LINKIN PARK To Perform At SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL

LINKIN PARK will be performing at this year's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California on November 15. Other confirmed artists include DMX, CYPRESS HILL and PENNYWISE, with many others soon to be announced. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 16 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and via Ticketmaster.com. ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Details Revealed

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "It has been quite some time since DARK FUNERAL has released any official news. We might have been quiet but we sure haven't been inactive! After a successful gig at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany the first ...

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GODSMACK Rethink Acoustic EP Idea

GODSMACK appear to have changed their minds about releasing an all-acoustic EP, titled "The Other Side", next month through their label, Republic/Universal Records. The band recorded acoustic versions of "Serenity" and seven other songs during sessions in Hawaii this summer with producer David Bottrill. A tentative Nov. 18 release date is set, but LiveDaily.com quotes ...

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TED NUGENT Endorses 'Gun Nut' Ice Cream

WorldNetDaily.com reports that Ted Nugent, rock musician, avid outdoorsman and defender of gun rights, has come out in support of "Gun Nut" ice cream, a new flavor unveiled by a company billing itself as "the conservative alternative to liberal Ben & Jerry's." Star Spangled Ice Cream Company announced the new partnership Monday (October 6) in ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Pull Out Of Australia's BIG DAY OUT Festival

A PERFECT CIRCLE have pulled out of Australia's Big Day Out festival, citing reasons "too complex to explain," according to the festival's organizers. In an official statement announcing the cancellation, the organizers wrote, "after previously confirming their appearance in writing, the representatives of A PERFECT CIRCLE have now advised us that for reasons too complex ...

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CAMP FREDDY Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "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 (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and will begin ...

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DEAD HEAD Prepare To Record Fourth Album

Veteran Dutch thrashers DEAD HEAD will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in January 2004 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, HATESPHERE, etc) to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a late spring release through Cold Blood Industries. Download two recently recorded demo tracks: "Hateland" (mp3) and "Desire" (mp3). ...

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