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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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P.O.D. To Open For METALLICA In The Winter?

P.O.D. vocalist Sonny Sandoval recently told Launch that METALLICA wanted them for this summer's Summer Sanitarium Tour, but the two bands will probably hook up on the road next winter. "We've actually got a lot of offers to go out maybe in the beginning of the year," Sandoval said. "And so we actually got offered ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN: 'JAMES HETFIELD Is All Class'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn says that one of the downsides of being in the public eye is the fact that he can't hang out and relax with friends at concerts without being perceived as arrogant by those who don't know him well enough to know differently. "Make no mistake about it, there have been ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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P.O.D.: Energized And Reborn

P.O.D. are currently in the recording studio with producer Howard Benson, who worked on the band's last album, "Satellite", and their 1999 breakthrough LP, "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown". They've started laying down drum tracks for 17 new songs for an album that's scheduled to come out November 4. "We went into the studio with ...

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LIVING SACRIFICE Announce Plans To Disband

LIVING SACRIFICE have announced plans to disband following their appearance at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, Illinois on July 5. "This is it for real this time," the band write in a statement on their official web site. "Due to personal family obligations and issues that have recently come up, LIVING SACRIFICE will not continue ...

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P.O.D. Begin Work On New Album

P.O.D. have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) studio to begin work on the band's third album, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman ...

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NAPALM DEATH: 'Noise For Music's Sake' Track Listing Unveiled

Earache Records, in collaboration with NAPALM DEATH, have finalized the track listing for "Noise For Music's Sake", the forthcoming 2-CD NAPALM DEATH package, due to hit stores in June in the UK/Europe (July in the U.S.). Disc One features all of NAPALM DEATH's greatest "hits", from early classics "Scum" and "Suffer The Children", to later ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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MARILYN MANSON On The Dead Rock Star

MARILYN MANSON has penned an article for the latest issue of Rolling Stone on the subject of the dead rock star. He writes, "It's not just death that turns you into an icon. It's how many people are watching when you die, and the way the camera can turn you into a martyr. I had ...

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JAGUAR Sign New Record Deal

NWOBHM veterans JAGUAR have inked a deal with Angel Air Records for the release of their new album, "Run Ragged". The album, which is expected to surface in July, will contain the following track listing: 01. Run Ragged 02. Feng Shui 03. As The Crow Flies 04. No Change Given 05. Living Hell 06. Gulf ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sign With CAPITOL RECORDS

The reformed JANE'S ADDICTION have inked a deal with Capitol Records for the release of their new studio album, titled "Hypersonic". The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), were signed by Capitol President/CEO Andy Slater, who at one time managed guitarist Dave ...

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LIVING COLOUR Set Release Date For New Album

Reunited hard-rock/funk pioneers LIVING COLOUR have set a September 22 release date through Sanctuary Records for their as-yet-untitled new album. The band are continuing work on the CD at bassist Doug Wimbish's Nova Sound studios in Connecticut and are expected to complete the effort in June. The two-time Grammy winners are best known for their ...

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METALLICA Had Doubts About Their Ability To Carry On

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted to Revolver magazine that there were times during the past couple of years when he had doubts about the band's ability to bounce back from the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's much-publicized battles with alcoholism "and other addictions." "To be honest with you, a year ...

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No ROSS For P.O.D.

P.O.D. will not be utilizing the services of producer Ross Robinson for their forthcoming full-length album and will once again team up with longtime collaborator Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, REVEILLE), who also helmed P.O.D.'s last two albums, "Satellite" (2002) and "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" (1999). P.O.D. are tentatively set to enter the studio in May ...

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P.O.D. To Work With ROSS ROBINSON On New CD?

P.O.D. are reportedly in discussions with producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT) about collaborating on the group's next studio album, tentatively due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Feels Responsible For THE USED's Popularity

Kelly Osbourne opened up about her failed relationship with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken to Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly. Asked if she felt responsible for THE USED's popularity, she said "yes" and explained, "It bothers me because certain members of that band blame me. And I think that is a big reason why ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman Addresses Bassist's Departure

THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger has posted a lengthy message via his official web site addressing bassist Danny McCormack's recent departure from the group in order to go into a rehabilitation center to seek out help for his heroin addiction. "Ever thought that things have gone as bad as things can possibly get, only for things ...

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P.O.D. To Release New Album In November

P.O.D. have set a tentative November 4 release date for their next album, the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel. The band, who replaced Curiel with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby, will enter the studio in May to begin recording the CD, for which they've already penned 11 songs. "With Jason, ...

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