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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: CHRIS DEGARMO Is Not In The Band

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has issued the following statement via the group's official web site at www.queensryche.com: "As I said in my Billboard.com interview, Chris [DeGarmo] is not currently in QUEENSRŸCHE. I would love to work with him on a project or with QUEENSRŸCHE in the future and only time will ever tell that. As ...

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PEARL JAM Complete Work On New CD

PEARL JAM have reportedly finished recording their seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2000's Binaural. No release date or album title have yet been set, but it is said that Adam Kasper (who worked on 1994's Vitalogy) produced the material. ...

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SIXTY WATT SHAMAN Ready To Return In August With "Reason To Live"

Maryland's pure rock mystics SIXTY WATT SHAMAN have recently completed work on Reason To Live, their sophomore full-length for Spitfire Records. The album was recorded at Phase Studio in College Park, MD and produced by the band along with the masterful Scott Reeder (i.e. KYUSS, UNIDA, THE OBSESSED). This was Reeder's first experience working with ...

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CHARON, AFTER FOREVER To Support NIGHTWISH In Europe

Finland's CHARON and Holland's AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed as the opening acts on the upcoming NIGHTWISH headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off on August 20th in Antwerp, Belgium. The confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 20 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo Aug. 22 - Dortmund, GER @ Westfalenhalle 2 Aug. ...

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SLIPKNOT: What's In A Name?!

The following article was authored by Erik Missio and originally posted by Canada's ChartAttack.com on Friday, May 3rd: Speaking on a stereotypical basis, hardcore SLIPKNOT fans are usually thought of as being only slightly above INSANE CLOWN POSSE devotees when it comes to criteria like maturity, literacy, individuality and hygiene (before we get ...

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NIGHT RANGER Unveil US Tour Dates

NIGHT RANGER have lined up a host of live appearances during the spring and summer, including gigs with FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, KID ROCK and DAVID LEE ROTH, among others. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival (w/KID ROCK) May 04 - Kenosha, WI @ ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Spring Tour

MONSTER MAGNET will embark on the We're Free 25-date spring tour beginning May 3rd in Boston. Support will come from NYC rockers ADHARMA, featuring Tom Capone, formerly of QUICKSAND. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Boston, MA @ Axis May 04 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights May 05 - ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Acquire New Vocalist, Plan Name Change

FULL DEVIL JACKET have found an as-yet-undisclosed replacement for recently-departed vocalist Josh Brown and will introduce the new singer via a performance in their hometown of Jackson, Tennessee this summer. A name change is also in the works before the release of the group's sophomore full-length CD, which is due through the Island/Def Jam label ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Press Conference To Be Held This Morning

As reported here last week, a press conference announcing the upcoming Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth joint US headlining tour will be held this morning (Tuesday, April 16th) at the Mondrian Hotel — Sky Bar in Los Angeles at 11:00 AM. Due to kick off on May 29th at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga ...

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JAM PAIN SOCIETY To Support PRONG In North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina-based JAM PAIN SOCIETY will be opening for PRONG at all three of their North Carolina dates: Apr. 20 - Ziggy's By The Sea - Atlantic Beach, NC Apr. 21 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC Apr. 24 - Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC For more information, visit the band's official web site at: ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Dates Booked, Press Conference Scheduled

The eagerly-awaited Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth joint US headlining tour has reportedly had 25 dates booked so far, with plans for another 20 shows to be added in the coming days. Due to kick off on May 29th at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the trek will apparently feature each of ...

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NIGHTWISH "Century Child" Live Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced the dates for their upcoming Century Child tour—the group's last dates prior to taking an extensive break from touring and recording activities. They are as follows: Jun. 28 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Jul. 13 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Open Air Festival Jul. 16 - Mexico City, MEX ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Summer Tour: Details "Forthcoming"

According to an April 6th update posted at the official web site of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, the details of the much-rumored summer touring package featuring Hagar and another ex-VAN HALEN singer, Dave Lee Roth, will be “forthcoming” shortly. As previously reported, the proposed pairing between the two vocalists would include solo set ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tribute CD Track Listing Finalized

The upcoming GUNS N' ROSES tribute album, due from Cleopatra Records on April 30th, will include the following track listing: 01. You're Crazy (feat. Stevie Rachelle) 02. It's So Easy (feat. Fred Coury) 03. Welcome To The Jungle (feat. Kevin DuBrow) 04. My Michelle (feat. Phil Lewis) 05. Sweet Child O Mine (feat. Jizzy Pearl) ...

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A Night At VINNIE PAUL's: By COMES WITH THE FALL's WILLIAM DUVALL

Here is a rather amusing account from JERRY CANTRELL/COMES WITH THE FALL guitarist William Duvall about the CANTRELL band's recent trip to Dallas, Texas for the birthday celebration thrown by PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul: “After the first day's rehearsal [for JERRY CANTRELL's performance at the South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas], ...

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AC/DC Duo Jam Out With BILLY JOEL At Florida Concert

In what has to be one of the most bizarre pairings in recent memory, “piano man” BILLY JOEL was joined by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams during JOEL's recent Tampa, Florida gig (where he performed with ELTON JOHN) for a rendition of the AC/DC classic "Highway To Hell". Despite BILLY JOEL's predominantly ...

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