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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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MICK MARS Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Reuniting Because Of 'Greed'

The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE were recently interviewed by Metal Edge magazine for a cover story about their upcoming reunion tour. Several excerpts from guitarist Mick Mars's portion of the interview follow: Metal Edge: Other members of the band have said that they view the reunion as something vital in your recovery process. Do ...

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MARILYN MANSON DVD Used As Evidence In Murder Trial

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that excerpts from the bonus DVD included in MARILYN MANSON's 2003 album, "The Golden Age Of Grotesque", were played at a Scottish murder trial on Thursday (Dec. 23). Prosecutor Alan Turnbull asked for the first ten minutes of the disc to be played in the trial of 16-year-old Luke Mitchell, ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Guitarist Explains Decision To Split Up

In a statement posted at the Antenna webzine, guitarist Allan Tvedebrink of the Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE elaborated on the group's announcement last week that they were splitting up after ten years. Tvedebrink's statement reads as follows: "As most of you might have heard, WITHERING SURFACE decided to split up after more than ...

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TOMMY LEE Is A Purse-Carrying Kind Of Guy

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of a number of high-profile men who have taken up carring so-called "man purses," according to The Ledger. To be truly called a man purse, the bag can't be placed in a briefcase, backpack, gym bag, laptop carrier or overnight bag category. Some of the growing-in-popularity messenger bags ...

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STRYPER Explain Mexican Cancellation

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have issued the following press release regarding the cancellation of their previously announced concert in Mexico City: On November 20, 2004, STRYPER was contracted to play Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes. Unfortunately STRYPER was forced to cancel their appearance, which came as a direct result of several ...

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PAIN: New Single, Album Release Dates Announced

According to online CD vendor CDON.com, PAIN's new single, "Same Old Song", is scheduled for release on December 29, 2004. The group's new full-length album, "Dancing With the Dead", will surface on January 26, 2005. As previously reported, a video for "Same Old Song" was scheduled to be shot with director Mikeadelica, who has previously ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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WASHBURN And RANDALL Praise DARRELL As 'Man Of Great Character'

U.S. Music Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplifiers, has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "On behalf of Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers and U.S. Music Corp., we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. We are ...

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Rest Of DAMAGEPLAN Unhurt In Incident, Ex-PANTERA Singer 'Devastated' By DIMEBAG's Death

None of the other DAMAGEPLAN bandmembers were hurt in the Columbus, Ohio shooting incident that resulted in the death of the group's guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, a source close to the band has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Meanwhile, several people that have had conversations with Dimebag's former PANTERA bandmate, singer Philip Anselmo (currently in SUPERJOINT RITUAL), early ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION Complete Work On New EP

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have finished recording their new EP, "Legion Cymru". The EP will be released as a seven-inch single by Nightfog Productions (Germany), as a mini-CD by Millennial Visions (Germany) and as an MC with several bonustracks by Intolerant Rekords Canada. The seven-inch and the mini-CD are scheduled for a late 2004 ...

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VADER Bassist Completes New Album With Side Project

VADER bassist Novy's death/thrash metal side project SPINAL CORD have completed work on their second album, entitled "Stigmata of Life". The album was recorded at Screw Factory Studio between May and November 2004 and was produced by SPINAL CORD, engineered by Janusz Bryt, Tomasz Biernacki and Dino, and mixed by Janusz Bryt. It will reportedly ...

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GLUECIFER: Spanish Dates Cancelled

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have posted the following message on theeir official web site: "Due to the condition of our singer Biff Malibu, GLUECIFER has to cancel the shows in Spain. The whole band had been looking forward to these dates, as we really enjoy playing this country, and meeting our fans. "Unfortunately, Biff ...

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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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PAIN Announce Swedish Tour

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have announced the details of their Swedish tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Dancing With the Dead". The dates are as follows: Jan. 27 – Malmö, SWE @ KB Jan. 28 - Karlskrona, SWE @ Kino Jan. 29 - Göteborg, ...

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