NewsJune 30, 2008 – 11:25

Well into their second decade of existence Hollywood glam cult heroes Spiders & Snakes are going stronger than ever. The band will make appearances at the only two summer rock festivals that matter, Pryor, Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma Festival on July 9th (with Firehouse, Jackyl, Ratt and more) and San Antonio’s South Texas RockFest on July 11th (with the Bulletboys, Skid Row, Dokken, Jetboy and Queensryche). Lastly, the band will appear on an as yet untitled tribute album to Guns N’ Roses released by Cleopatra Records with artists such as Jack Russell from Great White, Stevie Rachelle from Tuff, Gilby Clarke from GN’R and many more

Now available: The fourth CD-compilation in the „ZK“ series. As usual it was created with the help of the Mad Butcher“ label. The CD was again initiated by the groups „Socialist Culture Work“ and Cable Street Beat-strictly antifascist“ Gütersloh. 21 international music bands gave us songs for this project. They come from all over Europe and Russia. As always you will get a brilliant mixture of best Punk, SKA, Hardcore, Streetpunk/OI, Reggae, Mod and Northern Soul. It is worth far more than the 5 Euros, they want you to pay

Sharon Toxic, founder of Toxic Vision Clothing is holding a rock n’ roll charity fashion show on July 25th, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. There will be a lot of celebrity guests and media coverage, check website for details as and when posted. They are still looking for sponsors! If you or anyone you know would be interested in being a part of this event, please e-mail

The Crash Moderns will be performing live at NYC’s, The Knitting Factory – Main Space. On July 10th. The show is ALL AGES! Doors open at 7pm and showtime is at 8:30pm.  Also performing will be Retro Ignite, Lion of Ido, and Spiraling

Today (30.06.08) YAA are really glad to announce the release of ESTHERS album “Lie to me, I love a good story”! In Sweden you can get it at your record dealer of confidence, or you can order the album directly from the band, it’s also possible to buy mp3s at klicktrack and on the bands myspace page. As a first appetiser you can find two songs from the album here

InterviewsJune 29, 2008 – 07:40

Interview with Blacklist Union (June 2008)

NewsJune 26, 2008 – 12:51

For those amongst you who have ordered the Loyalties vinyl LP from FW Music Store, they have received word from their distributor that the LP version won’t be ready until early-to-mid July; this is due to a manufacturing delay at the vinyl pressing plant. Stay tooned and they will of course keep you posted on any further developments

Jackviper are pleased to announce that David ‘The Dominator’ Domminney will be joining them as their new permanent lead vocalist for all future engagements. His first show will be at the newly refurbished Purple Turtle, Camden, London, UK on 25th June 2008! Domminney will appear on all tracks on their forthcoming debut album ’33 Degrees of Hypocrisy’ due for worldwide release in 2008. New pictures of the line-up have been posted on their MySpace page in the pictures section so go take a look

SPiT LiKE THiS have been confirmed for the 2008 Hard Rock Hell Festival to be held in North Wales (UK) December 5th-6th. Hard Rock Hell is one of the biggest rock festivals held in the UK and looks set to become a regular date in the rock and metal calendar. Also on the bill for 2008 are Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy, Budgie, The Wildhearts, Viking Skull, Tigertailz and loads more. For more information on Hard Rock Hell visit URL

The Army of Freshman’s ‘No Van’s Land’ Mini USA Summer Tour starts this weekend… They’ll be testing out the new songs live so start planning those road trips and spread the word on the tour and new record. Check URL for full tour listings

New Generation Superstars now have tickets available for the Bulldog Bash (£45, cheaper than on the main site), the guys will be playing on 9th August, headlining the Area 81 tent @ 18:45. Email if you’re interested in obtaining tickets from the band

Z Rock 2009 looks highly likely to be staged during April or May 2009. They are presently  talking to many parties and have 4 acts so far who want to support the cause and play at the longest running melodic rock festival in Europe. 2009 will be the events tenth anniversary therefore if it is to be staged they are determined to make it a show to be remembered. If you want to help them spread the word for the event email

Butch Walker has announced that all tickets will get refunded. If you purchased your tickets through Ticketmaster, please visit their site for info. If you purchased your tickets from a venue, please contact the venue box office

NewsJune 24, 2008 – 11:43

Swedish punk rockers Millencolin will embark on a UK tour in September 2008, in support of Machine 15 – their latest album and the first one since 2005’s Kingwood. Machine 15 is out now on Burning Heart / Epitaph Records. For more information on tour dates visit URL or URL

“Rip Curl Boardmasters announces headliners for the 2008 Beach Sessions, Fistral Beach, Newquay, UK”. The organisers of the 2008 Rip Curl Boardmasters are pleased to announce that alongside premier surf, BMX and skating action will be seven days of live music beginning with the now infamous Beach Sessions, showcasing the best up and coming talent currently creating a buzz on the music scene alongside some established names. Kicking things off on Monday August 4th will be a very special impromptu live set from Elliot Minor. The band’s infamous blend of pop and punk has earned them an ironclad fan base as well as their own headline tour. The band’s free show at this year’s Rip Curl Boardmasters will be one of many special guest appearances taking place in the trade village. If Elliot Minor wasn’t already enough, Monday night will see South Wales’ Kids In Glass Houses take to the stage as the first official Beach Session set of the week. Tuesday will see indie-rockers British Sea Power take to the stage for an unforgettable live show. Thursday’s line-up, is hosted by Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing, and will see more eclectic artists taking to the stage. Taking a break from the Beach Sessions, live music for the week will then move to the stunning cliff top location at Watergate bay for this Rip Curl Boardmasters Unleashed. Music will come from the likes of Groove Armada, The Pigeon Detectives, special guests The Zutons and The Futureheads plus many more. The full line-up is available from URL. The Beach Sessions returns to Fistral Beach on Sunday evening for the Rip Curl Boardmasters official closing party. Beach Sessions tickets are priced £12.50/night. Tickets available from URL from 9am on 21 June. Charger tickets entitle access to all 5 Beach Sessions plus a weekend ticket to Rip Curl Boardmasters Unleashed priced £99.99. For all press enquiries please contact Holly Williams or James Rodd on 0207 348 5200

Rock City News is moving to a brand new home @ 5552 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (between Wilton and Western)

New Egostatic song “Ticking Timebomb” available now on myspace for FREE Download

The Brian Jonestown Massacre ‘Just Like Kicking Jesus’ (mini-album) release Date: July 28th. This mini album of 5 songs (4 never released before) runs over 27 minutes and was recorded in Reykjavik, check the bands myspace page for upcoming UK tour dates

ReviewsJune 24, 2008 – 11:13

Judge Jackson – S/T
No One Gets Out Alive II
The Stript – 6 Track Promo
The Quireboys – Live @ Barfly, Cardiff, UK (June 2008)

Song of the WeekJune 24, 2008 – 11:11

Mind Infection - Already Gone (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

NewsJune 22, 2008 – 12:23

Butch Walker is having to postpone his tour and completing his record for personal reasons “I’m gonna have to do my tour later yall… So sorry for anyone who bought plane tickets and made travel plans (I know a lot of you do this and I’m not happy either), but I have to do what’s right. I promise, I will make it up to you with an amazing record and all tour dates rescheduled. Thanks for understanding”

The Dogs Divine have received a full endorsement from Nady Wireless. The Dogs join Nady’s impressive and extensive roster with artists such as Slash, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Steve Vai, and Eric Sardinas

29th June will see Zombina and the Skeletones appearing at a daytime festival in Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth (UK) with The Dead Class, Kyoga, Random Feedback, Sheepy and bizarrely, The Christians (check their website for further upcoming gigs). Brutarian Magazine have pressed another 1000 CD copies of their long sold-out Monsters On 45 album! They will be selling them at upcoming shows starting next month… if you can’t make any, but still want one you can get them at the Brutarian website

NewsJune 19, 2008 – 12:34

The Crash Moderns need you! They have been selected as a top 10 finalist in the Sabian Dream Spot Band Competition! The voting has already started. The band with the most fan votes will win the honor of joining the lineup for the 2008 Vans Warped Tour along with $10,000 in band gear. They REALLY want this and see it as an amazing opportunity. HOW TO VOTE: 1. You can vote 10 TIMES a day. 2. You can vote EVERYDAY 3. You can use more than one computer increasing their chances of winning (The voting is tracked by IP address so you can vote 10 times a day from EACH computer and/or PDA that you have access to). 4. To vote, go to URL, click on their picture and begin voting. Refresh your browser between votes. You will be alerted after you’ve voted 10 times for that day

This weekend is chock-full of Rock’n'Roll goodness, courtesy of ‘The CosmoSonics’ The guys will be playing the following 2 shows: 20 June, 9pm @ Smiling Moose, Southside, Pittsburgh PA and 21 June, 9pm @ Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH

Get ready for a Dictators tour of Spain starting the first week of October, and while you’re waiting, make sure you pick up the new Patti Rothberg album ‘Double Standards’ featuring JP Thunderbolt Patterson

Pete Blast is winding his way down the East Coast of the US promoting his new CD ‘A Plush Horse… With a Monkey String’. The first 2 dates are this weekend in NYC, 21 June @ Desmonds Tavern, Park Avenue and 22 June @ Otto’s Shrunken Head & Tiki Bar, 14th St., East Village. More dates to be announced soon

Make sure to check out the FW Music Store and grab yourself copies of the following beauties: Gluecifer Kings of Rock – Best of & Rarities 2-CD £15.99; The Maharajas In Pure Spite £12.99 (The Hellacopters’ fans will no doubt appreciate this Norwegian rock combo); and Warner E Hodges Centerline £12.99. There’s lots more coming, so make sure to keep checking back

Chavis Records along with Vater Percussion are happy to announce that Bulletboys drummer Ryche Green has received a full endorsement from Vater. Ryche has chosen the Vater Fatback 3A as his stick of choice. Ryche will now join Vater’s list of impressive and extensive artists such as Wild Mick Brown (Dokken), Allen Schellenberger (Lit), Cody Hanson (Hinder), Ryan O’Keefe (Airbourne), Ryan Yerdon (Puddle Of Mudd), Josh Freeze, plus many more elite artists. Bulletboys were recently signed to Chavis Records. Full details of the new release and tour will be announced in the coming weeks

VUE cinema’s around the UK will be showing the 2008 Wembley Foo Fighters gig on the 24th June @ 8.40pm. Tickets available from URL or Call 08712 240 240

ReviewsJune 18, 2008 – 13:36

Hundred Million Martians – Marseille

Song of the WeekJune 17, 2008 – 11:02

Wickhead - Take Me (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)