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DEMON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

British NWOBHM legends DEMON are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN ...

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TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003

TAD MOROSE, FALCONER, DRAGONFORCE, FAIRYLAND and ARCH NEMESIS are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH HEEP MOTÖRHEAD ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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JOHN SYKES Signs U.S. Distribution Deal

Legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has signed a deal with Burnside Distribution Corporation in order to make his solo releases more readily available in the U.S. As part of the agreement, John's four solo albums — "Out Of My Tree", "Loveland", "20th Century" and ...

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DGM To Release 'Hidden Place' In May

Italian progressive metallers DGM, described as "the European answer to SYMPHONY X and DREAM THEATER," will release their fourth album, "Hidden Place", on May 10 through Scarlet Records. The band mixed the CD at Outer Sounds (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD) in Rome, Italy and mastered it at Mastering Room (IN FLAMES, SOILWORK) in Gotheborg, Sweden. The Japanese ...

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SEPULTURA, TALISMAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

SEPULTURA and TALISMAN are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH ...

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GREAT WHITE Say They Have No Plans To Resume Touring

GREAT WHITE's management are denying a widely-circulated report that the band are planning on resuming their U.S. tour in the next few days with a replacement guitarist following Thursday night's tragedy in West Warwick, Rhode Island that claimed the lives of 97 people, including GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley. Although stopping short of refuting the ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says He's 'Not Sure' About His Future With DIO

During an AOL chat conducted last night (Feb. 17), WHITESNAKE/DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich alluded to a possible scheduling conflict between his upcoming WHITESNAKE touring activities and the songwriting sessions for the next DIO album, potentially jeopardizing his status in the latter band. "Ronnie [James Dio] is at the moment working on the story for the ...

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WHITESNAKE: European Tour Dates Released

WHITESNAKE have released the complete schedule for their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – Ipswich, UK @ Ipswich Regent May 12 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre May 13 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC May 15 – Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena May 16 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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DOUG ALDRICH: I Am Not Leaving DIO For WHITESNAKE

Despite the fact that he has agreed to join the reunited WHITESNAKE for their upcoming tour, DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich claims that he has no intentions of leaving his current gig. "I've been asked to join WHITESNAKE for their upcoming tour, and I hope I will be able to see some of [the fans] at ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

DARKANE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. DARKANE will appear on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

WHITESNAKE are the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. WHITESNAKE will be the headliner on Saturday, Jun. 7. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE YES JETHRO ...

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DON DOKKEN To Take Part In Online Chat

DOKKEN's Don Dokken will take part in a live chat on America Online on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Pacific). DOKKEN will shortly be kicking off a North American tour with WHITESNAKE and SCORPIONS to promote the group's last studio album, "Long Way Home". To participate in the chat, go to ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Announces Solo Dates

Former WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody has announced four U.K. dates with his MICKY MOODY BAND, also featuring Paul Williams (vocals), Roy Shipston (keyboards, vocals), Henry Spinetti (drums), and Pete Reece (bass). The dates are as follows: Jan. 30 - Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley Jan. 31 - Flower Pot, Derby Feb. 01 - Rock ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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REB BEACH: 'WHITESNAKE's Music Runs Through My Veins'

Former DOKKEN and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has posted the following message via his official web site: "Well, friends... I finally got the WHITESNAKE gig. It is no secret that I have been pursuing David [Coverdale] for a long time, as WHITESNAKE's music runs through my veins. The time has come for me to ...

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Z RECORDS Kill Bid To Release JOHN SYKES Solo Albums In Europe

Z Records have officially withdrawn from negotiations to release legendary guitar superstar John Sykes' (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) solo albums in Europe. The following is the label's statement on the matter: "Z Records have had to review our position regarding John Sykes, after several weeks of labored negotiations we ...

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