Archive News - 2007 (Part 2)

The January 2008 issue of the U.S. Guitar Player Magazine has a great 4 page feature on Keri Kelli, as well as some great photos from Greg Garcia. If you cannot get the issue in your country and would like one, please refer to the following link to order one direct Spit Like This have been asked to support Love/Hate on what looks to be their last ever tour! They will be opening for them at The Underworld, Camden, London, UK on 17th December 07 Peppermint Creeps European Tour Dates online now Gallows have announced their 2008 UK tour dates Drugdealer Cheerleader announce the parting of ways with Hudson. The guys will also be touring the UK early next year with Peppermint Creeps S.E.X. Department are proud to announce a UK and European tour in 2008 with the Gypsy Pistoleros, more info and dates soon Following last year's post-tour "x-mas" album, Again, A Reckoning features 10 brand new, original Neil Leyton compositions written on the Flygbussarna to Stockholm's Arlanda airport, then on the flight, and finally back in Camden, 10 songs in 5 days, recorded in Leyton's kitchen and bedroom in the final days of November 2007, out now The Authentics new 5 track CD has been pencilled in for January 2008 and the band are in discussions to launch the CD and new video on the same night in Leicester City Centre Gallows’ new single “Staring At The Rude Bois” is out now and to make sure you get the message about buying it, we’ve uncovered this beauty of an advert Z Records are extremely proud to announce the signing of the legendary BRITNY FOX and their confirmed appearance at Z Rock 08. The bands manager Chris "Bog Poppa" and Z Rock label chief Mark Alger finalised all parts of this impressive deal during the late hours of Friday evening. Both parties are extremely excited that BRITNY FOX will finally return to the UK for this exclusive appearance after 18 long years and in the process record a live album to make it even more special for fans. Z Rock 08 will now be held on May 10th [Saturday] in central Birmingham at an all new venue set to open early 2008 details will be posted soon at URL tickets already purchased are still valid but if you are unable to attend on the new date they will happily refund your ticket if you purchased prior to November 19 2007. They apologise if the change of date has caused anyone problems but it was necessary to attract further quality acts whom will be disclosed soon "Vicious Rumors would like to thank all the fans and friends who supported the band over the last year on the World War Tour. As the Warball tour ends the band is now in pre-production for a new studio CD to be released next year. Even though the band has gone through many changes over the years VR has maintained a solid force in US power metal over the last 25 years. VR has already written several new songs for the new CD to follow up Warball . Due to artistic differences singer James Rivera is no longer in VR. James was let go after the European tour in Sept 07. Recently James Rivera has issued a statement saying VR was broken up after his departure with a list of other personal problems. We understand that Helstar is his true love and passion and wish them all the best. VR moves forward to next year with a new CD and a new lineup.After 25 years, 12 CD's & countless tours in no way has Vicious Rumors split up. You cant kill rock n roll. Look for VR on tour with a new CD in 2008" Gallows will be playing this year’s Taste Of Chaos tour which begins next week in Portsmouth and runs until they hit Brixton at the end of the month Peppermint Creeps have been super busy... Editing Videos for their 2nd Video Collection Release (date TBD) Writing & Recording New Songs for their 3rd Full-Length CD Release (date TBD) Working w/ Cleopatra Records, Organizing Our First European Tour (Early 2008)... More Details Soon so Stay Tuned. The guys will also be at NAMM again next year! January 17th - 20th On November 19th Ryan Adams & The Cardinals release the Everybody Knows EP TKO to release re-issues From The Crowd & Broken Bottles, for further TKO news visit the following URL. For TKO band tours, check out URL New Generation Superstars have sealed the deal with Double Six Racing Inc, this will mean that 4 NGS tracks will be used in TWO Racing programes scheduled to run on Men and Motors in 2008 Rock and Roll is alive and well and living in Texas with the return of '80s rock legends Axe. Known for such classic rock anthems as "Rock and Roll Party In The Streets" and "Battles", Axe has reformed and are now prepared to take the rock world by storm Tune in to Global Pirate Radio this Friday, November 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 CST for a 1 hour Kelly Fairchild feature, as DJ Pillage digs for the dirt that makes us tick A while ago Jennyfer Star recorded a cover of a Swindle-a-Go-Go song, "stripping out". For those who don't know, Swindle-a-Go-Go is a band Jen used to play in before Starlet Suicide. Since alot of people keep asking her when she'll release more songs Jen figured she would finish the song and upload it for you Red Star Rebels picked up best band at "In The City", so consequently they're doing a showcase party at The Fly in New Oxford Street, London on 29th November Undercover Slut are looking for urgent record deal/distribution deal for their highly anticipated forthcoming LP "Amerikkka Macht Frei" If interested, please e-mail Last year the Zombina Army gave you the "Chainsaw For Christmas" EP for free, and now it's time for another one! This one was supposed to be out in time for Halloween, but they forgot they wouldn't be able to upload the songs in time with being on tour - these songs will never be available anywhere else, the only place to get them is from the official Zombina Army Myspace page. Add yourself as a friend to get access to bulletins telling you about more secret stuff Killingbird have a split vinyl coming out in november. It's one song form each band, L.A.Guns, Killingbird, 69 Eyes and Gemini 5 on cleopatra. The guys (KB) have also just finished recording a video for the song 'Love You dead' from their upcoming album 'Scars', which is scheduled for release in March 08, again on Cleopatra Hardcore Superstar will sign their new album at Rockhouse (CD-specialisten) in Gothenburg. The event will take place on Tuesday November 6th at 19:00! This will be the only signing in Sweden so make sure to be there in time. For you who can’t come, make sure to order the DVD version of the album right away! This version is very limited and will be sold out. You can order it directly (with world wide delivery) from URL. Please vote for the new single “Dreamin´in a casket” at Radio Bandit Most Wanted List Due to scheduling conflicts SR-71 will not be performing in Baltimore/Towson area for Thanksgiving this year This weekend, Sunday to be exact. Hardcore Superstar will be filming their new Video for the song "Dreamin In A Casket"! The coolest Vid EVER will soon be rotating in your TV-screen! BUT! You wont have to wait that long because already next week you will be able to see a "Making of The Video" at the Hardcore Superstar Myspace Nic and Jamie leave The Glitterati. Although the three remaining members havent yet decided how best to move on from here, they assure you they remain as committed to the cause as ever After 36 days in the studio recording and mixing, Spit Like This debut album was mastered on 3rd October. Their big plan now is to seek a licensing partner to get it into the shops around the world Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Follow The Lights in stores now. Follow The Lights is a seven song collection that includes both new and old compositions, several of which were recorded live in the studio this summer Music Legends Godley and Gouldman under the guise of GG06 have released a new song, and it's available for download from their official website Overloaded Hoodies are available! Very limited quantity available. Email Erik first to verify that your size is available. Current sizes available are S, M, L, and XL. Cost is $35 US and $40 for international orders. Paypal to EMAIL Gallows are back with a new single, a cover of The Ruts’ “Staring At The Rude Boys”. The Watford boys have brought Lethal Bizzle on board and updated the lyrics for their own “Staring At The Rude Bois” which is set for release on November 19th. We have the video stream links for you right here and you can choose whether you want to have the clean or dirty version on the site. Brilliant isn’t it! Hardcore Superstar will release their new album “Dreamin´in a casket” on November 7th! The album will be released in Europe and Japan but you can pre order the album right now at their website. The album will be delivered world wide! Their will also be a very limited edition of the album that will include a DVD documentary. The Mentally Damaged World Tour 07/08 will start in Europe this year. Early next year the tour will take the band to Japan, South America and of course Sweden If you're in sydney, Hell City Glamours are supporting LA Guns at Manning Bar Sydney Uni (25/10), on stage at 9.20pm. Once again the guys will be playing with LA Guns at the Corner, Melbourne (26/10), then doing a HEADLINE show on saturday at Dingdong Lounge, Melbourne (27/10) Cleopatra Records will be printing a limited run of Peppermint Creeps "Cover Up" on green vinyl before Christmas Check the following link for upcoming Zombina & the Skeletones gig dates Monday 22nd October at The Point in Cardiff, not only will Tigertailz be playing a gig, they'll be holding a prize draw to help raise a little money for Marie Curie Cancer Care Rocklahoma, one of the United States most successful Rock Festivals in 2007 has announced their 2008 dates of July 11th through the 13th with a special pre-party on Thursday, July 10th for those who purchased a three day ticket Swedish fuzz rockers 'Truckfighters' support Fu Manchu on their forthcoming euro tour Ida Maria to support The Good Shoes throughout November in the UK Gypsy Pistoleros have bounced back from the RATT tour cancellation to begin a U.S onslaught. Their U.S Mid West Tour starts in Austin, Texas 23rd Nov at Headhunters! 20 more dates through to end of December! First gigs with Eric Stacy ( Faster Pussycat ) in the band. The guys have also been licensed to Bad Reputation ( France ) label for full UK, European & Scandinavian release in January. The album will be renamed 'The Greatest Flamenco, Sleaze, Glam album EVER!' A UK & European Tour throughout mid January & February will back the release. March sees a 3 week Japanese Tour, tied up with Asian release on Marque Avalon The Wildhearts gig at the Hook in Brooklyn on Friday 19th October has had to be moved to another venue (Club Exit, 194 Greenpoint Avenue (between McGuinness and Manhattan Avenues), Brooklyn, NY 11222) due to the original venue (The Hook) unexpectedly closing The Authentics will be appearing on new Radio Station East Midlands Talent Radio in November. For more info URL. The guys also finish their current tour of live shows in their hometown of Leicester on 31st October. This creepy Halloween special will be the band's last show of the year and their drummer's (David New) farewell gig before a New Year break for recording a new single. The screamingly good event takes place at the Level One Club of DeMontfort University Student Union, Mill Lane, Leicester Get in a Motley mood this Halloween, new line of T-Shirts available The King Blues have announced some new UK dates for October The new release date for Hardcore Superstars new album "Dreamin In A Casket" will be 7th November 2007 Steevi Jaimz Band are featured on a 15-Track CD free with Classic Rock Magazine, Available Soon Check out Zico Chain's video to 'Where Would You Rather Be' Hell City Glamours are back on the road, warming up with LA Guns then hitting the ol' 12 seater van and travelling the countryside till christmas. In other exciting news, they will be recording a new album in January down in Melbourne so expect a shiny disc from them in March, or maybe a little bonus on the tour, who can tell Antiproduct apologise as they have had to cancel a few shows in the early part of their tour "The thought of even letting one of you down makes us wanna puke our guts into a goldfish bowl let alone here in AP's early days in the US. Finally, re: the shows. We've had a few issues from on high about some of the more extravagent aspects of the AP live performance. We've had to nix the confetti curtains, the exploding eyeballs and all of Clare's pyrotech displays! As anyone who saw the show on Friday knows, these are all pretty spectacular feasts for the eyes, but we created such a shit storm by all the regulations we were violating that we've had to knock it on the head... at least for this tour... but, you know we'll think of something else fun that doesn't leave you on fire, blinded or covered in blood" Wolfsbane have been confirmed as support for The Wildhearts on their December UK tour. Blaze Bayley, Jase Edwards, Jeff Hateley and Steve 'Danger' Ellett will be reforming Wolfsbane for their first UK tour in 13 years when they take to the stage as very special guests for The Wildhearts. Support also comes from Damone Spiders & Snakes are set to release their eighth studio album, 'Melodrama', on November 6th through Corporate Punishment Records. With the release of 'Melodrama' Spiders & Snakes will be taking the new album to the masses with touring planned both on domestic ground as well as throughout the European territories in 2007 and 2008 The Roomthirteen relaunch is all set to go and shall launch to the music loving public later this month. We will be offering different innovations over the coming months, with a new look and a new innovation a month taking us in to 2008 Red Star Rebels will be performing an official label showcase at Manchester's annual music industry festival "In The City". The event features 54 new and hotly tipped bands from around the world. The public are welcome this year and they need you there! Chicago Rock Cafe, Manchester (UK) @ 10:30pm on 22 October Gemini Five will enter the Stappenwolf Studio on October 9th 2007 to re-record the third, yet untitled album. This time the band themselves will act as producer and to once again bring in the producer of "Black:Anthem" Per Stappe as engineer. Gemini Five are currently searching for a new lead guitarist. The recordings will pursue with the three members Tin, Slim & Rod as a trio with the collaborations of guest appearance from several well-known swedish axe men. The album will be released early 2008 with the announcement of a new axe man New Track 'Scream 4 Me' - The bastard offspring of the collaboration between Gemini 5 & CrashDïet. The track was written by Tin Star/Martin Sweet/Hot Rod. Produced, mixed and edited by M. Sweet. "Scream 4 Me" is up at the official Myspace for a very limited time only Teenage Casket Company will once again be taking to the road with their transatlantic brothers The Erotics for the second Brawl For It All Tour. The tour will culminate with The Erotics making a guest appearance at this years Classic Rock Awards. Both bands are featured on the new TrashPit Magazine Compilation CD 'New Breed Rising' available from LINK. For more information visit LINK or LINK Scarlet Violet would like to announce the parting of ways with Blastzone Ent, and wish them all the best for the future Enter Shikari will release a Mini-Album full of B-Sides and Rarities titled 'The Zone' on 12 November 2007, they have also added a couple of new dates for their Oct/Nov UK tour. Most venues are sold out, however, you can still buy tickets for 23 Oct (Apollo, Manchester); 29 Oct (Civic, Wolverhampton); 2 Nov (Dome, Brighton); 3 Nov (Pavillions, Plymouth) and 7 Nov (Electric Ballroom, London) Hellcity13 album out 24/10 Sweden's Ida Maria (link 2)to play 3 Levi's "One to Watch" gigs. Ticket prices range from £6-£10 and go on sale EXCLUSIVELY in the Levis® flagship store 174-176 Regent Street, W1F 7BH, London on Friday 12th - Sunday 14th October. 1st 100 customers will receive a FREE tour poster. Online sales of remaining tickets will go live on Monday 15th October through Barfly Perris Records New Release - S.E.X. DEPARTMENT debut album "S.E.X. DEPARTMENT"!!! Release date: 5th October. The band are also featured on Hollywood Hairspray 7. Make sure to check the website for upcoming tour dates Following their recent triumphs in the UK, which included a sold-out show at Brixton Academy and winning the prestigious Best Single Award at the Kerrang Awards for ‘The Kill’, 30 Seconds To Mars continue their attack on the UK with the announcement of their most extensive tour here to date. Tickets go on sale on 5 October 2007 at 9am and are available through the 24hr Credit Card Hotline 0871 2200 260 or online Jackviper's debut single 'Devil May Care' is released today (1st October), available online or in store from HMV As Ben Graves isn't able to join AntiProduct for the imminent Ghouls On Parade Tour, he will be more than abley filled in for by Jonny Chops of the now defunct and sorely missed Trashlight Vision Eric Stacy (Faster Pussycat) is set to join Gypsy Pistoleros on rhythm guitar Fresh from the recording studio, The Loyalties are about to embark on their first UK tour, also featuring their Berlin mates Radio Dead Ones. To herald the impending doom, Rich Jones has specially prepared a six-track promo-only CD, exclusive to FW Music Store, consisting of new and unreleased recordings from both bands. Full tour-dates New Wildhearts single 'The New Flesh' is released on Monday 1st October. The single is available from high street stores and online stores. Following the single, The Wildhearts will embark on a US and UK tour over the next few months Bowling For Soup's 'Get Happy Tour' Invades the UK in October The Hate Junkies have released a new Single 'Beauty' which will be featured in Keith Varady's (Former Ruby Slippers Guitarist) next Movie 'The Beauty of Marilyn's Mole', it will also appear on the soundtrack to the film Undercover Slut have signed a production deal with Hollywood's genius producer: Stevo Bruno (Nikki Sixx/Mötley Crüe/Brides Of Destruction/Jane's Addiction/Prong). The guys graced Next Level Studios (Los Angeles, CA.) on September 5th and started pre-production for their upcoming album Drugdealer Cheerleaders debut album 'Enjoy the Time You Waste' is now available for purchase, and costs a measly £8.99 from HMV (free Delivery if ordered online). In other news, the band are off to play their first gigs in the USA. They'll be playing 3 gigs in NYC in October. One of the shows is part of their Britrock invasion of the CMJ Festival and another is a prestigious support slot to the Wildhearts The Authentics wish their drummer David New all the best as he plays his last show with the band in Leicester on 31st October at DeMontfort University Student Union. After 4 long years, 7 CDs and over 200 live shows under his belt he feels it is time to depart on a high. Full story on their blog. Before Dave's departure the band are putting plans together to record a new 5 track E.P. for release around Xmas and the New Year. Band footage is being filmed for the new promo video that will be released around the same time Obsessive Compulsive are extremely sad to announce that drummer Jimi has decided to leave the band. They would like to stress that there has not been an argument or fall-out of any kind and that they're all still mates, Jimi has just decided that being in a band that spends a lot of time on tour isn't for him any more. Kelli, Giz and Pete are going to continue with the band and are now officially looking for a new drummer. Some gigs have had to be cancelled (and will be rescheduled as soon as possible) but will be playing the majority of the dates booked with friends from other bands standing in on drums. If you are interested in auditioning to be the new drummer for OC or know anyone who might be please get in touch EMAIL Zico Chain release new single ("Where Would You Rather Be?" Released on October 8th via Hassle Records) and new tour dates. Their debut album 'Food' will be released on October 15th Marten Andersson bassist for Lizzy Borden/George Lynch (Starwood, ex Legacy) is honored to announce his involvement with Toontrack of Sweden. "Toontrack has created an elite yet affordable drum software which allows your creative ability to take priority, and put an end to useless hours getting sidetracked on computer engineering," says Marten. "Imagine having access to some of the best drummers in the world, playing the best drums available with the best possible sound 24 hours a day. Toontrack software is the only tool you'll need to produce pro sounding drum and percussion tracks! I can't wait to use it in the studio, in addition to any bass clinics and other co-promotional activities promoting this partnership." Spiders & Snakes are set to release their eighth studio album 'Melodrama' on November 6th through Corporate Punishment Records (distributed by Koch Entertainment). With the release of 'Melodrama' Spiders & Snakes will be taking the new album to the masses with touring planned both on domestic ground as well as throughout the European territories in 2007 and 2008 Keri Kelli as announced the Late October "Halloween" tour dates, as well as the Nov/Dec European dates! Check the "Tour" section for info. He also recommends you check out the "Merch" section as the KK "Beer Drinker" and "Hardcore" shirts are both now available in Small sizes Gemini Five are very proud to announce that guitarist 'CAT' of Deathstars will be filling temporarily on lead guitar in Finland (Helsinki Oct 18th) and at the 2 Pub Anchor shows (Stockholm) in October 26-27th Hell City Glamours have announced a whole set of new gigs and recommend you visiting their website as they may be visiting a town near you Everyone at Glitzine would like to send our condolences to all of Pepsi Tate's family and friends, he will be sorely missed by all French sleaze rockers Tracy Gang Pussy have just announced a list of gigs throughout Europe The Spit Like This album is very nearly finished although, what was originally a planned 20 day project has turned into nearly 40. The band have decided to treat you all to a sneak preview of one track called "Dead Girl Walking" Obsessive Compulsive have loads of tour dates coming up - for all confirmed dates follow the link Wednesday 13 will still be playing Oct 23rd @ The Whisky, but Trashlight Vision have unfortunately broken up Teenage Casket Company and the Erotics have announced UK dates Oct 29th Purple Turtle London; Nov 1st Civic Mexborough; 2nd Toms Pontypridd; 3rd Junktion 7 Nottingham; and 16th Gasworks Leeds Trashlight Vision, have called it quits. Visit their myspace site for the full story A Day Called Desire are all set for their second release, Vital Signs is out September 24th and to celebrate the release the band will be headlining a one off London show at the Fly, 36-38 New Oxford Street, on the same date Tyla has a new album 'In Life, In Love, In Dreams' out now. The Dogs D'amour singer / songwriter returns with a brand new acoustic album that features 11 classic new Tyla compositions and covers of Dee Dee Ramone's "Poison Heart" and Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You". There is a video for lead-song "In Dreams" on MySpace and a full U.K. tour is booked for September / October / November - Sept 14th Nottingham Rock City; 15th Oxford Farringdon 20th Pembroke Chancers 27th Accrington Corrupted 29th Kingston Peel 6th October Bristol Area 81 7th Ilfracombe The Marlborough 15th Wolverhampton The Little Civic 20th Newport Le Pub 26th Norwich Charlotte Nov 10th Sheffield Corporation. More dates to be added Following their incredibly successful recent world tour 30 Seconds to Mars are proud to announce they've sold-out their September 14th Brixton Academy show. This will be the band's largest UK show to date, their last London show was a sold-out performance at London Astoria. On August 23rd the band won the Best Single category for their song, 'The Kill' at the prestigious Kerrang! Awards Issue 28 of UK glam / sleaze zine Bubblegum Slut is out now and rammed with 80 pages of rock'n'roll, plus a free CD! Italian band Naughty Whisper will be touring Sweden and Finland in late September for the first time: 26th Stockholm, 27th Helsinki, 28th Turku, and 29th Helsinki. The band will also tour the UK, Croatia and Slovenia during the end of 2007 - dates to be announced soon Hardcore Superstar realese their new album "Dreamin' in a Casket" on 21 November. The band went gold in Sweden this summer with the single "Bastards" that also climbed high on the Swedish charts. In spite of this there's no room for the song on the new album. "Dreamin' in a Casket" will be released in a very limited edition which will contain a documentary DVD Skintight Jaguars debut album 'The Curse' has finally been released (kind of), the first shipment arrived last week and with eagerness abound it's already been on the shift! It's now available to buy from our website for the princely sum of £5, and if you happen to live in London and don't understand the internet, you can also make your way to All Ages Records in Pratt Street, Camden and get yourself a copy in person for £5.99. The internet presale for HIM's US tour has kicked off. Just go to Ticketmaster.com Ratt and Gypsy Pistoleros Spanish tour dates for October have been announced: Oct 17th Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2; 18th Madrid, Macumba; 19th Bergara (Guipuzcoa ), sala Jam Art-rockers Les Savy Fav precede their hotly tipped new album 'Let's Stay Friends' (released October 1st) with the release of a coloured vinyl, double A-side single and download featuring the album tracks 'What Would Wolves Do' and 'The Year Before The Year 2000'. All this follows the news of their UK appearances when Les Savy Fav will play three very special nights in October: 20th London - Secret Show TBA; 21st Manchester Club Academy; 22nd London Scala New releases from Fading Ways include, Drugdealer Cheerleader, on September 24th, the Dave Kusworth "In Some Life Let Gone" Anthology 1977-2007 and Tyla's new release For all of you who've been clamouring for a Hell City Glamours gig, don't worry they're coming. First up are the LA Guns shows here in late October and a soon to be announced tour Watford's finest, the Gallows, release their new single 'In The Belly Of The Shark' 17th of September alongside UK tour. With two months tearing it up on the Warped tour across America, a Kerrang! Award for 'Best British Newcomer', incendiary sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals and onstage tattooing behind them, Gallows are setting their sights back on the UK for another round of life-affirming live shows at the tour dates A bastard baby offspring from the collaboration of Gemini Five and Crashdiet can be heard online for a limited period only here The Butch Walker DVD "Leavin' The Game On Luckie St" is almost done and ready to get your hands on Hanoi Rocks have released their 2007 album 'Street Poetry'. Recorded at Finland's Seawolf Studios this year, the album includes the #1 European hit single 'Fashion', which also remained in the Finnish charts for three weeks. Michael Monroe, the band's enigmatic front man comments of the new CD "The new Hanoi Rocks album redefines the Hanoi sound in this day and age in the best possible way. In the fashion of 'All killers, no Fillers' this album is a great show of strength for Hanoi Rocks!!" Gemini Five have parted company with guitarist Snoopy: "It's with mixed emotions and great sadness we presents this change to the original line-up but we; Pete, Tin and Rod had come to the conclusion to cut Snoopy loose from the band. - We had absolutely not done this if we felt it wasn't absolutely necessary for the best interest, continuation and progress of Gemini Five", says the members. However, the song writing and approach of the band will still be intact. The main songwriters are still in the band and Pete, Tin and Rod will continue the progress and we will guarantee to deliver much more intense and better music than ever before. All shows and plans will be proceed as usual. A temporary lead guitarist will be filling in on the October shows until a permanent member will be chosen. So if you are a male with guitar influences such as Warren DeMartini, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, Chris Holmes etc, and the looks which would fit Gemini Five, send your CD/DVD of yourself playing or/and your demoed songs along with newly taken pics to Gemini Five, c/o Jagrell, Brännkyrkagatan 120 A, 5tr, 117 28 Stockholm, Sweden The New Flesh is due to be the next single from The Wildhearts scheduled for release 1st October. The fantastic promo video is now available here. There's lots of touring action planned for the coming months. Firstly in September, Ginger will be stepping into Jason Ringenberg's cowboy boots and fronting Ginger and the Scorchers, with support from CJ and the Satellites and the Goddamn Whores. The Wildhearts then play US dates in New York, LA and San Francisco in October, before closing the year with a five date UK tour supported by Damone. Don't forget to check out the Wildhearts MySpace Zombina and the Skeletones are helping out the folks at Fab Cafe and Roadkill with their Zombie Prom, a free event, where everyone will be welcome, and there will be loads of cool stuff going on over the floors: firebreathers, magicians, pole dancing from the Rock N' Pole Girls, free Jagermeister and other giveaways (including a Jack Daniels electric guitar. You can probably expect to hear a few new songs from ZATS and surprises! It's been nine years since the last album of new 999 material, but now they are back with 'Death in Soho' - 15 tracks of punk rock with that classic 999 sound, released 24th September. 'Death In Soho' was recorded in July 2007 with original members Nick Cash (vocals/guitar), Guy Days (guitar), Pablo Labritain (drums) and Arturo Bassick (bass) currently of The Lurkers and formerly Pinpoint. A tour to promote the album is planned and more dates will be added all the time taking the tour into 2008 where the band plan to tour Britain, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, France, Holland and Brazil Skeptic Eleptic have announced tour dates for August to December Coming September 3rd... the first 80s Matchbox release in two years. For ordering info click here Regular Glitzine favourites Undercover Slut have announced a string of US tour dates under the banner of the 'White Whore Supremacy Amerikkka Tour 2K7' The new Jackviper single "Devil May Care" will be released 10th September through Dead By Dawn Records. The B-side features the song "0800 Fuck You". The sinle will be available on CD from HMV, CD Baby and jackviper.com Pre-order from the following 2 sites link 1 and link 2 for only 0.79. All sales will count towards the UK National chart position. More sites including i-Tunes to be announced! The video for "Devil May Care" is also available on Youtube.com. The band have just returned from playing Cruefest Hollywood at the Whisky a Go-Go and have announced the following tour dates here The Authentics have a string of shows lined up for August - October and you can now download their debut album at the iTunes Store Tracy Gang Pussy have a new album out 'Paris Sucks!' Check out their myspace for some samples Zico Chain have just finished a pilgrimage through New Mexico to complete the debut album, had a live show bigged up by Duff and Slash and opened Download at Donnington. Zico Chain's new single 'Anemia' is released on 13th August and you can grab a sneek preview of the video here Drugdealer Cheerleader have just been confirmed to support The Glitterati on their Nottingham date (5th Oct) and will be doing a few dates with Italian Glam rockers Naughty Whisper when they come over in October. The album 'Enjoy The Time You Waste' has started going out to the industry with massive response so far and if you want to go to the launch party on August 28th send an e-mail to info@drugdealercheerleader.com with the subject of launch party to apply for tickets Visit Kubrick's myspace where you can listen to "4 a g:url" the new single of the upcoming album (out next spring), and visit the official site to subscribe the mailing list and to listen to all the previous Kubrick's music Tyla returns with a brand new acoustic album that features 11 classic new compositions and covers of Dee Dee Ramone's "Poison Heart" and Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You". There is a video for lead-song "In Dreams" (on MySpace) and a full U.K. tour is booked for September / October / November - Sept 14th Nottingham Rock City; 15th Oxford Farringdon 20th Pembroke Chancers 27th Accrington Corrupted 29th Kingston Peel 6th October Bristol Area 81 7th Ilfracombe The Marlborough 15th Wolverhampton The Little Civic 20th Newport Le Pub 26th Norwich Charlotte Nov 10th Sheffield Corporation. More dates to be added. Order it now from here Fresh from their triumphant appearance at the Rockhimlen Festival in Sweden, where their performance was described by one reviewer as "Tough, tight and insanely good" comes the Steevi Jaimz Band. The bands next stop is the Z-Rock Festival in Wigan on the 7th of October where Steevi and the guys share the bill with Dokken, Kingdom Come and House of Lords before heading out to Norway to play the 'Rock the Boat Festival', with Y&T, Dokken, Kingdom Come and Eric Martin (X. Mr Big) on October 19th. November and December should see the band putting the finishing touches to their eagerly anticipated CD as well as a compilation DVD of live performances from over the years. Both projects are scheduled for release in early 2008 Spit Like This have completed 19 days of recording. "Needless to say, it is sounding amazing, incredible, better than we could have imagined. This has been a no-expense-spared endeavor but the results are so worth it! We have been keeping quite a meticulous diary of each day plus a video diary (which will one day make it onto a DVD). You can read the blog on our myspace page or our message board." New Generation Superstars have signed to Underdog Records, the debut album 'Crash Course...In Rock n Roll' will be distributed by Code7 music and release date is set for 24th September 2007. NGS will also feature on an album of 'Mama Trash Family Artists: Vol 1' later in the year, also featuring Apopalyptica, The 69 Eyes, Trashlight Vision and The Gypsy Pistoleros Tiger Army and Hellcat Records have unleashed 'Music From Regions Beyond', hailed as one of 2007's "Most Anticipated Albums" by Alternative Press. The band have just done a new video for one of the album's key tracks 'Forever Fades Away' and you can watch it for free here A message from Anti Product "We have to say, we are all a bit taken aback by the response to the gigs so far with three out of five being sell outs. Apparently absence does make the heart grow fonder. We do apologize for underestimating some of your merch requirements by selling out of the 'Project Ohio' discs and the 'Master EP' only two shows into the run. We are making more even as we type for the last two gigs. The highlight of this UK run so far has been the Headline performance of the second stage at the Rock and Blues Festival Friday, which saw literally 10's of thousands moan in orgasmic pleasure in what is surely history's largest ever recorded orgy during a particularly incendiary version of 'If I Was Orson Welles' Please find the last two not to be missed UK appearances below before the band head back to Italy for more recording and then it's onto the US touring with Wednesday 13 for AP's US debut tour in October! S.E.X. Department are looking for a new drummer. The band have a new CD 'Night Club 666' in the Perris records catalogue, produced by Kristy Majors, management, booking and promotion agency, tours in Europe, payment monthly (500 euro + % from concerts), possibility of apartment in our "House of Metal" on the beach near Venice (Italy). If you are a really good sleaze glam drummer, 20-30 years, great look and attitude then get in touch A message from Keri Kelly "Well we all have made it back to the USA in one piece! Wow, what a great first leg of the "Psycho Drama" tour....The South American, European and Australian crowds were all incredibly enthusiastic. Be sure to check out the Photo section, we've put up a slew of live shots as well as behind-the-scene pics! Also due to the overwhelming popularity of the Keri Kelli "Hell Raiser" guitar pick logo, we now have made t-shirts.....and added more size selections to all of the KK t-shirts. I've also put up as many of the US dates that are available." Obsessive Compulsive have some gigs coming up over the next couple of months August 10th Winnington Rec Northwich; 11th The Parish Huddersfield; 15th The Appleby, Burton On Trent; 16th Music Box Manchester; 18th Trashstock @ Junktion 7 Nottingham; 31st The Marquee Norwich; September 22nd The Cockpit Leeds; 29th Redhill Takeover @ The Harlequin Surrey Cat The Dog will be releasing their debut single called "I'm A Romantic / Devil In Me" through Virgin Records on August 20th Gypsy Pistoleros enter Mighty Atom studios in September to record their crazed rockin version of the Ricky Martin classic 'Livin la Vida Loca'. The double A side single will be released on Evil Boy Records November 5th! Major tour supports to be announced ASAP Trashlight Vision have announced detail of a UK tour and released a demo to coincide with it. Check out their myspace and hear the brand new 'Adrenachrome bleeding' demo Hell City Glamours have thrown a new song up on the trusty gossip filled creation that is Myspace so pop over and check it out here Tigertailz have hooked up with their good friends Y&T and will support the San Francisco rockers on their forthcoming UK tour. Full dates as follows: October 23nd Leeds Rio's; 25th Glasgow Cathouse; 26th Newcastle Carling Academy; 27th Manchester Academy 28th Bristol Thekla Social; November 1st Nottingham Rock City; 2nd Dudley JB's; 3rd London Mean Fiddler Disarm are just about to go in to the studio to record their debut album. Good news is the band has got nearly two months worth of dates lined up throughout Britain For all the Swedish fans, Hardcore Superstar will start to record the upcoming album at In Flames Studio in Gothenburg Sweden. The album will be released in November AntiProduct have announced their first UK dates for 2007. For dates and a new line of merchandise go to www.antiproduct.com SPiT LiKE THiS started work on a new album last month. Already they are getting offers from labels. For the band's studio diary go to their myspace site here. As well as the Hard Rock Hell festival booking, they have taken support slots with both The Quireboys and Zodiac Mindwarp. The Hard Rock Hell is a 3 day festival running 9th-11th November Jennyfer Star is currently working on some new songs. Click the link above for samples Festival goers to Rocklahoma will have been the first to hear the new single from the renegade gypsy flamenco glam rock n roll sleazesters Gypsy Pistoleros - 'Living la Vida Loca'. It will be a double A-side released November 5th on Evil Boy Records. "A massive thanks from the Gypsy pistoleros for buying it, we never dreamed of this reaction" It's all stacking up for Zico Chain - a pilgrimage through New Mexico to complete the debut album, the live show bigged up by childhood heroes Duff and Slash, opening Download at Donnington, US label execs booking trips to Shoreditch council estates to meet them, being tipped as frontrunners of the new rise of Brit Rock. Zico Chain's new single "Anaemia" is due for online release 9th July and limited 7" on 23rd July. The band are heading out on tour next month with Ghost Of A Thousand and Flood Of Red Naked Beggars is forming a retro fan club. You will be able to get any new CDs before anyone else, a signed poster, signed picture and monthly statements and you will receive your own personalized membership laminated card. To join please send $25 to either Naked Beggars, Attn: Fan Club, PO Box 218530, Nashville, TN 37221 or go to Paypal and send money to NakedBeggarsfanclub@yahoo.com Guitarist KILL X (formerly of Undercover Slut) has a music Myspace profile - check it out Velvet Revolver's new album Libertad is in stores July 3. For a sneek peek click here The new Peppermint Creeps CD "Cover Up" is available now. First 100 copies sold will be autographed so what ya waitin for? Italian hard rockers Sybilla have just signed a contract so watch out for material coming soon Kristy Majors new Highway to Hell studios is open. "Due to popular demand I have taken my home studio and built a state of the art facility. You name it I've got it. I produce, engineer and master projects. I'm booked up until September already but write me if interested." Fancy a taste of some new Gemini Five? The tune is called "I am Hollow" and is written by Hot Rod/Tin Star. This demo was recorded in 2007 and will be on the next Gemini Five album but in another shape and form. Make sure to listen as it will only be published here for a short period. More demo versions of the new songs will be posted later on. Stay tuned! The Authentics head into the studio this month for the first time since October 2006 to record brand new track "A Song For You" for a forthcoming download only release in Summer. The band has a whole load of summer gigs and festivals lined up from July onwards so check their site for dates Fancy a brand new AntiProduct F*CK THE BANKS T-Shirt just in time to be the envy of all your friends at the Summer Festivals - click here for order details Swedmetal Records has just released a new compilation album called Swedish Sleaze Rock n' Roll featuring 17 artists such as Crash Diet, Zan Clan, Bai Bang, Nasty Idols, Babylon Bombs, Enemies SWE and Sister Sin. Check out their other full CD releases including Turbonegro, Bai Bang, Glorious Bankrobbers and Nasty Idols here
SR-71 featuring Mitch Allan, is playing Saturday August 18th in Las Vegas with Vertical Horizon, Marcy Playground and Nine Days. To buy tickets click here and stay tuned, there may be more dates added. John Allen's new project Forty Acres plays Jamin Java this Friday June 15th. Nicky Kay from Child's Play will join the band onstage so it promises to be an unforgettable show Issue 27 of Bubblegum Slut zine is out now and packed full of glam/sleaze and rock 'n roll goodness. Full details and ordering info are available from here There have been some changes in Keri Kelli's upcoming South American dates in the tour section of his website - Mexico is cancelled at this time. North American dates will be forthcoming for August-October News in from Regent St Claire "Well its finally about to happen. 20 freakin' years in the making! James Ray, co-founder of my favourite band of all time Head On made an awesome record with his post Head On band Sybil called "Every Parent's Dream. When this LP was completed back in 1987, the band immediately broke up, and the record was shelved. A few of us managed to get 67th generation cassette copies of it back then, but for the most part, the masters just sat on a shelf in James' garage. Until last year. This was one of the great LPs of the 80s, so I went out and got a deal for it to be released, and that will happen on June 15th. I am the Executive Producer on it, and have never been prouder to lend my name to anything in my life. If you love old Kiss & Cheap Trick, then you're gonna love this CD. Thanks for your support, Regent" Naked Beggars are planning on touring the UK and Europe this autumn. For further info and if you are interested in booking the band check out their website SPiT LiKE THiS start recording their debut studio album very soon with producer Paul Tipler. Paul has produced for the likes of Elastica, Placebo, PWEI and more Helsinki rockers Vanity Ink who released their debut album On Your Skin earlier this year, will play a couple of gigs in Bosnia-Herzegovina this summer. The shows will be at Bosna Faces festival in Banovici 16 June and Doboj 17 June. An Italian tour will take place in November 2007 (dates and towns to be announced soon) On Monday June 18th, Screaming Tarts will release it's 4th compilation album. For the track listing and a pre-order price of £2.99, including free UK delivery click here Watford's hardcore punks Gallows and St Albans' screamo-ravers Enter Shikari have been announced as the special guests to appear in the Duracell Powerhouse at the Download Festival, which takes place from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th June 2007 sees the release of the long awaited second Zen Motel album Stations of the Dead which features guest appearances by CJ from UK rock legends The Wildhearts and promises to be the album they have been threatening to make since their conception. Order the album here In August 2006 Vanity Ink started recording their debut full-length album. During the autumn the band recorded 13 tracks of which 11 were mixed and mastered and ended up on the album "On Your Skin". Order the album here Punk rock legends Social Distortion are set to release their first ever career spanning Greatest Hits collection on June 25th in Europe. Songs from every classic album are represented in this definitive release from the early track "Mommy's Little Monster," that put them on the map, on through to 2004's radio hit "Reach For The Sky". Dates to be announced through 2007 SPiT LiKE THiS are delighted to announce that they are to support legendary US band The Misfits on their one and only London date at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, London on 19th September 2007. Tickets are £16 in advance from all the usual outlets. For more information visit www.spitlikethis.com Canadian band Red Light Rippers and Swedish rockers Supragod release a joint album 'From the Trenches' on July 16th. Each band offers 2 new tracks, 2 rockin' live tracks and in addition, the Red Light Rippers have covered a Supragod song 'Rock n Roll Idiots' and Supragod has covered popular Red Light Rippers track 'Addicted'. Its yours to order here Coventry upstarts The Ripps release a brand new single and video for Holiday on 11th June. Holiday is a sorry, tongue in cheek tale of alcoholic misadventure taken from their debut album 'Long Live The Ripps' Following their sell out tour in March, Buckcherry return to the UK in June for two dates in Bournemouth and Cheltenham, before headlining the Download Festival. The band will hopefully be back in the UK in November for some more dates and are currently on tour in the USA The new Tracy Gang Pussy release called Paris Sucks will be available in UK stores from 9th July Want a free CD? By placing one of Swedmetal's artists songs on your myspace page and a banner, you can get a free CD from the Swedmetal catalogue. Just follow the link for further details Annex have a new video entitled 'Brought It' out now. To watch it, just click here Swedmetal has announced a few new releases. First up Nasty Idols - Live at KB 2006 DVD a full concert + a 1 hour documentary about their "Rejects on the road tour" - release date 25th of May. Next, Loud 'N' Nasty - No One Rocks Like You CD with 3 new tracks - release date 25th of May. And finally United Enemies - All The Sick Things We Do CD out now SR-71, featuring Mitch Allan, is playing Saturday August 18th in Las Vegas. Contact Red Rcoks Casino for ticket info. The show will be with longtime friends Vertical Horizon, Nine Days and Marcy Playground Bowling for Soup are heading to Europe and have announced some European dates including the Download Festival at Castle Donnington. Follow the clicky for further info and new dates A quick word from AntiProduct here "For about 1,000 reasons beyond our control it looks like we may not be able to fulfill our commitments to perform in Berlin and Oslo. On an up note, the recording for the upcoming LP is going amazingly well and promises to be the single best most real representation of what AP is capable of" www.antiproduct.com June 11 sees a new digital single release from Swedish quartet Sounds Like Violence. Lifted from their critically-acclaimed full length debut 'With Blood On My Hands' (Burning Heart), 'Heartless Wreck' has proved to be a stand-out favourite on the album among fans. The Gallows are offering up a free download of a track from their re-mastered album Orchestra Of Wolves entitled Come Friendly Bombs. The band are playing a number of gigs too before they head off to the Warped Tour Juliette & The Licks are re-releasing their second album "Four To The Floor" with a bonus DVD on May 28th. The DVD will feature the making of the new album, videos for the tracks Hot Kiss, Blues, Sticky Honey, Shelter Your Needs, American Boy, You're Speaking My Language, Pray For The Band Latoya and I Never Got To Tell You and more, and it's sure to be something every fan will want to pick up Hardcore Superstar will release the new single "Bastards" on June 6th. The song is taken from the forthcoming album planned to be released in November. The band will be in the studio this summer to record the new album. The single will only be released in Sweden but you can order it today on their web site HIM will be touring this summer with Linkin Park, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, Placebo and more, and you can get a chance to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public for one day only by clicking here The Ripps new single is going to be released on June 11th through Catskills Records and is going to be supported by a tour For the first time in over three decades original 10cc members, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman, have reunited to record new music. Best known for such classic 10cc hits as "Rubber Bullets", "I'm Not In Love" and "Things We Do For Love", as well as Godley and Creme's mega-hit "Cry", Godley and Gouldman have recorded five new songs available for download on their official website A Bad Brains worldwide tour is in the planning stages, including several major festival appearances both in the USA and Europe. The first proper Bad Brains studio album in over a decade, Build A Nation, is now scheduled to arrive in stores on June 25th, 2007 on Megaforce Records. The album features all the original members of the group To see the Gallows new video Abandon Ship just click here. The band will be doing a tour of the UK in June Zombina and the Skeletones have a few dates from May 14th to May 20th lined up. There are no advance ticket sales for any of these shows, you just pay on the door New Generation Superstars are pleased to announce that they will be playing City Showcase in London on June 4th. For free tickets follow the clicky Hold Steady have released a new single, Stuck Between Stations. Follow the links for an interview the band recently did ( Interview 1 and Interview 2). For an exclusive acoustic version of the single Stuck Between Stations click here Thomas Silver is playing a guest guitar solo on the song "Kometen" with the band Lillasyster. The album is already out so be sure to order your copy here The legendary Nadir D, Priest, is putting back London (Nikki Sixx, Blackie Lawless, Slash, Izzy } back together. Nadir needs a young hungry bassist, guitarist and drummer preferably in LA for gigging and recording. Contact Kelv Hellrazer for further info New Generation Superstars have a busy couple of months ahead. The band will feature in Insomnia Magazine (available from the 20th May) with an exclusive interview and a song on the cover CD. The band will also feature in the June issue of Classic Rock CD. The album has been recorded, with the finishing touches being added. It will be released in the summer on Underdog Records. NGS will also feature on an album of "Mama Trash Family Artists: Vol 1" later in the year, also featuring Apopalyptica, The 69 Eyes, Trashlight Vision and The Gypsy Pistoleros. Limited copies will be available to purchase at gigs once released HIM will release "Uneasy Listening Vol 2" through Columbia Records on April 23rd. The album is a complilation of rarities and hard to find versions of the bands biggest hits Red Star Rebels have a new CD available for order on their website called the 'Victory Victoria' compilation EP. Order here for £5 After the success of last month's launch of their video on myspace, The Authentics have bowed to popular demand and added another video this month. Up now on their myspace site is a clip from 2006's DNA Festival in Leicester . The album is currently available through Paypal for £6.00 and in the next month the band will be adding it to i-tunes Lucien have just released their self titled 10 track debut album through Deadlamb Records. Follow the clickies for info on how to order Armed and Hammered is the new album from Tattooed Millionaires. To order it click here On Saturday 5th May 2007 Nasty Idols and Crazy Lixx will play Wildside. This will be their first ever UK gig since 1993 Obsessive Compulsive will be taking some time off touring for a few months to concentrate on writing and making a video. There’s live footage of "Blood Everywhere" on their myspace page Tiger Army will release "Music From Regions Beyond" on June 4th. Immediately following the album's completion, Tiger Army will headline the "Return from Beyond" tour across Europe and then a summer long slot on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour's main stage. For full dates go to www.tigerarmy.com Supragod will do a mini tour in Scotland starting off April 19 in Glasgow . New dates will be posted here In support of the forthcoming single X E Cute My X (released on Pebble Beach 7th May) Drugdealer Cheerleader will be playing the following shows: Cardiff Barfly 17th Apr, Oxford Jericho 18th, Manchester Satan's Hollow 22nd, Dartford Bull and Vic 1st May, Barnsley Arches 2nd Aesthesia have nearly finished their new album and you can hear one of the twelve tracks and watch a video clip here Zico Chain are three lads in their early twenties, who are part of a new slew of UK guitar bands. Their debut single ‘Where Would You Rather Be?’ is out on 7th May. Click here for further info and extensive UK tour dates "Doctors Are Standing By" is another new track from The Stuff’s upcoming album "Mind Your Head". Check it out here "44 of the Most Ferocious Drummers" is set to begin shooting a featured television production on May 3rd and 4th in Hollywood California with some of the most legendary drummers ever. Hosted by former Atlantic Records rock drummer and music radio host Billy McCarthy (ex D’Molls), 44 of the Most Ferocious Drummers Ever will be a kinetic mix of interviews, rare performance footage, and commentary from legendary drummers along with their esteemed colleagues, family, and friends who know them best, offstage and on Gemini Five have just entered the "Sunlight studio" in Sweden with American producer Kory Clarke (vocalist of Warrior Soul and Space Age Playboys). The album is due for a late fall release in Europe. Stay tuned for more details and updates at the official Gemini Five website Britny Fox will tour with special guests, Enuff Z' Nuff. Both bands will be appearing at the Rocklahoma festival on July 13-15. For official tour information click here Bubble will be playing a gig on Sunday, April 22 in Los Angeles and will also be making a very important announcement at the gig Swedish sleaze-glam band Nasty Idols have officially confirmed their first U.K. tour in nearly 14 years. Having just finished a brief tour of Italy on the heels of last year's triumphant performance at the Sweden Rock, the Idols are gearing up to release their latest DVD and a brand new album which they are currently writing and recording. Lead singer Andy Pierce comments: "It's been far too long since we visited the UK and we're all incredibly excited to be making it over at last, especially to the famous Wildside club in Nottingham and to get to play in London again! We have our good friends Crazy Lixx over with us, so the only thing I can tell the good people in the U.K. is expect pure f**kin' sleazy rock'n'roll destruction!!" For more details, click here The Peppermint Creeps are busy in the studio right now putting the final touches on "Cover Up" a cover album, release date TBA. They are also editing new videos for the "2nd Video Colletion", release date TBA and then completing their 3rd full length album. Now you can download Animatron-X on iTunes here. We R The Weirdoz will be up soon Lower Class Brats and Krum Bums are hitting the road supporting their new releases. Click on the links for dates across the US and Europe It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you all that Jaska Koivusilta (Wolfchild Bassist and also Glitzine Staff Writer) passed away on the 3rd April. Rest in peace Jaska, you'll be greatly missed The Drug Dealer Cheerleader album is in the can so to speak and is called 'Enjoy the Time You Waste'. You can hear the next single here which is due for release on 7th May through Pebble Beach. If you want to help the band in terms of promotion, cheerleading or street team activities, please click here or join the street team on their Myspace site The Outside Royalty are an indie/art-rock sextet originally formed in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and recently relocated to London. The band have just released a new EP including 4 original songs plus an unusual cover of the Beatles' 1966 classic Eleanor Rigby. Have a listen here The Velvet Revolver tour launches on April 10th, rocketing through South America before the band hits U.S. soil on May 4th, when they begin an 11 city run. After that they head to Europe, with 17 dates, including stops in Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Spain Neil Leyton & the Ghosts tour bookings are coming together... but they need your help, especially those of you living in Austria, Italy, or Slovenia. They need help booking some additional tour dates from the 19th May to the 23rd May anywhere around Slovenia, Austria, or northern Italy... these will be full band electric gigs backed by Rich Ragany and the Ghosts (from Stockholm). If you can help out, contact Neil Leyton here The Keri Kelli website now has full versions of various tunes to listen to while surfing. On the front page, just click the "Launch KK Media Player" button and you will be up and running. Tracks include rare and unreleased songs by Slashs Snakepit, U.S. Crush, and 90's band Rubber. Also, a few new items have been listed in the merchandise section including all the projects Keri has been involved in and autographed copies of the Dad's Porno Mag CD The Wildhearts will be touring from 23rd April to 17th May to promote their new album. See the confirmed dates here. In particular, please note that owing to popular demand the Glasgow show has been upgraded to the Garage. All original tickets are valid for the upgrade. There's an Ask Ginger update on the website. To submit questions to Ginger, CJ, Scott and Ritch for future sections, please post your questions in The Wildhearts section of the forum here Violent Divine release 'Levitate' as a single and video to mark the anniversary of the debut album from Chavis Records. The video is available now at www.violentdivine.se Spit Like This are in pre-production right now and will record two tracks in May, although the bulk of the album will be recorded in the summer. For gig info go to www.spitlikethis.com To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Italian fanzine Slamrocks the Quireboys will play with support from The Jolly Power and Fuoriuso on Sunday 22nd April 2007 at the Indian's Saloon in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan). Click here for further info and tix Billy Carri is looking for a drummer. If you could lend ability and have a good image contact Billy here Swedmetal Records are looking to book UK dates in May for Nasty Idols and Crazy Lixx. Dates available are May 4th, 6th and 7th - 7th and must be in London! If you can help or would like more info contact Mike Ryan Adams will play one of his first live shows for 2007 at Ulster Performing Arts Center on May 16th in Kingston, New York In the seven months since the original release of their incendiary debut album 'Orchestra Of Wolves', Watford quintet Gallows have injected excitement, passion and conviction back into rock with a series of ferocious live shows around the country, followed by a storming set of appearances in Texas for SXSW. Following unprecedented interest from every record label you care to mention, Gallows can finally announce that they have inked a deal for their own Casanova Records imprint through Warner Bros Records worldwide and have signed to legendary punk label Epitaph Records for North America. June will also see the band back on the road in the UK for another round of live action and rock n'roll kicks before the band head off on the Warped tour throughout July and August. Click here for more info and UK dates The Wildhearts have a brand new self titled album out with a line up features Ginger (Vocals and guitar), C.J. (Guitar and vocals), Rich Battersby (Drums) and new bass player Scott Sorry. The album is in keeping with the original blueprint laid down by 'Earth Versus The Wildhearts' and the band will begin a full U.K. tour on the day the album is released. In Ginger's words "We are really proud of this album. It marks what honestly feels like a fresh start in what has been an up-and-down career for the band. Gone are the drugs and alcohol problems. There is a focus and determined spirit in the band now, which we think we have captured perfectly on this album. The melodies are still there, the big choruses are still there, but the mammoth guitar riffs are back and heavier than ever. We're excited to have you along for this fresh new stage in the on-going legacy that is The Wildhearts." Order the album here The Red Light Rippers will be making their way back over to the UK this August. Watch this space for more news and tour dates as they are confirmed. In addition, as if the prospect of a new tour wasn't exciting enough, the guys have been in the studio to record some brand new tracks, which, along with some awesome live tracks from their live tour, will be released on a split album with Sweden's rock gods 'Supragod' (part of the FW Artist Collective). In the meantime, if you haven't sampled the delights of RLR's debut album yet, grab yourself a copy of Nobody Likes a Rat for £6.99 here If you enjoy books then check out 'Sonically Speaking- MC5- A Tale of Revolution and Rock n Roll'. Few bands can claim to have had the same impact on rock music as the MC5. From humble beginnings amidst the motor industry boom in Detroit, these five extraordinary men became hometown heroes and eventually the accepted Godfathers of punk, without ever achieving any real mainstream success. Having released three albums between 1969 and 1971, various solo projects followed their break-up, then certain members spent time behind bars, battled drug and alcohol problems before Fred 'Sonic' Smith and Rob Tyner passed away. In 2003, the surviving three members - Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis and Dennis 'Machine Gun' Thompson - reunited and finally began to enjoy the deserved plaudits as one of rock music's most influential bands of all-time. The first in-depth biography of the group, Sonically Speaking charts the career of this most seminal of bands, as well as unravelling what became of the members after the break-up of the MC5. Order the book here For brand new Jim Clements & the Right to Die website and live dates check out here