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DEEP PURPLE Confirmed For France's FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES

According to Deep-Purple.net, DEEP PURPLE have been confirmed for the Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Brittany, northern France. They are due to headline on the first day (Friday, July 22) of the three-day event. Other acts on the bill include NEW ORDER and BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB. Tickets and information are available from the festival ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Talks About Upcoming Album

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about the band's forthcoming fifth album. The Sacramento quintet are currently holed up in a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION) working on the follow-up to their 2003 self-titled release. After a spell working in Carriage House in Connecticut, Moreno ...

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TEAM SLEEP: Entire Album Available For Preview

TEAM SLEEP's entire self-titled debut album can be previewed online at AOL.com. "Team Sleep" is scheduled for release on May 10 via Maverick. The group, which features DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, along with Moreno's childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, DJ Crook, bassist Rick Verrett and drummer Zach Hill, has been working on ...

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DEFTONES: New Album To Surface In The Fall

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno revealed during a recent radio interview with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 that the group's new album will now not surface until the fall. Said Chino, "I've got another week and a half of vocals to finish up and it sounds really good. We've spent a lot of time going ...

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MUDVAYNE Bassist Explains OZZFEST 'Mystery Band' Hoopla

Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this summer's Ozzfest was posted online last month, one main stage slot was left open for a "mystery band," with names like MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DISTURBED all mentioned as possible candidates. That honor eventually went to MUDVAYNE, and bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch ...

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TEAM SLEEP: New Single Posted Online

TEAM SLEEP, the group led by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, have posted their new single, "Ever 'Foreign Flag'" at MySpace.com. The band will release their self-titled debut album on May 10 via Maverick. The group, also featuring Moreno's childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, DJ Crook, bassist Rick Verrett and drummer Zach Hill, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer 'Not Affected' By Jump To Arenas

Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum said there's been little adjustment needed in making the jump from clubs and theatres to arena-sized venues on the band's current Electric Wonderland tour. "The stage is a little bigger, but it feels pretty much the same to me," he said. "I mean, I'm not too ...

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DEFTONES To Release CD/DVD Collection Of Rarities

DEFTONES are getting close to wrapping up the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled untitled fifth album. The group have been recording with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION) and have 15 tracks recorded for the effort. The band are also said to be working on a very special 10th anniversary rarities and ...

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TEAM SLEEP Finalize Track Listing For Long-Awaited Debut

Billboard.com is reporting that TEAM SLEEP, the group led by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, will release their self-titled debut album on May 10 via Maverick. The group, also featuring Moreno's childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, DJ Crook, bassist Rick Verrett and drummer Zach Hill, has been working on the material since 2001. A North ...

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MACHINE HEAD: More Tour Dates Announced

MACHINE HEAD have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 28 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck Apr. 30 - Sauget, IL - Pop's May 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room (w/ LAMB OF GOD, TWELVE TRIBES) May 03 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (w/ LAMB OF GOD, TWELVE TRIBES) May ...

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TEAM SLEEP To Release Long-Awaited Debut In May

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that TEAM SLEEP, the side project from DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno that's been in the works for over five years, will finally release its self-titled debut album on May 10. The only recorded output by TEAM SLEEP before this was a song on the soundtrack of the 2003 film, "The ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: More Tour Dates Announced

LIFE OF AGONY have announced more tour dates as part of their upcoming package tour with MUDVAYNE (headliners), AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. Upcoming LIFE OF AGONY shows: Mar. 26 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights (headline, no MUDVAYNE) Mar. 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys (headline, no MUDVAYNE) Mar. 29 - St. Paul, MN ...

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MASTODON Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

MASTODON have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their current release, "Leviathan". MASTODON will launch their "Leviathan" tour beginning March 23 at the House of Blues in New Orleans. The tour is scheduled to conclude on May 21 in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA, with additional dates pending. Support on the first ...

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FRANK HANNON BAND To Make Limited-Edition CD Available

FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon, will be making a special New Year's Eve edition four-song CD available for sale at their show at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Dec. 31. This CD will contain three mixes of songs from the band's upcoming album, "Guitarz From Marz" (to be ...

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BEHEMOTH Confirmed For KING DIAMOND U.S. Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the upcoming KING DIAMOND/NILE/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co-headlining run with SUFFOCATION. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say: "Hey f(r)iends! We’re touring Europe right now with INCANTATION and KRISUIN in support of our brand new record, ...

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