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QUEENSRŸCHE: More European Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced two more U.K. dates as part of their summer 2004 European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 08 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Jun. 09 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK Jun. 10 - Astoria Theater - London, UK Jun. 11 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK Jun. ...

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NAMM 2004: More Photos Posted Online

Launch has posted exclusive photos from the NAMM 2004 (National Association of Music Merchants) convention, which took place in Anaheim, California over the weekend. Among the artists featured in the photos are current and former members of such bands as SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, MURDERDOLLS, MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, GUNS N' ROSES and ALICE IN CHAINS. Check out the ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE TESTAMENT MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Release Live DVD In March

According to a posting at www.queensryche.com, QUEENSRŸCHE will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Art of Live", on March 24. The disc will reportedly contain "live and backstage footage and some special extras." No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have confirmed the following European dates in June: ...

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ALICE COOPER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ALICE COOPER has been confirmed as the first headlining act of the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRYCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirm European Tour Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE have confirmed the following European dates: Jun. 09 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK Jun. 10 - Astoria Theater – London, UK Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival – Lichtenvoorde, NETH Jun. 15 - Bang Your Festival – Balingen, GER Jun. 16 - Petofi Hall – Budapest, HUN QUEENSRŸCHE's last studio album, "Tribe", was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year. SKRAPE's sophomore ...

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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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Former P.O.D. Guitarist's New Band Added To KORN/SEVENDUST Concert

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, have been added to San Diego's Rock 105 annual "The Rock That Stole Christmas" concert featuring KORN and SEVENDUST December 11 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday (Nov. 14) at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

ANTHRAX are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ANTHRAX PRIMAL FEAR LILLIAN AXE ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: Changing The Way Drums Are Seen

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has launched RockenWraps, a "most unique and truly new innovative concept in drum finishing." The following is the RockenWraps sales pitch, as posted on the company's official web site: "Designed and created by QUEENSRYCHE founder, drummer, and Grammy award-nominated composer Scott Rockenfield, RockenWraps will forever change the way drums ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE In Talks To Play SWEDEN ROCK Festival?

MÖTLEY CRÜE are strongly rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Sweden Rock festival about making an appearance at next year's event, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the festival will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004?

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be in talks to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the event will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm on November 28. DORO is headlining ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Live Performance Video Clip Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE will release a DVD-Audio version of their latest CD, "Tribe", on November 4 through Sanctuary. Included on the disc will be the 24 bit/96 kHz DVD-Audio (MLP) and 24 bit/48 kHz Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1 surround sound options, a "Desert Dance" live performance video, a QUEENSRŸCHE Photo Gallery & Lyrics. (Macromedia Flash 6.0 required) ...

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SKRAPE: Sophomore Album Delayed, New Tour Dates Announced

SKRAPE have pushed back the release date of their sophomore album, "Up The Dose", to January 6 through RCA Records. Produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK), "Up The Dose" follows SKRAPE's acclaimed 2001 debut album "New Killer America" and its hard-hitting Top 20 active rock radio single "Waste". Recorded partially in SKRAPE's own Orlando, Florida ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Begin Work On Second Solo Album

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has revealed to MySanAntonio.com that he is working on the material for his second solo album, tentatively due before the end of 2004 through Sanctuary Records. "It's not difficult to balance the solo work with QUEENSRŸCHE," Geoff said. "It's more difficult to find the time. I'm trying to devote six months ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Talks About Being 'Screwed' By His Record Label

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to work with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray on their latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", instead of once again utilizing the services of Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, STUCK MOJO), who had done such an amazing job on 2000's "Dead Heart ...

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