LITHIUM Announce Upcoming Gigs

Sweden's LITHIUM, featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, have announced the following gigs during November: Nov. 08 – Tampere, FIN @ Club Ground Zero Nov. 09 – Stockholm, SWE @ Necromicon (Kolingsborg) ...

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EDENBRIDGE Cancel Brazilian Tour

Austrian "angelic bombast metal" act EDENBRIDGE have cancelled their Brazilian tour "due to the enormous devaluation of the Brazilian currency," according to the group's official web site. "I'm very sorry to say that the tour has been cancelled so few days before it should have started," said guitarist/keyboarder Lanvall. "Our record label Hellion Records did ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels Shows After Falling Ill

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell was forced to cancel his headlining gigs in Seattle (Oct. 24) and Colorado Springs (Oct 26) after being taken ill and checking himself into a Washington hospital. Cantrell is expected to resume touring on October 27 in Lincoln, Nebraska. ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Next CD: 'It's Too Early To Tell'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles writer Martin Popoff about the group's next studio CD, which he said might see the light of day "late spring"… "It's too early. I can't... you know, we have this website where we try to talk about what's going on in the studio ...

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DESTRUCTION On Verge Of Canceling UK Tour

DESTRUCTION's UK tour appears to be on the verge of cancellation after bassist/vocalist Schmier's hand injury — suffered a couple of weeks ago during the group's American trek — was deemed more serious than originally thought. "This situation really sucks!" Schmier wrote on the band's official web site. "I feel terrible! "The plaster on my ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Tickets Go On Sale This Weekend

Tickets for the LIFE OF AGONY reunion show on January 4 at Irving Plaza in New York City will go on sale this Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. through Ticketmaster. "The guest list will be super-tight and we're trying to keep it to family only," said drummer Sal Abruscato. "We expect tickets to sell ...

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COAL CHAMBER Split With Drummer, Management

COAL CHAMBER have parted ways with drummer Mike Cox and their management company, Left Bank. The following is an official statement on the matter from COAL CHAMBER vocalist Dez Fafara and guitarist Meegs Rascon: "This letter is to inform everyone that as of October 24th, 2002, Mike Cox is no longer part of COAL CHAMBER. ...

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KISS Get Charitable!

KISS have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from their upcoming Kiss Symphony show to the victims and families of the Bali bombing. "Quietly, without making a public announcement we are going to make sure a substantial amount of the proceeds of this concert will go the right place, the victims, the families," ...

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