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ROCKLAHOMA Lineup To Be Announced In March

The lineup for this year's Rocklahoma festival — which will be held July 11-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma — will not be officially announced until March 4. So far two acts have been confirmed for the second annual event: Switzerland's KROKUS and the veteran all-female ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces New Drummer

WHITESNAKE has issued the following update: "The new WHITESNAKE album, 'Good To Be Bad', scheduled for release in the spring of 2008 will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug Aldrich on guitar, who also ...

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LENNON Completes Work On Metal Project With Producer JASON SUECOF

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who who last year opened select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, has completed work on her yet-to-be-named metal project with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD). According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon "co-wrote all the songs with Jason, who not only ...

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VIXEN To Play Next Year's ROCKLAHOMA Festival

According to Pollstar, veteran all-female hard rockers VIXEN have been confirmed for next year's Rocklahoma festival, which will be held July 11-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma. Also scheduled to appear is Switzerland's KROKUS, whose participation in the event was announced on Monday (November 19) by ...

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Reunited JADED Recording Sophomore Album

Reunited all-female hard rock band JADED has just returned from a trip to Bloomington, Indiana where it recorded new tracks for its upcoming sophomore release with legendary producer Gary Katz, best known for his works with multi-platinum recording artist and classic rock icons STEELY DAN. Katz has also worked with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist ...

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RUSTY EYE: 'Mr. Cannibal' Video Posted Online

Los Angeles-based metal band RUSTY EYE has posted the video for its song "Mr. Cannibal" on YouTube. According to a press release, the clip "was professionally filmed in the city of Glendale, CA on 16 mm and was directed, co-produced, and financed by noted cinematographer Alejandro Ordoñez. Other industry luminaries who brought their talents to ...

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VIXEN: 'Live In Sweden' CD Postponed Until Early Next Year

VIXEN's "Live in Sweden" CD has been postponed until early next year "due to circumstances beyond our control involving the Sanctuary/Universal takeover," according to a Vigilante Music newsletter. "Live in Sweden" was recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2005 and features live recordings of the hit tracks "Love is a Killer" and "Edge of ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Tour With L.A. GUNS Was Never Officially Confirmed

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have issued the following statement: "As far as the prematurely advertised tour with the L.A GUNS [and VIXEN] is concerned, it was never officially approved by HANOI ROCKS. It was only at a negotiation stage and no contracts were ever issued. Otherwise HANOI ROCKS would have been more ...

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SABBAT Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

Reactivated British thrashers SABBAT have been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell festival, set to take place November 9-11 at Butlins in Minehead, U.K. (Somerset). The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AMENTI AVENGER BEYOND THE GRAVE CHTHONIC CRADLE OF FILTH CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIAMOND HEAD FASTWAY FEICOMODO FINNTROLL FOREVER NEVER GIRLSCHOOL GMT ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Seattle Date Announced

Veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have scheduled the following U.S. dates: Sep. 02 - Power Box Festival - Darrington, WA Sep. 03 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA In addition to GIRLSCHOOL, the Power Box Festival will feature performances by BENEDICTUM, THE IRON MAIDENS, KITTIE, MCQUEEN and VIXEN, among many others. The lineup consists ...

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VIXEN: 'Live In Sweden' CD Due In October

VIXEN will release its first-ever live album, "Live in Sweden", on October 8 via Castle. The CD was recorded at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2005 and features live recordings of the hit tracks "Love is a Killer" and "Edge of a Broken Heart", among many others. VIXEN will return to the U.K. for a ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell festival, set to take place November 9-11 at Butlins in Minehead, U.K. (Somerset). The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AMENTI BEYOND THE GRAVE CHTHONIC CRADLE OF FILTH CRUCIFIED BARBARA DIAMOND HEAD FASTWAY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL GMT GRAND MAGUS LAUREN HARRIS ...

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BENEDICTUM, THE IRON MAIDENS Confirmed For POWER BOX Festival

BENEDICTUM, THE IRON MAIDENS and SCARLET SINS have been confirmed for the first annual Power Box Festival, which is scheduled to be held August 31 - September 3 (Labor Day Weekend) at the White Horse Amphitheatre, Darrington Music Park Washington in Darrington, Washington. The lineup consists of some of the best known female rock acts ...

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NEMHAIN Announces New Lineup, Schedules Tour Dates

NEMHAIN, the British band featuring ex-CRADLE OF FILTH/AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson and his wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel (a.k.a. Amber England), has issued the following update: "Massive apologies to everyone who was expecting to see NEMHAIN play in Prague. We had to cancel the show at the last minute as we lost both ...

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KITTIE, DORO, VIXEN, GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For POWER BOX Festival

KITTIE, DORO, VIXEN, GIRLSCHOOL, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, MCQUEEN and JADED are among the confirmed bands for the first annual Power Box Festival — dubbed "The Biggest Female Tour Period!" — which is scheduled to be held August 31 - September 3 (Labor Day Weekend) at the White Horse Amphitheatre, Darrington Music Park Washington in Darrington, Washington. ...

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ZODIAC MINDWARP Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

ZODIAC MINDWARP has been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell festival, set to take place from November 9-11 at Butlins in Minehead, U.K. (Somerset). The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AMENTI BEYOND THE GRAVE CHTHONIC CRADLE OF FILTH CRUCIFIED BARBARA FASTWAY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL GMT GRAND MAGUS LAUREN HARRIS MCQUEEN ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT Offers Update On Signature Model Guitar

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has revealed more information about the updated version of his signature Vixen Bernie Rico Jr. guitar, which is set to go into production later in the year. Commented Holt: "We're working on a couple of different models. One will be really simple, but with a sick finish, black to a candy ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Addresses Rumors Behind Band's Split

"The Classic Metal Show" recently pressed sole remaining original VIXEN member, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, to address the "real" reason the band split up while on the road. According to unconfirmed reports, the tour ended when an altercation broke out between members of the VIXEN camp, leaving the group's frontwoman Janet Gardner knocked to the floor ...

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