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KORN, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X To Play Australia In February

KORN, FEAR FACTORY and STATIC-X will reportedly be playing together at the Sydney Superdome in Sydney, Australia on Friday, February 13, 2004. Additional dates for the package are expected to be confirmed in Victoria and Queensland around February 11-16. Tickets will be priced around $60-$70 and will go on sale on November 5. Although there ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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POISON Concert Leads Missouri Town Officials To Legislate Morality

Cliff Sain of Branson Daily News reports that a Branson, Missouri alderman on Monday (August 25) defended the city's right to legislate morality, prompting a resolution encouraging theaters to stick to family-oriented entertainment. The resolution, which only expresses the opinion of the board, was passed, but met with a mixed reaction from a crowd of ...

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Singer AMY LEE Helps Give EVANESCENCE Substance

Joel Francis of The Kansas City Star reports that EVANESCENCE singer "Amy Lee is a rare person in rock music: a woman fronting a hard-rock band, and a rising musician who cares more about her songs than her album sales. "Her band, EVANESCENCE, is an unusual rock band. In the age of homogeneous radio playlists, ...

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GODSMACK: North American Tour Dates Announced

GODSMACK will head back out this fall for a string of U.S. and Canadian shows that lead up to the November release of the band's first acoustic album. The as-yet-untitled acoustic album, which the group has been working on in Hawaii with producer David Bottrill, will feature stripped down versions of some of the group's ...

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AC/DC Bassist Covers VAN MORRISON Classic

Bosnian-American act EMIR & FROZEN CAMELS have posted their cover of the VAN MORRISON classic "Brown Eyed Girl" in Wave format at this location. The song, which comes off the act's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "San", reportedly features a guest appearance by AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams. A fall 2003 release is expected. ...

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METALLICA's Therapist Urged LARS ULRICH To Meet With DAVE MUSTAINE

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a 64-year-old former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about his work with the group to help them connect to each other, to their loved ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Sign New Record Deal, Album Due In Early 2004

The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

THE WILDHEARTS will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 06 - Leas Cliff, UK @ Hall Folkestone Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Recording Sophomore Album

40 BELOW SUMMER have entered Mirror Image Recordings in New York City with producer David Bendeth (VERTICAL HORIZON, CRASH TEST DUMMIES) to record their sophomore album, due in the fall through Razor & Tie Records (distributed through BMG). The band's manager, Bob McLynn of Crush Music Media, commented on the group's signing with Razor & ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Relocates To New York

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly in the process of relocating to New York from his native Los Angeles in order to focus all his time and energy on his new project ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS (formerly THE WATCHERS). In an April posting to the band's official web site, Burton talked about the ...

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Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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APARTMENT 26 Begin Mixing Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have entered a Los Angeles studio with Chris Lord-Alge (TINA TURNER, KEITH RICHARDS, WARREN ZEVON, THE REPLACEMENTS) to begin mixing their sophomore full-length album, "Music For The Massive", due in September through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Bassist Back In Rehab

THE WILDHEARTS bassist Danny McCormack has dropped out of the band's forthcoming U.K. tour with AMEN to go into a rehabilitation center, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Ginger stresses the tour will still go ahead, with bass duties being handled by SILVERGINGER 5/CARDIACS bassist John Poole. "We are incredibly shocked and saddened by the revelation that ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: 'The Search for Teddy Swoes'?

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "The name of the new album due in June is 'The Search for Teddy Swoes'. Teddy Swoes is the one we are searching for!! We have to find him and this album will open up the chambers that will ...

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APARTMENT 26: New Song Available For Download

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have posted a rough-mix version of a new song, titled "Strike", at this location. "Strike" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Music For The Massive", due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

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APARTMENT 26 Land New Record Deal, Complete Work On Sophomore CD

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have set "Music For The Massive" as the title for their sophomore CD, due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was produced by Tchad Blake and APARTMENT 26 at Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art recording ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Checks In, Offers Another MP3 Download

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with another personal message from Bell and another full-length MP3 from their recently completed "Iconoclast" six-song demo. The following is Burton's latest posting in its entirety: "It has nearly been ...

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