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THE CULT: Touring Bassist Announced

Chris Wyse, who performed on THE CULT's 2001 disc, "Beyond Good and Evil", and has worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Jerry Cantrell since, will now be THE CULT's touring bassist, according to MTV.com. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on Tuesday (Feb. 14), John Tempesta (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, HELMET, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE) has been hired ...

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Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA Joins THE CULT!

After two auditions, John Tempesta (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, HELMET, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE) has been hired as the new drummer for THE CULT. Tempesta will make his debut with the group when they perform on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Friday, February 24 on the CBS-TV network. THE CULT's upcoming tour, tagged "A ...

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TOMMY LEE: Bloody Post-Punch-Up Photo Posted Online

WWTDD.com has uploaded a photo that purportedly shows MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shortly after he was assaulted at the Shady Bowl Super Party at the State Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 4 for allegedly "dissing favorite son Kid Rock," according to The New York Post. "He was talking trash all day about ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: Solo Album Title Revealed

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed to ABC Radio's ePrep that his new solo album will be called "Live to Win". Stanley is still in the process of shopping the record to labels in various countries, explaining, "There's nothing worse, that I've seen in the past, [than] when you have a deal, let's say in ...

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HIRAX Drummer Remains 'Fully Committed' To WEAPON 13

Former HIRAX and current WEAPON 13 bassist Gary Monardo has confirmed that WEAPON 13 drummer Johnny Tabares has indeed rejoined HIRAX. However, "Johnny is still fully committed to WEAPON 13 as well," according to Monardo. Added Gary, "We are in the process of writing songs for a full-length album, to be released in the summer ...

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TOMMY LEE Confirmed For Miami's GLOBAL GATHERING

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be using a rare night off from the CRÜE tour to join the lineup of the Global Gathering 2006 festival and play a DJ set along with buddy DJ Aero on the Beach Stage. Apparently Tommy has a few surprises in store as well as other friends he's bringing ...

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Malaysian Label Abandons Plans To Release RIBSPREADER Collection

Contrary to previously published reports, Malaysia's Summers End Records (via sub-label Unburied Records) will NOT be issuing the "Church of the Zombie (Re-Excavated Death)" album from RIBSPREADER, the Swedish "old-school death metal" band featuring guitarist/vocalist/bassist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, CARVE, HUMANITY DELETE). "Reason being [that] the present black metal issues surrounding metal fans in Malaysia have ...

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Exclusive Interview With EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN

Rumblings of a forthcoming solo album from Ihsahn have been heard ever since the disbanding of EMPEROR in 2001, perhaps even before. That it would take five years for the album to finally see the light of day speaks more to the man's busy schedule than any kind of purposeful delay. Never one to sit ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Starting Work On New Studio Album

JUDAS PRIEST management co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "All of the band took a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Having been touring for nearly two years, they were badly in need of recharging their batteries! Now they are raring to go ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Cancel WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement: "We regret to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at the Wacken Open Air in 2006. The cancellation is due to a scheduling conflict with a large tour in the USA that we will be appearing on. We have now been told that ...

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WINTERTHRALL Joined By Former MORGION Bassist/Vocalist JEREMY PETO

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, EVILDEAD), and Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) to the group's ranks. In addition, Ruben Lugo — who had previously played bass in the band — has switched over to guitar. "We thought it was best ...

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Drummer ADAM SAGAN Quits INTO ETERNITY

Drummer Adam Sagan has officially left Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY. Sagan's statement on the matter reads as follows: "I'm very sad to announce to all of you that I am no longer a member of INTO ETERNITY. This is not what I wanted, but the simple truth is, for personal and professional reasons, I ...

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Heavy Metal Documentary 'A Headbanger's Journey' To Receive U.S. Premiere At SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

"Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", a brand-new documentary offering a guided tour through heavy metal's storied but largely ignored history, will receive its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), set to take place March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. Directed by Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Jessica Joy Wise, "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" ...

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STAIND Singer Misses New Daughter While Touring

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND began its winter North American tour this past weekend and singer Aaron Lewis admits that the hardest part is being away from his family. Lewis and his wife had their second daughter in June of 2005, and Lewis told Launch it was difficult to leave her for the first time ...

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HALLOWS EVE: 'History Of Terror' Box Set Details Revealed

Metal Blade Records will release a deluxe box set by the acclaimed '80s Atlanta thrashers HALLOWS EVE, entitled "History of Terror", on March 10. This box set includes all three of the group's Metal Blade albums (all remastered!), piles of bonus material and a bonus DVD (with a playing time of 200-plus minutes!). Liner notes ...

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