VAN HALEN Bassist To Launch Line Of Condiments

Following in the footsteps of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, whose "Rock Your World Boneyard Brew" line of condiments has reportedly been a great success since its launch last year, VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has announced plans to start up his own brand of hot sauce. "It's common knowledge that Michael Anthony is a hardcore ...

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MISFITS Go Back In Time

MISFITS will release "Misfits Project 1950" on July 28 through Misfits Records in association with Rykodisc. Founding member Jerry Only has recruited Marky Ramone and former BLACK FLAG guitarist Dez Cadena on an album full of classic 1950s hits, including "Donna" by Richie Valens. 1960's pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector known for the classic hits "Be ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Third New Jersey Show

LIFE OF AGONY have added a third and final reunion show at The Birch Hill in Old Bridge, New Jersey after the first two dates (August 2 and 3) sold out in a matter of minutes, according to the band's official web site. The new gig will take place on Friday, August 1, and tickets ...

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METALLICA Averts Crew Meltdown In New York

An undisclosed crew-related "emergency" nearly caused the cancellation of METALLICA's performance at New Jersey's Giants Stadium last Tuesday (July 8), according to Launch. The exact details of the crisis in the band's crew have not been made public, but the meltdown was apparently serious enough that an emergency meeting had to be called to resolve ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Announce New Bassist

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, have announced the addition of bassist Dennis Cornelius to the group's ranks. "We've just finished a 2-day audition/rehearsal and to simply say it was heavy would be an understatement," reads a posting on the band's official web site. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Comments On The DIXIE CHICKS Backlash

Marilyn Manson spoke to Kerry Gold of the Vancouver Sun about the backlash DIXIE CHICKS encountered over comments made about President Bush during a March concert in England. "That is an odd situation," he said in reference to DIXIE singer Natalie Maines' statement that she was ashamed the president of the United States is from ...

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GODSMACK, STAIND Nominated For BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

GODSMACK and STAIND have garnered four nominations apiece for the 2003 Boston Music Awards, while their respective lead singers — Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis — each scored an additional nod for Male Vocalist of the year. Other nominees include CAVE IN, POWERMAN 5000 and AMERICAN HI-FI. Awards will be handed out during a Sept. ...

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