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ICED EARTH: North American Tour To Proceed As Planned

ICED EARTH have confirmed that their headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada will proceed as originally planned. The tour begins on April 18 and runs for over a month. CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY will provide support. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 - ...

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MY RUIN Added To SOIL Tour

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., have been added as direct support to SOIL's U.S. tour. Commented Tairrie, "We're looking forward to playing with SOIL and not only seeing some familiar faces but making new fans and friends while on the road in support of our new record. ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Webcast Video Posted Online

The DAMAGEPLAN webcast that originally aired on February 8 has been posted online online in at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, DAMAGEPLAN will be teaming up with HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH for the second installment of the "Headbanger's Ball" tour beginning in late March. Leaked dates so far include: Mar. ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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It's Official: SATYRICON To Support MORBID ANGEL In The U.S.

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have finally confirmed that they will be supporting MORBID ANGEL on their forthcoming U.S. tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off on April 13 in L. Buena Vista, Florida, will include additional support from SUFFOCATION and PREMONITIONS OF WAR. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 13 - House of ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Comment On ICED EARTH Tour

Finnish melodic thrash quintet CHILDREN OF BODOM have issued the following statement regarding their upcoming North American tour with ICED EARTH: "We finished our first American tour in late December with a very satisfied feeling. We had really no expectations when we got on the road, and the response from audience, and especially from our ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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DOPE Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

DOPE bassist Sloane "Mosey" Jentry has left the band only five days before the start of the group's eight-week national tour, according to a posting on the band's official web site. "[Mosey] has decided to retire from the music business in search of a more normal, stable life in conjunction with his fiery, monogamous romance ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: More 'Spoken Word' Appearances Announced

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has lined up the following spoken-word appearances during January/February: Jan. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Jan. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Hiland Theatre Jan. 15 - Amarillo, TX - Nat Ballroom Jan. 16 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Live Jan. 17 - San Antonio, TX - Sunset ...

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Review: Energy Lacking From DEFTONES' Performance In Montreal

Bernard Perusse of The Gazette reviewed the DEFTONES' show at the Verdun Auditorium Tuesday night (Nov. 25). "That cat-caught-in-a-breadmaker scream, which brings us most of the anger inherent in the DEFTONES' sound, will surely land vocalist-guitarist Chino Moreno in the hospital if he doesn't start pacing himself," he wrote. "And yet that element is not ...

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GOD FORBID Get 'Heavier And More Melodic' On Upcoming CD

The New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have completed work on their new album, "Gone Forever", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. "Gone Forever" was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, E.TOWN CONCRETE, EVERY TIME I DIE) and was mixed by acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA, FEAR FACTORY). ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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MUDVAYNE To Release 'Bootleg' CD

MUDVAYNE have announced plans to release a new "bootleg" live CD from the Summer Sanitarium tour. This release will be available exclusively online through MUDVAYNE's web site and a limited quantity will be autographed by the band. In addition, the package will include "another special MUD-surprise," according to a post on the band's web site. ...

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SKRAPE: Sophomore Album Delayed, New Tour Dates Announced

SKRAPE have pushed back the release date of their sophomore album, "Up The Dose", to January 6 through RCA Records. Produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK), "Up The Dose" follows SKRAPE's acclaimed 2001 debut album "New Killer America" and its hard-hitting Top 20 active rock radio single "Waste". Recorded partially in SKRAPE's own Orlando, Florida ...

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ANTHRAX: Fall North American Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced more dates as part of the fall leg of their "We've Come For You All" North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 10 - Montreal, QUE - Le Spectrum Oct. 11 - Quebec City, QUE - Salle de la Canardière Oct. 12 - Bangor, ME - Russell's Oct. ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN To Play In STEVE VAI's Band On G3 '03 Tour

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) will be part of STEVE VAI's backing group during the upcoming G3 '03 tour, also featuring JOE SATRIANI and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. "Some of you old timers may remember the TALAS/YNGWIE tour from 1985," Sheehan writes on his web site. "That was the tour I did ...

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DEFTONES Singer: 'I Love JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's Album'

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno weighed in on N' SYNC star Justin Timberlake in the new issue of Spin magazine. "I love the Justin Timberlake album! I love it! I listen to it every day," Chino proclaimed. "I get a lot of shit for that, but I don't care. Who's to say what's cool and shit? ...

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SATRIANI, VAI, MALMSTEEN To Appear On 'Rockline'

Guitar legends Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen will make an October 1 appearance on the syndicated radio program "Rockline" to help launch their G3 '03 tour, which kicks off in Phoenix on October 9. A list of radio stations that carry the program is posted at the official "Rockline" web site. ...

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DEFTONES Bassist Explains CHINO MORENO's Groin Injury

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng recently spoke to MTV.com about the injury suffered by the band's vocalist Chino Moreno forced the DEFTONES to cancel a handful of Summer Sanitarium dates before the tour ended August 10. Although it was reported as a "groin injury," Cheng has a much more cringe-worthy description of his singer's diagnosis. "It ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Offers Support To Women Inmates

Stefanie Frith of The Press-Enterprise is reporting that Sharon Osbourne, wife of former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, was at the California Institution for Women near Chino this week filming a segment for her new daytime talk show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show", which premieres Sept. 15 on the WB network. A web site promo describes ...

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DEFTONES To Film 'Hexagram' Video In Los Angeles

DEFTONES will be shooting a video for their new single, "Hexagram", on August 8 in Los Angeles with director Darren Doane (POISON THE WELL, EVERY TIME I DIE). The band, who are currently touring with METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT as part of the Summer Sanitarium Tour, are looking for all local DEFTONES fans ...

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