LINKIN PARK In No Hurry To Make New Studio Album

LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda recently told Launch Radio Networks it might be a while before the group gets around to making their next studio album. After more than a year's worth of touring to promote 2003's "Meteora" and their other recent projects, "We are trying to change up the pace a little bit," he said. ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Apologizes For 'You Gotta Move' Sound Problems

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has sent the following message to the group's official fan site, Aeroforceone.com, regarding the recent in-theater premiere of the group's DVD, "You Gotta Move": "Thank you very much for being so honest with your critique on the DVD in theatre Regal Cinema 5.1 experience. For those of you who went and ...

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MARILYN MANSON Performs PANTERA Cover In DIMEBAG's Honor

According to TheMonitor.com, MARILYN MANSON delivered a "poignant" cover of PANTERA's "Revolution is My Name" on Friday (Dec. 10) at La Villa Real Convention Center in McAllen, TX as a tribute to late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down last week. As previously reported, MTV Germany has reported that MARILYN MANSON will ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The cover art for CROWBAR's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", has been posted online at Nodferatu's Lair. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" is scheduled for release on February 8 through Candlelight Records. "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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SHAMRAIN Enter Studio To Record New Album

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort, tentatively titled "Shades of Blue". Recordings will take place at "the studios of Akun Tehdas, a big AV-house near Tampere, Finland," according to a posting on the group's web site. ...

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WOLF Guitarist/Vocalist OLSSON Gets 'Evil'

WOLF guitarist/vocalist Nick Olsson is playing the part of the "evil" priest Hanias in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" this fall, according to a posting on the group's web site. A photo of Olsson "all dressed up for mayhem" can be viewed at this location. "The show is going really well, with sold-out ...

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QUEEN Drummer Excited About Tour With PAUL RODGERS

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor is really looking forward to the band's upcoming tour with Paul Rodgers on vocals. They're planning to go out in the spring, with a setlist made up of QUEEN music as well as FREE and BAD COMPANY songs. Taylor told Germany's ZDF, "We're enjoying playing, ...

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