Archive News - 2005 (Part 1)

Experiencemetal.com has a new message board Ryan Adams & The Cardinals new website Ginger/Wildhearts news: For all those who missed out on the unhinged bedlam first time around, the Clam Abuse album Stop Thinking is re-released on Monday 16th May and will be available from all the usual suspects online and on the high street, including Amazon, HMV and Townsend Records CINCYPUNK.ORG has teamed with Bottom Line to bring you a contest celebrating Bottom Line's album release and concert! Visit their website and enter to win 2 tickets to the concert, an autographed Eloquence CD, bag of merchandise, and a FOSSIL watch! Two runners up will score 2 tickets to the concert. The winners will be announced Friday May 20th Win £100 shopping spree! Visit Spit Like This's sister site, smellyourmum.com for your chance to win Bowling For Soup's 1997 release, previously only available to buy in the extra large state of Texas, has been re-released and is now available from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon and beyond. ROHO features the original versions of "Scope," "Belgium," "Dance With You," and others. But wait, there's more-- ROHO is the only BFS album to feature a horn-section. Upcoming Tour Dates: 05/10/05 New Orleans, LA; 05/20/05 Minneapolis, MN; 05/21/05 Boston, MA; 05/22/05 NYC; 05/27/05 NYC; 05/28/05 Boston, MA; 05/29/05 Knoxville, TN InMemory's "IN SO MANY WORDS" New CD In Stores with InMemory On Tour Now Undercover Slut USA Tour 2005 starting August 2005, for further details/booking information EMAIL The Anti:Heroes formerly known as Hollywood Killerz, live 13.05.05 @ Gekoo - cso Vercelli 332/M - Ivrea; 14.05.05 @ Soundfactory - cso Vigevano 33/U - Torino VOTE for Stellar Tuesday on G Rock Radio's summer season "spotlight on local music' concert, the guys really wanna win this, so get all your friends to vote too, VOTE NOW Marky Ramone upcoming Irish live shows: - 9 August Roisin Dubh, Galway; 10 August Aunt Annie's, Belfast; 11 August Voodoo Lounge, Dublin; 12 August Dolans, Limerick; 13 August Cyprus Avenue, Cork; 14 August Forum, Waterford Teenage Casket Company & The Erotics (NYC) begin their UK Tour this Friday 13 May. TCC will be out in support of their brand new album 'Dial It Up' which has been receiving awesome reviews and The Erotics will be promoting their brand new EP 'Rock N Roll Killing Machine ' - both CD's will be on sale at all the gigs: - 13 May @ Ryan's Bar, London; 14 May @ Seven Stars, Hucknall; 15 May @ The Attik, Leicester; 16 May @ The Snooty Fox, Wakefield; 17 May @ The Jailhouse, Coventry; 18 May @ Boot and Shoe, Ackworth; 19 May @ Junktion 7, Nottingham Riot Promotions bring you Trash-Stock, a six band mini-festival of sleaze, filth and debauchery unleashed upon Junktion7, Canning Circus, Nottingham, UK on Saturday 30 July 2005 (£6, 7:45pm-1am). Featuring Teenage Casket Co.; Renegade Playboys; Silverjet; The Wild Roses; Bare Necessities; Headrush + Very Special Guest DJ - Maxi Browne - King Adora The Velvematics live Saturday 14 May @ 9pm, The Hi-Fi Club, 11729 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH Ryan Adams & The Cardinals will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday 25 May Ex-American Heartbreak drummer joins ex-Crucifix main-man in new Proudflesh line-up. Although the band are currently seeking a permanent lead guitarist, they have also announced plans to enter the recording studio in July to begin work on their first full-length album, expected later this year on Wired Gnome Records. Ex-Crucifix/Proudflesh, current Fang/Resistoleros guitarist Jimmy Crucifix will handle lead guitar duties, pending a permanent replacement Perris Records would like to announce the signing of former Shotgun Messiah vocalist Zinny Zan's new project Zan Clan. Zan Clan will be releasing "We Are Zan Clan, Who The F**k Are You!??" in June 2005 Perris are now Accepting CD's or CDR's for Possible Label Consideration and Distribution Deals Worldwide. "We are looking for acts for 2005's "Hollywood Hairspray Vol. 4" Please send in material by April 1st, 2005. Hollywood Hairspray Vol. 3" was our most successful and we plan to top it with Vol. 4!" Bands please send 2 each of your titles (CD) and bios to: George Brautigam, c/o Perris Records A&R Dept., 530 Woodside Ave., Berwyn, PA., 19312, USA Spit Like This have made the A-List playlist on TotalRock, one of the UK's most prestigious Rock Radio Stations. Anyone wishing to request "Trick Or Mistreat" by Spit Like This should email TotalRock. "Trick Or Mistreat" is taken off the forthcoming EP, "Sleaze Sells... But Who's Buying?", released 30 May Apokalypse Records welcomes Tracy Gang Pussy, already responsible for a controversial self-produced debut album last year. Their first album on Apokalypse, untitled "Black", will be released in Digipack format by the end of October 2005 Rebel Rebel will be playing live at Club Diablo 23600 Rockfield Blvd., Lake Forest, CA on 15 May at 9pm with Toxic Twist + others. The guys are currently awaiting the release of their next CD, which will be a split with Undercover Slut on Apokaplyse Records in France and Europe, they will also be recording some new stuff with Rogero Romeo when he gets back from Europe, where he is gigging with Legs Diamond Sum 41 UK gigs, on sale NOW: 6 July @ Manchester Academy; 7 July London Astoria Perris Records are proud to announce a giveaway of a KISS "Revenge" Gold Award commemorating 500,000 albums sold. The winner will also get their name on the award. The first 50 customers that buy the UNION "Do Your Own Thing Live" DVD from Perris will go into a drawing to win the Gold record. The drawing will be held on 31 May Ryan Adams & The Cardinals tour dates: 3 June @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY; 7 June @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD; 8 June @ Meymandi Auditorium, Raleigh, NC; 16 June @ Stubb's, Austin, TX; 17 June @ Gypsy Tea Room, Dallas, TX Shotgun Generation Records presents Sweden's 'Nasty Kixx' ("Hometown Blues" CD - SGR 69-003) You can send 13 €uros (or the equivalent in your currency) to: Wild Side Music / Shotgun Generation Records, 13 Rue Marc Sangnier, 92220 Bagneux, France (postage included) Cruefest.com has a new look, stop by take a look, check out the updated band line-up, get hotel info, all the latest news and join the forums Sebastian Bach has just announced an exclusive one-off club date on the 22nd June 2005 at JB's, Dudley, UK. Support is from Pride. More info at URL The Starting Line are back with a new found maturity and a new studio album 'Based on a True Story' is in stores on May 10th Ginger, Jon & Hot Steve are back on the road this Summer, bringing their acoustic lunacy to the masses. The dates currently confirmed are as follows and we're assured there are more on the way soon: - 17 June Rugeley Red Rose; 18 June Glasgow Barfly; 19 June Newcastle Archer; 21 June Manchester Dry Bar; 22 June Leeds Josephs well; 23 June Liverpool Barfly; 24 June London Barfly; 27 June Southampton Joiners; 1 July Hull Adelphi Persil's new EP 'Tune-Up' is in the shops in the UK and the Netherlands *now*! If you don't want to leave the comfy chair you're sitting in you can order it from the label webshop as well. There's some new free stuff on the site as well: a new download from their 2004 peel session, and an unreleased punky track called 'shifty' George Lynch and band will be going out on the road in June along with John Sykes dates will be announced shortly. George is now working with Randall and hard at work designing his signature Amp. The hand wired version will be unveiled in Indianapolis in July 2005 at the summer NAMM VOTE for Stellar Tuesday on G Rock Radio's summer season "spotlight on local music' concert, the guys really wanna win this, so get all your friends to vote too, VOTE NOW Obsessive Compulsive May UK gigs: 7th - 'Cortex rock night', Bonds, Sheerness, Kent; 14th - 'Frenzy Festival 16', Satellite Club, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; 17th - 'Bottom of the bottle', Carringtons, Harrogate, North Yorkshire; 20th - 'Pandemonium' Goth Night, The Haygate, Wellington (nr Telford), Shropshire; Saturday 21st - 'Nirvana', Wigan, Lancashire. They're working on more for June so if anyone has any new suggestions let them know on the messageboard or by email! The band would finally like to apologies to any midlanders that wanted to see them in Wolverhampton, they say 'it really did have to be pulled but Giz's dad is slowly on the mend now'. They're rescheduling the gig so we'll let you know as soon as they confirm a date Zombina and the Skeletones upcoming gigs: 5 May @ Alternative May Ball, Aberystwyth University Students Union (Penglais Campus), 8pm, £5; 6 May @ Zombie Hop, Heaven & Hell, Liverpool, 9pm, £2 (free in zombie fancy dress); 7 May @ The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London, 8pm, £5; 12 May @ The Casbah, Sheffield; 22 May @ The Ringside, Hull, 8pm, £5(ish); 27 May @ Comrades Club, Ormskirk, 8pm, £4... and be sure to check out some new tunes that have been added to their MP3 section For all those UK'ers who find they've nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon, check out Doomsday Club EVERY Saturday from 1-4pm at Heaven & Hell, Liverpool, UK - rock 'n' roll fun for all the family! Two bands plus DJs and a film for only a pound Heatslick Muscle Car Shout Out back on web all Sunday night 9pm CET Get the exclusive American Hi-Fi CD 'Live In Milwaukee' now at the Real Store Perris Records are proud to announce the signing of Big Bang Babies for a brand new studio release in the Summer 2005. Big Bang Babies have just finished the recording of the new CD and will be entering the mixing stages this month Check out Marky Ramones new website (NB. this is currently being built, so check back regularly) Stream Ryan Adam's new album 'Cold Roses' in its entirety at URL. (Cold Roses International Release 5/2; Cold Roses States Release 5/3) Latexxx Teens' be involved in a tribute to Sex Pistols and a sample of their industrial glam punk version of "Anarchy In U.K." will be released soon on URL. The band are also proud to announce their presence on a Stiv Bators' tribute doing a very personal gloomy chaos addicted future affected version of "Ain't It Fun" with very special guests! More info about this project coming soon If you haven't already visited the newly designed official Babylon Bombs homepage do it now, and be sure to visit a show near you (more gigs added everyday) 2005.05.14 - Stockholm - Mondo - Stora scen, Wrestlinggala; 2005.05.20 - Stockholm - Sthlmrock Revelation, Kägelbanan; 2005.05.21 - Göteborg - Sticky Fingers; 2005.05.27 - Norrtälje - Roslagen By Night, Festival; 2005.06.15 - Frankfurt (DE) - Nachtleben; 2005.06.16 - Cologne (DE) - Bronx; 2005.06.18 - Neuensee (DE) - Rock im Wald-Festival Ky Anto will be playing a solo acoustic show in Toronto @ Holy Joe's, corner Queen & Bathurst on: SUNDAY MAY 5th @ 9pm w/ Troy & Scarlet from the Sinisters as well as Mike Law & Mike Hunger Bottom Line's new album "Eloquence" officially hits stores on May 31st. They'll be hosting plenty of contests in May from their website and various others, where you can win the CD for free and also grab a ton of other fun gear from Fossil, so keep an eye out The original Tokyo Rose formed in the summer of 1980 by Derek Buckham and Val Ophield in the North East of England are back as 'The Cover Girl of Rock Tokyo Rose' be sure to check them out Ryan Adams UK tour dates announced - On Sale Friday 29th April at 9:00am: 29 Jun Manchester Academy 1; 30 Jun London Shepherds Bush Empire Spit Like This will be releasing their first nationally distributed EP on May 30th 2005. The EP will include 4 tracks plus a Bonus Performance Music Video The Suffrajets new single, Sold, which will be released on May 2nd available to download from all major retailers. As well as the download there will also be a highly limited edition CD release available exclusively from HMV. As well as featuring Sold the CD will also include the video for the track. The CD will only be available via the HMV website and will not be available from any stores. To make sure you get hold of a copy you can pre-order it using the attached link. There's a launch party for the single at Rooz in North London, UK on Bank Holiday Monday, the day of release. This event will run from 3pm-11pm and will feature a live set from the girls along with 9 other bands The Zeros LIVE at the Key Club, June 22, 2005 The Glitterati release their self titled debut album through Atlantic Records, available NOW A Breed Apart are nearing the completion of their new self-tilted CD, which should see a July 2005 release with plenty of live summer action to follow and because they are so excited for you to hear what they've spent the last 6 months creating, they've decided to release a new song called "Feel This Way" to the website for your streaming pleasure THE*GA*GA*S have been officially offered the main support for Velvet Revolver's upcoming headline dates Silvertide's "Ain't Comin Home" is featured on Sony's new PSP device as well as in the new video game "Playboy: The Mansion" be sure to give both a good look Go to URL and you can hear the new All American Rejects tune THE*GA*GA*S track 'Left of Centre' has made it onto the XFM "tastemaker playlist", go vote for it Rockets To Ruin have just finished recording two new songs at Dynasonic studio, Atlanta. Both songs will be available for download on their site soon so check back often. The guys will also be recording a live video for one of the new songs at their show on 4/30. So if you want to be in it, be there, and as soon as it's finished, they'll put it on their site for you to download. Upcoming Shows: - Brothers Bar, 04/23/2005, 204 South Pelham Road, Jacksonville, AL; AlleyCat, 04/30/2005, The Underground, Atlanta, GA Marky Ramone will no longer be playing with Jerry Only (Misfts) and Dez Cadena (Black Flag) anymore. After four years of playing with the Misfits, Marky feels he has to move on and he will be doing mainly Ramones related things. Marky's commitment at this point is to keep the Ramones' legacy alive. Marky's last shows with the Misfits: - 22 April Mexico City, MEX; 23 April Monterrey, MEX; 24 April Guadalajara, MEX; 30 April Baltimore, MD Rachel Stamp are privileged to have been asked to play the Rock'n'Roll Testimonial gig in Camden Town on the 10th of May @ Colour, 20-22 Inverness Street, London, UK. The gig has been organized as a benefit for the family of Theresa Brilli who died recently of cancer. Theresa's husband, Tony Wilson (formerly of Freaks of Desire) was very involved with the Stamp in the early days co-producing tracks. Theresa herself was very involved in the music industry and will be sorely missed. There are also gigs taking place for the same cause in the US featuring Outkast, The Allman Brothers, Cheap Trick, Simply Red, AC/DC and Cyndi Lauper. The Stamp will also be making a special DVD compilation of promos, live and TV appearances available for your eyes only very soon Just when you thought THE*GA*GA*S were about to have a rest: - 21 April @ Edinburgh/Bannermans; 7 May @ London/King`s Cross Scala; 8 June @ Belfast/Odyssey Arena; 9 June @ Glasgow S.E.C.C.; 11 June @ Download Festival. Europe and Japan Dates to be announced soon If you want to see Butch Walker do his solo acoustic thang with Ben Folds, go see him open for Ben at a show at Millersville University on the 24 April, Millersville, PA. For more tour info and upcoming news, make sure you head on over to his website Tracy Gang Pussy, Psychopunch + High School Motherfuckers live Dimanche 17 Avril, 19:30, Espace B La Villette, 16 Rue Barbanègre, Paris, Métro: Corentin-Cariou Starlet Suicide are right now recording new material. The recording will be done within a month so stay tuned! The band have had some problems with their guestbook, but they now have a new one. Starlet gigs: April 29 in Trollhättan, Sweden. At M15 American Hi-Fi's new record is out now, so grab yourself a copy Kerrang Magazine is re-launching its over 18`s ALL NIGHT ROCK CLUB in London, UK. The launch night is 7 May and the venue for this 1000+ capacity extravaganza is Kings Cross SCALA. There are 4 bands on during the night and THE*GA*GA*S are Headline Band for the event. For more details keep an eye on Kerrang magazine over the next few weeks Several titles from The Sweet's back catalog will be reissued in Japan on May 25th in limited edition paper sleeves with bonus tracks. Titles scheduled to be reissued include: Funny How Sweet Coco Can Be + 10 Bonus Tracks (1971), Sweet Fanny Adams + 6 Bonus Tracks (1974), Desolation Boulevard + 8 Bonus Tracks (1974), Give Us A Wink + 3 Bonus Tracks (1976) and Off The Record + 8 Bonus Tracks (1977) Former Keel frontman Ron Keel has checked in with the following update: "I am still active with Ironhorse, and also have a new project that is turning out to be a hell of a lot of fun - a vocal duo with a very good friend of mine, Charlie Wayne (aka Charles Morrill, original Bulletboys and Hawk vocalist). We have been out on the road, writing and recording, and are wrapping up our first video together HIM have launched a weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year Keri Kelli recently spoke to StevenAdler.net about singer Jizzy Pearl's departure from the group and Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow's allegations that Steven Adler was involved in illegal activities while on tour, check LINK for full interview For the month of April, all Brides Of Destruction fans will receive a 20% Discount on any Guitar, Bass or PA Cabinet. If you want to play the most brutal cabinets on the planet call (760) 929-0457 and you will receive a nice big discount on the brand the Bride's use on tour and recording. For specs and contact info visit URL Be on TV and show your Bowling For Soup pride! The guys will be performing on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, April 18th in New York and want to fill the crowd with crazy, screaming fans preferably with creatively designed signage and painted faces. Click here to get the scoop Swedish sleaze punks Cosmic Ballroom are introducing a new website today. If you've got a minute please drop in to check out the latest news on the forthcoming album "your drug of choice" Retrospect Records is offering more music than ever: A free L.A.Guns concert download and a new 24 hour retro radio stream Be sure to check out Kory Clarke's new band Dirty Rig live @ 8pm, 14 April, The Continental, 25 Third Avenue (between St. Marks Place & 9th St), New York (RSVP before 13 April - EMAIL) HIMonline are happy to announce the headlining act for the HIM Party (Highbury Garage, London, UK - 16 April 2005) will be Private Line who will be flying in from Finland just for this concert, their first in the UK! Also appearing will be MAB who supported HIM and Vero. Tickets are on sale NOW. HIM will NOT be playing! Steven Adler has been confirmed to play at the U.S. Indie Band & Film Expo, set to take place Aug. 19-23 in Beaumont, TX. Adler's Appetite will headline the evening of August 20 along with Element 80 and Kevin Martin and The Hiwatts. Ticket pre-sale begins April 22 through URL and URL Finally, we can exclusively reveal the release date for Tigertailz 'Bezerk' and 'Banzai' - both albums will be in the shops on 23 Monday May 2005 The Los Angeles based hardrock group Legacy founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden / George Lynch) has inked a deal with UK's Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release Legacy's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on new material for a follow up CD, slated for a 2006 release Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cold Roses - Cold Roses double CD & LP deluxe embossed package sets in stores 3 May The Mission - Tickets on sale now: 19 Sep Liverpool Academy 2, UK; 23 Sep Manchester Academy 2, UK D-A-D's brand new single Scare Yourself was released 29 March. The single will be available as both CD and 12" vinyl (vinyl release April 4) in stores throughout Denmark, and also of course in the D-A-D Webshop The Erotics have a new ep coming out in the beginning of May titled "Rock N Roll Killing Machine." The band also has a brand new website. They will be touring the UK and Italy in May. Tour dates are as follows: - 13 May @ Ryan's Bar, The Griswalds Stoke Newington, London, UK; 14 May TBA; 15 May @ The Pokers, 15 Free Lane, Leicester, UK; 16 May @ The Snooty Fox, 1 Brunswick St, Kirkgate, Wakefield; 17 May @ The Jailhouse, Midnight Creeps, 118 Much Park Street, Coventry, UK; 18 May @ The Boot and Shoe, Wakefield Road, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, UK; 19 May @ Junktion 7, Nottingham, UK (Teenage Casket Company will playing on the same bill with the Erotics for ALL the UK dates); 20 May @ Country Star, Padova, Italy; 21 May TBA, Italy; 22 May TBA, Italy Stephen Pearcy's Mickey Ratt CD was pulled recently after Pearcy and Cleopatra Records were served with a cease and desist letter by RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini. DeMartini was upset at the use of the doubled T in (Mickey) Ratt. The album will be re-released as Rat Attack. Only the title will be changed - the songs and bonus DVD will be unchanged Former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone has officially quit the Misfits MTV.com announces that Tommy Lee is to make an 'all-dance' album after the Motley Crue tour Chip Z' Nuff appeared on Howard Stern's show to promote his new greatest hits album "Favorites" and "?" question mark release on Perris records. Chip thanked Howard for all his support and said that he went a long way into making the band what it is. The 25 minute interview can be heard from a link on Enuff Z'Nuff website, but to make life easy, here ya go LINK FastLane Records/CD Smash Records Collector Series line has been officially launched with the first release being the 1985 cult classic Sweet Pain and their self-titled debut record. Also just added to the collector series will be Ultra Pop, the band that spawns Lizzie Grey and Timothy J of London and Spiders & Snakes fame The Dose from Dallas, TX are putting the final touches on their debut record Duration, the first single will be 'She's Young, Wasted And Beautiful' Ramones: First-Ever 'Conceptual' Tribute Album Out Now - Rockaway Records has released "Todos Somos Ramones", the first-ever worldwide conceptual tribute album to The Ramones Motley Crue and Motorhead will be teaming up for an Australian tour in December 2005. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 03 - Sydney, AUS @ Entertainment Centre; Dec. 04 - Brisbane, AUS @ Entertainment Centre; Dec. 06 - Melbourne, AUS @ Vodaphone Arena; Dec. 08 - Adelaide, AUS @ Entertainment Centre; Dec. 10 - Perth, AUS @ Bindoon Outdoor Festival Adler's Appetite part ways with vocalist Jizzy Pearl Bands for Delinquentfest 2005 in New Orleans are Pretty Boy Floyd; Peppermint Creeps; The Zero's; Manic's Rage; The Dropoutz; Undercover Slut; Asmodeus X … check out the site for more info Submit your photos of you with Trash Light Vision for a chance to win a TLV trash-pack! Send your entries to EMAIL and be sure to put contest in the subject field. Enter as many times as you like. Your photo will be placed on the fan photos page and the winners will be chosen by TLV when they return home from the UK. Winners will be announced no later than 30 April Rebel Rebel will be playing at The Anarchy Library in Downey on 9 April. The band are also pleased to announce that they will be signing with Apokolypse Records in France and the first release will be a special edition split CD with Undercover Slut Hanoi Rocks have posted sound clips from their upcoming CD, "Another Hostile Takeover", at their new official website HIM have entered Los Angeles' Paramour studios to work on the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal". According to singer Ville Valo, the as-yet-untitled album, will feature "really fast songs but with a melodic punky MISFITS feel to them." "Basically it's me being gay and the rest of the guys being even more gay to try to be metal" A brand new Suffrajets track 'Sold' will be released as a download only single on 2 May Perris Records is proud to announce a giveaway of an Dangerous Toys "Self Titled" Gold Award commemorating 500,000 albums sold. The winner will also get his name on the award. The first 50 customers that buy the Hollywood Hairspray DVD from Perris will go into a drawing to win the Gold record. The drawing will be held on April 8th. Hurry and buy now! You have a one in fifty chance of winning. Dangerous Toys is appearing on the Hollywood Hairspray DVD with the unreleased video "Pissed". The picture of the award and details regarding the DVD is posted at Perris web site Good news: AntiProduct announce their first complete European Tour taking them to the deepest, darkest parts of the Continent for the very first time. Bad news: Drummer/madman Simon Gonk will not be playing with AntiProduct for 3 (three) months due to doctors orders Cambio di nome per gli Hollywood Killerz, ora The Anti:Heroes. Al momento la band sta lavorando su nuovi pezzi, alcuni dei quali saranno presentati al concerto di spalla ai Private Line al Barrumba di Torino il prossimo 1 aprile. Il nuovo sito web "Camp Utopia", the new low-budget horror movie starring former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, will be released on DVD on May 17 Malice in Wonderland has just recruited the multi-talented musician Øyvind Madsen (Vulture Industries, Sulphur, ex-Enslaved etc.) as a new live member on keys. Øyvind actually played a gig with MiW in 2002 - just before Rob Cruel joined the band and the band is looking forward to work with him again HANOI ROCKS Official Web Site Moves To New Location. "Due to certain past circumstances, the address 'hanoirocks.com' is owned by undesirable individuals ultimately set out to hurt us. Like now for example, just as we're starting to do well with a brilliant new album coming out and a killer live band they shut down the site claiming there are unpaid bills, when in fact not one bill has been sent to us yet! Unlike our previous 'damagement' we believe in paying our bills. This is all very predictable and reminds me of what my one time dear old friend, the late great Stiv Bators used to say: 'The closer you get to a real good thing, the more the 'Little Demons' try to mess with you! So hereby we eliminate the 'hanoirocks.com' with all its problems and the new only official HANOI ROCKS website address tentatively starting this Tuesday, the 22nd of March is URL HIM have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming months: Jun. 03 - Rock Im Park - Nürnberg, GER; Jun. 05 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring, GER; Jun. 11 - Download Festival - Donington, UK; Jul. 09 - Ruisrock - Turku, FIN; Aug. 13 - Summer Sonic - Tokyo, JPN; Aug. 14 - Summer Sonic - Osaka, JPN. These will be the only festivals H.I.M. will play this year, according to a posting on the group's official website Davy and the Band (Vain) are putting the finishing touches on their new CD to follow up their 2000 release, In From Out of Nowhere. Davy reports that the new CD will feature at least ten new songs. "This new CD will encompass all of the elements that fans have grown to expect from Davy's music: Pure, raw energy, emotion and attitude," says Jamie Scott, who will be joining Davy, Ashley and Louie by appearing on this CD in its' entirety this time around. "'With In From Out of Nowhere', I showed up toward the end of the recording cycle. Now, I'm really looking forward to contributing my guitar style to this new collection of classic Davy Vain songs." Expect to see the release of the new Vain CD this Spring 2005 The release date for the sophomore Beautiful Creatures CD "Deuce" in Japan on JVC Records is April 21, 2005 Versailles Records has completed work on two as-yet untitled tributes to Bon Jovi (due in late Spring, 2005) and Guns N' Roses (due for release in late 2005, or early 2006) Joel Ellis, the vocalist for "the first and only intercontinental Japanese/American rock band in music history", has launched the official Cats In Boots website. The site (currently still a work in progress) features photos, magazine articles (in both English and Japanese) and a store in which you can purchase all the Cats In Boots releases as well as the elusive Ellis Island album. Keep checking out the website for news and articles on Joel Ellis and Cats In Boots The Yo-Yo's are back and will be doing a short UK tour in April. The dates are: 7th - Winchester Railway Inn; 8th - Welwyn Garden City Dr. Tonics; 9th - Nottingham Rock City; 10th - Stourbridge Rock Café; 12th - London Camden Underworld Gemini Five has landed a deal with the American label 'Cleopatra Records' and will launch 'Babylon Rockets' in the USA during the summer. The new album 'Black: Anthem' is due for a May release Wednesday 13 has announced his "From Here To Horrorwood" U.S. tour beginning on April 28. Support at all dates will come from Dead Star Assembly HIM will be releasing a new DVD, entitled "Love Metal Archives Vol. 1", in Europe in late April/early May. The disc will reportedly contain video or live versions of 53 songs, rare interviews and other special extras HIM have launched the "Heartagram Tattoo Project." Just take a photo of any "Heartagram" tattoos you have on your body, then e-mail it to the band. They are collecting images for a project to be revealed later in 2005 and want their fans to be involved THE*GA*GA*S "Tonight The Midway Shines" is being released across 13 territories in mainland Europe on 9th May. European Festivals dates for this Summer will also soon be confirmed Faster Pussycat have lined up the following tour dates during the coming weeks: Apr. 19 - House of Rock - Baltimore, MD; Apr. 20 - TBA - Harrisburg, PA; Apr. 21 - TBA - Pittston, PA; Apr. 22 - The Continental - New York, NY; Apr. 23 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ; Apr. 24 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY; Apr. 29 - Rio's Bradford, UK; Apr. 30 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK; May 1 - JB's - Dudley, UK; May 2 - The Underworld - London, UK; May 3 - Queens Hall - Nuneaton, UK; May 5 - Indians Saloon Milan, ITA; May 6 - La Gabbia - Bassano Del Grappo, ITA; May 7 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SPA; May 8 - Arena Madrid, SPA Wednesday 13 will release his debut solo album, "Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead" on April 12 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 has been confirmed for the Flippaut Festival 2005, set to take place June 1-2 at the Arena Parco Nord, Bologna, Italy. One-day tickets are available for 35 euros while two-day tickets cost 55 euros According to KissAsylum.com, Eric Singer Project, the band featuring Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, John Corabi and Chuck Garric, will have their debut album repackaged and re-released during summer 2005. The CD will be re-issued as The Eric Singer Project and will include all available tracks and demos that the band recorded back in 1998. Confirmed ESP dates: Apr. 27 Stockholm, SWE @ Mondo; Apr. 28 Copenhagen, DEN @ The Rock; Apr. 29 Helmond, NETH @ Plato; Apr. 30 Babenhausen, GER @ Stadthalle; May 1 Pamplona, SPA @ Artsaia; May 2 Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Former Warrant frontman Jani Lane has lined up the following East Coast dates during March: Mar. 23 @ Mulchahys - Long Island, NY; Mar. 24 @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ; Mar. 25 @ WCCC 106.9 - Hartford, CT (live on-air acoustic performance 8pm); Mar. 26 @ Geraldines - West Springfield, MA; Mar. 27 @ The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT "City By The Dawn" motion picture featuring Undercover Slut "live" appearance in Las Vegas, NV. and Los Angeles, CA. and edited interview with 'O' (filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday the 13) in movie theatres all over North America this coming summer Backyard Babies to headline label's inaugural South By Southwest showcase taking place at Emo's on March 19, also on the bill are Crash Kelly, The Bones, The Black Halos and finally Dirty Americans Backyard Babies has added 1 more show on their Swedish tour: March 31 Salen - HC Social Distortion has added 1 more show (with Backyard Babies and Street Dogs) March 20 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House. Due to previous engagements, Backyard Babies will not do the Las Vegas show on March 23 The Glitterati, release their new single "You Got Nothing On Me" through Atlantic Records. Don't miss the chance to see the guy's on their forthcoming UK headline tour: March 24 Exeter, Cavern; 25 Tunbridge Wells, Forum. April 1 Sheffield, Leadmill; 2 Nottingham, Rock city; 4 Liverpool, Academy; 5 Leeds, Cockpit; 6 Bristol, Fleece & Firkin; 7 Cardiff, Barfly; 8 Northampton, Soundhouse; 9 Oxford, Zodiac; 11 York, Barfly; 12 Edinburgh, Studio 24; 13 Aberdeen, Moshulu; 14 Glasgow, Cathouse; 15 Manchester, Hop & Grape; 16 Stoke, Sugarmill; 17 Birmingham, Academy; 19 Brighton, Concorde; 20 Southampton, Joiners; 21 Colchester, Arts Centre; 22 London, Garage. Their self-titled debut album is set for release April 25 In a brand new interview with Doug Podell of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx confirmed that the group has commenced work on the material for a new studio album According to MelodicRock.com, singer Jeff Scott Soto and guitarist Howie Simon will be performing a very rare one-night-only acoustic set on Thursday, March 24 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California. Showtime is approximately 11pm. You can find directions and info at ClubVodka.com. To promote this show, Jeff and Howie will be guests of DJ Will at KNAC.COM Internet radio on Sunday, March 20 at 11:30am PST. Jeff and Howie will talk about Soto's "Lost In The Translation" CD, Jeff's new band SOUL SIRKUS, and will premiere tracks from the new live TALISMAN CD, "5 Men Live", out on March 21 on Frontiers Records Tommy Lee to release mew album through his own label 'Imprint' Reunited Christian hard rockers Stryper have inked a deal with Big 3 Records. The band are currently in the studio recording a new album that will be released this summer. Stryper will be touring nationally and internationally following the release of their new album. An appearance at the Lorca Rock Festival in Lorca, Spain has been confirmed for Saturday, June 18 High-School Motherfuckers gigs: 11 April - Gambetta - Paris (Fra) with Judasville & Monroes; 17 April - Espace B - Paris (Fra) with Psychopunch & Tracy Gang Pussy; 18 April - Mondo Bizarro - Rennes (Fra) with Psychopunch; 21 May - La Rumeur - Lille (Fra) with Lille-Moulin Rouge & The Marones Hollywood Teasze tribute CD - Shotgun Generation Records will make a tribute of their classic first CD "Glamdolls in toyland" Rock, Glam, Sleaze, Garage, Punk band interested??? Contact Shotgun Generation Records (FRANCE) asap! Bands already confirmed: Boydotcom, High School Motherfuckers, Slamdunk and Tracy Gang Pussy Shotgun Generation Records Next release SGR 69-003 - Nasty Kixx - Hometown blues Coming soon Teasin' Babes - Don't touch my toyz Well it has been promised for some time - and to be honest has taken a bit longer than anticipated - but finally The Wildhearts are proud to finally announce that you can buy Wildhearts Merchandising through the official website Trashlight Vision has new songs up on their website! Go download them and share them with your friends and family There has been a fantastic response from fans of THE*GA*GA*S emailing media (Radio/Press etc) about the band. Thank you for this support. For the moment, however, THE*GA*GA*S would like to ask you to stop emailing the media directly as they don't want to start pissing everyone off The fantastic Silver Ginger 5 album - Black Leather Mojo - is to be re-released this month by Sanctuary Records Brides of Destruction entered the studio on March 7 to officially begin recording their new album, entitled "13 Acres". The follow-up to last year's "Here Come the Brides" will be recorded at a ranch in Malibu with producer Andy Johns, who has previously worked with Guns on the L.A. GUNS' "Waking the Dead" album. A June release via Sanctuary Records is expected Brides of Destruction guitarist Tracii Guns has posted the following message on his official blog: "Ginger was involved in a couple of the songs we wrote for the [upcoming second] album but he is not in the band. I am not at liberty to discuss his personal life. I am sure eventually he will make a post somewhere as to why he is unable to continue with the Brides. He still is living with us and is our brother." Meanwhile, Ginger has sent out the following update to The Wildhearts' mailing list: "The Brides thing didn't work out, so I'm staying on here in Malibu and I'm going to relax (for the first time in my life) and wait for something to turn up. Been writing a ton of stuff, and I'm going to be writing with Ricky Warwick [ex-The Almighty] next week. He also has a solo acoustic spot at a place called The Joint, and I'm going to be getting up onstage with him next Wednesday to play a few cover songs. It's on Pico and Robertson, if anyone is interested. Maybe I'll see some friendly list people at the bar? Other than that I'm mending well, and have some really good friends around me, and that's as important as anything in the world at the moment" Hanoi Rocks guitarist Conny Bloom suffering From 'After-Tour Jet Lag Blues' Tigertailz have secured a record deal with SANCTUARY RECORDS for the reissue of the BEZERK & BANZAI albums. The release dates are scheduled for May/June this year and both albums will have new artwork done by Pepsi Tate! Whilst the front covers will look the same there will be a re-work of the inside sleeve design containing unreleased photos of the band. Also, both albums will each feature a new Bonus track... BEZERK will feature the original version of 'Love Junkie' and BANZAI will have the song 'Love Can Kill' - both songs are the unreleased versions from the original Wazbones recordings in 1992 B*Movie Heroes have just confirmed a special one off show to celebrate releasing their new "Still No Surrender" EP. It's at Drummonds Bar in New Street, Worcester, UK on Wednesday 30th March. There are plenty of drinks promotions on (how does £1.50 for any bottle or pint sound?) with a bar until midnight (so book the next day off work!) London guitar show @ Wembley Conference Centre May 7th and 8th Entre deux sessions d'enregistrement les High-School Motherfuckers reprennent la route: 11/04/2005 au Gambetta (Paris) avec Judasville (Holl) & Monroes; 17/04/2005 à l'espace B (Paris) avec Psychopunch (Swe) & Tracy Gang Pussy; 21/05/2005 à La Rumeur (Lille) avec Lille-Moulin Rouge & Les Marones Rockets To Ruin forthcoming gig: Friday 3/18 @ The Loft (formerly Vinyl), 1374 West Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA If anyone has a spare half hour and wants to help promote THE*GA*GA*S please send an email to any (or all) of the following with your own personal views on the band and their debut album "Tonight The Midway Shines": Ian Camfield (XFM Radio); Jo Whiley (BBC); Rock Sound; Kerrang; NME; Metal Hammer; XFM Cosmic Ballroom appears on the compilation-album Make Some Noise! Other bands appearing are The Hives, Turbonegro, Millencollin and more. In other news, Cosmic Ballroom just shot the first video for the forthcoming album Your drug of choice Don't forget that the new Simple Plan UK website is now up and running at URL log on and get the chance to preview tracks from the album, and receive personal updates from the band. You will also have the opportunity to enter the brilliant competition to win tickets to see Simple Plan supporting Green Day in Milton Keynes on Sunday 19th June American Hi-Fi are going to be playing on Carson Daly April 5th (more info to follow) Tsar on tour: March 11 @ The Scene, Glendale, CA @ 10pm; March 12 @ Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas; 13 March @ Jugheads, Phoenix, AZ @ 10pm; March 14 @ Hiney's, El Paso, TX @ 9:30pm; March 15 @ Handlebars, El Paso, TX @ 9pm; March 17 @ SXSW (Hard Rock Café) Austin, TX @ 2:30pm (guest list only); March 19 @ The Nick, 2514 10th Ave, S. Birmingham, AL @ 9pm; March 20 @ Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC @ 9pm; March 21 @ Milestones, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC @ 9pm Silvertide To Open For Motley Crue On Select Tour Dates ***NEW VIDEO FOR ROBIN BLACK'S 'WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME' RELEASED*** The cartoony new video for Robin Black has been released in Canada on muchmusic and MTV canada. Please find ways to request the new song for the radio and the new video at URL THE*GA*GA*S new single (Left of Centre) will be released 11 April on CD/Vinyl. You can pre order your copies for delivery to you on 11th April, by going to URL Nancy @ Delinquent Records is looking for vendors for DelinquentFest 2005 in New Orleans Septmeber 9,10th & 11th. Goth - Glam - Rock - Metal - Industrial clothing, jewelry, specialty items. Check out the website for more info and advance tickets URL or EMAIL Former Seduce guitarist David Black has joined the band CRUD, which also features Mark Dombroski (The Void, The Bodies, Bradford Youth Gang, Sponge) and Jim Paluzzi (Trash Brats, Screaming Freaks, Eyes) Adam Bomb States that they were treated worse by Hanoi Rocks on their recent tour than any other band he's supported in his career. On future news Adam Bomb will return to the UK in May & June for a short 30 day tour ending with a headline show at Nottingham Rock City on June 11. Before that it's off to Hawaii to record a new studio album that is yet untitled but will feature a newly recorded version of Angry Angry Get the full versions of 2 fantastic, catchy-as-hell rock and roll songs by The Hopeless, to download for free visit URL Starlet Suicide have a new look on their website and new session pictures have been uploaded, be sure to check it out See Velvet Revolver with special guest Hoobastank. Check your local listings for details See Crash Kelly during their Southern Ontario dates supporting Robin Black "Instant Classic" Tour or at their upcoming Music Festival Showcases in March: Canadian Music Week - Toronto at the Bovine Sex Club on Saturday March 5 at 1am; South by Southwest - Austin at EMO's on Saturday March 19 at 10pm Red White & Crue the new 2 disc anthology in stores now Motley Crue and Motley.com are pleased to announce a complete listing of new dates for the Carnival of Sins Tour 2005! Be sure to check the Motley.com website for further details Revlon Red will be appearing at 9pm sharp in the only L.A. County show of Brides of Destruction (feat: Tracii Guns, London Legrand, Scot Coogan & Ginger), along with Beautiful Creatures (feat: Joe Leste, Anthony Focx, Kenny Kweens), and Dog Days on 2 March @ the Key Club. 9039 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood In support of their newly released DVD "Jetlag - The Movie" and Live album "Live in Paris", Backyard Babies will do a run of Swedish dates upon their arrival back from the US. March: 25 Kalmar - Palace; 26 Ljungby - Garvaren; 28 Are - Country Club; 30 Orebro - A Andra Sidan. April: 2 Karlskoga - Wictoria Backyard Babies have added 2 more headline dates for the US: March 11 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks and March 16 Long Beach, CA - Alex´s Bar Do you remember "The Pink and The Black" or "More Black than Black" or even "Industrial Baby" compilations released by Delinquent Records? If so, and your band was on there and you are in the same band or a new band, contact Nancy @ EMAIL Delinquent are putting together DELINQUENT FEST 2005! Plans for Delinquent Fest are for September in New Orleans! For bands to play, promote and hang out, venders, shows and everything else Delinquent! Contact Nancy for more info Peppermint Creeps full length video for 'Lesbian' now online It's that time of the year again! Back by popular demand, Perris Records is looking for bands for Hollywood Hairspray Vol.4. Volume 3 was our best selling Hollywood Hairspray to date. Hollywood Hairspray is great way to expose your band to thousands of Hard Rock/Glam music buyers worldwide. It's a perfect and free way to promote your band's new material and upcoming releases. As usual, Hollywood Hairspray cost the artists/bands no money to be on. Volume 4 will coincide with Perris Record's first DVD title "Hollywood Hairspray The DVD" Look for the DVD in April 2005. The deadline for material submission is May 1st, 2005. Please send a CD and BIO with Pictures to: George Brautigam, c/o Perris Records A&R Dept., 530 Woodside Ave., Berwyn, PA, 19312, USA, Dept: Hollywood Hairspray Members of Canadian rock band 54*40 announce the departure of long-time guitarist and friend Phil Comparelli due to personal reasons Freewheeler have added a couple of new Mp3 samples to listen to on the website. All four songs available for download come from their Lil' Rock'n'Roll E.P. which you can now order direct from the site The release date in North America for the new Backyard Babies CD 'Tinnitus' is set to 4 April 2005 on Liquor & Poker Music It's with profound joy and excitement that the Tsar organization announces Tsar's signing with New York label TVT Records Devil Sinn (a sleaze rock band from Germany) are looking for a new lead guitarist, be sure to check out the bands website and contact them if you're interested Silver Needle has been chosen to showcase at SWSW on Saturday 19 March @ Spiro's on 6th St. in Austin, Texas The Suffrajets will be heading back into the studio to complete work on their debut album and thesuffrajets.com is teaming up with Tough Cookie to give you a chance to hear a track from the album with the release of current set-closer Sold as a download single on 2 May Electra-Kill are looking for a live keyboard player and drummer... Rehersals are going to take place in Cleveland, OH to get the band ready for the live events... If you are serious and think you are good enough to play their music then drop them a line Dope Stars Inc. signed a record deal with the German Trisol Music Group GmbH who have also worked with successful acts like London After Midnight, Christian Death and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. Dope Stars Inc. also dealed a contract with 4RT Management, currently working on the band's career development. The band is already in studio recording the long-awaited debut album 'New Breed Of Digital Fuckers', that will be released Spring/Summer 2005 Nikki Sixx wins lawsuit Fillmore Slim to be in adult film! CPI home video and Metro home video presents "If It Ain't Black Take It Back 3" featuring Fillmore Slim's song 'Dirty Dog Blues' for more info and ordering, go to URL Stellar Tuesday will be playing live on 19 Feb, 8pm @ The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NYC, doors open at 7:30pm All Ages Show Original Tigertailz memberz Steevi Jaimz (vocals) and Ace Finchum (drumz) are back with a new line up and forthcoming new album. They have 2 Italian dates fully confirmed, 26th and 27th March 2005, the latter being the Glam Attakk Festival, Turin, for further information visit URL Hollywood Killerz' last show venerdì 18 febbraio 2005 - GEKOO, cso Vercelli 332/M - Ivrea Rock City THE*GA*GA*S debut album (Tonight the Midway Shines) is highest new entry in BBC Official Top 40 Rock albums Chart... charting at 19 Returning from studio recording sessions, AntiProduct hits the road to deepest, darkest Europe, playing its theatrical, Abba/Slayer hybrid-metal for the first time to the all as yet uninitiated. The boys and girls will be returning to the UK in time for festival season following a new spring release. Please contact directly for any interview or Guest List requirements for the upcoming shows in any of the territories for reviews or drunken, unrequited nights out (check website for tour dates) Peter Blast will be joining forces w/ France's The Lost Cowboy Heroes to form new band 'Peter Blast Ex's in Exile', Peter will be in France hopefully come May 2005 to work on a new CD and to play lots and lots of live gigs, make sure to keep watch on his site and on here for future information American Hi-Fi are going to be playing an exclusive gig at Arlene's Grocery, NYC on March 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale at 7pm sharp and it's very limited (the rest are reserved for industry). It's 18+ to get in and ticket price is $10 Fillmore Slim have added a 5th member to the band, a new bass player named Jodi Roxx, Miss Storms will now be playing rhythm guitar, which in turn will give Vic all the freedom he wants on the stage again, be sure to look out for tour dates coming soon to the Tampa Fl area and of course, NYC and low n' behold, LA (hopefully May 2005) The 5th Annual CrueFest Hollywood, July 30th, 2005 @ Whisky A Go-Go Hollywood, Ca. Call and reserve your room today 323-464-8344(must say Cruefest when calling) Tracy Gang Pussy shows: MARDI 15 MARS - 21h - Club Gambetta - 104 Rue De, Bagnolet - Paris - France; JEUDI 24 MARS - 21h - Cafe De la Plage - 59 Rue De Charonne - Paris - France Now's the time to get hold of some amazing Rachel Stamp merchandise. The band have a massive sale on from now until the 28th Feb and prices have been cut in half Everything @ the Velvet Revolver store is half price for the Next 2 Weeks Meet "Pretty Boy Floyd" featuring Steve Sex Summers, and The Peppermint Creeps on Saturday 19 February from 9pm to 12pm @ The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Hollywood Rachel Stamp's rendition of the Warren Zevon song Carmelita is to be included on a new tribute to the late singer/songwriter. Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon will be released by Wampus Multimedia in the States on March 30. For updates on this release, bookmark this page. One dollar from each sale of the CD will go to the American Cancer Society Crystal Pistol has just completed their first full-length album, to be released in stores across Canada March 29 2005. This week they release a previously unheard track, "Watch you Bleed", from the self titled album, to Vancouvers own rock radio station, 99.3 The Fox, as well as many other rock radio stations across Canada The Stuff get Australian release: The Stuff's debut album will get its release in Australia via new exciting label Big records in 2005 The Stuff get released in Italy: Ill Wind Records will release The Stuff's "Pick it Up, Pig Boy" in Italy through EDEL Records. Tentative release date is mid April. The Stuff is already being played by Italian rock DJs and has featured repeatedly on Giulio Caperdoni's Eclettica show on Radio Rock FM Robin Black 'Instant Classic', the long awaited follow up to Planet: Fame will be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday 15 February 2005. The band will be hitting Central and Western Canada on tour in February, March, and April. Stay tuned for the latest listings Many things are changing in the world of Robin Black. With a kicking new album in less than 2 weeks, things are picking up at a heavy pace Three new albums from Ryan Adams in 2005 *Ryan Adams and The Cardinals 'Cold Roses'; *Ryan Adams 'Jacksonville City Lights and *Ryan Adams '29' Bubble will be traveling to Japan on the 24 February for 4 nites at Live Freak in Shinjuku Kick CD 'New Horizon' out now, purchase from Majestic Rock Tramps White Lion Tour Announcement: "I am pleased to announce the line-up, this is the line up for the USA tour and what ever is to come: Guitar - Jamie Law from Australia; Bass - Claus Langeskov from Denmark; Drums - Troy P. Farrell from USA; Keyboard - Henning Wanner from Germany. I have hand picked these players to join me in this new adventure. All are pretty much unknown. But it is exactly what I wanted. All four members of Tramps White Lion are personal friends of mine, and I have played with all before. I trust them, I like them as persons and I know they have the right attitude and passion for this, and they also want to be a part of TWL, and not just a hired gun." See you on the road, Tramp." New Motley Crue CD 'Red, White and Crue... out now The Mansfields sign on for Warped Tour 2005 The Donnas new video 'I Dont Want To Know' has been added to their website THE*GA*GA*S recorded a live session with XFM last Friday for broadcast at a future date. However, the producer and Ian Camfield (DJ) were so blown away by the session that they have brought transmission of the performances forward to 5 February on XFM Ian Camfield Rock Show 9-11pm. The 3 live tracks from THE*GA*GA*S will be interspersed throughout the show. XFM @ 104.9, Sky Channel 864, on DAB or listen online Ben Forrest Davis (Sugarcult) has made a covers CD that he will give you if you purchase the new and improved Roughs CD. If you want just the covers CD, it's 7 bucks. Check out the merchandise section on his website Crash Kelly Canadian Tour Announcement coming soon and don't forget to mark your calendar for: Crash Kelly @ Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Saturday 5 March 5th @ the Bovine Sex Club @ 1:00am The Suffrajets are heading back out on the road, they'll be touring the UK from Sunday 6 February with Towers of London. The tour runs through till Tuesday 22 February finishing up at Camden Underworld. After the tour the girls will be heading back into the studio to finish recording the album they've been working on for the last few months. All the tour dates and latest happenings in The Suffrajets camp can be found on the new website Lillian Axe has put a clip of their new vocalist live debut, singing Misery up on site (under the news link) 'A Break In The Weather' - the Ginger Singles Club collection has now been released. For further details and song clips, check out the Sanctuary Records eCard. The album is available from many online stores including HMV, Amazon and Townsend Records Starlet Suicide will be making the following appearances in Feb: 15 @ Emergenza, Alcazar, David Bagares Gata 15. (Stockholm/Sweden) & 23 @ Patricia, Statsgårdskajen 152. (Stockholm/Sweden), also…make sure you vote for Jennyfer Star as rock girl of the year at Rock Explosion and vote for Starlet Suicide to play @ the Hultsfreds Festival 2005 Social Distortion has added more shows throughout March: 8 Jacksonville, FL - Plush; 9 Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnace; 10 Nashville, TN - Rocketown; 13 Tulsa, OK - Cain´s Ballroom; 15 Tuscon, AZ - Coconuts; 17 San Luis Obispo, CA - Cal. PolyEvents Center; 18 San Diego, CA - Soma; 19 San Diego, CA - Soma. Stay tuned for more Backyard Babies headline dates Lizzy DeVine's new band Vains of Jenna is up and running On February 2 Babylon Bombs will play 2 songs live on the famous Swedish radio station ROCKKLASSIKER 106,7 FM. The show starts at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM (Swedish time) listen here URL The 5th Annual CrueFest Hollywood, 30 July 2005 @ the Whisky A Go-Go Hollywood, CA. Playing this years event will be A Motley Tribute band (fronted by Vince's son Neil Wharton), The Erotics, The Servants, Trashlight Vision, The Peppermint Creeps, and Sabrina Korva. With more to be added. Crüefest sponsors include Jagermeister, The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Samick Guitars, The Whisky A Go Go, Monsters Of Rock Radio Network, and Switch Music. Giveaways/Raffle-Auction Items include Shirts, Stickers, a Samick Guitar, Jagermeister gear, and much more! Tickets are just $30.00 Following January's triumphantly packed out show, Organ Zine/Org Records/organart.com team are back at the born again Marquee, Leicester Square, London, UK on 8 February. Doors are at 7.30pm, first band on at 8pm - door price once more is £5 - but, you can get your name on the guest list for free by going to the Organart website The Brides of Destruction's first rehearsal with ginger was amazing, and in the bands words… "he is shit hot on guitar and we have completed our first song as a band with ginger tonight… fucking amazing... Its on! lets go! We probably wont start recording til we have 12 more songs that are as good or better then the one we finished tonight" TrashLight Vision Video Best Of Seven needs a new bass player ASAP. Please email with a picture and sample of your work Crash Kelly will be on the road this winter and spring supporting 'Penny Pills' in Canada and the US. Check URL for details on upcoming shows, along with a couple of dates to mark on your calendar NOW, if you will be attending Canadian Music Week in Toronto or SxSW in Austin... CMW - Saturday March 5th - plan on getting in to the Bovine Sex Club really early as CRASH KELLY headlines what will certainly be THE Rock n Roll Showcase of the Festival. SxSW - Saturday March 19th - CRASH KELLY invades Austin, Texas in a BIG way. Watch for more details coming soon! Napoleon Blownaparts frontman "Ajax" makes guest appearance in The 69 Eyes video shoot for their hit single Lost Boys! The 69 Eyes used the famed Sunset Strip on a recent hump-day to shoot video for their hit single "Lost Boys". Pro-Skateboarder Bam Margera conducted directing duties for the vid which features a cameo by "Ajax", notorious frontman of the even more notorious Napoleon Blownaparts. The 69Eyes are endorsers of "Ajax" and his work with MadMan Apparel. Exclusive photos from the strip Social Distortion has added a third show in Las Vegas, NV. The tour will now start on Feb 2 Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino "The Joint", Backyard Babies will also do some headline dates along the Social D support tour. The dates so far are: Feb 6 Los Angeles - Key Club & Feb 13 Chicago - Double Door Club, more headline dates will follow The Peppermint Creeps, Scarlet Rose, Toxic Twist, Willow Wisp, Blaq and The Last Dance Live @ The Keyclub, LA on 30 January Here's the promised statement from Ginger in full: "I have been offered the job playing second guitar, as well as helping write the new album, for The Brides Of Destruction. This does not mean that The Wildhearts are over, it just means that I am going through a traumatic time of my life and need a break from being the frontman/chief in charge. My spirits are low and my performance as a lead singer would not be worth the admission fee, believe me. I cannot stop playing music however, and the offer to join The Brides has come at a time where I desperately need to concentrate on something to help me cope, both mentally and emotionally. Tracii and the guys have been so kind to me, and I am more than grateful for their friendship and encouragement. If everyone can kindly allow me the time to heal I would be grateful for the considerate approach to this most unfortunate of times for me. I trust I can count on the fans for support, as opposed to knee jerk opinions and malicious gossip. Thank you, and never take advantage of the love that you have in your life. Ginger" For all you real die hard fans of THE*GA*GA*S there will now be a limited edition 7' vinyl single version of 'SEX' released alongside the CD version: Same release date - 31 January. Album release as before: 7th February Tracy Gang Pussy 'Born To Lose Live To Win' out 25 January, order via URL Custom KISS boots - Motor Cowboy stand alone on the internet as the company that will "Make to Your Measurements" the KISS boots of your dreams. They say they can replicate almost any boot. If you've never visited their show room please take a moment and go to URL As announced by Tracii Guns on the Brides of Destruction website, Ginger has gone to LA to work with the band as a second guitarist and to assist with writing their next album. Ginger will be sending over a statement later in the week (as soon as he sorts out an internet connection etc.), which we'll send out as soon as we get it Obsessive Compulsive are also planning to do a little tour in Spring so if any of you know of any cool venues near where you live that you think they should check out, drop them a line! If you want them to send you any OC promotional flyers email with your full address and how many flyers you'd like. Remember the more people that know about them in your area the more likely they are to get a gig there Due to Brayley leaving Obsessive Compulsive are not going to produce any more copies of 'A demon for every occasion' because they want the next thing they do to be up to date with where they're at now, there are only a couple of hundred copies left so if you want one, buy one ASAP or they might run out before you get the chance! If you live outside the UK you can buy one as normal on the 'compulsive shopping' page of the website and they will cover any extra postage costs, no need to email or anything R50 are looking for a new drummer ASAP. Must have the chops and the look, and most importantly... the attitude! Contact EMAIL for more information FastLane Records/CD Smash Records announce 'BEATLE-ESQUE' A Tribute TO The Beatles. For submission criteria, please email for more information. Deadline for submissions is 31 March 2005 FastLane Records are proud to announce the signing of Minnesota natives ModiFY. ModiFY bring to the table, skilled musicianship and a incredible knack for structured, detailed song writing. Formed in 2002, when Bassist Krys Baratto (Samantha 7/Great White) hooked-up with singer/song writer Lance Stevens and drummer Sean Sauder. After a short lived demo deal with Maverick Records, ModiFY (then known as Mars To Mercury) moved onto other various opportunities, which brings us to the present, when FastLane Records received demos from the band and were amazed that the trio from the Midwest were not already a house-hold name. More details coming soon All new trashlightvision.com launched last night, the US and European tour dates have also been updated New Tour Dates Up! Squad Five-0 US tour w/ Letter Kills, be sure to check out the guys myspace Wednesday 13 will be playing @ Manchester Academy 3 on 11 April Alice Cooper/Twisted Sister UK tickets go on Sale from 9:00am Friday 28 Jan Join the UK undercurrent and help out your favourite artists… A new website has been launched to help spread the word on bands like Hard-Fi, Green Day, The Donnas and more - and they want you to get involved! Click URL and register in the 'community' section and qualify for: The chance to work for your favourite bands *** Free CDs, gig tickets, rare items, even the chance to meet the band! **** Net jukebox featuring unreleased tracks and classic tracks *** Valuable experience in the music industry Freewheeler will be opening for Hanoi Rocks at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, UK on 3 February UK shows for the VAIN tour are now complete and ready to go: May 2005: 21st Rock City, Nottingham; 22nd Rios, Bradford; 24th JB's, Dudley; 25th The Welly, Hull; 27th Meanfiddler, London... the Madrid show on the 28th is also confirmed Backyard Babies have inked a North American deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group's first release for the label will be 'Tinnitus', a compilation of four tracks from each of the group's albums, to be released on 5 April in a deluxe digipak with an embossed cover and a Liquor and Poker music sampler with 16 songs - one track from each band on the roster. The guys will also embark on a US tour supporting Social Distortion beginning on 3 February in Las Vegas Undercover Slut official website completely revamped For those of you living in London (UK), Ian Camfield (a big fan of THE*GA*GA*S) is featuring SEX on his Rock Show (XFM 104.9). Also between 7:30pm - 8:00pm Monday - Thursday Ian is taking requests from fans via TEXT no: 83936 (just text THE*GA*GA*S single "SEX") or Phone: 08712 221 049 if you want to be on air! You can also get XFM via Sky 864, NTL 89, DAB digital radio or listen on the website Updates on Mike Tramps White Lion US Tour Dates (Feb/March) please note the changes on 11 and 12 March: Feb. 20 San Diego, Ca Brick By Brick; Feb. 23 San Francisco, Ca The Pound; Feb. 25 Concord, Ca Bourbon Street; Feb. 26 Las Vegas, Nevada Tailspin; March 2 Dallas, Texas Firewater; March 6 Atlanta. GA The Masquerade; March 9 Charlotte, North Carolina Amos Southland; March 10 Jacksonville, North Carolina Planet Rock; March 11 Springfeild, Va Jaxx; March 12 Baltimore, Maryland House of Rock; March 15 Clifton, New Jersey Dingbats; March 16 Buffalo, New York Rock N Roll Heaven; March 17 Long Island, New York Downtown; March 18 Cleveland, Ohio Peabody's; March 19 Mt. Clemens, Michigan Hayloft Liquor Stand; March 20 Chicago, Ill Chicago City Limits; March 21 Monmouth, ILL Rivoli Theater; March 22 Vailprasio, Indiana Mc Cools; March 26 Santa Ana, Ca Galaxy Theater The Hate Junkies have now got a new drummer and bass player already in place and are doing the 'Raw Talent Rock n Roll Live' TV show which, is a Syndicated Cable show in Los Angeles on Friday night (21.01.05) Sandy Hazard has updated the tunes on The McRackins myspace site, so if you're interested in checkin' out some older tunes, give it a whirl. The direction on their new CD is in this vein but more grandiose in scale/production Chris Jamele wants to let everyone know about his new online store, Sonic Empire Music. They specialise in Melodic Hard Rock, Instrumental Hard Rock/Shred, Progressive, Power, and Melodic Metal, but carry all types of rock and metal. In addition to just browsing the entire catalog from A-Z, they've made it possible to browse a specific genre or sub-genre as well. Product descriptions are also included for each title. They currently have over 2300 titles in stock and ready to ship... and should be more than doubling that in the near future. If a title is listed on the site, then they have it. They do not advertise products they don't physically have in stock. Also, they are always looking for labels and independent artists that would like to sell their product through them, so any inquiries are welcome The Saviours will be playing 21 Jan @ The Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, Maryland, show starts at 9pm (they say eyeliner and black nail polish is required for this show) New UK and Italy Trashlight Vision dates: 6 April @ Rockworld, Manchester, UK; 9 April @ Junction 7, Nottingham, UK; 10 April @ Islington Academy, London, UK; 14 April, Cologne (Milan), Italy, Venue TBA; 15 April @ Transylvania Club, Turin, Italy; 16 April, Transylvania Club, Reggio Emila, Italy and more dates to come. The band are also relaunching their website later this week, so make sure to keep watch Ben Forrest Davis has added new parts to track 'Hate Being Lonely', a song from his new album 'Roughs' on myspace The Hate Junkies seek drummer and Bass player, influences are a mixture of New York Dolls, Motorhead, Motley Crue, Johnny Thunders, Black Flag, Faster Pussycat and Rose Tattoo. To respond either write them on myspace or EMAIL American Sugar Bitch announces new drummer to be Johnny Tuscadero. You can catch Johnny's first show with ASB in NYC on the 22 Jan @ Continental, 25 Third Ave (@ St. Marks), New York A thread posted on the Sludge boards is claiming that Ticketmaster is calling people who ordered Hanoi Rocks tickets for the US mini-tour to say that the shows have been postponed. Visa problems are being blamed for the postponements, contact Ticketmaster to be 100% positive this is the truth Producer Bryan Scott of New World Recording and vocalist of Union Underground has just finished recording Austin based band Spinning Chain. Spinning Chain features former Presence & Union Underground vocalist Jimi Scott and Cherry St. guitarist Taz Loud 'n' Nasty are back and their second release (Perris) has a release date of 31 Jan 2005 After more than a few members dropping out and a few mysteriously vanishing, Swindle-A-Go-Go has been pronounced dead, but haste, Spinx has a new band in the works 'Salvation Star Brigade' Due to public demand, Social Distortion have added some new shows to their tour list: Feb 4 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Feb 23 Boston, MA - Avalon; Feb 26 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom; Mar 1 Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo; Mar 5 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution; Mar 6 St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing Vain UK/European Tour Dates: May 21st Nottingham; 22nd Bradford; 24th Dudley; 25th Manchester TBC; 27th London; 28th Madrid; 30th Germany TBC; 31st Italy TBC; 2nd TBC, with a possible date in Sweden too, keep watch for further updates as and when we receive them If you liked Royal Court of China, be sure to check out vocalist Joe Blanton's new band 'Door No.2' Malice In Wonderland have decided to put up a song 'Lucifers Town' on their site, this is not the final mix and it's not mastered or anything like that, but you'll get an idea. The song will be featured on their upcoming album that will be released April 05 Freewheeler have got some new tracks up on the website to download, drop by, have a listen and let them know what you think Bubble's got one Hollywood show coming up, also playing is Crash Kelly from Toronto: - Wednesday, January 19, Pretty Pussy @ the Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica, Hollywood, CA, 21 & over A new Babylon Bombs website has been launched. The album 'Cracked wide open and bruised' will also be released 2 February 2005, but it's already possible to pre-order it at Smilodons webshop (just follow the link on the Babylon website) OrganZine are running a FREE gig at the London Marquee (Leicester Square), UK this Tuesday 18 Jan - launching the ORGAN RADIO 21 compilation CD - you need to email them to get on the FREE list, otherwise it's £5 on the door. First band on at 8pm Undercover Slut + Rebel Rebel live @ la Scene Bastille - Paris on Saturday 26 February 2005, Doors: 7:30pm, pre-sale tix available via Virgin Megastore The hopeless line-up is complete. Although previously reported, at this time Mikki Twist will not be helping The Hopeless out temporarily. CD available NOW in limited quantities with custom made 'Mini Record Album' Sleeves, personalised by The Hopeless themselves Swedish punk band The Vectors have their new LP 'Still Ill' out now on Busted Heads Records. The album is produced by David Sandstrom and is currently available on limited edition vinyl only. 'Still ill' is the follow up to the controversial 'Rape The Pope' EP that got the band hate mail and death threats from christian pro-life right wingers. The album is the band's 2nd. The first self-titled LP was released in 1998, but censored by the label that released it. A tour of Scandinavia is planned for June 2005 Handsome Devil will be playing the Key Club, Hollywood on 21 Jan. The show is coming up and they are still trying to fill opening slots. If you are interested in playing, contact: Rachel Browne, Key Club Talent Department (310) 274-5800 x540, EMAIL The Faded require a new drummer: hard hitting, high energy and dedicated with good image. The music has recently been compared to The Killers, All-American Rejects, The Cure, Kill Hannah, and David Bowie. If your looking to making music your full time job then contact them with a photo and a link to previous samples of your work. PLEASE, NO SESSION PLAYERS, they are looking for a full time member Backstagekc.com is now open and features the new Swill CD 'killkillkill'. Backstagekc have had great success selling this CD online and now they want to add other artists CDs and merchandise to the mix. PM or email them from the website if you are interested in having your CD sold on site. They're looking for Heavy Metal, Glam, Goth, Punk and Industrial bands. Also, they must be able to sample a track or two to the public. Their rates are pretty reasonable... a $12 CD will get you roughly $8 or $9 return after ecommerce fees and such. They are also looking for bands in these categories who possibly would like to re release their old demos or put out one that never got proper treatment. In other words if you are one of those bands that sees your old stuff on Ebay getting a little money and you'd like a piece of that, get a hold of them! You do not have to be managed by them in order to sell your CDs The time has finally come to release the long-awaited, and much talked about, Backyard Babies DVD! The title is 'Jetlag - The Movie'. On the same date, a live album entitled 'Live Live in Paris' will be released. Release date for both items will be 26 January. Sony BMG Records has teamed up with Swedish record store 'Bengans' for a special pre-order project. Go to CD & DVD if you'd like to pre-order your copies Jupiter Blue LIVE @ the Viper Room - 24 Jan Supposedly Stephen Pearcy and Bobby Blotzer are putting together a "new" RATT 2005, this time without Juan and Warren AntiProduct announces it's last UK Dates for 2005 until August. February sees the band head into the studio to record it's third album, cleverly tentatively titled "AntiProduct". From March onward, the band will be touring extensively in Europe. But don't you fret, they'll be back for festival season. Last UK Dates: Jan 20, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club; Jan 21, Secret Gig; Jan 22, York, Fibbers SR-71 will have hoodies, buttons and new beenies available soon! New merchandise should be up online by 17 Jan. Also, ringtones are available for "1985" Toxic Twist All Ages Show @ the Key Club, Hollywood on 30 Jan @ 7:45pm RS Saidso and band Electra-Kill will be in the LA area for the next month, be sure to catch them if you can Check out the new Stiletta video clip from their show at Imusicast Las Vegas 10 Jan 2005 - Looks like the days of "Girls, Girls, Girls" are over for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. Neil, married girlfriend at the Four Seasons hotel. With MC Hammer officiating, the pair exchanged vows in front of a celebrity crowd that included Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Dennis Rodman and Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick
The Hate Junkies need some support in the UK so they can come over and play, if you know of any venues that will put the guys on, whether it be a bar or a club, drop them a line with the details The Erotics Live this Saturday (15 Jan) night @ The Delancey, NY New Still Life Projector Downloads Electrik - Love Buzz Harmony: The Retroarchives is now available! The Retroarchives features the original 7 songs found on the SOLD-OUT limited edition 1993 EP, "Love Buzz Harmony," plus the near-impossible to find 1989 3-song cassette EP "Shine Candy Shine." BUT WAIT! There's more! 2 newly recorded songs "Count It Joy" and "Daisy" are included as Ultra-Bonus tracks News flash! After announcing that Butch Walker would be cancelling the opening slot on the Japanese club tour with American Hifi and joining the Avril Lavigne Japanese Arena tour, he was informed (after the fact) that all of the Avril dates were sold out. You know what that means… it means that anyone who was planning to see him opening for Hifi, would not be able to see me open for Avril. So he decided that he would make a few calls and see what he could do. He will be doing both tours at the same time! Yes, you heard it... check out Butch's website for the new tour schedule Confirmed Mike Tramp USA tour dates (more to be announced shortly) February 18 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick; 23 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF; March 9 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend; 10 Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock; 16 Cheektowaga, NY @ Rock n' Roll Heaven; 17 Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown; 18 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under; 19 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand; 21 Monmouth, IL @ Rivoli Theatre Want a FREE Rockets To Ruin CD? Drop by their myspace page and read the latest blog to find out how Check out Ky Anto's updated website and be sure to give him all your support A quick note about Ginger's next release - A Break In The Weather. Sanctuary Records have an eCard with details, tracklist and sound-clips (including clips of the new songs!). You can check it out at URL. The album will be released on 31 Jan and is available online from both HMV and Amazon A year ago Riot Promotions was born to arrange charity gigs in Nottingham (UK) for Cancer Research. The Renegade Playboys (London), Deadtime Stories (Dudley) and New Generation Superstars (Leicester) have decided to take their destiny into their own hands and say to the music industry that they are not going to just wait to be noticed. Riot Promotions have booked a 6 date national tour and hired a 16 berth tour bus to take "The Heartthrob Tour 2005" on the road. This is all self financed equally by everyone involved and as such is a brave, independent attempt to bring new and exciting talent to the country without depending on the "industry". Who knows - perhaps through events like this they might break new ground without the constriction and compromise so often required by the record business. The tour itinery is as follows: 14 February - Leicester, The Shed; 15 February - Stourbridge, Rock Cafe 2000; 16 February - Camberley, The Agincourt; 17 February - Kingston Upon Thames, The Peel; 18 February - Nottingham, Junktion 7; 19 February - Bradford, Rio's. For more information on the tour and the bands including mp3 downloads, visit URL Ben Forrest Davis has put up new pics and 4 new mixes of songs Primadonnaz now have a myspace music page with 3 songs, new pix, bio, etc. so check it out at: PRIMADONNAZUSA01 in the music section of myspace Cord Stone's 'Into You' has made it to #1 in the power pop charts at Garage Band.com Get yourself along to Bubble's only gig in January: 19 Jan @ the Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, 11pm Atlanta Music Unites - Citywide Benefit for Tsunami Victims including Rockets To Ruin, 19 January @ 10 High, 816 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta. Cost $10, doors open 8:30pm doors open 8:30pm. For more info visit URL American Heartbreak have agreed to terms with the California based Jeff Keller Management LLC (Law and Order, Jaime St. James/Black 'N Blue, Nicodemus). The band has completed a new album and Jeff Keller Management LLC are currently seeking licensing for the release Mike Monroe "as far as Stevie Klasson [guitar] is concerned, we were only kidding. The rumours were actually true: Conny Bloom is in fact our new guitar player (It was a long joke, but it worked). While you may have been on vacation, we've been working overtime. We've just about finished the fresh new Hanoi Rocks album entitled 'Another Hostile Takeover' and I think it's a bit of a masterpiece. But then again what else would ya expect? (he says humbly) Unfortunately, it won't be released until April due to 'simultaneous release' clauses in our record deals around the world.... I would think there'd be a single or an EP out way before then, though" Butch Walker has major plans for a benefit (Tsunami) of some sort in the works, until then, do your part and contact the red cross online to do what you can. Butch is also planning on releasing a new single off his record Letters, and finally, due to the Avril tour going so well in North America, they have asked him to join the Asian Tour, he apologies to anyone who was expecting to see him play with American Hifi in March, he says after he's done the Arena tour, he'll be back to do a headlining club tour in Japan to make up for it Candy Ass is over. Yep you read it right. Dry your eyes and read on because they've got something better. They are pleased to announce their new band: Pretty Boys The Hate Junkies are going to have CD's for sale within the next 2 weeks, if anyone wants a copy, contact the band and they'll hook you up Brides of Destruction will be playing The Key Club, Hollywood 2 March and The Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana on 3 March Toxic Twist now has a message board up and running Blabbermouth have reported that HIM frontman Ville Valo will be recording a solo album this year that is expected to be released before the new HIM CD. The solo effort will apparently be inspired by 'country' music and Ville's recent work on Apocalyptica's 'Bittersweet' video, and will include the songs 'Under the Rose', 'Face of God' and 'Have No Fear', which were performed by Valo during a recent live appearance. The new H.I.M. album, which is presently untitled, will reportedly be recorded at the Paramour studio in L.A. with producer Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, SEPULTURA) and is expected to be released September / October 2005 via Sire Records. Ville told the Finnish Iltalehti newspaper last week that he will write 13 songs for the album over a two-month period, because "I do my best work under pressure" Peppermint Creeps will be representing Greg Bennett guitars (formerly Samick guitars) @ this years NAMM Convention. Samick owns Silvertone, which manufactures the Paul Stanley Apocalypse guitar and the Peppermint Creeps and Paul Stanley will have booths right next to each other George Lynch is opening 2005 with a bang! New west coast tour dates for January have been added to the tour schedule that takes George into NAMM! For more details on the schedule, go to URL. While at the Winter NAMM convention in Anaheim January 2005, George will be making appearances at Roland, Seymour Duncan and Morley to name a few on Jan. 21-22. Also on tap is his participation with the ESP Guitars 30th Anniversary celebration. The long anticipated Lynch Mob Live DVD will be released with a street date of 4 January 2005