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BILLY MORRISON: 'I Am Not In JANE'S ADDICTION'

Former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has denied rumors that he has joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new touring bassist and has vowed to focus all his time and energy on launching a brand new project with PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, tentatively dubbed DOHENY. The rumors of Morrison joining JANE'S began circulating after a ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Shuffle Bassists

JANE'S ADDICTION have reportedly replaced bassist Martyn LeNoble with ex-ROB ZOMBIE/ALANIS MORISSETTE studio bassist Chris Channey. Reports that RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea has re-recorded all of Martyn's work on the group's upcoming album have not been confirmed. ...

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PRONG To Perform At Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

In addition to their previously-announced one-off London gig on August 22nd, PRONG are scheduled to perform at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival on August 23rd. Other acts set to appear at the three-day event (held on August 22-24 in Hasselt-Kiewit) include KORN, GUNS N' ROSES, FILTER, JANE'S ADDICTION, SICK OF IT ALL, ANDREW WK, NICKELBACK, PUDDLE OF ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sell Out First UK Show In Ten Years

JANE'S ADDICITION reportedly sold out their show at London's Kentish Town Forum on August 19th almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The band will be playing their first UK show in ten years with their full original line-up, including frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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GLENN HUGHES: "Best Of" CD Track Listing Unveiled

GLENN HUGHES will issue a "best of" album, entitled Different Stages, through SPV/Steamhammer Records on August 26th. The full track listing for the double CD is as follows: CD 1: 01. Burn (live) 02. You Kill Me 03. Highball Shooter 04. Muscle & Blood (live) 05. Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting) 06. Addiction 07. ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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THE CULT's IAN ASTBURY To Perform With THE DOORS

THE CULT's Ian Astbury will perform with the surviving members of THE DOORSRay Manzerek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore—on September 7th at the California Motor Speedway, just outside L.A. County, according to Undercover. At this stage it is planned that Densmore will be part of the show although THE DOORS have advised fans he is ...

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SEPULTURA To Cover EXODUS Classic For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA will lay down a cover version of the EXODUS classic "Piranha" during the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, due later in the year. As previously reported, SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs and two ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Gets Honored, Makes "Austin Powers" Cameo

OZZY OSBOURNE was honored with a Prism Award on Thursday, May9th in Los Angeles for showing an accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, or tobacco addiction in his song "Junkie", from 2001's Down to Earth. The sixth annual awards, also presented in the fields of film, television, interactive media, and comic books, are given out by ...

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New JANE'S ADDICTION CD Progressing Faster Than Expected

JANE'S ADDICTION have nearly completed the recording sessions for their much-anticipated comeback release, according to frontman Perry Farrell. It's going tremendous, Farrell said at Sunday's Coachella festival. In three weeks' time, we've recorded eight songs. The only reason we stopped was we had to break down for [Coachella]. And they're just rockin', rippin' songs, too. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”. “There's a way you can. ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman Passes Away At Age 34

The following article was posted at Seattletimes.com: A body was removed last night from the University District residence of Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS. KOMO-TV, citing an unidentified source, said the body was that of Staley, 34. A King County medical-examiner's investigator said his ...

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DAVID COVERDALE's Ex-Wife Undergoing Rehab Treatment

Tawny Kitaen, the ex-wife of former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale and star of several WHITESNAKE videos, including "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love?" , is reportedly being sued for divorce by husband #2, Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley, and is undergoing rehab treatment for an addiction to prescription drugs. To read the ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old Syme with various quantities of an illegal controlled substance ...

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