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STEVE VAI To Issue Collection Of Rarities

STEVE VAI is in the process of finalizing the licensing agreements for the next installments of "The Secret Jewel Box Set - Archives Vol. 3 and Vol. 4". These two discs compile all the music Steve has contributed to other projects and records, and include the often-elusive bonus tracks appearing on Japanese releases. Also included ...

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GOD DETHRONED To Include Bonus CD With New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED will release their new album, "Into The Lungs Of Hell", as a double CD and 2-LP set featuring a fat booklet and a bonus CD. The complete track listing for the bonus disc is as follows: 01. God Dethroned (re-recorded version) 02. Satan's Curse (POSSESSED cover) 03. The Execution Protocol ...

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SOLEFALD Complete Work On 'In Harmonia Universali'

Norway's SOLEFALD have completed recording and mixing their fourth full-length album, "In Harmonia Universali", for a tentative January/February release through Century Media Records. "We just finished recording and mixing the album, and I must say that SOLEFALD has never sounded better!" Lazare, one half of the duo that comprises SOLEFALD, wrote on the group's message ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: Upcoming Show To Be Recorded

TRANSPORT LEAGUE's show at Belsepub/Underground in Gothenburg, Sweden on Jan. 17, 2003 will be recorded by the Swedish National Radio for broadcast sometime in the spring. In other news, the band will be entering Grand Glam Recordings in late February for an unspecified "recording session." ...

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD To Embark On U.S. Tour

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, which currently includes in its ranks former KISS guitarist/singer Bruce Kulick, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 09 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Feb. 06 - Americstar Casino - St. Charles, Louisiana Mar. 01 - Gulfstream Park - Hallandale, Florida Mar. 07 - California Mid-Winter ...

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H.I.M. Plot 'Love Metal' Attack

Finland's H.I.M. have posted the following update on their official web site: "In a band meeting a couple of hours ago we made a grand plan for the next year. We'll be concentrating on Europe for much of the year. The new album [tentatively titled 'Love Metal'] will be out in April, followed by major ...

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TED NUGENT For Governor?

TED NUGENT is reportedly considering a bid for the governor of Michigan in 2006. Following the recent election of Jennifer Granholm as Michigan governor, radio station WOOD-AM in Grand Rapids asked its listeners who they'd like to see oppose her in four years. The survey is still going on, but Nugent has been named in ...

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EXMORTEM Prepare To Release 'Pestilence Empire'

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will release their new album, "Pestilence Empire", on Nov. 25 through Osmose Productions. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ghastly Grotesque 02. Funerary Sculpture 03. Pestifer 04. Malus Invictus 05. Death Deceiver 06. Grand Dome Of Destruction 07. Icecold Ugliness (Part 2) 08. Gruesome Icons 09. ...

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STEREOMUD Finalize Title, Track Listing For Sophomore CD

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set "Every Given Moment" as the title for their sophomore CD, which was recently mixed Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO GOO DOLLS, BECK) at a Los Angeles studio for a February/March 2003 release through Loud/Columbia Records. The ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena ...

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KID ROCK Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

KID ROCK's former business associates Alvin Williams and Earl Blunt, of EB-Bran Productions, are accusing Rock of trademark infringement in connection with the Top Dog Records name and logo, which appears on many of his albums and merchandise. Top Dog Records was formed by EB-Bran Productions and Kid Rock in 1988, but never had its ...

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GRAND MAGUS Name Upcoming CD

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have set "Monument" as the title of their sophomore album, due in early 2003 through Rise Above Records. ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Take Part In KISS SYMPHONY Concert

Guitarist Ace Frehley is expected to complete the original KISS lineup at the Kiss Symphony concert, which will feature KISS hits performed with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony. Frehley, who had touring commitments in America, was nowhere to be seen at a media conference to announce the event, which takes place at Melbourne, Australia's Telstra Dome ...

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SKID ROW Announce U.S. Dates

SKID ROW have announced the following dates during October/November: Oct. 24 - Chantilly's - Manchester, NH Oct. 25 - Crossroads - Ellsworth, ME Oct. 26 - Liquid - Leominster, MA Oct. 30 - Don Hills - New York, NY Nov. 01 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ Nov. 02 - The Cellar - Struthers, ...

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DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB, SOCIETY 1 Dates Announced

The dates for the Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot tour, featuring DOPE, PRIMER 55, SKINLAB and SOCIETY 1 have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 31 - Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions *Halloween Show* Nov. 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour Nov. 03 - Springfield, VA @ JAXX Nov. 04 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Nov. 06 ...

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KID ROCK, PAMELA ANDERSON To Get Hitched In Vegas

Hank Williams Jr. announced to a Dallas concert audience last weekend that Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson are set to get hitched next month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to the Associated Press. Rock, who proposed to Anderson in April, is scheduled to perform at the MGM on November 9th. ...

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SLIPKNOT Advance DVD Screening To Be Held In New York City

An advance screening (presented in 5.1 Surround Sound on a theatre-sized screen) of the upcoming SLIPKNOT DVD, Disasterpieces, will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2002, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 W34th St btw 8th and 9th, upstairs from the Hammmerstein Ballroom). The first 100 ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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RUNEMAGICK To Issue Compilation Of Rare Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK will issue Death Magick, a compilation of rare and unreleased material spanning their whole career, through Brazen Music in the U.S. during the winter. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro - Darkness Death and Doom 02. Death Magick (unreleased version) 03. Eternal Dark ...

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