jonathan-davis in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

KORN's MUNKY Plays Guitar Solo In Honor Of DIMEBAG

According to Kornweb.cjb.net, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell during KORN's concert in Dallas, Texas Friday night (Dec. 10). Davis reportedly teared up as he expressed how much of a tragedy Dimebag's death was for the heavy rock community. He then said something about how Dimebag had always ...

Read more

Posted in: News

UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VILE: New Demo Track Available For Download

Californian brutal death metallers VILE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on March 1 to begin recording their third full-length CD, tentatively due May/June 2005 on Listenable Records. A pre-production/demo version of a new song, entitled "Deafening Silence", can be downloaded at this location. In other news, VILE guitarist Colin Davis has ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HALFORD To Record New Album; Fan Participation Requested

The following message has been posted at Rob Halford's (JUDAS PRIEST) official web site: "Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release. "For an intense challenge, The Metal God will select 1 (one) vocalist; 1 (one) ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SIRENIA Drummer Forced To Sit Out Tour, Replacement Named

SIRENIA drummer Jonathan Perez will be forced to sit out the band's European tour with TIAMAT, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and PAIN. According to a posting on the group's web site, "Jonathan does not have the possibility to join the up-coming European tour, but everyone can be assured that there is absolutely no need to worry. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KORN: New JONATHAN DAVIS Audio Interview Posted Online

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Berlin's heavy metal show "Stahlwerk" on Radio Fritz late last month about their upcoming studio album and possibility of releasing a covers-only CD sometime in the future (which, according to Jonathan, could possibly include their version MORBID ANGEL's "God of Emptiness", recorded during the sessions for their 1999 CD, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MOTOGRATER Guitarist Joins CROOKED

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED have announced the addition of MOTOGRATER guitarist J.R. to the group's ranks. The band are going to be wrapping up production for their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled release in Iowa later this month with producer Tom Tatman (STONE SOUR). Mastering duties will be handeld by Ted Jensen (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE, MARILYN MANSON, MUDVAYNE, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KORN Frontman To Present 'South Park' Episode

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be presenting a special "South Park" Halloween episode this Thursday (Oct. 28) on Comedy Central at 9:30 p.m. EST. KORN's new album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", featuring highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, was released earlier this month via Immortal/Epic. In addition to KORN's biggest ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IRON MAIDEN Drummer Off To London For Some Studio Work

MCBRAIN DAMAGE, the Florida-based band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nicko is off to London for a week to do some studio work. He'll be home for a bit, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARILYN MANSON Talks About Playing QUEEN OF HEARTS

Marilyn Manson recently spoke to MTV.com about playing the Queen of Hearts in a cinematic re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams". It won't be too much of a stretch, as Manson played a drag queen in "Party Monster", but he said this role requires a bit more commitment, since it's less ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KISS Perform At Surprise Birthday Party

KISS members Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer performed at the surprise birthday party of former Penthouse Pet of the Year Cheryl Rixon Davis last weekend in Hollywood. Stanley was asked by Davis' husband to perform at the party, according to a posting on KISS' web site. Having known Cheryl since the '70s, Paul ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KORN Frontman To Host MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be hosting the October 30 edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". KORN's new album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", featuring highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, was released last Tuesday via Immortal/Epic. In addition to KORN's biggest songs, "Greatest Hits" also includes two brand-new covers. The first ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARILYN MANSON To Star In 'Alice In Wonderland' Re-Telling

Marilyn Manson is co-starring in an upcoming re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams", according to MTV.com. MGM was originally aboard to distribute, but the film has been retooled as a smaller, indie film, and so far Daryl Hannah, Nia Vardalos, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Pryce are also aboard. In an inspired ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LARS ULRICH's Father Talks Art, Tennis

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's father, Torben, is currently preparing an exhibit of his artistic renderings on rice paper. Samples of his work can be viewed at the following links: #1, #2, #3, #4. Torben Ulrich recently spoke to the Sports Illustrated about his days as a fixture ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KORN: Upcoming Hits Album To Mark 10-Year Anniversary

KORN's upcoming album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", compiles highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career. Singer Jonathan Davis told Launch Radio Networks that when the group first started out, he never imagined they would last this long. "Well, I had no clue," he said. "I just know at the time that ...

Read more

Posted in: News

F5 To Perform Showcase Gig In Hollywood

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will be performing a label showcase gig at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on Monday, October 4. Also set to appear are METAL SKOOL, SOUND OF STRUGGLE and ...

Read more

Posted in: News