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NICKELBACK's DIMEBAG Tribute Track Posted Online

NICKELBACK's track "Side of a Bullet", which features a previously unheard guitar solo from late PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, has been posted online at VH1.com. "Side of a Bullet", which was written by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger as a tribute to his fallen friend, comes off NICKELBACK's upcoming album, "All ...

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DISTURBED's 'Fists' Tops BILLBOARD Album Chart

According to a press release, DISTURBED's third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Reprise), has debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard Top 200 chart with sales of 238,000. This marks the band's second No. 1-charting album, after 2002's "Believe" slammed into the top of the chart (with first-week sales of 284,000), building on the momentum of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED 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, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Frontman Awaiting Word On When He Can Return Home

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have been forced by Hurricane Katrina to postpone their scheduled European tour with MOTÖRHEAD. A New Orleans resident, C.O.C. lead vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan evacuated the city with his family, leaving behind his house and Magazine Street bar, Le Bon Temps Roulé. Keenan and his family are staying temporarily in Lake Charles, Louisiana ...

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ILL NINO To Perform Acoustically At Long Island In-Store

ILL NINO have scheduled the following in-store appearances in support of their new album, "One Nation Underground": Sep. 30 - Morristown, NJ @ Scotti's Record Shop (6pm-7pm) Oct. 02 - West Babylon, NY @ Looney Tunes CDs (4pm) The Looney Tunes in-store will include a rare acoustic performance by the band. A brand-new ILL NINO ...

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DISTURBED Provides 'Aggression With Hooks'

Launch Radio Networks reports: As DISTURBED releases its third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", today (Sept. 20), the group finds itself competing with newer and harder acts like LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL. But lead singer David Draiman told Launch that there's a major difference between DISTURBED's sound and some of the newer music on ...

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DISTURBED To Play Legendary New York City Club CBGB

DISTURBED will mark their new album's release — and wrap their current six-and-a-half-week North American tour — by performing Tuesday, September 20 at the legendary CBGB in New York City. Tickets for the special event will only be available through the band's official fan web site, www.thedisturbedones.com, and New York's K-ROCK FM, which is sponsoring ...

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DISTURBED Singer Has No Plans To Settle Down

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has told Launch Radio Networks that, unlike some of his bandmates, he doesn't see himself settling down for some time. "I like to play, there's no secret to that," he said. "You know, I love women and at least I'm honest about it, and I don't play games and, you know, ...

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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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DISTURBED Drummer's Onstage Proposal

At last night's (Aug. 31) DISTURBED show in Milwaukee WI, drummer Mike Wengren proposed to his girlfriend onstage. Before the set closer, "Stupify", DISTURBED frontman David Draiman handed the mic over to Mike, who explained how he's spent a lot of time in Milwaukee recently and how he met his girlfriend here. He then invited ...

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BLESSED IN BLACK Confirm Singer's Departure

BLESSED IN BLACK, the new hard rock band featuring former NOTHINGFACE members Tom Maxwell (guitar), Jerry Montano (DANZIG, ex-THE DEADLIGHTS) and Tommy Sickles (drums), have confirmed the departure of singer Billy Keeton (ex-SKRAPE). Commented Montano in an online posting: "After over a year of hard work (on our end as a band), we have been ...

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DISTURBED, LIFE OF AGONY, GOD FORBID, DARKEST HOUR And More To Perform At LOCOBAZOOKA! Festival

DISTURBED, LIFE OF AGONY, ILL NINO, CLUTCH, DOPE, BLOODSIMPLE, DARKEST HOUR and GOD FORBID are among the bands confirmed for the Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival 2005, set to take place September 18, 2005 at the Fitchburg Airport in Fitchburg, MA. While major headliners are having difficulty selling out venues, Locobazooka!, in ...

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TAPROOT Singer Says He Feels Comfortable Touring With CHEVELLE

Launch Radio Networks reports: TAPROOT plans to stream its entire new album, "Blue-Sky Research", at its MySpace.com webpage from Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14. But in the meantime, the band is also promoting the record's release the old-fashioned way as openers on CHEVELLE's current tour. TAPROOT singer Stephen Richards told Launch that the ...

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DISTURBED: 'Ten Thousand Fists' Artwork To Be Unveiled Next Week

According to MTV.com, the album art for DISTURBED's third LP, "Ten Thousand Fists", will be unveiled next week on Spawn.com. Todd McFarlane, the creator of the wildly popular comic book character Spawn, and artist Greg Capullo worked together on the album's cover. For the LP, frontman David Draiman wanted to revive an icon from the ...

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