Archive News - 2004 (Part 4)

The*Ga*Ga*s show in London last week was a sell out, so they are adding one extra date to the Kerrang Best of British Rock Tour. The show will be on 19th October at the London Marquee Club, UK. The band are also looking for reliable street team helpers for the night, to collect e-mail addresses, flypost and the like. As a thank you for your help you will get to meet the band, get free entry to the show and get lots of freebie merchandise yourselves. Anyone interested please get back to Ronnie ASAP! EMAIL Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars was recovering Wednesday after undergoing hip replacement surgery, his publicist said Bret Michaels new single, 'All I Ever Needed' has hit the Billboard charts at #56 this week and is at #57 on the R&R charts. Michaels, who will kick off a tour in Nashville on 4 November, can also be seen in upcoming issues of Country Weekly and Billboard Magazine Last week in the US, a judge struck down the 1994 law banning the sale of bootleg recordings of live music, ruling that the law unfairly grants "seemingly perpetual protection" to the original performances Ginger has a request that you can help out with… "Okay guys, work on the documentary has officially started. What I need you guys to do is find me footage, footage, FOOTAGE. I am looking for specifically: * Live footage from the first years of the bands formation ('89 to '93) * Television appearances (especially The James Whale show) * Live footage of interesting events on stage. You, the fan, can be the judge of what constitutes an 'interesting event' (anyone with stuff like guitars being smashed in anger, Danny falling asleep onstage in Newcastle, and that kind of thing will be treated like royalty). * Live footage from every tour that we have ever done. Come on guys, spread the word and let's make history" The Wildhearts will be touring the UK in December, check their website for further details. Ginger says "We are going to put together a killer bill, and we are also hoping to film the London show for a DVD, what we want to know is... what songs would YOU like us to play? We want you to send in your requests for songs that you'd like to see us play live. Obviously, with DVD being a visual medium it would be nice to have a set list that promotes band and audience performance. The choice, however, is yours. Pick wisely, and try to think of an entertaining set list, as opposed to 'the B-sides you'd most like to see performed but will ultimately bore the crap out of the viewer and/or most of the audience" Powder will be playing @ The Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA on 9 October 2004, go be apart of the video shoot for the 'Seat of my Pants' video, showtime 10:30pm, $12 Merendine Atomiche have announced their next show as 18 November in Bassano, Italy supporting Bruce Kulick (KISS guitarist 1984-1996) and now member of Grand Funk Railroad. Merendine Atomiche are also in the studio preparing their new album. More news in January Tommy Lee will be hitting bookstores across the US on a tour in support of his biography 'Tommyland'. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: 23 Oct 2004 - 2pm @ RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT; 25 Oct 2004 - 1pm @ Barnes and Noble, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; 26 Oct 2004 - 7pm @ BookEnds, 232 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ; 30 Oct 2004 @ Borders, 830 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL and 4 Nov 2004 - 7pm @ Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA Personal Crue Collection Up For Auction: "I regret that my personal Too Fast For Love collection of photographs where pulled from eBay before anyone had a chance to place their bids a couple of weeks ago. In order to make up for this, and to help me prepare for the new changes coming to the site in support of the upcoming tour, I am auctioning of my entire Motley Crue collection! Everything from 20 year old t-shirts and picture disks to autographed records and books to official Motley Crue awards. I will be holding back nothing this time around! It will most likely take Craig and I an entire week to photograph and post all of my collection. I hope ever fan will be able to find something they need for their personal Crue collections. To see the entire listing of auction items click here Sabato 9 Ottobre vi aspettiamo alla rock n roll convention di Slam!, presso il Madigan's di Osnago. Durante la serata sarà presentato il doppio CD "The Compilation" che vede protagonisti anche gli HOLLYWOOD KILLERZ con "Goin' Down". La band sarà presente con uno stand con promo CD e del nuovo merchandise. La serata prevede l'esibizione di Jany James, e sarà anche l'occasione per salutare il mitico Guru se ne torna in Grecia Mean Idols will be recording songs for upcoming split 7"s with Dennis Most And The Instigators (USA), Adam West (USA) and Rickshaw (Swe). Four brand new songs and one The Ramones cover song. They ask if there's any label who might be interested in releasing these split 7"s to let them know The new Dee Speaks (Dee Snider) is now online! The webcrew are running a little behind with the other updates, but they say all will be posted the beginning of next week… and over at you will find the new Van Helsing's Curse T-Shirt and the Dee Snider Costume 'Punk Rock High School Int Compilation CD is out now. Bands on the compilation are: Mean Idols, Tarakany, Darlington, Sobut, Radio Days, CJ Ramone And Bad Chopper, Travoltas, Antikoerper, Laughin' Nose, Zuname, Barbecuties, Kalashnikov, Scream Of The Presidents, Apers, Gold Blade, Groovie Ghoulies, Zona 84, Popsters, JMKE, Sorrow, Panic, The Invisibles, Andy's Donutz, Schwimmbad, The Kowalskis, Distemper, Grizzly Adams Band, Payasos Tristes and Snotty Cheek Bones. You can ask your copy from FM Molchit Records EMAIL After a two-week successful second U.S.A. Tour (New York City, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles), Undercover Slut are back to Paris, where they are currently putting finishing touches to their first official release: "Communism Is Fascism" on Apokalypse Records (European release date being 24 December 2004). As a special DVD edition format the first 1000 copies will be numbered (from #000 to #999) and autographed by all four (4) UCS members. Meanwhile mainstream copies will be available in classic jewel cases format. For further information, interviews and "Communism Is Fascism" pre-orders, please contact: EMAIL Rachel Stamp's first new release 'Creeps' is out now on this month's Metal Hammer cover CD. Make sure you pick up a copy and while you're at it, vote for the Stamp to make them the most popular band on the compilation. All you have to do is text MH TRACK 16 to this number - 83130 and you could win a year's subscription to the magazine. (Cost = 25p + standard text rate) (UK folks only) A Breed Apart will be playing at Jarrod's Live Rock Venue on Saturday 9 October with Lynch Mob. The band will be selling tickets for $13.00 (buy your ticket from ABA and you get a free poster) Neil Leyton's new EP 'The Beat' is now available via the Fading Ways store The Hull (UK) L.A.Guns gig has been moved to Tuesday 2 November due to Phil Lewis having to return home earlier than expected. Proceedings get going at 7.30 and the first band up will be Adam Bomb. There is also a club night downstairs where you can access for free after the show Jim Clements debut album 'Kill Devil Hills' has now been released, and is available for purchase from the Fading Ways online store Butch Walker will be touring Japan in November 2004, the dates can be found on his website and, the dates will be an extension of the Butch Walker Vs. American HiFi 'Clash of the Heavyweights' tour. Butch will also be announcing West Coast tour dates before the Japan tour Tsar will be playing @ Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas, CA on Saturday 30 October The name of the porn film that the Stars From Mars is going to be featured in is "Porn Stars From Mars", starring Ron Jeramy Fillmore Slim will be playing @ the Continental Club, NYC on 23 November. For more info visit LINK According to the official Almighty website, former bassist Floyd London has been diagnosed with Leukaemia Spin Dizzy will be releasing a limited edition CD single for the song 'Go'. Two new tunes will be on the disc 'Fakin it' and 'Fade Away' and as a bonus there will also be a copy of the Video for the 1st single 'Go'. More details coming soon but the band are hoping for a November release I (Spice of Glitzine) have two tickets (the tickets will be a +1 so you can take your partner, lover, best friend, mum, dad, whoever you like) to give away for the Trash Light Vision London show that's happening on Tuesday 5 October. All you need to do is write a cool riddle about Acey Slade and send it to me by day end (GMT Time) on the 3 October. I will be choosing the best 2 and informing Alex Kane (Antiproduct) who they are... your names will be on the door for free entry with a +1 ... and that's that, so get riddling folks. Send your riddle to EMAIL and make sure the subject states 'ACEY' Private Line will be touring Spain and Italy in November and Finland in December. Check the website for further details The B*Movie Heroes are very proud to announce that they will be playing a support slot at Drummonds in Worcester on 14 October. What's so good about that then? Well... they're supporting Carbon/Silicon, featuring Mick Jones (The Clash) and Tony James (Generation X/Sigue Sigue Sputnik). Tickets are £10 and the show will sell out so get in there fast! In other news you can now listen to two clips of the new songs recorded last month with Simon Efemy 'Hey, Godsender' and 'Next Time Around' are available for download Ginger of The Wildhearts is asking for assistance in the following: "Hey guys, I am looking for a singer. Before anyone get's the wrong idea, I am not leaving The Wildhearts, not now and probably not ever, but I really want to record and start up something new with a singer, with a view to starting up a brand new band." For full details on this and how you can help, please check the news page Another Ginger acoustic gig has been confirmed, 30 Oct at Junktion 7, Nottingham, UK. Ginger urges anyone going to the Railway show to get there "extra early, as he will be going on at 6:30" Backyard Babies has added a second show at Tavastia, Helsinki. The second show will be on October 11. Tickets are out for sale 30 September. The second show will also be recorded by Yle1 (Finnish TV) Perris are proud to announce the re-issue of the highly sought after 'After Dark' CD from Philadelphia's Gun Shy. 'After Dark' contains the 8 original album tracks as well as 8 bonus tracks. The 8 bonus tracks consist of live tracks and demos, check out Perris Records website for info on track listing and how to order Make sure you check out Anti-Products website for new UK, Ireland and Holland tour dates Bottom Line's version of 'Nothing Is Real (As If It Ever Was) will appear on their upcoming full-length record, entitled 'Eloquence' and will be in stores 8 February of next year. For more details, please visit Nice Guy Records The long anticipated debut album 'Show & Tell' from Silvertide is available in stores today Hollywood Killerz in concerto, mercoledà 29 settembre al Transilvania Live di Reggio Emilia. c/o Ex Fonderie Ital Ghisa, via Dei Gonzaga 41. infoline: 0522 517406. Inizio concerto ore 21.00, ingresso 5â‚ Autostrada A1: Dall'autostrada uscire al casello di Reggio Emilia e imboccare la tangenziale con direzione Parma; prendere l'uscita "Guastalla-Mantova" e alla Prima rotonda andar dritto e voltare a sinistra allo svincolo "zona industriale-Roncocesi" che in prossimità di una rotonda. Andare sempre dritto e il locale apparirà dopo 200m sulla vostra sinistra. Da Modena Centro: Dalla Via Emilia da Modena, sempre dritto fino a quando ci si immette automaticamente sulla tangenziale e da là le stesse indicazioni scritte sopra. Da Parma Centro: percorrere la via Emilia fino all'imbocco con la Tangenziale, uscita "Guastalla-Mantova", seguire indicazioni "Zona Industriale-Roncocesi", il locale è situato a 200 mt. sul lato sinistro Bon Jovi - 100 Million Bon Jovi fans can't be wrong (box set) - in international stores 15 November, in US/Canadian stores 16 November The Colour of Fire have confirmed more live dates across Europe for October and November 2004 Here's a note from Keri Kelli: 'I got some info regarding the Las Vegas show. It will be a free show at the Palms Casino hotel pool. It will also be a Playboy (old Playmates versus new Playmates) party and competition. I think like tug-a-war etc... We play at 3pm and it will be filmed for VH1 and will also be the making of the new Vince video and single 'Promise Me' just recorded with song writing legend Desmond Child! Anybody who wants to come out should get there early and just hang at the pool bar and wait for the show' Rockatop Promotions are proud to present L.A.Guns live at the Welly Club, Hull, UK. Anyone in area interested in going to the gig should know that this is the only L.A.Guns gig to have support by Adam Bomb and it all kicks off at 8pm. This is the first of many to come with some fantastic hard rock and glam acts to come in the following months. More info @ EMAIL Malice in Wonderland has launched a brand new website, the band will also be releasing their self-titled debut CD in November '04 Hiding Place are going to be performing live sets at 3 UK skate parks - starting Sunday 26 Sept. Dates and venues are as follows: Sunday 26 (Gone); Saturday 2 Oct - Kent Revolution Skatepark Oakwood Industrial Estate, Dane Valley Road, St. Peters, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3JJ. Tel: 01843 866 707; Sunday 3rd Oct - Great Yarmouth, The Park Warehouse, Main Cross Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NZ. Entrance to these gigs is ONLY £3 Due to excessive demand The Ga-Ga's have added a second London date at the end of the Kerrang Tour. THE*GA*GA*S will now be headlining at the world famous London Marquee Club (now in Leicester Square) on 19 October Peavey will be unveiling the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at winter NAMM 2005 in Anaheim, California George Lynch will be playing 10 shows on the east cost in October, check out the website for dates and venues. He will be in Asia between 18-24 October to promote 'Furious George'. Also coming up is a Euro trip late Nov/early Dec: Moscow / Italy / Germany / Scandinavia / England / France While on tour in the UK, Acey Slade (Trash Light Vision) will be searching for the band upon whom to bestow the sacred title of 'UK's Trashiest Band'. Finalists (including Spit Like this, Hateball and Teenage Casket Company among others) will get to open for Trash Light Vision at their London show on Tuesday 5 Oct at The Underworld in Camden. The winner will be picked at the show by Acey, MC Alex Kane (AntiProduct) and audience reaction, and will receive a prize pack with gifts from Manic Panic, D'Andria guitar pedals and effects, Sanctuary Records, BC Rich Guitars, Merch Monster Clothing, air time on Total Rock Radio, Trash Light Vision merchandise and Bats store in Manchester, most of it packed in Acey's personal Back Pack. The entire concert will be filmed for Detonator TV who encourage the bands to behave as decadently as they can. The bands can enter the contest by sending links and MP3's to EMAIL or EMAIL or by presenting a press kit at a Trash Light Vision show prior to the Underworld show Poisin Jett Gunz will be opening a show with Candy From Strangers on Friday 1 October @ 9pm, 917 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA Andy McCoy and Stevie Klasson from Hanoi Rocks are playing at Tantogården, Stockholm on 6 October, support is from 'Bare Necessities' Fillmore Slim will be in Hamilton, ONT,.Canada on Saturday 30 Oct w/ Robin Black and the IRS! They will also be playing at the Continental Club, New York City on 23 November… more dates to be announced soon Hugo formerly of Valentine (now a solo artist) has a Journey tribute band on the side that he plays out for fun and practice… the band is Evolution A further Ginger acoustic date to report - St Albans has been added to the tour. This gig takes place on Fri Oct 1st at St Albans Horn Come Chat with Dee Snider - Wednesday Night , September 29th at 11:00 to 11:45 PM EST in the SMF Member Chat Room After a highly successful support tour with Velvet Revolver in Europe, Backyard Babies will be playing Tavastia, Helsinki (FIN). The show, which is on October 12, will be recorded by Finnish TV (YLE1) and is most likely to be on sale at a later date as an official DVD Karma Download will soon be making Rachel Stamps 'Honey' the forthcoming single available for your listening pleasure. Don't forget to check the bands website for tour dates Rachel Stamp's 'Creeps' will be featured on the cover-mounted CD that's free with Metal Hammer magazine - 1 out October The first three HIM Albums In One! Out 27 September 2004 Vote for as the 'People's Choice Award' at this years DMA (Digital Music Awards) Perris Records will be releasing Enuff Z' Nuff "?" CD 12 October The Darkness have extended their UK tour with an extra Glasgow date, 27 Nov Glasgow SECC S'Crue OnLine has made the reproduction Stick To Your Guns/Toast Of The Town 7" vinyl single available for sale. Also… the 2001 Mötley Crüe-zer used to promote The Dirt is now available at S'Crue! The 1/24 scale 9 inch long car is serialised and includes a certificate of authenticity and special authentic packaging Too Fast For Love Auction - a personal collection of original transparencies and negatives from Motley Crue's first album will be auctioned off on eBay starting this Saturday 25 September 2004 To acknowledge the upcoming 25th anniversary of Stiv Bator's solo album (Disconnected, Bomp 4015, 1980) the album has been re-mastered using the original master tapes, with added bonus tracks found by former band members, put together with a 24-page booklet and lots of never-seen pictures. Available September 2004 Hemorrelief and Howard Stern Show Search for 'The World's Largest Hemorrhoid' Undercover Slut will be playing with Texas Terri @ Le Café Montmatre, Paris, 18 October 2004, and don't forget 'Communism Is Fascism' will be out on 24 December via Apokalypse Rock City News job opportunities! Internships welcome, learn the biz Trade for Service agreements Great Hollywood Location, Call 323-461-6600, Send all applications or requests to EMAIL. Help Wanted: Awards Show Production - Now Accepting Volunteer Help - For the "THE ROCKIES" Awards Show Fri, Dec 3rd at Qtopia Events Center, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, near Gower / Help Wanted Awards Show Database - Now Accepting Volunteer Help - Handle nominations, ballots, table reservations, etc For the "THE ROCKIES" Awards Show / Help Wanted: Awards Show Talent Coordinator - Now Accepting Volunteer Help - Handle the bands, performers, celebrity hosts For the "THE ROCKIES" Awards Show / Help Wanted: Macintosh Graphics & Website - Volunteer Help or Trade for Services - Learn professional newspaper layout and design Plus: Update the Rock City News webpage and help answer emails / Help Wanted: Office Coordinator Internship Now Available Answer phones, sort stuff, try to find the table top under the stacks of press releases and CDs that accumulate daily here in the office / Help Wanted Advertising Sales and Marketing target potential clients and close the deal Revlon Red will be appearing Sept. 23 @ Club Vodka's "Pink Pussycat" club, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd. (1 1/2 blocks west of Fairfax, West Hollywood) 11pm sharp. Right before them don't miss their friends Dark 32, feat. Chris Childs, former vocalist of Legs Up / Sledgehammer Legde and afterwards Pretty Boy Floyd (plus topless dancers all night). Please r.s.v.p. for their $7.00 list (1/2 off the door price!) by leaving a message on the Revline: (213) 891-3818 S'Crue OnLine is helping to fight cancer by offering free Lance Armstrong "Live Strong" wristbands to every order with a subtotal over $50. The wristbands help support the LAF which represents people living with cancer to Capitol Hill Vince Neil led the traditional World's Largest Chicken Dance from the stage at Fountain Square on Sunday 19 Sept Manics Rage will be playing a Goth/Punk wedding coming up in October, also a Halloween show! Then for Halloween weekend the Manics will be in New Orleans for the release of the comp "Evil is Good" on Delinquent Records with their song "Shot of Sin". The band will be playing, partying and drinking! The band is also working on their second CD and a New Years show and more out of town shows to come A London gig has been added to Ginger's current acoustic tour. This will take place on Saturday October 2nd, at Kingston 'The Peel', 160 Cambridge Road, Kingston Star Rats release party @ Märkbar, Vesterbrogade 106 A, 1620 Copenhagen V. Date to be announced shortly Serious Suicide will perform at the 9th Annual Bizarre Vampire Bazaar *circus * open air marketplace * music festival* on 16-17 October 2004 @ Qtopia, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Majestic Rock are proud to be able to bring the first four albums by Swedish rock Gods M.ILL.ION to the attention of the world's rock fans in re-mastered and expanded form with the reissue of the band's back catalogue in preparation for the release of the band's new album 'Kingsize' this October. Back catalogue available from 27 September Johnny Jetson has formed a new band called 'Tattooed Millionaires that has just signed to Fastlane Records. The band will be touring soon, more info as it's released Eddie Electra will be on the radio this Wed night in LA on INDIE 101.3 at 10pm w/ Steve Summers of Pretty Boy Floyd. He'll be pluggin' the bands upcoming show this Thurs @ Club Vodka and they'll be spinning some PBF check it out Babylon Bombs have signed a record deal with the Swedish label Smilodon, run by Eva Karman. The Bombs will be label mates with Swedish rockers Diamond Dogs. 13 songs are recorded and mixed and waiting to be mastered. More info soon. Gigs: - 2004-12-04, Falköping, Lilla teatern; 2004-12-10, Södertälje, Club Black Dog Johnny Ramone has died Motley Crue "The Early Years" Exclusive Auction: Backstage Auctions has just announced their next offering, "Mötley Crüe: The Early Years". Exclusively from the estate of first manager/producer, Allan Coffman, this auction includes historic collectibles such as recordings, videos, signed contracts, outtake photos, vinyl, t-shirts, and more. One of the highlights includes hand written lyrics by Nikki Sixx from the Too Fast For Love album. Allan Coffman passed away to cancer in 1992. His wife Barbara Coffman has chosen Backstage Auctions to be the auctioneer of this great Motley Crue collection. For more information and to register for this auction, please visit the Backstage Auctions site. Auction Begins Sunday, October 17th @ 2:00 PM Central Spit Like This are re-releasing their first EP (due to popular demand) and adding a couple of bonus traxx, out 20 Sept priced £2.99 available from either LINK or LINK and is called 'The Pop Shot' Heat Slick Records now has all of it's releases on Apple's I-Tunes, each song is 99c to download or you can purchase the whole album from their artists The Ga-Ga's will be on tour in October as part of the Kerrang Magazine "New British Rock Tour". The tour is a rotating headline tour with the Ga-Ga's, Hurricane Party and Johnny Panic Warner Bros are to release a Dogs D'amour Best of CD/DVD to be titled 'Heart Shaped Skulls'. No exact date has been scheduled for release but should be round start of October if all goes to plan. Although no paypal facility has been set up as yet, you can pre-order by emailing Tyla Rockets To Ruin have finally made it into the studio and will be releasing a 6 song EP very soon. Right now they're in the mixing process, so make sure to keep checking the website for a release date. They're pushing for late Sept/early Oct. The band also have 2 shows coming up with King's X at the end of the month, dates are as follows: Sat 9/25 @ The Nick, Birmingham AL; Tues 9/28 @ Smith's Old Bar, Atlanta GA Get yourself an uber cool daisy shaped guitar Bubble's third CD Available now! Make sure you grab yourself a copy Funeral For a Friends new DVD 'Spilling Blood in 8mm' DVD out now Cyber-Jack are set to appear on the motion picture and Original Soundtrack of the movie 'Desperate Souls'. Soundtrack has a tentative release date for early November, on Year Of The Sun. Other bands slated to appear on the soundtrack are Pureblank, Farewell to Freeway and The Dupes Starlet Suicide will have their premier gig @ Club Clampers (Snövit), Stockholm on 24 September Here are some dates PC will be playing as either Peppermint Creeps or Pretty Boy Floyd with Steve Sex Summers: - 28 Oct *Peppermint Creeps w/ WASP @ the Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA; 29 Oct *Pretty Boy Floyd @ Caesar's Crystal Palace, Cleveland, Ohio; 30 Oct *Peppermint Creeps w/ Revlon Red, Moore and Rebel Rebel @ The Gig, Hollywood, CA Townsend Records are pleased to announce the release on 11 October of the debut single by Malibu Stacey entitled 'Invasion'. HMV (Leeds, UK) are keen to have an in-store gig to coincide with the singles release so any in-store pre-orders would be appreciated. Also, Malibu Stacey will be playing a show at the 'In The City' event in Manchester on Sunday 19 September @ the Dry Bar, Oldham Street, the band are due onstage at approx 10pm Tsar will be playing a FREE Show tonight (15.09.04) @ the King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA Stars From Mars will be in the recording studio next month for a movie sound track Tsar has parted ways with Hollywood Records. The band are currently negotiating with new labels to release their completed second CD, on top of which, the band are incredibly excited to begin recording their third CD next week Hellsinki Vampires 'Devils' is set for a Halloween 2004 release Adam Becvare has joined The Black Halos following the departure of guitarist Davey French. Becvare plays in The Lust Killers and was a guitarist/vocalist in the reformed Lords Of The New Church. As previously reported The Black Halos have posted two new songs online at their PureVolume site, their first new material since their return from hiatus Liquor and Poker Music will re-issue Crash Kelly's debut 'Penny Pills' in a new package with bonus tracks and videos from the band on 25 January 2005. In the meantime, look for 'She Gets Away' the lead track from Penny Pills on the limited edition sampler 'Metal for the Masses: The Canadian Assault' at select Canadian Retailers in October. Crash Kelly will simultaneously release their tongue-in-cheek video for 'SHE GETS AWAY' to the Canadian market Swindle-A-Go-Go, together with The Robots and Beaver Farm, will be playing on the 18 September @ Klubb Galej/Tantogården, sthlm, Sweden. A new demo has been recoded which goes under the name "Pirate Love Sessions", the 4 songs are available for free download @ WEBSITE Mardi 19 Octobre 2004, Peniche Alternat, Paris/20H: - Adam West + High School Motherfuckers. 8 euros (prévente), 10 euros (sur place) Péniche Alternat, Quai de Bercy, 75013 Paris Looking for: bass player and guitar player (maybe keyboards) 17-25 for 3x #1 hit producer/songwriter, Jimmy Harry (Fischer Spooner, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson). You need to be hot, edgy, talented and can really play/sing. Girls are encouraged... but if you're a hot edgy young guy who can really rock... thats all good too. You need to have a very strong image in addition to fantastic talent. Style: Indie, Pop, Punk, Alt, Rock. This is a life altering opportunity for the best of the best. If you think you are ready and have the goods, please email to set up an audition and get more information The Pocket Rockets new CD (whose early mix was recently reviewed here) is finally out. You can listen to two complete songs here: LINK On 5 August , Crash Kelly frontman Sean Kelly, was nominated in 2 Categories for a 2004 Northern Ontario Music and Film Award by Music and Film in Motion. Penny Pills received a nomination for Best Album and Sean Kelly received a nomination for Best Songwriter for the track '11 Cigarettes'. Crash Kelly will be in Sudbury on 18 September for the Awards Ceremony and will be performing at the Awards Show. And then... Europe Tracy gang pussy have just finished the recording of their first album "Born to lose, Live to win". Available in November 2004 A second date for Manchester on December 2nd has now gone on sale after tickets for the first night sold out over the weekend. There are still tickets available for some other dates on the tour The Manic Street Preachers have now finished recording new studio album 'Life Blood' and will be touring in support of this at the end of the year BASS PLAYER WANTED ASAP!!! *Must be into punk pop / glam metal/rock *Must not be afraid to wear outrageous makeup and clothes *Must be able to Tour *Must not have any Mental problems *Must not have any Alcohol or Drug problems *Must not have a significant other that controls you, causes you to be pussy whipped, or gets in the way. BENEFITS: You will enjoy an endorsement thru Samick Guitars which includes an ad campaign this year. You will play packed shows for an established Hollywood Band. You will have fun. You will be a Rock Star! If this is you or you know someone let Eddie Electra of Peppermint Creeps know ASAP Frankee (Boydotcom) will be distributing a rare live Video take of Hollywood Teasze (Live in Florence Nov. '99) in a few weeks time. You can submit your interest to EMAIL ... so he can sort out how many would actually like to watch/hear Southern Bavarian history My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge available in record stores now The newly crowned "official" Hardline website - - has announced details of some upcoming bootleg releases and details of a competition for some signed Johnny Gioeli goodies Crash Kelly sign with Liquor and Poker Music New York Dolls set release date for live album - 8 Sep.2004 David Lee Roth has announced a show at Casino Rama in Orillia, Ont on Thursday 4 November More information has surfaced regarding the early Axl Rose recordings made while he was a member of the band RAPIDFIRE. The tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for the past 20 years, and are currently being mixed for a late 2004 release Kivel Records is happy to Present Saturday Night SLAM! SATURDAY 25 Sept A night of first class hard rock, with three bands bringing you the best in hard rock - all for the price of one! Featuring: Ted Poley of Danger Danger in a rare exclusive area SOLO date appearance @ the Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, New Hampshire, USA A couple more dates have been added to Ginger's acoustic tour: York, Cert 18 - 17th Sept and Sunderland, Voodoo Room, Upstairs @ Pure, 19th Sept. Ginger is also selling an acoustic CD at the gigs which was recorded last year at Rugely. These CDs aren't expected to be available anywhere else I've just heard word that the original 'Stars From Mars' will have a video featured in a soon to be released soft porn movie… more info to be announced as and when received The Cult will see titles from their back catalogue reissued in October, due out through Beggars Banquet Jackyl will release Live At The Full Throttle Saloon, in both CD and DVD format on 28 September Mike Tramp is about to hit the road again, playing one last Australian gig before heading to Europe. Mike will be releasing a new album 'Songs I Left Behing' consisting on 14 unreleased tracks, with two additional bonus tracks and should be available at the upcoming European Tramp shows. Tramp says that he felt he wanted to give fans some new songs to listen to while he is slowly preparing for a new studio album, which could be in mid-2005 The tribute to the New York Dolls 'Jetboys Of Babylon' has been completed in the audio department and will be finishing up the liner notes and artwork in the next few weeks and ready to roll out just in time for Halloween Fastlane Records have signed Johnny Jetsons new band 'Tattooed Millionaires' The Donnas - new CD 'Gold Medal' set for October release Placebo 'Singles Collection' set for release 18 October to celebrate the bands 10th Anniversary Kick - New Horizon out now, purchase your copy from Majestic Rock Hanoi Rocks in Beats and Styles video, can be found at the following URL Vince Neil tour dates are now up on the Keri Kelli tour page The Darkness have announced a huge UK arena tour for the end of the year. Tickets go on sale for these dates at 9am Friday 3 September Ryan Adams has been nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize for Artists Achievement In Music Check out the Spit Like This website for new gig dates Robin Black & the IRS new gig date: 5 September @ the Underground, HAMILTON, Ontario. Also, the lead single of the as yet untitled new album from Robin Black will be called 'Over You' Motley Crue's final box set is scheduled to be released on 11 November The Motley Crue Deluxe Boxed Set action figures from Todd McFarlane will be shipping soon. You can place your pre-order from S'Crue, but be quick they've only got about 100 units left Check out the Wildhearts website for September Ginger acoustic dates Perris Records are now accepting music for our very first Christmas CD 'The Glam That Stole Christmas' This will be volume 1 of a continuing series. If your band is interested please contact them and send your Christmas tracks to the address below! You can cover a Christmas classic or write an original holiday song! The deadline for submissions is 12 October 2004. Perris Records, Attn: GTSC, P.O. Box 841533, Houston, TX 77284-1533 Whitesnake/The Quireboys joint UK tour October 2004 Sugarcult are touring the UK in October, check the bands website for further details Bowling For Soup 'A Hangover You Don't Deserve' (album) out 13 September The Darkness drummer 'Ed Graham' vomited on an elderly couple on a recent first class flight to the U.S. after a few too many beers Velvet Revolver 'Fall To Pieces' single out 20 September The Ga-Ga's have a gig coming up on 7 September and they need some street team help for the night... leafletting/collecting e-mail addresses at the gig. The gig is at The Borderline, London, UK. Anyone interested (preferably in pairs) and up for another great GA*GA night out, please e-mail Ronnie Upcoming Sushi Sunday shows: Sun. Aug. 29th: Goofball; REK; Security; Broken Dolls; Dynamite 8; Smack Omelette. Sun. Sept. 5th: Lucky Stiffs; The Fuzz; The Sore Thumbs; Take The Wall; The Showoffs. Sun. Sept. 12th Sushi Sunday 1st Anniversary Celebration: The Substitutes; American Heartbreak; Silver Tongue Devils; The Silencers Mondo Porno SF returns to Club Six on Fri. Sept. 24 to kick off the Folsom St. Fair weekend The Silencers begin recording their EP on Sept. 13th with Tony Guerrero, be sure to check the bands website for upcoming gig dates Atlanta band Rockets To Ruin will be supporting King's X on the following dates: 9/25 - The Nick, Birmingham AL; 9/28 - Smith's Old Bar, Atlanta GA. The band recently finished recording a 6 song EP at Grass Roots Studio in Atlanta. The CD will be released in late Sept and will be available through their website and at shows. Check their official site for further details Rachel Stamp release new single, the first release from their forthcoming album 'Ravenous'. The single will be a double-a side 'Honey/Queen of the Universe. Initial quantities will only be available on the forthcoming UK tour (more dates just added) at an extremely reasonable price so don't miss out Cyber-Jack have released their new studio album 'The Great Red Spot' through Surprise! Records Wildside's (Nottingham, UK) 2nd Glam Fest has now been confirmed and tickets are on sale, Friday 17 September @ Junktion7, Nottingham Manchester's (UK) 'The Medicine Bow' will be playing London on Friday 27 August, check the website for details Peppermint Creeps have been working on a ton of brand new songs and they hope to have a new full length CD out by the end of year. The band have also just confirmed a new Hollywood Show with Rev'lon Red @ The Gig on 30 October Eddie (Peppermint Creeps) has just re-released his very first band's CD 'Psycho Gypsy' (available at the CREEPSHOP). Eddie has made a tribute page to the band @ LINK Hoppin Mad gig: 1 September @ the Shelter, 431 E. Congress, Detroit, Doors @ 7pm, All Ages, 6$ A Breed Apart have been selected out of over 3,000 bands, to play Locobazooka 2004 in Fitchburg MA on 26 September 2004 Cheerleader666 Gig Dates, check website for further details Alice Cooper calls rock stars campaigning for Democrat John Kerry treasonous morons Independent Days Festival 2004, Bologna @ Arena Parco Nord - 4/5 September 2004 (Including The Darkness, Velvet Revolver, New Found Glory, The Libertines, MC5, Flogging Molly...) FULL DETAILS American Hi-Fi have a new video available for a song from their upcoming album, called 'The Geeks Get The Girls' Chat with Dee Snider on Wednesday 25 August at 11pm (EST) in the SMF Member Chat Room Tommy of the Ga-Ga's has been endorsed by Hamer Guitars USA. They are making his own custom guitar to my spec based on a Monaco Super Pro The Ga-Ga's signed to Sanctuary Records a couple of weeks ago, are currently touring the UK and will be releasing a new single January 2005/Album 7 Feb 2005 The Vincent Black Shadow gig: 27 August (WakeWest 2004) @ Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, Canada, Second Stage (5:55pm) w/ Sum 41, Black Halos, Tea Party and Bif Naked Undercover Slut have been signed to Apokalypse Records. 24 December 2004 has been announced as the worldwide release date for their new CD (the first 1000 copies will be signed by the whole band) The Popzillas will be releasing a MaxiCD September on Nicotine Records Josh Todd have added more tour dates to their ongoing U.S. trek in support of their "You Made Me" album. They will be playing a bunch of gigs with Tesla, a show with Orgy, and they will be making an appearance at the third annual 'Locobazooka' festival in Fitchburg, MA on 26 September. Check the website for tour details Sum 41 are to call their next album 'Chuck'. This is in honour of UN peacekeeper Chuck Pelletier who escorted the band to the safety of a UN compound when their hotel in the Congo was suddenly the centre of a gun fight According to, Velvet Revolver have recorded various covers for the B-sides of upcoming singles. These include Queen's 'Tie Your Mother Down', 'Surrender' (Cheap Trick) and 'No More, No More' (Aerosmith) The Darkness have confirmed eight British dates (support comes from Ash), check their website for further details, tickets can be bought via Ticketmaster Download one of the songs from Jetsurfers 'Five Years Down The Road' CD Aerosmith are due to release a DVD called 'You Gotta Move' in November Unreleased Clash: The three-disc version of the classic 'London Calling' album, due for release next month, will include five previously unheard songs. The first CD will feature the original album. The second CD, dubbed 'The Vanilla Tapes', features 21 rehearsal recordings. There's also a DVD called 'The Last Testament' that includes unseen studio and live footage The Scarecrows are currently jamming new songs, some of them are already finished and they hope to record them before the end of summer. A record is planned to be released late fall Sam Yaffa and Karmen Guy married on 17 August 2004 You can listen to samples of the new Hanoi Rocks single 'keep our fire burning' on their website The new Baby Woodrose record 'Dropout' will be released on Bad Afro records 20 September Trondheims new EP 'The Rooph' will be available in shops on 2 September, release party will be held at Posepilten on 2 September Cosmic Ballroom will be featured on the compilation CD 'Punk n Roll-a-licious' Lost Cowboy Heroes are a new band from France influenced by The Replacements, Husker Du and Jawbreaker Boydotcom have started gigging again so make sure you check their website from time to time. The band will also be releasing a new EP on 4 October, to be titled 'Independent' (which features 4 new tracks and 4 really 'bootleggy' live tracks recorded in Leipzig when the band opened for The Bones (SWEDEN) The Harlots will be playing at Osborne Zoo, Winnipeg, MB on 9 October, Advance Tickets $7 ($10 on the door) Wednesday 13 Tour Dates: (US Dates 2004) August 14 - Rock Hill, SC @ The Money; August 20 - High Point, NC @ Hartley's House of Rock; September 4 - Fayetteville, NC @ Kagney's; September 11 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's; October 29 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero; October 30 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery (Additional US Dates to be announced soon) (UK/European Dates 2004) November 3 - Wales, Cardiff @ Barfly; November 4 - UK, Exeter @ Cavern; November 5 - UK, London @ Islington Academy; November 7 - UK, Manchester @ Academy 3; November 8 - UK, Birmingham @ Academy 2; November 9 - Scotland, Glasgow @ King Tuts; November 10 - Ireland, Belfast @ Lime Light; November 11 - Ireland, Dublin @ Music Centre; November 13 - UK, Brighton @ Concorde 2; November 14 - Holland, Utrecht @ Helling; November 15 - Belgium, Brussles @ Botanuiqe; November 16 - Holland, Tilburg @ 0-13; November 17 - UK, Colchester @ Arts Centre; November 18 - UK, Liverpool @ Barfly (Japanese Dates 2005) January 11 - Osaka @ Club Quattro; January 12 - Tokyo @ Club Quattro Backyard Babies have added 3 more headline shows in Germany in conjunction with the on-going Velvet Revolver tour: September: 4 Leipzig - Moritzbastei; 5 Weinheim - Cafe Central; 6 Stuttgart - Die Rohre Bang Tango will release their new CD 'Ready To Go' on Shrapnel Records on 16 September. They will have a pre-record release party 2 September @ Club Vodka, Hollywood HIM have announced a new show for their largest tour to date: 30 October @ the Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK Upcoming Slipping Stitches gigs: 7 October, Factory, Helsinki, Finland; 16 October, Gloria, Helsinki, Finland; 22 October, Wäiski, Helsinki, Finland; 5 November, Semifinal, Helsinki, Finland. The band will also be entering the studio to record a new single (2 traxx) in January 2005 Gypsy Rose have suffered a totally unexpected blow regarding their planned appearance at Z Rock 2004. The band have had some delays in obtaining new passport details which has resulted in their work permit applications being refused. The band are as can be expected very disappointed, but fans can rest assured that they will be appearing in Europe once the relevant information has become available. Lionsheart have been confirmed as the replacement band for Gypsy Rose at Z Rock 2004 in Liverpool, UK on 19 September. The full line-up is now: War & Peace; Adam Bomb; Jesse Damon; Lionsheart; Mitch Malloy; Torino and Enzign Europe will be playing at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK on 15 November New AOR/MHR label: Black Star Records Thunder hope to finish the recordings for their next studio album by the end of August. Expect the album some time next year Black n' Blue's brand-new studio release 'Hell Yeah' will be completed during October. The band and Z Records have therefore decided to hold the release over until 7 February 2005 to ensure that the album is not lost during the Christmas period. Possibilities of a European tour during early 2005 are currently be explored Peppermint Creeps will be seen in upcoming ads for SAMICK in Revolver and Guitar and Bass world magazines as well as other publications in the near future Silver Needle gigs: - August 19th, at Mr. T's Bowl, 5621 1/2 Figueroa Blvd, Highland Park CA, 21+ / Free! August 21st at Kiss or Kill at El Cid (During Sunset Junction), 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, Silverlake CA, 21+ / Free Backyard Babies have announced that they will play the main stage at this year´s Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria, Spain Queensryche will performing the entire classic Operation: Mindcrime album on their fall/winter tour, which will also include a full production including actors. The band is also working on a sequel to the album tentatively titled Operation: Mindcrime II. October 5 Seattle, WA Moore Theater; October 6 Seattle, WA Moore Theater; October 7 Vancouver, BC Commodore; October 8 Portland, OR Schnitzer; October 9 Spokane, WA Big Easy; October 10 Boise, ID Big Easy; October 12 Denver, CO Fillmore; October 13 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium; October 15 Dallas, TX Nokia Live; October 16 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station; October 17 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa; October 18 Houston, TX Verizon Theater; October 19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues; October 21 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater; October 22 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater; October 23 Orlando, FL House of Blues; October 24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall; October 26 Tallahassee, FL The Moon; October 27 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle; October 29 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues; October 5 Seattle, WA Moore Theater; October 6 Seattle, WA Moore Theater; October 7 Vancouver, BC Commodore; October 8 Portland, OR Schnitzer; October 9 Spokane, WA Big Easy; October 10 Boise, ID Big Easy; October 12 Denver, CO Fillmore; October 13 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium; October 15 Dallas, TX Nokia Live; October 16 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station; October 17 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa; October 18 Houston, TX Verizon Theater; October 19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues; October 21 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater; October 22 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater; October 23 Orlando, FL House of Blues; October 24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall; October 26 Tallahassee, FL The Moon; October 27 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle; October 29 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues House of Lords have released a new CD titled 'The Power And The Myth' Nelson will be playing at the Mohegan Sun in CT. on 28 August @ 8pm and 29 August @ 7pm. This is a FREE show TNT bassist Morty Black has parted ways with the band to pursue other musical interests Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer is currently finishing up a solo album due in Fall, no title or label info available as of yet. Keifer will also be launching his own website soon. Meanwhile, the band is apparently still together, just not active as a group. Drummer Fred Coury is producing bands while guitarist Jeff Labar and bassist Eric Brittingham are toruing with a side band called Naked Beggars, fronted by Brittingham's girlfriend Inga Dizzy Reed of Guns n Roses along with his band Hookers 'n' Blow will be embarking on a 2 week East Coast Tour. Dizzy Reed and Hookers 'N' Blow are currently in Los Angeles rehearsing for their upcoming tour which, starts on 9 Sept. Aug 20-Culver City, CA -Johnny Foxxs; Aug 26 San Francisco, Ca - The Pound; Aug 27 Mckinteyville, Ca - Six Rivers Brewery; Sept 9 Burlington, Vt - Club Metronome; Sept 10 Worcester, Ma -Lucky Dog Music Hall; Sept 11 Lowell, Ma -Club Fuel; Sept 12 Princeton, NJ - Princeton University; Sept 14 Hartford, Ct Webster Theater (Underground); Sept 15 Philadelphia, Pa -The; Sept 16 New York, NY- Lion's Den; Sept 17 and 18 Lexington, Va -Washington and Lee University; Sept 19 Asbury Park, NJ -Harry's Roadhouse; Sept 20 Richmond, Va-Alley Katz; Sept 21 Baltimore, Md -The Funk Box; October 21 Boston, Ma -Northeastern University Free with Student ID; Oct 22 Lexington, VA-Washington and Lee University Oct 29; Charlottesville, VA University of Virginia Oct 30 Herden, VA- Ned Devines Robin George has released a new album Jimmy D. presents the long awaited return of 'Tuff'. 1st California appearance in nearly 3 years! The band will be playing @ 'Paladinos Lounge' on Friday 20 August @ 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91335 The release date for Europe's new album is drawing closer. The album is due out in Japan 22 Sept and throughout Europe and Scandinavia 26 September. The first single is 'Got To Have Faith' will be out 21 August Music Buy Mail are re-launching their online store Butch Walker will be celebrating the release of his new CD with an in-store performance and CD signing that day on Tuesday 24 August @ 7pm, Tower Records, 3232 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. Butch will also be doing a live acoustic performance on 99X at noon on Wednesday 25 August Backyard Babies will be doing a European tour with Velvet Revolver! The dates are: August: 22 Cologne / E-Werk; 25 Munich / Eiserhalle; 31 Glasgow/Academy. September: 2 London / Hammersmith; 7 Paris/Bataclan; 9 Barcelona / Razzamatazz; 10 Madrid / La Riviera; 12 Lisbon / Coliseum. The band will also be doing some of their own headlining shows in conjunction with the Velvet Revolver tour. The dates are: August: 27 Bochum/The Matrix (D); 28 Kassel/K19 (D) More dates TBA Trashlight Vision US/UK gig dates: - (U.S. Dates) 20 August @ Don Hills w/ The Throbs; 21 August @ The Pontiac Philadelphia, PA with Loafass & McRad; 27 August @ Abilene 429 South St Phila PA; 28 August @ Ground Floor Newark, DE; (UK Dates) 23 September Norwich Waterfront; 24 September Wolverhampton Civic; 25 September Wrexham, Central Station; 26 September Whitehaven, Civic Hall (with Stiff Little Fingers); 27 September Crewe, The Limelight; 28 September Middlesbrough, Town Hall (with Stiff Little Fingers); 29 September Newcastle, University; 30 September Cleethorpes, Winter Gardens (with Nazareth); Friday 1st Gloucester, Guildhall (with Stiff Little Fingers); 2 October Mansfield, Town Mill; 3 October Blackburn, King Georges Hall (with Stiff Little Fingers) Boozed live gig dates: - 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); 17.09.04 Düsseldorf / Bürgerhaus Bilk; 18.09.04 Saarbrücken / Garage; 23.09.04 Kassel / Spot; 25.09.04 Aurich / Juz; 08.10.04 Ochtrup / Hubi; 09.10.04 Otteiler / Mainzweiler - Schulz; 10.10.04 Trier - Exhaus; 11.10.04 Frankfurt / The Cave; 12.10.04 Stuttgart / Universum; 13.10.04 Haselünne / Kella; 14.10.04 Rheine / Little John; 15.10.04 Oberhausen / Altes Walzenlager; 16.10.04 Rostock / STC; 05.11.04 Essen / Cafe Nova - November Bash; 06.11.04 Bausendorf / Wittlich - Riezer Stübchen; 12.11.04 Münster - Metro; 13.11.04 Lindern / Teestube - November Bash; 19.11.04 Schweerte / Rattenloch - November Bash; 20.11.04 Scheyern / Rock Im Treff ; 18.12.04 BRAMSChell / Webschule Out in September: Boozed 'Seizin the day' as strictly limited coloured Vinyl Edition incl. 2 Bonus tracks and Boozed/Psychopunch Split 7" on Kamikaze Records Lost Highway are offering their merchandise at 25% off, however, the online store sale finishes at the end of August. To get the discount, enter the promotional code 'LostHighway' at the shopping cart stage of the check out process London (UK) Glampunk Band 'Dead Famous' will be playing @ the Purple Turtle pub, London on 17 August and @ Borderline, off Charing Cross Road, London on 22 August Southern California based Blues Rock guitar ace, Brad Wilson, is performing shows all along the West Coast to support his new record, simply called 'Brad Wilson'. The new CD is available exclusively at Second and, and can be purchased in downloadable music form at all the new online music store outlets The Hopeless debut CD 'Land Of Hype and Glory' due out Sept '04 on SuperHit Records Robin Black & the IRS gig dates: 19 August @ the Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, Canada; 26 August @ Fiddler's Green, Cambridge, Canada Andreas can be contacted at the following 'NEW' email account Jen (Swindle-a-go-go) has started a new band 'Starlet Suicide' and have just finished their first demo 'Broken Doll' Coming to Hollywood: - The 9th Annual Bizarre Vampire Bazaar - a circus, open air marketplace and music festival, 16-17 October at Qtopia, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood (just 4 blocks from Hollywood & Vine) The Toilet Boys want to invite you to a special party on the 21 August that they are throwing to celebrate their New CD 'Early Years' @ Club Rated-X, Opaline, 85 Avenue A, NYC. Debbie Harry, Boy George and the bands usual crowd of friends are likely to show up. Did you know Guy and George have a single? As with most Toilet Boys Blow Outs you never know what's going to happen, just leave your lighters at home. Drag your ass to the club, because you don't want to miss what the band has in store for you. Doors 9pm No Cover! A Breed Apart are giving away a free computer system worth $1000.00 to one lucky fan! You must purchase a ticket to be entered to win. Free Shipping! No Surcharge! These tickets are a full week pass to all locobazooka events! Ticket prices: - single ticket $35.00; 2 ticket package $65.00; 4 ticket package $120.00 The Silencers have had to cancel their 19 August show @ The Stork Club, Oakland and apologise for any inconvenience Cosmic Ballroom will be entering the Roasting House studios in Malmo (Sweden) on 16 August to start recording the sequel to the album 'Stoned Broke and ready to rumble' Mean Idols/Null$katte$nylterne split 7" EP is out now by Woimasointu (FIN) and Nosebleeder Records (NOR). Pressing is only 500 copies so be fast as a shark, plus… Mean Idols: Faster.../I Never Believed (The Lords Of The New Church cover) 7" Single out soon by Bad Attitude Records (Mean Idols are still under Stay Free Underground Records so you can get A-Bomb Blues/Whips And Furs (The Vibrators cover) 7" Single later this year on SFU Records) Upcoming Mean Idols gigs: - 11.9. Bar 15, Seinäjoki, Finland; 15.9. Amadeus Music Bar, Tampere; 23.9. Punk Rock High School, Int. Show, Icehall, St Petersburg, Russia; 24.9. Punk Rock High School, Int. Show, Icehall, Moscow, Russia; 5.12. Klubi, Tampere, Finland All the Pretty Horses gig dates: 13 Aug, downtown Minneapolis MN @ The Urban Wildlife; 14 Aug, Uptown Minneapolis MN @ Pizza Luce; 28 Aug @ The Main Event, Fridley MN All the Pretty Horses west coast tour has been delayed but is still in the works... they're looking at perhaps early 2005, or earlier The Hopeless debut CD 'Land of hype and glory' to be released Sept '04 - anyone that goes to the website and writes to the band by email or regular mail will receive a free CD preview single that will contain an early studio mix of a song that will be featured on the forthcoming debut CD. This offer is only good until the debut CD is released Make your mix tape and win! One lucky winner can create their own Mixtape on their new Sony CD Player/Recorder and score a copy of Butch Walkers new album DETAILS The Knockouts are back 21 August at the Hi-Fi Club, Lakewood, OH. The band will also be releasing a new CD and re-recording the classics Butch Walker's 'Letters' hits stores everywhere on 24 August, Pre-order it online and get your 10-song + 2-clip this is me...justified and stripped bonus CD and the free digital download of 'All Falls Apart' Diamond Rexx are takin' a little time off to write, re-group, plot and plan. They're working on a compilation video to be packaged w/ a 'worst of' CD. The web site should be up shortly on LINK The London Marquee is to be revived with the opening of a new club in Leicester Square. It will have a maximum capacity for 900 people and is to be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the building above the MTV studios. Its set is to re-open in September 2004 and has an ambition to restore the reputation of the Marquee as the first choice music venue in the country, not just for the public, but for the bands and industry as well Rachel Stamp gigs: 29 October, Tunbridge Wells - Forum; 30 October, London - Mean Fiddler; 31 October, Bristol - Fleece and Firkin; 4 November, Liverpool - Barfly; 5 November, Glasgow - Barfly; 6 November, Edinburgh - Studio 24; 7 November, Dudley - JB's; 11 November, Southampton - Joiners; 13 November, Plymouth - University; 14 November, Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach; 18 November, Peterborough - Met Lounge; 19 November, Rugeley - Red Rose; 20 November, Mansfield - The Mill; 21 November, Birmingham - Bar Academy. More dates to be added real soon The Silencers gigs: - August 19: Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave, 21+, $5; September 12: San Francisco, CA @ Milk, 1840 Haight St, 21+, FREE! September 22: Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave Freewheeler will be headlining this Wednesday 11 August, Upstairs @ The Garage, London. Doors @ 8pm, the band are on @ 9.45pm. The two support bands are: Smatka Molot & My Electric Love Affair Do you have a picture of yourself with Peppermint Creeps? How about of yourself or someone else wearing a Peppermint Creeps shirt? If so, the band are putting together a page on our website called Peeps with Creeps. Send them your picture EMAIL THORN live at the Roxy Theatre, Friday 13 August, 10:30pm. The first 20 people to contact THORN get discount tix & free CDs, EMAIL or 310-962-1751 A Circus, Open Air Marketplace & Music Festival will be held at Qtopia, 6021 Hollywood Blvd on 16-17 October 2004 Rock City News are inviting you to a free BBQ on Saturday 7 August, 2pm til dark @ the Rock City Hollywood Estate, 7030 De Longpre Ave, Hollywood (1 block S/E of Sunset & La Brea). Contributions are most welcome and take anything to throw on the grill Squad Five-0 will be playing at the Troubadour, Hollywood on Saturday 14 August Squad Five-O are shooting a music video for 'Bye American' and want you to be in it! The video shoot will take place Friday 13 August in Los Angeles, CA from 8:30am-1pm. Those who live in the Los Angeles area and are interested should send a photo w/ name and contact info to EMAIL The new EP from The Long Knives is out 7 September and available for pre-order S'Crue OnLine will be giving away one complete set of limited edition Brides Of Destruction guitar picks to one lucky customer at the end of August 2004! To enter the contest, simply place an order for any in-stock item between 1 August and 31 August from S'Crue OnLine. If you choose to pay by PayPal your payment must be sent by 31 August to qualify. Each order will count as one entry, and entries will not be "weighted" by the items or number of items ordered has just launched a BOD Street Team. By joining the BOD Street Team, you have a direct opportunity to ensure that the Brides Of Destruction are heard by as many people as possible. You'll have direct access to special promotional material, Street Team forums on Talk Shit and can enter contests for limited edition prizes as well. Specific duties include (but are definitely not limited to!) promoting BOD in retail outlets, lifestyle stores, venues, and on the streets. They are also available to support other ideas you have to get the word out about Brides Of Destruction. To sign up for the street team visit the Street Team page at and complete the form. You MUST have a Talk Shit username to register Hanoi Rocks Italy/Spain gig dates: 28 September, Codevilla, Italy Thunder Road; 29 September, Rome, Italy Blackout; 30 September, Colle Val D´Elsa, Italy Sonar Live; 1 October, Roncade, Italy New Age; 2 October, Gualtieri, Italy Temporock; 14 October, Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz; 15 October, T.B.A; 16 October, Bergara, Spain Sala Jam; 17 October, Madrid, Spain Arena The Hopeless have announced the title for their new CD to be 'Land of Hype and Glory' The Vandals - A rare UK outing for the punk legends, on sale from today: - 11 Nov Newcastle University; 14 Nov Leeds Metropolitan University; 20 Nov Manchester Academy 2 The Wildhearts have now been confirmed to play at the Azkena festival, Spain on 11 September Bret Michaels Samples Freewheeler will be playing @ The Underworld, Camden, UK on the 5 August (support for Tygers of Pan Tang) Eddie Electra, Macy Malone, and Traci Michaelz of Peppermint Creeps will be backing Steve 'Sex' Summers as Pretty Boy Floyd for a few dates. Any shows that are PBF will say PBF next to them on their site, if not then it is a Peppermint Creeps show. You will be hearing some Floyd songs that haven't been heard in a long time The next show for Peppermint Creeps will be 12 August @ Club Vodka Peppermint Creeps are currently having problems with their URL, so request until further notice that people use LINK Dragged Kicking & Screaming - EP #3 from Spit Like This is due to be released on 14 August Spit Like This UK gig dates: - 4 august @ The Purple Turtle, Camden; 13 August @ The Tek, Romford, Essex; 14 August @ The Harp Rock Bar, Croydon; 20 August @ The Millennium Club, Covent Garden; 21 August @ Enfield Highway Community Centre, Enfield, London (all day event); 5 September @ The Borderline Club, London; 2 October @ Junktion 7, Nottingham (w/ Crash Kelly); 4 October @ The Corporation, Sheffield (w/ Crash Kelly) Ryan Adams 2nd show added at the Beacon Theatre in New York on 1st October. Visit link to purchase tickets Venues for the new Brides of Destruction tour dates for Australia and Japan. US and Canada dates have been put on hold until after the release of the bands second album: Confirmed BOD. Tour Dates, August 2004, 14 - Sydney, Australia - Gaelic Club; 13 - Sydney, Australia - Gaelic Club; 12 - Melbourne, Australia - Prince Of Wales; 8 - Osaka, Japan - WTC Open Air Stadium; 7 - Tokyo, Japan - Chiba Marine Stadium VH1 recently ambushed Share for a Vixen reunion gig. If you live in LA, you can attend for free: 3 August (7pm) @ SIR studios, 6465 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, All Ages The new Bubble CD 'Rock n Roll Hell' will be available on the 2 August New York City's The Throbs return to Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich St, NYC (212 219-2850) August 20th. Doors @ 8:00. For more info check out The Throbs online The Hairball featuring The Primadonnaz, Trashlight Vision (Acey Slade - The Murder Dolls), K.O. Kitties, DJs Nikki DeBatt, The Playboy PA, & Mikey Primadonna, special screenings of hair metal videos throughout the night! Price: $10, Date: Sat, Jul 31, Start Time: 9pm, more Info Starwood's (Lizzy Borden, Joe Steals, Marten Andersson, Joey Scott) debut album, 'If It Ain't Broke, Break It', is scheduled for release on 27 July through Metal Blade The Bitterthings forthcoming gigs: - 5 August - Leigh Silver Acoustic! @ Genghis Cohen, LA, CA, 10:30pm; 19 August - Girlpowder Action Expo, Club Cohiba, Longbeach, CA, 9pm; 20 August - Girlpowder Action Expo, Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest, CA BlaQ - LIVE! This Saturday (9pm) July 31st @ the Elrey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. LA. Pre-sale ½ price tickets are available @ Pinky Star (Covina) 626 332-0200 Silver Needle are finishing up their July Kiss or Kill residency tonight 27 July @ Zen Sushi, 2609 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA Zodiac Mindwarp were forced to cancel their show at The Underworld in London on Saturday night (July 24) after the group's singer Mark Manning was taken seriously ill and admitted to hospital. At about 8pm Saturday evening, he underwent surgery to address a ruptured blood vessel in his brain. According to a July 25 posting on the band's official web site by the group's webmaster, "Zodiac is recovering following emergency treatment yesterday. He will be in hospital for some days, but I am told he is doing well and recovering nicely" The Lustkillers, The Silencers and Stiletta are playing @ The Lost and Found Saloon, SF (Corner of Grant/Green, North Beach) this Saturday 31 July Chat with Dee Snider @ 8pm on 27 July 2004 in the SMF Members Chat Room After 2 re-issues of collector albums, Apokalypse are now very proud to announce the release of its first original production! Undercover Slut, already well known for its industrial glamour punk universe, is now signed to Apokalypse Records, with its first official release coming out on 12/24/04! The first 1000 copies will be numbered and individually signed by the whole band Rebel Rebel/Undercover Slut Tour: - 11 Aug @ Don Hills, NYC; 13 Aug @ The Boston, Las Vegas; 18 Aug @ Zen, 2609 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA; 20 Aug @ Scolaries, 3936 30th Street, San Diego, CA; 21 Aug @ Bar Sinister, Hollywood, CA; 22 Aug @ Cat Club, 8911 Sunset Blvd, West LA, CA; 23 Aug @ Troubadour, LA; 24 Aug @ Rock 93.1 Radio Interview, Bakersfield, CA Rebel Rebel are currently in the studio recording with producer Roger Romeo 'and the shit sounds raw and tight'! New R2 DVD available from LINK and at the shows along with goodies from their sponsors GBS-Announcements Polls : Vote Serious Suicide Undercover Slut UK Tour 2004: - Calling all British booking agents/promoters for our upcoming UK Tour (fall/winter 2004). Please contact RIFFRAFF Entertainment: Phone No. + 33-6 2475-7003, Email After deliberation Blackberry Jam will be playing one show on Thursday 29 July @ Bordners, Hollywood/Cherokee, 10pm, Free Admission The Hopeless - update 22 July 2004... looking like a 10 song feast for the glittery punk-n-roll soul in all of us!!! If you dig The Ramones, The Wildhearts, and 70's teen pop idols The Bay City Rollers, this will be your cup of sarcastic tea!!! Recording will wrap up in a few weeks and CD will go to press sometime in late august. A new website is in the works, details will be forthcoming S'Crue OnLine are offering a free unused Motley Crue pass to every order for Update members. To qualify for this offer you must write "Free Pass" in the notes field during check out. This offer is limited to one per household. Quantities are limited. Offer expires 7/30/04 or when supplies run out.... which ever comes first S'Crue OnLine has created a new exclusive line of 20GB iPods with the Brides Of Destruction logo engraved into the metal case. They've also loaded exclusive video footage from the Chicago show last May. If you're in the market for a great MP3 player, be sure to check the S'Crue Store for more information It's been ten years in the making.... Vince Neil's official website is being developed and will launch next week if everything goes according to plan Freewheeler will be playing this Friday 23 July @ Stripes Bar, Brentford, UK and also (a last minute addition) this Sat 24 July @ The Underworld, opening for Zodiac Mindwarp You can see Squad Five-O performing songs from the new album LIVE on tour all summer long. Be sure to see Squad Five-O when they invade a city near you! Squad Five-O Tour Dates: - 7/22, Minneapolis, MN The Quest - Ascot Room; 7/23, Grand Rapids, MI, Skelletones; 7/26, Cleveland, OH, Agora Ballroom, Autopilot Off; 7/27, Pittsburgh, PA, The Eye, Autopilot Off; 7/28, Jackson, NJ, Six Flags Great Adventure, Just Play Games Festival; 7/29, Poughkeepsie, NY, The Chance Autopilot Off; 7/31, Bowie, MD, Six Flags America, Just Play Games Festival; 8/8, Denver, CO, Pepsi Center, Hoi Polloi Music Festival w/ POD, Blindside, MxPx, Further Seems Forever; 8/14, Concord (Charlotte), NC, Concord Mills Mall, Just Play Games Festival; 8/15, Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade, Autopilot Off, The Start, A Second Chance; 8/18, Nashville, TN, Opry Mills Mall, Just Play Games Festival; 8/21 Lewisberry, PA, Ski Roundtop, Purple Door Festival w/ Norma Jean, Project 86, Beloved Ryan Adam gig dates: 9/13 - Columbia @ The Blue Note; 9/14 - Memphis @ New Daisy Theatre; 9/15 - Atlanta @ Tabernacle; 9/20 - LA @ The Wiltern; 9/22 - SF @ The Warfield Cyber-Jack gigs: 23 July @ Outs, Sao Paulo, SP; 29 July @ Tulipa, Florianopolis, SC Perris Records is proud to announce the release of the debut CD from Boned 'Up At The Crack', which will be released in August 2004 Hoppin' Mad have got two shows coming up this week: Thursday 22 July @ Alvin's, 5756 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, Doors @ 8pm, All Ages, 6$; Saturday 24 July @ Elbow Room, 6 S. Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI, Doors @ 9pm, 21+ Kory Clarke will perform a one-off concert at The Continental, New York City on Tuesday 27 July Steve Summers has posted on the PBF site that there is going to be a new album and tour coming with a new line-up FLR has gone digital! You can now download certain releases in their entirety at $10.00 per album or $0.99 per individual song; however, you can still order the old fashion way as well on the merchandise page Ginger of The Wildhearts is planning to re-locate to the Philippines Arthur Kane (New York Dolls) has died Fastlane Records have signed 'American Anthem', FLR are also proud to announce their new publishing deal they have signed for Europe, that will place FLR artists in movies/soundtracks, etc. Were very excited about the partnership and will be able to reach a broader audience all over the continent, and in brief… The New Romantics will be finishing their debut 'Love Letters & Death Threats' in August. Mike Gallaghers 'Sonic Universe' will also be finishing up, early fall. The New York Dolls tribute record will be ready for release in late August/September Temptress gigs: - 20 July @ The Limelight, Myrtle Beach, NC; 21 July @ Dark Horse Tavern, Atlanta, GA; 22 July @ Lounge Lizards, New Orleans, LA; 23 July @ Blank Generation, Little Rock, AR; 24 July @ Heathers Hideaway, Nashville, TN; 30 July @ Don Hill's, NYC, NY; 7 Aug @ Rock N Rick's, Limestone, NY Fresh Flesh is happening once again this Saturday 17 July, and every 3rd Saturday of the month @ Radio Bar in Oakland. American rock 'n' roll, sleazy glam, trashy punk, goth, and 80's dark alternative... all spun by DJ Scotty (Scott Beebe of Heat Slick Records). Where: Radio Bar, Oakland 13th/Broadway. Cost: FREE! 21+ … What you'll hear: Hanoi Rocks, Seahags, Backyard Babies, New York Dolls, D-Generation, The Cult, Motley Crue, Faster Pussycat, New York Loose, Nashville Pussy, Hardcore Superstar, Hellacopters, Stooges, Iggy Pop, Newlydeads, 80's, LA Guns, Motochrist, Junkyard, Texas Terri, Hangmen, Jet, The Darkness, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, Stones, Kiss, Ratt, Kix, AC/DC, PBF, Dwarves, Jetboy, Blackboard Jungle, Erotic Doll, Mister Hyde, Tryx, Glamour Punks, New Order, Joy Division, Supagroup, L7, Superbees, Christian Death, Betty Blowtorch, Coyote Shivers, Wildhearts, Yo-Yo's, Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Dragbeat, Plan Nine, Nutrajet, The Brats, Alien Sex Fiend, Velvet Revolver, Sisters of Mercy, Supersuckers, Vain, Lords of the New Church, Shooting Gallery, Dogs d'amour, Heartbreakers, Kill City Dragons, Cherry Bombz, Smack, Joker Five Speed, Ramones, Hollywood Rose, Lustkillers, Michael Monroe, Josh Todd, Quireboys, The Throbs, Buckcherry, Brides of Destruction, Substitutes, Turbonegro, Joan Jett, T-rex, Toilet Boys, Dead Boys, Dr. Dre, Swingin' Thing, Big Bang Babies, Girl, WASP Welcome Sean Koos (Joan Jett) to The Underground Rebels Peter Blast has signed an in store distribution deal with Nightmare Records A.K.A. Lance King Productions for overseas Cyber-Jack have released their new studio album 'The Great Red Spot', available through Surprise! Records UK based Indie label 'GPLK Inc.' will release 'Sour', A Breed Apart's first single from their debut EP 'Population Refresh', on their compilation CD on 21 July Blaq Gig 'flyer' Crash Kelly will be performing on the Molson Canadian Rocks Side-Stage for the Alice Cooper Show 22 July and then after this gig they will be heading over to the B-Side (129 Peter St at Richmond) for a Midnight show and a little celebrating. The show starts at 9:15pm with ACE, Thunderhawk at 10pm, LoDown at 11pm and Crash Kelly should join the party during LoDown's set Nikki Sixx is suing Dragonfly Clothing over disputed royalty payments. Seems the company has grossed millions of dollars in sales but has hardly paid Nikki a thing The Brides of Destruction are working on new tour dates for Australia, Japan and Europe. US and Canada dates have been put on hold until after the release of the bands second album All the Pretty Horses Gigs: 17 July @ CBGB's, NYC; 23 July, The Stone's Throw in Eau Clair, WI; 5 Aug, Uptown Bar, Uptown Mpls, MN; 13 Aug, The Urban Wildlife, Downtown Mpls, MN; 14 Aug, part of the Pizza Luce's Block Party, downtown Mpls; 28 Aug, The Main Event, Fridley, MN. Venus is also in an art opening at Outsiders and Others art Gallery 'Rock Stars who create art!' on 21 Aug… show will be up through Sept 11th 'Hair Ball' Philadelphia's sleaziest glam rock party is coming to the Knitting Factory (NYC) on Saturday 31 July, 9pm (all ages)… will include dancin girls, video images, gnr on the big screen, prizes and a live performance by the Primadonnaz The Bitterthings are looking for a new guitarist based in the L.A. region, if you're interested, contact me and I will forward your details to Leigh Current Rachel Stamp UK Gigs: 22 July @ Exeter - Cavern; 30 July @ Wolverhampton - Little Civic; 31 July @ York - Fibbers The new Rachel Stamp album is scheduled for release in Europe this November and there'll be a nationwide tour to coincide Now available from Rachel Stamp Shops - extremely limited edition dog tags in four colours. All are individually numbered and come in blue, purple, black and red with the classic Stamp logo laser etched on their handsome metallic fronts. There's only 100 so buy now Poisin Jett Guns show in Berkeley, 16 July @ 9pm, Blake's, 2367 Telegraph Ave, $5 (21 up) $7 (18-20 yrs)... It's going to be a night of weird gimmick bands: Chaki (9:15-9:50); Poisin Jett Gunz (10:10-10:50); Unicorn Stickers (11:10-12:00) and Dead Hensons (12:20-1:10) American Hi-Fi Tour Dates: - Thu-Jul-22 Raleigh Lincoln Theater; Fri-Jul-23 DC Birchmere; Sat-Jul-24 Baltimore Fletchers; Sun-Jul-25 NJ Maxwells; Tue-Jul-27 New York Bowery; Wed-Jul-28 Philadelphia Franklin Mills Mall; Thu-Jul-29 Long Island Crazy Donkey; Fri-Jul-30 Boston Axis; Sat-Jul-31 Poughkeepsie The Chance; Mon-Aug-02 Millvale, PA Mr Smalls; Wed-Aug-04 Detroit Magic Stick; Thu-Aug-05 Grand Rapids The Intersection; Fri-Aug-06 tba; Sat-Aug-07 Chicago Abbey; Mon-Aug-09 Appleton Mill Creek Blues; Tue-Aug-10 Appleton Mill Creek Blues; Wed-Aug-11 Minneapolis The Quest: Ascot Room; Sat-Aug-14 Charlotte, NC Just Play Games; Sun-Aug-15 Winston Salem Ziggys (tent); Mon-Aug-16 tba; Tue-Aug-17 Myrtle Beach House of Blues (tent); Wed-Aug-18 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern (tent); Thu-Aug-19 tba; Fri-Aug-20 tba; Sat-Aug-21 Atlanta Roxy Theater Benefit; Mon-Aug-23 Nashville tba; Tue-Aug-24 Atlanta in store; Thu-Aug-26 Athens 40 Watt Club; Fri-Aug-27 Atlanta Variety Theatre