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SKID ROW's SABO: We Never Argue

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo says that the addition of vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Phil Varone to the band's lineup came about very naturally and did not include an awkward "adjustment period" before the five members of the group began to feel like a "band". "Not at all," Snake said in an interview ...

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NIKKI SIXX Biography Available For Pre-Order

Black Market Publishing has released "An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx", by Jake Brown, on paperback, and available for order at www.blackmarketpublishing.com prior to its April in-store release. Featuring exclusive interviews with ex-girlfriend Lita Ford, legendary producer Tom Werman, former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower, substance-abuse specialist ...

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AXL ROSE's Fur Shame Precipitates Philly Meltdown

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Did Spa nightclub's anti-fur policy contribute to the bust-up of GUNS N' ROSES? On Dec. 6 — the day that Axl Rose & Co. axed their Philly concert, prompting a riot and causing promoter Clear Channel to scotch their tour — Axl was ...

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Vandals Sought In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Vancouver police are getting ready to open an online GUNS N' ROSES rogue's gallery to help nab the hoodlums who trashed GM Place when the band cancelled their Vancouver concert last fall, according to The Globe And Mail. Police are reviewing media videotapes looking for images that might nab the vandals, Const. Sarah Bloor said ...

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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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Rape Threatened During GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Several female ushers at Philadelphia's First Union Center were threatened with rape by hooligan GUNS N' ROSES fans following the cancellation of the group's Dec. 6 concert, Philadelphia Daily News has reported. Mob mentality reportedly took over as irate fans vented their anger on the arena and the First Union Center staff instead of on ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Cancel Philadelphia, Angry Fans Riot

GUNS N' ROSES fans at Philadelphia's First Union Center began rioting after being told that the group were a no-show Friday night (Dec. 6). About 14,000 people in the center were informed over the public address system at approximately 11:15 p.m. that a band member had fallen ill and the concert had been postponed. The ...

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PRIMER 55 Drummer Bangs With SOCIETY 1

PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash has taken over the drum throne for SOCIETY 1 for the remaining dates of the Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour, on which both bands are touring with headliner DOPE. Nash took over drumming duties after SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon suffered an injury to his ankle, sustained during a post-show party in ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Finish Recording New Album

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have finished tracking their first full album of new songs since 1993's "Death & Progress" and are currently mixing the effort with producer Andrew Scarth for a tentative spring 2003 release. The as-yet-untitled CD, which was recorded at Mad Hat Studios near Wolverhampton, England, will reportedly contain "lots of 'Heavy ...

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OSBOURNES to Renew Wedding Vows

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne plan to make New Year's Eve a quiet night — with about 600 of their closest friends. The couple is renewing their wedding vows in Beverly Hills, Calif., in honor of their 20th anniversary, according to the Associated Press. They got married July 4, 1982, but delayed the celebration because of ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer Inks Deal For New Project

Norwegian black metallers SHADOW SEASON, featuring ZYKLON/ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym, bassist/vocalist B. Winter, and guitarist Void, have inked a deal with Portugal's Sound Riot Records and will issue a four-song EP, titled "The Frozen", in December. Recorded and mixed at Tram Lydstudio during the summer months of 2002, "The Frozen" features guest appearances by GEHENNA's Sanrabb ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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Vancouver Arena Officials Release Statement On GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, who operate General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, have issued the following statement in order to "provide additional context and information relating to [Thursday night's] cancellation of the GUNS N' ROSES concert": "GUNS N' ROSES was scheduled to perform at General Motors Place Thursday, November 7. A decision to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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UPDATED: GUNS N' ROSES No-Show Sparks Riot

The long-awaited launch of GUNS N' ROSES' first North American tour in nine years, scheduled to take place last night (Nov. 7) at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, was canceled after frontman Axl Rose failed to make it to the Canadian city in time for the gig. Following the announcement of the cancellation, ...

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PEARL JAM To Launch World Tour In Australia

PEARL JAM's first world tour in more than two-and-a-half years will kick off Feb. 8 in Brisbane, Australia, according to Australian radio station Triple-J. So far, 10 dates are confirmed in Australia and Japan, with additional shows expected to be added. Former SMITHS guitarist Johnny Marr and his new band, THE HEALERS, will open the ...

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SKINLAB Delays Tour Due To Injury

As a result of a hand injury sustained by bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel, SKINLAB will not be joining the Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour (also featuring DOPE, PRIMER 55, and SOCIETY 1) until Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Fitzgerald's in Houston, Texas (not Friday, Nov. 1, as previously announced). Esquivel has been receiving treatment for acute neuritis (or ...

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GENE SIMMONS Speaks Out On Marriage, Religion And KISS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons conducted an interview with Australia's Courier Mail last week in which he offered up the usual number of verbal nuggets that are certain to raise a few eyebrows. The following are some of the highlights of the interview as they appear in the online version of the story: On organized religion: ...

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HALFORD Drummer: I Never Said ROB Was Rejoining JUDAS PRIEST

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has issued an official statement in an attempt to dispel some of the rumors surrounding frontman Rob Halford's possible return to JUDAS PRIEST. The following is Jarzombek's message to the HALFORD fans, originally posted on the group's official message board on Tuesday, October 22: "To all, "I logged onto the boards ...

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WESTWORLD To Host Release Party For New Album

WESTWORLD, the New York-based group featuring Tony Harnell (TNT), Mark Reale (RIOT), Bruno Ravel (DANGER DANGER), and John O'Reilly (BLUE OYSTER CULT, RAINBOW), will be hosting a release party for their new album, entitled "Cyberdreams", on November 6 at Don Hills in New York City. Fans can pre-order "Cyberdreams" via the band's official web site ...

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