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DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Danny Horboychuk and have replaced him with Casey Mahoney. "Casey spent years in New York-based DOWNPORE; aside from being a dominating bass player he is a tremendous guy, and we are looking forward to bringing him on the road with us to experience first-hand the power and ...

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Money From DIMEBAG Tribute Shirt Sales Donated To DIMEBAG MEMORIAL FUND

Dirtbag Clothing recently donated $8,000 to the Dimebag Memorial Fund. The money came from Dimebag tribute t-shirt sales at the February 23 sold-out tribute show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, which featured DROWNING POOL, SOIL, ANTHRAX and DISTURBED. Photos from this event will be available soon on DimebagHardware.com and RockConcertFotos.com. A new batch of ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES To Support DROWNING POOL

After a successful run on the Taste Of Chaos tour, OPIATE FOR THE MASSES will support DROWNING POOL on national tour beginning later this week. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 21 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL Apr. 22 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL Apr. 23 - Yesterdays - Destin, FL Apr. ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Killin' Me' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for the track "Killin' Me" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out at this location. "Killin' Me" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Desensitized", available now on Wind-Up Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Sinner" was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' REZNOR Sells New Orleans Mansion

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has sold the New Orleans mansion that he lived in for 10 years for $1.8 million, according to the Associated Press. Reznor put the Garden District house up for sale last September and moved to Los Angeles after a contentious split with longtime ...

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JOEY VERA: 'My Time With ANTHRAX Is Done'

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Coming up in a few days, I leave for a one-off show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands that is) with FATES WARNING. We're headlining the Headway Festival there on April 3rd. We've got Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) ...

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DAMAGEPLAN/DROWNING POOL Manager Launches ZERO-SUM RECORDINGS

Zero-Sum Recordings has announced a distribution agreement with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment's RED Distribution and a marketing agreement with Red Ink. Zero-Sum is a new label founded by DROWNING POOL (Wind-Up), DAMAGEPLAN (Atlantic) and LOSA (Metal Blade) manager Paul Bassman and Chris Paluska, manager of LOSA and former tour manager for DAMAGEPLAN. "We couldn't be more ...

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THE RED CHORD: New Song Posted Online

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have uploaded a new song, entitled "Antman", at this location. "Antman" comes off the group's sophomore full-length album, "Clients", due on May 17 via Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. "We're extremely excited to see how everyone is going to react to the 'Clients' disc," the band write ...

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Concert Review: Heavy Metal Pals Pay Tribute To 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL

Bob Gendron of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Wednesday night's (Feb. 23) benefit show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. An excerpt from his review follows: "Combining belching staccato rhythms with tongue-twisting vocal snarls, DISTURBED gave a professional if sterile performance that pleased the hometown crowd. The ...

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VINNIE PAUL Performs With ANTHRAX, DISTURBED During DIMEBAG Memorial Concert

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul joined ANTHRAX and DISTURBED onstage during Wednesday night's (Feb. 23) benefit show in memory of Vinnie's brother, slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Vinnie performed PANTERA's "A New Level" with ANTHRAX before sitting behind the kit with headliners DISTURBED for a rendition of the PANTERA signature song "Walk", with many other ...

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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Jam With SOIL At DIMEBAG Benefit Concert

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel will join SOIL onstage at tomorrow's benefit show in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Demmel will reportedly appear during the band's rendition of their signature song "Halo". Also scheduled to perform at the February 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom are DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL and ANTHRAX. The ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Album To Be Produced By ANDY JOHNS

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have selected Andy Johns to produce their sophomore album — the group's first since the departure of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. Andy Johns had previously worked with BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns on the L.A. GUNS "Waking the Dead" album, which Guns has referred to as "my favorite L.A. GUNS ...

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VINNIE PAUL Joins BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION For Toast To DIMEBAG

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul made an appearance Thursday night (Feb. 10) at the Dallas, TX club Trees for a performance by BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION as part of the Dallas Music Fest. Paul and PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drum tech John "Kat" Brooks (who was wounded in the Dec. 8 shooting in Columbus, OH that claimed the lives of ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Offers Updates On FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Last weekend FATES WARNING shot a video for the tune 'Simple Human' from our new CD titled 'FWX'. It's basically a live performance video with some 'acting' talents courtesy of our lead singer Ray Alder. 'Less is more' — ...

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DIMEBAG's Video Tribute To Late DROWNING POOL Singer Posted Online

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's touching video tribute to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams has been posted online at DROWNING POOL's official web site. The 14-minute collection of highlights from home videos that Dimebag edited himself was originally included on DROWNING POOL's "Sinema" DVD, which was released in November 2002 through Wind-Up. Watch the ...

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ANTHRAX: Buenos Aires Show Cancelled, Tour Schedule Updated

ANTHRAX's previously announced show in Buenos Aries, Argentina on Feb. 27 has been cancelled. "There was a huge nightclub fire in Buenos Aires and the government has put a moratorium on all shows [until March or April]," explained guitarist Scott Ian. Instead, ANTHRAX will be playing Vitoria, Brazil (400km from Rio) at Ginasio Alvares Cabral ...

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SOIL: Midwest Dates Announced

Chicago's SOIL have lined up the following dates in late February: Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Dimebag Benefit w/ DISTURBED, ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL) Feb. 24 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pieres Feb. 25 - Valparaiso, IN @ McCools Feb. 26 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop The upcoming dates will be ...

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THE DREAMING Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, have parted ways with bassist Johnny Dyke. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. As previously reported, THE DREAMING have a song on the soundtrack for newly released Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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