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  • SOUL ASYLUM record album of punk covers

    Soul Asylum have announced that, despite having new album, 'Delayed Reaction', readied for a July release, they have recorded an album's worth of punk rock covers that they expect to release at some point in the near future.   Some of the songs set to ...
  • THUNDER announce annual Xmas show will be held in Manchester

    Thunder have announced that they will play their seasonal show in Manchester this year.   The band will play on December 21st at the Manchester Academy. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 6 at 9am with each ticket holder promised a recording of t...
  • SABATON dark shadow of its former self as four band members depart

    Swedish metallers SABATON have confirmed the departure of guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mulback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr.   Vocalist Joakim Bróden and bassist Pär Sundström will continue the band with new members ...
  • STEVEN ADLER apologises for calling current GN'R line-up "a bunch of hacks"

    Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer STEVEN ADLER would like to shed some light on the recent report from Loudwire where he was quoted as saying the new GN'R lineup are a bunch of hacks.   "Sometimes my emotions get the best of me when talking about my former ...
  • THE BLACKOUT and ATTACK ATTACK men join forces for acoustic album and tour

    Gavin Butler (The Blackout) and Neil Starr (Attack Attack, Dopamine) are hitting the road in April to celebrate the release of their split album 'Ghosts & Echoes'. The album is self funded, self released and self distributed and due out 3rd April 2012...
  • VANS WARPED TOUR to host first ever UK show

    For the first time in its fourteen year history the Vans Warped Tour is to hit the UK.   Here's the official word from the Warped site:   "Yes it's true. After fourteen years the Vans Warped Tour is returning to Europe with a show in London this Nov...
  • Former drummmer rejoins MY RUIN

    My Ruin's Tairrie B. Murphy has anounced that drummer Marcelo Palomino has joined the band.   Palomino has played with the band before, and was also a member of Manhole and Tura Satana.   Murphy commented:   "Dear Friends,   After a brief hicc...
  • FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM to play Halloween spooktakular in London

    Any Fields Of The Nephilim fans disappointed by the cancellation of the Sonisphere festival where the iconic goth outfit were set to appear can now rejoice with the news that the band will play their only UK date of 2012 on Halloween night!   Yes, Fiel...
  • RIVAL SONS drummer plays with Roger Daltrey, Steve Winwood and Ronnie Wood

    RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY was given the chance to perform with rock royalty yesterday, when he joined THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY and STEVE WINWOOD on stage in London.   MILEY performed alongside the legendary musicians, along with the likes ...
  • More sad news for rock fans as BELFAST music venue closes

    One of the few rock bars in Belfast has been forced to close its doors.   Ma Nelson's, on the city's Lisburn Road, hosted more than 1,000 bands during just 18 short months.  However, economic conditions, combined with the declining physical state of t...
  • THE HOWLING schedule two London shows plus they premiere new studio tracks

    It's always cool when bands remember to drop us an exclusive update from time to time and here's one we got today from our good mate THE REV from techno-punks THE HOWLING that we thought you'd all like to read.   "Hey Uber dudes how are you? All is go...
  • HAWK EYES set to support ANDREW W.K. on his UK jaunt

    Hawk Eyes will be supporting Andrew WK on his trio of dates in the UK in April. The band have said that they're "all really pleased to have been chosen to step up a level and party with the pro" and on top of those three dates, the band will also be playi...
  • LOSTALONE set to release new single next week

    LostAlone have a single out next week called 'Love Will Eat You Alive' and the track has entered its third week in the Radio 1 daytime playlist which is no mean feat in this day and age!   Watch the video for the hook-laden single, taken from LostAlone...
  • ADLER set to release new single via iTunes next week

    ADLER, the new band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, will release its debut single, 'The One That You Hated', via iTunes on April 10.   The cover for the single, which was created by the band's guitarist, Lonny Paul, can be seen below....
  • JEFF SCOTT SOTO to appear in THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA

    Their Sonisphere appearance with reality television poseur Adam Lambert warbling over classic tunes may now be dead in the water, but the members of Queen now offer fans the chance to hear their favourite songs with at least one decent vocalist at the mic...
  • Rare items stolen from ALICE COOPER archive in Los Angeles

    Several rare items from the archive of Alice Cooper have been stolen from a storage facility in Los Angeles.   From The Coop's official site:   The storage facility in Los Angeles which houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into on March 27, a...
  • GARBAGE announce July UK tour dates

    Garbage have announced a four show run of UK dates for July.   The band will play:   July 1- London O2 Academy BrixtonJuly 2 - Wolverhampton Civic HallJuly 3 - Manchester Academy July 4 - Glasgow Barrowlands   Tickets for the new dates go on sale...
  • OFF! offer free download of forthcoming album track

    OFF! have unveiled the first full track from their forthcoming self-titled full length. And it's available as a free download!   Check it out at the following link:   http://www.vicerecords.com/vicerecords/download/OFF-King_Kong_Brigade.mp3   In ...
  • THE TREATMENT added to KISS/MOTLEY CRUE US tour

    In one of the most impressive buy-ons in recent history, young UK rockers The Treatment have been confirmed to appear on 'The Tour', the upcoming US trek by Kiss and Motley Crue which will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia.   Crue bassist Nikki...
  • PULLED APART BY HORSES debut video for new single, 'Wolf Hand'

    With their next single 'Wolf Hand' set for release through Transgressive on April 23rd, Pulled Apart By Horses have released an accompanying video of subtly powerful proportions. According to the band Wolf Hand is "our very own piercing tale of forgettin...