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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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ANTHRAX: 'The Greater Of Two Evils' First-Week Sales Revealed

ANTHRAX's brand new album, "The Greater of Two Evils", has sold 3,421 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "The Greater of Two Evils", available on Sanctuary Records, is a trip down memory lane, featuring 14 tracks of ANTHRAX classics, re-recorded and updated with the vocal potency ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Red, White And Crüe' Collection Due In Early 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and ...

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THE DARKNESS Premier New Songs At Intimate London Show

NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS premiered six new songs at an intimate comeback show in London Tuesday night (Nov. 23). The British cock-rockers played such new tracks as "Greed" and "English Country Garden" as part of a special warm-up appearance for their arena tour. One of the new tracks opened with singer Justin Hawkins ...

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HEATHEN To Record New Demo

Guitarist Lee Altus of the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN has issued the following update via the band's official message board: "In a few weeks we'll be entering the studio to record some of the songs that we've been working on. It's going to be more of a pre-production demo kind of thing ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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RECTIFY Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch thrash/metalcore band RECTIFY have inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. The group's recently completed debut album, entitled "Have Mercy…", is scheduled for release in late January/early February. "Have Mercy…" was recorded and mixed by Daan van der Elsken at Stilteloos Studios in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where bands such as BORN FROM PAIN, ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ To Tour Spain/Portugal In January

Dutch hardcore/metal band 37 STABWOUNDZ will embark on a tour of Spain and Portugal in the beginning of 2005. The "Roaming The Iberian Fields Tour" will take place between January 4 and January 12, 2005 and will include other international bands. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Jan. 04 – Girona, SPA @ TBA ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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VINCE NEIL Schedules Charity Meet & Greet In Houston

In association with Vince Neil and the TJ Martell Foundation, ZRock is proud to present a ZRock Crue for the Cure event to benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation and the TJ Martell Foundation to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. ZRock Crue for the Cure enables rock fans ...

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