February 5, 2001

RING OF FIRE – IT’S A BAND

Yes, RING OF FIRE now is the name of the Mark Boals band. The name comes from the album Mark had released last year. Now the singer and a keyboard player Vitalij Kuprij are at George Bellas Studio in Chicago to work on their debut album. Drummer Virgil Donati and guitar player Barry Barry Dunaway will join the two and begin recording in early March in LA. For the records, RING OF FIRE will invite Erik Norlander to participate.

NEW HEEPY SITE ARISING

Having signed up a recodring deal with Eagle Records and on the verge of releasing a live CD and a tour in the pipeline, THE HENSLEYLAWTON BAND have launched a web site of their own at www.hensleylawton.com.

There’s not a lot of information at the moment but, hopefully, the vets will give the fans enough of it to fill the pages.

ROXY’S BACK TO MUSIC

ROXY MUSIC are to reform for a tour 18 years after they split up. Frontman Bryan Ferry will reunite with guitarist Phil Manzanera and saxophonist Andy Mackay to play a number of dates, although details of the tour have yet to be announced. It was rather predictable that Brian Eno, now a successful producer for groups such as U2, will not rejoin his colleagues.

The band last toured in 1983 after the release of the album Avalon, but there are no plans for a new album to be recorded.

W.A.S.P. ARE IN THE BUSHES

W.A.S.P., a four-man gang, are back with a sonic Jihad called “Unholy Terror”. It’s Metal-Is Records that granted frontman Blackie Lawless a virtual ‘license to kill’. “Unholy Terror” deals with socio, religious and political hypocrisy. This album attempts to draw attention to those hypocritical points of view,” Lawless explained. “This record in no way is intended to be blasphemous or an attack on religion, but specifically man’s interpretation of what they believe the Bible says.”

The album should hit the marketplace on April 3rd.

THE KOBRA IS TO BITE AGAIN

Old viper of KING KOBRA is back in the action. Carmine Appice and Kelly Keeling together with bassist Johnny Rod and guitarists Dave Michael Phillips and Mick Sweda have put together some tracks for the band’s new CD. Recording should start in a couple of weeks. The album, still untitled, to be out on MTM Records.

 

The band will re-record one of KING KOBRA’s best songs, “Ready To Strike”. There should be some summer festivals, too.

February 5, 2001

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