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Former MEGADETH Members To Reunite In New Project

Former MEGADETH and current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli recently spoke to The Pure Rock Shop about Dave Mustaine's decision to disband MEGADETH and the Pitrelli's current and upcoming activities. Here are a few select highlights from that conversation: On whether Mustaine will be able to return to form following hand injury: "I don't think that's ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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TESLA To Participate In Online Chat

TESLA's Jeff Keith and Troy Luccketta will be participating in a live America Online Q&A chat to promote their upcoming Rock Never Stops trek across the United States this summer. The tour will run June through September and also feature VINCE NEIL, JACKYL and SKID ROW. The chat will take place Monday, June 3rd at ...

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SLIPKNOT, PENNYWISE, HENRY ROLLINS, Others To Collaborate On West Memphis Three Benefit Album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, PENNYWISE's Jim Lindberg, and X's Exene Cervenka are among the vocalists tentatively scheduled to appear on a benefit album for the West Memphis Three currently being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. The album will reportedly consist of Rollins and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with featured performances from ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY Sweeps Modern Drummer Poll

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has once again swept the Modern Drummer magazine polls by taking the "Best Progressive Rock Drummer" award for the eighth year in a row, in addition to coming in at top in the "Best Clinician", "Best Educational Video/DVD", and "Recorded Performance Of The Year" categories. ...

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SUPERFIX Complete Work On New Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, recently completed work on a brand new three-song demo, which was produced at a California studio by SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. Currently being shopped to interested labels, the latest ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Makes BURRN! Cover

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach appears on the cover of this month's Burrn! magazine—the world's "heaviest" (literally) metal magazine and Japan's most respected and well-known heavy rock publication. Here are pictures taken at the Burrn! photo session, as they appear on Bach's official web site: Burrn! Cover Burrn! #1

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SKID ROW: New MP3 Posted Online

SKID ROW have made available for download the projected title track from their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, via the group's official web site at this location. In other news, the band have announced the following headlining dates: May 15 - Slidell, LA @ The Asylum May 16 - ...

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SKID ROW Release New Single To Select Radio Stations

SKID ROW have released the projected title track from their forthcoming full-length CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, to several US radio stations ahead of the group's appearance at the Rock Never Stops tour, also featuring TESLA, VINCE NEIL, and JACKYL. At this time, no release date has yet been set for Thick Is ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH To Make 2002 Live Debut At Atlanta's MUSIC MIDTOWN

DAVE LEE ROTH's current touring band—consisting of Roth (vocals), Brian Young (guitar), James Lomenzo (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums)—will perform their first show of 2002 on May 3rd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which takes place over a three-day period between May 3rd and 5th, will also include appearances by ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS: More Dates Announced

More dates for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops tour, featuring TESLA, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW, and JACKYL, have been leaked. They are as follows: May 17 - UMB Bank Pavilion - Maryland Heights, MO May 18 - Sandstone Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS Jun. 07 - Remington Park - Oklahoma City, OK Jun. 08 - ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour: Several Dates Leaked

Several dates for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops tour, featuring TESLA, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW, and JACKYL, have been leaked. They are as follows: May 17 - Maryland Heights, MO UMB Ban Pavilion Jun. 14 - Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Jul. 19 - Comstock, NE Comstock Rock A full itinerary will be ...

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SKID ROW Add Appearances To Live Itinerary

SKID ROW, featuring ex-SOLINGER vocalist Johnny Solinger, are continuing to add live appearances to their upcoming itinerary. The group's current scheduled now looks like this: May 01 - Fayetteville, NC @ ITZ May 02 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' May 03 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival ...

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SKID ROW: Upcoming Appearances Announced

SKID ROW, featuring vocalist Johnny Solinger, have added a Winston-Salem show to their early May itinerary. The group's schedule now looks as follows: May 01 - Fayetteville, NC @ ITZ May 03 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival (w/KID ROCK) ...

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SKINLAB's ESQUIVEL Recounts SOIL, HEADSTRONG Tour Shenanigans

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel recently commented on the shenanigans that took place on the final night of the group's US tour with SOIL and HEADSTRONG, which took place on Monday, April 1st in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stated Esquivel, “it was April Fools day, so we had to start early with our fun stuff. First off, our ...

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SKID ROW Announce May Appearances

SKID ROW, featuring vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced the following live dates for early May: May 01 - Fayetteville, NC @ ITZ May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival (w/KID ROCK) As previously reported, SKID ROW will be touring with TESLA, VINCE NEIL and JACKYL this summer on the Rock Never Stops trek. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: "Stoked To Rock Again"

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has confirmed via his official web site that the singer's previously-scheduled headlining shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, which were due to take place on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, have been postponed to Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. According to ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Postpones Stone Pony Gigs

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has postponed to Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th the headlining shows originally scheduled to take place at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Unforeseen circumstances were being cited for the postponement. Tickets for the scheduled March 29th ...

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SUPERFIX Collaborate With SKID ROW Guitarist On Latest Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are collaborating with SKID ROW guitarist Dave Snake Sabo on the group's latest batch of demos, which are currently being tracked at a California studio with Sabo at the production helm. ...

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