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CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

CRADLE OF FILTH have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As a result, the band have been forced to pull out of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival (set to take place in early August) and have been replaced on the bill at Wacken by Sweden's IN ...

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GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. The complete lineup for the eighth installment of the traveling hard rock tour will ...

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KORN, MARILYN MANSON And DISTURBED Set For OZZFEST 2003

The eighth installment of Ozzfest will boast KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED among its mainstage acts, according to Billboard.com. The annual hard rock festival tour will kick off in June and will, according to the official Ozzfest web site, once again visit England as well as trek across North America. Full details are to be ...

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METALLICA: SANITARIUM Schedule To Accommodate Working Fans

METALLICA have made every effort to accommodate their fans who have to work during the week when devising the touring schedule for the upcoming Summer Sanitarium 2003. "We learned last time around that booking stadium shows on weekdays...not a great thing," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said. "Not to get too smart and too analytical, but ...

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OZZFEST Lineup To Be Announced Next Week

Ozzy and Jack Osbourne will announce the lineup for Ozzfest 2003 on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Acts rumored to be part of the tour include KORN, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. The announcement will take place during a media lunch at the Osbourne family homestead. The press checks in at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 11:45 a.m., when ...

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PAIN Postpone Plans For 'Covers' CD, Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have postponed plans to record a full-length album of covers and are instead working on a new CD of original material, due in the spring/summer through Stockholm Records. Tägtgren, a notoriously prolific songwriter, made the decision to delay the recording of ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, QOTSA, JANE'S ADDITION Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA 2003

Lollapalooza will return this summer with a heavy-hitting lineup featuring INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and festival founders JANE'S ADDICTION, it was confirmed Friday. Members of all five bands will be on hand at Ameoba Music in Hollywood on Monday for a press conference announcing details of the tour. The traveling ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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METALLICA And LIMP BIZKIT Speak Out On Vacancies, Upcoming Tour

MTV.com has posted a report from yesterday's press conference in Los Angeles at which members of METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK announced their upcoming tour, dubbed Summer Sanitarium. The following are some of the more interesting statements made at the conference: On who will play guitar for LIMP BIZKIT on the upcoming tour: Fred ...

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MEMENTO: Video Posted Online

Australia's MEMENTO have posted the video for the track "Coming" at this location. "Coming" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, "Beginnings", due on Feb. 25 through Columbia Records. "Beginnings" was produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, TAPROOT) and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN, PAPA ROACH). ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE's LOPEZ: Why We Signed With FRED DURST's Label

THE REVOLUTION SMILE singer/guitarist Shaun Lopez, formerly of post-hardcore band FAR, recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's decision to sign with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst's Flawless Records after turning down an invitation to audition for the vacant guitarist slot in LIMP BIZKIT. "They must have wondered why I didn't jump at an opportunity ...

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METALLICA: U.S. Stadium Tour In The Works?

METALLICA are rumored to be in the process of putting together another stadium package similar to 2000's Summer Sanitarium tour, according to Billboard. METALLICA last toured in 2000, taking in $40.5 million from only 20 shows, about a dozen of which were Summer Sanitarium dates featuring KID ROCK, KORN, and others. As previously reported, the ...

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MEMENTO Set Release Date For 'Beginnings'

Australia's MEMENTO have set a Feb. 25 release date through Columbia Records for their debut album, "Beginnings". "Beginnings" was produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, TAPROOT) and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN, PAPA ROACH). ...

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Germany's Top-Selling Hard Rock Albums Of 2002

The following is a list of Germany's top-selling hard rock/metal albums of 2002 (as reported by Rock Hard magazine): 07. DIE TOTEN HOSEN - Auswärtsspiel 08. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - By The Way 13. NICKELBACK - Silver Side Up 15. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Dopamin 17. LENNY KRAVITZ - Lenny 21. P.O.D. - Satellite 31. ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees Announced!

The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance" categories for the 45 Annual Grammy Awards are as follows: Best Hard Rock Performance: FOO FIGHTERS – "All Of My Life" GODSMACK – "I Stand Alone" P.O.D. – "Youth Of The Nation" QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "No One Knows" SYSTEM OF ...

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Ex-HELMET Mainman Hooks Up With ROB ZOMBIE Members, Defends LIMP BIZKIT Collaboration

Former HELMET and current GANDHI guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ROB ZOMBIE members Johnny Tempesta (drums) and Blasko (a.k.a. Rob Nicholson) in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The group, which is based in Los Angeles, will not affect Hamilton's involvement with GANDHI, which played a few club dates this fall, including at the annual ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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KORN Cancel 'Pop Sux' Tour Dates

KORN have had to cancel the last five nights of their "Pop Sux Tour" in the United States for fear that Jonathan Davis may cause permanent damage to his voice if the shows continue. Davis is suffering from strained vocal chords and is under doctors orders to stop the shows. Only the final five U.S. ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN To Contribute To New LIMP BIZKIT CD

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen is the latest guest musician to contribute to the forthcoming LIMP BIZKIT album, "Less Is More". Jourgensen joins the likes of ex-HELMET man Page Hamilton, KORN's Head and WEEZER mastermind Rivers Cuomo on the upcoming effort, which is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Rick Rubin. According ...

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RUMBLEFISH Finish Recording Debut

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have finished recording their debut album, "Exit Highland", with producer Mudrock (GODSMACK, TRIK TURNER, POWERMAN 5000) for a March/April 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. The band, who recently signed a management deal with Bill Mcgathy/Cory Sheridan, will mix the album during December with Andy Wallace, who has previously worked with KORN, LIMP ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Accompany MARZ On 'Pop Sux' Tour

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid (#0) will be handling turntable duties for MARZ during their upcoming stint on the "Pop Sux" tour. The band, whose forthcoming Elementree/Geffen Records debut was produced by Jonathan Davis of KORN, will be supporting KORN and TRUSTcompany at all dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 12. Confirmed shows are as follows: Nov. ...

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KORN, DISTURBED Celebrate Halloween On Stage

KORN dressed as cowboys and performed a country rendition of "Here To Stay" during their Halloween night performance in Dallas, Texas on the Pop Sux! tour. Meanwhile, opening act DISTURBED came dressed as KORN and played a rendition of the classic KORN tune, "Blind", as part of their regular set. Vocalist David Draiman and co. ...

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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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DISTURBED To Drop Off POP SUX! Tour

DISTURBED will reportedly be dropping off of the Pop Sux! Tour following their November 22 performance in Colorado Springs and will be replaced for the remainder of the trek by MARZ. Current tour openers TRUST COMPANY will move up to the direct support slot on the tour, while MARZ will open the proceedings (with KORN ...

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