KISS Officially Part Ways With UNIVERSAL RECORDS GROUP

KISS have officially parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram) and currently seeking a new record deal, frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed. "After our long relationship with our record company, it seemed to be in our best interest to part ways and to look to all the options to decide where we go ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Film Live CD/Home Video

SIX FEET UNDER will be recording a live CD and home video (DVD?) at the Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14th for an early 2003 release. According to frontman Chris Barnes, "this is gonna be proffesionally shot on film by Dave Roth, who directed 'The Day The Dead Walked', 'Victim of the Paranoid', ...

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TOMMY LEE To Perform New Single On "The Tonight Show"

TOMMY LEE will be performing his new single, "Hold Me Down", on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 22nd). "Hold Me Down" comes off LEE's Never A Dull Moment CD, which comes out today through MCA Records. Meanwhile, TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien (ex-KILGORE/STATIC-X) has posted the following message via his ...

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SKYCLAD To Perform First-Ever US Gig!

SKYCLAD will play their first-ever US show at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, which is scheduled to be held on July 26th and 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Several other US dates will likely follow the group's appearance at the event. More information will be made available shortly. In other news, SKYCLAD will be joining German singer ...

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TED NUGENT Clarifies "THE OSBOURNES" Criticism

Ted Nugent has attempted to clarify his previously-published comments about The Osbournes show, which drew the ire of Ozzy and Sharon at last week's press conference in New York. As previously reported, Nugent had told the New York Post, "I think it's an indictment to the soullessness of modern man that we get a kick ...

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DARKTHRONE To Record "Leper Unction" In The Fall

Veteran Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have commenced the writing process for their forthcoming CD, tentatively titled Leper Unction, which they hope to record in September/October for an early 2003 release through Moonfog Records. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are "Rust" and "Fucked Up And Ready To Die". According to a ...

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