JUDAS PRIEST Set To Chat Away, Hit The Road

JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens and guitarist Glenn Tipton will take part in a live chat on America Online on Monday, January 14th, at 9:00 PM EST. Both AOL subscribers and non-subscribers may participate in the chat. Non-subscribers must first go to www.aol.com and download the free, temporary software. To access the chat, go ...

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AC/DC Frontman To Appear At Charity Gig

AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson will be playing with a backing band that will include Tim Healy and Jimmy Nail, among others, at a Sammy Johnson (no relation) memorial/charity gig at Newcastle City Hall on February 3rd. Two shows will take place—one at 5 PM and another at 8 PM. ...

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KUSH Postpone Whiskey Date

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have moved their show at The Whiskey in West Hollywood, California, originally slated for January 20th, to January 21st. No reason was given for the postponement. ...

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UNIDA's Label Woes

Contrary to previous reports, it now appears that UNIDA (featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia) have NOT been dropped by American Recordings, but were instead dumped by American's parent company, Island Records. Sounds confusing? In order to clear things up, here is an update on the situation, as posted at www.meteorcity.com: American was ...

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Former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Frontman Returns To The Road

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian Spice Sjstrand, will be embarking on a European tour with THE AWESOME MACHINE, PAWNSHOP, and HOEK in late April. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 24 - London, UK - Underworld Apr. 25 - Dortmund, GER - FZW Apr. 26 - Kln, ...

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BOBFEST 2002 Line-Up Takes Shape

The following acts have thus far been confirmed for Bobfest 2002 festival, which is set to take place on March 8-10 in Linkping, Sweden: EXTOL (NOR) VENI DOMINE (SWE) SEVENTH AVENUE (GER) SELFMINDEAD (NOR) IMMORTAL SOULS (FIN) SANCTIFICA (SWE) SONIFEROUS (NOR) OBLIVION (SWE) UMBRELLA (NOR) ...

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CHARON Climb Higher With "Little Angel"

Little Angel, the first single off CHARON's forthcoming third album, entitled Downhearted, has climbed back to position #5 on the official Finnish singles chart. Downhearted was mixed at Finnvox Studios mixing with Mikko Karmila, and is due to be released on February 4th. ...

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SKINLESS, Others Confirmed For April's Ohio Death Fest

New York death metallers SKINLESS have been confirmed for this year's Ohio Death Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at The Flying Machine in Lorian, Ohio. Two-day passes are available for $30 from the band at: skinless@4skinless.com. The full line-up of artists presently confirmed to play ...

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