JASON NEWSTED To Sing, Play Guitar On PAPA WHEELIE's Debut

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will follow up his touring activities with ECHOBRAIN with the release of the debut CD from PAPA WHEELIE, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. Featuring Jason on guitar/lead vocals, Steven Wiig on drums and Joe Ledesma on bass, PAPA WHEELIE's Unipsycho reportedly follows a "punk/stoner" musical direction and will ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Members Plan Next Move

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly collaborating with ex-FEAR FACTORY keyboardist John Bechdel (i.e. PRONG, KILLING JOKE, REVOLTING COCKS, MURDER INC.) on an “alternative/stoner rock” project at Bechdel's home studio in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera is said to be keeping busy working on “electronica”-styled music for possible inclusion ...

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JAM PAIN SOCIETY To Support PRONG In North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina-based JAM PAIN SOCIETY will be opening for PRONG at all three of their North Carolina dates: Apr. 20 - Ziggy's By The Sea - Atlantic Beach, NC Apr. 21 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC Apr. 24 - Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC For more information, visit the band's official web site at: ...

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FULL STRIKE To Give Away Two-Track Single

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will be giving away a free CD single containing the tracks "We Will Rise" and "Force Of The World" through select record stores in Sweden starting next week. FULL STRIKE will issue their ...

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ROSE TATTOO Line Up European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up a bunch of European dates ahead of the release date of their first real studio album in over 20 years, entitled Pain, which was recently recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hnsel in the role of producer. The dates ...

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