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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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RUSH Announce Second Leg Of "Vapor Trails" US Tour

RUSH have confirmed 10 West Coast dates for the second leg of their North American tour. The additional stateside run in support of the forthcoming Anthem/Atlantic album Vapor Trails, will launch on September 14th in George, Washington. As previously reported, the tour will kick off June 28 in Hartford, Connecticut, with the first leg slated ...

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RUSH Unconfirmed North American Live Dates

A bunch of dates have been leaked for the forthcoming RUSH North American tour, which will reportedly be billed as “An Evening With RUSH” and will not include any opening acts. The unconfirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 28 - Meadows Music Centre - Hartford, CT April 20 Jun. 29 - Coors Light Amphitheater - ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Pen Liner Notes For New RUSH CD

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will pen the liner notes for the Japanese version of the upcoming RUSH CD, entitled Vapor Trails. Says Portnoy: “I am honored to have been asked to write the liner notes for the Japanese version of their long-awaited, upcoming CD Vapor Trails, so I have been listening to this since ...

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STATIC-X Go "Power Metal" On RAMONES Tribute

STATIC-X have just completed their cover of THE RAMONES' "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California for the upcoming DV8/Columbia Records tribute to THE RAMONES. Also scheduled to appear on the collection are ROB ZOMBIE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, EDDIE VEDDER, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, MOTORHEAD, RANCID, BILLY CORGAN, THE OFFSPRING, ...

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RUSH To Release "Vapor Trails" In May, North American Tour To Follow

Veteran Canadian rockers RUSH will release their much-anticipated new album, entitled Vapor Trails, on May 14th through Atlantic Records. The group's 17th studio recording, Vapor Trails marks the band's first all-new release since 1996, and comes as the follow-up to their RIAA gold-certified Test For Echo. Produced by Paul Northfield (i.e. MARILYN MANSON, HOLE), the ...

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