Archive News - 2003 (Part 1)

IMPORTANT NEWS Changes One release their 25th release 'June EP' (named this after the month of release and the fact that it's an extended play CD with multiple tracks), bands include: - Volta, The Egos, Conny Bloom, The Cherrykicks, Cousin Joey, Neil Leyton, Broken Teeth, Goldblade (as well as some hidden gems making up the 6th in this monthly series) Tickets for the Poison/Vince Neil gigs go on sale Saturday 28 June 2003 Cadillac and RAWK House present… Shorty 440, Queer For Girls, Killers and Kings, Killola and The Flairs (guest DJ Cornbread) tonight 27 London 'HIM' signing has now been confirmed as 8 September 2003 at 6pm (approximate time so make sure you keep on eye on the HIM website), Virgin Megastore, 14-19 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1AR, UK (Tel: 020 7631 1234) (Nearest tube is Tottenham Court Road) Penny Lane - Anthology 1991-1998 is now available. The disc contains digitally remastered versions of all Penny Lane's released music to date. 14 tracks in total. This full-colour, fully packaged CD release also contains lots of rare pictures and is actually the first time that their music has been released on CD. This is a Limited Edition release and will only be available while supplies last. Get your copies now from WEBSITE In memory of Brian, Ashleigh and Jimmy of the Orphan Punks are currently going through all their old videos in an effort to re-learn any songs that have not been previously released in the hope of releasing a 2nd Orphan Punks CD, all profit will be donated to Leukaemia research. Keep watch for more news and please, once released, buy this CD, if profit is made it will be going to an extremely good cause 'All That Glitters Is Dead' by The Erotics is now available at their website and will hit most retail chains in the next few weeks Peppermint Creeps will be kicking off their tour on 11 August with a HUGE show/all day event/festival with 'Heavenly Trip To Hell' in Long Beach. The location is top secret until official word is out (very cool location on the beach), discount tickets will be available to purchase online through their website via paypal (you will receive an E-Ticket for admission that you can print off from home or be put on a WILLCALL list at the door). They will also be hosting a 'Meet and Greet' party in Hollywood very soon, tickets available the same way for this too Pretty Boy Floyd are currently on tour with the 'Metal Sludge Tour', drop by WEBSITE for the tour dates Wildhearts gigs: Firm confirmations are beginning to come through for summer shows. You can catch the band at Harlow Square on 3 July and Guilfest on the 4 July. More details including tickets are available at WEBSITE More shows to be confirmed shortly 'The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed' brand new CD is scheduled for an August/September release The Napoleon Blownaparts have on site a single 'Unlucky Star' that will be hitting American radio on the 1 August 2003, they would like everyone to request it when it comes out Detox Darlings will be playing at the Continental, 3 Ave. & St. Marks Pl. NYC on 20 June, Detox are on stage at 9, so don't be late Queer for Girls are playing tonight at the Hard Rock Café, this is the only information we've been given unfortunately The long awaited Nasty Idols - 'The Video Collection' DVD is out now. 2 hours of music from the early 90's including never before seen videos and live performances. The DVD also includes early TV performances and interviews, backstage clips and rare behind the scenes footage. Only $25 - 25 EURO - 220 (svk) order from WEBSITE Trash (ex-members of Neon Bomb) are heading back into the studio so your last chance to catch them for the next couple of months is at The Bull & Gate, London, UK, Thursday 19 June Freewheeler gigs: 25 June, The Underworld, Camden, UK; 27 June, King Billy, Bridge Street, Northampton, UK; 28 June, 15 Caslet Hill, Dudley, UK; 4 July, The Royal Standard, 1a Blackhorse Road, London, UK; 5 July, MS1, West Bute, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, UK; 10 July, Classic Rock Bar, 144 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, UK; 11 July, Town Mill, Bridge Street, Mansfield, UK; 12 July, The Peel, 160 Cambridge Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK; 13 July, Willow Festival, The Embankment, Peterborough, UK; 29 July, Abracaddabras, 46-50 New Street, Burton-on-Trent, UK Mad Margritt have been chosen to perform at this years Atlantis Music Conference, 30 July through till 2 August (showtime to be announced shortly), they are asking fans to come out and show their support at this important event. More gig dates are as follows: 26 June, Club Vinyl, Atlanta, Georgia; 27-28 June, Flanagins, Tucker, Georgia; 4 July, Fourth of July Parade, The Main Street, Sarasota, Florida; 5 July, Grand Prix Festival, Suncoast Offshort, Sarasota, Florida; 11 July, Locos, Newnan, Georgia; 19 July, The Stage Stop, Memphis, Tennessee; 24 July, The Maple Street Mansion, Carrillton, Georgia; 1 August, Club Riviera, Atlanta, Georgia; 16 August, The Main Street Bar & Grill, Harrisonburg, Virginia; 17 August, KISS Expo @ The Charlotte Hilton, Charlotte, North Carolina; 22-23 August, Rhythms, Austell, Georgia; 12-13 September, Gipsons, Douglasville, Georgia; 24-25 October, Fright Fest, Cleveland, Ohio Spindle Tour Dates: - 4 July, Southgate House, Cincinnati, OH; 8 July, Wick's, Louisville, KY; 23 July, Clearwater Theatre, Dundee, IL; 25 July, The Pit, Rockford, IL; 26 July, The Cavern, Cincinnati, OH; 31 July, Frankies, Toldeo, OH; 2 August, Drunk Monkey, Toldeo, OH; 8 August, Emerson Theatre, Indianapolis, IN; 16 August, Xmfest, Pittsburgh, PA; 20 August, CBGBs, NYC; 22 August, W.O. Wrights, Dayton, OH; 23 August, Cavern, Cincinnati, OH; 29 August, Oasis One Sixty, Chicago Heights, IL Ajax Garcia of the Napoleon Blownaparts has been added to the long list of singers who desire to fill what is probably the most talked about vacancy 'The Project' Logans Heroes will be travelling to Japan 1st week in July, check their website for more details Starry Eyes have decided to ditch 'Vanity 4' and stick to their original monicker, look forward to their new single ' Summertime Superstar' Freewheeler will be supporting Danger Danger and Robin Black and the IRS at the Underworld, 25 June, they will also be supporting Robin Black and the IRS on the following dates: - 27 June @ King Billy, Northampton, UK; 28 June @ JB's, Dudley, UK; 5 July @ MS1, Cardiff, UK; 10 July @ Classic Rock Bar, Sheffield, UK; 11 July @ Town Mill, Mansfield, UK; 12 July @ The Peel, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, and don't forget to check them out playing the following gigs: - 4 July @ Royal Standard, Walthamstow, UK; 13 July @ Willow Festival, Peterborough, UK; and 19 July @ Abracadabra's, Burton-on-Trent, UK Prom Queen Starz have finished recording their self-produced CD 'The History of Prom Queen Starz' The Kowalskis are looking for a 'strong' bass player, with great vocal ability, preferably female, interested parties should EMAIL Undercover Slut are currently in negotiations with a British Management Company Spindle have announced that their new message board is active, feel free to chat with other fans, ask questions and talk to the band Cruefest have been donated a Fender Guitar by Scott and Kimberly Weber signed by Vince and his band, Poison and also a couple of the guys from Skid Row The Erotics have a song on the upcoming film 'The Unliving' directed by Fred Olen Ray, HBO are also using some material for upcoming projects. Check out the new CD 'All That Glitters Is Dead', due in stores 17 June and check out Mike's new advice column Peppermint Creeps have available dates from August 10 - September 10 2003 for their 'Creeping into America' Tour and are asking for your help!!! Get the clubs in your area excited about Peppermint Creeps, let them know they want to play their club, they can send promo kits asap and they can be contacted for booking at EMAIL or the CREEPLINE. Peppermint Creeps have also requested that no one diss The Murderdolls due to what happened with the two aforementioned gigs, the situation was completely out of both Peppermint Creeps and The Murderdolls hands, there are no hard feelings between any of the bands and they would like no hard feelings by any fans to any of the bands, as they say, it was completely out of both of their hands The following booking dates are courtesy of Artists Worldwide: - 13 June, Porky's Ribhouse, Fresno, CA; 14 June, The Roadhouse, Sacramento, CA; 16 June, Club Expose, Salt Lake City, UT; 17 June, 32 Bleu, Colorado Springs, CO; 18 June, Hard Rock Café, Denver, CO; 19 June, The Ranch Bowl, Omaha, Nebraska; 21 June, Sammy K's, South Elgin, IL; 23 June, Playmaker's, Fargo, ND; 24 June, The Quest Club, Minneapolis, MN; 26 June, Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa; 27 June, The Machine Shop, Flint, MI; 28 June, The 360, Toronto, Canada; 29 June, Planet Rock, Battle Creek, MI; 30 June, Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH; 1 July, Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ; 2 July, Thunder Dome, Baltimore, MD; 3 July, Rock n' Roll Heaven, Cheektowaga, NY; 4 July, Canoe Place Inn, Hampton Bays, NY; 5 July, Hooplas, Virginia Beach, VA; 6 July, Steel Music Hall, Rochester, NY; 8 July, Don Hills, New York; 9 July, Jaxx, Springfield, VA; 10 July, Money Club, Rock Hill, SC; 11 July, The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA; 12 July, Back Booth, Orlando, FL; 13 July, The Masquerade, Tampa, FL; 16 July, Nite Life Rocks, Little Rock, AR; 17 July, Hard Rock Café, Dallas, TX; 18 July, The Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 19 July, Cynthia Mitchell Pavillion, Spring, Texas; 20 July, Sin 13, San Antonio, TX; 24 July, Sixteen-Fifty, Hollywood, CA; 25 July, Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA….. Dates are subject to change and more dates will be listed soon. Contact Perris for more details Perris Records are proud to announce the signing of Enuff Z'nuff and will be releasing 'Welcome To Blue Island' with 4 bonus tracks on June 17 2003, for band interviews and Radio ID's, contact Chip at: EMAIL Rachel Stamp's 'Black Cherry' video is now available online at WEBSITE, there is also an interview with David Ryder-Prangley at Dixie Tucker Jagermeister have donated Cruefest shot glasses for their event, so every time you drink a shot of jager you get a nice souvenir to take home. Also, the Cruefest online contest is up and running, you have a chance to win two tickets to Cruefest and a box of swag from all the Cruefest bands and the guitar donated by Samick Guitar will be signed by all the Cruefest bands and raffled off to one lucky winner. Among the silent auctions they have a spector bass model rex 2000-4 and a Motley Hot Wheel car signed by Vince, don't forget to get there early to make your bids in the silent auction and buy your raffle tickets Gig dates for bands on Heat Slick: - August 15-16, Motochrist hits the bay area for two shows, venues TBA; August 28-30, Motochrist and Junkyard @ The Serie Z Festival, Cadiz, Spain w/ Twisted Sister, Reverend Horton Heat, Hellacopters, Georgia Satellites, Lords of the Altamont and lots more; August 31-September 3, Motochrist does Spain! Madrid, Barcelona and more w/ The Lords of the Altamont Junkyard have signed to Heat Slick Records to release their newest CD 'Tried and True' on October 28 2003. Motochrist's 'Greetings From the Bonneville Salt Flats' will also be released on October 28. Bay Area trash rockers 'The Blvd Strays' have also joined the Heat Slick ranks… watch out for them playing with Motochrist in August and look out for a full length CD being released in the near future New rock club, Nottingham, UK Tuuli would like to thank all fans who have sent them photos and reviews from their recent visit throughout the UK. They note that there will be a special section added to their website containing all your photos and stories I was contacted by a Murderdolls fan who attended the Anaheim gig and it has been noted that it was not the Murderdolls who dropped Peppermint Creeps at the last minute. They said it was the club that had been switching times round ending with local bands with a following being screwed. No bad blood is wanted from the Creeps and no bad blood was intended by our posting of the previous Cruefest have announced that they have added 2 new bands from Seattle. The bands set for this year are: Livewire83, Drug Under, Love Toyz, Lovehammers, Esovae, Rexway, 13th Step, Black Lamb, Mindshaker and Underride. You can listen to a song by all the above on the Cruefest jukebox Rachel Stamp now have an MP3 site where you can download 3 tracks from the Oceans of Venus CD, including the re-recorded edit of 'Do Me In' Crystal Pistol are playing Unit 20, Friday 30 May, check their website for more details Supermatic (featuring JJ from Marvelous 3 and Butch Walker's Solo Band) will be playing at Vinyl, Atlanta, 6 June. For more info on the band and additional shows, drop by their website Toxic Slut are playing at 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London, UK on Saturday 31 May Backyard babies have announced the name of their new producer as being 'Mr. Joe Barresi' (previously worked with Sheryl Crow, Limp Bizkit, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, Queens of the Stoneage, Hole and L7) The Erotics will be releasing their new CD 'All That Glitters Is Dead' on Friday 13 June at Valentines, 17 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY. The CD should be in major retail stores on Tuesday 17 June The Murderdolls dropped Peppermint Creeps again at the last minute from their 2nd scheduled gig Mad Margritt Shows: - 23 & 24 May, Rhythms, Atlanta, Georgia; 26 June, Earthlink Live, Club Vinyl, Atlanta, Georgia; 27 & 28 June, Flanagins, Atlanta, Georgia; 11 July, Locos, Atlanta, Georgia; 19 July, The Stage Shop, Memphis, Tennessee; 24 July, The Mansion, Atlanta, Georgia; 17 August, The 2nd Charlotte KISS Expo, Charlotte, North Carolina (MM will be signing autographs at the Perris Records Booth, special guests include Bruce Kulick, Lydia Criss (Peter Criss's Ex-Wife) and more!!) Peppermint Creeps were bumped from the Murderdolls gig last night for a lesser band, they will however still be playing at Anaheim. Macy made note that Peppermint Creeps have been awarded the L.A. Music Awards for promotional excellence 2003 Rare Plan Nine t-shirts are currently available on their official website, but be quick, they've only had 30 printed. The guys have also noted that they are currently recording a new song 'living without', which you can listen to an early demo version of on the following link Blackboard Jungle will be playing a one off reunion show on 6 June at the Whisky a-go-go, LA Here's your chance to win some more goodies with American Hi-Fi: - Win a new Gameboy Advance SP from AH and FHM Magazine, as well as AH CD Singles and autographed tour posters. Again, win the same from AH and Silent Uproar and don't forget that you can upload your own concert photos and show reviews on the bands official website Check out the News and Updates on the Queer for Girls website Twisted Sister have provisionally booked to play at the Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton, UK, Thursday 4 September 2003 Primadonnaz show: - Nicks Saloon, 6238 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, Friday 23 May; North Star Bar, Wednesday 11 June. The band have also announced that their new CD is finally finished (5 tracks and a bonus CDROM Video), to be released on 18 July 2003 Undercover Slut have been selected by Roadrunner Records for the 'Ondes de Choc' competition. Over 400 bands participated, only 21 were selected and UC were #3 on their hitlist. From 15 July - 15 October, drop by Roadrunner Records website and vote for the guys Tsar have emerged from the recording studio to play a special show with the Australian band 'Jet': - Saturday 17 May @ 9:30pm, Spaceland, 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles Sevendust have tapped Butch Walker to produce their new CD 'Animosity' It has been officially announced that Stone Temple Pilots vocalist has joined ex-Guns n' Roses members in the project titled 'The Project' The 'All the Pretty Horses' in-studio event is invite only, if you're interested and haven't been invited, contact the band n' see if they'll add you Backyard Babies are currently hard at work in the rehearsal room. They've noted that they will shortly be uploading pictures from the rehearsal sessions on to their website and that they will be announcing their producer-to-be Cosmic Ballroom German Tour Dates: - 22 May, Magdeburg - Projekt 7; 23 May, Lorrach - Burghof; 24 May, Peibenberg - Sowieso; 25 May, Karlsruhe - Krokokeller; 27 May, Lichtenfels - Lizzard; 28 May, Dessau - Beat Club; 29 May, Berlin, K17; 30 May, Rostock - Mau; 31 May, Ahrenburg - Juki42; 1 June, Hamburg - Headbangers Ballroom; 3 June, Kassel - Das Haus; 4 June, Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Musikclub; 5 June, Heidenheim - K2; 6 June, Konstanz - Contrast; 7 June, Buchloe - Jugendzentrum; 8 June, Munchen - Backstage 'Free & Easy' Festival The following updates have happened on the 'Queer For Girls' website: - New Messageboard (open to all to use and abuse); New Song 'Operation Teenage Idol' now available for download; New Live Video and tons of new photos; New Live show listings; you can also join their new improved street team and receive free CDs and more All the Pretty Horses will be hosting another In-Studio event, Friday 30 May - Minneapolis, $5 suggested donation. ATPH will shortly be releasing two new videos 'Lovers' and 'If God Were Caught'. ATPH UK Re-Build Tour has been scheduled for the last two weeks of November 2003. 1st week up North, 2nd week London/South of London. U.S. Gig Dates: - 14 June, Turf Club, St. Paul MN Midway; 28 June, The Eagle, Downtown Mpls; 29 June, Mpls. Pride - Loring Park (after the March), Mpls; 18 July, The Union Terrace, Madison University, Madison, WI; 26 July, The Rock Club, Suburbs of Mpls; 1 August, The Blue Note, Chicago, IL; 30 August, Duluth Pride, Duluth, MN Peppermint Creeps 'Creeps Across America' tour will be happening this summer, check back regularly for updates Peppermint Creeps/The Murderdolls confirm two more shows: Monday 19 May @ The Troubadour (this is a free show, so make sure you turn up early); Tuesday 20 May @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim The Napoleon Blownaparts have just added a new single 'Unlucky Star' to their website for free download Be sure to check out the new 'Fly on the Wall' edition on the BigKidzToys website, this week's edition features a segment between guitarist of The Hives 'Niklas Arson' and the Napoleon Blownaparts frontman and BigKidz chief artist 'Ajax' Robin Black UK Tour Dates: - 28 June, J.B's, Dudley; 30 June, The Victoria Lodge, Victoria Square - Portland; 2 July, The Venue, Edinburgh; 11 July, Town Mill, Mansfield; 12 July, The Peel, Kingston Butch Walker Tour Dates: - 13 May, Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh; 14 May, Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI; 15 May, Abbey Pub, Chicago; 16 May, The Galaxy, St. Louis, MO; 17 May, The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS; 18 May, Knickerbockers, Lincoln, NE; 20 May, 12th and Porter, Nashville, TN; 21 May, Room Ten26, Pensacola, FL; 22 May, Orpheum/The State, Tampa, FL; 23 May, Will's Pub, Orlando, FL; 24 May, The Viper Room, Boynton Beach, FL; 25 May, Imperial, Jacksonville, FL; 29 May, 40 Watt, Athens, GA; 7 June, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Spindle Tour Dates: - 19 May, Charleroi VFW, Pittsburgh; 22 May, Peabodys, Cleveland, OH; 24 May, The Cavern, Cincinnati, OH; 28 May, Bottom Lounge, Chicago; 1 June, Steinerts Pub, Louisville, KY; 3 June, 10 High, Atlanta; 4 June, The Social, Orlando; 6 June, Tasty World, Athens, GA; 7 June, The Nick, Birmingham, AL; 10 June, Slow Bar, Nashville, TN; 14 June, The Cavern, Cincinnati, OH; 4 July, The Southgate House, Cincinnati, OH; 8 July, Wicks, Louisville, KY; 23 July, Clearwater Theatre, Dundee, IL; 25 July, The PIT, Rockford, IL; 26 July, The Cavern, Cincinnati, OH There is a new video available for download on the Wildhearts website, titled 'So In To You' Headbangers ball is back but 'don't expect the hair' Peppermint Creeps/Murderdolls gig: - May 19 at the Troubadour, Hollywood … you can download a flier from the Peppermint Creeps website Bubblegum Kiss are heading into the studio, July 2003, to record their new CD, Robbie, the vocalist has also just finished recording vocals for a Bon Jovi Compilation CD, the song being 'You Give Love a Bad Name', you can hear a clip on their website Logan's Heroes gig guide: - Tuesday 13 May, 10pm, Viper Room, 8852 Sunset Blvd, $10; Tuesday 20 May, 11pm, Voodoo Lounge, 2937 Mission Street, San Francisco; Saturday 24 May, 10pm, iMusicast, 5429 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, $8; Thursday 5 June, 10pm, Cat Club, 8911 Sunset Blvd, $7 Jerry Garcia Band w/Melvin Seals & The Grove will be performing at Don Hills, 511 Greenwich St., NYC on Sunday 18 May, doors open 8pm. Discount advance tickets are available for $15, otherwise it will cost you $20 on the night HIM release their first UK single off their fourth album 'Love Metal', titled 'Buried Alive by Love', available now. Each format contains something special and unique, check their website for more details or just buy the whole lot Rachel Stamp will be performing at Glasgow Barfly (260 Clyde Street, Glasgow, UK) on Sunday 8 June, on stage 10pm; Bradford Rios (Thorn House, Woodhead Road, Bradford, UK) on Saturday 7 June…. More gig dates are to follow Queer For Girls are playing tonight (25.04.03) @ Goldfingers in Hollywood, 11pm Killers and Kings will be playing two live shows with Bubble on May 8th and May 15th in LA, check out their website for further details Spindle Tour Schedule runs as follows: - 26/4/03, Miss Sallys New Rock Showcase, Madison Theatre, Cincinnati; 2/5/03, Hi-Fi, Cleveland; 3/5/03, The Pit Skate Park, Rockford; 4/5/03, Ventilator Studios, Indianapolis; 9/5/03, Tek World, Louisville, KY; 15/5/03, Don Hills, NYC; 16/5/03, Pontiac Grille, Philadelphia; 18/5/03, Krome, South Amboy, NJ; 19/5/03, TBA, Pittsburgh; 22/5/03, TBA, Cleveland; 23/5/03, Frankies, Toledo, OH; 24/5/03, TBA, Cincinnati; 8/6/03, Steinert's, New Albany, IN There is a free American Hi-Fi show on the 28 April at the Knitting Factory, NYC Modern Drummer and American Hi-Fi are also giving you the chance to win a set of Remo Drum Heads autographed by American Hi-Fi Guitar World and American Hi-Fi are giving you the chance to win an MTL Snowboard, autographed by American Hi-Fi Venus Hum are playing Live at The Viper Room, CA, Wednesday 30 April, 9pm. A special Club Bang/Viper Room event! Pretty Boy Floyd have released a new EP (all new material) Poisin Jett Gunz free show: - Tuesday 22 April @ The Voodoo Lounge Fasterpussycat Tour Dates: - SPAIN: 20 May, Aqualung, Madrid; 21 May, Azkena, Vitoria; ITALY: 23 May, Indian's Saloon, Milan; 24 May, La Gabbia, Bassano Del Grappa; 25 May, Alpheus, Rome Peppermint Creeps are playing a FREE show in Hollywood on May 12 @ The Dragonfly, 11pm A trio from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have rendered Guns n' Roses classics into show tunes for a new musical called 'Paradise City'. 'Sweet Child of Mine' is now a 30s swinger, 'Reckless Life' has been given the Michael Jackson feel and 'Paradise City' has been transformed into a gospel hootenanny. The plot is a modernised version of a classic mob film, set in the 30's. Paradise City plays at the Varscona Theater through April 20 Rumour has it that Alice Cooper will be playing the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, UK on Thursday 3 July New Generation Superstars will be supporting Robin Black & the Intergalactic Rockstars for the Nottingham gig and possibly the Dudley gig (previously mentioned), they will also be the support act for Love/Hate at Stoke Robin Black & the Intergalactic Rockstars will be back in the UK in June. Here's 2 dates they're headlining: - JB's, Dudley on Saturday 28 June and Junktion 7, Nottingham on Friday 20 June Motley Crue have decided to call it a day Freewheeler will be supporting Love/Hate on Wednesday 23 April at the Underworld, Camden, London, UK. Stage Time 9pm, Door Fee £13.00. Freewheeler will have a £5.00 guest list, so make sure you let them know if you want to go To hear album tracks from the new 'HIM - Love Metal' CD and win tickets to the download festival click HERE Jerry Vayne has announced that Foxy Roxx are set to start rehearsing again Kelly Osbourne + Very Special Guests, Live at Nottingham Rock City, UK: - Tuesday 24 June 2003, Tickets £10.00 Perris Records has two re-issues this month, firstly, Pretty Boy Floyd's - Electric Boyz with Electric Toyz (re-issued with 5 bonus tracks and new artwork), and secondly, Wyzard's - Knights of Metal, released only on vinyl in 1984, now to be re-issued on CD with a bonus track Undercover Slut's forthcoming CD 'Our Legalize Suicide Sessions' will be available on May 9 2003 Following news that new label 'Majestic Rock' are to release 'Original Sin', a compilation CD featuring previously unheard songs from Tigertailz, former frontman Steevi Jaimz and drummer Ace Finchum have announced that they are currently holding auditions for a Guitarist and Bass Player to complete the line-up for the new album, which will be released in Japan, to coincide with a tour there. Anyone interested in auditioning should remember, image is everything!! Send your Music, Bio and Photos to: Tigertailz Japan, C/O Paul Flanaghan, Northstar Management, P.O.Box 458, Rotherham, S66 1YW, United Kingdom Squeezebox release their debut album, available in stores on Monday 14th April The Lords of the New Church back catalogue has been reissued, including the impossible to find for less than $70 "Is Nothing Sacred", all with B-Sides from each album. Plus, there is a new disc titled "The Lords Prayer Vol.II", which has unreleased material… the first 5,000 copies get a free live disc Gahdzilla Motor Company (featuring Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys) show: - April 12, Smalls, 10339 Conant Hamtramck, Detroit, MI Animal are currently on tour supporting their recently released debut album: - April 17, Connections, Clifton N.J.; April 18, Don Hills, N.Y.; April 19, The Splash, Youngstown, OH; April 25, I-Rock, Detroit, MI (which is a benefit show for the victims of the Great White Tragedy) Every Mothers Nightmare show: - May 17, Coal City, IL Battaboom … keep watch for more show dates in the summer Perris Records and Rock-n-Radio.com will be giving away an autographed fender guitar on the 27 April. Go to LINK to preview who signed the guitar and EMAIL the correct answer to be in the drawing Rockrage have a contest happening this month where you could win the entire Motley Crue CD Catalogue, be sure to check it out and enter The Cruefest team are happy to announce the return of 'Mindshaker' at this years festival Nutrajet's, Twenty Stone Blatt (UK) limited double-disc version of 'For Your Protection' is available right now, only at NUTRAJET. These are pre-release date, advance copies, so get in fast Logan's Heroes Tour Dates: 2 May, 9pm, Pier 23, San Francisco, CA; 13 May, 9pm, Dragon Fly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA; 24 May, 10pm, iMusicast 5429 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA John Corabi has announced that he is leaving Brides of Destruction formed by Nikki Sixx and Tracii Guns to pursue a solo career Ted Poley will not be singing on the British Tour (Danger Danger/Robin Black & the Intergalactic Rockstars), Paul Laine is still with the band Ex-Moses bassist Vlad Lashing releases new project 'New Hell Republic' U.S. Poison Tour Lineup consists of Poison, Vince Neil, Skid Row, Fasterpussycat, Enuff Z'Nuff and Pretty Boy Floyd. No dates yet to mention Fasterpussycat UK Tour Dates: 10 May, JB's, Dudley; 11 May, Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow; 13 May, Roadmenders, Northampton; 14 May, The Underworld, London; 15 May, MS1, Cardiff; 16 May, Rios, Bradford; 17 May, Rock City, Nottingham; 18 May, University, Manchester L.A.Guns/Enuff Z'Nuff UK Tour Dates: 7 April, Dingwalls, London; 8 April, Pennington's, Bradford; 10 April, The Roadmenders, Northampton; 11 April, The Rock Cafe, Stourbridge; 12 April, The MS1 Club, Cardiff; 13 April, The Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow; 14 April, The Cluny, Newcastle; 15 April, The Corporation, Sheffield Freewheeler will be opening for L.A.Guns and Enuff Z'Nuff on Friday 11th April at the Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge, UK, doors open 7:30pm, tickets £13 Son of Frankenstein available soon from Randy and the Finks The 3rd Annual Cruefest - July 12th, 2003 @ The Whiskey A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA. Cruefest is an annual event established by the fans of the rock band 'Motley Crue'. Proceeds from this event go to the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund for Cancer Research. Skylar Neil is the daughter of Vince Neil who died of cancer at the age of four. Performing at this years Fest will be Motley Crue Tribute Band 'Livewire83', 'Drug Under', 'The Mimsies', 'Lovetoyz', 'The Lovehammers', 'Esovae', 'Rexway', 13th Step' and 'Black Lamb'. Tickets are just $30. Additional Information and Tickets can be found at CRUEFEST www.cruefest.com Poisin Jett Gunz are being filmed for an upcoming horror movie 'Devils, Dragons and Blood Sucking Bats'. If you would like to be part of their Cult following for the movie, make sure you turn up at The Tempest, SF at approximately 9:00pm on the 4th April, Poisin Jett Gunz are the 1st band onm so get there early Ajax's (The Napoleon Blownaparts) Bigkidz Comic Book Co. is to release a Glam band and shock rock line of Poster Art Comic Kits. First release: Goth-Glam Core Band, Fasterpussycat #1 … Keep Watch on Glitzine for an Interview/Conversation between Ajax and Brent Muscat of Fasterpussycat Glitterbug play The Barfly @ The Monarch, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, UK Sat 29 March, on stage at 9:00pm. This is the last gig before they head off to China for a month, so be sure to check them out Fasterpussycat UK tour rumoured to have been confirmed as go The Erotics upcoming dates are as follows: - April 9th 17 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY; April 18th Connections, 503 Van Houten Ave, Passaic, NJ; April 19th The Pirates Den, 300 N. Broadway, Glouster, NJ The following e-press has been released for 'Glamour Punks' fans worldwide: "11 years after the dissolution of the legendary LA band, there was a Glamour Punks reunion over the phone between former singer 'Man-D' and guitarist 'Mickey Lord'. Tough though it was, has they hadn't spoken to each other in years; the magic was still there. After catching up with each others personal lives, the question finally arose: Will there ever be a Glamour Punks reunion? It wasn't long before they came up with an answer: true to their musical integrity, they agreed that no musical reunion was in their interest, but they promised to keep in touch forever. A Glamour Punks reunion would be at this point physically impossible to do since: a) by respect for bassist and songwriter Dizzy Damage (Please Lord, have mercy on his soul) they wouldn't do it without him, b) Man-D and Mickey Lord are countries apart and c) they don't know where former drummer Fly T. Hooker and former bass player Staci are Queer For Girls are playing at the Dragonfly in Hollywood tomorrow night (Wednesday 19th). It's a special night, also featuring Jet 68 and Halfcocked. They play at 10:30pm American Hi Fi UK tour in April! Sun 6-Apr Manchester, Hop & Grape; Mon 7-Apr Leeds, Cockpit; Tue 8-Apr London, Scala; Wed 9-Apr Bristol, Fleece & Firkin; Fri 11-Apr Middlesbrough, Town Hall Crypt; Sat 12-Apr Glasgow, King Tuts; Sun 13-Apr Birmingham, Academy 2 Napoleon Blownaparts have announced that with any purchase of merchandise from the bands online store the customer will receive a randomly picked FREE extra gift from "Jagermeister". You must be 21 and over to participate. This is the first of a Jagermeister and Blownaparts cross promotion campaign Undercover Slut are currently in the studio recording their brand new CD, release date May 2003. A promo video for 'Extasia In Our Enema" is also in the works Mike Tramp of The Erotics has stated that in his previous statement, there was no intention to hurt the event, especially with it being an event for charity. Mike has spoken with the Director of Cruefest and there are no hard feelings Sean Decker is currently completing the final edit of his book 'Blood, Milk & Sky' (with a possible title change), which is a collection of short fictiohn and prose slated for publication this summer. The book will be available though amazon.com, borders.com and barnesandnoble.com Die My Darling have announced that due to the departure of F.G. Reiche, work on 'Behind the Angry Door' has ceased and the material that had already been recorded for it will not be released. Additionally, DMD have pulled out of their co-headlining slot for the 'Terra Gotha VI Festival, scheduled for October 25 in Holland Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper have announced that they will be among the bands playing at this years, 4-day 'Rock Fest Bret Michael will be releasing his full-length debut CD 'Songs of Life' on 22 April through his own 'Poor Boy Records' label Motley Crue are planning are farewell tour for 2004 to coincide with the release of the movie version of 'The Dirt', the proposed tour would include the original line-up of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx Tommy Lee reported that he's lined up for a guest spot on the high-speed, fast-action, sex-appealing cop show 'Fastlane', playing the role of a 'tweaker on meth' FM have confirmed rumours of a reunion album and possible tour Kitty Hudson gigs: - 14 March, The Garage, opp. Highbury and Islington Tube, London; 29 March, The Monarch, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London; 22 June, Five Miles High All Dayer @ the W14 Club, West Kensington Richie and Mike from Glitterbug wull be Djing at London's best Trashy Glam Punk 'Jet Black and Bleached' on Friday 28 March Kitty Hudson enter the studio on 17 March to record their 2nd album entitled 'Junkies, Winos, Pimps and Whores'. It is expected to be finished 3 weeks afterward The long awaited 4th 'HIM' album 'Love Metal' will be released on 14 April. They are also proud to announce that their London, Meanfiddler gig on the 3 May was bombarded with requests for tickets and sold out, so they have upgraded the venue to the London Astoria Freewheeler will be playing at The Fusilier & Firkin, 7-8 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 on Friday 21 March, Doors open at 8pm. They're the 2nd band on; so don't be late New Plan Nine MP3's available on site (a little taste of what's to come from their next album) Blackboard Jungle reunion show to be held at the Whiskey, Hollywood on June 6 2003 Nick Murder and Eman of Boydotcom along with Chaos (ex-Voodoo Lovecats) and Jules' side project 'The Dead Things' are recording a CD in 2 weeks; so keep watch for its release In Spiral Fetish News: - Rumour has it that at some point very soon there will be an official release of the material Drew (Spiral Fetish) recorded with Trauma 208…. Spiral Fetish recorded one of their final performances, a show they did in 1996 in Albany, NY with The Erotics. Rumour has it that there is also a chance this show could be released as a live CD…. Drew has mentioned the possibility of going back and putting together a "just for fun" CD with all of the songs they played live, but never recorded in a studio New Perris titles for 2003 - release dates March/April - Pretty Boy Floyd 'The Vault II'; Pretty Boy Floyd 'Electric Boys with Electric Toys' (New Artwork and 5 Bonus Tracks); Kristy Krash Majors 'For Those About To Sniff Some Glue...We Salute You"; Hollywood Hairspray II (featuring unreleased tracks by Pretty Boy Floyd, Enuff 'Z'Nuff, Jetboy, Kristy Krash Majors and more killer new bands from Canada, Sweden and the U.S.A.); Eidlon 'Sacred Shine' Hollywood Killerz tour dates: Berlin 10.4. Hallford, Mulheim; 12.4. Zaandam, Holland; 13.4. De Kade, Munchen; 17.4. Garage Rock Club, Innsbruck, Austria, Samstag; 19.4. Hades Club, Torino, Italy, Sonntag; 20.4. Glam Attack Festival Shameless will be releasing their 'Live' CD "The Shameless Super Hardcore Show" this april. The disc will include 2 brand new Studio tracks; an all piano version of their ballad "She´s Not Comin´ Home and a 15 Minute Video from their last UK tour RSR Music is proud to release the first and only tribute to KISS, available April 03, featuring artists like Shameless, NASH, The Torpedo Girls, Demon Drive, Tykoon, Pretty Suicide and many more. Undressed features many different styles and musical interpretations of all the tracks included on KISS 1980 release. The CD features all 11 tracks from Unmasked and 5 bonus tracks Kristy Krash Majors will be giving away T Shirts to the first 20 mail order pre-orders of the his new Ramones tribute through Perris. The first 20 pre-orders will have a choice of the following shirts: KKM baby doll t shirt (Small or Large); KKM Men's Tank top (Medium or XL) Animal which features x-WASP guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes will be on tour supporting their recently released debut album 900 lb. April 4: Vnuk's Lounge, Cudahy/Milwakee WI.; April 5: Nite Cap's, Chicago; April 13: The Blue Cat, Bellefontaine, OH (Columbus Area); April 17: Connections, Clifton N.J.; April 18: Don Hills, N.Y.; April 19: The Splash, Youngstown, OH; April 25: I-Rock, Detroit, MI The Erotics will be launching their own record label 'EroticRocknRoll Records'. They will be releasing their much-anticipated CD "All That Glitters Is Dead", this summer. They have also landed a distribution deal with 'Galgano Records', a Chicago based independent distributor for major retail chain stores. Stores such as 'Transworld Entertainment', (Camelot, FYE, Coconuts, Strawberries, etc.) and the 'Top Hits Entertainment' (Walgreens) Cherry Bang have decided to play a "final show" on April 26th at 'Never On Sunday' in Cincy All The Pretty Horses forthcoming gigs: March 13th - The Gay 90's Mpls MN (TRASH #1); March 14th - The Walker Art Center Mpls MN; March 15th - The Turf Club St. Paul Midway MN (TRASH #2) Rock City (Nottingham) upcoming gigs: - 13 April 2003 Placebo; 19 April 2003 Love/Hate; 23 April 2003 Wildhearts; 10 May 2003 Less Than Jake; 20 May 2003 Thunder Tom Morgan, Cruefest Director has made the following statement: - "This is in response to the statement sent in by The Erotics. They were not banned as they claim, from Cruefest Hollywood, they were in fact still in the running as one of the final 11 of the 9 bands voted on. They were simply not voted in. Their remarks were childish and false, we hope this doesn't deter any Erotics fans from attending this years event, and good luck to The Erotics in their future endeavours" Razamanaz - S/T featuring guitarist 'Michael Kelly Smith' of 'Britny Fox to be released by Perris Records on March 25 2003 The following information was reported by a local radio station in Fresno, CA :- "The lead guitarist of the 'The Napoleon Blownaparts' (Ajax) was nearly arrested Thursday night in Fresno, CA, on what was an apparent drinking rampage. The musician and 2 unknown companions were stopped and questioned by local police after authorities received several reports of suspicious behaviour. A patrol car was dispatched to the Herndon Avenue area at 2:30am, after reports came in that 3 individuals were engaging in rowdy behaviour. The officer arrived to find the 3 in a white, late model surburban that looked to have been crashed. Ajax was warned several times to stop laughing; he was close to being detained for public intoxication and harassment of the officer. Ajax's 2 female friends were also intoxicated and briefly detained but were released after an hour of routine background checks and DUI tests. Ajax was not driving the vehicle. Run-ins with the law are no new thing to the singer/guitarist. Ajax was arrested and jailed in 1990 for disturbing the peace, public intoxication and assault to a police officer. He spent the night in jail and was released with a pending court date. Ajax could not be contacted for comment." The information to follow is a statement from The Napoleon Blownaparts management: - "As you may or may not already know, Ajax was involved in an incident involving the police, as was originally reported by the radio station (above). But here is the truth…. Ajax was not drinking or driving a white surburban, Ajax was not on a drinking rampage, Ajax was not involved whatsoever in a car crash and the police department could not deliver an official police report. The whole thing is bogus and breaks down to one simple thing, Ajax went out to have a good time and some shit went down, no big deal, no hard feelings" U.S. Crush upcoming shows: - Thursday 6 March, DiPiazza's, 5205 E. Long Beach, CA; Friday 7 March, Cedar Center, 44857 Cedar St. Lancaster, CA; Saturday 8 March, Jerry's Pizza, 1817 Chester, Bakersfield, CA; Sunday 9 March, Pizzaland, 4029 N. Marks, Fresno, CA; Thursday 27 March, Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest, CA; Saturday 29 March, Troubadour, Los Angeles U.S. Crush are currently recording new material and are shopping around for a new record deal The Erotics song 'Banged Up' will be featured on the upcoming B-movie 'The Situationist'. The film is about an artist turned terrorist and Mike Trash is actually in one of the scenes, one where the terrorist blows up an art gallery. The movie was filmed in the summer of 2001, but due to the September 11th Attacks was placed on hold, until now Firehouse have officially announced the following: "Firehouse headed back into the studio in early 2003 to write and record their 8th album, not yet titled. As music changes over time, Firehouse continues to evolve their musical style; yet, at the same time, hang onto their hard rock roots. Album number 8 will be no exception. You can expect to hear what Firehouse is famous for ... melodic hard rock. This album will include Dario Seixas on bass guitar... He will lend his many talents to the new album and to the live shows. The band is very excited about adding Dario to the lineup." Firehouse will start playing March and the new album should be out later this year It is said that Donnie Vie has been playing solo and is working on new material for his new band that will consist of: Craig Bradford (ex-Joey C. Jones and the Gloryhounds); Adam Hamilton (LA Guns) and Yogi (Buckcherry) The Tazzberry Blue CD is now available Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein has passed away FastLane Records will be releasing the debut of Best Of Seven March 25th Midnight Angel are finishing up recordings of their debut album, ready for an April release Spindle are releasing their self-titled EP next week and are throwing a giant party on the 28 Feb. Details as follows: The Cavern, 1120 Walnut Street, Downtown Cincinnati Jesse Malin to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 7. The band start their European tour on March 12 followed by a U.S. tour starting on April 8 Sparkling Bombs will be recording 10 songs to appear on their full-length CD, March 2003, the guys will also be opening for 'Lords of the New Church' reunion tour in France, April 2003. Dates as follows: - 22. Colmar (France); 23. Paris (France); 24. Rennes (France); 25. Cognac (France); 26. Strasbourg (France), for further information drop by their website