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DROID To Play Free Show In Anaheim

Long Beach, California's DROID, who recently toured the U.S. with KORN and LIMP BIZKIT as part of the Back 2 Basics trek, will be playing a free show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Tuesday, December 30. To get your free tickets call any of the following numbers: Bruce: (562) 673-0059, Jamie: (562) 212 ...

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MISERY INDEX: Live Video Posted Online

A video of MISERY INDEX performing the track "Manufacturing Greed" live in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 17, 2003 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (scroll down, file size: 7.86 MB). Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, MISERY INDEX feature in their ranks Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles ...

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GRAND MAGUS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will release their sophomore album, "Monument", in the U.S. in January through The Music Cartel. The CD, which was released in Europe in October through Rise Above Records, features cover artwork and layout by Hugh Gilmour (MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH, ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH, METALLICA Among 2003's Most Successful Tours

KISS/AEROSMITH and METALLICA's "Summer Sanitarium" were among the Top 10-grossing tours of 2003 through Nov. 18, according to Billboard Boxscore, which tracks touring activity. As Billboard continues to expand its touring coverage, concert activity is at an all-time high. A record 13,437 worldwide concerts were reported in 2003 to Billboard Boxscore — an increase of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Begin Work On New Solo Album

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will get together with guitarist Roy Z in January/February 2004 for a songwriting session for a possible new Dickinson solo album, the singer revealed (Windows Media) during a Dec. 2 signing session aboard a specially chartered Dublin-London flight filled with MAIDEN fans. Dickinson's last solo album, "The Chemical ...

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METALLICA: Swedish Gig Sells Out In Two Hours

Tickets for METALLICA's concert scheduled for May 30, 2004 at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden sold out within two hours after going on sale on Wednesday (December 10), according to local media reports. More than 50,000 tickets were snapped up for METALLICA's biggest-ever gig in Sweden, and their first in the Scandinavian country since 1998 ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Break The Sound Barrier

The Evening Times is reporting that heavy metal veterans IRON MAIDEN rocked the SECC in Glasgow so hard Monday night (Dec. 8) they blew the sound system in an awe-inspiring set that delivered a full-on dose of rock theatrics. The audience in the packed auditorium was so eager to get close to their heroes that ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Meets Heavy Metal

Victoria Mitchell of the Scottish Press Association is reporting that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson toured a Royal Navy submarine base on Monday (Dec. 8). Ahead of IRON MAIDEN's concert at the SECC in Glasgow tonight, he visited HM Naval Base Clyde near Helensburgh. A self-confessed submarine fan, Dickinson toured two classes of boat, the ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'Rainmaker' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 13

IRON MAIDEN's "Rainmaker" has entered Britain's singles chart at No. 13. Meanwhile, LIMP BIZKIT's cover of THE WHO classic "Behind Blue Eyes" has debuted at No. 18 on the same chart. "Rainmaker", written by guitarist Dave Murray, bassist Steve Harris and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, comes off IRON MAIDEN's latest album "Dance Of Death", which has ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce 2004 Tour Dates

IRON MAIDEN have announced the following dates as part of the winter leg of their "Dance of Death World Tour": Jan. 11 - ARG - Buenos Aires - River Plate Stadium Jan. 13 - CHI - Santiago - Pista Atletica Jan. 16 - BRA - Rio de Janeiro - ATL Hall Jan. 17 - BRA ...

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OPETH Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has been officially confirmed as one of the guest performers on the new AYREON CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. According to a posting on AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) web site, "fans and journalists alike kept telling Arjen to check out Mikael ...

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AEROSMITH, KISS Near Top Of Concert Heap

Minneapolis' Pioneer Press is reporting that the AEROSMITH/KISS "Rocksimus Maximus" tour has sold out 90 percent of its shows, and concert promoters are expecting more than one million attendees by the tour's end. Here's how the aging rockers stack up against OZZY, RADIOHEAD, SHANIA and more: 01. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Ave. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Helsinki Show Cancelled!

IRON MAIDEN have cancelled Monday night's (Nov. 10) show in Helsinki, Finland in order to allow singer Bruce Dickinson more time to recover from a case of the flu and severe laryngitis. The Helsinki gig marks the third cancellation in a row for MAIDEN, who were forced to call off their concerts in Rotterdam (Holland) ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Interview RICKY WARWICK

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be interviewed by IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson on Bruce's "6 Music" weekly U.K. rock radio show on Saturday, November 8 between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. GMT. You can tune in the following ways: Via the Internet Via digital satellite TV: channel 870 Via digital ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Defends 'Dance Of Death' Sound

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the group on their last two studio releases as well as the live album "Rock In Rio", has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the production on MAIDEN's latest CD, "Dance Of Death", calling it a perfect replica of the band's live sound. Writing to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer 'Suffering From Flu And Severe Laryngitis'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "IronMaiden.com can regrettably confirm that [vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] is suffering from flu and severe laryngitis and as such the band are unable to perform tonight in Rotterdam. "The show has been rescheduled for Saturday 13th December - same times and details apply. Check ...

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AYREON Name New CD

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has set "Ayreon: The Human Equation" as the title for the group's forthcoming CD, tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the guest vocalists scheduled to appear on the album are James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey, DEAD SOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ), Magnus ...

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