JUDAS PRIEST: Official European Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have officially announced the following European dates as part of their 2005 world tour: Feb. 23 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valbyhallen Feb. 25 - Karstad, SWE @ Lofbergs Lila Arena Feb. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globe Feb. 28 - Oulu, FIN @ Ice Hall Mar. 02 - Tampere, ...

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CELLOUT Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Sweden's CELLOUT have parted ways with ex-AMARAN drummer Robin Bergh. Replacing Bergh in the group is ex-FATAL SMILE drummer Robin Lagerqvist. "Robin Lagerqvist fits the band like a glove, both as a person and as a musician," the band write in a statement. CELLOUT recently had "amazing" radio chart success with the song "Flooded" on ...

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TOMMY LEE's Criminal Record Stirs Campus Controversy

Celebrity Justice is reporting that a chemistry professor and other faculty recently at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently introduced a formal resolution, expressing their mighty displeasure with the university in aligning itself with former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. The resolution mentioned Lee's lengthy criminal record. It also calls for the school chancellor ...

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IN-QUEST To Support FEAR FACTORY, MNEMIC

Belgian death metallers IN-QUEST will support FEAR FACTORY and MNEMIC on several European dates in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 15 - Tivoli – Utrecht, NETH Dec. 16 - Hof Ter Lo – Antwerpen, BEL Dec. 17 - Elysée Montmartre – Paris, FRA IN-QUEST's third full-length album, "Epileptic", was released earlier this year ...

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DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

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5 BILLION DEAD: 'It Was Never' Video Posted Online

5 BILLION DEAD, the Orlando, Florida-based metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner, and DNS singer/artist Strain, have posted a sample video of their track "It Was Never", taken from their debut EP. The video is available for viewing in the "Media" section of the group's official web site. 5 BILLION DEAD, will ...

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