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ALICE COOPER To Play Launch Party For New Brand Of Golf Apparel

According to SportsEnd.com, ALICE COOPER will be playing a private show to help launch Phillips-Van Heusen and Tehama's jointly designed IZOD-G brand of fashion-forward performance apparel for golf. The invitation-only concert is expected to take place at the end of January in Orlando, Florida. No further details are currently available. ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION: New Song Available For Download

A brand new TOTAL DEVASTATION track, entitled "Divine", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Divine", which features a guest appearance by ROTTEN SOUND singer Keijo "G" Niinimaa, comes off the Finnish death metallers' sophomore album, "Reclusion", due on February 17 via Firebox Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Roadmap of ...

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Report: TED NUGENT's Festival Lawsuit Lives On

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 Muskegon concert has survived another court challenge. After a courtroom hearing Wednesday, Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks denied a defense motion to dismiss the entire case brought by ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue New Instrumental CD

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has set "Dr. Erector Pili" as the title of his new instrumental CD, tentatively due in April 2005. In other news, Tracy has completed work on the new CD from his DRIVEN project, which is now going under the GOADED moniker (reportedly due to the existence of several other groups ...

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ADAGIO Finish Recording New Demo

French progressive metallers ADAGIO have finished recording a pre-production demo for their upcoming album. "It features four tracks with awesome vocal performance of [new singer] Gus [Monsanto] and insane guitar chops," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The new stuff is incredibly heavy." ADAGIO, who parted ways with singer David Readman (PINK ...

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Guitarist/Producer JAMES MURPHY Says He Will Always Be In Awe Of What DIMEBAG Accomplished

Guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I first met Darrell about 18 years ago at a show in Texas around '85-'86. PANTERA was playing to a pretty packed house at this little hole-in-the-wall venue — a bar, really, with a stage jammed ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION Complete Work On New EP

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have finished recording their new EP, "Legion Cymru". The EP will be released as a seven-inch single by Nightfog Productions (Germany), as a mini-CD by Millennial Visions (Germany) and as an MC with several bonustracks by Intolerant Rekords Canada. The seven-inch and the mini-CD are scheduled for a late 2004 ...

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NIGHTRAGE Set Title, Track Listing For New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have set "Descent Into Chaos" as the title of their sophomore album, due in January 2005 via Century Media Records. The ...

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GUANO APES To Release 'Best Of' Collection Next Week

GUANO APES will release a "best of" collection, entitled "Planet of the Apes", on November 29 via BMG. The group's tour in support of the upcoming release will mark " the end of all GUANO APES activities for the next few years," according to a posting on the band's web site. "After the tour, we ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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NIGHTRAGE To Master New Album Next Week

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. "We will master it ...

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TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (ex-METAL MILITIA) to the group's ranks. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to TRIVIUM, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to ...

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DEFLESHED To Begin Laying Down Vocals For New CD This Week

Sweden's DEFLESHED are scheduled to return to the studio on Thursday (Nov. 11) to complete the vocal tracks for their fifth studio album, "May the Flesh Be With You". "Don't worry — we do NOT aim for a sterile or clean production," the group's bassist/vocalist Gustaf Jorde writes on their web site. "Make no mistake ...

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FIREWIND To Headlne Norway's RJUKAN FESTIVAL

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have been confirmed to headline Rjukan Festival in Norway on December 26. More information is available at this location. As previously reported, FIREWIND recently signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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OSBOURNES Shocked By Reality Streaker

Digital Spy is reporting that while Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were presenting a prize at a British TV award ceremony Tuesday night (Oct. 26), they were stunned to find reality TV show contestant Warren Hudson jumping on stage with them wearing only a G-string. An excited Sharon declared "I want that willy, bring ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: I'll Break SIMON COWELL's Nose

Fiona Cummins of Mirror.co.uk is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have launched a fierce attack on her fellow "X Factor" presenter Simon Cowell. Sharon, who has accused Cowell of rigging the result of the hit ITV talent show, said: "Ozzy warned me at the beginning 'You're not going to win'. "Even if I had ...

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RED SOX Players Join GODSMACK On Stage

Several members of the Red Sox team, fresh from their ALCS win against archrivals the New York Yankees, joined GODSMACK onstage at a private party near Fenway Park Thursday (Oct. 21) to celebrate. Ball players Johnny Damon, Mark Bellhorn, Kevin Millar, Dave McCarty and others helped sing the finale "I Stand Alone". "For us, it's ...

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METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD To Surface In January?

According to U.K. online retailer Play.com, the two-disc DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster" is scheduled for January 24, 2005 with a retail price of £19.99 (approx $36.50 U.S.). No official announcement has been made regarding the DVD release as of yet. "Some Kind Of Monster" is still showing in theaters ...

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TED NUGENT Festival Trial Scheduled For March

Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration has been scheduled for trial next March. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Monday (Oct 18) set the jury trial for March 22, unless a settlement is reached at a pretrial settlement conference he set for March 11. Nugent, the ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Schedule CD Release Party

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have scheduled a release party for their third album, "Never-Ending", at Texas Club in Athens, Greece on Saturday, October 23. MYSTIC PROPHECY recently finished filming ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Schedules Italian Appearances

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be appearing in Italy in November for six very special events sponsored by Italy's top music distributors Casale Bauer and Mogar. Marty will be performing some of his latest music, answering questions, signing autographs, taking pictures and more. For more details, check Crate and Ibanez web sites or contact ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Says Upcoming DVD Will Be 'Fantastic'

EVERGREY guitarist/vocalist Tom Englund has posted the following message on the group's web site: "To all of our wonderful fans visiting the DVD show this Saturday, YOU made this a night to remember for all of US. We are extremely blessed to have fans that travel all over the world just to catch a show ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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