RACER X To Commence Work On New Album

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. According to Gilbert, "Jeff Martin, John Alderete, Scott Travis, and ...

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EVEREVE To Record Fifth CD

Germany's EVEREVE will enter Commusication Studios in Frankenthal in November to begin recording fifth full-length album for an early 2003 release through Massacre/Sony Records. ...

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THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL Announce German, Dutch Dates

Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL will embark on a tour of Germany and Holland during September/October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 27 - Lübeck, GER @ Raider's Café Sep. 28 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg Sep. 29 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Karl Sep. 30 - Leiwen, GER @ Monopol Oct. 01 - ...

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MURDER SQUAD Studio Photos Posted Online

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, have posted a bunch of photos taken during the recording sessions for their forthcoming sophomore effort, Ravenous, Murderous, via their official web site at this location. As previously reported, the album, which ...

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P.O.D. Cancel European Tour

P.O.D. have been forced to cancel their European tour as a result of vocalist Sonny Sandoval experiencing discomfort from a herniated disc in his neck and his lower back. Apparently, Sonny's doctors feel that he may need surgery sooner rather than later and have advised the frontman to rest up before committing to additional live ...

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WES BORLAND Denies Having Secretly Rejoined LIMP BIZKIT

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has rejected the rumors that he has secretly rejoined his former bandmates and is assisting the group on their long-awaited new studio album, due sometime in 2003. "Oh, yeah, you got me, I've rejoined the band and everything is great," Borland answered sarcastically when pressed about whether he has ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE To Collaborate With WEEZER?

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumored to be considering a possible collaboration with WEEZER on the latter's next album, scheduled for a February 2003 release, with Axl singing on a new WEEZER track tentatively titled "Mo Beats". According to reports, WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo and Rose are longtime fans of each other's work, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: I Was Disappointed by MEGADETH's Final Studio Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that he found the group's last album, The World Needs A Hero, "a little disappointing" and has indicated that his proposed band with fellow ex-MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass), Al Pitrelli (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) will feature a sound far removed from that of the Mustaine-led combo. ...

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SKINLAB Announce Upcoming Dates, Prepare Possible DVD

SKINLAB are tentatively due to play the following dates during September: Sept. 20 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour Sept. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SKINLAB's performance at The Pound will reportedly be lensed by Reality Check Media, the production division of Reality Check TV, for a future DVD release. RCTV and ...

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