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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Life After JUDAS PRIEST

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he was on a road trip — in a minivan visiting out-of-state relatives — when his former bandmembers made the announcement last Friday (July 11) that he was being replaced by the group's longtime frontman Rob Halford. "I wish I could have been in town, but ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Drummer Seeking Musicians For New Project

Former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume is forming a new band and is looking for a guitarist, bassist, vocalist and keyboardist/programmer to complete the group's lineup. Says Ivan, "[All applicants] must have similar taste to write and collaborate with from the ground up. I have a particular vision in mind that I need to ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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PANTERA's DIMEBAG, VINNIE Jam With DISTURBED At Dallas OZZFEST

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul (along with members of DROWNING POOL) joined DISTURBED onstage at Dallas' Smirnoff Music Centre Sunday night (June 29) for a rendition of PANTERA's "Walk". Dimebag and Vinnie are in the process of mixing the debut album from their new band, NEW FOUND POWER, for a tentative late ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer's Past Haunts Daughter

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum in Seattle] is dedicated to QUEENSRŸCHE. My oldest ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Quest Club – ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Headlining Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have lined up the following dates during July: Jul. 04 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Jul. 05 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Jul. 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Jul. 11 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters ...

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NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST To Debut In The Fall

MassConcerts, the promoter of the hugely successful New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, has confirmed plans to expand the festival into new territories beginning with Asbury Park, N.J., in the fall of this year. The New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest will be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Two Videos In Late June

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will film videos for the songs "Dress Like A Target" and and "Waiting for The Turning Point" on Saturday, June 28 at The State Palace Theatre (1108 Canal Street) in downtown New Orleans. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the shoot ...

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PANTERA To Issue 'Best Of' CD Through RHINO

Veteran metallers PANTERA, who have been the subject of breakup rumors for the past couple of years, will be issuing a "Best Of" CD on September 9 through Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The tentative track listing for the album, titled "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: New Song Posted Online

A brand new SUPERJOINT RITUAL track, titled "Waiting For The Turning Point", is available for download at this location. "Waiting For The Turning Point" comes off the group's sophomore effort, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL, who are fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam: Photos Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE kicked off the European leg of their summer tour at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland Wednesday night (June 4). Check out pictures from LFI. QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. One-minute MP3 samples of all of the album's 10 tracks can be downloaded ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Premier Two New Songs At European Tour Opener

QUEENSRŸCHE premiered two new songs — "Open" and "Desert Dance" — during the kick-off date of their European tour Wednesday night (June 4) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. Filling in on second guitar during the group's performance was Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JONAS HANSSON BAND, CRISS), who performed a similar ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Video This Weekend

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the Louisiana-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, will be filming a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track from their sophomore album, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", on Saturday (June 7) in their hometown of New Orleans. The video will be directed Tom Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT), who had previously worked with the ...

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New CROWBAR Album To Be Produced By PANTERA Bassist

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, have set "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War" as the tentative title for their seventh studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "It's a title I've had for years," Windstein explained in a recent online posting. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Song Posted Online!

A new QUEENSRŸCHE track, titled "Desert Dance", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Desert Dance" comes off the group's new album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. "Tribe", which features a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Tribe' To Surface In Late July

Despite previously published reports to the contrary, QUEENSRŸCHE have issued a statement via their official web site, www.queensryche.com, reaffirming July 22 as the projected release date through Sanctuary Records for their new studio opus, "Tribe". In addition, a new track called "Desert Dance" has been made available for listening in streaming audio to ...

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DOWN Guitarist: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Is Hung Like An Elephant!'

A METALLICA cover story in the current issue of Revolver magazine seems to have struck a chord with Philip Anselmo fans...and it wasn't because of anything members of METALLICA said. Rather, it appears that the PANTERA/DOWN singer's fans were irked by the author's description of a scene from METALLICA's Northern California headquarters, where a cover ...

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