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New Music From METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE Slated For 'Batman' Soundtrack?

According to a posting at SuperHeroHype.com, newly recorded tracks by METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, PEARL JAM, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) and CHEVELLE are among the songs that are slated to appear on the "Batman Begins" soundtrack, tentatively due in late May/early June. Also purportedly scheduled for inclusion are three songs from GREEN DAY ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Tour Europe And North America This Year

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that BLACK SABBATH will be back in action this summer. Singer-bassist Glenn Hughes, who's finishing up a new album with SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, said that Ozzy Osbourne and company will hit both Europe and North America this year, and that he might also be on the bill. "They are ...

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AGENTS OF MAN Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

The New Jersey quintet AGENTS OF MAN have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group have just finished recording their full-length debut, "Count Your Blessings", tentatively due this spring. Composed of former members of such acclaimed hardcore acts as BULLDOZE, COLD AS LIFE, ONE 4 ONE, TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SWORN ENEMY, ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'Soul Mover' North American Release Date Announced

Sanctuary Records has set a February 22 North American release date for the new solo album from legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), entitled "Soul Mover". "Soul Mover" was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the spring of 2004 and features RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith on drums, ...

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GLENN HUGHES Unveils Signature Bass At NAMM: Photos Available

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) unveiled his new signature bass at the Manne Guitars booth on Saturday (Jan. 22) at the NAMM 2005 convention in Anaheim, California. Joining Glenn to celebrate the occasion were some of his close friends such as Alex Ligertwood, Hans Zermuehlen, Bobby Kimball, Pat Travers, Ed Roth and ...

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LAST CRACK's BUDDO Talks About Group's Breakup, Decision To Reunite

During a rare and candid interview last December, LAST CRACK's enigmatic and sometimes elusive singer Buddo spoke about his perspective into the breakup of LAST CRACK over a decade ago, the band's reformation and their affiliation with the RokkerRecords.com download site. The interview goes on to cover everything from Buddo's year in Japan to his ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Unveil Signature Guitar At NAMM

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be unveiling the Glenn Hughes signature bass at Manne Guitars booth at NAMM (in Anaheim, CA) this year on Saturday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m. Hughes will be issuing his latest solo album, "Soul Mover", in Europe on January 24 via Frontiers Records. A U.S. release ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Records Song For Tsunami Relief Fund

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has written a song about the tsunami tragedy and is currently assembling a group of musicians to record the song, with all proceeds from the recording to be donated to the relief funds. Commented Miller: "In the days after the tsunami hit the coasts of Southeast Asia, I like most people ...

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SUFFOCATION: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

Reunited death metal legends SUFFOCATION have announced a headlining tour in support of their current release, "Souls to Deny". Support on select dates will be provided by CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH (Atlanta through Baltimore only) and DEVILINSIDE. The tour will kick off on January 17 in Nashville, TN and is expected to conclude February 27 in ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Records Guest Appearance On New TOMMY LEE Solo Album

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro recorded a guest appearance on the new Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo album on Tuesday (Jan. 11), according to a posting on Navarro's web site. The session, which took place "at this crazy house in the hills with [producer] Scott Humphrey," was described by the guitarist ...

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GLENN HUGHES Signs U.S. Deal With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Legendary rock singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has inked a U.S. deal with Sanctuary Records for the release of his latest solo album, "Soul Mover". Hughes will be issuing "Soul Mover" in Europe on January 24 via Frontiers Records. "Soul Mover" was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the ...

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Guitarist DAVE NAVARRO Rejects MÖTLEY CRÜE Internet Report

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has rejected an Internet report that he will be replacing guitarist Mick Mars on the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. The report states that Navarro will be replacing Mars due to Mick's ongoing health problems. Writing on his official web site, Navarro said, "There is a rumor ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place on September 2-3, 2005 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL: First Video Posted Online

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, have posted a video for their track "Bloody Mary" at this location (Quicktime, 18.3 MB). Commented the band: "The last ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Scandinavian Tour Dates Announced

Legendary rock singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has announced teh details of the Scandinavian leg of his 2005 Soul Mover Tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 21 – Vasteras, SWE - Prisma Feb. 23 - Helsinki - Nosturi Feb. 25 - Stockholm, SWE - Mondo Feb. 26 - Karlskrona, SWE - Kino ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Gig In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will play a free show at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California on Thursday, January ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Hard At Work On Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, have finished recording more than half of their debut album, according to Billboard.com. "We've got close to 10 or 11 songs written ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL In Studio Recording Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are currently recording their debut album in L.A. with producer Brian Virtue (who worked on the last JANE'S album, "Strays"). At present ...

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