ILL NINO Cancel U.S. Tour

ILL NINO have cancelled the bulk of their previously-announced U.S. headlining dates in order to focus on the songwriting process for the band's sophomore CD, due sometime in late 2003. However, the group will still play the following gigs in December: Dec. 19 - NORVA - Norfolk, VA Dec. 20 - Tek World - Louisville, ...

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LAMB OF GOD Complete Drums For Upcoming CD

LAMB OF GOD have completed the drum tracks for their upcoming album at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Ten tracks are slated for inclusion on the as-yet-untitled CD, tentatively due in April 2003 through Prosthetic Records. ...

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GODGORY To Contribute To THIN LIZZY Tribute

Sweden's GODGORY will contribute a version of "This Is The One" to the upcoming THIN LIZZY tribute CD, due sometime next year through Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, the band have commenced the songwriting process for their fifth studio album, tentatively scheduled for release in late 2003. ...

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Former MEGADETH Bandmates To Reunite For FRIEDMAN Solo Tour

Guitarist Marty Friedman will be joined by fellow ex-MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) when he hits the road around March 2003 in support of his upcoming "Music For Speeding" CD. The second guitarist slot is yet to be decided. As previously reported, "Music For Speeding" is due early next year through ...

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MUDVAYNE: Why We Cancelled SMOKEOUT Appearance

MUDVAYNE have issued an official statement explaining their absence from this year's installment of the Smokeout Festival, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. "The band wants to apologize to those who went to the Los Angeles Smokeout Festival this weekend expecting to see MUDVAYNE," ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE: Meat The Parents

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Forget turkey. Axl Rose craves red meat on Thanksgiving. The GUNS N' ROSES frontman booked a private room for 30 family members and friends at the Old Homestead steakhouse in the Meatpacking District on Thursday, says owner Greg Sherry. "I told him ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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