Tuesday, July 17, 2007 @ 10:01 PM
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Alice Cooper and the Solid Rock Foundation he leads are beating their drums to raise $7.3 million to create The Rock, a Christian youth center at Baptist-based Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The 29,450-square-foot center would include sports facilities, a concert hall, recording studios and sound room, coffeehouse, computer lab, a rock-climbing wall, game room, dancing space, skateboard area and other amenities. They believe it can be the model for teen centers across the U.S., tapping into youth’s desire to hear and perform music and hang out in a place with alluring activities.
Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs has revealed that the band will be touring the US in 2008: "Yes we are coming to the US," he says, "but just for a few shows this year (we try to be everywhere in the world within 2007). Azoff management is already working on a 90 dates tour for next year with a great package in the US."
Brothers and former Sepultura bandmates Max and Igor Cavalera are making music together again. Along with Marc Rizzo (Soulfly) and Joe Duplantier (Gojira), they are known as Inflikted.
Still very much in its infancy, the band has just launced their official MySpace page. During the coming months, more information, pictures and music will be added.
Ace Frehly (Frehley's Comet, Kiss) stars in a television commercial for Dunkin’ Donuts. Watch the entire 30-second clip here. The America Runs on Dunkin’ campaign features advertisements directed by screenwriter, director, producer and actor Zach Braff. Ace's commercial is in support of Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Latte summer beverage.
Former members of Ratt and Queit Riot are joining to form a new band. Making up the band, bassist Juan Croucier of Ratt fame and Carlos Cavazo (formerly of Quiet Riot), as well as John Medina on Drums (formerly of Bret Michael's solo band). Rehearsals have been underway and the band is now ready to play shows throughout the US and abroad.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says the band is working on a new album. Speaking to Punk.bz, Johnson said, "Malcom and Angus (Young) are in the studio. There’s an album in the works, and a tour, too, I think. The boys are working’ on something special. They don’t want to do just another album."
Rammstein's Völkerball DVD, released in Europe in November 2006 through Universal, will be issued domestically in North America in September. An exact release date has not been confirmed but is expected to be announced soon.