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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist Explores Her Artistic Side

Former WHITE ZOMBIE and current ROCK CITY MORGUE bassist Sean Yseult recently had her first art opening at the Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, on Gallery Row of New Orleans, Julia Street. Yseult and fellow post-modern artist Louis St. Lewis' joint exhibit "Strangers in Paradox" received rave reviews, and one of Sean's pieces will be on display ...

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SKID ROW: Music For Adrenaline Junkies

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has reportedly contributed music to the upcoming Speed Channel special "High Bank Heroes- Two Wheeled Warriors", airing on March 3 at 9:00 p.m. EST. In addition, music from SKID ROW's latest CD, "Thickskin" is featured in the 2004 Winter X-Games show "Slammed", which is scheduled to air on February 22 ...

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Producer: SLIPKNOT To Find New Kind Of Extreme On Upcoming CD

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) recently spoke to Guitar One magazine about SLIPKNOT's decision to relocate to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for the recording of the follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due this summer through Roadrunner Records. "By nature, all bands grow apart," Rubin said. "When ...

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SKID ROW To Embark On Swedish Tour In March

SKID ROW will embark on a Swedish mini-tour in late March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Mar. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Prisma Mar. 28 - Göteborg, SWE @ Storan As previously reported, SKID ROW recently announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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RAG MEN: European Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), will be embarking on a European tour in late March. Prior to the European dates, RAG MEN will complete a short East ...

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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SKID ROW Announce More Tour Dates

SKID ROW have added more tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT @ Club XS Feb. 19 – Nephi, UT @ Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA @ The ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Records 'Johnny Bravo' Theme Song

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spent Friday (Jan. 23) in New York City at Sony Recording Studios singing the theme song for the cartoon TV show "Johnny Bravo", according to a posting on his web site. "Yes that's right!" Bach writes. "In an upcoming episode, also featuring the legendary Don Knotts, I sing the ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Announce New Singer, Record Deal

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN have announced the addition of guitarist Jaye Thompson (ex-DEFENESTRATION) to the group's ranks. Thomspon replaces founding member Tony Loughlin, who left the band to pursue a career in "music management." In other news, RAGING SPEEDHORN have signed a new deal with SPV Records following their split with the ZTT label. A new ...

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SKID ROW Announce North American Tour Dates

SKID ROW have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT - Club XS Feb. 19 - Nephi UT - Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 22 – Surrey, BC ...

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SKID ROW Confirm Drummer's Departure, Secure Replacement

SKID ROW have confirmed via their official web site that drummer Phil Varone has left the group for "personal reasons." The band, who released their latest CD, "Thickskin", in August, have already found a replacement and will be going ahead with plans to shoot a video for the track "Ghost" later this month in Miami, ...

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PHIL VARONE Leaves SKID ROW

SKID ROW drummer Phil Varone (ex-SAIGON KICK) has left the band, according to a posting at Metal Sludge. Varone, who had been with SKID ROW since 1999, is said to have exited the group on Thursday, January 8 for "personal reasons." SKID ROW are currently on a break from touring before they regroup for a ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Working On New Music

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman is currently in the studio writing his own new music, as well as new music with Japanese songwriters Tamada and Takada (who penned the latest AIKAWA NANASE single, "Ai No Uta"). Says Marty, "The three of us have a great vibe and these tunes are exactly what I have been ...

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RAG MEN: East Coast Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have lined up the following shows in late February: Feb. 27 - Albany, NY @ Valentine's (w/ BLOOD FOR BLOOD, MURDERER'S ROW) ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE's Early Home Up For Sale

James Carteledge of ic Birmingham is reporting that a rural retreat once owned by Ozzy Osbourne is up for a sale at £475,000 (approximately $840,000). Ozzy lived at Bullrush Cottage in Ranton Green, near Stafford, with his first wife Thelma Mayfair more than 20 years ago and now current owners Phillipa and Roland Stigwood are ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Release First-Ever DVD In May

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will issue his first-ever DVD, "Forever Wild", on May 4, 2004. The disc is "exceeding my wildest expectations in every way!" Sebastian writes on his web site. "Wait 'till you freaks get your hands on this, it rips! We have assembled as much footage as possible into the DVD ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Release Double Album

Britain's RAGING SPEEDHORN will release a double album to coincide with their tour in January. According to the band's official web site, the album will consist of demos and live tracks of a mixture of both new and old songs. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: Live Tracks: 01. Knives And ...

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ARCH ENEMY's MIKE AMOTT: 'Heavy Metal Fans Are Such Bitches'

ARCH ENEMY founder/guitarist Mike Amott recently told Canada's Chart Attack that some fans take their favorite bands so seriously, they end up becoming a bigger pain in the ass than self-important journalists and their mocking questions. "Heavy metal fans are such bitches," he half-joked. "I hate our fans sometimes! They're so adamant about what they ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Helsinki Show Cancelled!

IRON MAIDEN have cancelled Monday night's (Nov. 10) show in Helsinki, Finland in order to allow singer Bruce Dickinson more time to recover from a case of the flu and severe laryngitis. The Helsinki gig marks the third cancellation in a row for MAIDEN, who were forced to call off their concerts in Rotterdam (Holland) ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Talks About His New Band, Upcoming Solo Album

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Christa Titus of Billboard magazine about his new band BACH TIGHT 5 and the brand-new material he has written for his upcoming sophomore solo album, tentatively due in early 2004. Regarding the musicians in his new band, Bach said, "I chose these guys basically how I ...

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SKID ROW To Give Free Concert In Germany

SKID ROW will be giving a free concert on Thursday (November 6) at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany. The group, who are touring Europe in support of their latest release, "Thickskin", were forced to cancel their previously announced Nov. 6 gig in Hamburg due to "technical problems." Upcoming SKID ROW tour dates: w/ DEF LEPPARD: Nov. ...

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