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HARLEY FLANAGAN Slams CRO-MAGS 'Farewell' Tour Plans

CRO-MAGS co-founder Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals) has issued a statement slamming his former bandmate, vocalist John Joseph, over his plans to embark on a CRO-MAGS "farewell" tour next month with an all-new lineup that does not include Flanagan. The statement reads as follows: "Harley Flanagan WILL NOT be touring with John Bloodclot and his NO-MAGS. This ...

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L/P Set American Release Date For Debut CD

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have set an April 8 release date through Spitfire Records for their debut self-titled offering. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Breath & A Scream 02. Beast In The Box 03. When You Bleed 04. ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Bassist: 'I Don't Trust PRESIDENT BUSH'

Former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic has questioned the motives behind military action against Iraq, suggesting that George W. Bush is more interested in political gain than democracy and freedom. "I don't trust Bush's intentions," he said in an online posting. "I am convinced that he could care less about democracy or freedom. "His actions on ...

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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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LED ZEPPELIN 'As Close As Ever' To Reuniting: JEFF PILSON

LED ZEPPELIN are "as close as they have ever been" to reuniting, according to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, a close friend of Jason Bonham — son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham — who jammed with Jason briefly in an early incarnation of Jeff's current group L/P (also featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch). "[George ...

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CRO-MAGS Unveil 'Farewell' Lineup

New York hardcore veterans CRO-MAGS are scheduled to embark on an Australian tour in late February. The band's lineup for what is being billed as the group's "farewell" tour will reportedly consist of the following: John Joseph – vocals Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) – guitar A.J. Novello (LEEWAY) – guitar Franklin Rhi (CROWN OF THORNS, ...

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FUELED II FIRE: Demo Available For Download

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted two demo tracks via their official web site at this location. The tracks — "Colossal" and "Taboo" — come off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On Demo

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on a four-song demo with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, PRO-PAIN). The currently-unsigned group have lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Clovis, NM @ TBA (w/ ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Film New Video

FOO FIGHTERS will shoot a new video for "Times Like These", their second single from "One by One", with director Marc Klasfeld in California next week. The band previously shot a lo-fi video for the song with Liam Lynch, creator of the sock-puppet show "Sifl and Olly". That clip has aired in Europe, but will ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'People Think I'm Crazy For Liking CREED'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: He may be the king of metal, but Ozzy Osbourne prefers a quieter, gentler brand of music at home. "THE BEATLES are my favorite thing," Osbourne told mtv.com. "A lot of people think I'm crazy for liking CREED . . . ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'New VOIVOD Is Best Album I've Ever Been Part Of'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) has posted the following message via the Chophouse Records web site: "Howdy Friends - OK - WHEW!! We have been super busy...the whirlwind has begun. Since I last posted here in the last week of November, tons of great things have transpired. I'll bring you ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist Delays Album, Issues Solo EP

Former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch has pushed back the projected release date of his upcoming solo CD to late 2003. "Because of all the time I have spent working on the L/P and 'Revolution' (remake album of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB numbers) projects, my long-rumored solo CD has been delayed," Lynch writes on his ...

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MELECHESH Hard At Work On 'Sphynx'

MELECHESH, who feature in their ranks ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern, are currently at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden recording their third album for Osmose Productions, titled "Sphynx". Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Incendium Between Mirage and Time 02. Of Mercury ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'SERJ TANKIAN Is An Anti-American Piece Of Shit'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has slammed SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello for their recent condemnation of President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "You know, I love it! People know more about politics then ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankian said Bush's controversial victory in the ...

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L/P Ink Deal With SPITFIRE RECORDS

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are about to sign a domestic deal with Spitfire Records and "we're over-the-top excited about it," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "A final release date has yet to be named, but my guess is March or April, shouldn't ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Worst Teeth In The U.K.

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Rockasaurus Ozzy Osbourne and former Spice Girl Melanie C. have been voted by their countrymen as having the very worst teeth in the United Kingdom. In a survey commissioned by the British makers of a new electric toothbrush, Mel C. and Ozzy ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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PISSING RAZORS Announce New Guitarist

PISSING RAZORS have announced the addition of ex-SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio to the group's ranks following the recent departure of Cesar Soto. Difabio will join the rest of the band — Eddy Garcia (drums), Rick Valles (bass), and Andre Acosta (vocals) — during the songwriting sessions for the group's next album, tentatively due ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copies of 'Straws'," writes Ward. "1,000 ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'Things Are Heating Up In L/P Land'

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are in the final stages of negotiations for a U.S. record deal, having already secured a Japanese release via JVC Records. "Things are heating up in L/P land," Pilson writes on his official web site. "There are a couple labels ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Guitarist's Departure

PISSING RAZORS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Cesar Soto, who has since teamed up with fellow ex-PR members Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar) in a new band called FUELED II FIRE. According to a message on PISSING RAZORS' official web site, "the reasons behind why this site had not ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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