JOHN 5 official web site has been updated with the following message:
"John has just returned from Nashville, TN where he's written a few songs with LYNYRD SKYNYRD. He's also just finished up writing songs with the SCORPIONS.
"He's recently done a cover photo shoot for Guitarist magazine, and on March 20th heads to New York City to do an interview and photo shoot for Guitar One magazine.
"John is looking forward to his upcoming album release of 'The Devil Knows My Name' and promoting that. Pre-order for the CD starts March 20th only here in the official John 5 store."
John 5 will release his third solo album, "The Devil Knows My Name", on April 3. The CD features guest guitar solos from two legendary guitarists — Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson — plus SLIPKNOT's Jim Root. Keeping time are John's ZOMBIE bandmates Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Piggy D. (bass). According to a press release, this is the only album that all leads were doubled — an instrumental feat that is rarely taken on by the best of the guitar players.
VELVET REVOLVER TO PERFORM ROTH AND HAGAR TUNES AT ROCK HALL INDUCTION
Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER has lined up two songs to perform for VAN HALEN at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday (March 12). The band will honor both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar by playing a song from their respective eras — for Roth, VELVET REVOLVER will play 1978's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", and for Hagar they'll play "Runaround" from 1991.
In addition to the performance at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland and lead guitarist Slash will induct VAN HALEN into the Rock Hall.
IRON MAIDEN performed a headlining set earlier tonight (Friday, March 9) at the Desert Rock 2007 festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Support at the show came from THE PRODIGY, STONE SOUR, IN FLAMES, MASTODON, LAUREN HARRIS and JUNKYARD GROOVE.
MAIDEN's setlist for the Dubai gig was as follows:
01. Different World
02. These Colours Don't Run
03. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
05. The Trooper
06. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
07. For The Greater Good of God
08. The Number of The Beast
09. Fear of The Dark
10. Run To The Hills
11. Iron Maiden
12. 2 Minutes To Midnight
13. The Evil That Men Do
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
This is the fourth Desert Rock Festival and is an event which has grown steadily in stature. IRON MAIDEN was the biggest act to headline the festival to date.