MARILYN MANSON Faces Reduced Charges In Michigan!

A Michigan judge on Friday dropped criminal sexual misconduct chargesa fourth-degree felony that carries a maximum penalty of two years in prisonas well as a misdemeanor count of assault and battery charges against MARILYN MANSON for his concert antics during the July 30th stop of Ozzfest at the DTE Energy Music Theater in suburban Detroit. ...

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PANTERA Side Projects Galore, Cantrell To Join New Year's Eve Gig!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will perform acoustic versions of the ALICE tunes "Got Me Wrong" and "Rooster" at the New Year's Eve show of GASOLINE, the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul, which is set to take place at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Part Ways With Management Company!

MACHINE HEAD have left Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SEPULTURA) of their own accord and are currently seeking new representation. The split, which is said to be amicable, comes less than two years after the two parties first began working together and follows the release of the band's most critically-panned album to date, Supercharger, which ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: No Original Band Reunion Planned!

Despite DIAMOND HEAD's previous announcement that the four original members of the band have been rehearsing and writing together for the first time since 1983, there will not be a reunion IN ANY FORM of the original line-up, according to a clarification statement issued by the group. As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD mainman Brian Tatler, ...

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HALFORD To Issue Sophomore CD In April!

HALFORD's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is currently being tracked at a Los Angeles studio with producers Roy Z. (BRUCE DICKINSON/HELLOWEEN) and Richard Polodor (ALICE COOPER/3 DOG NIGHT/STEPPENWOLF), will be out in April through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records, according to guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak (as reported by www.eddietrunk.com). ...

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QUEENSRYCHE To Start New CD In January!

QUEENSRYCHE are scheduled to enter the studio in January to begin recording their brand new CD, according to the band's official web site. In other news, the recording of vocalist Geoff Tate's solo album is five days away from completion, after which the disc will be sent off for mixing, which is set to begin ...

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ANTHRAX: A Sign Of The "Times"!

The renowned and respected daily newspaper The New York Times published an article on the band ANTHRAX in the “Arts” section of its Thursday, December 27th edition, under the headline “What's In A Band's Name? Plenty If It's ANTHRAX”. The story, which carried a generally positive tone, inevitably got a few facts wrong, referring to ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Offer Apology To German Fans!

CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their last show of the X-Mass Festivals at Alarm! in Zwickau, Germany (which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 22nd): “We are deeply sorry to all the fans that attended the X-Mass Fest show at Alarm! in Zwickau, Germany wanting to see ...

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