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REB BEACH To Team Up With RUDY SARZO In New Band

Former WINGER and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach will be teaming up with ex-QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo in a brand-new as-yet-unnamed project. "We are talking with singers now, and hope to go out as early as December," Beach revealed in an online posting. "We are considering Aynsley Dunbar [ex-UFO, WHITESNAKE, MSG] and Carmine Appice ...

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DOHENY To Make Live Debut In Hollywood

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will make their live debut on Tuesday, November 4 at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. The group are scheduled to take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Says Billy: "It's time for DOHENY to ...

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TOTAL CHAOS Blame Immigration For Montreal Riot

Graeme Hamilton of National Post reports that the leader of a punk rock group whose fans rioted Tuesday night (October 14) after their concert was cancelled blamed Immigration Canada yesterday for the destruction, saying authorities had no business checking band members for criminal records. Hours before they were supposed to take the stage at a ...

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QUIET RIOT DVD On Its Way To Retailers

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has finally been completed and is set to hit the stores shortly. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "I have been informed by 2RS Studios that the manufacturing ...

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QUIET RIOT: DVD Delayed Again

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has once again had its release date pushed back due to manufacturing problems. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "Today I received a message from the responsible parties ...

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Vancouver Police Cited In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Amy O'Brian of the Vancouver Sun reports that at least two Vancouver Police officers appeared to use "unnecessary and excessive" force during the GUNS N' ROSES riot last fall, the police complaint commissioner said Friday (October 10). Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld made the statement in a written notice for a public hearing that will examine the ...

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MEMORIZED DREAMS To Record Debut Album

Norwegian power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS will enter Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, Norway on October 31 with producer Stein Bratland to begin recording their debut album, "Theater Of Life". The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by singer Olaf Hayer (DIONYSUS, LUCA TURILLI, LORD BYRON) in the title track, will be mastered by Tommy Newton ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Details Revealed

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "It has been quite some time since DARK FUNERAL has released any official news. We might have been quiet but we sure haven't been inactive! After a successful gig at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany the first ...

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Police Conduct In GUNS N' ROSES Riot Probed

A public inquiry has been ordered into the conduct of two police officers during a riot after a GUNS N' ROSES concert was cancelled at the last moment in Vancouver last November, the Canadian Press reports. Complaints Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld says most of the police response to the disturbance was appropriate, but an inquiry is ...

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QUIET RIOT Call It A Day

QUIET RIOT have officially split up, drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed. In an e-mail to Metal Sludge, Banali wrote, "To be honest with you, I am [singer] Kevin [DuBrow]'s friend and will always be his friend. I don't want to get on the 'he said, you said" roller coaster that is always generated in these ...

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GENE SIMMONS Banned From BORDERS BOOKSTORES

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told Cindy Adams of The New York Post that he's been banned from making appearances at Borders bookstores to sign copies of his new book, "Sex Money Kiss". Borders says it's because the events at his past appearances were all too wild, raunchy and vulgar. "[Is it] my fault women come ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Signs on for ULEAD Product Campaign

QUIET RIOT bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE) has signed a deal with Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of image editing, video editing, 3D animation and DVD authoring software, to promote the upcoming version of Ulead's professional DVD authoring software. With its launch in 2002, DVD Workshop was unique in the market as the ...

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QUIET RIOT Live DVD To Surface In October

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is now scheduled for release on October 7. According to drummer Frankie Banali, "the principals at 2RS Studios have cited everything from delays in manufacturing, final artwork, packaging, mastering, as well as having an even field ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Lands Solo Deal

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has reportedly signed a deal with Atlanta-based Sixthman Records (distributed through Warner Bros.) for the release of his solo album, "Hollywood Zen". The CD, which has been two years in the making, "is about my ups and downs in Hollywood," Sorum said. "It's very ...

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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Audio History Posted Online

A 50-minute audio documentary of the history of NAPALM DEATH — as told in their own words by former drummer Mick Harris and bassist Shane Embury — has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, NAPALM DEATH's upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", is due before the end ...

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Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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Ohio's NewsChannel 4: OZZFEST Not So Festive For Some Residents

Columbus, Ohio's NBC4Columbus.com is reporting that everyone was happy about OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest concert arriving at the Germain Amphitheater Sunday (Aug. 3) Soundchecks for the bands started early Sunday morning, becoming more of a nuisance than a pleasure for some Delaware County residents who live near the venue. "At 7:30 (a.m.) on Sunday is not ...

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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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QUIET RIOT: Live DVD Package To Include Audio CD

The brand-new QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", is scheduled for release on July 1. The two-disc set is the first-ever live DVD recording of the band and will include an audio CD of the live performance. Some of the features will include: - ...

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