Fans Turn Rowdy At POISON Concert

Tom Morton of Casper Star-Tribune reports that a lot of fans at Tuesday night's (June 24) POISON concert at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming turned rowdy and engaged in dope-smoking, judging from the police log of arrests Wednesday morning. Good rock bands will pump up a crowd and smooth out the emotional fire ...

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TOMMY LEE To Co-Produce Solo Album From BACKSTREET BOYS Singer

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is reportedly co-producing several tracks for the sophomore solo album from BACKSTREET BOYS singer Nick Carter. It is not presently clear if Lee will be co-writing any of the material, which is set to surface in early 2004. Nick's first solo record, 2002's "Now or Never", debuted at No. ...

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JÄGERMEISTER Sponsors OZZFEST For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Continuing what has become one of the best pairings in hard rock history, Jägermeister Liqueur will once again sponsor Ozzfest, the most successful summer fest of all time! The hard-rocking liqueur has been sponsoring up-and-coming bands for the past eight years, and this year's Ozzfest is full of Jägermeister bands who have made a name ...

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POWER QUEST To Release 'NeverWorld' Later In The Year

U.K. melodic power metal band POWER QUEST have started recording their new album, tentatively titled "NeverWorld", at Thin Ice Studios (THRESHOLD, ARENA, JOHN WETTON) and are set to mix the effort at Mastertone Studios with Pete Coleman (AC/DC, PARADISE LOST). The follow-up to "Wings Of Forever" is expected to be completed around the end of ...

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DAWN Hard At Work On 'The Fourfold Furnace'

Sweden's DAWN, featuring ex-members of AFFLICTED, DARK FUNERAL and CRANIUM, are hard at work on their third full-length album, "The Fourfold Furnace", due later in the year through MNW Records. "We are now flat out in our own studio working on the new album," guitarist Fredrik Söderberg wrote on the band's official web site. "As ...

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RUSH Added To Toronto STONES Gig

Canadian rock legends RUSH have been confirmed for the ROLLING STONES concert in Toronto on July 30 at Downsview Park. The announcement was made on the band's official website, where in a one-sentence blurb they confirmed they will be joining the ever-growing list of artists for the special gig to help Toronto's SARS-scarred economy. The ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On EP

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on their first EP, entitled "Empires of Truth and Hatred". It was engineered and recorded earlier this month by Mike Major (AT THE DRIVE-IN, SPARTA). Upcoming FUELED II FIRE dates: Jun. ...

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MOONSPELL: Upcoming Single To Include Non-Album Cut

Portugal's MOONSPELL will include the non-album track "The Darkening" on their upcoming single, "Everything Invaded" (slated for release on July 28). "Everything Invaded" comes off the group's new album, "The Antidote", due on September 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with ...

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WHITESNAKE To Tour Japan In September

WHITESNAKE will embark on a headlining tour of Japan during September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Nagano, JAP @ TBA Sep. 19 - Aichi, JAP @ TBA Sep. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Tokyo International Forum Sep. 23 - Sapporo, JAP @ Zepp Sep. 24 - Sendai, JAP @ Zepp Sendai Sep. ...

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