Archive News - 2002 (Part 2)

Gutter Queens announce their first gig in the UK! MARCH 2nd West Kensington, London. The show starts early and there is a tight schedule, be sure to make it on time. Sunday March 2nd 3pm - 11pm, Plush* @ Club West One Four, West Kensington, more info TIMETABLE: 15:00 Doors. Bar Opens; 16:00-16:30 The Roolettes; 16:45-17:15 Zen Motel; 17:30-18:00 Loose Thread; 18:15-19:00 The Egos; 19:15-20:00 The Gutter Queens; 20:15-21:00 Neil Leyton Acoustic; 21:15-22:00 Rat Daddy; 22:30 Bar Closes; 23:00 Curfew The 1st Annual North East Cruefest on May 31st will have to be changed to another location due to "Station" club tragedy in R.I. Our Prayers & Condolences go out to all that lost their lives and to their families & friends Great White set fire to club with pyro act Stellar Tuesday Live Shows: - Feb 20 - Niagra - Eric Solo Acoustic; Feb 22 - 10:00pm - West Strand Grill, 5 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY; Feb 24 - CD Release Party - Lotus, 409 W 14th Street @ Washington Street, NYC; March 29 - The Chance, 5 Crannell Street, Poughkeepsie, NY - W/ Stephen Pearcy (formerly of Ratt) R.S.Saidso and Craig Cashew of the recently departed Trash Brats have been talking and working on a new project and are looking for another guitar player Lynch Mob, the band led by former Dokken and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club; Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick; Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre; Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - City Limits; Mar. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar; Mar. 19 - Concord, CA - Bourbon Street; Mar. 20 - Palo Alto, CA - The Icon; Mar. 21 - Sacramento, CA - The Roadhouse; Mar. 26 - Denver, CO - Cervantes; Mar. 27 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Gardens; Mar. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Expose Queer For Girls need your help. Call your local radio stations and favourite magazines and demand more QFG. In return you will never have to pay to see a QFG show! QFG will also pay $100.00US to the best fan site devoted to QFG! Ask your local record stores to carry their CD - if you succeed in getting a store to carry their CD they will pay you $10.00US+a free CD and CDrom! (store must take at least 10 copies). They also want to know what clubs you want to see them at. If you provide them with the club name and contact info and they book a show through the information you provide they will pay you $25.00US + 4 tickets to the show! Remember QFG are an independent band and this is the way they do bizness FastLane Records are back on track with new releases ranging from Mars Needs Women to Best Of Seven both Feb/March releases FastLane Records have launched FLR radio! You can now access FLR radio 24-7. Listen to full streams of selected songs off each FLR artist release. Listen before you buy American Hi-Fi will starting their headlining tour, February 2003, make sure to check their website to see when they're coming to a town near you The Erotics have been banned from playing Cruefest 2003, for acting too rude and obnoxious while performing at the 2002 event Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman has resurfaced as the host of "The Ball", a two-hour hard rock/heavy metal radio program airing every Saturday night on 97.1 KLSX A brand new Mike Tramp track, titled "Don't Want To Say Goodnight", has been posted online. "Don't Want To Say Goodnight" comes off the ex-White Lion singer's forthcoming solo album, "More To Life Than This", due in Europe on March 17 through UlfTone Music Shameless will be headlining the Glam Attack Festival in Italy Lizzy Borden have announced two California shows at the end of March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 28 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy Theatre; Mar. 29 - W. Hollywood, CA @ The Foxx Club Marky DeSade of Revlon Red has made the following statement due to spreading confusion regarding the band and merchandise: - "Our website is Our mailing address is the same as on our site, it's never changed. It is: Circle A Productions, P.O.Box 1301, Culver City, CA 90232-1301. Our hotline ('the revline') is still the same too: (213) 891-3818, as is our email: Our photo pages need to be updated, as drummer Billy Mayhem is no longer in the band, he was replaced by Seann Scott, former drummer of Mother Mercy, Suicide Alley, Black Widow & Fire Fire Fame. And most importantly, our merch page needs updating, as it advertises that we are still selling our two demo tapes on cassette and we are not. What we have available is both 6 song demos presented together on one 12 song CD. It is $10 plus $2 S&H. Checks and Money Orders should NOT be made to W.Ahern anymore. They SHOULD be made to: M. DeSantis and mailed to our P.O.Box. Shipping is at least 1 to 2 months minimum!!! And please discourage people from buying the bootleg from whoever is selling it or anything else of ours on Ebay!!! As far as band news, we are discussing a major label deal with a big time agent who is connecting us with famous rock stars to write new material with and to shop around. Meanwhile, we are still in the studio working on our full length CD, which is almost done Skid Row are hard at work editing their first-ever DVD, titled "Under The Skin The Making of Thick Skin", tentatively due on April 30 Finnish band H.I.M. have announced a special one-off show at the Mean Fiddler/Astoria in London, England on Saturday, May 3 Sweden's The Hellacopters, have lined up the following Scandinavian tour dates during February/March: - Feb. 27 - Malmö, SWE @ KB; Feb. 28 - Helsingborg, SWE @ Tivoli; Mar. 01 - Lund, SWE @ Blender@Tegnérs Matsalar; Mar. 07 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel; Mar. 08 - Karlskoga, SWE @ Wictoria; Mar. 11 - Halden, NOR @ Studenthuset; Mar. 12 - Stavanger, NOR @ Folken; Mar. 13 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller; Mar. 14 - Bergen, NOR @ Hulen; Mar. 15 - Trondheim, NOR @ Studentersamfundet; Mar. 26 - Åre, SWE Bygget; Mar. 27 - Sälen, SWE @ HC; Mar. 28 - Umeå, SWE @ Umeå Open Reunited California rockers Y&T have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: - Feb. 13 - Barcelona, ESP @ Razzamatazz II; Feb. 14 - Madrid, ESP @ Macumba; Feb. 15 - Puente La Reina, ESP @ Sala Garés; Jun. 21 - Hardenberg, NETH @ Poppodium "Girls, girls, girls / GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS" Vince Neil screamed on one of his more famous and now classic rock metal hits with Motley Crue. Now Neil is looking for more girls and he is offering $25,000 for the best one he can find. He is on a quest to find the sexiest woman in America. Of course there is a hidden agenda. The whole exercise is hyping up his next album called More Girls, Girls, Girls. Neil will release the album just in time for Valentines Day. The former Crue frontman is heading to Vegas to host the More Girls, Girls, Girls "talent quest" on February 13th, at Jaguar's Gentlemen Club. He says it will be the "wildest, most Erotic topless competition ever held" and he is looking for "the classiest, most beautiful, most talented and of course the sexiest girls". According to the program "the contestants will be judged on four categories, original costume, Lingerie, poise and personality and The Lap Dance! As part of the competition and entertainment, some of the lucky soles in the star-studded audience will be chosen for the tantalizing lap dance performance". They also say "Vince Neil's Girls, Girls. Girls competition combines the exciting elements seen in the production of American Idol, with the sizzle found in the hottest beauty pageants around the world." And then what is next for Neil? He's going to franchise the idea. "Neil has committed to a "Girls" franchise, that will begin in Vegas, and will continue with worldwide competitions, including South Beach, Latin America and Cannes" they say. "Neil is working with an experienced licensing team that will ensure many entertainment windows for "Girls" including movies, calendars, television and apparel" Cheap Trick announce a handful of European gigs: - 03/06/03 Copenhagen, DEN Amager Bio; 03/07/03 Hamburg, GER Schalchthof; 03/08/03 Berlin, GER Columbia Fritz; 03/10/03 Amsterdam, HOL Paradiso 03/11/03 Cologne, GER Gloria; 03/13/03 London, UK Royal Albert Hall Former Erotics Guitarists Uzi is looking to start his own band called 'Avatar' Reunited LOVE/HATE have lined up a U.K. tour in April Sam Yaffa has joined Joan Jett for a full US tour Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has officially re-launched Simmons Records and is currently seeking to sign artists in all popular music genres Motley Crue have signed a deal with Universal Music Enterprises to re-release all of their albums with bonus tracks on April 1. They will also issue a new greatest hits album on March 4, DVD releases of "Lewd, Crued & Tattoed" and "VH1 Behind the Music: Mötley Crüe" in April and another video collection later in the year, and a career-spanning box set for the holiday season Former Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy is working on a book called "RaTales", which is set to chronicle the Los Angeles band's rise to fame and eventual implosion due to much-publicized personal differences The new Lynch Mob album, containing new recordings of classic Lynch Mob and Dokken tracks featuring singer Robert Mason, is to be titled Revolution. The album will be released by Deadline in the US in late March/early April Tazzberry Blue website is now online According to their website, Smelly Boggs will open for Pretty Boy Floyd at Transilvania Live (Milano) The Trash Brats have called it quits after 15 years. Therefore there is one last chance to get your hands on Trash Brats merchandise. These things are available on a first come first serve basis. There is a very limited supply of these items and all these things will not be available again. There are also a few odds an ends that are not listed on the website. If you would like a complete list or are curious about items that are not listed. Email at for a complete list or questions Check out Scott Stevens (Former Bang Gang guitarist) new band, 'The Exies' New Pocket Rockets' album available in Spring Great White will be filming a live DVD at their upcoming show in Hartford, Connecticut on Feb. 23. According to singer Jack Russell's official web site, "Any person that attends the show should keep their ticket stub and they will be able to pre-order the DVD from Knight Records with a $5.00 discount. The DVD will be released in May with a regular price for the DVD of $15.00 + shipping Upcoming DEF LEPPARD U.S. dates: - Mar. 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center; Mar. 22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse; Mar. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena; Mar. 25 - Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center; Mar. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills; Mar. 28 - Chicago, IL @ UIC; Mar. 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena; Apr. 01 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena; Apr. 02 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Apr. 04 - St. Paul, MN @ Excel Energy Center; Apr. 05 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center; Apr. 07 - Erie, PA @ Erie Civic Center; Apr. 08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Spectrum; Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre; Apr. 11 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre; Apr. 12 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre; Apr. 14 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center; May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico will appear on the show "Hollywood Squares" on CBS on Monday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m. Other guests include John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Casey Kasem, Jean Kasem, John Tesh, Connie Selleca and Martin Mull, with Dame Edna in the center square The Herald Sun reports that casting has begun for the AC/DC road movie "Thunderstruck". The most prominent actor to be cast is Stephen Curry ("The Castle"). Newcomer Jason Gann, star of the short film "Wilfred", has also won a part. The film is about five friends who make a pact during AC/DC's Australian Tour in 1991 that the first of them to die will be buried in the grave next to their idol, late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott Negotiations are reportedly underway for an "Ozzy Osbourne" car to race in a live NASCAR Winston Cup event. No further information is available at this time Queensryche's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 will now not surface through EMI Records until April 22. No reason was given for the delay. Each of the records has been repackaged with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, memorabilia and liner notes by lead vocalist Geoff Tate and Paul Suter Former Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler says that he would love to reunite with his former bandmates, even if it means putting up with the notoriously unpredictable frontman Axl Rose again TNT's eagerly anticipated EP 'Taste' is complete. The band have arranged a showcase for delegates and press/media during the Bylarm Festival ( in Trondheim, Norway, Saturday 15th February. It will be held at a small club called Fru Lundgreens Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got sucker-punched by his furious girlfriend at the upscale men's club Jaguar in Las Vegas New Year's Eve after performing with groping strippers Faster Pussycat/Bang Tango UK Tour has been postponed Former Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler will perform most of GN'R's classic "Appetite For Destruction" LP at the debut live appearance of his new band on March 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada Tommy Lee bassist Marty O'Brien has posted the following update via the message board of the unofficial Lee web site "Both Tommy and I are just spending lots of time at home writing new songs... He's up at Tommyland in the big studio working on new stuff, and I'm over at uh… Martyland?… working on the Marty-mini-studio on my own stuff.. Not sure if any of my ideas will end up as Tommy Lee songs, but you never know. I've gone up to Tommyland a few times to lay down some bass on some Tommy Lee demos. In other news, since Tommy Lee is in writing mode and not touring, I'm taking advantage of the time off, and you can be sure to see me touring my ass off around the world with whoever wants me to join their band… In 2 weeks I'll be touring in Japan, playing in a new band called Population-1 [fronted by former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt]." Blender magazine has published an article claiming that "Axl Rose blew off the Guns n' Roses' sold-out concert in Philadelphia leading to the collapse of their tour after a radio personality was rude about him Ken Downing of Judas Priest shocked his lover by announcing he wanted to put on a wedding dress. The veteran guitarist made the demand after he spotted a bride in a restaurant. His girlfriend was dumbstruck and the couple later split New tribute record entitled Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, featuring current and former members of bands including Aerosmith, Dokken, Dangerous Toys, TNT, XYZ, Enuff Znuff, Watchtower, Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot, Kix and a host of others, out April Versailles Records will release, for the first time in the US, legendary glam rock band T-Rex's front man Marc Bolan's first solo album, You Scare Me to Death, in stores in March Kip Winger will be on tour in 2003 singing and playing guitar for the Alan Parson's Project Black Market Publishing have released "An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx", by Jake Brown, on paperback, available for order at prior to its April in-store release The Misfits have announced details of their 25th Anniversary European tour, set to kick off on Jan. 22 in Barcelona, Spain Mickey Finn has died TNT have set "Taste" as the title for their recently-completed new EP, due in the spring The Wildhearts have arranged several acoustic in-store appearances to promote next week's single launch of "Stormy in the North - Karma in the South" in the UK The long awaited debut album from Queer For Girls is available Glitterbug drummer leaves band Poisin Jett Gunz 'Live' CD now available Blackboard Jungle to reunite March this year Crash Kelly video available online Former Electric Boys and current Silverginger 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has finalised the track listing for his live album, "Conny Bloom Live", due in Sweden late January The Astro Vamps have reformed and are noted to be releasing a new CD in the coming months An independently commissioned tribute to Butch Walker is due to be released shortly, with indie bands all over the USA paying tribute. CDs are $10 plus $3 shipping/handling and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Contact Jarrett Beeler for ordering info Brian Masterson (former Drummer of The Orphan Punks) has died Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has confirmed that he has been recording demos and auditioning for the new band formed by ex-Guns n' Roses members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum Joey Tempest of Europe has stated they may embark on a fully-fledged reunion in 2003 Skid Row recorded their recently completed album "Thick Skin", twice in order to make sure that it was a worthy follow-up to their final release with frontman Sebastian Bach. Skid Row are currently shopping "Thick Skin" for a label deal following their split from Atlantic Records. An early 2003 release is expected HIM have completed work on their new album, titled "Love Metal" and is scheduled for an April release through Supersonic/G.U.N. Records Krokus have set 18 January 2003 as the release date for their new album, "Rock The Block" The reality series "The Surreal Life", a takeoff of MTV's "Real World" featuring seven celebrities (to include Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil) will premiere on Thursday 9 January at 9pm Recently reunited band Twisted Sister have announced that they have no plans to record any new material and are saying goodbye to fans in their upcoming "farewell" tour, which will last up to three years January 2003 will see Kiss playing their 30th anniversary tour Enuff Z'nuff's new CD "Welcome To Blue Island" will be released in Japan on July 17 2003 The Erotics have contributed a song for the upcoming Zodiac Mindwarp tribute album "I Am Rock". The song they will be covering is appropriately titled "Fucked By Rock"! Backyard Babies last newsletter of 2002 states that the band are currently looking at various names of producers and will enter the Polar Studio in Stockholm early 2003 Toilet Boys to headline shows in Spain and Portugal Joe Strummer dies of a heart attack at the age of 50 Cherry Bang cancel final show due to an unnamed member unwilling to play the show Scritt Scrat lyricist and resident madman Curly Dratt will marry his longtime sweetheart Sue on the 23 December Jay and Jonni of Sick Six Crush require a bassist for their new musical venture, anyone interested, email Jay Rumours that Guns n' Roses cancelled their tour because of the departure of guitarist Robin Finck and bassist Tommy Stinson have been confirmed by their spokesperson to be false The Murderdolls will be supporting the Deftones at their two headlining shows in Australia during the "off" days on the Big Day Out tour Bangkok Babes never released tunes will be available January 2003, the CD will be titled 'Locket n' Chain' Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has pushed back the release date of his solo CD to late 2003 Julliet release new CD "Passion" on 2 December 2002, the CD will be available worldwide Crush 40 album to be released by Frontiers Records on 24 February 2003 Former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has placed his home up for sale, almost a year-and-a-half after a young boy accidentally drowned in his pool. The house, built in 1991 on nearly 2.5 acres, has six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a media room, a three-car garage and an elevator. Lee, 40, recently released his second solo album (the first under his own name) "Never A Dull Moment", most of which was recorded in his Malibu home Image Entertainment Incorporated are to release the entire BBC's Rock Masters concert series on DVD Brides of Destruction made their live debut at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California on Saturday 14 December 2002 Peppermint Creeps gossip update Bitch reunite to play Europe Sum41 to open for Iron Maiden on their world tour New Grandma Moses promo available online Metal Rules interviews Tommy Floyd Interview about PBF name battle American Hi-Fi's 'The Art of losing - in stores February 25, also, The new single, also titled 'The Art of Losing,' was just added to playlists of radio stations across the U.S. Ajax of Blownaparts denies rumours that he and actress Shawnee Smith are joining forces to form a new musical project Motochrist sign to Heatslick Records Midnight Angel will be entering the studio in January to work on their 1st CD to be released on the FLR label Mars Needs Women to release 'Red Means Go' on February 19 2003 Romeo's Dead 'It's All Your Fault' set to be released January 7 2003 Britny Fox releases Fan Club CD #3. CD is entitled 'The Bite Down Hard Demo Sessions' and features 19 demo tracks. New studio album COMING SOON on Spitfire Records American Hi-fi's new album and single 'Art Of Losing' will be due in stores February 25 2003 One-of-a-kind drumheads from RACER X's "Getting Heavier" (available in Japan, U.S. release date to be announced) recording sessions are being auctioned off via eBay, all proceeds go to charity Hardcore Superstar are currently in the studio with producer Roberto Laghi working on the follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)". The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a ten-week period at a studio in Sweden, is scheduled for an April 28 2003 release. A single will precede the album on March 25 2003 The official reason for Guns n' Roses Friday December 6 2002 concert cancellation at the First Union Center, Philadelphia is due to frontman Axl Rose having "health problems". The remaining North American shows of have been cancelled RATT have announced a gig at the Broadway Club in Everett, Washington on December 14 2002. Three more Washington shows will take place during January. Dates and venues will be announced soon JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer and guitarists Matt Sorum, Slash, and Gilby Clarke, Gene Simmons of KISS, and C.C. Deville and Rikki Rocket of POISON will be holding a benefit on Tuesday 10 December 2002 at Los Angeles Key Club to support Animal Avengers Reunited British band THUNDER are currently putting the finishing touches on their comeback album, "Shooting At The Sun", due late February 2003 TOILET BOYS have secured the opening slot on the upcoming RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS European tour SKID ROW are currently shopping their already-completed new album, "Thick Is The Skin", for a label deal following their split with Atlantic Records Former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has commenced the mixing process for his live album, "Conny Bloom Live", at a studio in Stockholm, Sweden. 18 tracks have been selected to appear on the CD, among them "All Lips & Hips" and "Captain Of My Soul" as well as material from his solo album and the short-lived TITANIC TRUTH project, scheduled for a late January release According to, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, nothing has yet been confirmed Reb Beach is no longer believed to be eyeing a return to DOKKEN. Beach, who has been writing material for a new WINGER album as well as a new solo record, is said to have other commitments, the search for a guitarist is still underway It is rumoured that Yngwie J. Malmsteen threatened to kill a fellow passenger on a flight to Tokyo, Japan after the woman poured a glassful of water on the guitarist. The passenger, who had no prior contact with Yngwie, allegedly overheard Malmsteen making derogatory comments about homosexuals and decided to show her disapproval by emptying the contents of her glass on the hefty axeman Five New Kidd Wicked tunes Tommy Lee and fiancée Mayte Garcia drew stares on November 30 2002 at Les Deux Cafes, Los Angeles when it became apparent that Mayte was sporting with a huge shiner. U.S. weekly magazine reported. "She had cover-up on her left eye, but you could easily see she had a big black eye" Stone Rose announce they are to reform Glitzine is proud to welcome it's 2 newest staff members 'Noele' and 'Lycan' Kick are working on their third album, scheduled for release in early 2003… working title is 'K3' SPARKLING BOMBS will enter the studio in February 2003 in order to record their first full-length CD following their debut 5-song CD 'From Bubblegum Fun To Glittered Depression' FLR have recently, inked deals with two of Europe's biggest distribution companies. They also state that 2003 will be the year of breaking new acts PBF to tour the UK and Italy: - 02/07/03, Bradford, England, Rios. 02/08/03, Nottingham, England, Rock City. 02/09/03, Dudley, England, J.B's. 02/10/03, TBA. 02/11/03, TBA. 02/12/03, TBA. 02/13/03, TBA. 02/14/03, Milan, Itlay, Transylvania Live. 02/15/03, Pinarella di Cervia (Ravenna), Italy, Rock Planet Anyone interested in the following Heart Throb Mob Videos, drop this email a line (Hit List, Eat Your Heart Out and music videos they produced) LOCKESTAR now available on MP3.COM This might be next HOT Spot in L.A., check it out: - The Foxx Club, 3387 Motor Ave., West L.A . (off the 10 Fwy in West L.A. close to Culver City) (310) 839-2500 WEBSITE Friday January 3rd - TOTAL CHAOS, Lower Class Brats, N.Y. Relics and Resist&Exist @ The Showcase, $10/7:30pm Check out Canadian band Crash Kelly (70's FM radio influenced guitar glam band from Toronto, featuring members of 69 Duster, Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rockstars and others). Album to be released March 2003 Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs Finland's THE 69 EYES will release their third single from their latest CD, "Paris Kills", in January 2003. Other news, the group have announced the following Russian gigs during March: Mar. 08 - Moscow, RUS @ DK Gordunova; Mar. 09 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Malaya Arena Ubileinogo Backyard Babies are currently hard at work in the rehearsal studio preparing demos for their new album. Dregen is well on the way to recover from the assault. They announced that the Gibson guitar launch has started out with competitions in various magazines around the world and they have set a street date for the guitars (February 10 2003), however, you can buy them directly from the band now. All you need to do is email with your mc/visa/amex card number or send an international money order made out to united stage management, including your shipping address and phone number. In the meantime, the band has joined the world of sports by becoming an official endorser of their local hockey team, Nässjö Hockey Club. The endorsement consists of the skull logotype being spraypainted in one of the face-off circles! Dogs to tour with Alice Cooper: - Dec. 1 TYLA (solo) gig in UK @ The Garage, London; Dec. 2 Effert, Germany- Thuringenhalle; Dec. 3 Cologne, Germany- E-Werk; Dec. 4 Berlin, Germany- Columbiahalle; Dec. 5 Dresden, Germany- Alter Schlachthof; Dec. 7 Munich, Germany- Colosseum; Dec. 8 Pratteln, Switzerland- Z7; Dec. 9 Montichiari, Italy- Palageorge; Dec. 11 Barcelona, Spain- Palau Sant Jordi; Dec. 12 Madrid, Spain- Bullring Leganes; Dec. 14 Lisbon, Portugal- Pavilho Atlantico Nikki Sixx explain their why they have changed their new band name on numerous occasions "COCKSTAR got shot down cause certain folks in the music industry didn't have a sense of adventure, MOTORDOG was taken and well... BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION is about the coolest name since LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH, so we kept it". With regards to the vibe within the group - which is completed by L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi and vocalist London LeGrand - Nikki said: "I feel so fortunate to be in this situation, to see people truly having to work double time (me too) to show their passion for the band. No spoiled rock star shit here..." Gotham City Strip Club to present a Peppermint Creeps, Sick Six Crush and Pretty Boy Floyd Show on November 30th This is Eddie Electra from Peppermint Creeps. As some of you may already know, Traci Michaelz (drummer from Creeps) was the drummer for Heart Throb Mob. He is now aware of the T- shirt being sold @ Walmart and is investigating this matter for a possible lawsuit. His likeness is being used without his permission. Mary and Kate Ashley are filthy rich and the LEAST their organization can do is pay him. ANYONE with pertinent info on this matter (stores you've seen it at, etc.) please leave all the details on Glitzinet and we'll go from there. Thanx! Lord of the New Church European Tour: - 25/4 Bordeaux - France venue tba; 26/4 Spain/France venue tba; 27/4 Spain venue tba; 28/4 Spain venue tba; 29/4 Spain venue tba; 30/4 Madrid - Spain @ Gruta'77; 1/5 Jerez - Spain @ venue tbc; 2/5 Spain @ venue tba; 3/5 Barcelona - Spain @ venue tba; 4/5 France venue tba; 5/5 Marseille - France @ Le Poste à Galéne; 6/5 Italy venue tba; 7/5 Rome - Italy venue tba; 8/5 Milan - Italy venue tba; 9/5 Zug - Switserland @ Galvanik; 10/5 Neuchatel - Switzerland @ La Case a' Chocs; 11/5 Trier - Germany @ Exhaus; 12/5 Winterthur - Switzerland @ Albani Club; 13/5 Vienna - Austria @ Arena; 14/4 Nürnberg - Germany @ Hirsch; 15/5 Jena - Germany @ Rosenkeller; 16/5 Dresden - Germany @ Groovestation; 17/5 Berlin - Germany @ Wild at Heart; 18/5 leipzig - Germany @ Conne Island; 19/5 Hannover - Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz; ?/5 Kopenhagen - Denmark- venue tba; ?/5 Gothenburg - Sweden - venue tba; ?/5 Stockholm - Sweden -venue tba; ?/5 Malmö -Sweden -venue tba. Delays in the regular process of travel and registration have caused The Lords US Tour, as well as many other intercontinental entertainment events to be postponed. The Lords will begin their US Tour as soon as these matters are resolved FastLane Records to release Mars Needs Women debut titled 'Red Means Go' in February', two tracks have been produced by Butch Walker (Red Means Go and Jennie Lies). MNW front man Shawn McCabe also fronted Skid Row under the moniker 'Ozone Monday' and will have a track on Skid Row's upcoming record titled Born A Beggar The WILDHEARTS to release a DVD in March, 2003. The disc will feature every promo clip the band have filmed, with commentary from Ginger on each clip. The band are also planning to release another DVD later on in 2003, which will be more "warts 'n' all" Keri Kelli will be appearing in L.A. GUNS as a stand-in for Tracii Guns while Tracii is busy with BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION. Brent Muscat will also join Keri as an additional member of L.A. Guns. The band will perform in Las Vegas at the House Of Blues on November 29th SHOTSFIRED, the new band led by former BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd, will be opening for NASHVILLE PUSSY on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at The Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California Y&T's live album will be released in Japan on January 29th, 2003 BON JOVI guitarist Richie Sambora has revealed that the band will play the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVII, taking place January 26th in San Diego Hanoi Rocks: 13 Shots On The Rocks has already gone gold even before being released in Finland Trash Brats Tour Dates: - Dec. 1-Duffy's, Lincoln NE; Dec. 2-Lion's Lair, Denver, CO; Dec. 3-Burt's Tiki Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT; Dec. 4-ark-a'ik , Reno, NV; Dec. 5-The Parkside, San Fran, CA w/Superbees; Dec. 6-The Garage, L.A., CA w/Superbees; Dec. 7-Kensington Club, San Diego, CA w/Superbees; Dec. 8-Vaudeville, Tucson , AZ w/Superbees; Dec. 9-Nita's, Tempe, AZ; Dec. 10-Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM; Dec. 11-Green Door, Oklahoma City, OK; Dec. 12-Kirby's Beer Store, Wichita, KS; Dec. 13-The Pyro, Kansas City, MO; Dec 14- Second Story-Bloomington, IN; Dec. 27-TBA, Atlantic City, NJ; Dec 29-O'Brien's, Boston, MA; Dec. 30- Don Hills, NYC NY; Dec. 31-TBA Perris Records are giving away anautographed Fender guitar signed by Animal, Every Mother's Nightmare & Roxx Gang to promote their new titles available through Perris Records The Erotics are scheduled to go on tour with Sloppy Seconds on 12/27 they also have a new website, where you can preview new material Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the dates for their Japanese tour in support of their upcoming "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" CD. They are as follows: - Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall; Feb. 22 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall; Feb. 23 - Nagoya, JAP @ Art Theater; Feb. 25 - Sapporo, JAP @ Zepp; Feb. 26 - Sendai, JAP @ Zepp; Feb. 27 - Kawasaki, JAP @ Club Citta'; Mar. 01 - Fukuoka, JAP @ Zepp; Mar. 02 - Hiroshima, JAP @ Astell; Mar. 03 - Osaka, JAP @ NHK Hall. "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" is due Nov. 28 in Finland and Dec. 2 in the rest of the Scandinavia. The Japanese version, titled "Thirteen Shots On The Rocks", will include one bonus track and will surface Dec. 4 via Victor Entertainment Former Black 'N Blue vocalist, Jaime St. James, has recently agreed to a management agreement with the California based Jeff Keller Management. He is also currently in the studio recording new material with the assistance of Warrant's Billy Morris. The new material is a combination of the classic Black 'N Blue sound, mixed with the sounds of St. James, Jaime's former band that released the album American Man late in 2001. The upcoming album will be released in 2003 on a label that is yet to be determined. In addition, Jaime is tentatively planning on taking part in one of the upcoming summer tour packages in 2003 Lockestar to play xmas show with the peppermint creepz at the cat club in Hollywood David Divine and Cory Rotic of The Knockouts and Cory Rotic and Shain Vain of Shock Cinema are now playing under the moniker 'Cheap Vinyl' Ex Prom Queen Starz and Ex Cherry Bang join forces and form 'Drugstore Valentine' Check out Ten Inch Men, described as pop/moody/catchy ala INXS/Smiths/Cure with the coolest dark, sexy lyrics Baby Strange (Paris based band) are looking for distribution of their new album and also need a new drummer and bassist, any interest, email RV