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Man Arrested For Beating Death At KORN Concert

WSBTV.com reports that Atlanta Police say they have charged a man with the murder of Andrew Richardson — who died after being beaten at a KORN concert. Police say they have arrested 24-year-old Michael Scott Axley and charged him with Richardson's murder. Richardson and his friends were attending a concert for the band ...

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THE GATHERING To Perform At Germany's POPKOMM Convention

THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We will participate at the German's Popkomm [convention] this year, playing in Berlin the 22nd of September 2006. Hope you all will be there, as our German actions are rare these days. We hope to play more in 2007, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces North American Tour Dates

IRON MAIDEN has announced that they will be beginning their 2006 World Tour with eight dates across the USA and three dates in Canada starting October 4 in Hartford, CT. Tickets for the shows will start going on to the general public from the weekend of August 12, with details of local box office and ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Debuts New Music

Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen debuted some new music at the House of Petals in Los Angeles this week. Van Halen played Wednesday night (July 19) jamming with Patrick Leonard (on keyboards). Leonard is best known for his songwriting and production work with MADONNA. Undercover ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Live Album Due In The Fall

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Word from the Campaign is that there are a lot of projects going on while the band's touring in support of 'Operation: Mindcrime II'. For example... while the band has been on the road they have been busy writing new material for the next ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Talks About Early Days Of MEGADETH Featuring SLAYER's KING: Video Available

The makers of "Get Thrashed", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, have posted a 93-second video clip featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson talking about the early days of MEGADETH when SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was helping them out with live performances. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Needs An Overhaul'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Sammy Hagar fears a VAN HALEN reunion will never happen because former bandmate Eddie Van Halen needs "an overhaul". Hagar singer still tours with former VAN HALEN bandmate Michael Anthony and speaks regularly to Alex Van Halen, but he rarely talks to guitarist Eddie — and fears he ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Live Album, DVD Samples Available

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have uploaded audio samples from their newly released live album, "It's Electric", at their official web site. "It's Electric" (Secret Records) was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, ...

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FU MANCHU: New Album To Receive European Release Via CENTURY MEDIA

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU — perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade — have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records ...

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PEARL JAM Pay Homage To WHO Concert Victims

MTV.com reports: Wearing a vintage WHO T-shirt, PEARL JAM singer Eddie Vedder took time out from his band's show Saturday night (June 24) at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to pay homage to the 11 fans who were trampled to death at the venue (then named Riverfront Coliseum) before a WHO concert in ...

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Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer CORABI Signs With FLETCHER PARRY; Autobiography Due Next Summer

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has signed with the New York-based literary agency Fletcher Parry to shop his autobiography for publication. The firm has repped books by Paul McCartney and Ali G, among other entertainment personalities. The as-yet untitled autobiography, co-authored with biographer Jake Brown, is scheduled for release sometime in the summer of ...

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WRATHCHILD To Return With New Singer?

British glam veterans WRATHCHILD are tipped to return later this year with a brand new singer. The band who released three albums in the 1980s — "Stakk Attakk", "The Biz Suxx" and "Delirium" — have long hinted at reforming and indeed late last year it was reported that the group were rehearsing with three quarters ...

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