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OMEN Announce Summer European Dates

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have announced the following European dates in July: Jul. 19 - Koenigshofen, GER @ Keep It True Festival Jul. 20 - Bochum, GER @ The Matrix Club Jul. 21 - Zottegem, BEL @ The Mundo Club OMEN's recently completed new album, "Eternal Black Dawn", is set for a European release on ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At NYC Rally To Save Firehouses

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will perform at a free lunchtime rally and concert to save firehouses at Battery Park in New York City on Monday, May 19. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to close eight NYC firehouses in order to save only $11 million dollars out of the massive $44 ...

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OMEN Sign Record Deals For Europe, North America

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have signed recording agreements for the European and North American territories with Mausoleum Records and Crash Music Inc., respectively. The group's recently completed new album, titled "Eternal Black Dawn", is expected in the fall. As previously reported, the follow-up to "Reopening The Gates" sees a triumphant return to the classic OMEN ...

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KING'S X To Issue Reworked Versions Of Early Originals

KING'S X will release a new studio album, entitled "Black Like Sunday", on May 20 through Brop!/ Metal Blade Records. The CD features freshly-recorded songs written and performed live more than 20 years ago, well before the band changed their name to KING'S X and landed their first record deal. The group used two different ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist: BUSH's War In Iraq Is A Criminal Act

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello believes that the current antics of the Bush administration are nothing more than a crime sees an increased danger in what he thinks is America's plan to "clean up the world." "It is really a crime what the Bush administration is up to," Tom told Undercover News. "I think it is ...

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OMEN Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN are the latest act to have been confirmed for Keep It True festival, set to be held on July 19 in Gerlachsheim, Germany. Organized by Oliver Weinsheimer from German magazine Heavy Oder Was?! and MAJESTY singer Tarek Maghary, the self-dubbed "underground metal" festival will feature performances from the following acts, among ...

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DANGER DANGER To Record Live Album

DANGER DANGER will be recording a live CD, tentatively titled "Live & Nude", during their upcoming U.K. tour. The group's lineup for the shows will consist of Paul Laine (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Bruno Ravel (guitar, bass, keys, vocals), and Steve West (drums & percussion), plus an as-yet-undetermined guitarist. The dates are as follows: Jun. ...

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NY Daily News: 'THE OSBOURNES' In Danger Of Becoming A One-Off Wonder

The following article appeared in yesterday's (Jan. 21) edition of the New York Daily News: Viewers are growing weary of MTV's F-bomb-spewing "The Osbournes". Ratings for the reality series have fallen dramatically this season, putting it in danger of becoming a one-off wonder. "In the case of 'The Osbournes', this was an inevitability," said Prof. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA Reach Deal On Kids

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson have agreed to end their bitter custody battle over their two sons, a lawyer for the actress said yesterday. Suzanne Harris, Anderson's lawyer, said the couple signed an agreement and submitted it to the court, where it is expected to be signed by Superior Court ...

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OMEN Complete Work On 'Eternal Black Dawn'

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have completed work on their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to "Reopening The Gates", entitled "Eternal Black Dawn", for an early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The group's first CD with new vocalist Kevin Goocher, "Eternal Black Dawn" is being described as "a triumphant return to the classic OMEN sound heard on such ...

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DANGER DANGER Guitarist Offers Live DVD/VHS

DANGER DANGER guitarist Andy Timmons has made available a DVD/video, titled "Andy Timmons Offical Live Bootleg Vol. 1", via his official web site, www.andytimmons.com. The DVD, which contains eight live performances, is "the first commercially available video that gives insight to Andy's incredible technique and live energy." The complete track listing for "Andy ...

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VADER To Embark On South American Tour

Polish death metallers VADER will embark on a seven-date South American tour during December. Confirmed shows are as follows: Dec. 13 – Florianópolis, BRA @ TBA Dec. 14 - Sao Paulo, BRA @ TBA Dec. 15 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ TBA Dec. 17 – Bogotá, COL @ TBA Dec. 20 - Brasília, BRA ...

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MAYHEM's BLASPHEMER On Side Project: 'People Should Fear Black Metal'

MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new side project, MEZZERSCHMITT, featuring fellow MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer and RED HARVEST keyboardist Lrz. According to Blasphemer, German magazines have refused to review the band's debut EP, "Weltherrschaft" (which translates as "World Rule"). "Germany said 'Fuck off,' , because it's too brutal, because I fuck ...

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WESTWORLD To Host Release Party For New Album

WESTWORLD, the New York-based group featuring Tony Harnell (TNT), Mark Reale (RIOT), Bruno Ravel (DANGER DANGER), and John O'Reilly (BLUE OYSTER CULT, RAINBOW), will be hosting a release party for their new album, entitled "Cyberdreams", on November 6 at Don Hills in New York City. Fans can pre-order "Cyberdreams" via the band's official web site ...

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TUFF To Appear On 'The Mullet Years 2'

The TUFF song "American Hair Band" is slated to appear on a Canadian compilation through Universal Records tentatively titled The Mullet Years 2. This CD will feature various tracks from MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, AEROSMITH, CINDERELLA, RATT, WHITESNAKE, KISS, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST and more. TUFF will also appear on a seasonal CD this year called ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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Poll: THE OSBOURNES Are In Danger Of Overexposure

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family are in danger of media overexposure, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal. An ...

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INTENSE In Need Of Fill-In Bassist, Will Pay In Beer

UK power metallers INTENSE are in need of urgent assistance. Having just been let down, they seek a bass player to help them out at a forthcoming show scheduled for June 8th. Said bass player will need to learn a 40-minute set and of course be rewarded with beer as well as playing at an ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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DANGER DANGER: Releases Galore On The Way

DANGER DANGER will be issuing Rare Cuts, a CD collection of rare unreleased tracks, early demos and possibly some spoken liner notes, in March/April. Also in the works is a live CD tentatively titled Live & Nude, which will be a new recording, to be taped during the coming months. Also on the DANGER DANGER ...

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DYNAMO OPEN AIR FESTIVAL: Future Uncertain

Holland's famed Dynamo Open Air Festival is once again in danger of being cancelled, possibly permanently, according to an update posted at Britain's Live4Metal. After the organization of the festival was taken over by the biggest Dutch promoter, Mojo Concerts, a couple of years back, a new site was announced in 2001 that ...

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Machine - STATIC-X

With Wayne Static's stand-up hair and exaggerated, one-dimensional vocal growl, STATIC-X has been in danger of becoming a cartoon metal band for some time — this despite the fact that the band's 1998 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, was a propulsive, heavy affair in the vein of classic WHITE ZOMBIE. On the band's long-awaited second effort, ...

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