Archive News - 2006 (Part 3)

Glitzine faves Rockets to Ruin have a forthcoming tour lined up as follows Oct 14th Soho, Columbus, GA; Oct 21st Tabernacle (with Paul Stanley) Atlanta, GA; Oct 26th Smith's Olde Bar (with Supagroup) Atlanta, GA; Nov 1st State Theater (with Skid Row, King's X and Nashville Pussy) St Petersburg, FL; Nov 2nd Jack Rabbits (with Skid Row + Nashville Pussy) Jacksonville, FL, Nov 3rd Center Stage (With Skid Row, King's X + Nashville Pussy) Atlanta, GA; Nov 4th Lincoln Theater (With Skid Row, King's X + Nashville Pussy) Raleigh, NC Gemini Five are having a release party for their new single Black Anthem at Club Crazy Nights, Stockholm on October 20th (18's and over) Zombina and the Skeletones new album Death Valley High came back from the factory a couple of weeks ago and will be available in all good indie stores across the UK from Monday December 11th or from URL from Saturday October 21st Mean Idols have a brand new CD out on the 21st October and some upcoming gigs 21st October Peltolammin Saluuna, Tampere and 9th December Vastavirta Klubi, Tampere. If you want to see the playing live in your town,ask your local clubs Salvation Star Brigade are proud to announce that they will be joined by Peter London (Crash Diet) on bass for their forthcoming gigs Jimmy Bones has left the Salvation building due to musical disagreements, chemistry and lack of time. Check out the song "Sometimes" for the Dogs D'amour tribute, at URL Following their success in the USA last month The Glitterati are back out on the road with a headline UK tour from 7th to 30th October . To find out more about the tour or to help promote the tour please log on to URL and check out the latest blog to find out how to get tickets Naked Beggars are on tour between 5th October and 2nd December across the US. For full dates and venues check out URL. The band are also showcasing their new drummer Lisa Rav and will be working on their 3rd album in December The long awaited debut 12 track LP from The New Romantics is finally available for purchase worldwide. $12 postpaid anywhere in the U.S or $15 postpaid anywhere in the world On November 18th in Nottingham, rock legends Vain and Tigertailz will be taking over the MG Ballroom in Nottingham alongside the cream of the UK rock talent such as Kid Ego, Red Star Rebels, Rattlesnake Remedy and more for the inaugural Wildside! Tickets are on sale now online, with full details (location, lineup, travel, accomodation, etc) at wildsidefestival so get them quick whilst you can Violent Divine have been awarded 'Best New Band of 2006' at Rock N Roll Universe Bit of a news round up for you - plenty going on in Ginger-land. First up tour dates, Ginger is touring in October, playing several dates in Japan with Ginger and the Sonic Circus, and later in the month playing UK solo shows. There will also be Sonic Circus warm-up shows in Southampton and near Birmingham later this week. Dates are listed below, please see the live page for full details. An exclusive new song 'Black Windows' from Ginger's forthcoming album Yoni is now on URL. Says Ginger: "It's unmastered right now, but I couldn't wait for everyone to hear new drummer Denzel tearing the living shit out of his drum kit. Check this guy out, he's sick. Please let the world know, and tell them all to tell someone else!" On Sunday 8th October 2006 "The Black Country Rock Festival" will take place at the Robin 2 in Bilston near Wolverhampton. The show will feature 5 of the best rock bands from the West Midlands and will provide them all with a stage to showcase their talents. Rattlesnake Remedy, Sweet Seduction, Silver-Jet, Killin' Zoe & Nine Livez will all play a 100% storming rock n roll show, for all the rock fans in the Midlands. Tickets will be £4.50 in advance, and the door entry price will be more expensive. Doors open 6.30pm and the show will end at approximately 11pm. For any press or band enquiries contact URL Trashlight Vision have a pretty impressive tour lined up which takes them across the USA and Europe and then back to the good 'ole US again. Check out the website for a full list including shows with legendary punks 45 Grave Yahoo will be putting Butch Walker in their weekly "Dig It Or Dis It" poll here and the band is looking for your votes Hardcore Superstar is going back to Japan! They will do three shows in Japan - Tokyo, Nagoya and Hiroshima. That means that the Italian shows have been moved and the two Spanish shows have unfortunately been cancelled. Make sure to get your tickets now! The live DVD "Live at Sticky Fingers" is now available in Europe and it will soon be released in Japan as well. Make sure to get your own copy! For full European and Japanese tour dates go to URL It's A New Era in the Peppermint Creeps history of late but they've made some changes to their website which you can check out here. The band will also be playing a Halloween Show at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood on October 27th, 2006 at 11:00pm (w/ Hollywood Roses - GnR Tribute Band) Want 4 Starlet Suicide songs for free? Then just go to URL and chose "download" in the menu. Glitzine writer Rev G. came off his bike recently and all the staff and contributors would like to wish the Rev all the best towards a speedy recovery. All the best mate! "Check this out motherfuckers!!" Its finally been re-released! Alleycat Scratch's legendary Dead Boys in Trash City CD is now out on Regeneration Records and comes with a jammed packed bonus DVD. For orders go to URL. For a full review of the album click here Glitzine Deadboys Review Spit Like This have confirmed dates for a UK tour as follows. September 22nd Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, Surrey, 28th Electric Ballroom, London, October 2nd Old Post Office, Chatham, Kent, 13th Man On The Moon, Cambridge, November 5th Iguana, Egham, Surrey, 17th Ruskin Arms, London, December 8th Ruskin Arms, London. There are lots more dates that are to be confirmed so keep checking here for details or if you are a promoter, get in touch here. The last of some 256 existent, hand-made-by-the-band, copies of AntiProduct's take on Good Vibrations are available to buy online at here This 4-track EP has the band's mix and features different art-work and liner notes to the official release in October. It includes three never-to-be-re-released AntiProduct trax (including the very first demo Good Vibrations) For a limited time only you can buy all 3 Screaming Tarts compilation albums for £10. The albums feature tracks by Drugdealer Cheerleader, Plan A, Rachel Stamp, Tat, Antiproduct, Phluid, Kinesis, Planet of Women, B*Movie Heroes, Miss Black America, McQueen, Robin Black, Zen Motel, Disarm, My Ruin, Patchwork Grace, David R Black, King Lizard, Devilish Presley, Teenage Casket Company, and more. See URL for the full tracklistings and orders Finish hardrockers Wolfchild are hittin' the road to promote their debut album on Perris records. September 22nd, K, Lohja, 28th Hevimesta, Helsinki, October 7th Private party, Hyvinkää, 14th Rot Rat, Turenki, 15th Semifinal, Helsinki and 11th Jan 2007 in Torvi, Lahti. More dates to follow Dutch in-your-face punk'n'rollers Duitse Herder (German Shepherd) are about to hit Sweden again. Check them out at URL or URL Detroit Glam Rocker Vic Wayne, founder of Fillmore Slim, needs your support. He is currently serving time for a crime he did not commit (due out in Spring of 2007) but is continuing to write new music for a new solo project. His band has turned their backs on him and has attempted to take credit for his music. Would you at all be interested in doing an interview with him directly from the jail? Check out more of his story (quite the drama) here Zombina and the Skeletones singles compilation "Monsters On 45" is finally being released on September 4th. There aren't many copies left (due to it being a bit more popular than expected) so you're really going to have to move fast if you want to get a copy. For a list of UK retailers and outlets go to URL The fine folks at Troma Entertainment have just finished work on their new movie "Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead", and they're looking for places to show it. Wherever you are in the world, please let them know if there's an independant cinema near you and they'll pass the information on to them UK Based sleaze-rock band Jackviper have recently signed a deal to have their latest tune 'Spider to the Fly' pre-loaded onto 500,000 MP3 players (Creative Labs Zen V), which will be available to buy all over Europe and the Russian territories. Jackviper are officially the first unsigned band in history to have a full track pre-loaded onto this quantity of commercially avaible MP3 players Looking for a photographer in the north west of the UK for your band shoots? email David Logan for further info Swedish rockers Salvation Star Brigade have a new demo called "So Porno-Crapically Correct" out now. More info and tour dates at URL After three weeks of touring, including sold-out headline shows and headline stealing festival appearances, the all-new, all-destroying, fire breathing AntiProduct is happy to announce signing to UK based label, Reach Around Music. The first new AntiProduct release for the label is Good Vibrations (with accompanying video) at the tail end of October, 40 years to the day of the original's release in the UK. It will be available in all stores, on line and digital formats. There will be tour dates spanning the UK and Europe with discussions of US college campus invasions in the works The new live Hardcore Superstar DVD "Live at Sticky Fingers" will be released all over Europe in September 15th. This is the first live DVD with the band ever. It was recorded in their hometown Gothenburg this year. It also contains some backstage clips with the band. Make sure to get your own copy. Don't miss your chance to see the band live on their upcoming European tour in September. For a whole list of dates in Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the UK, check out the Hardcore Superstar website at URL Obsessive Compulsive have been busy recently recording a new EP and booking a tour for autumn/winter time. They have an exclusive new track on their myspace page called 'God Shaped Hole' which will be the first track on the new EP The Corpses of Thought out by October at the very latest. There are also a bunch of dates up there, 15 confirmed so far, more coming in on a daily basis. The new website will be up again to coincide with the EP release August 21st sees the release of the debut Patchwork Grace single 'Zebra' on both CD, through Cargo distribution, and digital download through i-Tunes. The band are currently on their first ever UK tour Teenage Casket Company have just returned from an extremely successful US tour with the Erotics and Vains of Jenna and are currently booking shows in support of their brand new EP 'Eat Your Heart Out' which like the debut album 'Dial It UP' is being met with awesome reviews. The band have also launched their brand new website at URL Toronto rockers Crash Kelly wrapped up their 10 day US CD release tour for Electric Satisfaction with a show at the Key Club in Hollywood with the "best gig in Hollywood" direct support for the Metal Skool Show. Check out the press release for a Crash Kelly wrap up and the attached video to see who else got Skooled at the Key Club The Keri Kelli site has been updated with new Alice Cooper Photos and dates have been added. There is a show with the Rolling Stones, and rumors of a few more possible dates with them Undercover Slut are currently on their “Genocide, Homicide & Suicide” Amerikkka tour in the US with CD release parties and performances as follows: 8th and 9th The Pussycat Lounge, New York City; 11th Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas; 12th Rainbow, Las Vegas; 14th Hard Rock Café, Beverly Hills; 15th FlashRock, North Hollywood; 16th Club Fiend @The Dragonfly, Hollywood; 17th Vinyl Fetish, Hollywood; 18th The Zombie Lounge, San Diego; 19th Micheal’s Pub, North Hollywood; 20th Music+ TV, Los Angeles; 21st: Rainbow, Los Angeles. Their new CD entitled The Van Gogh Disease is out in the U.S.A. on August 8th 2006 Starlet Suicide have announced two upcoming gigs : 26th August at the Tanto Rock Festival, Stockholm, Sweden and 16th September at the Club Sisters, Söderhamn, Sweden. More info at URL Fans of the Glitterati should check out a new band... Freedom High, a new London based rock 'n' roll band. To find out more about the band (and listen to some of the tunes!) check out the brand new website. The band currently has a number of London dates booked 11th August Bullet Bar, London and 12th August Clockwork, London Rebel Rebel have released their new CD France Comes Alive available now at URL. The CD contains a full live set from the gig at La Scence Bastile with Undercover Slut plus two new studio Hell City Glamours have been putting the finishing touches on their latest recording and they’ll be blasting off that launch very soon. But in the meantime, they’ve got a couple of shows coming up which will give you a taste of their recorded goodies to come. If you’re in Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra you won’t want to miss these shows: August 5th Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne; 11th Manly Fishos, Sydney; 12th Spectrum, Darlinghurst, Sydney; September 1st Manly Youth Centre; Sydney and 9th Anu Bar, Canberra Velvet Revolver are revving up the motor and will hit the stage for the first time in a while. The band has been working on songs for their second album but as yet no further details are available – watch this space! The band have also ‘slashed’ prices on their official merchandise, everything in the store (except for music) will be reduced by 41% starting on Friday, July 21st and running through the following Friday, July 28th Pretty Boys are looking for your help by way of voting for them in a competition to win a music video directed by Pink. Just log on to URL and click away each day until 14th August. You can check out the boys here Trash-Stock UK kicks off on Friday 18 August with Devilish Presley, Patchwork Grace, Drugdealer Cheerleader and Snakeskin. On Saturday 19 August the line-up is the Glitterati, the High Society, Disarm, Zen Motel and Headrush. Junktion7, Nottingham, 9pm - 2am, Fri 18 - £6 on the door, Sat 19 - £8 on the door, Fri and Sat Ticket - £12 Fresh back from recording in Los Angeles, AntiProduct, hit the road again for another round AntiProduct style rumpee-pumpee with legendary Marky Ramone, as well as headline shows of their own. Expect an all-new bedlam as Chris Catalyst of The Sisters of Mercy and the one man army known as RoboChrist steps in to aid AntiProduct. July 18th Aberdeen*, The Tunnels; 19th Dundee*, The Dog House; 20th Glasgow*, Oran Mor; 21st Dumfries, Wickerman Festival (Acoustic stage); 21st Dumfries*, Wickerman Festival (headline mainstage); 28th Derby, Rock 'n' Blues Festival (mainstage); Aug 3 Stockton Riverside Frenzy Festival (headline mainstage); 4th York, Cert 18; 5th Gosforth Gathering, Newcastle (mainstage); *With Marky Ramone. Watch out for AntiProduct's 40th anniversary version of the Beach Boys Good Vibrations coming soon You might have heard the story about the drummer who got a call from a local promoter asking him if he would be interested in an audition to replace Tommy Lee at a Motley Crue show? The drummer said yes, and promptly blew the Crue and the rest of the crowd away during the audition and at the show that night. The drummer Harvey Warren is one-quarter of the Calgary-based rock band One-900, who have returned to Canada to promote their latest release and they are enjoying the success on the back of all the hype that the gig with Motley Crue has generated The Ga*Ga*s have been through a few recent trials an tribulations and rather than give up, they have decided to re-group literally with a new guitarist and pursue new musical goals. So look out for their new incarnation and check out URL for announcements about the new band New York rock n rollers Dirty Rig will be embarking on their debut Uk tour during September between the 13th - 23rd. For further details check out URL Spit Like This are being sued by drinks giant Jack Daniels over one of the T-shirts from their notorious Smell Your Mum merchandise range. The words "Jack Daniels" were replaced with "Smell Your Mum"; "Tennessee Whisky" was replaced with "Offensive Clothing" and "Old No 7" with the Smell Your Mum logo - a raised middle finger! This is the second time the band has been in trouble over one of their designs. Clothing giant Nike threatened to sue after the release of their "Chav...Just Kill It!" design The Joystix have just released a CD single for Playin' With Fire under Shotgun Generation Records Alleycat Scratch's re-release of Deadboys in Trash City has been delayed until August at the earliest. The album also includes a bonus DVD Tigertailz have had to delay their Bezerk 2.0 release due to a mastering problem. "The initial run of CDs have a problem with volume and also track markers being inserted where there shouldn't be any. Demolition Records are on the case and hope to have the new batch of CDs ready for release any day now." Marky Ramone has updated his contact details - this is Marky's one and only official myspace web page A seven-minute video clip of Finnish rockers Hanoi Rocks performing at the Woughton Centre in Milton Keynes, U.K. has been posted online at URL. Hanoi Rocks recently completed work on the video for the song "Back In Yer Face", taken from their "Another Hostile Takeover" album, available on Demolition Records. The CD is the group's first album to feature Conny Bloom (ex-Electric Boys), who joined the band in 2004. Hanoi Rocks' current lineup also includes a second ex-Electric Boys bassist Andy "A.C." Christell A video clip of Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil sharing lead vocal duties with ex-Crue singer John Corabi on the early Crue classic "Live Wire" during Vince's headlining appearance Friday night (June 30) at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida has been posted online. Beware, its not a pretty sight as Vince is slightly the worse for wear It's been years since Warrant has released a full length album much less a music video. See the first music video from Born Again featuring Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen and Jamie St. James As recently as April, nineties cock rockers Buckcherry didn't even have a major-label deal -- and their independently released third album, 15, wasn't exactly a hit. But then they posted the dirty, catchy "Crazy Bitch" on their MySpace page, which they also used to cast foxy local chicks to dance in the low-budget, high-nudity video. "We just said if any girls want to show up and do their thing, come to Key Club in Los Angeles, which we decorated to look like a strip club," says frontman Josh Todd. "We had an open bar starting at 10 a.m., and eventually the tops came off." Buzz around the resulting soft-core clip helped drive the song to Number Fifteen on the Modern Rock radio chart and scored Buckcherry a deal with Atlantic, which has picked up 15. But MTV hasn't approved the video, despite asking for more than eighty cuts. "A girl's legs were open too much," Todd says. "Basically, too much ass." Twisted Sister are celebrating their 30th anniversary by signing to a new label, Razor & Tie, and putting out a new album. What the band is calling its final disc, A Twisted Christmas - featuring metal versions of holiday classics including "Deck the Halls" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" - is due October 17. Twisted Sister are currently recording and have had to cancel performances at European festivals this summer to have the LP completed for the holiday season Poison's albums Look What The Cat Dragged In, Open Up And Say ... Ahh! and Flesh & Blood have all been re-mastered with bonus and unreleased tracks in expanded 20th Anniversary Editions. For up-to-date band and "20 Years Of Rock" tour information, visit Poison's official website and Bret Michaels' official website All Deluxe Tour Edition CD/DVD packages for The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock include a code for Poison fans to logon to URL to buy one concert ticket and receive one free ticket for the "20 Years Of Rock Tour" as a thank you to fans." Zombina and the Skeletones have just released a CD with all of the songs from their three 7" singles and are finalising the mixing for their forthcoming 13 track CD. Tour dates have been lined up as follows - October 27th Retro Bar, Manchester; 28th Water Rats Theatre, King's Cross, London; 29th - Nexus, Southampton; 30th Subculture (formerly The Bassment), Leeds; 31st - The Empire, Middlesbrough. They are also playing at the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool on August 27th on the second stage at about 4pm and there's no admission charge so no excuses will be accepted Gemini Five have just announced dates for their second ever UK tour. The dates are as follows: November 16th The Venue, Dumfries; 17th Civic Hall, Whitehaven; 18th - Junktion 7 - Nottingham; 19th - Birmingham TBA; 20th Bar Monsta @ G Lounge, London; 22nd - The Music Box, Manchester. The band are also appearing this summer on July 28 & 29 at Club Anchor, Stockholm, Sweden. Check out URL and URL for all the latest G5 details The Keri Kelli website now has all the current Alice Cooper dates and pictures from the European tour. Stop over and check it all out URL Hardcore Superstar's new live DVD "Live at Sticky Fingers" was released in Sweden last week and it reached No.1 in the DVD charts in Sweden! The DVD will also be released in Japan and Europe on September 15th. The band also has a brand new single out called Bag On Your Head. It's the fourth single from new album and the new album will be released in the UK on July 10th. The European tour will start September 25th - all the dates will be updated soon under "tour" at the website. Meanwhile the band will be playing in Sweden during the summer and the album will also be released in US sometimes later this year The Exorsisters have been recording new material under the guidance of Mark Jones who has done a brilliant job of capturing the "live feel" of the band. Keep checking URL for updates The next Wildside on 1st July will feature Red Star Rebels, Maeven (five very talented ladies who are a kind of cross between Motley Crue and the Ramones, but with 5 pairs of boobs!) and in the great tradition of bringing new and up-n-coming sleaze acts Lethal Fixx. £5 tickets in advance, £3 after 11pm for clubnight Undercover Slut will be playing a show this Saturday in Paris against paedophilia. Saturday, July 1st 2006, doors 7:30pm, La Scene Bastille, 2 bis rue des Taillandiers 75011 Paris. Admission 20 euros, all ages After a successful live performance headlining the Utopia Stage at the recent sold out Come Together Festival in Sydney, Hell City Glamours will be hitting Sydney siders with a double dose of rock n roll action. You can catch the Glamours, their new tunes and some sweaty rock exploits in two big shows, 6th July at RockandRoll Motherf*cker, Ruby Rabbit, Sydney and 8th July supporting The Casanovas at the Annandale Hotel, Annandale, Sydney The Lizzy Borden tour with Wasp is over but the band are looking into different touring options so keep checking the websites for the latest. The guys are also starting writing for a new Lizzy Borden record in the next couple of days and the new CD should be in the stores by next summer TrashPit Records have announced that 'Zebra', Patchwork Grace's first single since signing with the label, will be released on August 21st 2006. The single will also feature the recently recorded B-side, Lovely, which will be available for streaming on the band's MySpace page in the coming weeks Tigertailz (featuring Pepsi Tate, Jay Pepper, Kim Hooker and Matt Blakout) have today (22/06/06) received the UK Patent Office ruling on their opposition to the registration of the Tigertailz name as a Trademark made by Steevi Jaimz. Jaimz, a former vocalist with Tigertailz, was replaced by Kim Hooker back in 1988. The background to this case is that Steevi Jaimz (and an associate) registered the Tigertailz name as a Trademark with the UK Patent Office in June 2004. On hearing of this registration the original Tigertailz band members Pepsi Tate and Jay Pepper (along with later member Kim Hooker) launched a formal opposition to this registration with the Patent Office in October 2004. Their opposition was based on the following Trade Mark Law sections: Section 3(6) - (bad faith) and Section 5(4) - (passing off). After 2 years of formal proceedings and evidence submission the final Patent Office hearing was held on Tuesday 30th May 2006 with the formal decision being delivered in writing on Tuesday 20th June 2006. On the 2 main counts of opposition brought against Steevi Jaimz registration the hearing officer up-held Pepsi Tate, Jay Pepper and Kim Hooker's claims as follows: 1. He ruled that in all circumstances the opposition succeeds in Section 5(4)a - (passing off) and 2. He also ruled in opponents' favour under Section 3(6) as well - (bad faith). "In summary, after 2 years of legal wrangle we are pleased to announce that we have won our case with regard to our right to the Tigertailz name. Many thanks for your support through this difficult time. Best Regards Pepsi Tate, Jay Pepper, Kim Hooker, Matt Blakout." Silver Needle will be opening for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Sept 17th at Key Club @ Morongo Casino, Doors are at 6:30 - Show starts at 7pm A split CD of Rebel Rebel and Undercover Slut is available now from URL The Glitterati have announced some upcoming live dates - 26th June London Barfly; 1st July SM Festival, Essex; 10th Birmingham Barfly; 19th August TrashStock, Junktion 7, Nottingham. For ticket info go to URL Pretty Boy Floyd we will be performing at the official grand opening of Shenanigans on Friday, June 23rd. This is a special pre-show before the Poison show and also a huge party to celebrate the grand opening of the club. For all the details check out URL British glam veterans Wrathchild are tipped to return later this year with a brand new singer. The band who released three albums in the 1980s - Stakk Attakk, The Biz Suxx and Delirium have long hinted at reforming and indeed late last year it was reported that the group were rehearsing with three quarters of the most popular line up - Rocky Shades, Eddie Starr, and Marc Angel, plus original guitarist Phil Vokins. However in an about-turn, reported on the unofficial Wrathchild web site's message board, it seems that the band will have a brand new singer in Gaz Harris, currently of Beyond Recognition. According to a member of Gaz's existing band, he will join Wrathchild in August following completion of his current gig commitments and he tips Wrathchild to become "bigger than they ever were." San Francisco-based rockers American Heartbreak have announced that their sophomore album will be released in Japan through Big M.F./ B-Gram Records on July 26th. The CD had previously received a North American release on April 18 through the Century Media rock imprint Liquor & Poker Music. The Japanese release will feature two additional bonus tracks, acoustic versions of the album tracks "Last of the Superheroes" and "Unhappily Ever After". American Heartbreak, who feature in their ranks former Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe and former Exodus bassist Michael Butler, have been one of rock's underground heroes for nearly a decade, and with the release of their eponymous second full-length, they have aimed to leave the underground behind and follow in the footsteps of their arena rock idols. The CD was co-produced by Rick Parker, who had previously worked with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycly Club and Space Twins, among others Legendary Japanese metallers Loudness will be releasing a new DVD, tentatively titled Loudness Liveshocks World Circult 2006 - North US Tour on August 23rd. The disc will feature footage from the band's North American tour, which took place earlier in the year. More information will be made available soon. Crash Music Inc. recently released Loudness "Rockshocks" CD, a collection of re-recorded versions of some of their classic songs from their early years as chosen by the fans. Originally issued in Japan in October 2004 via Tokuma Japan Comunications, the CD includes material from the "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "Law of Devil's Land" (1983), "Disillusion" (1984) and "Thunder In the East" (1985) albums Buckcherry have been added to the line-up of the Locobazooka! United We Rock Festival at the Tweeter Center on Sunday, August 13th, 2006. The Los Angeles hard rockers will perform at the festival along with legendary grunge band Alice in Chains. Buckcherry's third album, "Fifteen", has sold 158,000 copies in the United States since its early April release. Their powerful hit single, "Crazy Bitch", is being played heavily on rock stations throughout the U.S. and is currently No. 2 on the rock charts. Tickets for Locobazooka! United We Rock Festival are available by logging on to URL Former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will be playing Bellagio (12361 Chapman Avenue) in Garden Grove, CA on July 1st. He will also be performing at Safari Sams (5214 W. Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles, CA on July 2nd. Ramone's touring in support of his new album, "Start of the Century", a set of originals, covers of Ramones classics, and a remake of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and The Kinks' "Better Things". Marky joined the Ramones in 1978 and continued with them until 1983, returning to the lineup four years later, and remaining in the band until they disbanded in 1996. Starting in 1987, Marky shot more than 400 hours of video of the Ramones, some of which appears in the definitive Ramones home video released in 2004, "Ramones Raw" "Gabba Gabba Hey! - A Punk-Rock Musical", inspired by the songs of the Ramones, will open in London on July 31st for a one-week run of shows set to conclude August 5th. Described as "a postmodern fairy tale about the redeeming power of love," the musical will feature 18 classic Ramones tracks, including "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Beat on the Brat", and "Blitzkrieg Bop". Tommy Ramone, the production's musical director, will be appearing each night during the brief run A brand new New York Dolls track, entitled Dance Like a Monkey, has been made available for download in MP3 format. The song is the first single and video off the band's eagerly anticipated new album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This, due on July 25 via Roadrunner Records. The first pressing New York Dolls first studio album in over 30 years will include a special 45-minute making-of DVD as well as the bonus track "17". One Day…marks the triumphant return for the band since 1974's Too Much Too Soon. It features 13 new tracks and guest appearances by Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop and the Dolls own hero, Bo Diddley. The New York Dolls, who formed in 1971, only to burn brightly then break up in 1975, have been accused of inspiring everything from punk rock to hair metal. "A lot of the mess people are listening to gets blamed on the Dolls, but we've always been just a stupid R&B-based rock 'n' roll band," says their self-professed idiot savant leader David Johansen Ex Alleycat Scratch drummer Robbi has a brand new band Jupiter Blue and they have just finished a full length album, Constellations and Satellites. You can order "C&S" by visting the website. The CD also contains a special bonus music video for Anthem for the Jaded. Check out URL for further info Detroit Hair rock gods Syrant has returned to full-time status with their original lineup. Their next show is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th at Hayloft Liquor Stand in Mt. Clemens Michigan. The Ritz is back. The legendary club on Gratiot Avenue in Roseville may be plowed under, but former owner Joe Scroi has re-opened the old New York New York/Limelight/Septembers building in Warren as The New Ritz. Grand Opening Night is scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, and will feature a line-up of Glam/Rock/heavy metal bands including Halloween, Abandon, Krank Nine, and Mourning Sun. Halloween promises their full stage show, so it should be a good one. GlamHorrorGodz Halloween also recently welcomed second guitarist Billy Gray back in to the band. All the latest information can be found on the band's website Sweden's own Zan Clan are about to set the world on fire with the release of their brand new live album "Kickz The Livin' Shit Outta Stockholm City!" via Perris Records on 6/6/06. This album was recorded and produced by Chris Laney live at Glamfest (A tribute to the late Dave Lepard of Crashdiet) at Klubben Stockholm City on Feb, 11th, 2006. "Kickz..." also features 2 brand new studio tracks recorded in 2006 with guest appearences by Ryan Roxie and Marcus Jidell, There is also a third bonus tracks recorded during the "We Are Zan Clan." Sessions Bowling for Soup have announced the "Get Happy Tour" with special guests Lucky Boys Confusion, Punchline, and Army Of Freshmen. Check out URL for up to the minute tour info, contests and much much more Butch Walker has a new record coming out on July 11th called The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites. You can pre-order it now at URL. If you pre-order, they'll send you a CD of the iTunes EP Cover Me Badd plus you'll get a free download of a new song New York Minute. A US tour will kick off in Atlanta on July 18th and Butch will be announcing a fan only concert that will happen that day - might be acoustic - might be full band electric - you just have to show up to find out! More dates will be added throughout the West Coast, then eventually Canada an then the UK in August. Check out the website for new merchandise and full tour dates Swedish band Zooparty have just released their 3 song debut EP on Ordinary Mortels Records. Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols has produced the tracks, and plays guitar and ex-Damned and Lords of the New Church Brian James is the other guest guitarist. For more info and pictures go to URL The Peppermint Creeps are currently on tour throughout June and July across the US. Go to URL for further info and details on how to get the DVD video collection Big Bang Babies news - Kit's working hard on new songs, doing the singer/songwriter thing. He's been working with an unnamed producer who's hoping to land Ashley a deal with Universal. It is rumoured that Kit, who now goes by the name Charlie Overbey, might re-release 98 Ugly Girls, which was his first effort after BBB. The new BBB record has a few tracks which are nearly done, not as many as hoped, and because Keri is so busy, it might be a while before it sees the light of day Skintight Jaguars play the Camden Underworld on Tues July 4th with support from the Lords of Altamont and the Priscillas. Tickets for this event are available through the website at the grand cost of £7.00 which includes delivery to the UK. Skintight Jaguars have created some exclusive limited edition t-shirts. They are available in Small or Medium, Black or White and can be yours for a measly £7.00 + p&p. For an extra bonus, take a photo of yourself modelling the new shirt and you may find yourself featuring on our illustrious merch page. Style and shot is up to you, clown! (Nudity will be awarded bonus points). Email your efforts Glitzine requires new staff writers urgently!! If you think you've got what it takes and are interested in reviewing CDs, gigs and mixing with the stars, contact Spice and head up the email title as 'Writers' AntiProduct have just finished a tour with Marky Ramone and are heading back to LA to discuss plans for the new AP album. In the meantime, a AntiProduct have released a 4 song CD entitled the Master EP with a cover of Good Vibrations and three never before heard tracks. Work will also continue on the LP that's been started in LA with Donnie Vie that so far features Ben Graves (Muderdolls, AP), Greg D'Angelo (Zakk Wylde, AP), Hans and Jeremy from Shazam, Kevin McShane (Abattoir), Share (Bubble/Vixen), Bam (Bubble/Dogs D'Amour) and many more. Check out URL for further details Bowling for Soup celebrate their 12th birthday this year (that's 84 in dog years) so put on your party hats, birthday suit, raise a glass in honor and join the band on the road this summer with Lucky Boys Confusion, Army of Freshman and Punchline. Check for the plethora of dates and get ready for the new album The Bottom Line have added a months worth of US tour dates to their busy schedule. Check out URL for a full list of venues and dates The word out of Boston is that a Stars Underground reunion may be brewing. Rumor has it that all four members of the band have been in contact with each other for the first time in over two years, and may have already started rehearsing songs The rumours do start quickly don't they? I spoke to Robin Black at length yesterday. Robin is working on a new TV show and is taking 4 months out of playing. Starboy has a solo record about to come out and Ky is working on a new one as well. John and the Kidd are just getting their heads down with their dayjobs. There is no official split - they are just taking a break after what has been a mental 3 years or so! We'll see what happens in a few months huh? If you can't wait to hear the new Skin Tight Jaguars offerinf, log onto URL and hear an exclusive new track 'Start The Fight' Ginger and the Sonic Circus headline the Gibson stage at the Download festival on June 9th, with warm-up dates in the days beforehand. Through the rest of June & July, Ginger is touring the UK playing acoustic shows, comprising of a mix of headline shows and a support slot with Hanoi Rocks. June 1st Norwich Waterfront - Ginger Acoustic (supporting Hanoi Rocks); 2nd Huddersfield, Holmfirth Picture Drome - Ginger Acoustic (supporting Hanoi Rocks); 3rd Newcastle Legends - Ginger Acoustic (supporting Hanoi Rocks); 7th Dudley JB's - Ginger and the Sonic Circus (warmup); 8th Sheffield Corporation - Ginger and the Sonic Circus (warmup); 9th Donington - Download Festival - Ginger and the Sonic Circus; 25th Liverpool Academy 2 - Ginger Acoustic; 26th Newcastle Academy 2 - Ginger Acoustic; 28th Bristol Academy 2 - Ginger Acoustic; 29th Milton Keynes Woughton Centre - Ginger Acoustic (supporting Hanoi Rocks); 30th Cleethorpes Winter Gardens - Ginger Acoustic (supporting Hanoi Rocks); July 1st Nuneaton Queens Hall - Ginger Acoustic; 2nd Southampton Joiners - Ginger Acoustic; 3rd London Bar Academy - Ginger Acoustic; 4th Wolverhampton Civic Bar - Ginger Acoustic; 5th Glasgow Bastille - Ginger Acoustic. Check out URL for full details B*Movie heroes are currently on the road with solo dates as follows: May 26th Norwich Waterfront; 27th Bedford Angel; 28th Worcester Marrs Bar then supporting the Viking Skull on June 4th Glasgow Cathouse; 5th Sheffield Corporation; 6th London, Highbury Garage; 7th Manchester Roadhouse. Check out for a sample of "My Apology", a new track from the new album, "Calibrate" due out next month MTV TRL (that's Total Request Live) will play host to Hell City Glamours for their special 06/06/06 show (666). The show is being recorded live this Friday 02 June 2006 and you can be part of the audience. Check out URL (conditions apply) for further info On Saturday the 10th of June a memorial concert will be held for Nikki Sudden at Elm Street in Oslo, Norway, where his partner in crime from The Jacobites, Dave Kusworth will perform a full set of Sudden-/Jacobites -songs backed by a band consisting of Norwegian musicians from Trashcan Darlings, Mormones and The Loch Ness Mouse. This band will also back a long line of Norwegian singers who will sing Sudden songs: Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), Strange? Gentle and Chris Damien Doll (Trashcan Darlings), Burnem Müller (Backstreet Girls), Al de Loner (Midnight Choir), Tine (Cables), Mark Steiner, David Dajani (Pirate Love) and Einar Stenseng (ex- Last Bandits) among others. Nikki Sudden was the frontman of British post-punk band the Swell Maps together with his brother Epic Soundtracks, but is just as famous for his solo records and the records he released with the Jacobites. He died in New York on the 26th of March this year. Chris Damien Doll from Trashcan Darlings says: "He was a good personal friend of mine who I have spent a lot of time with over the last couple of years when I've been in Berlin. Nikki Sudden is one of the few people I have met that I can justify calling an "artist to the teeth." Still always a gentleman, always welcoming and more on schedual than most. His death came as a shock both to us who knew him and his fans in general. His last album "The Truth Doesn't Matter" which is still to be released, is the best solo record he ever did. I wanna celebrate Nikki Sudden and that's why I organize this memorial concert for him." Organizer Chris also says that this is not just done to celebrate a songwriter who has meant a lot to everyone involved, but also to spread Nikki's music to new generations The upcoming New York Dolls album, "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This", is scheduled for release on July 25th via Roadrunner Records. The new album featuring 13 new tracks was produced by Jack Douglas, who made his bones engineering the first eponymously titled New York Dolls record. The Dolls are planning a world tour in support of the new release, starting summer 2006 Versailles Records has announced the inclusion of Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, Ratt), Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Erik Turner (Warrant), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Keri Kelli (Slash's Snakepit, Ratt, Warrant, Skid Row, Adler's Appetite), and the Rock N' Roll Junkies (featuring Vince Neil Wharton, son of Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, on vocals) to the artist roster for "Too Fast For Love: A Millennium Tribute to Motley Crue", due in early 2007. The label has also lined up Crash Kelly, Pretty In Stereo, Fuel From Hell and a host of others as new additions to the album, which will be a double CD of some 20 songs. Artists who have already recorded include John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union), Fred Coury (Cinderalla), and Derrick LeFevre (Lillian Axe) to name but a few Faster Pussycat, Adler's Appetite and Bang Tango will be teaming up for a US tour this summer. Further details will be announced soon The Tracii Guns Group which features the original founding members of L.A. Guns is nearing the end of our first ever US tour. Tracii said, "Its been an amazing experience and I want thank all my friends old and new for coming down to join us in this rock and roll experience and supporting the original L.A. Guns "Black List" release. We've got two shows left and then it's back to L.A. to start work on a new record and a DVD" Just when you thought it was safe to go back out in the streetz, the world is about to go bezerk all over again..!!! Yes, it's true......Demolition Records have confirmed the long-awaited release date for the new Tigertailz album Bezerk 2.0. The album will be released throughout Europe on June 23rd (US + rest of the world August/September). Fans who travel to Sweden Rock to see the Tailz will have the earliest chance to get the new album as it will be on sale during the bands signing session at the festival. The time/date for this session is still to be confirmed. The Tailz will perform at Sweden Rock on June 9th Violent Divine will be launching their self titled debut album on June 8th. For further details and a chance to hang out with the band checkout URL LA gutter glam/sleaze rockers Killingbird will play the Viper Room, Hollywood, June 3rd. Also on the bill that night are Sunset Strip legends Blackboard Jungle and the Vains of Jenna. Killingbird have recently completed work on their third album, Scar. Check out URL for more info Wildside will be celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on Saturday 3rd June at Junktion 7. There will be guest DJ's, prizes, giveaways plus champagne and birthday cake. Shmir, the self proclaimed 'kings of sleaze, lords of rock' will be opening the evening Spit Like This have lined up a series of UK dates as follows: June 9th The Tek, Dagenham, Essex; June 23rd Ryde Theatre, Isle Of Wight; July 1st Rio's, Bradford; July 14th G Lounge, Camden, London; July 29th The Jailhouse, Coventry; August 5th G Lounge, Camden, London; October 13th Man On The Moon, Cambridge After supporting Living Colour, Hell City Glamours continue with Australian gigs supporting Diamond Nights over the coming months: May 26th Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne; May 27th Rebel, Rebel at Home, Sydney; 10th June Come Together Festival, headlining the Utopia Stage at Luna Park. Check out URL for more info Ex Riddlin' Kids, Mark Johnston, has a new band New Disaster. Check out URL and URL for some live demos. The band is currently in the final stages of their debut record and possible tour Screaming Tarts is a music based Ezine featuring interviews, reviews, photos and much more. It covers mainly Glam/Sleaze/Indie/Rock/Goth and Punk bands, well known acts, and smaller, less well known bands, who seem to get ignored by most of the other music press. Screaming Tarts is about to put out its third 20 track compilation on June 12th featuring well known names such as Renegade Playboys, Robin Black and King Lizard. For further info and full track listing go to URL HIM will be performing on Last Call With Carson Daly on Friday, June 9th and you can be in the audience. Just go to, click on the 1iota TV Shows button and then the Last Call with Carson Daly logo, and choose the HIM event link to request tickets (please note that conditions apply) Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango and Pretty Boy have been added to Poison's San Bernardino show. The date of the show is Saturday, July 1 and it also features Cinderella and Slaughter. Tickets go on sale May 20 at 12:00 p.m. through Ticketmaster Former Buckcherry drummer Devon Glenn has reportedly joined the Hollywood, California based rock band Blacklist Union. Glenn is expected to perform with the group at their May 22 concert with Metal Skool at the Key Club in Hollywood. For more information, visit URL Frankenstein 3000 will be joined onstage by Skid Row bassist Rachel at a T.REX tribute concert scheduled for Thursday, June 1 at Don Hill's in New York City. Frankenstein 3000 will be performing a mostly original set, adding a handful of covers including "20th Century Boy", the T.REX song featured on their CD "America's Hit Remakers", as well as a couple Ramones classics with Rachel Bolan on vocals. There may be a few more surprises for fans of '70s rock, too. Other artists scheduled to appear at the "Glam Rock Tribute to Marc Bolan and T.Rex" include New York Dolls guitarist Steve Conte with his band The Frequencies, Rolan Bolan (Marc Bolan's son) and Jeepster (a T.REX cover band from the U.K.). For advance tickets and more information visit URL Lillian Axe are just finishing up a new album. The CD should be completed around the end of the month, after which it will be mastered. Printing/distribution details are being discussed as well. More will be posted when definite details are available Buckcherry has joined Atlantic Records via a long-term deal with Eleven Seven Music. "Fifteen," the band's first studio album in four years, was released in the U.S. last month and their single Crazy Bitch, is continuing to build momentum. Buckcherry reformed with founding members Josh Todd (vocals) and Keith Nelson (guitar) and new recruits Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), and Xavier Muriel (drums). "Fifteen" is titled after the number of days that it took the band to record the album. Buckcherry is currently in the midst of an extensive North American tour. For more information, go to URL Eden have announced an exclusive album launch party for their forthcoming CD Open Minds, which is released 26th June via Majestic Rock Records. On June 25th, Eden will present the album in a live setting at Stourbridge Rock Cafe. There will also be a support band plus a Rock DJ. Tickets will be priced at £5.00 in advance and £6.50 on the door. To order tickets please use the contact link at URL Kick's bass player and main songwriter is preparing to release his first solo CD this summer. Visit URL page to download the free MP3 single "Swear Blind" and listen to the additional tracks "Drunk On Emotion" & "Who...?" Keri Kelli has replaced guitarist Ryan Roxie on the Alice Cooper tour. They're playing 4-6,000 seaters and selling out. After the shows, they take quick showers then head to the tour bus for poker parties! "We're out of there in 20 minutes," he said. Keri plans to record three more tracks with Nicollette Knight, Kelli's top priority outside of Cooper right now! Spit Like This have just made available for download an exclusive video entitled "This Is Not A Video featuring cameo appearances by TV's Iain Lee of Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show. The video is available for free download and distribution from URL Late 80's legends Living Colour, are making a flying visit to tour Australia and Sydney's Hell City Glamours has scored the opening spot for their show on 20 May 2006 at the Roxy Theatre in Parramatta. The Glamours are looking forward to getting back into the studio to record some of their new material and have a bunch of gigs coming up: 20 May 2006 with Living Colour at the Roxy Theatre, Parramatta (NSW), 26 May with Diamond Nights at the Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne (VIC), 27 May with Diamond Nights at Rebel, Rebel at Home, Sydney (NSW), 10 June Come Together Festival, headlining the Utopia Stage at Luna Park, Sydney (NSW) The sixth annual CrueFest will take place in Hollywood on July 15th 2006 at the Whisky A Go-Go. Playing this year's event will be Motley Crue Tribute band True 2 Crue, Trashlight Vision, Sabrina Korva, Kid Ego, Miss Crazy, The Lived (with Alan Vine from the Vince neil band), Dario with Cryus Zain, The Erotics, Homewrecker, Hollywood, Eleganty Wasted, Antidote, Daimond Lane, and Vains of Jenna. Tickets are $30.00 and are available from URL