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LINKIN PARK Added To LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

LINKIN PARK have joined the lineup of artists that will play Live 8 concerts on July 2 that will be broadcast on AolMusic.com. LINKIN PARK will play the U.S. Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. They join dozens of other top artists — some of the biggest names in music — who will be performing all ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION, BROCAS HELM Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

DREAMS OF DAMNATION (featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin) and BROCAS HELM have been added to the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be headlined by TESTAMENT, on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. VICIOUS RUMORS, LAAZ ROCKIT, HIRAX, AGENT STEEL, DEKAPITATOR, MUDFACE, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ...

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ORGY To Release 'Trans Global Spectacle' DVD In August

"No one has seen this side of us, the behind-the-scenes reality of ORGY," says Bobby Hewitt, the band's drummer and director of their retrospective DVD, "Trans Global Spectacle", due August 23 on D1 Music/DLC Records. "Most of our fans have only seen us onstage, in videos and in magazines, but this is the real us." ...

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9MM SOLUTION To Play Benefit For Murdered Two-Year-Old

9MM SOLUTION, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based band featuring ex-MORTA SKULD members Dave Gregor, Jason Hellman, Ed Wallner, along with singer Hobbes Caltous, has announced that they will play a benefit in the name of a two-year-old girl who was allegedly stomped to death by her stepfather last month. Michael Kowach, 22, of Two Rivers, Wis., has ...

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HIMSA Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Seatle's HIMSA have parted ways with guitarist Matt Wicklund and have replaced him with returning axeman Sammi Curr. Curr, a key member of the band for a number of years through the release of 2003's "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" album, will be back touring with the band on their Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning today ...

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DIMMU BORGIR: New Full 'Story/Concept' Album Due Late 2006

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have issued the following update on their current and upcoming activities: "Finally there's an official update on this site to let you guys in on what the Hell is happening at the moment and whatever else that we might be conspiring behind closed doors. We suspect most of you ...

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HIMSA Finish Recording New Album

Seatle's HIMSA have returned home from a month in Denmark at Antfarm Studios, where the band recorded their new album, "Hail Horror", with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). Artwork is being done by Stephen Kasner (INTEGRITY, TREPHINE) and is expected to be finalized this week. Songtitles include include "I, Possession", "They Speak ...

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Original DREAM THEATER Singer Receiving Strong Reactions To Solo CD

Original DREAM THEATER vocalist Charlie Dominici has issued the following press release: The long-awaited CD from Charlie Dominici, the original vocalist for DREAM THEATER has been released and is getting some strong reactions from the music world. Unlike the usual content one might expect from an acoustic solo album, this one is a powerful story ...

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PAUL STANLEY 'Couldn't Be Happier' With New Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley has given KissOnline.com the following brief update on the progress of his new solo album: "I'm in the studio weekly working on my solo album. Mixing has started and the tracks sound tremendous. I couldn't be happier with the way it's turning out!" As previously reported, drumming on all tracks was ...

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LAAZ ROCKIT Added To THRASH AGAINST CANCER Show

Recently reunited '80s Bay Area thrashers LAAZ ROCKIT have been added to the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be headlined by TESTAMENT, on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. VICIOUS RUMORS and HIRAX will also take part in this historic gathering of Bay area musicians. The proceeds from ...

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HIRAX Added To TESTAMENT-Headlined Benefit Concert

Reunited California thrashers HIRAX have been added to the upcoming benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from the show — which will be headlined by TESTAMENT — will aid in the financial recovery for families dealing with life-altering medical diagnosis. Among the families that will benefit from the ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Added To TESTAMENT-Headlined Benefit Concert

Veteran Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been added to the upcoming benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from the show — which will be headlined by TESTAMENT — will aid in the financial recovery for families dealing with life-altering medical diagnosis. Among the families that will benefit ...

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M3: 'Rough An' Ready' DVD Track Listing Revealed

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have announced the track listing for their upcoming DVD, "Rough an' Ready" (

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Scottish Museum Honors AC/DC Legend

According to a post at CrabsodyInBlue.com, a Scottish museum started a display this past weekend in tribute of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. Over the summer, the Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is displaying a small exhibition in memory of Scott. Although limited by the size of the building, the museum has ...

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