Friday, November 2, 2007 @ 1:49 PM
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Excerpt from press release: Texas – Rock and Roll is alive and well and living in Texas with the return of '80s rock legends Axe. Known for such classic rock anthems as 'Rock And Roll Party In The Streets' and 'Battles', Axe has reformed and are now prepared to take the rock world by storm. The band recently performed several special engagements and the reaction has been none less than fervid! When Axe this Summer opened for Queensryche at Sunken Garden Amphitheater in San Antonio to an attendance of over 5,000, and reportedly the audience literally went wild. Six weeks later, Axe was back in San Antonio headlining at Hemisfair Park to a capacity crowd. And again, the band showed its magic and held the audience in their hands.
Polish death metallers Decapitated have issued a statement regarding the death of their drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka who passed away November 2nd in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old. It reads as follows:
"Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka – our brother and dearest friend succumbed to head injuries sustained after a bad van accident while on tour in Russia. He was 23.
One of the youngest and most promising drummers in the genre, together with Decapitated he has consistently released albums both crushing and invigorating in their musicianship. Extremely talented – he has been involved in other side projects: Dies Irae, Panzer X. He will be missed and can not be replaced.
The metal scene will be much sorrier with his passing…"
Nevermore frontman Warrel Dane has started recording his solo album with ex-Soilwork guitarist-turned-producer Peter Wichers. Dane offoers this update from the studio:
"Hello from Nashville! Matt Wicklund is starting guitar tracks today, Peter is pretty much done with most of his guitar parts, things are starting to shape up, I'm having a great time getting to know the locals here...one thing that just made me want to die from laughter. I'm at Jack In The Box getting breakfast and these two old guys with accents so thick you could cut them with a knife are sitting next to me, totally drunk at about 10 am, bitching about how their wives can't cook - 'nothing gets cooked in my house unless she does it, but ya know what I can cook a hot dog..... damn all you gotta do is boil water...well I'll tell ya what I can still cook a hamburger when she passes out.' I almost fell off my chair...more later.....Praises To The War Machine!"