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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Among Judges For 2002 SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich is among the judges for the 2002 Shortlist Music Prize, which spotlights lesser-known acts for their artistic merit, according to Launch. Others musicians accepting the role as so-called "listmakers" for the second annual Shortlist include BLUR's Damon Albarn, BECK, THE NEPTUNES, and THE STROKES' Albert Hammond Jr. Through the summer and fall, ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Additional European Dates

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh— have made several additions to their upcoming summer touring schedule. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 03 – Pratteln, SWI @ Metal ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer To Play On DISSECTION Comeback CD

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun will be sitting behind the kit for DISSECTION's comeback release, due in late 2004. According to Eithun's newly-launched official web site, "the plan is [for Faust and currently-incarcerated DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit to] start rehearsing during the spring 2003 and it seems like the constellation will be ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Sued By Former Business Associate

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is being sued for an undetermined sum for breach of contract by the former co-founder of The Music Company, the ill-fated label imprint the pair formed in 1996. Tim Duffy sued Ulrich in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, May 24th, claiming the drummer forced him from his role as the ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: The New Scandinavian Metal Sensation

COSMIC SPHERE is the name of a new Finnish/Swedish metal act featuring guitarist Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN) and drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH). Playing a musical style described as "heavy, energetic and melodic metal in the vein of IN FLAMES/SOILWORK," the band are currently writing songs ...

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CANDLEMASS Expand European Festival Itinerary

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will play the following European festivals during the summer: Jun. 07-08 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 28-29 – Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jun. 30 – RUS @ Luzhniki Stadium ...

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CANDLEMASS To Play First UK Show In Over A Decade

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASSvocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Bjrkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindhwill play their first show in the UK for over a decade at the Mean Fiddler in London on July 13th. Also on the bill are CRIMINAL, with other acts to be announced soon. ...

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METALLIBASH 2002: A Celebration Of All Things METALLICA

Metallibash 2002, a celebration of all things METALLICA, is scheduled to be held on July 13th at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Planned for the event are the following: 7:00PM - Meet and Greet at GAMH, Fan2Fan 8:00PM - Bootleg Trading 9:00PM - MetClub Rep! 10:00PM - Raffles and Giveaways 11:00PM - ...

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Former KISS Axeman Pays Tribute To 70s Glamsters SWEET

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has contributed lead guitar to the track "Sweet FA" for an upcoming SWEET tribute album, to be released later this year. Appearing under the banner JK'S ALL STAR EXPERIENCE, Kulick is backed on the track by an all-Swedish cast consisting of, among others, bassist John Levn (ex-EUROPE), rhythm guitarist Lars ...

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CANDLEMASS Demolish Greece In First Official Reunion Appearances

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—completed their first two official reunion shows at the Sporting Basket Ball club in Athens, Greece on April 19th and at the Hedrogios Club in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 21st in front of very ...

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