Archive News - 2004 (Part 2)

Spin Dizzy's Video 'Go' is being streamed on Canada's Much Music The new Sparkling Bombs CD 'Dead Dreams From The Silver Gutter is now available and can be ordered via the band's website and soon on Interpunk.com for people in the US. The following three gig dates have also been scheduled: 8 April, Le Tigre, Selestat, France w/ Trashcan Darlings & Hatepinks; 9 April, Zanzibar, Luxeuil, France w/ Trashcan Darlings; 22 May, L'Autrasique, Nancy, France w/ Brixton Cats Tony Perry, son of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the ABC Family series 'Knock First' Brian May has dismissed as 'a nice little fabrication' a recent UK tabloid report that suggested his band would be joined by The Darkness singer to perform at a concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of Queen's first chart hit. 'Some wishful hacklet has put two and two together and made… three and a half,' May wrote on his web site, jokingly adding that he and Hawkins are 'just good friends' The Wildhearts have announced that they are still going to play the concerts scheduled with The Darkness (even those cancelled by The Darkness due to Illness of their vocalist). So if you have tickets for a show and the Darkness have pulled, please don't fret, as the Wildhearts will still play the show, or an alternative venue in the vicinity. They ask that you check with the venue you are supposed to travel to about cancellations, and alternative venues for the Wildhearts shows Toronto (CP) - The Federal Court has ruled against a motion which would have allowed the music industry to begin suing individuals who make music available online illegally. Justice Konrad von Finckenstein said that downloading a song or making files available in shared directories, like those on Kazaa, does not constitute copyright infringement under the current Canadian law Judas Priest, WASP, Queensryche and Running Wild are among the artists confirmed for this year's Rockwave Festival; set to be held 18-22 June, Athens, Greece. The line-up of acts currently scheduled to appear besides the four mentioned above: HIM, Nightwish, Nightfall, Peter Gabriel, The Pixies and Placebo. More bands to be announced shortly According to the KissFanShop.de, Gene Simmons announced that he will be releasing a 100-song box set of previously unreleased solo recordings in 2005 Listen to A Breed Aparts newest song 'Your Level' LINK The band will also be playing at Jarrod's Live Rock Venue, 22 April (for more details, check website) Claire Blake of Tuuli has made the following announcement: "We're finally getting back into the swing of things with the warmer weather finally here! To start it off, we'll be offering some really cool and rare Tuuli stuff at Tuuli.com. I know everyone is anxious for news on tours and the new album, so here's the scoop... we're not touring right now as we're still writing new songs and recording has been pushed back until the summer. In other news, 'Here We Go' is being released in Japan this June/July. I know, I know, I've been getting tons of emails about playing in the UK again and we will again someday. Be patient Tuuli fans, we'll be back soon and we'll most certainly be better than ever" DamnIt! Records has launched a sister label 'GlamIt! Records'; which is working on re-releasing the debut 3 song demo by Beauty School Dropoutz. The 3 song demo will be put out for trade and giveaway ONLY! This is a not-for-profit thing, and GlamIt! Records is working on getting some former members to submit current project tracks for inclusion on the release as bonus tracks TSAR live in rock concert, El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, Monday 5 April, 9pm. All people in attendance will receive a limited-edition 4-song sampler from TSAR's upcoming new album 'Band-Girls-Money' John Sykes will be playing four solo dates in Japan in April. Joining Sykes in his backing band will be Marco Mendoza and Tommy Aldridge. The dates are as follows: 16 Apr. - Osaka, JPN @ TBA; 17 Apr. - Nagoya, JPN @ TBA; 20 Apr. - Tokyo, JPN @ TBA; 21 Apr. - Kawasaki, JPN @ TBA Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, plus Rush's Geddy Lee and Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will be among those offering video testimonials directed at famed producer Bob Ezrin when he is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame at this year's Juno ceremony. The Junos will be telecast in Canada on CTV Sunday 4 April 4 from Rexall Place, Edmonton. The show will air at 8pm local time zones, except for Atlantic, where it will air at 9pm Guns n' Roses have officially cancelled their appearance at 'Rock In Rio', Lisbon, citing guitarist Buckethead's recent departure from the group as the cause of the cancellation To watch a trailer for the upcoming movie 'Remedy' starring Ace Frehley click LINK More dates have been leaked for W.A.S.P.'s forthcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to begin in late July: 28 Jul. - House of Blues - Orlando, FL; 30 Jul. - Jaxx - Springfield, VA; 31 Jul. - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ; 6 Aug. - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY; 7 Aug. - Mulcahy's - Wantagh, NY; 8 Aug. - Les FouFounes Electrique - Montreal, QUE; 19 Aug. - The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI Brad Wilson will be performing at B.B. Kings, Universal City, CA on Thursday, 1 April at 8pm. Tickets on sale at the door the night of the show. Brad has also just been confirmed as part of this year's talent line up for 'The California Strawberry Music Festival', performing shows on both 29 and 30 May, to be located in Arroyo Grande, over 100,000 music fans are expected Visit iTunes to get the Ryan Adams exclusive 'Moroccan Role' EP featuring: 'Ah, Life', 'I'm Coming Over' and 'Don't Even Know Her Name'. To download iTunes, visit LINK The Darkness show scheduled for last night (30 March) at the Agora Theatre was cancelled just two hours before the 8pm concert was to begin. Fans were already lining up outside the Cleveland club when the band made the decision to cancel during their sound-check. "Justin lost his voice", explained publicist Kim Harris. The sold-out show will be rescheduled, according to Harris. Word has it that a couple of other shows on the tour might be cancelled as well, beginning with tonight's gig in Pittsburgh Rock.It.Boy Presents 'The April Fools Ball' featuring Shocore/Crystal Pistol, Thursday 1 April, Richards on Richards, Doors At 8pm, Tickets $8.00 Brides of Destruction will be playing a special gig at CBGB, New York City on 5 May. Doors open at 8:00pm and tickets are priced at $17.50 via Ticketweb The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has savaged the boss of the Glastonbury festival after snubbing an invite to perform there. The band will headline the Carling Weekend at Leeds, UK and Reading, UK instead. Justin has also rubbished stories that the group had asked for £1million to play the Somerset event. Justin claimed that was sour grapes. He fumed: "Our decision not to play Glastonbury is nothing to do with cash. Tickets for the Carling Weekend are available now. They cost £105 for a weekend pass and £45 per day. The Darkness headline Reading on 27 August and Leeds on 28 August. Call +44 (0)8701 500044 or check out LINK Warrant have announced the following April tour dates: Apr. 09 - Minot ND @ The Original; 10 Apr. - Fargo ND @ Playmaker's Pavillion; 21 Apr. - Hilton Head SC@ Monkey Business; 22 Apr. - Charlotte NC @ Amoms South End; 23 Apr. - Winston/Salem, NC @ Ziggy's; 24 Apr. - Columbia, SC @ Headliners; 30 Apr. - Forth Worth, TX @ The Asylum; 1 May - Monterrey, MEX @ El Arena Monterrey; 2 May - San Antonio, TX @ Rivercity Bikefest Brides of Destruction 'Honeymoon From Hell' US tour dates: 30 Apr. - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY; 1 May - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA; 2 May - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA; 3 May - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD; 5 May - CBGB - New York, NY; 6 May - Paradise Club - Boston, MA; 7 May - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT; 8 May - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ; 9 May - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA; 12 May - Mr Smalls Theater - Millvale, PA; 14 May - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI. In addition, the group have lined up the following European dates: 6 Jun. - Donington, UK - Download Festival; 16 Jun. - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia; 17 Jun. - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia; 18 Jun. - Oslo, NOR - Oslo Spektrum; 19 Jun. - Gothenburg, SWE - Metaltown Check out the solo project Skyla Talon (Killingbird) People.co.uk have reported that Justin Hawkins of The Darkness plans to take the place of Freddie Mercury with Queen at their 30th anniversary gig this year. As well as the anniversary gig, the plan is to record a charity disc for Freddie's favourite 'Terrence Higgins Trust' or 'Children In Need'. It's understood that a formal announcement will take place at the second anniversary of the Queen stage musical 'We Will Rock You' on 11 May. The Darkness have been invited to meet Brian May and fellow Queen stars Roger Taylor and John Deacon that night Primadonnaz need your votes for the Philly music awards, they have been nominated for best original band and for most creative presentation. So tell everyone you know to help them out by voting for them, voting ends 30 April Upcoming Apocalipstick Shows: 6 April 9:45pm @ The Stork Club, Oakland, 2330 Telegraph and 23rd. If you go to the 6 April show and tell the band you read 'Stick News', you will get free swag! 8 May 11:30pm @ Blake's on Telegraph, 2367 Telegraph, Berkeley. The band is also looking for a new female (fetish/punk look) go-go dancer/performance artist to be on stage w/ them. Interested parties contact J. Nasstie Cruefest Hollywood 17 July 2004, Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, California. Tickets on sale now! CrueFest Hollywood are proud to announce three more bands to the Cruefest Hollywood 2004 Bill, these are Underride, Soulshake and 13th Step There has been a few minor changes to the B Movie Heroes upcoming UK tour and they also have a whole heap of new shows lined up for early summer: Thursday 1 April - Nottingham Rock City; Friday 2 April - Chapel St Leonards; Saturday 3 April - Hastings Crypt; Wednesday 7 April - Twynholm Town Hall; Thursday 8 April - Glasgow Barfly; Friday 9 April - Edinburgh Bannermans; Saturday 10 April - Aberdeen Drummonds; Sunday 11 April - Scarborough Kazbah (14+); Monday 12 April - Wakefield Snooty Fox (14+); Tuesday 13 April - Hoyland G & Ts; Wednesday 14 April - Wolverhampton Civic; Thursday 15 April - Plymouth Phoenix Halls; Friday 16 April - Bournemouth Mr Smiths; Saturday 17 April - Worcester Marrs Bar; Thursday 22 April - London Windmill; Friday 23 April - Cambridge Portland; Wednesday 28 April - Hereford Manhattans; Thursday 29 April - Liverpool Masque; Friday 30 April - Manchester Dry Bar; Saturday 1 May - Blackburn Cellar Bar; Wednesday 5 May - Sheffield Boardwalk; Thursday 6 May - Warrington WA1 Niteclub; Saturday 8 May - Nottingham Junktion 7; Friday 4 June - Wakefield Snooty Fox; Friday 9 July - Frome Cheese & Grain Beauty School Dropoutz are re-releasing their 3-song demo (not for profit) on CDR. BSD consists of Mikki Twist (ex-Lovemaker), Smash (ex-Spiral Fetish), Punk Glitter and Kira Black (ex- Shanghai Lilly), drop them a line if you're interested in getting yourself a copy Y&T have added more dates to their current touring itinerary. Dates as follows: Apr. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues; Apr. 08 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues; Apr. 16 - Madrid, Spa @ Macumba; Apr. 17 - Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Club; Apr. 18 - Helmond, Neth @ Rockpodium Plato; Apr. 20 - Antwerp, Bel @ Hof ter Lo Town Antwerp; May 21 - Modesto, CA @ The State Theatre; Jul. 17 - Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2004 Wednesday 13 has uploaded a bunch of photos from his recent UK solo tour to promote the new Frankenstein Drag Queens CD and his new merchandise line 'Thirteen Dead Kids'. Check out the photos LINK Josh Todd played an acoustic version of the solo track 'Shine' during a recent appearance on the Detroit radio station WRIF. Listen to the performance and the accompanying interview with WRIF DJ Mike Staff LINK Rachel Stamp UK gigs: 30 April, Ipswich - Drum and Monkey, Princes Street, Ipswich, Tix - £5 on the door, Doors - 8pm; 2 May, Mansfield - The Mill, Bridge Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Tix £5 from Ticketweb, Doors - 7:15pm; 6 May, Colchester - Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, Tix - £6/£7, Doors - 8pm; 26 March, Rotherham, Charters Arms; 2 April, Camberley, The Agincourt; 10 April, Chatham, Tap'n'Tin; 16 April, London, Underworld; 23 April, Hitchin, Club 85. More details on these gigs can be found at LINK If you'd like to get involved with gig bookings for Rachel Stamp in your area, don't hesitate to let them know. Also, a Rachel Stamp shop will be online within the next couple of weeks featuring t-shirts, CD's and other desirable items, watch this space for more info MTV.com reports: "A judge in Los Angeles refused to allow Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland to leave rehab to shoot a video for 'Slither' on Tuesday, but she did allow him nine hours to do so on 4 April, with certain provisions. The judge also modified the singer's sentence, changing his remaining 180 days in a residential care centre to 30 days in a hardcore live-in facility, followed by 90 days in a sober-living program. After that, he'll undergo six months of after-care counselling and testing. If Weiland remains clean, he will be done with rehab in 10 months The Punky Brewster: Season One, four-disc DVD set, which includes all 23 episodes aired during the 1984-1985 television season will be available on 8 June 'Torsten Ove' of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that a Crafton couple filed a lawsuit on Wednesday 24 March, saying 'they were roughed up' by security guards and local police while attending a Poison concert at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Washington County Velvet Revolver's debut album 'Contraband' is scheduled for release on 8 June through RCA Records Britain's Q magazine will be interviewing guitarist Slash for their 'Cash For Questions' slot (the section of the magazine where readers get to send in the questions they've always wanted to ask a star) The magazine will put the best ones to Slash, and pay 25 pounds (approximately $45) for every one they print (so readers need to include their name and address). Questions, with the subject line 'Slash', should be mailed to EMAIL Birmingham NEC (UK) (Hall 8 National Exhibition Centre) will be holding a 'Musicmania' Record Collector fair on both Saturday 3 April and Sunday 4 April, Open 10am, £4 Admission (Show 1 - Massive VIP Music Fair, CD, DVD, Vinyl and Memorabilia) (Show 2 - The UK's biggest jukebox and memorabilia show). Full bar and Catering facilities are available plus pub quiz and competitions and not forgetting a massive outdoor show and toy and train fair Swedish guitarist Conny Bloom (Silverginger 5, ex-Electric Boys) is rumoured to have landed the second guitarist slot in the current incarnation of Hanoi Rocks According to 'The Tennessan', Bret Michaels is close to signing a 'country' deal on new Indie label 'Lofton Creek Records' HIM 'best of' collection 'And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004' has entered the German Media Control chart at position 5. The band will also be kicking off their first ever US tour on 15 April in New York City HIM, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Backyard Babies and The (International) Noise Conspiracy are among the artists confirmed for this year's 'Hultsfred Festival', set to take place 17-19 June in Hultsfred, Sweden. HIM will play a midnight show on the main stage at the festival on 18 June in what will mark the group's only Scandinavian festival appearance this summer besides Finland's 'Provinssirock'. More information can be obtained at LINK Bruce Kulick will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour in April. In addition, he will be appearing at the KISS Expo in Stockholm on 10 April. Bruce will be performing a set like the one he played on his recent Australian tour, including solo material from 'Audiodog', 'Transformer' and KISS songs that have not been played in years by the band. The dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SWE; Apr. 09 - Rock Land - Sala, SWE; Apr. 10 - KISS Expo - Show at Blue Moon Bar -Stockholm, SWE; Apr. 11 - Rock In - Oslo, NOR Spin Dizzy will have the video for their 1st single 'GO' aired on Much Music (Canada's MTV) the big day is Tue 30 March go to their website for times. The band will also be performing at the Hardball in Milton on Thursday 8 April once again go to their site for details The Wildhearts have just got news of a few more theatre upgrades on the US Tour supporting the Darkness - please note the following new venues: 03/26/04: Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom; 04/08/04: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle; 04/11/04: Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre; 04/16/04: San Diego CA @ Soma. Don't forget Next Monday (29 March) in the UK, this is the date that the new album 'Coupled With' is released To all former mp3.com members that are looking for a new home to host their music http://www.AudioStreet.net is now live and ready to host your music. AudioStreet.net officially launched on 1 March 2004 and have since become one of the premier music hosting sites on the Internet Word has now been officially released that Lillian Axe have parted ways with vocalist Ron Taylor Tommy Lee did a photo shoot in the industrial Hayden Tract area of Culver City, California Wednesday 24 March. Check out pictures from Wire Image. Lee, who is currently without a record label, is writing material for his third solo album, scheduled for a late 2004/early 2005 release Leatherwolf have uploaded a demo version of their new track 'Burned' LINK The band are also currently shopping around for a record deal Crash Kelly Live at the Corktown, 175 Young Street, Hamilton, Ontario 26 March Label 'Horizon Italy' are planning to release a tribute CD with other bands playing Great White songs, to be titled 'Burning House of Love'. The band are apparently furious and are considering legal action MTV.com reports: "Due to overwhelming public demand, most of the shows on The Darkness US tour have been moved to significantly larger venues. The band's opening show in Milwaukee on 26 March has been moved from an 800-seat venue to a 3,500-seater, and quadruple-digit changes have been scheduled in four other markets, 30 March in Cleveland, 8 April in Atlanta, 11 April in Houston and 16 April in San Diego. Overall, 13 venues have been changed to accommodate bigger crowds." The Tigertailz EP 'King of the World' is now available (classic Steevi Jaimz) Upcoming Twisted Sister tour dates: Apr. 02 - La Riviera - Madrid, SPA; Apr. 03 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SPA; Apr. 18 - Rock On Coors Light Fest, Cowboys - San Antonio, TX ; May 29 - TBA - Somerset, WI; Jun. 06 - Gods of Metal Festival - Bologna, ITA; Jun. 18- Petofi Hall - Budapest, HUN; Jun. 19 - Waldrock Festival - NETH; Jul. 09 - TBA - New Hampshire; Jul. 31 - Derbyshire Rock & Blues Festival - Derbyshire, UK; Aug. 01 - Astoria - London, UK Dee Snider will be appearing at 14th Annual World Horror Convention 8-11 April at the Embassy Suites in Phoenix, Arizona. Dee will be the 'Media Guest of Honour' on Saturday 10 April to be followed by a screening of 'Strangeland', the horror cult classic movie, which Dee wrote and produced. More information can be obtained at LINK Brides of Destruction and Turbonegro have been confirmed as support acts for Alice Cooper at the Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway on 18 June. Also appearing on the bill will be Silver. The following night, the entire line-up minus Silver will head over to the Metaltown Festival, Bananpiren, Gothenburg, Sweden, where they will be joined by Mustasch Those of you interested in Wildhearts merchandise will be pleased to hear that a full line of officially licensed Wildhearts merchandise is now available at Gear Head Records as well as Riff After Riff t-shirts, girly tees, hoodies and stickers The Wildhearts Norwich (UK) show has been moved to 12 May to accommodate the extra Los Angeles date on 18 April. There's also an additional show in Northampton (UK) - Roadmenders on 11 May. The band is also looking for street-team members to help promote the UK tour. Street-teamers who help out at the shows will get a guestlist for the show, a signed poster and possibly a few other benefits that haven't been confirmed. They need two people per date for flyering the gigs, but as many as possible for people flyering their local record shops, gigs etc. If you can help, please contact Becky at Gut Records EMAIL. Finally, there is a 'Coupled With' promo event on Thursday 25 March (9pm - 2am) at the Church of Noise monthly clubnight, The Kambar, Wheeler Street, Cambridge (UK) including albums/signed goodies to giveaway According to MelodicRock, Mike Tramp will be touring Australia in April/May and will be available to meet his fans after the performances for photos and autographs. He will also have available his newly recorded double solo album 'Rock and Roll Alive', which was recorded on his 2003 European Tour. Dates are as follows: Apr. 29 - Melbourne, AUS - The HiFi Bar; Apr. 30 - Geelong, AUS - Barwon Club; May 02 - Adelaide, AUS - Enigma Bar; May 08 - Canberra, AUS - The Green Room; May 09 - Sydney, AUS - Caringbah Bizzo's Clock, the California-based band featuring Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and former Foreigner drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub, 575 Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles on Friday 26 March. The group will be on stage at 11:00pm Bang the Unions 'American Dream' is now available on the FastLane Records website as well as cdsmash.com. You can also pick it up in any major chain such as: Best Buy, FYE, Sam Goody and Virgin Mega Store FastLane Records and CD Smash Records have announced that they will be working on a tribute CD to 'The New York Dolls'. The tribute will be titled 'Jetboy's of Babylon'. Information on the tribute or consideration of submitting a band please contact one of the following EMAIL EMAIL David Lee Roth has signed an exclusive European distribution deal with Demolition Records, his current CD 'Diamond Dave', is set for a late May European release, with live shows in support of the album towards the end of the year Tommy Lee Flood, former lead singer of Banshee, is currently cutting some tracks in the studio for an album by his new band, BiPolar. A website for the band is in the works, but until, info will be made available LINK The Black Halos are going out on tour for 2 months, so watch for them in your area (U.S) Fred Coury is looking for two guitarists for an upcoming tour by his electro-dance project Effcee. Send all packages (demo, photo and bio) to: Fred Coury c/o BCM, 1155 N. Cienega Blvd. Suite 909, Los Angeles, CA. 90069. Effcee will be releasing their debut album 'Perfect' in May. Short sound clips can be downloaded from the website Love/Hate have lined up the following dates in May: May 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Paladino's; May 14 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's; May 15 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation; May 16 - Dudley, UK @ JB's; May 18 - Crewe, UK @ Limelight; May 19 - London, UK @ Underworld; May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse; May 21 - TBA; May 22 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Pretty Boy Floyd's 'Ultimate Pretty Boy Floyd' is due out through Cleopatra Records on 30 March 30 The new Sparkling Bombs CD 'Dead Dreams From The Silver Gutter' is out and costs 14 Euros (Europe) or $15 (rest of the world), well concealed cash or International Money Order to Mascara Drama, c/o Zone 51, BP 263, 67606 Sélestat Cédex, France Eric Brittingham has just released his first non-Cinderella CD titled 'Naked Beggars' and features his wife Inga on vocals Peppermint Creeps have just finished filming the 'live portion' of our Video for 'Lesbian'. During the filming they were surprise visited by two outside filmcrews. As a result Peppermint Creeps will be seen on the nationally (USA) shown TV show Frontline on PBS. Check your local PBS network affiliate the week of 23 May to 29 May. In Los Angeles the show will air on KCET on 27 May @ 8:00 pm. They are featured in a segment that includes Velvet Revolver. Also look out for them on the Pilot episode of VH-1's '30 Minutes of Fame' in April/May Danger Danger are reforming with original vocalist Ted Poley back replacing Paul Laine. Official news due from D2 any day now Jeff Scott Soto has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa Magnatune licensing firm has recently shook up the music industry with it's decision to go public and offer downloadable albums to the general public for as low as $5.00 an album while also offering the corporate world an opportunity to purchase the licensing rights to fresh new rock acts for radio, and television ad campaigns Ajax Garcia is more than well known for his art and this month Dark Horse Comics Inc. released a coffee table book of low-brow rock art featuring the works of artists such as Coop, Ajax, Allan Forbes, and Kotzik. This book is titled 'Electric Frankenstein' and will be on the shelves everywhere at the end of this month BigKidz to release The Backyard Babies #1. You get two 12x20 black n' white hand screened posters in one kick ass packaging! Get one now before you are forced to pay hundreds on Ebay. Be sure to look inside your BigKidz package for your FREE CD sampler containing hundreds of bands, and videos brought to you by Lollipop Magazine. If you have a band that should be on the Lollipop disc sampler given out free in issues of Lollipop and specially marked packages of BigKidzToy product, contact BigKidzToys for more info at: 323.993.8510. State the bands name and your company's contact info Sebastian Bach has once again pushed back the projected release date of his first DVD 'Forever Wild' (Eagle Vision Entertainment) - this time to 1 June. No reason was given for the delay. The disc will reportedly feature a 1998 live performance at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood as well as footage from Bach's ill-fated VH1 show 'Forever Wild' Kingdom Come have set 'Perpetual' as the title of their new album, due this summer through UlfTone Music D.A.D., Pink Cream 69 and Ritual are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's Sweden Rock festival 10-12 June, Sölvesborg, Sweden Nikki Sixx will be a guest on CNBC's 'Dennis Miller' Friday 19 March Undercover Slut will be playing at Nouveau Casino, located @ 109 Rue Oberkampf, Paris, showcasing material from their forthcoming CD 'Fuck That Celebrity Trash & Your Ghetto Cunt Drama', check their website for more details Vince Neil will be at the Cycle Expo 2004/Agony & Ecstasy Tattoo Convention Saturday 20 March signing autographs and taking photos with fans. This event is being held at The Showplace, located at 3000 Mechanicsville Pike, Richmond, VA Leatherwolf are back. Stay tuned for more info An E-card for RockenWraps, a 'unique and truly new innovative concept in drum finishing' founded by Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield, has been posted LINK. According to the company's official web site, 'RockenWraps' will forever change the way drums are seen Brides Of Destruction have been added to the line-up at this year's Download Festival, organized by Kerrang. The confirmed line-up is as follows: 5 June (Donington): Main Stage: Linkin Park, Sum 41, Iggy & the Stooges, The Hives, The Distillers, Cradle of Filth and Monster Magnet. Game On Stage: Electric Six, Soil, Akercocke, Dillinger Escape Plan and Million Dead. 6 June (Donington): Main Stage: Metallica, Korn, Slipknot, Slayer, Machine Head, Ill Nino and Godsmack. Game On Stage: HIM, Bowling For Soup, Taking Back Sunday, Damageplan, Brides of Destruction, Hatebreed and Life of Agony. 2 June (Glasgow): Metallica, Korn, Slipknot and HIM. 3 June (Glasgow): Linkin Park, Lost Prophets, Iggy & the Stooges, The Distillers and Machine Head. Day tickets are £45 for the Donington event and £43.50 for 2 June (Glasgow) and £38.50 for 3 June plus the usual booking fees Brides Of Destruction will be embarking on a four-week U.S. tour beginning on 30 April 30. Initial cities and dates will be announced next week. Dates so far: May 01 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub; May 03 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome; Jun. 06 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival; Jun. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Metaltown Festival Great White have issued a statement condemning the release of a 'bootleg' album, entitled 'Burning House of Love' If anyone is interested in being added to the TB Records mailing list or become part of their street team, make sure you email Mark at EMAIL Avoidance of Doubt will be finishing off in the studio very soon, so look out for their debut album coming out early June Mudmen will be playing the following shows as special guests to Love/Hate: 15 May - Bradford Rio's; 16 May - Sheffield Corporation; 17 May - Dudley JBs; 18 May - Crewe Limelight; 19 May - London Underworld; 20 May - Glasgow Cathouse; 21 May - Leicester Charlotte; 22 May - Nottingham Rock City. Further Mudmen shows to be announced April also sees the release of Drama Queen Die's debut album on TB Records, featuring Andrew Walker, Chip Z'nuff and Ricky Parent TB Records are holding a DVD launch party for Enuff Z'nuff's - Suck it and See on the 16 April. This will be Enuff Z'nuff's first ever release on DVD and contains videos and interviews spanning their entire 20 year career. Also on the bill will be Double Cross, making their debut UK show, and Malibu Stacey (featuring ex Terrorvision). This event will be held in Nottingham, UK @ Junction 7. Tickets are priced at £6 in advance. Each advanced ticket will go into a draw for a first prize of £300 worth of merchandise. For more details contact Junction 7 on 0115 9116959 or Mark on 07973 393 484, or EMAIL Former The Almighty frontman Ricky Warwick has recorded an official bootleg album, this will not be for sale in traditional retail outlets; you can grab copies only at the forthcoming U.K. and German shows and via Ricky's Internet shop. Ricky is scheduled to make an appearance at the The 2nd Annual Saints and Sinners Tattoo Contest being sponsored by Harry's Tattoo Shop. The event, which will benefit 'A Little Life', is to take place on 19 June @ Harry's Tattoo Shop (2333 Riverside Drive) in Danville, Virginia, US Brides of Destruction took part in a photo shoot at a private studio in Los Angeles yesterday. Pics HERE. The band will also be co-hosting MTV2's Headbanger's Ball this Saturday Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain will once again join WWIII frontman Mandy Lion onstage during WWIII's April 18 gig at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. The event will be videotaped and some of the scenes shot that night will make their way into the brand new video for 'Walk With Me'. Mandy Lion merchandise will be available at the show as well. The first 100 people through the door after 9:00 p.m. will get a free Mandy Lion compilation CD Twisted Sister have lined up the following gig dates: Apr. 02 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain; Apr. 03 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain; May 29 - TBA - Somerset, WI; Jun. 06 - Gods of Metal - Milan, Italy; Jun. 19 - Waldrock Festival - Holland; Jul. 09 - TBA - NH; Jul. 31 - Derbyshire Rock & Blues Festival - UK; Aug. 01 - Astoria - London, UK Adler's Appetite (Adler, Jizzy Pearl, Keri Kelli, Brent Muscat, Robbie Crane) - have lined up the following gig dates: Mar. 31 - Chicago, IL @ Joe's on Weed St.; Apr. 01 - Chicago, IL @ Joe's on Weed St. Izzy Stradlin has invited his former bandmate, Steven Adler to collaborate on some new music. The plan is to record two songs, possibly to be included on Izzy's next release, according to a posting on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. No further information available at this time The Darkness have asked for a £1million fee (approx. $1.8 million) to play this year's Glastonbury Festival, according to NME.com. The figure is a far cry from the £75 (approx. $136) they were paid to play their Friday morning opening set last year. Today festival organizer Michael Eavis told the Daily Mirror: "It's incredible how much things change in a year. When we booked them last year they were just a pub band no one had heard of. We paid them £75 but they were thrilled to be given the opportunity." A source close to The Darkness told the Daily Mirror: "To play Glastonbury this year, they'd want £1million. The way they see it, they'd worked long and hard to get where they are and feel entitled to make the most of their success" 'Rockets To Ruin' are currently giving away copies of their 2 song demo. If anyone is interested in getting a free copy, send your mailing address to EMAIL Spin Dizzy are looking for any Vancouver area bands to trade shows with. Be sure to contact the band and let them know if you're interested as they are trying to set up a small tour The Retreads are debuting 2 songs off their new EP on Vancouver's biggest rock station CFOX FM 99 at 11pm Pacific time this Thursday 18 March (you can also listen to the show online while it's live). Besides debuting 2 songs the band will also be being interviewed, be sure to check it out The 'Kiss or Kill' compilation CD 'Kiss or Kill Presents Los Angeles Classics Vol. I' (Including: Bang Sugar Bang, Billion Stars, Deadbeat Sinatra, The Dollyrots, King Cheetah, The Letter Openers, Midway, The O.A.O.T's, The Randies, Silver Needle and Zeitgeist Auto Parts and is only available at the Kiss or Kill shows, however, it will soon be made available for purchase on the Kiss or Kill website) is now available and to celebrate, they are holding an extra event at this weeks Kiss or Kill Club. 8 bands/2 stages/$5 (includes your very own copy of the CD)/drink specials/18+/9pm/at Zen Sushi (2609 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake, CA) featuring Deadbeat Sinatra, the O.A.O.T's, Midway, The Letter Openers, Bang sugar Bang, Silver Needle, Zeitgeist Auto Parts and Billion Stars A short film co-written by Rikki Rockett is available for viewing at Rockett's official web site. The 12-minute, 45-second suspense thriller entitled '47th & Nowhere' is available in Quicktime format and will soon be made available on DVD A Universal Music spokesman has dismissed the "meritless" lawsuit brought by Guns n' Roses singer Axl Rose against the company seeking to prevent them from releasing a 'greatest hits' album. Since the court has denied their application for a temporary restraining order, the album will be released as scheduled on 23 March HIM have announced more West Coast dates as part of their first-ever U.S. tour: Apr. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom; Apr. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts; Apr. 17 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Skate & Surf Festival (Paramount Theatre Stage); Apr. 18 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East; Apr. 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre; Apr. 22 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon; Apr. 24 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre; Apr. 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues; Apr. 30 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland; May 02 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's; May 03 - San Diego, CA, @ Cane's; May 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go; May 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy; May 06 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House; May 08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre. Support at all shows will come from Kill Hannah and Eighteen Visions The most recent G3 line-up issued a DVD and CD set documenting the U.S. tour, entitled 'G3 - Live in Denver' and 'G3 Live: Rockin' in the Free World' last month through Epic Records An updated list of dates for the European G3 Tour, featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp, has been released: Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival - DeShanes, NETH; Jun. 14 - K.B. Hallen - Copenhagen, DEN; Jun. 15 - Liseberghallen - Gothenburg, SWE; Jun. 16 - Gota Lejon - Stockholm, SWE; Jun. 18 - Icehall - Helsinki, FIN; Jun. 20 - Konserthuset - Oslo, NOR; Jun. 23 - Clyde Auditorium - Glasgow, SCO; Jun. 24 - Apollo - Manchester, UK; Jun. 25 - City Hall - Newcastle, UK; Jun. 26 - NIA Academy - Birmingham, UK; Jun. 27 - BIC Windsor Hall - Bournemouth, UK; Jun. 28 - Royal Concert Hall - Nottingham, UK; Jun. 29 - Royal Albert Hall - London, UK; Jul. 01 - Palais de Congres - Paris, FRA; Jul. 02 - Jam - Bergara, SPA; Jul. 03 - La Riviera - Madrid, SPA; Jul. 04 - Razmatazz - Barcelona, SPA; Jul. 06 - TBA - Milan, ITA; Jul. 07 - Centrale de Tenis - Rome, ITA; Jul. 08 - Villa Pisani - Padova, ITA; Jul. 09 - Tivoli Hall - Ljubliana, SLO; Jul. 10 - Piberstein, Freizelitinsel, AUT; Jul. 11 - Petrofi Csarnok - Budapest, HUN; Jul. 12 - SportsHall - Belgrade, SER; Jul. 14 - Torwar - Warsaw, POL; Jul. 15 - TBA; Jul. 16 - TBA; Jul. 17 - Guitar Festival - Patrimonio, FRA George Lynch will be releasing a new solo album, entitled 'Furious George' in April through Shrapnel Records Dokken have set May 18 for a release date for their new album 'Hell To Pay' 'High Chaparall' on the Swedish TV channel 'Kanal 5', launched its second season on 15 March with a one-hour special on Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil, an hilarious portrayal of the rock star that rivals 'This is Spinal Tap' as a rock 'n' roll comedy. The show follows co-hosts as they enter the Spanish Hills community, Las Vegas where Vince Hill lives with his fiancée. Vince's parents arrive and the whole family are interviewed. When asked if he's ever tried Viagra, Vince says, "I took one once and blew through $15,000 on hookers. It was in Atlantic City." Describing himself as "the last hold-out" and expressing no love for Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee or Mick Mars, the singer confirms that Motley Crue will indeed reunite. "2005 and 2006 I'm putting away for Motley, because negotiations are getting closer and closer. I think it will be a good way to close it" Freewheeler won the Powerplay Magazine Battle of the Bands Competition The Eyeliners will be playing at the SXSW again this year. Look for them on the outdoor stage on 6th Street on Thursday 18 March @ 9pm. Tim O'Hara (formally of the Lillingtons) will be drumming for them again and they have new songs and cool surprises for you. This stage is open to the public (no admission and no age restrictions). People in the Austin area; please get the word out as much as possible with flyers, word of mouth, etc Check out Todd Griffin of Graveyard Trains New band 'Train Station' A Breed Apart prices have been lowered in the 'a breed apart' store, CD's are FREE, but require $2.99 for shipping costs, and DVD's are $3.99, which includes a 5 song mini-set, and 'behind the breed' footage, also the band has a section on the site called 'new breed' where fans can sample NEW songs (LIVE rehearsals)... the first pressing of the new EP (1,000 copies) is almost gone, so tell people to hurry and get theirs Malice In Wonderland have just signed a record deal with the Norwegian label 'Karisma Records' (Tuba (Norway). Malice in Wonderland have booked studio time in at the end of March, and expect their full-length debut album to be out September 2004 The Bootlegs promo EP 'Fantastic Truth' (Available 16 March), originally intended for record companies, magazines etc is now available to buy, direct from the Bootlegs website. But be quick, they only have a limited run of 200 copies and costs $5 Symphony X have been confirmed as the opening act for Queensryche at several U.S. dates beginning mid-April. Details as follows: Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre; Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues; Apr. 17 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues; Apr. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall; Apr. 21 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre; Apr. 22 - Boston, MA @ Avalon; Apr. 23 - Hampton Beach @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom; Apr. 24 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre; Apr. 25 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his third solo album titled 'Lost In The Translation'. Jeff will also be returning to Brazil to do two shows (one regular set, second acoustic) on Saturday 26 September and Sunday 27 September. Other dates in South America (Argentina and possibly Chile) are being looked into as well An audio stream of Velvet Revolver's first single 'Slither' can be heard in Real Media format by clicking the following LINK. 'Slither' comes off the much anticipated debut CD 'Contraband', due out 18 May through RCA Records The following UK B Movie Heroes tourdates for the Big Cheese sponsored gigs with 'Right Turn Clyde' have been announced: Wednesday 7th April - Dumfries (Venue TBC); Thursday 8th April - Glasgow Barfly; Friday 9th April - Edinburgh Bannermans; Saturday 10th April - Aberdeen Drummonds; Sunday 11th April - Scarborough Kazbah (14+); Monday 12th April - Wakefield Snooty Fox (14+); Tuesday 13th April - Hoyland G & Ts; Thursday 15th April - Plymouth Phoenix Halls; Friday 16th April - Bournemouth Mr Smiths; Saturday 17th April - Worcester Marrs Bar; Thursday 22nd April - London Windmill; Friday 23rd April - Cambridge Portland (More to follow). Don't forget the guys still have a few headline shows this month too: Saturday 13th March - Newport TJs; Thursday 18th March - Bristol Bunch Of Grapes; Saturday 20th March - Hungerford Railway; Thursday 25th March - London Borderline; Friday 26th March - Frome Cheese & Grain; Thursday 1st April - Nottingham Rock City; Saturday 3rd April - Hastings Crypt Blvd. Strays w/ Jack Killed Jill 21+, 9pm, $5 @ Owl Club, 109 Church St, Roseville, Sacramento, USA KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site: "I was offered a cameo on ABC-TV's '8 Ways To Raise Your Daughter' the show that featured the late John Ritter and continues on with Katey Sagal. I had to pass. The show would conflict with my upcoming Euro trip. Then, on Friday 12th, Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) will be playing some hot licks on my cover of Prodigy's 'Firestarter', to be produced by Overseer. This is the last track to be recorded and is the only track being produced by an outside producer. I will be continuing to promote the record as I head over to Europe. Tentatively, I will be in: Stockholm, Sweden on the 28th and 29th of March, Oslo, Norway on the 30th, Cologne, Germany on the 31st and April 1st, Milan, Italy on the 2nd and 3rd (perhaps England, as well...) and, then back to the US to begin rehearsals for the continuation of our never-ending KISS World Tour 'WASP' have added more dates to their upcoming European tour. Support at most shows is expected to come from the UK's 'Dragonforce'. The trek is shaping up as follows: May 03 - The Ambassador - Dublin, IRE; May 04 - Garage - Glasgow, UK; May 05 - MDH - Manchester, UK; May 06 - Rio's - Bradford, UK; May 07 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK; May 08 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK; May 09 - Astoria - London, UK; May 11 - Hof Ter Lo - Antwerp, BEL; May 12 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, NETH; May 14 - Kulturbolaget - Malmo, SWE; May 15 - Munchen Bryggeriet - Stockholm, SWE; May 16 - Kaaren - Gothenburg, SWE; May 17 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, DEN; May 18 - Rockefeller - Oslo, NOR; May 20 - Rauma Linna - Rauma, FIN; May 21 - Caribia - Turku, FIN; May 22 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN; May 23 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN; May 24 - Pakkahoune - Tempere, FIN; May 26 - Fabrik - Hamburg, GER; May 27 - Matrix - Bochum, GER; May 28 - Hyde Park - Osnabruck, GER; May 29 - Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, GER; May 30 - Metropolis - Munich, GER; May 31 - Rockhouse - Salzburg, AUT; Jun. 01 - Orpheum - Graz, AUT; Jun. 02 - Hafen - Innsbruck, AUT; Jun. 03 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT; Jun. 05 - Z7 - Pratteln, SWI; Jun. 06 - Gods of Metal - Bologna, ITA; Jun. 08 - Razzmatazz II - Barcelona, SPA; Jun. 09 - Republicca - Valencia, SPA; Jun. 10 - Copera - Granada, SPA; Jun. 11 - Macumba - Madrid, SPA; Jun. 12 - Gares - Pamplona, SPA Gypsy Rose reform for new CD