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LOLLAPALOOZA: Early Ticket Sales 'Soft'

Is this year's Lollapalooza being negatively impacted by JANE'S ADDICTION not having a new record out? Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, says that some are wondering just that as they mull soft ticket sales for the summer tour, which this year features AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS and QUEENS OF ...

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DAVE GROHL Lays Down Drums For New KILLING JOKE Album

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has laid down the drum tracks for the new KILLING JOKE album, tentatively titled "Axis of Evil", according to Billboard. The project, which will be out in June on Sony worldwide, was produced by GANG OF FOUR's Andy Gill and is the veteran U.K. rock act's first since 1996's ...

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Former NEUROTICA Singer Auditions For DROWNING POOL

Former NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has reportedly tried out for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Shaefer, who was recently linked with the new group formed by the former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, didn't land the DROWNING POOL gig and has since ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Have New Album Ready

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have finished writing songs for their follow-up album to last year's "Songs For The Deaf". Frontman Josh Homme revealed that he and bass player Nick Oliveri have already written enough songs to fill a double album. Homme said: "We've got 20 songs. They're all written and the band understands how ...

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TURBONEGRO Bottled Off Stage In New York

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — were bottled off stage in New York over the weekend (March 30), leaving frontman Hank Von Helvete hospitalized, according to NME.com. The band were playing their first-ever headline show in the U.S. in New York's Mercury Lounge after a tour of the U.S. as support ...

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TOOL: On Hiatus Until 2005

According to the unofficial TOOL web site Toolshed.down.net, TOOL will likely remain on a hiatus for the next 18 months while A PERFECT CIRCLE — who features in their ranks TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan — complete work on their sophomore album and the subsequent touring activities in support of the CD. "Well, ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Join LOLLAPALOOZA Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE will appear on the Lollapalooza main stage in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Seattle, according to Hits Daily Double. They'll take the place of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on these dates only, as QOTSA has previous commitments in Europe. The affected dates are as follows: ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Posthuman Affairs

The proposed partnership between MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla and Spivak-Sobol Entertainment Management seems to have fizzled after just two weeks, according to Hits Daily Double. Ciulla has returned to his Posthuman Management company, where his client list also includes ABANDONED POOLS. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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