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NIGHTWISH Are Tops With Germany's ROCKANTENNE Listeners

Finland's NIGHTWISH recently added two more awards to their already impressive collection: The listeners of Rockantenne, the biggest rock and metal radio station in Southern Germany, named the group's "Once" CD and "Nemo" single the "Best Album" and "Best Song" of 2004, respectively. Other nominated artists included VELVET REVOLVER, ALTER BRIDGE, U2, and EUROPE. As ...

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FOZZY Frontman's XM SATELLITE Show To Debut This Weekend

FOZZY singer/WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho's XM Satellite Radio show is scheduled to debut on Channel 41, Da Boneyard, on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. EST. "The Rock of Jericho" will be a weekly show that provides Chris the forum to play whatever he wants and showcase his "huge and sometimes ridiculous" knowledge of ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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All That Remains - FOZZY

I've got to be honest here. I've never paid a whole hell of a lot of attention to FOZZY, including the outrageous (though quite comical) stolen-tune spoof, the cover songs, and the whole wrestling connection with Chris Jericho. Although I slowly started to pay more attention when word got out that "All that Remains" is ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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FOZZY To Return To U.K. For Exclusive London Show

After a completely sold-out U.K. tour earlier this month, FOZZY — the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO — will return for an exclusive U.K. show at London's Astoria on Saturday, May 7. FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released last month via SPV Records. A ...

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DARK NEW DAY: First Music Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have set "Twelve Year Silence" as the title of their debut album, due ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Offers Updates On FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Last weekend FATES WARNING shot a video for the tune 'Simple Human' from our new CD titled 'FWX'. It's basically a live performance video with some 'acting' talents courtesy of our lead singer Ray Alder. 'Less is more' — ...

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Former SEVENDUST Guitarist Explains His Departure

In a recent interview with "The Kotae Show", former SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and discussed his new project DARK NEW DAY, which also features Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, ...

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Inheritance - ESQARIAL

Is a classic album still a classic if no one hears it? Is there a certain minimum amount of public awareness that must be generated before something can be even a cult favorite? "Inheritance" has been out for a few months now in the USA, generating next to no interest or publicity. It was apparently ...

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SUIDAKRA To Tour Germany With HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA will be teaming up with HOLY MOSES, ILLDISPOSED and REGICIDE for the Wacken Open Air Roadshow 2005 German tour beginning in early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 04 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle May 05 - Hannover, GER @ Faust May 06 - Castrop-Rauxel, GER @ Spektrum May ...

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SEVENDUST: Former SNOT/AMEN Guitarist Joins The Fold

Former SNOT/AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has joined SEVENDUST as the replacement for Clint Lowery, according to Mayo's former SNOT/AMEN bandmate John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass). Lowery left SEVENDUST mid-tour in December, citing "personal issues." He has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on ...

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DARK NEW DAY Will Not Make Their Live Debut Next Month

Contrary to an earlier announcement, DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, will NOT be making their live debut on ...

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New Supergroup Featuring Ex-Members Of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE Changes Name

The new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar has changed its name to DARK NEW DAY from the previously announced DARK BLUE. No reason ...

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FOZZY: 'Enemy' Video Posted Online

FOZZY's video for the track "Enemy" has been posted online at Launch.com. The clip was filmed in San Diego, CA last month with director/British filmmaker Paul Hough. Regarding he making of the video, FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO) recently wrote, "The concept of the video was written by British filmmaker Paul Hough, ...

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DEEP PURPLE 's STEVE MORSE Unveils New Signature Y2d Guitar

Music Man and DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Steve Morse signature guitar first created in 1985 with the new Steve Morse Y2d signature model, making its official debut at the Winter NAMM show 2005. Updated features will include a poplar body with maple top in flame or quilt, cream ...

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