COREY FELDMAN: VINCE NEIL's 'Nice Guy' Act Was A 'Big Façade'

Actor/musician Corey Feldman recently spoke to HipOnline.com about his gig on "The Surreal Life", and his co-star in the reality show, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil. "I was really surprised by Vince," Feldman said. "I thought he was really cool until I started to see some of the footage. I thought he was a really ...

Read more

OZZY OSBOURNE: MICHAEL JACKSON Is Nuts!

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, no strangers to weird lifestyles, have issued a public appeal for Michael Jackson to get psychological help, according to the New York Post. Ozzy joked that he wasn't surprised at Jackson's complaint that his father beat him as a child. "If he'd been my kid, I would have whacked him, too ...

Read more

MCBRAIN, ELLEFSON Deny Having Joined New Band Of Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist

Despite previous reports to the contrary, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson have no intentions of becoming full-time members of the new band formed by ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz. The following is the official statement released by Sanctuary Artists Management on behalf of McBrain and Ellefson: "Sadly for all you ...

Read more

HALFORD Suspend Bassist Search

HALFORD have suspended their bassist search pending the outcome of current four-stringer Ray Riendeau's ongoing discussions with the band's management regarding his status in the group. Says HALFORD manager John Baxter: "Ray and I have had numerous conversations since late December 2002 regarding his tenure with HALFORD. Prior to [Tuesday] evening's Tokyo performance, Ray was ...

Read more

A PERFECT CIRCLE Announce Lineup Changes Galore

As first reported here on Feb. 7, former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White) has now officially replaced Paz Lenchantin in A PERFECT CIRCLE. In addition, the band have announced that guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has left the group to become a full-time member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and ...

Read more

METALLICA's HAMMETT Speaks Out On THE RAMONES

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the band's contribution to THE RAMONES tribute album, "We're A Happy Family" (in the form of the track "53rd and 3rd"), and the legendary New York group's enduring influence on the current music scene. "I think just now culture is beginning to get ...

Read more

HALFORD Launch Bassist Search

HALFORD have launched a bassist search in time for the forthcoming North American and European tours. It is not presently clear if Ray Riendeau will return to the band prior to the recording of their next album or if he is being permanently replaced in the group. Interested parties should send their VHS (NTSC), CD ...

Read more

SEPULTURA Finish Recording, Plan European Trek

SEPULTURA have completed the recordings for their new full-length album and are presently talking to several producers — including Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) — about mixing the effort for a tentative late May release. In other news, SEPULTURA are expected to embark on a combined promo/club tour ...

Read more

LOLLAPALOOZA: Initial Details Released

The revived Lollapalooza summer tour — which is set to feature JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and INCUBUS, among others — is scheduled to visit the following cities, according to the organizers: Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI ...

Read more