METALLICA Get Visit From CARLOS SANTANA

METALLICA welcomed a special guest to its Bay Area headquarters, fellow San Francisco legend Carlos Santana. The guitar legend is friends with the METALLICA boys and he stopped down on Wednesday (Jan. 22), but reports of a collaboration are premature. Sources say they're just friends, and chat focused around music industry stories and comparing yesterday's ...

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LINKIN PARK Announce First European Dates

LINKIN PARK have announced the first of a handful of European warm-up dates for their new album, "Meteora", due out in the U.S. March 25 and internationally March 24. LINKIN PARK have chosen to do a few smaller-style shows "to give directly back to the fans," according to the band's official web site. The following ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Appear At COMIC BOOK Convention

ROB ZOMBIE will answer questions and sign autographs at the Los Angeles Comic Book And Pop Culture Convention at the Pasadena Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. Also present will be several of the stars of Zombie's upcoming movie, "House of 1000 Corpses", including Sheri Moon (Baby), Sid Haig (Capt. Spaulding) and Bill Mosely (Otis). For ...

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STEREOMUD Set Release Date For 'Every Given Moment'

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set a March 4 release date through Loud/Columbia Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment". "Every Given Moment" was produced by John Travis (KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY) and was mixed by Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO ...

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DARKTHRONE To Film Extra Footage For PEACEVILLE Reissues

DARKTHRONE have posted the following update via their official web site: "The four Peaceville albums will come in a final, exclusive version with CD-ROM feature. Fenriz and Nocturno Culto will film many hours at their stronghold somewhere in the wilderness in Norway. Like a reality-DARKTHRONE documentary. Every of the four album will contain at least ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO's New Project Launch Official Web Site

PHILM, the new band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, CIVIL DEFIANCE/KKLEQ MUZZIL guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler, and KKLEQ MUZZIL bassist Juan Antonio Perez, have launched their official web site at this location. Described as "a potent combination of Lombardo's signature drumming morphed into a new, somewhat hardcore & edgy, and sometimes ambient, modern ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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