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ALICE IN CHAINS: Photos From Tsunami Benefit Concert Posted Online

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By TOOL, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DAMAGEPLAN Singers During Benefit Concert

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS, DAMAGEPLAN Members Share Bond

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that when the surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS play together this Friday at a tsunami relief benefit in Seattle, Washington, they'll be joined onstage for several tunes by DAMAGEPLAN vocalist Patrick Lachman. The two groups have both seen members pass away: ALICE IN CHAINS singer Layne Staley died of ...

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MARILYN MANSON Drummer Launches New Project

MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish has teamed up with guitarist/vocalist David Scott and bassist James Marino in a new project called MARTYR PLOT. A recently recorded demo track, "In the Red", can currently be downloaded from Fishrine.net. Fish broke his wrist and suffered a slight concussion in a fall from the stage at ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ To Open For HED P.E.

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) will be performing live at Konkrete Jungle in New York City on February 28. He will be deejaying his new tracks and his exclusive SLIPKNOT remixes as well as promoting his new "Live In NY" mix CD. DJ Starscream will also be opening the HED P.E. show at ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Audience Reaction Matters Most

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER are nominated for three Grammy Awards this Sunday night, including Best Rock Album for "Contraband", Best Hard Rock Performance for "Slither", and Best Rock Song for "Fall to Pieces". But despite the nominations, the album sales figures, and the hit status of "Fall to Pieces", lead guitarist ...

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KID ROCK Jams With Guitar Heroes At L.A. Charity Gig

According to Reuters, KID ROCK took fans on a wild ride through the history of rock 'n' roll by jamming with guitarists from LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ZZ TOP and the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND during a Hollywood club show on Thursday (Feb. 10) designed to raise money for music education in schools. [Check out pictures from

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SLASH Tapped As Musical Director Of GRAMMY AWARDS All-Star Performance

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer in charge of the Grammy Awards for Cossette Productions, has asked VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash to be the musical director for an all-star live performance of THE BEATLES song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration. VELVET REVOLVER, U2 lead singer Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, ...

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Ex-OZZY Bassist BOB DAISLEY Relaunches KAHVAS JUTE

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LIVING LOUD bassist Bob Daisley and his old KAHVAS JUTE (early '70s, Sydney-based progressive rock act) buddies Dennis Wilson (guitars and lead vocals) and Tim Gaze have been in the recording studio along with and a friend of Dennis's, Clifford Hoad, on drums. Five tracks written by Bob were recently ...

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RUSH Post Tsunami Benefit Performance Online

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that RUSH have posted their performance from last month's Canada For Asia tsunami benefit online. The official Rush.com web site has a link to the new version of their 1977 hit "Closer To The Heart", which features fellow Canadians Ed Robertson of BARENAKED LADIES and actor Mike Smith, who's best ...

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Is Rock Dead?

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News has issued the following report: "Is rock dead? Not quite. But judging from its performance on the charts — and compared to its biggest bands and trends from a few years ago — it's wheezing. Cast your eye down 2004's Top 10-selling album list and you won't ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRŸCHE, NIRVANA Members To Perform At Tsunami Relief Concert

Former ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Sean Kinney (drums) and Mike Inez (bass), ex-QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and HEART singer Ann Wilson are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 96.5 K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert on Friday, Febriuary 18 at the Premier Club in Seattle. ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Present At BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson has been confirmed as one of the presenters at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony on Monday, February 14 at The Brewery in London. The awards also feature live music from Martin Carthy, Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell and five times nominated Karine Polwart as well as Eddi Reader, ...

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THE PB ARMY Release Sophomore Album, Announce Tour

Midwest heavy rockers THE PB ARMY have announced the release of "Spine for the Snapback", their second album. The 12-song effort will hit stores at the end of March on the Sin Klub Entertainment label, with North American distribution through Cargo Music. The follow-up to 2003's "Inebriates, Equivocators, and Mockers of the Devil Himself" was ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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OPETH Frontman Talks Label Search, New Studio Album

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke to Australia's HailMetal.com about the group's current search for a new label home and the band's songwriting process, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: HailMetal.com: Recently your label Music for Nations closed down, leaving OPETH stranded. How has the search for a ...

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DARZAMAT Film 'In Red Iris' Video

Poland's DARZAMAT shot a video for the song "In Red Iris" at the Szyb Wilson art gallery in Katowice. "It took two whole nights but the result is worth of seeing it," the band write on their web site. "The video clip was filmed by students of Faculty of Radio and Television of Krzysztof Kieslowski's ...

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AMPT: SLIPKNOT/BIOHAZARD Side Project To Play Benefit Concert

AMPT, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) and BIOHAZARD guitarist Scott Roberts, are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for underprivileged kids, Toys for Tots, on December 17 at DingBatz in Clifton, NJ. AMPT's current lineup consists of the following: Rob Gee – Vocals Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, AMONG THIEVES) ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Among Presenters At RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly are among the scheduled presenters at the Radio Music Awards, airing live on Monday (Oct. 25) on NBC from the Aladdin in Las Vegas. The awards are chosen by radio programmers across the country. Carson Daly hosts the show that includes performances from Chingy, GREEN DAY, Tim McGraw, Usher and ...

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