KROKUS Debut At Swiss #1!

Veteran hard rockers KROKUS have debuted at #1 on the Swiss album chart with their latest effort, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace. KROKUS still stand as the only Swiss rock band to have achieved gold ...

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VOIVOD Work With GEORGE LUCAS Team On New Video

VOIVOD shot their parts for the "We Carry On" video in the San Francisco Bay Area last weekend, and have since handed the footage over to the workers at George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for editing and post-production. ILM, who are said to be longtime VOIVOD fans and have also worked on special ...

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FRED DURST Produces Song For New BRITNEY SPEARS CD

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst is among the producers working on BRITNEY SPEARS' as-yet-untitled new album, due in October, according to a Jive Records spokesperson. Durst has produced one unnamed track thus far, which may or may not wind up on Spears' fourth LP. Durst found time to helm the Spears tune while working on ...

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CHIMAIRA Hire COLIN RICHARDSON To Mix New Album

CHIMAIRA have hired veteran producer Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH) to mix their new album, "The Impossibility of Reason". A tentative April 29 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. The following 14 tracks were laid down during the recording sessions for the album: 01. Cleansation 02. The Impossibility Of Reason 03. Pictures ...

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MEDICATION: European Tour Cancelled!

The previously-announced European tour featuring MEDICATION and Locomotive Music labelmates BEFORE THE DAWN, which was scheduled to kick off on Feb. 12 in Essen, Germany, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MEDICATION feature in their ranks ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY frontman Whitfield Crane and ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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METALLICA: Berlin Date Added

METALLICA have added another German date as part of their upcoming summer European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 06 - Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park Jun. 07 - Berlin, GER @ Wuhlheide Jun. 08 - Nürburgring, GER @ Rock Am Ring Jun. 13 – Imola, ITA @ Heineken Jammin' Festival ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's LEEUWEN On Upcoming CD: 'It Keeps Changing'

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen recently spoke to Australia's Undercover News about the band's upcoming sophomore effort, tentatively due later in the year. "Last I heard, there wasn't any vocals on it," Troy said. "That is another thing that continually evolves as time progresses. It is getting close to be finishing. The vocals ...

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