TWIGGY RAMIREZ: 'MARILYN MANSON And I Are Still Friends'

Twiggy Ramirez has spoken out for the first time about his decision to leave MARILYN MANSON. Ramirez left the band in May, during the recording of MANSON's forthcoming "The Golden Age Of Grotesque" album. Following the split, Manson commented "Unfortunately, I feel that MARILYN MANSON, as a lifestyle, is not where his heart is." “If ...

Read more

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankian said Bush's controversial victory in the ...

Read more

LULLACRY Name New Album, Set Release Date

Helsinki, Finland-based LULLACRY have set "Crucify My Heart" as the title for their third full-length album — the band's first with new vocalist Tanja Lainio — which was recently completed with producer Mikko Karmila for a Feb. 17, 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. A single, "Don't Touch The Flame", will precede the album on Jan. ...

Read more

ZWAN Single Posted Online

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have posted their new single, "Honestly", online at this location. "Honestly" comes off the group's debut album, due in early 2003 ...

Read more

QUEENSRŸCHE Name Upcoming CD, Announce New Year's Eve Show

QUEENSRŸCHE have reportedly set "Tribe" as the title for their upcoming studio CD, which is currently being recorded for a tentative February 2003 release through Sanctuary Records. The band have also confirmed a headlining appearance at the Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska on New Year's Eve. For more information, visit the group's official web site ...

Read more

OZZY OSBOURNE Becomes Grandfather!

Ozzy Osbourne has become a grandfather. Three-month-old Isabelle Hobbs is the daughter of Jessica, Ozzy's child by his first marriage. He split with wife Thelma in 1981 after shooting her 17 cats because they made too much noise. Osbourne is reportedly not close with his daughter, 31, who lives in London. ...

Read more

SEPULTURA Set Brazilian Release Date For Covers EP

SEPULTURA have set Dec. 10 as the Brazilian release date through FNM/Universal Records of their recently-completed covers-only EP, "Revolusongs". A video for the band's rendition of U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky" — one of the tracks featured on the CD — was shot this past weekend in São Paulo, Brazil. ...

Read more

CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Los Angeles Show

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, have announced plans for a free show to be held on Monday, Dec. 16 at a yet-to-be-disclosed venue. Roughly 400 ...

Read more

BLIND GUARDIAN Explain Houston Cancellation

BLIND GUARDIAN's tour manager has issued a statement in an attempt to clarify the reasons behind the cancellation of the group's scheduled Houston show on Nov. 29 as part of their ongoing U.S. tour with SYMPHONY X. It reads as follows: "This is Roger Smith, the road manager for the BLIND GUARDIAN tour. The real ...

Read more