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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ Schedule Hawaiian Dates

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ, 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 Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 3-5 - The Wave - Waikiki, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Singer Gets Political: Is GEORGE BUSH A Fascist?

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has released the following political statement on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections: "Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union there has been a lack of a balance of power. This lacking has created an environment whereas any American president — or 'two' presidents with the same name ...

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BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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WAYSTED: New Album Samples Posted Online

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by former UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), have a new CD available to order via their newly launched web site. Entitled "Back from the Dead", the album contains the following track listing: 01. The Alternativa 02. Garden ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman: 'Almost Every Interview I’ve Done In Last Four Years Was Censored'

Daniel P. Borbolla of APerfectCircle.org recently spoke to A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan about the group's decision to take a more politically active role with their upcoming album of covers, "eMOTIVe". Several excerpts from the interview follow: APerfectCircle.org: I've received many an email from people who are quite annoyed/disappointed that A ...

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LAMB OF GOD Doing Their Bit For Democracy

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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THE DARKNESS For BAND AID III

RTE.ie is reporting that THE DARKNESS are among the bands that will be involved in re-recording the BAND AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Also set to participate are COLDPLAY and TRAVIS. The charity record would be designed to, once again, raise money to tackle the latest African famine crisis. Bob Geldof ...

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STARWOOD To Support UFO, VINCE NEIL

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, will be supporting MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil on a U.K. tour in November. The band will also be the support act for the legendary UFO at the House of Blues Hollywood, CA. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 15 ...

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VALKIJA To Release Debut Album In November

Italian power metallers VALKIJA will release their debut album, entitled "Avengers of Steel", on November 26 though Sonic Age Records. The CD was recorded June 10-22, 2004 at Versus Studios in Athens, Greece and features nine "power metal dynamites sung by the divine voice of female singer Zoraija, [who] brings back the golden days of ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'Nothing's Wrong' Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "Nothing's Wrong" has been posted online at this location. The "Nothing's Wrong" clip was directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous directing projects include music videos for GODHEAD, KATAKLYSM and COAL CHAMBER, and commercials for Dodge/Jeep, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Media Labs. Joe created "Uranium" for MuchMusicUSA/Fuse, which he ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Set For Charity Hockey Game

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be on the ice at the FleetCenter in Boston on Sunday (Oct. 3) for a good cause. Tyler will be a coach for an all-star team at actor-comedian Denis Leary's annual Celebrity Hat Trick benefit hockey game, which will also include RED HOT CHILI ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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BLOODCUM Reunion In The Works

Late '80s Californian thrash outfit BLOODCUM, who are perhaps best known for their loose affiliation with SLAYER (the group's bassist was John Araya, younger brother of SLAYER frontman Tom Araya), are in the process of reforming with a view towards playing a few local shows and having "some fun" all over again, according to original ...

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HORRICANE To Support MORTIIS, SUSPERIA In Estonia

Estonian "dark" death metal act HORRICANE have been confirmed as the support act for MORTIIS and SUSPERIA at Nõmme Cultt in Tallinn, Estonia on October 17. HORRICANE recently completed work on their debut demo, "The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad". The songs featured on the CD are as follows: "Coup De Grace", "Fraction in Your Eyes", "The ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN: America Needs Different Baggage

MINISTRY founder Al Jourgensen sounded off politically in a Q&A with Jeff Inman of Las Vegas City Life. "The whole left is more energized because we all can see what is happening," Jourgensen said. "This is an intense time in social history. We're at the beginning of, or potentially in the middle of, a change ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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TED NUGENT: PRESIDENT BUSH Is The The Right Man For The Job

CNN.com is reporting that Ted Nugent, a declared independent but George W. Bush backer, will do his part to rally the Bush faithful between now and Election Day by promoting voter registration, as well as performing at fund-raisers and making media appearances on the president's behalf. Nugent, answering by e-mail from an undisclosed location earlier ...

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DAVE GROHL Furious With BUSH's Use Of His Track At Campaign Rally

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl is furious after learning President George W. Bush used the FOO FIGHTERS track "Times Like These" at a campaign rally. The mastermind behind the PROBOT project is a staunch supporter of Bush's Democratic rival John Kerry, and didn't ...

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