HALFORD To Begin Cutting Vocal Tracks Next Week

According to Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter, he and Rob have been busy working on lyrics and “vocal approaches” for HALFORD's upcoming sophomore CD since December 1st, 2001, and will begin cutting the final album vocal tracks next week, which will keep them busy “through early next month”. It is presently unclear if the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Far East, Alaska Dates Announced

OZZY OSBOURNE has announced the dates for his upcoming tour of the Far East and Alaska, which is due to take place during February. They are as follows: Feb. 08 - Osaka, Jap @ Zepp Feb. 09 - Osaka, Jap @ Zepp Feb. 11 - Nagoya, JAP @ TBA Feb. 13 - Fukuoka, JAP @ ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: Guitarist Search Update

According to the group's official web site, the first stop of the LIMP BIZKIT Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is guitarist search tour took place in Fresno, California yesterday, and over 250 aspiring guitarists auditioned for the band. Three musicians, Jonas Anderson, Reggie Villegas, and Amanda Quinn were selected to jam with the band. ...

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EYEHATEGOD Break In New Bassist

New Orleans masters of sludge EYEHATEGOD have acquired a new bassist: former HAWG JAW guitarist Gary Mader. The group's first show with the new line-up will take place on February 10th at the Shim-Sham Club in New Orleans. ...

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SKINLAB Change Album Title Yet Again

According to an official press release from Century Media Records, SKINLAB have NOT changed the title of their forthcoming album to reVOLT, but have instead decided to name their third full-length CD reVoltingRoom. A May release is still expected. ...

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BAD RELIGION: First Dates Announced

BAD RELIGION have announced the first dates of their forthcoming world tour in support of their The Process Of Belief CD, which is due through Epitaph Records on January 22nd. They are as follows: Jan. 31 - Stahlwerk - Duesseldorf, GER Feb. 01 - Gr. Freiheit - Hamburg, GER Feb. 02 - Babylon - Munich, ...

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MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Pleasure Cube 02. ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Support DIE TOTEN HOSEN

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have been confirmed for the opening slot at two German shows by the immensely huge rockers DIE TOTEN HOSEN in early February. The band will then perform a headlining show in the UK and will take part in the NME Brat Awards in London. The dates are as follows: Feb. 08 – ...

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GALLERY Get Conceptual On Sophomore CD

Germany's GALLERY will enter the studio shortly with producer Dennis Ward (i.e. PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA) to record their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort, which will reportedly be a tribute to Douglas Adams, the writer of the legendary trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Tentative song titles set to be included on the upcoming CD are ...

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