RANDY CASTILLO: December 18, 1950 March 26th, 2002

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo reportedly passed away yesterday due to complications stemming from his long-running battle with cancer. Castillo was 51 years old. MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message at www.motley.com following Randy's death: You used to joke around with me all the time, saying that we ...

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SOULFLY Enlist TERRY DATE To Mix New CD

SOULFLY have enlisted veteran producer Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) to remix their recently-recorded third full-length effort, entitled III, for a tentative June 25th release through Roadrunner Records. The group's first album to be produced by mainman Max Cavalera, III will tentatively include the following track listing: 01. Downstroy 02. Enterfaith 03. Seek And Strike ...

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Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY Drummer Resurfaces In SUPERMASSIV

Former TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, ex-URANIUM 235 guitarist Matt Brown, and former URANIUM 235 vocalist Billy Kelly have joined forces in a new band called SUPERMASSIV, which is currently composing original material while seeking a permanent bassist to complete the group's line-up. For more information, visit SUPERMASSIV's official web site at ...

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JASON NEWSTED Joins GOV'T MULE For Five Shows

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will be performing with GOV'T MULE at the following shows: Apr. 17 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY Apr. 18 - Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI Apr. 19 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 20 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN Apr. 21 - ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For METAL MELTDOWN IV

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will follow up their appearance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 5th at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts with a performance at the Metal Meltdown IV festival at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey on April 6th. ...

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HATE ETERNAL Withdraw From Festival Appearances

HATE ETERNAL, featuring MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan and MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Jared Anderson, have been forced to withdraw from their scheduled appearances at the Metal Meltdown IV and New England Metal and Hardcore festivals “due to priority of new album production timing and a family emergency”, according to an official statement from the group. ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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