pearl-jam in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

FILTER Announce U.S., European Dates

FILTER have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 25 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Sep. 28 - Atlanta, GA @ 99X HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Sep. 29 - Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam Sep. 30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PEARL JAM Pen Song About Death of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman

PEARL JAM have apparently written a song about the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled track will however not be included on the band's forthcoming studio album, Riot Act, due in November through Epic Records. Frontman Eddie Vedder even went as far as to say ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: European Dates Announced

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Oct. 19 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Oct. 20 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands Oct. 21 - Dublin, IRE - Ambassador Theatre Oct. 23 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy Oct. 24 - Leeds, UK - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Say Farewell At OZZFEST 2003?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is hoping to launch the group's farewell tour at next year's Ozzfest, according to NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer, who spoke to Sixx at the San Bernardino stop of this year's traveling festival. The following account is taken from Shaefer's online diary, as posted at NEUROTICA's official web site: "I made ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HEALING SIXES To Embark On U.S. Tour

HEALING SIXES, featuring Jason Bonham on drums, are putting together a short 4-6 week club tour of the U.S. in preparation for their Enormosound album release on Holland's Corazong Records. The SIXES are focusing on venues east of the Mississippi starting October 1st and ending the middle of November in Toronto, Canada. Doug Henthorn, singer/guitarist ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FULL DEVIL JACKET Change Name, Prepare To Tour

Jackson, Tennessee's FULL DEVIL JACKET have officially changed their name to WAXBOX (the title of the group's 1999 EP) and are preparing to hit the road in October to introduce the group's new line-up, which includes an as-yet-undisclosed new vocalist and a recently-added second guitarist by the name of Dave. An official web site at ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX Film Scene For HELEN MIRREN Movie

ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear On Japan-Only DVD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performed a special show in Tokyo, Japan on August 24th as part of Dai-Gakki-Sai, which is said to be "like a NAMM show for Japan," according to the guitarist's official web site. "The theater that Marty played in was jam-packed with wall to wall fans who have patiently waited to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Spend Day With MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION Fans

METALLICA granted the wishes of two extremely courageous young men, Kelly and Chris, from the Make A Wish Foundation on Tuesday, August 20th by spending the day with them at the METALLICA HQ near San Francisco, California. The pair were treated to a preview of the band's new material and took part in an impromptu ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-PEARL JAM Drummer In Talks To Join BROWN

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, have reportedly been in discussions with ex-PEARL JAM sticksman Dave Abbruzzese about possibly joining the group. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE) on guitar, are said to have been utilizing ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SAMMY HAGAR, MICHAEL ANTHONY: Upcoming Jam Schedule

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony will be joining ex-VH frontman SAMMY HAGAR and THE WABORITAS on stage at the following dates on the second leg of the HAGAR/ROTH tour: Jul. 25 - Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 26 - Sandstone Amphitheater - Kansas City, MO Jul. 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - San ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOILWORK Join IN FLAMES/PAIN European Tour

SOILWORK have apparently replaced BLACKSHINE on the upcoming IN FLAMES/PAIN European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 7th in Hamburg, Germany and conclude on November 4th in Helsinki, Finland. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks Oct. 08 - Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre Oct. 09 - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Form New Band?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is contemplating starting a new band, according to Sixx's latest posting on CRÜE's official message board. "I'm thinking of starting a new band… 'cause its doesn't look like Tommy, Vince, Nikki and Mars are gonna be on stage anytime too soon together…. NO, this is not the demise of MÖTLEY ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VAN HALEN Bassist Joins SAMMY HAGAR For Jam At Fresno Gig

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony joined ex-VH frontman SAMMY HAGAR and THE WABORITAS on stage at Selland Arena in Fresno, California on Thursday, June 27th, for renditions of several VAN HALEN classics, including "Top Of The World", "5150", "Why Can't This Be Love", and "Finish What Ya Started". Michael also laid the groove down for ...

Read more

Posted in: News