MISTELTEIN Confirmed For Sweden's MEGA METAL FESTIVAL

Swedish black metallers MISTELTEIN have been booked to perform at Mega Metal Festival 2004 in Stockholm on August 20. As previously announced, MISTELTEIN are currently searching for a new lead vocalist before entering the studio to begin recording their third full-length album. According to the band, the chosen singer "will be fully participating on all ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Releases New Solo Track

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has made available another track from his long-awaited "Beyond Aston" solo album as a free download via his official web site. Says Bill, "We've been hard at work in the studio completing mixes for 'Beyond Aston', and I wanted to share one of the new songs with you now. The ...

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IN THE NAME OF…: More Live Dates Announced

Australia's IN THE NAME OF… (formerly CRYOGENIC), currently based in Los Angeles, will be performing tonight (March 9) at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Also set to appear are PATIENCE WORTH and DOWN WORD. The group will also be supporting METAL SKOOL on March 29 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood. IN THE NAME ...

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The OSBOURNES Vacation In Honolulu

The Osbournes landed in Hawaii over the weekend to shoot a new episode of their MTV show at a resort in Honolulu. Jack enjoyed kayaking and swimming with two beautiful girlfriends — under Ozzy's surveillance. Ozzy was also photographed cuddling a young baby during breakfast. Check out pictures from Colourpress and

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JOSH HOMME: NICK OLIVERI Wanted To Be The Next SID VICIOUS

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has given a lengthy interview to MTV.com about his decision to fire bassist Nick Oliveri from the group. Regarding the speculation that rampant drug use was responsible for Oliveri's removal, Homme said "Our whole band is full of hard partiers. We have put more people in rehab ...

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HEALER: Former WHITE ZOMBIE, STRIFE Members Recording New Demo

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, are currently in the recording studio finishing vocal tracks for their upcoming demo. The band plan to begin playing live shows in the Los Angeles area in April. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada ...

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