvd.) in Tarzana, California on Friday, February ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Finalizes Band Lineup For MALMSTEEN Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has finalized his backing band for his upcoming tour with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Joining Lynch will be bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), vocalist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS, UFO). The tour will kick off on March 5 in Houston, Texas ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Confirmed For YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's U.S. Tour

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch and his solo band have been officially confirmed as the support act for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on his upcoming U.S. tour. Joining Lynch in his group will be singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) and drummer Jeff Martin (RACER X vocalist). GEORGE LYNCH supporting YNGWIE ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Seeking New Members For His Band

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins, currently in the middle of a spoken-word tour, has revealed to The Ithaca Journal that he is in the process of looking for new group members to back him up. "As far as my musical pursuits, I am a mediocre talent," he said, "But at least I give it my ...

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SKYLARK To Release New Album In May

After a break of more than two years, Italian symphonic power metalers SKYLARK are finally ready to publish their new album. The group have inked a deal with the Italian label Scarlet Records and will release their new CD, "Wings", in May. The new record was mastered at the Sterling Sound studios in New York ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Yngwie Malmsteen will be embarking on the American leg of the "Attack!! Tour 2004" beginning in early March. Support will reportedly come from either George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) new solo band or his LYNCH MOB project, according to various unconfirmed Internet reports. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour dates: Mar. 03 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Begin Recording New Album In May

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST will enter the studio in May to record their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. A world tour will coincide with the release of the new CD. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" sees the group "returning back to [their] roots. [The musical path] the band [chose to follow ...

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JIMMY BAIN Out Of DIO?

According to Germany's Rock Hard magazine, bassist Jimmy Bain is rumored to have left DIO and hooked up with drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT) in a new, as-yet-singerless project. Cavazo was previously reported to be writing songs with former LYNCH MOB vocalist Oni Logan. No further information is ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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AEROSMITH Get Charitable

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford and JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell are among the stars appearing on the Disney album "A World of Happiness", due February 2. Farrell and Deborah Harry perform together on the track "The Patience Bossa", one of two songs the BLONDIE singer appears on. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says His New Band Is 'Amazingly Fun'

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update via his regular newsletter: "I'm doing a New Year's Eve all-star show at 'Live' in Las Vegas with some members of GUNS N' ROSES, MÖTLEY and RATT +??. "The new 'LYNCH' band is and amazingly fun thing to be involved in. All the guys ...

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Report: GREAT WHITE Members Get So-Called Free Talk Letters, No One Else

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, drummer Eric Powers, guitarist Dave Filice and tour manager Daniel Biechele accepted agreements from the state attorney general's office that allowed them to talk to prosecutors during the Rhode Island nightclub fire investigation without fear their testimony would be used against them, according to the Boston Globe. Michael Healey, a ...

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Judge: GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Report Issued

A Superior Court judge confirmed Tuesday that a grand jury has issued its report on its nearly 10-month investigation into The Station nightclub fire that started after GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics set the building on fire, killing 100 people and injuring scores of others, according to the Associated Press. Attorney General Patrick Lynch had scheduled a ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Support ILL NINO In December

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 11 - Back Room - Austin, TX (w/ ILL NINO) Dec. 12 - The Live Room - Abilene, TX (w/ ILL NINO) Dec. 13 - ...

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SEPTIC FLESH Call It Quits

SEPTIC FLESH, considered by many to be the premier Greek extreme metal band, have officially split up. The following is band manager George Zacharopoulos' statement on the matter: "It is my sad duty to inform you that SEPTIC FLESH has officially split up. After serious thinking the band decided that, due to various circumstances, they ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Produce 'Taboo' Soundtrack?

Newsday is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has approached Rosie O'Donnell about producing the soundtrack to her troubled $10 million musical, "Taboo", on the Sanctuary Group record label. "The music stands on its own," Simmons said. "This isn't a nostalgia show. It's got nothing to do with 'Karma Chameleon'," Simmons added, referring to the ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Talks About Limited-Edition CD-Single

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has recorded an audio message where he discusses his plans to release a limited-edition CD-single, with proceeds to be donated to the charity of each purchaser's choice from one of five organizations. Check it out here (Real Player required). As previously reported, the single will feature the track ...

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