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STEEL PANTHER: ‘All You Can Eat’ First-Week Sales Revealed

STEEL PANTHER: ‘All You Can Eat’ First-Week Sales Revealed

“All You Can Eat”, the third album from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Open E/KLS. STEEL PANTHER‘s sophomore album, “Balls Out”, opened with nearly 12,000 units back in November 2011 to enter the chart at No. 40. STEEL PANTHER premiered “All You Can Eat” in a unique interactive experience. The…

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON To Launch Eclipse 550 Jet At AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON To Launch Eclipse 550 Jet At AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the group IRON MAIDEN, entrepreneur, and commercial airline pilot, will hold a press conference to launch the new production model Eclipse 550 in Europe at Aero Friedrichshafen on Friday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Hall A3. Dickinson, Executive Chairman of Aeris Aviation Ltd, the exclusive European distributor for Eclipse Aerospace, received his type rating in the Eclipse Jet last year. Says Dickinson: “The new Eclipse 550 is the dawn of a new era of business jets. Long gone are…

Former ANTHRAX, GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE Members Join Forces In LEAD PIPE CRUELTY

Former ANTHRAX, GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE Members Join Forces In LEAD PIPE CRUELTY

Corey Pierce (GOD FORBID) has teamed up with THY WILL BE DONE vocalist J. Costa, former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson, ex-THY WILL BE DONE bassist Eric Tavares and longtime friend Rob McElroy in a brand new project called LEAD PIPE CRUELTY. “I’m at an incredible point in my life in which I get to do so many creative and fun things.” states Corey. “I am so happy to say that one of these great new chapters is LEAD PIPE CRUELTY and I’m really excited to…

Former THE GATES OF SLUMBER Bassist JASON MCCASH Dies

Former THE GATES OF SLUMBER Bassist JASON MCCASH Dies

Jason McCash, former bassist, co-songwriter and co-lyricist for Indianapolis doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER, has reportedly passed away. He was 37 years old. In a posting on Facebook, THE GATES OF SLUMBER vocalist/guitarist Karl Simon wrote: “My best friend died last night. “There will be no reunion — no more of THE GATES OF SLUMBER. It’s dead beyond dead, and I’ve lost a brother. “Please be respectful or silent. It’s a small world and I’m still alive. Remember that shit.” McCash announced his departure from…

NECROPHOBIC Rejoined By Singer ANDERS STROKIRK

NECROPHOBIC Rejoined By Singer ANDERS STROKIRK

Cult Swedish black/death metal act NECROPHOBIC has been rejoined by vocalist Anders Strokirk. Anders was in NECROPHOBIC during the years 1992-1994 and sang on the band’s legendary debut album “The Nocturnal Silence” (1993). Says NECROPHOBIC in a statement: “Anders‘ voice is both strong and characteristic. “We are now ready to play live again and support last autumn’s album release, ‘Womb Of Lilithu’.” NECROPHOBIC in October 2013 officially parted ways with vocalist Tobias Sidegård. A Swedish appeals court in September reduced the prison sentence for Sidegård,…

STEEL PANTHER’s ‘All You Can Eat’ Projected To Sell 15K-17K First Week

STEEL PANTHER’s ‘All You Can Eat’ Projected To Sell 15K-17K First Week

“All You Can Eat”, the third album from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, is likely to sell between 15,000 and 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on two-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on April 1 via Open E/KLS. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 9. STEEL PANTHER‘s sophomore album, “Balls Out”, opened with nearly 12,000 units back in November…

‘OZZY’ Beer Still On Shelves After Baltimore Brewer Receives Cease-And-Desist Letter

‘OZZY’ Beer Still On Shelves After Baltimore Brewer Receives Cease-And-Desist Letter

Lawyers for Ozzy Osbourne are trying to stop a brewer from making an unauthorized brand of “Ozzy” beer. Baltimore-based The Brewer’s Art named one of its many house brews after Ozzy, with the cans featuring images of his knuckle tattoos as well as bats — including a headless one.According to The Pulse Of Radio, Ozzy‘s legal team issued a cease-and-desist order, after which brewery head Tom Creegan announced that the “Ozzy” beer would be pulled. However, according to The Baltimore Sun, liquor stores in Baltimore…

KURT COBAIN Getting Tribute Comic Book

KURT COBAIN Getting Tribute Comic Book

According to The Pulse Of Radio, NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain is the subject of a new comic book from Bluewater Productions, a publishing company that has previously chronicled the life stories of rock icons like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards in its popular Tribute series. The book will be published on April 2 in both print and digital form to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Cobain‘s suicide. The comic book tells Cobain‘s story from his early days growing up…

JOE SATRIANI And SAMMY HAGAR Considering Blues Trio

JOE SATRIANI And SAMMY HAGAR Considering Blues Trio

CHICKENFOOT drummer Chad Smith is hard at work with his other band, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, so he doesn’t have time to work on a new album with the supergroup. VH1 Radio Network‘s Dave Basner caught up with CHICKENFOOT guitarist Joe Satriani and asked him what that means for the band’s future. “I think it’s one of those years where [a new CHICKENFOOT album is] just not gonna happen this year,” Joe said, “but Sam [CHICKENFOOT singer Sammy Hagar] and I were just talking…

SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign Artist Services Deal With BMG

SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign Artist Services Deal With BMG

SMASHING PUMPKINS announced Tuesday, March 25 via the band’s social networks that they’ve signed an Artist Services deal with BMG. Via Martha’s Music/BMG, they will issue two new SMASHING PUMPKINS albums in 2015: “Monuments To An Elegy” and “Day For Night”. The first single is expected to be released by year’s end. The PUMPKINS‘ Billy Corgan says, “For those interested in sound, think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars,’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.” Recording sessions began…

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE’s Death Investigated As Drug-Related

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE’s Death Investigated As Drug-Related

According to WWBT, the NBC-affiliated television station for Richmond, Virginia, investigators looking into whether the death of GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie may have been drug-related. Law enforcement sources told the station the investigation is leading them to believe Brockie‘s death Sunday is drug-related, but the Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause. The investigation will include a toxicology report, which could take six weeks or more. Foul play is not expected, according to police. Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond on…

RIVAL SONS Announce New Bassist

RIVAL SONS Announce New Bassist

California blues rockers RIVAL SONS, who recently finished work on their fourth full-length album at LCS Studios in Nashville, have announced the addition of Dave Beste as an official member of the band, taking up position on bass. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Dave Beste moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue music professionally, and has previously performed with the likes of MAROON 5 and ROCCO DELUCA AND THE BURDEN among others. Beste has been touring with RIVAL SONS since last August following the departure…