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MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX Has A 'Blast' At AVRIL LAVIGNE Concert

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I did take my daughter Storm to AVRIL LAVIGNE last night [May 1]… That was cool to see her eyes light up with that look when she took the stage... She sang every ...

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MTV's 'mtvICON' METALLICA Special: More Spoken Tributes Announced

According to MTV.com, the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA will feature spoken tributes from members of AEROSMITH, STAIND, LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, as well as from Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Sean Penn and Jim Breuer. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41 and AVRIL LAVIGNE will perform musical tributes ...

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METALLICA To Host Premier Edition Of Resurrected 'Headbanger's Ball'

METALLICA will be hosting the premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. In other news, RockOnTV.com has listed appearances by AEROSMITH, KORN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STAIND, and SUM 41 as part of the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA, ...

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METALLICA To Play Four Free Shows In San Francisco

METALLICA will be playing four free shows at the world-famous Fillmore Theater in San Francisco on May 18, 19, 21, and 22. The only way you can be there is to win tickets through the MetClub (the official METALLICA fan club), or by listening to your local radio station. (Note: Not all stations will have ...

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ABIGOR: 'On Ice'!

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR have been put "on ice" indefinitely in the wake of the group's apparent disagreements with their record label, Napalm Records. "Because of some serious problems with Napalm Records concerning the studio, and the budget of the upcoming album, I decided to lay ABIGOR on ice!" mainman Peter Kubik wrote on ...

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SUM 41: We Turned Down The METALLICA Tour

SUM 41 guitarist/vocalist Deryk Whibley recently told Launch that his band were offered a slot on the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour with METALLICA, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, MUDVAYNE, and the DEFTONES, but that they decided to turn it down because they thought that they might not gel with the rest of the lineup. "I think ...

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SUM 41 Offered IRON MAIDEN World Tour

Pop punkers SUM 41 have been offered the opening slot on the upcoming IRON MAIDEN world tour. "IRON MAIDEN have contacted us and they want us on their world tour next year," SUM 41 bassist Cone "Jay" McCaslin told Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "It turns out that they're big SUM 41 fans." "We fell off our ...

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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arrangement was Adam Schneider, who represents Perry Farrell ...

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It's Official: AC/DC Sign With EPIC RECORDS

AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic Records, according to Billboard.com. The first releases under the deal will be refurbished reissues of classic albums such as "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", due early next year. Further reissues will follow, all of which will sport new liner notes ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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KISS Murder Trial Gets Underway!

The murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut, according to the Associated Press. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. ...

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EXODUS To Open For SUM 41 In San Francisco

Veteran Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be opening for pop-punkers SUM 41 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Sunday, Dec. 1. EXODUS, who are currently preparing to record their first studio album of new material since 1992's "Force Of Habit", were personally invited by the Canadian group to join them at the ...

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PARADISE LOST To Issue Single Next Month

"Erased", the first single from PARADISE LOST's new album, "Symbol Of Life", will be released on Nov. 18 in two formats. The first will contain three tracks, and the second digipak version will contain five songs, including two bonus cuts not heard before or available anywhere else. The complete track listing for the single is ...

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GRAVE: "Back From The Grave" Bonus CD Details Unveiled

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE have set October 21st as the release date for their much-anticipated comeback album, entitled Back From The Grave, through Century Media Records. The initial pressing of the album will apparently come as a double CD, and will include a special compilation of the band's 1988-1989 demos. The full track listing ...

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SLAYER, (HED)P.E. Management Company To Be Sold?

Rick Sales is rumored to be selling his management company—which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others—to Sanctuary Management (i.e. IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. No further information is available at this time. ...

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