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VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 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: VELVET REVOLVER, CHEVELLE, THE ACTUAL Venue: Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 20, 2005 Attendance: 5,910 Capacity: 7,019 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Marcus Amphitheatre City/State: ...

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Former CANCER Guitarist Pays Tribute To VOIVOD's PIGGY

Former CANCER guitarist Rob Engvikson (currently in DANELAW) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour from VOIVOD. VOIVOD is a band I've always loved from the early days of 'Rrroooaaarrr' and right through to 'Voivod', ...

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HELMET: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

HELMET have announced the following dates during September/October: Sep. 22 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Sep. 23 - Boston, MA @ Axis Sep. 25 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Sep. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Sep. 28 - New York, NY @ CBGB's ...

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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE 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: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Daniel Heiman will not be singing with CRYSTAL EYES in the future. Daniel's full attention has now for some time been on his own band HEED, and writing and recording their debut album. Of course we hoped to make more than one ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD: 'Merciless' Cover Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD are in trouble again. The artwork for the group's upcoming third album, "Merciless", has both U.S. distributor RED and Roadrunner ready to shelve the album. "We had no idea this would happen this time," swore the group's guitarist/co-lyricist, Justin Brannan. The "Merciless" cover ...

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IRON MAIDEN Pelted With Eggs During OZZFEST; SHARON OSBOURNE Calls BRUCE DICKINSON A 'Prick'

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received a number of e-mails regarding last night's (August 20) Ozzfest concert in Devore (near San Bernardino), California, which reportedly included an on-stage appearance following IRON MAIDEN's set by Sharon Osbourne during which she called MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson a "prick." The following report was submitted by David Priest, editor-in-chief of

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ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE To Perform On New VH1 CLASSIC Show

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, INCUBUS and SMASHING PUMPKINS founder Billy Corgan are among the artists who will tape performances for a new VH1 Classic program called "Decades Rock Live". Each one-hour segment will spotlight an influential rock or soul artist of the past 50 years performing alongside younger acts ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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INTO ETERNITY Members To Guest On New KATAKLYSM CD

Canada's INTO ETERNITY are currently on the road, their third tour of 2005, opening for traditional heavy metal warriors HAMMERFALL and EDGUY. Supporting their album "Buried In Oblivion", the band is in great spirits and ripping up the stage every night. Tim Roth (guitar, vocals) sent this message to fans: "Hello everyone!! The HAMMERFALL/ EDGUY/ ...

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VICE: One-Off Reunion Scheduled For October

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), will reunite for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, will be joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar ...

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Former BONFIRE Bassist Looks Back On Band's Career

Former BONFIRE bassist Jörg Deisinger is currently writing his memoirs and plans to release them as a book early next year. Although the book will delve into his formative years as a musician, Deisinger is calling it a "human interest" project rather than an autobiography, as it focuses primarily on the peak of BONFIRE's success ...

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American Apathy - DOPE

So I thought 2003's "Group Therapy" by DOPE was generic, nu-ish industrial-tinged donkey dung. At least it rocked hard. So maybe I was unfairly discounting this one of many second-tier MANSON/ZOMBIE modern "shock" rocker bands (I've got no problem with MARILYN or ROB, by the way). I can appreciate the middle-finger attitude and the heavy ...

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TESLA, Ex-MEGADETH Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Troy Luccketta (TESLA), David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Keith (TESLA) and Frank Hannon (TESLA) are among the musicians that will lend their time and talent at a benefit concert on September 10 for Lissa Wales, an outstanding and devoted freelance drum photographer who lives in ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH To Guest On XM SATELLITE's 'Seizure'

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band founded by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will be appearing on XM Satellite Radio channel 34 today ("Seizure") at 3:00 p.m. EST. They will be taking over the "Seizure" studio for one hour playing whatever they want and talking about their debut album, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium", ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Embark On East Coast Tour In September

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on an East Coast tour in September. The first stop on the trek will be Jaxx in Virginia, with more dates to follow. Cities that will be hit during the tour include: Springfield, VA Clifton, NJ West Springfield, MA New York City, NY Long Island, ...

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