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Toxic Smoke Suspected In Deaths Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Victims

Death certificates issued for some of the victims of the GREAT WHITE concert fire are leading lawyers to focus on whether the toxic fumes rendered the nightclub's patrons incapable of escaping the fast-moving blaze, according to The Providence Journal. The death certificates show that some of the victims died from inhaling "products of combustion" and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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ABATTOIR Frontman Joins DREAMS OF DAMNATION

Los Angeles-based thrashers DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) into the band. The new, five-piece lineup debuted at the Metal For Cancer benefit on March 1. Steve Gaines shared his thoughts on joining D.O.D.: "I am honored and ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Race Cars

SKID ROW bassist and car-racing enthusiast Rachel Bolan will participate in a number of races in the Legends Series semi-pro division until SKID ROW start their summer tour with POISON and VINCE NEIL. "Everyone at 600 Racing has been so cool to me and getting this opportunity to race is awesome!" said Bolan his car, ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Complete New Album

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have completed work on their new album, "My Passion // Your Pain", producer Andy Classen at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany. The follow-up to last year's "Flesh-Power-Dominion" is due on May 5 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "My Passion // Your Pain" is as ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Rises To 99

The death toll from the GREAT WHITE nightclub fire reached 99 yesterday (March 6), after a severely burned Florida man died of his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the Providence Journal. Mitchell C. Shubert, 39, of Newberry, Fla., died at 1:10 p.m., a hospital spokesperson said. He had been burned over nearly 30 ...

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SCARVE To Enter Studio In July

France's SCARVE will enter Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden in July with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) to record their third album, due in January 2004 through Listenable Records. In related news, THE CUBE, a brand new rock/fusion act featuring SCARVE's Guillaume Bideau on vocals and percussion, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Dishes Dirt On BRITNEY

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst made an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning and discussed at length his alleged relationship with pop singer Britney Spears. Durst, who had previously accused Britney of having "played me out," claimed that his relationship went beyond a mere platonic friendship and offered a lengthy account of how ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Hits The Road

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN guitarist Jeff Scott Soto has posted the following message to his official web site, www.jeffscottsoto.com: "Hey all, Jeff here...I wish 2 send u all a message of thanks 4 all the support & positive feedback from the 'Prism' [solo] album. It has been the most enthusiasm I've ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: People Think I'm Fatter Than I Really Am

In a recent interview with TV Guide, Kelly OsbourneOzzy's youngest daughter — shot back at people who constantly question her about her weight. "People think that I weigh 200 lbs. and I'm, like, 5-foot-10," said Osbourne, who actually stands about 5 feet tall. "When they introduce themselves to me, they say, 'Ohmigod, you ...

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HELLOWEEN: 'Rabbit Don't Come Easy' Details Unveiled

HELLOWEEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy", due on May 5 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be released in a jewel case and there will be a limited edition in a very special digipack available, including the bonus track "Far Away". The first single off the ...

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TURBONEGRO Finalize Track Listing For 'Scandinavian Leather'

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Scandinavian Leather", due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The complete track listing for "Scandinavian Leather" is as follows: 01. Intro: The Blizzard Of Flames 02. Wipe It Till It Bleeds 03. Gimme Some ...

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FEAR FACTORY: B-Sides/Remixes CD Track Listing Unveiled!

FEAR FACTORY's upcoming collection of b-sides and remixes will carry the title "Hatefiles" and will surface through the Roadrunner label on April 8. The complete track listing for "Hatefiles" is as follows: 01. Terminate 02. Frequency 03. Demolition Racer 04. Machine Debaser 05. Invisible Wounds (The Suture Mix) 06. Edgecrusher (Urban Assault Mix) 07. Descent ...

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BODY COUNT Commence Work On New CD

BODY COUNT, the Los Angeles-based band led by rapper Ice-T, have commenced work on a new studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "I can't walk down the street without people asking me, 'Where's BC?'," Ice told MTV.com. "It's funny that BODY COUNT was 10 years ago and since then there hasn't ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Announce New Singer!

Reunited Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have announced the addition of vocalist Dave Woodard to the group's ranks. "Dave is a good friend we've known since the old days, who fits in with us perfectly," bassist/vocalist Casey Orr said in an official statement. "He used to sing for such great punk and metal bands as THE ...

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FRED DURST Follows BRITNEY To SUNDANCE Film Festival

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: "Britney Spears definitely has her hands full. The pop tart, in Sundance to try and drum up a movie career, is juggling both [LIMP BIZKIT frontman] Fred Durst and ['N SYNC singer] Justin Timberlake while partying around town. During Saturday night's Express/Project ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Disband Following U.K. Tour

Long-running British industrial metallers PITCHHIFTER have announced plans to disband following their upcoming U.K. tour. "PITCHSHIFTER has always been a beautiful, crazy experiment," bassist Mark Clayden said in an official statement. "We knew that some day it would naturally run it's course and we always said we would call it a day at the right ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Name New Album

PUDDLE OF MUDD have set "Life On Display" as the title for their sophomore full-length album, due in the spring through Interscope Records. "I heard eight of the tracks two nights ago, and they literally sent chills throughout my body, and my vision was impaired and kind of blurry for about 30 minutes straight," singer ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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BODY COUNT: New Album On The Way

BODY COUNT, the heavy rock band fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, will be putting out a new album this year. In related news, Ice-T premiered his new clothing line, Ice-Wear, Tuesday night in New York. ...

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GUANO APES Name Third CD

Germany's GUANO APES have set "Walking On A Thin Line" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length album, due next month via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. In related news, GUANO APES singer Sandra Nasic and former BODY COUNT frontman Ice-T have joined forces with German hip-hop artist DJ TOMEKK on a rap-metal number titled "Beat of ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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