MARILYN MANSON Comments On The DIXIE CHICKS Backlash

Marilyn Manson spoke to Kerry Gold of the Vancouver Sun about the backlash DIXIE CHICKS encountered over comments made about President Bush during a March concert in England. "That is an odd situation," he said in reference to DIXIE singer Natalie Maines' statement that she was ashamed the president of the United States is from ...

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GODSMACK, STAIND Nominated For BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

GODSMACK and STAIND have garnered four nominations apiece for the 2003 Boston Music Awards, while their respective lead singers — Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis — each scored an additional nod for Male Vocalist of the year. Other nominees include CAVE IN, POWERMAN 5000 and AMERICAN HI-FI. Awards will be handed out during a Sept. ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Solo Gig In California

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 p.m. He will be performing songs from all his past bands as well as some solo material. Bonnet's backing band for the show will include guitarist Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT ...

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KILLING JOKE: New Video Posted Online

KILLING JOKE's new video for the track "Loose Cannon", taken from their forthcoming self-titled album, has been posted online. Check it out: Windows Media: Hi, Lo Real Player: Hi, Lo "Killing Joke", due on July 28 through the group's Malicious Damage label (distributed by Sony), ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: The Metal God Is Back

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that he "can't wait" to see JUDAS PRIEST performing live with Rob Halford again but insists that Halford's replacement in PRIEST, Tim "Ripper" Owens, "was and is his own man and he made those songs his when he sang them." In a posting to ANTHRAX's official web site, Ian writes, ...

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SUMMER BREEZE 2003: Complete Lineup Announced

The complete lineup has been announced for this year's Summer Breeze 2003 festival, scheduled to take place Aug. 21-23, 2003 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. It is as follows: IN FLAMES IN EXTREMO J.B.O. CHILDREN OF BODOM SUBWAY TO SALLY KROKUS WITHIN TEMPTATION RAGE PRIMAL FEAR NAPALM DEATH AMORPHIS AMON AMARTH FINNTROLL THE KOVENANT FARMER BOYS PYOGENESIS ...

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