NEWS: News for April 29, 2009

A bit of news today so it’s time to reinstate the news summary format I was messing with a few weeks ago. I like doing these but sometimes there’s just not enough news out there to justify it. Today though there seems to be much afoot in the world of guitar.

New Fear Factory line-up
Remember the recent news that Dino Cazares and Burton C Bell had formed a new band with Gene Hoglan and Byron Stroud? Well that new band has a name: Fear Factory. That’s right, Dino’s in, and Raymond and Christian are out (but they have their own band called Arkaea).

Alice Cooper to tour Australia
Lennard Promotions, in association with Music Max, announces the forthcoming Alice Cooper’s Theatre Of Death Australian Tour in August 2009 – 
Tickets on Sale from usual outlets on Monday 4th May.
Tuesday 18th August – Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong (Theatre Mode) 
Wednesday 19th August – Gold Coast Convention Centre (Theatre Mode) 
Friday 21st August – Newcastle Entertainment Centre (Theatre Mode) 
Saturday 22nd August – Brisbane Convention Centre (Theatre Mode) 
Monday 24th August – Sydney Entertainment Centre (Theatre Mode) 
Wednesday 26th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra 
Friday 28th August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne 
Saturday 29th August – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 
Tuesday 1st September – Challenge Stadium, Perth (Theatre Mode)
Ticketek 132 849 or
Ticketmaster 136 100
Source: Riot Act

Creed reunion
Okay, regardless of what you think about Creed (personally I’m not a fan, there I said it), Mark Tremonti is a heck of a guitarist, and hey, maybe this Creed reunion tour will boost attention for Tremonti and his instructional DVD, ‘The Sound And The Story,’ which features appearances by Michael Angelo Batio and Rusty Cooley.
Buy: Mark Tremonti’s ‘The Sound And The Story’ from eBay stores

Tony MacAlpine returns to Planet X
Yep, T-Mac has returned to Planet X, the prog band featuring Virgil Donati and Derek Sherinian. The band is heading to the studio later this year for a new album, to be followed by a tour. Rad. Tony is also selling two of his main guitars, a Carvin T-MAC VI 6-string and Carvin T-MAC VII 7-string. Go here for details.