TORI AMOS: 'GENE SIMMONS Is Scarier To Little Girls Than A Blackout'

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that singer Tori Amos shared her story of The Big Blackout during her performance at Tower City Amphitheater in downtown Cleveland's Flats Saturday night (August 16). Early in her set, the ivory-tickling chanteuse revealed that she had waited out the crisis in a Birmingham, Michigan, hotel. She ...

Read more

DREAM THEATER: First European Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER will be kicking off their 2004 World Tour in January with the following "An Evening With" dates (no opening act): Jan. 16 - Manchester, UK - Apollo Jan. 17 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo Jan. 18 - Rotterdam, NETH - Ahoy Jan. 20 - Copenhagen, DEN - KB Halle Jan. 21 - ...

Read more

FIREHOUSE To Release 'Prime Time' In September

FIREHOUSE will issue their latest CD, "Prime Time", in Japan and Southeast Asia on September 18. The rest of the territories will receive the album in October. The lineup on "Prime Time" is as follows: CJ Snare - Vocals, Keys Bill Leverty - Guitar, Vocals Michael Foster - Drums, Percussion, Vocals Dario Seixas - Bass, ...

Read more

SOULFLY, A.N.I.M.A.L. Confirmed For AZTLAN FEST '03

SOULFLY and A.N.I.M.A.L. are among the acts that have been confirmed for the upcoming Aztlan Fest '03 tour, which showcases the top international Latin artists and the hottest up-and-coming talent from the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are Mexico's ska-punkers CABRITO VUDU, with more groups soon to be ...

Read more

Review: 5,000 Cram Haskins Center For IRON MAIDEN

Victor R. Martinez of El Paso Times reports that "it was a great night to be a metal head Monday (August 18) at the Don Haskins Center, where MOTÖRHEAD, DIO and the metal powerhouse IRON MAIDEN gave more than 5,000 fans vintage performances complete with guitar and drum solos and a lot of loud music. ...

Read more

Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Members Forming New Band

Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Dave Lock and vocalist Trevor Strnad are currently seeking a drummer and a second guitarist for a full-time death metal project, with influences ranging from MALEVOLENT CREATION, MONSTROSITY, and HATE ETERNAL to "Divine Intervention"-era SLAYER. The drummer must be able to blast and have tremendous double-bass skills. Lock and Strnad are ...

Read more

DEADSETT Split With Singer, Announce Replacement

Former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg has left DEADSETT "to pursue other music opportunities," according to a post on DEADSETT's web site. "It was an amicable split and we wish Jason the best of luck." "We already got a new vocalist, Kyle Zemanek. We also have a new drummer, Jeff Fabb. They both are experienced ...

Read more