EPICA Singer Recovers, Resumes Touring

EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons is back singing for the group on their current tour of Mexico following an emergency appendectomy which nerly sidelined the vocalist late last week. Marivi, lead singer of the opening band THE LEGION OF HETHERIA, had stepped in to complete the dates with EPICA in Simons' absence. Commented Simone: "This week ...

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Spokesperson: No New BLACK SABBATH Album Planned

A spokesperson for Ozzy Osbourne has rejected a British newspaper report that producer Rick Rubin recently spent time in the U.K. working on a new BLACK SABBATH studio album. Sunday Herald Associate Editor Alan Taylor reported over the weekend that he ran into Rubin in Worcestershire, U.K. where Rubin was apparently in the ...

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Report: Fans Mourn Slain Ex-PANTERA Guitarist At Memorial Service

Bobby Ross Jr. of The Associated Press has issued the following report: Clad in concert T-shirts and puffing on cigarettes, fans of slain heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott faced tight security Tuesday night as they lined up to attend a public memorial service. Security guards screened grieving fans with metal detecting wands as they ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer Signs With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Former CRIMSON GLORY frontman Midnight has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The singer's debut album, "Sakada", will feature contributions from new musicians (Phil Anderson - hammer dulcimer, drums, washboard, other percussion; and Scott Gibson - electric guitar, bass, mandolin) as well as old friends, like Ben Jackson (the rhythm guitarist of ...

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