Archive News - 2004 (Part 3)

Each Thursday in July, a different member of Crash Kelly will host an evening of "Must See" Bands at the B-Side, 129 Peter St, at Richmond, Toronto. Doors at 8:30pm/Music at 9:30pm New Black Halos Tunes LINK Axl Rose was denied a release of recordings from an early version of the band, Hollywood Rose... Cleopatra Records released the CD as 'The Roots of Guns N' Roses'. Rose sued Cleopatra for trademark infringement and improper use of his name and likeness and unfair competition, but that claim was also denied Quireboys German gig dates: 4 August, Headbangers Ballroom, Hamburg; 6 August, Open Air Festival, Wacken Los Angeles based band with songs on MTV and FM radio looking for punk rock guitar player who can sing background vox for touring and local showcases. Looking for someone 18-24, male or female, with edge. Great gear, great attitude, great live performer...team player, wants to travel and not afraid to do what it takes to be in a successful touring band. Band rehearses in North Hollywood. Shows in Vegas at end of July... So looking for someone who ideally is a quick learner, EMAIL Peppermint Creeps have parted ways w/ Andii "Stittch" for reasons personal among themselves. They have requested that you don't email asking, "what happened" as those of you "in the know" know exactly what the ongoing/repeat scenario's were. The band is auditioning bass players so those interested let them know a.s.a.p. as the choice will be made very soon. The Tour is going on as scheduled. The following dates have already leaked out on the following Venue's website, 7 August, Detroit - IRock and 11 August, New York - Don Hills w/ Undercover Slut Freewheeler UK gig dates: Sat July 17th - Rio's, Bradford; Sun 18th July - The Pitz, Milton Keynes; Mon 19th July - Cathouse, Glasgow; Tue 20th July - JB's, Dudley; Wed 21st July - Underworld, Camden; Fri 23rd July - Stripes Bar (Brentford FC), Braemar Road, Brentford Changes One is set to close. Says Ian Tunstall 'I'm naturally sad and disappointed but life is full of difficult decisions . At least I'm choosing to close down and move on as opposed being forced to close down as many small businesses do... I would like to thank everyone who has bought music from Changes One or attended C1 gigs and events. I trust its has brought you some good enjoyment and happiness'. Help out one last time by checking out his final sale at LINK Last week saw the release in Japan of the Guitar Wolf tribute album 'I Love Guitar Wolf Very Much', featuring a contribution from The Wildhearts - Wild Zero. The album is available through Amazon Due to a family emergency, Silver Needle will not be playing the July 6th Kiss or Kill show, Midway will be filling in Mitch Malloy UK tour dates: 8 September, Limelight Club, Crewe; 11 September TBA; 12 September, Boardwalk, Sheffield; 13 September, Stripes Club, Brentford (ONLY LONDON SHOW); 15 September TBA; 17 September, Rock Café 2000, Stourbridge; 18 September, Mega Bowl, Plympton; 19 September, Z Rock, Liverpool Butch Walker/American Hi-Fi Tour: 22 July, Raleigh, Lincoln Theater; 23 July, DC, Birchmere; 24 July, Baltimore, Fletchers; 25 July, NJ, Maxwells; 27 July, New York, Bowery; 28 July, Philadelphia, Franklin Mills Mall; 29 July, Long Island, Crazy Donkey; 30 July, Boston, Axis; 31 July, Baltimore, Arundel Mills Mall; 2 August, Millvale, PA, Mr Smalls; 4 August, Detroit, Magic Stick; 5 August, Grand Rapids, The Intersection; 7 August, Chicago, Abbey; 11 August, Minneapolis, Ascot; 26 August, Athens, 40 Watt Club; 27 August, Atlanta, Variety Theatre Be sure to check out Canadian band Revolver (N. Walsh - Slik Toxik) Backyard Babies Swedish Gig: Bandet spelar pa Sundsvalls Gatufest den 8 Juli Butch Walkers forthcoming album 'Letters' is available to pre-order now! With your pre-order you get: a free digital download of Butch Walker's 'All Falls Apart' immediately upon completion of your order. Plus you'll get a free bonus CD called 'This is me... justified and stripped' with 10 live acoustic tracks and 2 video clips *** If you've already pre-ordered 'Letters' you will get all of this as well! If you've not gotten access to your free download already, you'll be getting an email from the SonyMusicStore.com customer service department instructing you how to get 'All Falls Apart', so be sure and look out for that in your inboxes*** Undercover Slut will be shooting their next video project for 'Narcotics Cosmetics' on Sunday 11 July (somewhere in downtown Paris). Wanna be part of the video? Email UCS now: on UCS and place the subject matter as "Narcotics Cosmetics" - Note: Only 18 and Over need apply 6 July marks the start of Silver Needle's July Kiss or Kill residency! Playing this Tuesday are: The Rainman Suite, The Knives, Silver Needle, Fuck Bunny and Deadbeat Sinatra at Zen Sushi: 2609 Hyperion Ave (at Griffith Park Blvd.), Silverlake, CA, $2, 18+, 9pm Bubble are back to being a three piece band again. Yes, Luke has hung up his Bubble guitar for personal reasons. The band wish him well The Brides of Destruction are taking July off but they'll be back on the road in August. So far they have a few confirmed dates for Japan and Australia but they do have more plans before heading back into the studio to record their second album George Lynch unleashes new record 'Furious George' George Lynch is heading to Japan this week for the ESP Guitar anniversary party. He will be spending 6 days over there with a few clinics and will be video taping a DVD for 'Young Guitar Magazine' Mike Gallagher is getting close to finishing his debut 'Sonic Universe', he is also still working on new Midnight Angel material, for a later in the year release The New Romantics are in the studio throughout July, finishing up their debut titled 'Love Letters & Death Threats' which, will also include a cover of the Love And Rockets hit 'So Alive' FLR/CSR are finishing up the audio portion of The New York Dolls tribute titled 'Jetboys Of Babylon'. Slated for a July/August release Bands wanted for the 10th Annual Rock City Awards Show: The Rockies: 40 Awards, Performances, Carnival of Characters, Circus, & More at Qtopia, a 1,400 seat events center, now with full bar & restaurant - open to the public, Full Bar - 18 & over - Reserved Tables Available The South Bay Music Awards, 17 July 2004 at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. The South Bay Music Awards is a 'Grammys' style awards show for the grass roots community. Awards will be presented to Bands, Solo Artists and Models. The winners of each category have competed in a 30 week showcase series where they were judged by Attendance, Live Performance and Musical Content. Leading up to the main event is a concert series at Harry'Os in Manhattan Beach, Sundays at 7pm. Open to the Public - For tickets, info, or table reservations, call Ken Andrews - Executive Producer - (310) 542-5479 Spit Like This will be releasing their 3rd EP in July HIM October UK Tour Dates: - 14 Exeter University; 15 Cardiff University; 16 Portsmouth Guildhall; 17 Cambridge Corn Exchange; 19 Norwich UEA; 20 Wolverhampton Civic Hall; 21 Liverpool University - the Academy; 25 Newcastle Northumbria University; 26 Leeds University; 27 Carling Manchester Apollo; 31 Carling Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets: £17.50 London/£16.00 Reg New HIM DVD available in the Autumn 2004 Fillmore Slim have changed their website (this is temporary, they will have a new domain name soon) the old site will not return Cyber-Jack have just released their new studio album 'The Great Red Spot' through Surprise! Records Brides Of Destruction will be releasing their first Audio DVD this week. The DVD will include a complete remix of the band's debut album 'Here Come The Brides' in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. In addition to the remixed audio tracks, the DVD will include extra photos, lyrics and two video segments The new Motley Crue Deluxe Boxed Set from Todd McFarlane has been scheduled for an October release The Babylon Bombs have finished recording 13 songs and are right now negotiating with a couple of different labels Rockets To Ruin have announced the following shows for July: 7/1 - Lanier Motor Speedway, Braselton GA; 99X pre race concert for the Nascar Firecracker 200; 7/2 - 10 High, Atlanta GA with Swagger; 7/23 - Atlantis Music Conference at the 10 High, Atlanta GA with The Taste and Jad Tuuli are offering two rare Tuuli zines for $12 US postage paid to anywhere in the world, check their merchandise section for ordering info. In other news, their debut CD 'Here We Go' is finally being released in Japan on Ambience Records on 4 September As of 2 July thru 28 August, Texas Terri Bomb has a new line-up of musicians for the U.S. Tour... Ricky Rat (Trash Brats), Roxy Michaels (Marky Ramone and the Intruders, The Undead), and J.L. is their new official drummer… but wait... there's more... from 4 August thru 14 August, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, RFTT) will also be playing guitar in the band! 2 July, Spaceland Silverlake, CA; 6 July, San Diego, CA, Coors Amphitheatre; 7 July, Ventura, CA, Seaside Park; 8 July, Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre; 11 July, The Pound with: Josh Todd; 20 July, Phoenix, AZ, Ziggy's; 21 July, Albequerque, NM, Launch Pad; 22 July, Oklahoma City, OK, Green Door; 23 July, Dallas, TX, TBA; 24 July, Austin, TX, Emo's; 25 July, San Antonio, TX, Sin 13; 26 July, Houston, TX, TBA; 27 July, New Orleans, LA, One Eyed Jack's; 28 July, Shreveport, LA, 516 Soundstage; 29 July, TBA; 30 July, Tallahassee, FL, Big Daddy's; 31 July, Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade; 1 Aug, Augusta or Athens, GA, TBA; 2 Aug, Columbia, SC, New Brooklyn Tavern; 3 Aug, Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506; 4 Aug, Chatanooga, TN, The Local; 5 Aug, Nahsville, TN, Spring Water; 6 Aug, St. Louis, MO, Creepy Crawl; 7 Aug, Lexinton, KY, TBA; 8 Aug, Columbus, OH, TBA; 9 Aug, Richmond, VA, Nanci Raygun; 10 Aug, Baltimore, MD, TBA; 11 Aug, Passaic, NJ, Connections; 12 Aug, Boston, MA, TBA; 13 Aug, Providence, RI, Green Room; 14 Aug, NYC, Continental; 15 Aug, Albany, NY, TBA; 16 Aug, Buffalo, NY, TBA; 17 Aug, New Haven, CT, Cafe Nine; 18 Aug, New York City, NY, Don Hill's; 19 Aug, Pittsburg, PA, 31st St. Pub; 20 Aug, Cleveland, OH, TBA; 21 Aug, Detroit, MI, TBA; 22 Aug, Indianapolis, IN, Melody Inn; 23 Aug, Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge; 24 Aug, Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock; 25 Aug, Kansas City, MO, TBA; 26 Aug, Denver, CO, TBA; 27 Aug, Travel Day; 28 Aug, Santa Monica, CA, S.Monica Civic Brad Wilson gig dates: - Friday, June 25 - RJ's in Beverly Hills; Friday, July 2 - Bistro in Venice; Sunday, July 4 - Hinano's in Venice; Saturday, July 17 - Longboard in Huntington Beach; Friday, July 23 - Rusty's on the Santa Monica Pier; Saturday, July 24 - Mother's in Sunset Beach Backyard Babies will be playing at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, on 11 August 2004 (support act(s) to be announced. Tickets can be purchased at LINK and the usual outlets Wildside along with TB Records are putting on their first event to celebrate Wildside's first anniversary and the best of the underground glam talent in this country. Rachel Stamp, Supergarage (special guests from Canada), The Renegade Playboys, Spit Like This, New Generation Superstars and Geoff Starr Rock n Roll Band (tbc) and maybe more bands. Friday 2nd July @ Junktion 7 (Nottingham) 8pm-1am, £7 in advance, tickets available from LINK and LINK Motochrist will be playing Thunder Pussy Thursday 17 June 2004 @ King King, Los Angeles High-School Motherfuckers gig dates: Jeudi 24 Juin, Fleche D'or, Paris, 20h30 (6€), Avec Eletrika & Clamantis, Fleche D'or, 102, rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris Rebel Rebel and Undercoverslut will be putting out a split CD on FTW Records to coincide with the R2/UCS tour dates in NYC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego in late August 2004 Rebel Rebel are set to drop 2 songs from back in the day on a Cleopatra Records boxset companion to the Hollywood Rocks book that features Rebel Rebel Sebastian Bach In Concert 2004: 25 June, Pratteln, Switzerland: Z7 Club - Headline Show - With Special Guests Angel and Lillian Axe; 26 June, Balingen, Germany: Bang Your Head Festival - With Alice Cooper, Queensryche, UFO, Anthrax and more! 22 July, Allentown, PA, Crocodile Rock, 520 Hamilton Street; 23 July, Hartford, CT, Webster Theatre, 31 Webster Street; 30 July, Clifton Park, New York (Albany): Northern Lights, 1208 Route; 31 July, Wantagh, NY: Mulcahy's, 3232 Railroad Avenue; 7 August, Sayreville, New Jersey, Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road; 13 August, Poughkeepsie, New York, Mid- Hudson Civic Center Slaughter tour dates: 19 June, Racine, WI (Harbor Fest, Cool Cats Stage); 26 June, Green River, WY (Stratten Mayers Park); 4 July, El Paso, TX (klaq Bash); 16 July, Comstock, NE (Comstock Rock Fest); 23 July, Hampton Beach, NH (Hampton Beach Casino); 24 July, Winter Park, CO (Hawgfest-Winter Park Resort); 1 August, Manitoba, Canada (Manitoba Summer Fest); 20 August, Beulah, ND (Party In the Pasture); 4 September, Four Corners, NM (NM Rock Fest); 6 September, Woodstock, CT (Woodstock Fair); 1 October, Westbury, NY (Westbury Music Fair) Sonic Youth have announced they will be playing at the London Brixton Academy, UK on 2 September. The band have also released a retrospective DVD 'Corporate Ghost', featuring 23 of the band's videos, as well as commentary and other features On Thursday 17 June, New Found Glory and Aussie punk-pop-rockers The Living End will play live at Station Park, Providence, Rhode Island. The concert is free and is part of the ninth annual 95.5 WBRU Dunkin Donuts Iced Latte Free Summer Concert Series. Also on the bill is East-coast band, The Lingo. The concert's location, Station Park, is right outside the Providence Place Mall. Kennedy Plaza (bus schedules) is down the street and Providence Place has a garage if you're planning on carpooling. For more information, go to LINK The new Gamits CD 'Antidote' will be in stores 29 June, and sports an enhanced CD. If it's not in stores then ask for it, or pre-order the album at LINK In promotion of their upcoming release 'Antidote' The Gamits will be heading out on a month long stint with pop punk all-stars the Queers. The tour begins in Chicago on 6 August and goes through mid September, hitting major cities throughout the midwest, east-coast, florida, most of the south and Texas, and ending up back in the Midwest Mitch Malloy will be playing Stripes Bar, Brentford FC Monday 13 September, £7 as the only southeast date on his September UK acoustic tour Sebastian Bach fans can check out an e-Card for his new live DVD out shortly. View it at LINK Martie Peters debut solo album is almost done. He will be in the Jailhouse Studio with Tommy Hansen (TNT, Helloween, Pretty Maids) taking care of the mix of the final 8 tracks in June Jeff Reid, former bass player for SR-71, Honor Among Thieves, and Lofton has passed away from Cancer Mike Tramp will be touring Australia July/August 2004. Mike will be available to meet his fans after the performances for photos and to sign autographs. He will also have available his newly recorded double solo album 'Rock and Roll Alive' which was recorded on his 2003 European Tour. Gig dates: Melbourne - The Corner Hotel, Thursday 15 July, 2004; Hobart - The Republic Bar, Saturday 24 July, 2004; Sydney - Friday 30 July at The Marquee; Geelong - Barwon Club, Saturday 14 August; Melbourne - The Espy on Thursday 19 August Two Live Hallion Videos featured on the bands website at the moment 'Retribution be My Name' and 'The Great Song Of Defiance' Shotgun Generation Records (the home of Highschool Motherfuckers and Love Sikk Junkiez) are looking for new bands. If you're into rock'n'roll, glam, garage, punk… send them your CD, demo, record to: Shotgun Generation Records, 13, Rue Marc Sangnier, 92220 Bagneux, France Freewheeler will be playing The Underworld, Camden (UK) this Sunday 20 June, supporting 80's hard rockers Girlschool Summer Glam Attack on 27 July @ the Chicobum Festival, Borgaro, Turin (Italy) w/ Gemini Five, Naughty Whispers, Black Gin Angels, S.A.D. Fête de la Musique, Lundi 21 Juin à partir de 18h00... Place Gilbert Perroy, en face du Tribunal (Paris 14ème). Metro Mouton Duvernet (Ligne 4, entre Montparnasse et la Pt d'Orleans) 18h00 - Shannon; 18h45 - Ice Cake; 19h30 - Sinn; 20h15 - Highschool Motherfuckers; 21h00 - Eletrika; 21h45 - Sweet Silence; 22h30 - Horresco Referens; 23h15 - Euthanasia Rock City News are looking for New Bands for the 2004 Rock City L.A. Band Directory (L.A.'s most complete annual band directory, published in July throughout L.A.). This is without a doubt, L.A.'s best promotional value for local bands. Visit the online sign up page here or email Hateful Society Production proudly presents... "Europe's #1 Industrial Glamour Punk Lipstick Whores" a.k.a. Undercover Slut 'Live & Uncensored' at Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich St. (Spring St), NYC Wednesday 11 August 2004, Doors Open @ 8pm - UCS mayhem starts @ 10pm. Admission $10, 21+ Show Cyber-Jack's new album `The Great Red Spot` will be released in Brazil on 25 June. International release to follow soon. Next gig Dates: 07/11 - Praia Sport Bar, Santos; 07/23 - Outs, Sao Paulo Perris Records are proud to announce the complete track listing for 'Hollywood Hairspray III'. The complete track listing and running order is as follows: 1. Stampede Queen 'In It For The Money'; 2. Funny Money 'Bad Luck'; 3. Mad Margritt 'Straight Through the Heart'; 4. Cherry St. 'Comes Around Goes Around'; 5. Tigertailz 'King Of The World'; 6. Shameless 'Realize'; 7. Gemini Five 'Babylon Rockets'; 8. Machinegun Kelly 'White Line Offside'; 9. Switchblade 'Switchblade Serenade'; 10. Crazy Lixx 'Death Row'; 11. Eat The Gun 'Welcome To The Show'; 12. Nineteen88 'Big Rawk'; 13. CRASHDÏET 'Riot In Everyone'; 14. Schroeder 'Doesn't Do A Thing For Me'; 15. Tommy & The Love Tribe 'Million Times'; 16. Sleazy Dream 'Backslide'; 17. Tracy Gang Pussy 'Play It Hard'. Look for Hollywood Hairspray III on 15 July 2004. Hollywood Hairspray the DVD is coming in August 2004 After a touch decision, The Bootlegs have parted company with their co-producer and called it a day. However, Mr. Bones, now going by his real name Kenny, will be entering the studio under the new name of 'CR@P' to work on an 11 track (in your face, power punk pop) CD, due to be released in approximately 3 months time Cosmic Ballroom will be starting the recording of their 3rd album in August 2004, if you want more info / promopack / interview contact EMAIL or EMAIL Cosmic Ballroom will be featured on the compilation CD 'Punk n Roll-a-licious' with bands such as: Social Distortion, The Hellacopters, Turbonegro, Gluecifer, The Nomads, Zeke, Nashville Pussies, Turbo Acs etc. To be released on 'Punk 'n' Drunk Recordings (ZYX music). 'Stoned, Broke and Ready to Rumble', the bands second album is now available on vinyl. The Split 7" CB/V8 Wankers available on Hotstuff Mail order Sammy Serious has released a new CD called 'Last Stop O.P. Hotel' check out the website for more details Undercover Sluts 'Fuck that celebrity trash & your ghetto cunt drama' sophomore release available soon Upcoming Hanoi Rocks shows: Jul. 09 - Borlänge, SWE @ Peace & Love Festival; Jul. 10 - Turku, FIN @ Ruisrock; Jul. 17 - Parainen, FIN @ Rowlit Festival Hanoi Rocks have posted sound clips of their new single 'Keep Our Fire Burning' at their official web site. The 'Keep Our Fire Burning/Heaven Is Gonna Be Empty' single is scheduled to be released in Finland on 17 June New Butch Walker Video 'Mixtape LINK On 20 June Masterplan/Morpheus Records will pre-release 'Toilet Boys - The Early Years', featuring the deleted 6 song EP, as well as the 'Mail Itch/Dream Action EP' previously only available as 10" vinyl along with live tracks from back in the day. The CD also comes with a 16 page booklet packed with archival photos as well as liner notes by Guy and lyrics and 2 CD Rom videos. For those of you who live in NYC you can get your copy before anyone else starting this Sunday 6 June by stopping by 'Future Legend', 796 Ninth Avenue, between 52nd & 53rd Streets. As a special bonus, the first 10 people to buy 'The Early Years' at Future Legend; will receive the entire Masterplan/Morpheus Toilet Boys catalogue. Electric Eddie will be working the counter the whole day from 12 noon to 7pm and Guy and Sean are stopping by for a couple of hours to hang out and sign CDs Tracy Gang Pussy are featured on the new Hollywood Hairspray Vol. 3 compilation Drop Dead Festival - The Biggest Horror and Deathrock Festival and Party, 3-5 September 2004, All Ages @ Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013. Exclusive Appearances By: Ausgang, Cinema Strange, Holy Cow and Performances By: Bella Morte, Shadow Reichenstein, David E. Williams, Deep Eynde, Cult of the Psychic Fetus, Empire Hideous, Devilish Presley, Gutter Demons, 7 Shot Screamers, Speed Crazy, Memphis Morticians, Entertainme-nt , Kastle GreySkull, The Brimstones, Gein and the GraveRobbers, The Young Werewolves, Secret Cervix, Malice in Leatherland, The Rabies, Undying Legacy, Lugosi's Morphine, Ghouls Night Out, The Crimson Ghosts, Phantom Creep, Alphabet Bombers, PsychoCharger and more Tommy Lee tells 'In touch' he's finalizing a deal to publish a tell-all book. "It's my turn to say what I want". The book, he explains, starts with him having an argument with his private parts. What that argument is, he won't reveal. Tommy is also looking forward to being in Florida for the opening of his Rock Bar in South Beach. "It's going to be off the hook", he adds. " But three days in Miami is enough. I am all partied out. As the book will say, I am closing that chapter of my life" Manchester Based Pop Punkers EchoFreddy have a new website up and running The Lashes (a promising young band, somewhat reminiscent of The New Pornographers and The Cars) will be releasing a 4-song EP on 13 August Lemmy and Jon dis The Darkness, "I hate them. They suck," says Bon Jovi leader Foreigner without Lou Gramm again Thunder's new DVD available to purchase online now. Available exclusively from the Thunder Shop and will not be available anywhere else Jeff Scott Soto Australian Tour Announced: Sydney - Bar Broadway - Thursday 2 September; Sydney - Bar Broadway - Friday 3 September (Queen Show); Brisbane - Indie Temple - Sunday 5 September; Adelaide - Enigma Bar - Thursday 9 September; Hobart - Republic Bar - Saturday 11 September; Hobart - Republic Bar - Sunday 12 September (Queen Show); Melbourne - Corner Hotel - Tuesday 14 September (Queen Show); Melbourne - Corner Hotel - Wednesday 15 September (Solo Show & End Of Tour Party) New Rachel Stamp T-shirts available (more to be added) later this week, dog tags coming soon as well as a new album Rachel Stamp gig updates: 8 June, Hastings @ Crypt; 12 June, Tunbridge Wells @ Forum; 28 June, Watford @ Pane and Table; 2 July, Nottingham @ Junction 7; 22 July, Exeter @ Cavern; 30 July, Wolverhampton @ Little Civic; 31 July, York @ Fibbers; 30 October, London @ Mean Fiddler Robin Black **NEW SHOWS** 17 June @ Funhaus, Toronto, ON, 11pm; 10 June @ The Hardball, Milton, ON. Both shows are 19+, so bring ID. Consult local listings for ticket / price details The video for 'Lesbian' is complete and the band are throwing a FREE party at an amazing Private Venue like only the Peppermint Creeps can do! Date: Saturday 26 June, Doors at 8pm, Party Favours, All Ages / Full Bar w/ ID, Live Performances by Peppermint Creeps, HTTH, and special guests, Video Ceremony / Unveiling on Large Movie Screen, The Venue is conveniently located just outside of Hollywood at: 3113 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. They'll have copies of their Video 'Lesbian' available to the first 100 people (*BEFORE this will even be made available to the general public) who donate at least $5 to help us pay for the expenses involved in making this one awesome night! Donations can be made at the Venue OR you can Pre-Reserve and Guarantee your copy of the video at the door by paying thru paypal Peppermint Creeps next show will be on Friday 18 June, All Ages @ the Showcase Theatre, 683 S. Main Street Corona, CA 92882, $10/7pm, w/ Blaq, Holloway, Fragile Systems, and 2 Steps Back SERVICES ANNOUNCED FOR DEREK FRIGO! Date: Wednesday June 16th, Location: The Self Realization Center and Gardens, 17190 Sunset Blvd. (just 1/4 mile East of Pacific Coast Highway), Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, Time: Not yet determined Blink 182 have confirmed a new UK tour: Nov 30 Birmingham NEC; Dec 02 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena; Dec 03 Manchester MEN Arena; Dec 05 London Wembley Arena; Dec 07 Cardiff International Arena; Dec 08 Nottingham Arena. Tickets for this tour will be on sale 9am Saturday 12 June. Tickets are £20.00 plus booking fee (£21.50 London) Hoppin' Mad Shows: Tuesday 8 June @ Magic Stick (4120-4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI) w/ the Fuck Ups, Letter Kills, Doors @ 7pm, All Ages, 8$; Saturday 3 July/Sunday 4 July (10:45pm), Starvation Army Zine Presents - 2 Day DIY Festival @ Rockwood Subs and Suds (11900 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. Doors @ 1pm, All Ages, 10$ for each day; Saturday 24 July @ Elbow Room (Downtown - Ypsilanti, MI) w/ the Big Spit, Fightin' Hellfish Doors @ 9pm, 21+ Hateful Society Production proudly presents... 'Europe's #1 Industrial Glamour Punk Terrorism Act' a.k.a. Undercover Slut, alive + uncensored @ the worldwide famous 'Bar Sinister', Hollywood, CA, Saturday 21 August2004, 11pm, admission $10 BlaQ will be playing @ the Whisky a go go on Tuesday 8 June 9pm (8901 sunset blvd. west hollywood CA) Tickets are available pre-sale, for the ridiculous price of $6. Contact one of the band members through g-mail. You may also purchase the tickets at Pinky Star, which is located at 122 N. citrus ave. covina 91723 Tuesday 8 June - Kiss or Kill at Zen Sushi, 2609 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake, CA with The Rainman Suite, The Faders, King Cheetah, Craving The Seamstress and Silver Needle, 18+, 9pm, $2 Nelson on tour with Peter Frampton & Styx: 12 June 7pm Germain Amphitheatre Columbus, OH; 14 June 6:30pm DTE Energy Music Threatre Auburn HIlls, MI; 16 June 7pm HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA; 17 June TBA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC; 18 June 7pm Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC; 20 June 7pm Post-Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA; 22 June TBA Paramount's Kings Dominion Doswell, VA; 23 June 8pm Beacon Theater New York, NY; 25 June 7:30pm Mann Center For Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA; 26 June TBA Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA; 27 June TBA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA; 28-29 August TBA Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT This summer Perris will be doing exclusive nationwide distribution of Bruce Kulick's 'Transformer' CD through Select-o-Hits Perris Records are proud to announce the release of Hollywood Hairspray Vol. III. This year's compilation will feature new and unreleased tracks from Tigertailz, Stampede Queen, Mad Margritt, Gemini 5, Shameless, Switchblade, Bai Bang, Cherry St. and Machinegun Kelly. There will also be tracks from new up and coming bands such as Nineteen88, Tracy Gang Pussy, Sleazy Dreams, Eat the Gun and Crash Diet. The complete track listing as well as news on the first Hollywood Hairspray DVD release will be revealed shortly Ginger also has the following message for UK based voters: "There are elections in the UK on 10 June. I urge you not to waste your vote on any of the candidates that fail to represent you. NHS funding hasn't been increased, and people are sitting in hospital beds awaiting treatment, while others need those same beds. Ken Livingstone, the bastard behind the Congestion Charges, is the local representative for London too. A fiver is nothing to pay in theory, but if you forget to pay due to other commitments in life, or can't find a bleedin' outlet and don't own a credit card, the fine is upped to £40 at 10pm that same day. I haven't found one person that takes the money over the phone that believes this is fair. If that isn't enough reason to NOT vote Labour, then think of this? Who else you gonna vote for? You could not vote at all, but isn't that a waste getting swept under the carpet marked 'voter apathy'? Your other alternative is to make the effort to go and vote, but spoil your ballot paper - mark it as 'None of these candidates will represent me' for instance. That way we can voice our dissatisfaction with the system we've had foisted upon us. Pass it around" The first installment of Ginger's journal from the last US tour is online. Updates with the rest of that tour will be made over the next few days A four-day Rockin' the Hills Festival, ND event set to take place July 1-4 in Bottineau, ND. This year's main stage packs will feature the following acts: Thursday 1 July: L.A. Guns, Warrant, Great White, Dokken & Jackyl. Friday 2 July: Greg Rolie, Foghat, Tesla, Styx & Live. Saturday 3 July: Thornley, Puddle Of Mudd, 3 Doors Down & Nickelback. Sunday 4 July: Corey Stevens, Firehouse, Peter Frampton & Lynyrd Skynyrd New Big Bang Babies CD on the horizon BENEFIT: In Memory of Derek Frigo. Date: THIS Saturday 5 June. Place: Club Lingerie, (Sunset & Wilcox). Host: T-Roy Berry - Discover The Frequency Booking Agency. Doors: 7:30pm. PASSWORD: Starwood Project - for 10.00 admission. PROCEEDS: The Starwood Project - Sober Living Environment for Musicians. Executively managed by Candy Finnigan, this will be a special creative community (designed by Hard Rock Cafe decorator Faryn Fond) who will give it a cool/hipp House of Blues vibe (including rehearsal studios, donated instruments, candlelight musician's meetings, tour buddies, musical therapy and a guest house for musicians to live and visit while recovering from drug addiction. A dream come true to organizations like MAP and Music Cares who have always wanted to create a safe place to send sober musicians AFTER rehab to connect with other musicians (there is currently nothing like it in Los Angeles) greatly increasing for a full recovery. For GUEST LIST to the VIP AREA: email: "T-roy-The Frequency" Bam (Bubble) is mixing the Blessings 4 song EP and coming in next is Silver Needle. These guys also run an uber hip club called Kiss or Kill June Contest (Bubble): - Finish this lyric, name the artist and the song title: There ain't no rock n roll no more.... Please send in your answer by 30 June for the drawing on 1 July to EMAIL Along with many other musicians and fans, Bubble were very sad to hear about Derek Frigo. They send their condolences and sympathies to his family and to all who knew him or were touched by his playing Temptress gig dates: Wed. 2 June @ Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ; Thurs. 3 June @ Pussycat Lounge, NYC, NY; Fri 4 June, Mondo Porno Party, Boston/Cambridge, MA; Thurs. 10 June, Grass Roots, Peterborough, ONT; Fri 11 June @ Bovine Sex Club at Midnight, Toronto, ONT; Fri 11 June, Temptress on Edge 102 Indie Club, Outdoors 9pm, Hamilton, ONT; Sat. 12 June @ Corktown Tavern, Toronto, ONT; Sun. 13 June @ El Mocambo, Toronto, ONT; Wed 16 June @ Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, MI; Thurs 17 June @ Mac's Bar, Lansing, MI; Fri 18 June, Flint, MI; Thurs 1 July @ Bug Jar, Rochester, NY; Fri 2 July @ Lucky's, Rome, NY PRESS RELEASE: Tuesday 1 June 2004, Studio City, California. Derek Frigo (was known as the lead guitarist of such bands as, Logans Heroes, Texas Terri, Enuff Z'Nuff and Le Mans. Derek rest In peace buddy........... we will all miss you terribly. Link to a tribute page for our buddy Derek) died on Friday 28 May 2004 @ 5:20pm. Cause of Death: Un-verified & Under Investigation. No other information is available, and there are no services scheduled yet Peppermint Creeps would like give our condolences to the friends and family of Enuff Z' Nuff / Logan's Heroes / Texas Terri guitarist DEREK FRIGO. FLY HIGH DEREK...................... Vince Neil begins a three-month extreme makeover today for MTV's version of 'The Swan.' At 43, he is the first rock star to join the reality re-do craze. The new Neil will be revealed 28 August, after seeing a lot of a trainer, a plastic surgeon and a lifestyle counsellor. Starting today, he consults with a plastic surgeon and cuts out drinking. "It's not just for me, but for my career," said Neil, who is in negotiations to reunite in January with Motley Crue, if he and former drummer Tommy Lee can get past their feud. MTV is billing the show as 'The Remaking of Vince Neil' A Breed Apart Gigs: Saturday 6 June, 3rd Annual ROCKFEST, Notre Dame Arena, Berlin, NH. This event will be 2 stages, and 10-12 bands! Tickets are on sale now for $5 or you can pay $10 at the door. ABA`s set will be 45 min. long and will be playing at 4:10. Doors open 3pm and the first band goes on at 3pm. Because of this show they've had to pass up on the opportunity to open for Dizzy Reed (Guns N` Roses keyboardist) at Jarrod's Place, also on 6/5, anyway, we would like to thank Jarrod's for thinking of us...maybe next time. They will however be playing at Jarrod's on Friday 8 June6/04, Stage time: 10:15pm, 31 Bank St, Attleboro, MA Spit Like This have been in the studio this month (Animal Farm in London) recording three songs for their new EP. Chances are the ep is gonna be called 'Dragged Kicking & Screaming' and features 3 blinding songs. Snippets will be revealed online soon. Their gig at the borderline, London, UK on the 6 june is going ahead supporting the Geoff Starr band and they want as many of you to be there as is humanly possible. It costs £6 to get in but, grab a flyer and it's just a fiver. Doors open at 7 and SLT are onstage at 7.50 so get there early Avril Lavigne - UK Tour, on sale from 9am Friday 4 June: Oct 03 Manchester Evening News Arena; Oct 04 Birmingham National Indoor Arena; Oct 07 Glasgow SECC; Oct 09 Cardiff International Arena; Oct 10 London Wembley Arena HIM - New UK Gig Dates: on sale Friday 4 June 9am: Oct 21 Liverpool Academy; Oct 26 Leeds University; Oct 27 Manchester Carling Apollo; Oct 31 London Hammersmith Apollo New Found Glory - New UK Gig Date: Aug 31 London Kentish Town Forum Derek Frigo (Enuff Z'Nuff/Logans Heroes/Texas Terri) died on Friday 28 May The new Butch Walker CD 'Letters' will hit stores 20 July on Epic Records. A video for the first single 'Mix Tape' will be hitting airwaves in the next few weeks Wildside's 1st band night, 2nd July @ Junction 7, Nottingham, UK. The best of the UK's Glampunk Rock 'n' Roll Bands, with special star headliners. More details when announced 5 June will be Nottingham (UK) @ Spiders, Wildside's birthday and they're celebrating in style and with much silliness! Hopefully they've got a special guest star DJ, and along with that: - FREE Entry for anyone coming in KISS makeup! FREE glass of champagne for the ladeez (while stocks last), along with giveaways, glitter, pink balloons all that nonsense. If any of you are going to Download that day and get back, a used Saturday download ticket we'll let you in for a quid whatever time of the night Upcoming gigs from Finnish band 'Mean Idols': - 11.6. PROMO, Tampere with Rejected; 16.7. Tammerfest, Tampere with Destination X; 11.9. BAR 16, Seinäjoki with Bad Machine Boozed will write the title song for 'Wild Boys' (to be seen from 2005 on) together with Swedish Psychopunch, the song will be released on a split 7'' by Kamikaze Records in September 2004 On 27 July Boozed will be playing a gig for Fun Arts' (well-known for splatter movies like Untot!) Rock 'n' Roll movie 'Wild Boys' that's being filmed now. At a forsaken 70's petrol station, Boozed will fulfill all the R'n'R clichés: 10' high loudspeakers, bikini girls, table dancing and of course, the very hottest motors. Would you like to be part of the game? At WEBSITE, 50 fans will be given the opportunity to participate in the video. The only thing you must provide is rockability! Moreover, the 'Wild Boys' gig will be a part of the new Boozed video Boozed Live Dates (Germany): 12.06.04 Moormerland - Jukuz Phönix; 25.06.04 Hattingen - HDJ; 02.07.04 Trier - Exhaus + Zeke; 03.07.04 Berlin - Magnet (Uncle Sally's Party); 10.07.04 Zschopau - Benzin & Rock Open Air; 15.07.04 Osnabrück - Hyde Park + Rose Tattoo; 17.07.04 Pobersau - Rock Auf Dem Berg; 23.07.04 Melle - Open Air; 24.07.04 Riez - Riez Open Air; 31.07.04 Force Attack Open Air; 07.08.04 - Fort Orgast/Oderbruch - Oboa Festival (u.a + Eat the Gun); 13.08.04 Rheda Wiedenbrück/Roadhouse; 21.08.04 Staatsforstener Open Air; 28.08.04 Saarstedt/Saarstedt Open Air; 29.08.04 Bad Homburg/Hof (Open Air); 25.09.04 Aurich/Juz Catch 'Security' (Ritch - Ex-Wildhearts new band) in June at the following shows: 8 June @ London Metro Club - Security/Tokyo Dragons/Silvertide and 16 June @ London Barfly - Dead Monroe/Planet of Women/Security Gearhead Records have expanded their Wildhearts merchandise range and now have US tour posters, Wildhearts buttons and patches as well as T-shirts, hoodie, stickers and of course the Riff After Riff LP and CD. They will also soon have belt buckles and new US tour shirts, so keep checking back at the Gearhead Records site for more goodies The Wildhearts have a German deal with Punk 'n' Drunk Records, who have licensed recent material from Gut Records. 'The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed' and 'Coupled With' are out on LP & CD. There's also a domestic release of 'Top Of The World' with 4 bonus tracks - 'Eager To Leave 'Er', 'Cheers', '6:30 Onwards' and the 'Top Of The World' video. ChangesOne.co.uk are stocking the 'Coupled With' vinyl, while the other CDs can be bought direct from the distributor at ZYX Poisin Jett Guns announce two shows occuring the first week in June. In chronological order they are: Thursday 3 June, Kimos, 1351 Polk St. @ Pine, SF, $5, 9pm; Sunday 6 June, Slim's, 333 11th St, SF, Admission for benefit show, sliding scale $$ donation, performing at 8pm sharp, we are the opening act from that moment foreward in Slim's Annual 'Faux Queen Pagent'... for girls who are boys who are girls All Ages! All Ages! All Ages... bring your 'lil ones The Darkness have been named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers All American Rejects - A new date has recently been confirmed. Tickets on sale now. Aug 24, London Shepherd's Bush Empire, UK To get yourself a free copy of The Bootlegs 'Smell Like Forever' CD, write or email them on either of the following: The Bootlegs, P.O. Box 294, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, USA or EMAIL Are you ready to be part of something S-u-p-e-r-c-o-o-l? Tired of hearing bands with 6 minute songs that suck? Or CD's with one good song and a bunch of crap? Power pop/rock like Ramones, Thunders, The Wildhearts... get on it now! Singer/bassist is seeking a supercool guitarist and drummer that are flashy and want to be the rockstars that they already are! Complete album written (unless you can contribute something), needs to be recorded. Get off yer a** and contact EMAIL Dokken/LA Guns tour: Jun. 17 - Burlington, IA @ Steamboat Days; Jun. 18 - West Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair; Jun. 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club; Jun. 22 - Columbus, OH @ TBA; Jun. 23 - Cleveland Scene Pavilion; Jun. 24 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre; Jun. 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Annie's; Jun. 26 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues; Jun. 28 - Hobart, IN @ Hobart Jaycees Fest; Jun. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest; Jul. 01 - Bottineau, ND @ Wild Rose Ridge Amphitheatre; Jul. 03 - Crown Point, IN @ Lake County Fairgrounds; Jul. 06 - Louisville, KY @ TBA; Jul. 07 - Nashville, TN @ TBA; Jul. 08 - Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre Crash Kelly will be playing at the Riv, Friday 28 May as one of four bands on the first date of the Live-Rock-Shooter Toronto Club Tour'. Crash Kelly will be on stage just after 11pm, and if you are a fan of Jagermeister, you will definitely want to get to the Riv early. RCD Music and Jagermeister are presenting this event and everyone who attended a Live-Rock-Shooter date last year will know what that means... lots of Jager and goodies to go with the best in Live Rock. Doors at 9pm ~ Live Music starts at 10pm sharp Crash Kelly will also be performing on 11 June at the Avalon Front, Windsor with LoDown for another Live-Rock-Shooter Club Show The Birthday Massacre's long-awaited -Violet EP' is set for release on Tuesday 20 July 2004 Instant Live Concerts have announced a partnership agreement with Kiss for their forthcoming 2004 US tour. "Instant Live are teaming up with Kiss to offer high quality CDs of every show on their Rock The Nation tour. Kiss are heading out on the road with a new show, new stage, and set lists featuring rarely heard gems from the entire Kiss catalogue! Be there for the spectacle that over 78 million fans have already experienced, but this time you get to take a piece of history home! It all kicks off 10 June in San Antonio" Shy are currently in the studio completing their new album with original vocalist Tony Mills Frontier Records are proud to announce the upcoming studio project featuring Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) titled 'From The Inside', more details to follow A 30th anniversary expanded edition of David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' album will be available in June 2004 L.A. Guns will be releasing a 'Covers' album titled 'Ripp (sic) The Covers Off', in June this year (Mascot Records). This is the first record without Tracii Guns who has now left the band Guns n' Roses guitarist 'Buckethead' has walked out due to being exasperated at the band's inability to complete their 'Chinese Democracy' album and to tour Manics Rage are once again going to appear on the new compilation CD by Delinquent Records 'Evil is Good' with the release to be at the Endless Nights Festival, New Orleans on Halloween Weekend! Check out the Manics site for further details SATELLITE has arrived! The future is now! This service is designed to help bands get more exposure (powered by Blabbermouth.net and Blistering.com). Sample it here: LINK Check out the following TV interview with Napoleon Blownaparts very own 'Ajax'. This interview is an important part of a new movie based on the life of legendary punk rock artist Mad Mark Rude. Mark died last year and the documentary will feature members of The Misfits like Jerry Only+ Follow the BIGKIDZTOY link and click on the white banner that says 'AJAX REMEMBERS MAD MARK RUDE' Jason Hook has left Vince Neil to play for Hillary Duff BlaQ will be on stage at the Whisky-a-go-go, LA on Saturday 29 May, band on stage at approx. 11pm, tickets are $12 pre-sale on Telephone No. (626)332-0200 Undercover Slut 'Comfort the Disturbed & Disturb the Comfortable' U.S. tour starts 9 August 2004 (shows in NYC, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and More) visit the website for further details The final Line Up for Cruefest Hollywood 2004 has finally been set in stone... Headlining everything this year is Hollywood's own Motley Priest... Bands returning are: The Lovehammers, Underride and 13th Step. Other bands in the line-up are: Tyfoid Mary, The Servants, Push, Soulshake, Pretty Suicide and finally, Pump5. As always, the Cruefest Hollywood Team would like to thank all bands who have submitted for consideration for the bill... While they would love to get all the bands to play, they can't... Please don't give up, try again next year... They don't have any bands for Cruefest Hollywood 2005 yet Coming this Fall, 2004: The 10th Annual Rock City News Awards Show "The Rockies" (Bands w/interview will be considered for award nominations) 40 Awards, Live Performances, Carnival of Characters, Circus Arts & More The next issue of Rock City News hits the streets on Thursday 27 May available free city-wide bi-weekly at L.A. clubs, studios, music stores and businesses Undercover Slut are 1 of 4 finalists (out of 1000+ North American band entries) on Atlantic Records U.S.A. 'Reality HP' competition (supervised by U.S.A.'s #1 Heavy Metal music magazine: Hit Parader). The next step for the band will be to perform in front of a panel of music industry experts in the U.S. (showcase date will be posted on their website as soon as available) The following statement has been issued by Nancy B. Sayle from V.Q.P.R on the morning of 18 May: "It saddens me to convey that Alex Nelson, guitarist for Lizzy Borden, perished in a head-on collision the afternoon of 17 May 2004. This Sunday 23 May, the band Starwood (all Lizzy Borden members, including Lizzy) will be performing at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip, LA. They will be performing a few Lizzy Borden songs in tribute to their lost brother" Cyber-Jack have got 3 new mp3's up on site, and would like to know what you think of them, the band will also be playing at Manifesto w/ Burlesque Playhouse - Sao Paulo/SP on the 21 May With the current Wildhearts UK tour over and the US Darkness tour on its way in June the band have a few more U.S. dates: - 5th June, Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (with Nashville Pussy); 10th June, Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note; 18th June, Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar; 19th June, New York, NY @ Tribeca Rock Club. The band are also delighted to have been invited to play the Reading/Leeds festival (appearing on the BBC Radio 1 stage) they will be appearing at Reading on Friday 27th August and Leeds on Saturday 28th August In the studio, Bam and Share have also been busy producing the new 4 song EP for the Blessings Bam has styled up some coded artwork for the new Bubble CD 'Rock n' Roll Hell' and when it comes out, all you cryptographers will have a chance (or a few?) to win a nice big ole Bubble goodies package by deciphering some codes (check website for further details) To win a Bubble brand new tee, state the origins and meaning of the phrase: 'son of a gun'. You have until 31 May to submit your answer to the band. On 1 June, they will have a draw from all the correct answers and announce the winner on the website Peppermint Creeps Video release party will be on the 26 June, location to be announced soon! Music channel FUSE (formally 'Much Music') will be there, you can see a clip of LESBIAN @ LINK The Cruefest Hollywood Team is very excited to announce that they have four more Sponsors... 1st, they're extremely happy to announce Motley.com/S'Crue Online as a sponsor of Cruefest Hollywood... 2nd up is Pepsi! These wonderful guys and dolls are supplying some serious beverage contents... 3rd, Hapi Skratch Records...This company has something for everyone and anyone...With services the likes of CD/DVD Replication & Duplication o Custom Graphics o Shirts, Hats, Stickers & Posters o Marketing, Promotion & Publicity and Music Licensing, to name a few... Last but certainly not least, The Monsters of Rock Radio...This 2 hr radio show boasts some of the greatest Rock artists of all time...If you are into the whole 80's scene music and the harder rock of today, this is one radio show ya' don't want to miss The Blaq shows at the Knitting Factory and Club Vodka have been cancelled, the band will however be back in action on 29 May @ the Whisky-a-go-go A Breed Apart Gigs: Notre Dame Arena, Berlin, New Hampshire, Doors open at 3pm, Tickets $5.00, Door $10.00, 2500 person capacity. This show is ALL AGES!!! Friday 5-21-2004 Headlining Club Fuel, 105 Market, St., Lowell, MA. Lowell Mass. This is a Headlining show/Ages 19+ other bands on this bill: No Ones Kind, After The Fall, Grunt and Reign...This is the Boston area EP release party, everyone who shows up receives a FREE CD (Club is located above The Blue Shamrock) Glitzine are looking for donations and sponsors to keep the site running. For further information, please email Spice or make a donation via paypal to the following email account. If you are planning to send a cheque, please make it payable to Miss. J. Taylor and send to 32 Broadgate, Preston, PR1 8DX, United Kingdom. All help and assistance is very much appreciated. We need your help to keep this site running Manchester Academy (Manchester, UK) Events: Jun 19 Sugarcult; Jun 25 Dilated Peoples; Jul 12 The Calling; Aug 18 Bloodhound Gang; Sep 10 The Undertones The Darkness - Live in Paris * The Darkness gigs always sell out in advance and this concert will be no exception. These tickets include Coach, 2 nights hotel and entry to the concert and are on sale now. Aug 22-25 Paris Olympia. There are departures from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Exeter and Glasgow (UK) The original Teeze (Roughhouse) CD has been re-issued with 2 bonus Live tracks.There is also a DVD available that includes their MTV Video and several live songs. Both are available via their website, or they will be for sale at Roughhouse shows as well as American Sugar Bitch shows New Supergroupies tracks and live video available for download Virginia Creeper 'Who's Your God' - The new EP, featuring the song 'Liar' available now, EMAIL for further details The Black Halos are going out on tour for 2 months, so watch for them in your area Buy Ryan Adams 'Wonderwall'download (241 EP) from iTunes and get a previously unreleased acoustic version of 'This Is It' from his acclaimed album 'Rock N Roll' for free The Bootlegs are currently in the studio wrapping up 'The Fanatic Truth' CD. The CD is set to be led off with the single 'Smell Like Forever' sometime next month. You can get on the mailing list or email list by contacting The Bootlegs... If you are lucky, the boys might send you a free CD single just for the asking BLaQ will be playing at 'the Knitting Factory' on Thursday 13 May, tickets are available pre-sale through the band, call (626) 332 0200 Peppermint Creeps 'Lesbian' video has now been edited and will be available to see online very soon Freewheeler will be playing @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, London N5, right opposite Highbury & Islington tube station, Wednesday 12 May, so drop by the website and grab some cheap flyers off the GIGS page (it's only £3.50 with one) Return To Sin City, A Tribute To Gram Parsons - Sin City are putting together a Gram Parsons tribute concert on 9 July at the Santa Barbara Bowl and 10 July at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA. For information on this event, visit website. For Tickets (Santa Barbara) LINK (Universal Amphitheatre) LINK New Jesse Malin CD titled 'heat' available June 04 Tsar gig dates as follows: Saturday 8 May, Trash @ The Clubhouse, 9pm, Tempe, AZ; Wednesday 12 May, Spaceland, 9pm, Los Angeles, CA; Friday 14 May, Good Hurt, 10pm, Santa Monica, CA; Friday 21 May, The Alibi, 9pm, 1403 University Ave, San Diego; Thursday 27 May, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA Tsar's 'Band, Girls, Money' is getting consistent prime time airplay on Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles). You can call and leave a message of support at 1-877-4LA-1031 or write to them at EMAIL The crew at Omega Point Records are thrilled to announce 3 new releases for Spring 2004. 'Burton L. - Spy Life'; 'Corporate MF - The Royal We' and ' Ming & Ping - MingPing.COM' Bang Circus will be playing at the Abbey Lounge w/ Karinations and Malibu Lou on 26 May Slash and Duff McKagan are suing Axl Rose for at least $1 million; they have accused the singer of turning down lucrative offers without their consent The new guitarist for Hanoi Rocks is Stevie Klasson, the band are also currently working on a summer release single (Finland) and an EP (Japan) Award winning songwriter Brad Wilson presents new CD. This month Brad will be performing at the New Strawberry Music Festival, Arroyo, Grande. It takes place on May 28, 29 and 30, with over 100,000 music fans expected. Brad performs shows on May 29 and 30. The festival site is two miles from the Pacific Ocean and near Pismo Beach and the Hearst Castle. On May 9 he will be in Sunset Beach, CA for an Art Festival playing Mothers Beach Bar from 2pm until 6pm, and then on May 23, he invites you to spend Sunday afternoon with him and the band in Venice Beach, CA. They are playing at world famous Hinano's Beach Bar from 4pm until 8pm Gene Simmons, new CD available 'Asshole' Perris Records are proud to announce that Razamanaz have been the most requested band on XM Satellite Radio's 'The Boneyard' Major Crashdiet updates have taken place, including new merchandise, new compilation CD, 7" Vinyl, gig dates, check the bands website for further details Manic's Rage along with Delinquent Records are going to be in Chicago 8 May at the Congress Plaza Convention Center to promote and support 'The Pink and The Black' compilation at this years Convergence 10 festival. Visit LINK for more details. Also Manics Rage will be at the home of Delinquent Records (Alabama) 14 and 15 May for a two nighter show with some great bands Saturday 5 June, Silver Needle will be playing a show in Las Vegas, Nevada with: BANG sugar BANG; The Randies; The O.A.O.T.'s and The Dollyrots (KISS or KILL Travelling Road Show). For this show the band will be hopping on a "Magic Bus" that will whisk them across the desert plain in style and comfort. The bus leaves at noon, Sat. 5 June and will return around noon the following day. If you would like to cruise in the bus with them, the fee is $30 and you should get it to the band as soon as possible. Spots on the bus are already filling up fast, so please don't delay - do it today! You can reserve your spot by emailing the band to work out arrangements Ryan Adam's 'Love Is Hell' will be in stores as from 4 May in the US and 3 May Internationally (the complete album) Logans Heroes gig: - Friday 7 May @ The Troubadour, 9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA American Sugar Bitch have just released a new CD 'Work Sucks' and updated their website Warner Music Finland will be issuing Michael Monroe´s 'Nights Are So Long' and Andy McCoy´s 'Too Much Ain´t Enough' as re-mastered editions Alice Donut announces first tour dates in eight years, to support their new release 'Three Sisters'. After kicking off the tour with three West Coast dates, the band will continue on to Europe (Belgium, Germany, UK (the band's final appearance in the UK will be filmed for a live DVD tentatively titled 'London, There's a Curious Lump In my Sack), Netherlands) before returning to their home town of NYC. Tour dates as follows: - San Francisco, CA - 20 Mat @ Slim's; Portland, OR - 21 May @ Dante's; Seattle, WA - 22 May @ Graceland; Berlin, Germany - 25 June @ Old Airport Fusion Festival; Hamburg, Germany - 26 June @ FabrikA; Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 27 June @ Melkweg; Bochum, Germany - 29 June @ Zwichenfall; Munster, Germany - 30 June @ Gleiss 22; Bremen, Germany - 1 July (tba); The Hague, The Netherlands - 3 July @StateX New Forms Festival; Kontich (Antwerp), Belgium - 4 July @ Lintfabriek; London, England - 5 July @ Underworld; New York, NY - 30 July @ CBGB's. For reviewer tickets, press kits and CD, contact Ida S. Langsam or Arbell Camron, ISL Public Relations, 212-541-7595 EMAIL The Darkness have once again invited the Wildhearts to support them on their up and coming US/Canadian Tour in June! The dates we have are as follows: Wed 02 June 04 Portsmouth, VA - NTELOS Pavilion @ Harbor Center; Thu 03 June 04 Charlotte, NC - Grady Cole Center; Sun 06 June 04 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre; Mon 07 June 04 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live; Fri 11 June 04 Kansas City, KS - Memorial Hall; Sat 12 June 04 Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant; Mon 14 June 04 Columbus, OH - PromoWest Pavilion; Tue 15 June 04 Cleveland, OH - Scene Pavilion; Thu 17 June 04 Pittsburgh, PA - Chevrolet Amphitheatre; Mon 21 June 04 Quebec City, QC - L'Agora Du Vieux Port; Tue 22 June 04 Verdun, QC - Verdun Auditorium; Thu 24 June 04 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest; Fri 25 June 04 Saint Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The guys are also in negotiation to play a few headline shows of their own and the moment we have the dates, we'll let you know Tuesday 4 May saw 'The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed' get its official release in the United States on Sanctuary Records Freewheeler will be playing at the Garage, Highbury, London, UK on Wednesday 12 May. For more details about times and prices, check out WEBSITE According to The Ultimate Kix Site, the original Kix line-up will be reuniting for some East Coast dates beginning September 10 in West Springfield, Virginia. The 'Reunion Tour' will consist of the following shows: Sep. 10 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA; Sep. 11 - North American Concert Grounds - Hagerstown, MD; Sep. 17 - Dragonfly - Harrisburg, PA; Sep. 18 - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD. More dates will be announced soon Spin Dizzy's video for 'GO' is now available to download on their website Rachel Stamp 'Sweet Shop' CD (An assortment of Rachel Stamp's earliest known recordings) is now available to buy as from 3 May - strictly limited supplies Perris Records are proud to announce the signing of 'Stampede Queen'. Stampede Queen will release 'A Night At The Cockfights' on 11 May. The first single will be 'Never Turn Your Back On Rock 'N' Roll' and the video will be featured on Perris Records first ever DVD Release 'Hollywood Hairspray-The DVD' coming this summer Perris are also proud to announce the signing of Swedish band 'Machinegun Kelly ' Poisin Jett Gunz will be playing a special FREE show and likewise a special set to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Rock 'n' Roll nightclub: 'D-Tention' on 6 May, 9pm @ the Cherry Bar (formerly Covered Wagon) 5th St. @ Folsom, SF. Besides PJG the evening will include six other D-Tention favourites 'Radio Star', 'The Fitts' (formerly The Station), 'Trouble Horse', 'American Heartbreak', 'The Substitutes' and 'Golden Gods' The Bovine Sex Club has become a favourite for rock n' rollers around the world since opening its doors in Toronto in 1991. This weekend 29 April, 30 April and 1 May, The Bovine celebrates its 13th Anniversary with 3 nights of balls to the wall music and much, much more! Crash Kelly are proud to be a part of the celebrations and will kick off the Saturday 1 May show with a set of their trademark Rock N Roll. Also on the bill for Saturday night... The Sinisters. Get to The Bovine early because you do not want to hear this show from the sidewalk Spin Dizzy will be playing @ the Cat Club, Sunset Strip, LA on Saturday 8 May, 11pm Boozed Gig Dates: 10.05.04 Osnabrück - Maiwoche + AXXIS; 12.06.04 Moormerland - Jukuz Phönix; 25.06.04 Hattingen - HDJ; 10.07.04 Zschopau - Benzin & Rock Open Air; 02.07.04 Trier - Exhaus + ZEKE; 24.07.04 Riez - Riez Open Air; 31.07.04 FORCE ATTACK OPEN AIR; 06/07.08.04 - Fort Orgast/Oderbruch - OBOA FESTIVAL (u.a + EAT THE GUN); 13.08.04 Rheda Wiedenbrück / Roadhouse; 21.08.04 Staatsforstener Open Air; 28.08.04 Saarstedt / Saarstedt Open Air; 29.08.04 Bad Homburg / Hof (Open Air); 04.09.04 Aurich / Juz Ajax Garcia, founder of late '90s punk rock n' roll band The Napoleon Blownaparts was reportedly approached about filling the vacant guitarist slot in Guns n' Roses following the recent departure of Buckethead Message from Rock City News: "We're planning another Rock City BAR-B-QUE this summer @ 7030 De Longpre Estate, so let's have a Bandwagon Reunion. Of course Debi and her backstabbing witches are not allowed, but everyone else is, so get ready for some burgers, trains, beer, and all your old school buddies" Rock City Records Compilation CD #666 'The Mark of the Beast' Record Release Party at Club Vodka, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, Thursday 13 May, 8pm-2am - Full Bar - 18 & Over - Strip Tease Girls Club Freeze is temporarily on ice during re-modelling, but Rock City News are still looking for bands to play when they start back up this summer. If you know of any bands that would like to play Qtopia, tell them to call 323-461-6600. Qtopia is at 6021 Hollywood Blvd, and has multiple rooms for bands. The liquor license is now in, and the bars and kitchen are being built. Stay tuned for more info The 'Hollywood Music Expo' has changed its name to the 'Hollywood Underground Music Market' and has been postponed to Spring 2005 Jason (Swampass) is now playing for Speedealer full time, check out their yahoo group for full details and updates Rockets To Ruin have the following shows coming up: - 8 May @ The Nick, Birmingham AL with Josh Todd, 9 May @ Smith's Old Bar, Atlanta GA with Josh Todd, 27 May @ 10 High, Atlanta GA with Pacifico. For more dates, visit them at WEBSITE The New Romantics are currently in the studio working on their new record titled 'Love Letters and Death Threats'; the band will also release their first single in May FastLane Records/CD Smash Records will be coordinating summer festival shows all around the nation, if you would like to participate (or you're a promoter) please contact EMAIL for more information FastLane Records/CD Smash Records are finishing up their tribute to the New York Dolls titled 'Jetboys of Babylon' for hopefully a June release. They have also acquired the services of The New York Dolls frontman himself, David Johansen, who has re-recorded 'Babylon' with NJ's Frankenstein 300 Candy Ass will be playing some local and regional shows and will be doing a week of east coast dates on the Warped Tour this August. Keep checking their site for details and added shows. The band have two new t-shirts... check em out on the merch page - when you see the boob, click on it to see the back view. They've also got a 3 song CD on the merch page to tide you over till their album comes out. Message from the band (ps... Mary Katherine, our drummer has sadly left us to pursue some of her other dreams... we sure are gonna miss her but we wish her the best of luck! In the meantime you can catch metal gods like Electric of The Toilet Boys or Mike of Avenger slammin beats our way until we find a chicky poo replacement) The Cure have announced the release date for their 13th studio album as 22 June and will perform the album's yet-to-be-revealed 1st single 30 April on NBC's 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno', the same day the quintet will be inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 4 Jun - Eighties Line-up 'Human League, Tony Hadley, Pete Cox, Limahl' @ Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, UK We've just got word that tonights Wildhearts show at the Oxford Brookes University SU has had to be rescheduled at the last minute due to illness within the band. We are assured it is nothing too serious and that the rest of the tour is unlikely to be affected. The new date is now Monday 13 May. The band are very sorry for the inconvenience, and promise to make it up on what will now be the last date of the tour Cruefest Hollywood, 17 July 2004, Whisky A GoGo. Cruefest are pleased to announce another band to our great line-up this year 'Pretty Suicide' Apocalipstick are now forming a spin-off performance art group called 'La Strada Various' Upcoming Apocalipstick shows: - 8 May 8th @ Blake's on Telegraph, 2367 Telegraph, Berkeley; 24 June @ the DNA Lounge Upcoming A Breed Apart Shows: - 29 April, Jarrod's Place, 31 Bank St, Attleboro, MA, This show is an EP release party, everyone who shows up will receive a FREE CD; 21 May, Club Fuel, Lowell, MA; 5 June, 3rd Annual Rockfest, Berlin, NH A Breed Apart have been selected to participate in the Rock Rage 'RockBrawl' so head on over there and help them out by casting your vote for them The Bootlegs are now a 'Superhit' 5 new Tracy Gang Pussy demo tracks are available for download on their website Cruefest Hollywood, 17 July 2004, Whisky A GoGo. Updates... Cruefest have got a ticket deal for all you group ticket buyers... they are currently offering the following deal 'BUY 5 TICKETS, GET 1 FREE'. If you can't make it to this years' event, please help the cause and make a Donation to the event through the Cruefest Website. Any and All help will help to end cancer one day. As always, get your Cruefest Hollywood information, tickets etc at LINK Velvet Revolver US Tour Dates: - 13 May - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant; 14 May - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall; 15 May - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest; 19 May - Chicago, IL @ The Riviera; 20 May - Detroit, MI @ TBA; 21 May - Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus; 26 May - New York, NY @ Roseland; 27 May - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club; 28 May - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory; 29 May - Boston, MA @ TBA; 4 Jun. - Portland, OR Roseland; 5 Jun. - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater; 7 Jun. - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield; 8 Jun. - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre; 9 Jun. - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre; 12 Jun. - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA; 13 Jun. - San Diego, CA @ TBA; 14 Jun. - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA; 18 Jun. - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA; 19 Jun. - Denver, CO @ TBA; 23 Jun. - Dallas, TX @ TBA; 24 Jun. - Austin, TX @ TBA Bubble have finished mixing their new record thanks to Scott Gordon and Adam Weiner. 'Rock n Roll Hell' will be on its way to being mastered soon (to make it sound even more heavenly) and you know it will only be a matter of weeks before you can actually hold Hell in your dirty sinful hands Silver Needle gig @ Club Kiss or Kill, Tuesday 20 April, Zen Sushi, 2609 Hyperion, Silverlake, Doors Open @ 9pm, 18+, $2 Cover, Full Bar W/ ID COMING SOON! Rachel Stamp Sweet Shop CD - An 18-track assortment of Rachel Stamp's earliest known recordings. Track list available soon! On sale from 3 May only at RACHEL STAMP SHOP - strictly limited supplies! Rachel Stamp are to be special guests for the My Ruin show on 19 MAY @ The Garage, London, UK. In addition, David Ryder-Prangley will be DJing at all the Rachel Stamp gigs on the tour. Check out MY RUIN for venue details. There will also be a selection of Stamp shirts and CD's for sale at these gigs Sugarcult have revised their website and have a brand new CD available to buy Logans Heroes gig dates: Wednesday 21 April @ 9:30pm, The Whisky A-Go-Go (All Ages), 8901 W. Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA; Friday 7 May @ 10:00pm, Troubador, 9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Get the bands released EP 'War For #1 Has Just Begun' from Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Don't forget Peppermint Creeps will be on PBS 'Frontline' The Way the Music Died' (also features a piece on Velvet Revolver and David Crosby) check your local listings for times, airdate is 27 May. The band will also be seen in a snippet, plugging the show on Entertainment Tonight the week of the show Peppermint Creeps have some new merchandise available in their Creepshop. Also look out for Traci and Macy appearing as guests on the 'Neomi Foxe Show', Los Angeles All wired up and nowhere to go after the Rachel Stamp Underworld (London, UK) show on Friday 16 April? Rachel Stamp will be having an aftershow party at Kinki, which takes place at Gossips, 69 Dean Street. Just show your Underworld ticket or pass on the door and you'll get in for £4 (normal admission £7) Leeds & Reading 2004 (UK) - Day Passes are now available for Leeds. The line-up for this years' Carling Weekend is as follows: Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival - 27 August: Green Day, 50 Cent, Lostprophets, The Streets, 28 August: The Darkness, Offspring, Ash, The White Stripes; 29 August: White Stripes, Morrissey, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand; Carling Weekend: Reading Festival - 27 August: The Darkness, Offspring, Ash, The White Stripes; 28 August: The White Stripes, Morrissey, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand; 29 August: Green Day, 50 Cent, Lostprophets, The Streets Backyard Babies European tour dates: 2004-04-24 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique; 2004-04-25 Netherlands, Eindhoven, Effenaar; 2004-04-26 Germany, Essen, Zeche Karl; 2004-04-27 Germany, Bielefeld, Ringlow Schuppern; 2004-04-28 Germany, Hamburg, Grunspan; 2004-04-30 Germany, Berlin, Columbiafritz; 2004-05-01 Sweden, Norrköping; 2004-05-02 Austria, Vienna, Flex; 2004-05-03 Germany, Munich, Backstage; 2004-05-05 Germany, Frankfurt, Batchkapp; 2004-05-06 France, Paris, La Maroquineri; 2004-05-08 Switzerland, Monthey, Veaudux; 2004-05-09 Switzerland, Basel, Rosstall; 2004-05-10 Switzerland, Zurich, Abart; 2004-05-11 Italy, Milan, Rainbow; 2004-05-13 Spain, Vitoria, Azkena; 2004-05-14 Spain, Madrid, Arena; 2004-05-15 Portugal, Lisabon, Paradise Garage; 2004-05-17 Spain, Barcelona, Apolo Cornbury Festival 2004 - This festival takes place in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, UK each Summer. This years festival is on sale from Friday with Day Passes, Weekend Passes and Camping/Caravan passes available. 9 July Jools Holland plus others; 10 July Blondie plus others Glasgow Carling Academy (UK) - a new event is now available - 19 June, UFO with The Quireboys Spin Dizzy are going to be in L.A. on Saturday 8 May and they are looking to book a show "Any help given will be greatly appreciated and the favour will be returned to anyone that wants to tour on this side of the world (Ontario Canada). I need at least the one night even a Sunday show would be cool, get hold of me through my web site or e-mail me" Hallion have managed to stream some video onto their website (a softer rendition of Backyard Babies 'Love' and a short blast of 'The Great Song Of Defiance') they're only 35 second bursts at this point until they can get them working for everybody, then the full length versions will appear A classic from the 1980s could be hitting the charts once again thanks to The Darkness, who are teaming up with hip-hop outfit Goldie Lookin' Chain to record a new version of 'Walk This Way' Tommy Lee revealed to People magazine that he is currently working on a new CD of electronic dance music "I'm absolutely passionate about dance music," he said "It's one big party." Lee has also confirmed that he has been romantically involved with supermodel Naomi Campbell. "I've been kind of going out with her for a little while," said Lee, who met Campbell in Miami through mutual friend P. Diddy. "I know people says she's a little hard to work with, but she's not like that around me. She's a sweet girl" Tommy Lee is still working on his long-awaited autobiography due this fall through 'Atria Books'. As previously reported, the book, which was originally rumoured to have been titled 'Ragz to Riches' (and later 'Misunderstood' and 'An Illustrated Man'), will contain details not included in the Crue's best-selling band autobiography 'The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band' The first date has been leaked for the forthcoming USA KISS tour with Poison. The two bands will be performing at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Illinois on Friday 9 July. Tickets for the concert are scheduled to go on sale 25 April. Additional dates will be announced soon According to 'Boston.com', Izzy Stradlin will be standing in for the deceased Johnny Thunders at The New York Dolls gig at London's 'Meltdown' festival in June. Joining Stradlin and singer David Johansen will be original rhythm guitarist Sylvain Sylvain and bassist Arthur Kane, as well as Libertines drummer Gary Powell (standing in for the late Jerry Nolan) KISS will kick off an Australian tour on 8 May in Perth. A five-date Japanese trek will follow beginning 27 May All the Pretty Horses are continuing their search for a permanent bass player. The band are 'guesting' bass players until someone clicks with them. All tryouts so far have been great apparently, but are still continuing All the Pretty Horses forthcoming gig dates: 13 Apr @ First Avenue, downtown Mpls MN; 17 April In Studio (with special guest bass player) Invite Only (invites will be sent via the bands E-list); 24 April, Solo performance by Venus, the Auditorium, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus, 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul; 8 May, First Ave Main Room, downtown Mpls MN, 22 May, The Main Event, Fridley MN; 4 June, First Ave. Main Room, downtown Mpls MN (ATPH bass player: to be announced); 6 June, Outside Celebration at Vera's Coffee, Uptown Mpls MN; 18 June, Stone's Throw, Eau Claire WI; 24 June, 7th Street Entry, downtown Mpls MN (ATPH bass player: to be announced); 17 July, CBGB's, Bowery, NYC (ATPH bass player: to be announced); 28 Aug, The Main Event, Fridley MN Apocalipstick gig date: 8 May, Blake's on Telegraph, 2367 Telegraph, Berkeley A Breed Apart EP Release Party: Jarrod's Place, North Attleboro 29 April @ 8:45pm. Everybody that shows up will get a Free CD Titled 'Population Refresh'. Reserve your tickets in advance 'Slither' the first single from Velvet Revolver's much-anticipated debut album 'Contraband' has been made available for download in MP3 format (courtesy of FMQB.com) LINK According to 'Nielson SoundScan', Aerosmith's critically acclaimed blues album 'Honkin' on Bobo' has landed at No. 5 on next week's 'The Billboard 200 chart' with sales of 160,500 copies. Meanwhile, the Guns n' Roses 'Greatest Hits' CD has sold more than 265,000 copies since its 23 March release Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 is cleaning out the closets in the 'Haunted House' and instead of throwing things away, he is offering them to his fans through eBay. Check out the current auctions LINK Frankenstein Drag Queens released their 5th album to date last month, titled '6 Years, 6 Feet Under the Influence' last month through People Like You Records. The CD contains re-recordings and revisions of songs from all four previous albums, as well as a few never-before-heard tracks According to 'Associated Press', a misdemeanor battery case against Vince Neil was dismissed Wednesday 7 April after he completed more than 100 hours of community service Tesla Bassist, Brian Wheat told Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury that although the are touring with Poison, it doesn't warrant any comparison between the two bands musically. "We didn't write songs about fucking our old lady in the back of the car," he explained. "We might have done it, we just didn't write songs about it. As for those that want to lump the group into the 'hair band' era" he added, "Without sounding arrogant or anything, I don't really think we were like those bands. You know, we've kind of unfairly been lumped in that category, but we were far from a glam band. If anything, we were a blues-based rock band like Led Zeppelin or Bad Company" Former Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-Cult axeman Billy Duffy have spoken to the Hollywood Reporter about their involvement in 'Sweet Relief', a non-profit organization that helps needy musicians cover medical expenses. Sweet Relief is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a concert series of 'Badass Benefits' produced by Music for Charity. On 12 April Cardboard Vampires, a new band featuring Cantrell, Duffy and John Corabi performed at the Troubadour, Hollywood. According to Cantrell, supporting Sweet Relief is a way for a successful musician like himself to give back to his musical community "Alice In Chains and myself have always been pretty active in helping out wherever we can and this is a great cause" The Bootlegs CD album is being pushed up for a late may release, rather than July Kevin DuBrow will be embarking on his first-ever solo tour. He will be performing all the Quiet Riot classics and songs from his soon-to-be-released CD. He will be on tour all through the summer in support of his upcoming solo album, titled 'In For The Kill' (Shrapnel Records) due to be released in May. Confirmed dates are as follows: 9 Apr. - Caledonia, OH - The Wet Spot; 10 Apr. - Girard, OH - The Dome; 22 Apr. - Hudson, WI - Dibbo's; 23 Apr. - Hurley, WI - Studio To The Stars; 24 Apr. - Lake Lillian, MN - Horseshoe Bar; 30 Apr. - Watertown, NY - Club 342; 1 May - Buffalo, NY - Rock And Roll Heaven; 20 May - Worcester, MA - Lucky Dog Music Hall; 21 May - Orange/New Haven, CT - Corner Pocket; 22 May - Springfield, MA - TBA; 23 May - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater Motley Crue's official online store 'S'Crue OnLine' is closing on its '2000th order', of which they expect to reach later this week. To mark this special occasion S'Crue Online will be giving away a free Nikki Sixx JVC amplifier in their 2000th online shipment and so no one feels left out, they will also be including a free reproduction copy of Motley Crue's 'Stick To Your Gun' 7" vinyl single for every order over $25 until they reach the 2000th order Sebastian Bach will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl Records in New Jersey on 5 June at 2pm. Anyone who buys a copy of Bach's 'Forever Wild' DVD to get it autographed "will immediately get put at the front of the line, but feel free to bring anything you want me to sign" Sebastian wrote on his web site. "Cameras are OK too, I will be happy to take pictures with whomever wants one! Also I have not just one, but possibly two real big surprises that I would say are 99% sure to happen in front of your very eyes, so don't miss it!" Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd., Fords, NJ 08863. Telephone: (732)-225-7717 War & Peace featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken) have been confirmed as one of the acts that will be appearing at Z Rock 2004, 19 September, Liverpool, UK. This will be the group's first-ever appearance on a European stage. Tickets go on sale 19 April and are priced at £20 each (plus booking fee). The band will also be releasing their new album 'The Walls Have Eyes' 19 April through Z Records Babylon Bombs will enter the Monophobic Facility to record some songs at the end of April. They will also be playing the following gig in Stockholm, Sweden: Babylon Bombs lirar live på Klubb Love, Alcazar/Nalen, Tisdag den 13 April, dörrarna öppnas 19:00 och B.B, kör igång ca. 20:00-20:30. Gratis inträde Peter Criss has slammed Gene Simmons over his allegations that Criss' drug and alcohol abuse is the reason Criss is no longer a touring member of the group. Criss said: "Some people love hearing themselves talk, Gene Simmons is one of them. I read online what he said to the Iowa and German press. Now let me tell you what's really important. I have never been so happy in my whole life. I can finally be free to be an artist again. I surround myself with people who love me and respect me. My endearing and supporting wife Gigi, true friends, and a loving family, and always God. If not for him there would be nothing. These are things that make me a rich man, Mr. Simmons. I sang and drummed my heart out on the Aerosmith tour, FACT. The really fans know that, END OF STORY. And I also missed Ace on the tour. I am in excellent health, wealthy and working on being wiser. I just wanted you fans to know that. I won't even comment on what Mr. Simmons had to say, because it's NOT TRUE, and I don't need to justify his lies. The original band is over. And as a founding member I am not shocked at Gene and Paul turning a legendary band into a cover act for just plain profit, How very sad. But the crazy thing is? The fans will still follow because they are the real heart of KISS. I was proud to be a part of something that was once great. God Bless and good-bye to that part of my life." TNT's latest CD 'My Religion' entered the Norwegian pop charts at No. 14 on its release early March and is holding steady in the top 20. The video for the album's title track is almost complete and will premier on Norwegian television very soon. In other news, TNT were presented with a gold record for their 'The Big Bang - The Essential Collection' during their recent tour of Norway Former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin will be performing with his solo band on Thursday 8 April at Club Vodka (@ the Pink Pussycat), West Hollywood, California. Also appearing on the bill will be Motley Priest (featuring Stevie Rachelle of Tuff) and Pint Size (featuring Paul Gilbert of Racer-x, ex-Mr.Big) Spin Dizzy will be playing the Hardball, Milton, Canada Thursday 8 April 8th and on Saturday 10 April they will be playing at the Corktown, Hamilton, Canada Coming this Spring - The Rock City News 'Local Band Issue'. Scheduled for June 2004. This is always a big issue, read and re-read by the music industry looking for the best local talent. This is L.A.'s best band promotional value! Sign up today for a 20% discount! Call 323-461-6600 for more info or visit LINK The Rock City/Hollywood Music Expo has been postponed till spring 2005 due to re-modelling at Qtopia, but that gives us more time to get ready for our Rock City Awards Show in November. (Bands... start your publicity NOW) This will mark their 10th year of honouring the best new musicians in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Club Freeze is temporarily postponed due to re-modelling The deadline for advertising your band in Rock City News for the following week is Tuesday 13 April. Don't miss this edition. You've got one week to get each band member to chip in $20 bucks for a ¼ page ad that reaches 15,000 targeted readers. Placing an ad in Rock City News is easy. Either email it (jpg or pdf), or send us the info and a picture. We can adjust the size to fit. Payment can be made on our website thru PayPal, or by mailing a check to Rock City, 7030 De Longpre Ave, L.A., CA 90028, USA Rock City News have been working hard finishing up the Rock City Records Compilation CD #666 entitled 'The Mark of The Beast', and they have big plans for 2004 Rachel Stamp Shop Now Online. Get your hands on some brand new shirts with more designs and sizes to be added by the end of the week Crash Kelly will be rockin 'Fox 102-FM in North Bay on Thursday 8 April 2004 when 'She Gets Away', the lead track from Penny Pills, takes on the competition in the deceive 8 O'Clock Showdown. Don't forget to call in and place your vote. Phone 705-472-ROCK, 705-472-7625.If you can't call, click EMAIL to register your vote or visit The Fox Online LINK Silver Needle are playing Tuesday 6 April at 'Kiss or Kill' - the line up is: 9:30 - The Drugstore Cowgirls; 10:10 - The Faders; 10:50 - The Letter Openers; 11:30 - Silver Needle; 12:10 - Bang Sugar Bang. This show will be a showcase for the band, as they have some Industry contacts that have shown an interest in coming to this show; the band would love it if you could be there to show your support. - It's only 2 bucks, and it's also 18 and up Great White are performing two shows this April to benefit the victims and survivors of the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island. The dates are: 22 Apr. - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA; 25 Apr. - Ibiza Nightclub - Whittier, CA. The objective is to create further awareness and provide financial assistance to those touched by the Rhode Island tragedy. Proceeds will be controlled and administered by The Station Family Fund Hollywood Killerz are back with a new line up, a new website and a couple of new tunes LINK More Rachel Stamp UK gigs announced: 27 May, Cardiff - Club Ifor Bach; 8 June, Hastings - Crypt; 12 June, Tunbridge Wells - Forum; 31 July, York - Fibbers Darling Dead are planning on re-uniting this summer… Stay Tuned for updates as and when we receive them Spit Like This Mini-Tour LINK There's a new show airing on CBC starting this week called 'Rock Camp'. Essentially the show is a summer camp for young rock musicians with special guest appearances, coaches and in your face rock. The show airs on Monday's and Tuesday's at 4:30EST. Robin Black will be appearing on the 11 May show Murderdolls guitarist 'Acey Slade' has launched a website for his new project 'Trash Light Vision'. According to Acey, the New York-based quartet mixes diverse musical influences from Refused and The Ramones to David Bowie and Guns n' Roses and lyrical content from isolation to world commercialisation Marcus Calzada (new staffwriter here at Glitzine) is compiling a compilation CD titled 'Kill Radio'. Anyone interested in being included need to forward a track for Marcus to listen to. Unlike the last compilation Marcus released, this CD will only hold 12-13 tracks. For musicians included on the CD will receive a copy of the compilation free of charge, everybody else will be charged $7 (to cover cost of CDR and postage) this is a not for profit CD. If anyone is interested, drop me a line at EMAIL and I will forward Marcus's contact details on KBER 101 (Utah) has uploaded two streaming videos of Tesla performing acoustically at the Virgin Megastore, Salt Lake City on 24 March 'Sign' and 'Into the Now' In an exclusive interview with Maddog Rock Radio, Great White frontman Jack Russell was asked if there was a chance of the band releasing any new music in the near future. "Absolutely!" he replied. "[Guitarist] Mark and I have been talking about doing another record and getting the original members back together to do a new album and also a DVD from a live show. I think that'd be a lot of fun and I've talked to a few of the guys already and everyone seems into it so we'll see what happens." Watch this space According to KissFanShop.de, Gene Simmons revealed during an interview with Rock City that the band will probably start working on the next KISS album around October/November 2004. He also refuted drummer Peter Criss' claim that he wasn't contacted about renewing his contract for the upcoming tour, saying that Peter was too unhealthy and had too many problems with drugs and alcohol MelodicRock.com has reported that White Lion frontman Mike Tramp has scrapped plans for a reunion tour this summer, although several festivals have booked White Lion to appear It has been officially announced that Ted Poley has returned to Danger Danger and that Paul Laine has left the band Montrose, TNT, Danger Danger, Nifelheim, Crazy Led and Maryslim are the latest confirmations for the Sweden Rock festival 10-12 June, Sölvesborg, Sweden