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SEVENDUST Announce Opening Acts, Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have tapped ELEMENT EIGHTY and PRESENCE to support them on their upcoming headlining tour, tentatively set to kick off on August 14 in New Orleans, Lousiana. In addition, the band have announced several acoustic dates in September. The group's touring itinerary now looks as follows: w/ ELEMENT EIGHTY, PRESENCE: Aug. 14 - New Orleans, ...

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SEVENDUST Scrap 'Seasons' As Album Title

SEVENDUST have reportedly scrapped "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. A new title for the CD has yet to be announced. As previously reported, SEVENDUST have recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch ...

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DROWNING POOL Make Live Debut With New Singer

DROWNING POOL, the platinum-selling Texans who have spent the past few months recovering from the death of frontman Dave Williams, made their live debut with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones at Curtain Club in Dallas Thursday night (July 17). The group reportedly previewed a number of songs from their forthcoming Wind-Up release, including a track ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Headlining Tour

SEVENDUST have announced the details of their upcoming headlining tour in August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Havana Lounge (NAMM show) Aug. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Aug. 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Cricket Pavillion Aug. 16 - Jackson, MS @ Crazy Eight's ...

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SEVENDUST Name New Album

SEVENDUST have set "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. The band have recorded 16 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). Around 12-13 songs will end up on the final CD, which ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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PANTERA's DIMEBAG, VINNIE Jam With DISTURBED At Dallas OZZFEST

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul (along with members of DROWNING POOL) joined DISTURBED onstage at Dallas' Smirnoff Music Centre Sunday night (June 29) for a rendition of PANTERA's "Walk". Dimebag and Vinnie are in the process of mixing the debut album from their new band, NEW FOUND POWER, for a tentative late ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Singer Found?

DROWNING POOL are strongly rumored to have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot in the group left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. A native of Los Angeles, Jones, 29, is believed to have spent the past few weeks in Dallas, Texas writing and demoing new material with ...

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SUKI JONES To Become ADLER'S APPETITE

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be officially changing their name to ADLER'S APPETITE. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, "Steven said that so many ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Jams With ANTHRAX In Cleveland

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens joined ANTHRAX onstage during their appearance at Agora Theater in Cleveland on May 15. "Tim came down with his very pregnant wife Jeannie and [ANTHRAX singer] John [Bush] called him up on stage to do 'Madhouse' with us," guitarist Scott Ian wrote on ANTHRAX's official web site. "Ripper tore ...

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THE DREAMING: Demo Track Posted Online

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), have posted a 75-second clip of the demo track "Let It Burn" at this location. The band, who are currently unsigned, have reportedly been demoing material with producer/engineer Bryan Carlstrom ...

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GARDENIAN Begin Mixing New Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have completed the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Sindustries" and are currently mixing the effort at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for a tentative late 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "When the mixing is done GARDENIAN will start shopping for a new record deal," the band write on their official web ...

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TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson ...

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TOMMY LEE Cleared In Accidental Drowning Death Lawsuit

Jurors on Thursday cleared ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee of liability in the June 2001 accidental drowning death of four-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, a playmate of Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson's son, Brandon. "Although I am relieved that the court has found me not negligent, there are no winners in this sad situation," Lee said in ...

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THE DREAMING: Set List Unveiled

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall and ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar), made their live debut on April 13 at The Gig in Hollywood, California. The group's set list for the evening was as follows: 01. Drowning (THE DREAMING song, not the SW song) ...

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TOMMY LEE's Ex-Wife Won't Testify In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge ruled yesterday that former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson will not testify in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, who's accused of negligence in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy, the New York Post has reported. Lawyers for the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres — who died at Lee's Malibu ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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TOMMY LEE Appears In Santa Monica Court: Photos Available

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 8) for the opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the ...

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Wrongful Death Trial Begins For Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer

Opening statements in a wrongful death civil trial involving former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee were expected Tuesday after a jury was selected, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at the musician's Malibu home. The boy, whose ...

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Former NEUROTICA Singer Auditions For DROWNING POOL

Former NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has reportedly tried out for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Shaefer, who was recently linked with the new group formed by the former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, didn't land the DROWNING POOL gig and has since ...

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Toxic Smoke Suspected In Deaths Of GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Victims

Death certificates issued for some of the victims of the GREAT WHITE concert fire are leading lawyers to focus on whether the toxic fumes rendered the nightclub's patrons incapable of escaping the fast-moving blaze, according to The Providence Journal. The death certificates show that some of the victims died from inhaling "products of combustion" and ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Offers Iraq Solution

Frontman Ginger of the British band THE WILDHEARTS has issued yet another message condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. It reads as follows: "I believe that to make this world work efficiently we need to unify and act as a world, and not ...

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