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WHITESNAKE Announces New Drummer

WHITESNAKE has issued the following update: "The new WHITESNAKE album, 'Good To Be Bad', scheduled for release in the spring of 2008 will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug Aldrich on guitar, who also ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release First-Ever Live Album

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES will release their first-ever live album, "Hollywood Kills - Live At The Whisky A Go Go", on January 16 through Virgin Finland. The track listing is as follows: 01. Introduction by Bam Margera 02. Devils 03. Don't Turn Your Back On Fear 04. Betty Blue 05. Christina Death 06. ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS: New Album Title Announced

Alaska-based heavy-hitters 36 CRAZYFISTS have set "The Tide and Its Takers" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2008 via the group's new label, Ferret Music. The band is about to begin recording the effort with guitarist and backing vocalist Steve Holt sitting in the producer's chair. Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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MEGADETH Adds 20 Minutes To Osaka Set

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Man, we had such a great time onstage last night in Osaka, so much so that we played an extra 20 minutes for ya. I want to personally thank all involved with Mr. Udo for making ...

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JANI LANE Performs 'Cherry Pie' In Indiana; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former WARRANT singer Jani Lane performing the WARRANT classic "Cherry Pie" with the FORMERLY OFS on November 1, 2007 at The Winners Circle Lounge in Speedway, Indiana can be viewed below. Jani Lane recently revealed that he is in the process of "burying the hatchet" with his former bandmates over outstanding ...

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Strong Response Shortens JERRY CANTRELL Benefit Auction

Due to the overwhelming response and to accommodate eBay regulations, Jerry Cantrell's "closet auction" will now conclude on Thursday, November 15 at noon EST/9 a.m. PST. The auction, which began today, features some of the ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist's favorite clothes from key moments in his career. The auction will benefit MusiCares and the Layne ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Performs LED ZEPPELIN Classic With Symphony Orchestra; Video Available

ALICE IN CHAINS performed a four-song set Friday night (November 2) at Matt Messina and the Symphony Guild's 10th anniversary benefit concert (for Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center), Symphony Legacy, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. In addition to the band's original material, ALICE IN CHAINS played a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir" ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Perform At Tonight's 'Symphony Legacy' In Seattle

ALICE IN CHAINS will perform tonight (Friday, November 2) at Matt Messina and the Symphony Guild's 10th anniversary benefit concert (for Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center), Symphony Legacy, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS will play some of their favorite songs while backed by over 200 musicians, including the Northwest ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Continuing Work On Solo Album

NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane has issued an update on his upcoming debut solo album, which is tentatively due in early 2008. Dane has written about eight tracks with former SOILWORK guitarist-turned-producer Peter Wichers and has also collaborated with ex-HIMSA guitarist Matt Wicklund on a few songs. Stated Dane: "Hello from Nashville! Matt Wicklund is starting ...

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SEPULTURA Frontman Checks In From India

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green has posted the first entry in an ongoing tour diary covering the band's first-ever appearance in India. It reads as follows: "Our journey is a long voyage starting from Sao Paulo, Brazil with a quick layover in London then straight to New Delhi. "The expectations are running high for everyone because ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: New Rehearsal Footage Available

Video footage of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN rehearsing a new track, entitled "Nong Eye Gong", can be viewed below. The song will appear on the band's new album, "Ire Works", due on November 13 through Relapse Records. "Ire Works" was recorded with long-time engineer Steve Evetts at his Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles, CA. ...

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Drummer TED PARSONS Comments On PAUL RAVEN's Passing

Drummer Ted Parsons (PRONG, SWANS, GODFLESH, JESU) — who has spent the past few days in a Swiss studio collaborating with French recording artists TREPONEM PAL on their new release — has released the following statement regarding legendary bassist Paul Raven's (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE) passing: "It deeply saddens me to tell you that legendary bass ...

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Shadows of the Sun - ULVER

Do we really need to do the whole introduction to ULVER's storied history, from its black metal beginnings and the vicissitudes that followed, as well as vocalist Garm's transcendent artistry? Pick any number of reviews and you will surely start with an opening paragraph that serves as a mini-biography. The matter at hand is that ...

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IRON MAIDEN Fan To Appear On 'Mastermind' UK Quiz Show

A member of the IRON MAIDEN official fan club, Rachel Hobbs, will appear on the legendary UK quiz show "Mastermind", where contestants face an inquisition on their chosen specialized subject. Hobbs will take her place in the "Mastermind" chair on October 8, 2007 to answer questions about IRON MAIDEN. The show will be broadcast in ...

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MEGADETH: 'Warchest' Delayed One Week

MEGADETH's "Warchest" 4-CD+DVD collection has had its release date pushed back to October 9 from the previously announced October 2. No reason was given for the delay. "Warchest" (Capitol/EMI) features more than six hours of digitally remastered content, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine, including 30 audio and video tracks making their global release debuts, and an ...

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