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DAVID COVERDALE Says PURPLE Fans Deserve Better Than 'Highly Questionable' Live Albums

In a recent fan posting on the official WHITESNAKE message board, WHITESNAKE mainman David Coverdale was asked about the circumstances behind his departure from DEEP PURPLE and his allegedly "weak" performance (according to one reviewer) on Disc Four of the "Deep Purple on the Road" four-CD collection (featuring live recordings spanning the band's existence). "I ...

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CHIMAIRA To Release Special-Edition Version Of Their Self-Titled Opus

On January 10, 2006, CHIMAIRA will release a special, limited edition, two-disc version of their critically acclaimed, self-titled third album. Featuring the full-length album, seven live songs and two previously unreleased tracks, the special edition of "Chimaira" will be packaged in an all-black, glossy jewel case. The follow-up to 2003's "Impossibility of Reason", the original ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Go Sightseeing In Moscow: Photos Available

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Glenn [Tipton, guitar], Ian [Hill, bass], some of the crew and I all had a great day out in Moscow — checking out all the tourist sights — the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin's Tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral etc. ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Announce New Singer

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have announced the addition of Danish singer Søren Nico Adamsen to the group's ranks. "The band didn't really know what to expect when we went public with this 'vocalist search thing' since none of us have experienced anything like this before, but the response has been overwhelming," the group write on their ...

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Original VITAL REMAINS Members Join Forces In GODLESS RISING

GODLESS RISING, the Rhode Island-based death metal band featuring original VITAL REMAINS members Jeff Gruslin (vocals; 1987-1996, 1999-2000), Paul Flynn (guitar), and Ricky Corbit (drums), will be releasing their first EP, "Rising Hatred", in January on Not Common Records out of Boston, Massachusetts. GODLESS RISING's current lineup is completed by guitarist Rob D. (ex-DESCENT) and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Begin Mixing 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Next Week

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, guest vocalist Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary) and bassist Eddie Jackson have completed their parts for QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The band should be in mix mode by December 9 and finished with the entire ...

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ENTHRALLMENT Hard At Work On 'Total Zombie Domination' Video

Bulgarian brutal death metallers ENTHRALLMENT have spent the last few days working on a video for the track "Total Zombie Domination". The second clip from the band's "Smashed Brain Collection" CD features the group and "10 guys in special horror scenes," according to a posting on the band's web site. The video is expected to ...

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HELMET Confirm Split With INTERSCOPE

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on November 19, HELMET have now confirmed that they have have split with Interscope Records following the disappointing sales performance of their latest CD, "Size Matters", which came out in October 2004. The band "are currently in discussion with a number of other labels," reads a posting on the group's web ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Announce Dates With DISTURBED

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band founded by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will support DISTURBED on the following dates on their Jägermeister Music Tour: Feb. 13 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Feb. 14 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Feb. 16 - Miami, FL - Cinema Club Feb. 17 - Atlanta, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD To Guest On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album?

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site (dated Nov. 19) ...

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'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Preview Available

Several tracks from the forthcoming the DVD and bonus live CD release, "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary", have been made available for streaming in audio and video formats. The following tracks can currently be previewed at 98rock.com: BLACK SABBATH – "War Pigs" VELVET REVOLVER – "Sucker Train Blues" ROB ZOMBIE – "More Human than Human" ...

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KISS Frontman Ties The Knot

KISS frontman Paul Stanley married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton on Saturday, November 19. The ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California. Check out pictures of Stanley and Sutton taken at Rock & Republic's Gifting Lounge on Oct. 18, 2005. This is the second marriage for Stanley, who has an 11-year-old ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: In Writing Mode

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter the studio in February with producers Eddie Wohl and Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX) of Scrap 60 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due next spring. Commented DRY KILL LOGIC drummer Phil Arcuri: "Right now, we're back home in New York writing the new CD. It's coming along ...

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MAJESTY: 'Hellforces' Release Date Set

Massacre Records has set a February 24, 2006 release date for the third album from German metallers MAJESTY, entitled "Hellforces". An EP release will precede the album before the end of the year. The follow-up to 2003's "Reign in Glory" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist). As previously ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION To Support DOPE: Dates Announced

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, will be supporting DOPE on the following dates: Nov. 26 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's (w/ KITTIE) Nov. 27 - Cedar Falls, IA @ 3rd St Nov. ...

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