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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Sign Worldwide Record Deal Within Two Weeks

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have finished mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. "The album sounds ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine's Top Concert Grosses

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses reported for the week ending September 13, 2003, according to Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: OZZY OSBOURNE, KORN, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD & others Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center City/State: Holmdel, N.J. Event Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,467,149 Attendance/Capacity: 26,655 ...

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Anthems Of Rebellion - ARCH ENEMY

Full marks to these Swedish heavyweights for absorbing a female singer into their ranks to replace former, very male, singer Johan Liiva in 2001. Not expected to stand there in a wedding dress and warble sweetly like a songbird (see just about ever other female-led band in Europe), German Angela Gossow in fact goes for ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In February

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), are in the process of mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. ...

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KORN Tour Sponsored By Adult-Film Company

Jill Kelly Productions, Inc., a leading international provider of high-quality adult entertainment content for a wide range of media platforms, is sponsoring KORN's current tour. The merging of mainstream rock 'n' roll and adult entertainment is an example of "JKP's innovation and cross-over promotion strategy," according to an official press release. Click here ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Skips Another OZZFEST Date

OZZY OSBOURNE has pulled out of tonight's Ozzfest performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey after coming down with a mild case of pneumonia, according to an announcement made by the New York radio station 92.3 K-Rock. As was the case with last month's shows in Auburn, Washington and Maysville, California (both ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the subject of "The Story Of Mötley Crüe", a one-hour special set to air on MuchMoreMusic on Friday, August 29 at 9:00 p.m. "In this all-new edition, watch MÖTLEY CRÜE rule the '80s with raucous hair-metal anthems such as 'Shout at the Devil', only to evaporate into 'has-been' oblivion due to ...

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Review: Nothing Memorable About KORN's Performance In Boston

Rick Massimo of The Providence Journal reports that KORN had no hooks or choruses that were even distinguishable, let alone memorable during their a performance at the Tweeter Center Thursday as part of Ozzfest 2003. "Pure self-psychoanalysis, typified by the lyric 'Oh my God, who am I?'" he writes. "Their off-stage philanthropic work and solidarity ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Festival Flexes Its Ozz-some Metal Muscle

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Ozzfest 2003's Tuesday (July 22) stop at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center. "Ozzfest seemed doomed this year," he wrote. "Ratings for Ozzy Osbourne's wholesome family sitcom have been slip ping. KORN's overextended nu-metal empire has rusted. "And MARILYN MANSON's satanic reputation has been irreversibly damaged — sullied by ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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Web Music Leaks Spur Studio Clampdown

Christopher Walsh of Billboard is reporting that recording studios — already affected by tighter recording budgets — have been greatly affected by the unfortunate reality of unauthorized copies being leaked to unknown parties, thus demanding new, unprecedented layers of security. " 'It really became an issue with the LINKIN PARK album, because they were so ...

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Hard Rock Among The Winners In The Hit-And-Miss Concert Tour Market

Billboard magazine is reporting that as 2003 enters its busiest concert performance window, it has already been a year of dizzying highs and disappointing lows. In the hard rock genre, METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium, the KISS/AEROSMITH tour and Ozzfest will be among the big winners this season. "This is really a pretty decent summer," says Dennis ...

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MIWAUKEE METALFEST Founder: 'You Don't Play Metal At Volume 2'

Tom Alesia of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that the 17th annual Milwaukee Metalfest — where bands play sledgehammer rock that practically lodges a guitar into one ear and out the other — will present more than 120 acts on Friday and Saturday (July 25-26). " 'You've got thrash metal, speed metal, classic metal, ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: OZZFEST 2003 Is As Predictable As A Rerun Of 'THE OSBOURNES'

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reviewed the Ozzfest 2003 tour when it came through town Saturday (July 19). "As unchanging and unkillable as its namesake headliner, OZZY OSBOURNE's eighth annual Ozzfest concert at Float-Rite Park loaded up on shock value but ultimately offered few surprises Saturday," he writes. "As in past years, ...

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