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Terra - CRONIAN

If it walks like a BORKNAGAR album, quacks like a BORKNAGAR album, and is comprised entirely of members of BORKNAGAR, who can it be? Uh, CRONIAN, apparently. That's being a bit glib — there are differences between this two-man project (featuring Øystein G. Brun and Mr. V, a/k/a Vintersorg) and the bands these men come ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Seeks Touring Guitarist

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane is looking for a new touring guitarist. "I am putting a band together for shows in North America and Europe," Lane explained. "If you can shred and someone thinks you're good who doesn't live under the same roof as you, drop me a line. Photo and recording a real plus!" ...

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TESLA And CINDERELLA Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

TESLA and CINDERELLA have been confirmed for Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 20: 04:30 JOHN WAITE 06:30 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD 08:30 SAMMY HAGAR 11:00 TBA Friday, July 21: 02:15 SAVOY BROWN 04:15 SEVEN MARY THREE 06:30 PUDDLE OF MUDD ...

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'Hair Metal' Compilation Breaks BILLBOARD's Top 20!

"Monster Ballads: The Platinum Edition", an 18-song collection of "hair-metal" classics, sold 44,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. WARRANT - Heaven 02. SKID ROW - I Remember You 03. ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's 'All-Star' CD Gets A Release Date

The "all-star" album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be released in Germany on March 24 by MTM Music (March 27 for the rest of Europe) and in North America on March 28 by LNJ Records. "Soundtrack of a Soul" will feature contributions from the following guest singers: Dale ...

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KISS, POISON, WARRANT To Perform At Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

KISS, POISON and WARRANT are among the bands that have reportedly signed on to play at Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows: KISS POISON WARRANT SAVOY BROWN GEORGE THOROGOOD PUDDLE OF MUDD GREGG ROLIE JOHN WAITE SEVEN MARY THREE GRAND FUNK RAILROAD ...

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WARRANT: 'Born Again' Due In March

WARRANT, whose current lineup includes BLACK 'N BLUE singer Jaime St. James, will release their new album, "Born Again", on March 31 via MTM Music. With internationally acclaimed producer and engineer Pat Regan (KISS, DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG, L.A. GUNS) at the mixing desk, WARRANT have recorded an album that "delivers classic '80s hard rock ...

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WARRANT: U.S. Dates Announced

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers WARRANT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 10 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever (w/ FIREHOUSE) Feb. 11 - Columbus, OH @ Whiskey Dicks Feb. 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theatre Mar. 18 - Lakewood, CO @ Ecks Saloon Apr. 01 ...

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Reborn - STRYPER

Cleaning up the office at the end of the year, making room for the onslaught of 2006 releases, this one popped up and seemed like an irresistible piñata for critical derision. STRYPER, those God-rockin' bumblebees with the lame ballads and hair from here to the Pearly Gates? Well, pass me some of that yellow-and-black striped ...

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WARRANT Sign With MTM MUSIC; New Album Samples Available

MTM Music has announced the signing of WARRANT, one of the most popular and successful rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s. The band was formed in the mid-'80s and its first official lineup featured vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bass player Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet. In ...

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Imagine - STRIDE

There is something to this DREAM THEATER-meets-JOURNEY description of Houston, Texas' STRIDE. Neither as over-the-top progressive as DREAM THEATER nor as pop-flavored AOR as NEIL SCHON's bunch, the band's second full-length and first released through a record label does feature the successful construction of bridgework between the two sides. The fact that STRIDE's first release ...

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GUNS N' ROSES 'Millennium Tribute' To Arrive In April

In late April 2006, Versailles Records will release "It's So Easy: A Millennium Tribute to Guns N' Roses", featuring current/former members of HEART, GUNS N' ROSES, OZZY OSBOURNE, LOVE/HATE, ADLER'S APPETITE, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, RIOT, LILLIAN AXE, WARRANT, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, FASTER PUSSYCAT, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, RATT, L.A. GUNS, LITA FORD, METAL CHURCH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Schedule 'Metal Show Unleashed' Session

"The Metal Show", as heard weekly on Sundays on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, Ohio, is looking for fans interested in attending a special "Metal Show Unleashed" session. The session will feature Relapse recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN performing songs from their latest release, "Miss Machine", which was released on July 20, 2004. The ...

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L.A. GUNS Frontman To Appear On GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album

L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis has replaced Joe Leste (BANG TANGO, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) as the lead vocalist on a cover version of GUNS N' ROSES' "Nightrain", to be included on an upcoming GN'R tribute album, tentatively due in April 2006. Other musicians featured on the track include Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, WARRANT, RATT) on guitars, ...

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Former KISS Manager Still Jailed

According to FOXNews.com, former KISS manager and longtime fugitive Jesse Hilsen remains in jail after support magistrate Nicholas Palos did not vacate Hilsen's arrest warrant in New York Family Court on Tuesday (Nov. 22). Instead, Palos ordered that Hilsen appear in Family Court on Dec. 9 if and only if he's released by federal authorities ...

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JANI LANE and FIREHOUSE Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 21 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the second in a three part series spotlighting VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with former WARRANT singer Jani Lane and FIREHOUSE members CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, and Michael ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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JANI LANE, KIP WINGER To Take Part In Florida 'Meet-And-Greet'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane and WINGER mainman Kip Winger will take part in a "meet-and-greet" at Sam Ash in Clearwater, Florida on Friday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Lane and Winger, along with other surprise guests from VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" (which also includes Don Dokken, FIREHOUSE and ex-RATT ...

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METALLICA' Superfan' Fugitive Alert

Nicholas Collias of Boise Weekly is reporting that the Idaho Department of Correction is seeking public assistance in locating METALLICA superfan William James Thompson III. Thompson (photo) is currently on felony probation for robbery and aiding and abetting. The Canyon County Court has issued a warrant for his arrest. Thompson is ...

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