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CHEVELLE Extends Tour Into June

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE has added a batch of new dates to its current headlining tour. The newly confirmed shows start on May 24 in Wantagh, New York and take the band up to June 13 in St. Paul, Minnesota. FINGER ELEVEN and STRATA will continue to come along as support. CHEVELLE is supporting ...

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GODSMACK Confirmed For Kansas City's ROCKFEST

KQRC-FM, the station which brought MOTÖRHEAD to America for their only North American date in 2006, has confirmed GODSMACK, BUCKCHERRY, BREAKING BENJAMIN, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEVENDUST, CHEVELLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, SALIVA, DROWNING POOL, THE EXIES, BLACK STONE CHERRY, OPERATOR, BURDEN BROTHERS, THE FEDERATION OF HORSEPOWER, and RED LINE CHEMISTRY for this year's event. Rockfest will ...

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BLACK SABBATH, SHADOWS FALL, STATIC-X First-Week Sales Revealed

SHADOWS FALL's Atlantic Records debut, "Threads of Life", sold just over 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 46 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the 39,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The War Within" (Century Media), which came out ...

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WES BORLAND's BLACK LIGHT BURNS To Support CHEVELLE

BLACK LIGHT BURNS, the band led by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, will support CHEVELLE on a U.S. tour beginning May 7. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. BLACK LIGHT BURNS' debut album, "Cruel Melody", is scheduled for release on June 5 via producer Ross Robinson's new label I Am: Wolfpack. Regarding ...

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Vena Sera - CHEVELLE

CHEVELLE has always been in a strange place. Catching the tail end of the grunge era, heavily influenced by both that and especially early TOOL, the band managed to carve out a niche for itself despite coming along at the height of the rap-metal movement. The Chicago- based trio's sound has never had anything to ...

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CHEVELLE Likes Vein Of New Album Title

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE releases its fourth major label album, called "Vena Sera", on Tuesday (April 3) and the biggest question surrounding the disc is: what does that title mean? Drummer Sam Loeffler explained to Launch: "Actually it's Latin and it's two words that sort of don't necessarily go together, but basically it means ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Excited About FAMILY VALUES

Launch Radio Networks reports: EVANESCENCE is slated to co-headline this summer's Family Values tour with KORN, marking the first time that EVANESCENCE has appeared on a U.S. touring festival. Singer Amy Lee told Launch that she and her bandmates are thrilled with the idea of being part of a bigger lineup of acts. "Well, obviously ...

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CHEVELLE 'Ramping Up' On Tour With EVANESCENCE

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE has been alternating between headlining its own shows and supporting EVANESCENCE for most of the past month as it gears up for the release of its fourth album, "Vena Sera". CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler told Launch that his band has tried to make the most of the nights it's worked ...

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PATRICK JOHANSSON's KINLIN Confirmed For Florida's BAND CAMP

KINLIN, the new Florida-based band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer and acclaimed session musician Patrick Johansson along with former members of 5SKIN, has been confirmed for Band Camp 2007, set to take place April 26 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are PUDDLE OF MUDD, CHEVELLE, THREE DAYS GRACE, and ...

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CHEVELLE Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

CHEVELLE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, April 2. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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EVANESCENCE: Video Interview Available

A two-part video interview with EVANESCENCE members Amy Lee (vocals) and Terry Balsamo (guitar) has been posted online at SonyBMG.com.au. EVANESCENCE will be the musical guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, March 13. Check your local listings for time and station. The will also perform on ABC-TV's "Jimmy ...

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CHEVELLE Teams With Horror Director In Video Contest

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE has teamed up with famed horror director Wes Craven for a contest in which fans can create their own video for the band's new single, "Well Enough Alone". Craven, director of "Nightmare On Elm Street", "Scream" and many other horror classics, will choose the winner from the 20 highest-rated finalists ...

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EVANESCENCE To Perform On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

EVANESCENCE will be the musical guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, March 13. Check your local listings for time and station. As previously reported, EVANESCENCE will perform on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on the March 14 episode (which will actually air the morning of March 15 beginning at 12:05 a.m.). ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Jumps To BRITNEY SPEARS' Defense

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee came to the defense of Britney Spears after a fan named "Strat" posted a YouTube video making fun of the troubled pop star using one of EVANESCENCE's songs. "OK, hold on a second. I have to post that I in NO WAY am going to endorse any kind of Britney bashing ...

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EVANESCENCE To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

EVANESCENCE will be the featured musical guests on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on the March 14 episode (which will actually air the morning of March 15 beginning at 12:05 a.m.). EVANESCENCE recently announced the second leg of U.S. dates on its world tour. The group, featuring Amy Lee (vocals, piano, keyboards), Terry Balsamo (guitar), John ...

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CHEVELLE, 10 YEARS Suit Up For SUPER BOWL

Launch Radio Networks reports: With the unofficial national holiday of Super Bowl Sunday upon us this weekend (February 4), fans all over the country are choosing sides, ordering food and beer, and laying friendly bets on the imminent clash between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. Guitarist and singer Pete Loeffler, of the Chicago-based band ...

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CHEVELLE Staying Consistent On New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE has issued a new single this week called "Well Enough Alone" (check it out at this location), the first song to be heard from the band's forthcoming album "Vena Sera". Lead singer and guitarist Pete Loeffler told Launch that the new record, the band's fourth, is as heavy ...

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CHEVELLE Still Dealing With 'Awkward' Family Situation

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE's new album, "Vena Sera", is the first to feature bassist Dean Bernardini, who replaced Joe Loeffler last year. Joe is the brother of CHEVELLE singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler, and his exit was not exactly on good terms. Although the band has settled its business issues with Joe, ...

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EVANESCENCE: South American, South African Dates Announced

EVANESCENCE has added the following dates to its current itinerary: Feb. 20 - Auckland, New Zealand - St. James Feb. 21 - Auckland, New Zealand - St. James Apr. 12 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional Apr. 14 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Riverplate Stadium Apr. 17 - Porto Alegre, Brazil - Gigantinho Apr. 19 ...

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HASTE THE DAY To Release 'Pressure The Hinges' In March

Indianapolis favorite HASTE THE DAY is set to release its third album, "Pressure The Hinges", on March 20 via Solid State Records. Produced by GGGarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, CHEVELLE), "Pressure The Hinges" "builds dramatically" upon the success of previous efforts "Burning Bridges" (2004) and "When Everything Falls Apart" (2005), which sold over 100,000 ...

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EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, FINGER ELEVEN: Tour Dates Announced

EVANESCENCE has announced the second leg of U.S. dates on their world tour. The group, featuring Amy Lee (vocals, piano, keyboards), Terry Balsamo (guitar), John LeCompt (guitar), Rocky Gray (drums), and Tim McCord (bass), will perform 14 dates in arenas. The dates will go on-sale on Saturday, January 27. The tour kicks off in Fresno, ...

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CHEVELLE To Release 'Vena Sera' In April

CHEVELLE has set "Vena Sera" as the title of its fifth studio LP, due on April 3 via Epic. The album was recorded with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, with whom the band previously worked with on both "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" and "Wonder What's Next". The full track listing for "Vena ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

BLOODSIMPLE vocalist Tim Williams (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "Well, friends, it's been quite a year looking back on '06. It's been a long haul for BLOODSIMPLE since we quit the road back in July. Although since we have been home, we've been very, very busy. Our new [second] record is pretty ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Covers THE DOORS: Audio Available

BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, has posted the following message on its MySpace page: "Well, you guys overwhelmed us with ideas for covers, so many good ones I wish we could do a whole record of 'em, but that ain't happenin', so we picked one, went ...

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