SOUL BRAINS Skip Summer Tour, H20 Vow To Carry On

SOUL BRAINS (formerly BAD BRAINS) have scrapped their touring plans for the summer "due to unforeseen circumstances," leaving projected openers H20 no choice but to complete the tour as a headliner. However, "this obviously means we will get to play a lot longer every night and tickets will be cheaper, which we're psyched about," according ...

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AFFAIR: The New AOR/Hard Rock Supergroup

AFFAIR, the new AOR/hard rock band are centered around mastermind Bobby Altvater (producer/sound engineer of BONFIRE, FRONTLINE, SABU, JOE LYNN TURNER and CHRIS THOMPSON) and vocalist Peter De Wint (ex-OSTROGOTH, MYSTERY), have inked a deal with MTM Music and will shortly issue their 12-track debut album through the label. ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Breaks Silence On Split With Wife

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence over his recently-announced split with wife Valerie Bertinelli in the current issue of People magazine (dated July 22, 2002), which features a small photo of Bertinelli on the cover. "We're friends," the 47-year-old guitarist told the magazine. "We love each other. We're just separated. I ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY: Mexico City Show Still On

Despite previous reports to the contrary, it now appears that Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY will still perform in Mexico City on July 20th. As was recently announced, the group's gigs in Guadalajara and Leon were cancelled for reasons that have yet to be disclosed. ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist Resurfaces In PASSION PLAY

Former VENOM guitarist Jim Clare (a.k.a. Jimi C.) has joined forces with TYGERS OF PAN TANG drummer Craig Ellis and bassist Willie Angus in a brand new project called PASSION PLAY, which is currently recording material for a late 2002 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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REVEILLE Guitarist Diagnosed With Mononucleosis

REVEILLE have announced that they will not play any of the remaining Locobazooka dates as a result of guitarist Steve Miloszewski being diagnosed with mononucleosis (for more information on the virus, click here). "The first few shows were cancelled in the hopes that Steve would recover quickly," reads the statement from the group's ...

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SEPULTURA: "Under A Pale Grey Sky" Final Track Listing Unveiled

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live album, Under A Pale Grey Sky, is set for a September 17th release through Roadrunner Records. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on ...

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