Pure Rock Newswire 10/18/02

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Friday, October 18, 2002 @ 3:30 PM

A Summary Of News, Rumors And

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The System Of A Down tracks that were leaked to the internet a few months back are now going to be officially released on November 26 through American Records. Around 12-17 songs will be included, all of which are currently being mixed by Andy Wallace. The collection of outtakes and rare material will be released as Steal This Album, and the packaging will appear to look like a home-burnt CD with no booklet. The liner notes will be seen when playing the disc in your computer.

Anthrax's upcoming new full-length release, We've Come For You All, has been set for a March 3, 2003 release date in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records. Though the US release date has yet to be confirmed, Nuclear Blast states that Anthrax's US label problems seem to be solved, "so there shouldn't be any further delay concerning the release date."

Brides of Destruction, the new project featuring Nikki Sixx on bass (Motley Crue), Tracii Guns on guitar (LA Guns), John Corabi on guitar (ex-Motley Crue), Kris Kohls on drums (Adema), and singer London have made clips available of two new demos. Check em out:
I've Got A Gun
Natural Born Killer

Audioslave, featuring Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden) and Rage Against The Machine, are set to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on November 20. The group's self-titled debut is scheduled for release on November 19 through Epic. Meanwhile, you can check out a video teaser for the band here (requires Real Player).

The new project from Page Hamilton (ex-Helmet), named Gandhi, has posted the following tourdates via their website at gandhimusic.com:

10/24 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
10/25 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
10/29 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
10/30 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

Japan's Mad Capsule Markets have lined up the following dates for their US tour:

11/14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
11/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky
11/19 - New York, NY - Don Hill's
11/20 - Brooklyn, NY - NorthSix

The release date for Ministry's forthcoming new album, Animositisomina, has been set for release on February 4, 2003 through Sanctuary. The effort will include a cover of Magazine's "The Light Pours Out".

Queensryche's catalog will be re-released in 2003 through EMI Records with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, new liner notes, and more. April 8, 2003 will see the release of Queensryche EP, The Warning, Rage For Order, and Operation: Mindcrime, with May 6 being the scheduled date for Empire, Promised Land, and Hear In The Now Frontier.

The upcoming Sevendust headlining tour has been confirmed, with 30 Seconds To Mars and Cinder:

11/06 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
11/07 - Chicago Heights, IL - Oasis 160
11/08 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd Street Live
11/09 - St. Joseph, MN - Lighouse Ballroom
11/10 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
11/12 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11/14 - Syracuse, NY - Bridge Street Music Hall
11/15 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
11/16 - Rochester, NY - Walter St. Music Hall
11/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/20 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
11/21 - Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theatre
11/22 - Sea Bright, NJ - Tradewinds
11/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts


Marilyn Manson is set to score the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Tobe Hooper cult classic about a chainsaw-wielding madman and his rural family of cannibals. Filming begins in July 2003.

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has confirmed that he and Phil Anselmo are to formally begin work on a new solo project this January in England. Iommi went on to tell Billboard.com that he and Anselmo plan to tour to support the set.

In other Anselmo news, Down have been confirmed to the perform at the Voodoo Festival at New Orleans City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, November 2nd. In light of this, the Austin show as part of their upcoming U.S. tour will be moved to a later date and their Denver show has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled at this time.

ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris this weekend. With Beard's blessing, drum tech and former Kik Tracee drummer John Douglas will play for Beard until he has recuperated.

Playboy.com is featuring Korn singer Jonathan Davis' wife Devin in a Celebrity Shoot whereby celebrities get behind the camera and become a Playboy Photographer for a day. Davis chose his wife as his model. Other recent rock celebs to get behind the lens are Poison's Bret Michaels and Tommy Lee.

A retrospective Drowning Pool DVD is set for release on November 19 through Wind-Up Records. Entitled Sinema, the DVD will include the band's 3 music videos with audio commentary from the band, over 2 and a half hours of uncensored behind the scenes footage, previously unseen live bootlegs and rare tracks, and more. Also featured on the disc will be tributes to late frontman Dave Williams. David Draiman (Disturbed), Rob Zombie, Adema, Zakk Wylde, Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Dimebag Darrel (Pantera), Ill Nino, label-mates Finger Eleven and Seether, plus more are to be included. As well, appearances by Kerry King (Slayer), Ozzy Osbourne, Sevendust, and others are also scheduled to be a part of the collection.

The soundtrack to the next Matrix film, The Matrix: Reloaded, is to feature music from Papa Roach, Deftones, Prodigy, a new collaboration by Zack De La Rocha (ex-Rage Against The Machine) and DJ Shadow, and others. The album is due for release shortly before the film sees a release to theaters on May 15, 2003.

Speaking of Deftones, the band's upcoming new album will now not see a release until early 2003, according to bassist Chi Cheng.

Nothingface are currently recording their forthcoming album with producer Bill Kennedy (Monster Magnet, Nine Inch Nails). Guitarist Tom Maxwell recently posted on the band's official site, "This is indeed the most defining moment of our lives as a band. The drums are amazing, the guitars fucking destroy and Bill's bass sound is so huge that it will tickle your asshole!!"


Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-Megadeth) has been chosen to fill in on drums for the next few weeks of Stone Sour's US tour. The band's drummer, Joel Ekman, fractured his wrist during the October 9th tour performance while playing their current single, "Bother".

Tracii Guns has announced that the name of his group with Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), John Corabi (ex-Motley Crue), Kris Kohls (Adema), and London, has been changed yet again... this time to Brides Of Destruction. Originally known as Cockstar, the name of the group was later changed to Motordog (with a website being setup at motordog.net). Apparently, the Brides Of Destruction is the "final" name change.

November 19 will be a joyous day for Korn fans. The date has been set as the release date for the new Korn live DVD, aptly titled Korn Live, as well as a digipak of the recently-released album, Untouchables. The footage on the DVD comes from the band's performance in New York City on June 10, 2002 and will feature the band's complete set. Meanwhile, the digipak album will include a bonus DVD showcasing two previously unreleased tracks, as well as two live tracks from the Korn Live DVD.

Sepultura's upcoming EP of cover tunes has been titled Revolusongs. It is due out later this year, though which label will be releasing it is still unclear.

Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis's new as-yet-unnamed label imprint through Geffen/Interscope, has signed their first group, Lo Pro. The band features former members of Ultraspank, including frontman Pete Murray and guitarist Neil Godfrey.

Dates for the Australian Soulfly tour with Hatebreed have been finalized:

12/6/02 The Arena - Brisbane
12/7/02 NSW Uni - Sydney
12/8/02 The Metro - Melbourne
12/10/02 Heaven - Adelaide
12/12/02 The Lookout - Perth

Kush, featuring members of Fear Factory (Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers), Deftones (Stephen Carpenter), and Cypress Hill (B-Real), are planning to release their debut album in early 2003. Check out a new mp3 of the track, "Unstable".


Slash's official fan site reports that Neurotica frontman Kelly Shaefer has been selected to sing for the new project featuring Guns N' Roses alumni Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum. Although Neurotica has parted ways with the WWE's Smackdown Records, Shaefer will remain with the band as they seek a new record deal.

Fred Durst revealed that Page Hamilton (ex-Helmet) and Brian "Head" Welch (Korn) have contributed to the writing and recording of the new Rick Rubin-produced Limp Bizkit album, Less Is More. It has yet to be confirmed, however, if these guest parts will make it to the final CD when it is released next spring.

Try to contain your enthusiasm, but in other Limp-related news, former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has announced that his new project, Eat The Day, is seeking a vocalist. Candidates can drop them a line at Tongueofcolicab@earthlink.net or check out their website for more info.

Tentative titles for the forthcoming new Machine Head album, for which 12 demos have been completed, include: "All Fall Down", "Left Unfinished", "Bite The Bullet", "Descend The Shades Of Night", "Pins And Needles", and "The Bandwagon".

Death By Stereo have just announced their European tour plans, rumored to include Boy Sets Fire as headliners:

11/11/02 London England - Mean Fiddler
11/12/02 Newport Wales - TJs
11/13/02 Glasgow Scotland - the Cathouse
11/14/02 Leeds England - the Cockpit
11/15/02 Manchester England - Hop & Grape
11/16/02 Nottingham England - Rock City
11/17/02 Portsmouth England - Wedgewood Room
11/18/02 Brighton England - Concorde 2
11/19/02 Kontich Belgium - Lintfabriek
11/20/02 Tilburg Netherlands - 013
11/23/02 Hannover Germany - Faust
11/24/02 Cologne Germany - Prime Club
11/25/02 Berlin Germany - Knaack
11/27/02 Leipzig Germany - Conne Island
11/28/02 Bochum Germany - Matrix
11/29/02 Schweinfurt Germany - Alter Stadtbahnhof
11/30/02 Lindau Germany - Club Vaudeville
12/01/02 Vienna Austria - Arena
12/02/02 Munich Germany - Backstage
12/03/02 Wil Switzerland - Remise
12/04/02 Basel Switzerland - Kaserne
12/05/02 Voghera Italy - Thunder Road
12/06/02 Ferrara Italy - Zoo Animal Sound
12/07/02 Ravenna Italy - Rock Planet
12/10/02 Bordeaux France - TBA
12/12/02 Barcelona Spain - KGB
12/13/02 Madrid Spain - Ritmo I Compas
12/14/02 Lisbon Portugal - TBA

Pitchshifter have revealed plans to record a live album from their performances on the last four UK shows of their current tour.

Dry Kill Logic have parted ways with their guitarist Scott Thompson, as well as their record label, Roadrunner Records. Jason Bozzi, formerly of Gargantua Soul, has been tapped to replace the vacant guitar spot.

Updated dates for the Blind Guardian tour with Symphony X are as follows:

11/16/02 Montreal, QC @ Medley
11/17/02 Toronto, ON - Big Bop
11/18/02 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
11/19/02 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
11/21/02 Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill
11/22/02 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
11/23/02 New York, NY - WWE: The World
11/26/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
11/28/02 Austin, TX - The Backroom
11/29/02 Houston, TX - Cardi's
11/30/02 Dallas, TX - Canyon Club
12/01/02 San Antonio, TX - Sin 13
12/03/02 St. Louis, MO - Pop's
12/05/02 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
12/06/02 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
12/07/02 Chicago, IL - The Metro
12/08/02 St. Paul, MN - The Lab
12/11/02 Seattle, WA - Graceland
12/13/02 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
12/14/02 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
12/15/02 W. Hollywood, CA - Key Club

Ministry's next studio effort, Animositisomnia, has finally been completed with an early 2003 release being eyed, out on Sanctuary Records.

It has been officially announced that Johan Lindstrand is back in The Crown as the new permanent vocalist.

Shadowkeep has been joined by Richie Wicks, former frontman for Tygers of Pan Tang and bassist for Angel Witch. Shadowkeep's new album, A Chaos Theory, will be out on November 26 in the US, and currently available now in Europe.

The reportedly "last-ever" Great White album, Thank You - Goodnight, will be on store shelves on November 19. The live album, featuring 13 tracks in all, was recorded on New Years Eve 2001, and includes two new tracks, "Play On" and "Back On The Rhythm".

Marilyn Manson has revealed in his latest online journal posting on his official site, that the first track from their upcoming studio effort has now been mixed. Commenting on the name, he states, "I'm not going to reveal the name, but it is an onomatopoeia and it actually means the same thing in every language. However, it has a specific slang definition that refers to a sexual maneuver I found interesting."


In addition to rejoining Slayer on their next studio album, drummer Dave Lombardo has potential plans to rejoin vocalist Mike Patton and his band Fantomas on their next studio album.

The Gathering will release their EP, Black Light District, in mid-October in Germany, elsewhere, shortly thereafter.

Bassist Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) has changed the name of his latest project from Cockstar to Motordog. The band also includes former Motley bandmate, vocalist John Corabi on guitar, drummer Kris Kohl (Adema) and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA Guns).

Halford, Testament, Exodus and Vio-Lence will join forces in Las Vegas at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on December 29th, 2002.

Mudvayne recently filmed a video for “Not Falling,” the first single off their forthcoming album, The End of all Things To Come, the latter which is scheduled for release on November 19th. The single will also be featured in the movie, Ghost Ship, which hits theaters on October 25th.

KNAC.COM’s Junkman reports the following news: “Hey, spoke with Loren Molinaire from Little Caesar… Following the departure of guitarist Apache, guitarist Chris Latham from the Druts has joined Little Caesar. The band will be playing the Key Club on November 7th [in Hollywood, CA] along with Y&T. Should be a SERIOUS dose of REAL ROCK!”

Marilyn Manson is finally set to release their DVD, Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government World Tour, on October 29th.

Guitarist Yogi (ex-Buckcherry) has joined the Jacob Dylan-fronted band The Wallflowers.

The Demon have just released their entire catalog of albums covering 22 years for the first time ever in the USA. More exact and complete info can be found at: www.the-demon.com.

December's first video, "Host," is now in rotation on the Much Music show, Uranium.

Type O Negative will not be doing their usual Halloween shows this October, as they are currently in the studio recording their next album, to be released early next year through Roadrunner.

Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation and Macabre have the following tour dates lined up so far:

11/07/02 New Haven, CT Toad's Pace
11/08/02 Manchester, NH Chantilees
11/09/02 Providence, RI Lupos
11/12/02 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/13/02 Reading, PA The Silo
11/15/02 Pittsburgh, PA Laga
11/16/02 Louisville, KY Tek World

Today Is The Day and Bloodlet have a series of forthcoming east coast US tour dates, beginning November 3rd. Exact dates and venues to be announced.

New York rocker Adam Bomb (a.k.a. Pink Gibson from Get Animal just got back from Finland where he guested on Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe's new solo album, titled Whatcha Want. He has also managed to cut a new solo album in Hawaii, titled Third World Roar, that is a concept album based on 9/11 (more info at adambomb.com). He also shot a video for one of the tracks that features footage he shot himself of an erupting volcano in Hawaii, complete with Marshall stacks in the background. Adam heads to Spain for some solo dates in November, and will then journey to the UK to record once again with former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Adam also plays on the new Hanoi Rocks album, tentatively titled 13 Shots On The Rocks, due out on October 21st.

Dio, King’s X and Hammerfall have a handful of confirmed gigs:

11/08/02 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/09/02 Seattle, WA Showbox
11/14/02 Universal City, CA Universal Amphitheatre
11/15/02 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
11/18/02 Phoenix, AZ The Mason Jar (King’s X only)
11/24/02 New Orleans, CA House of Blues
11/25/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/01/02 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Fates Warning -- consisting of Jim Matheos, Ray Adler, Mark Zonder and Joey Vera -- will release their DVD, A View From Here, on November 5th, 2002.

Saliva, Theory of a Deadman and Audiovent have the forthcoming tour dates confirmed (with more to be announced):

10/07/02 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
10/16/02 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
10/25/02 Miami, FL Bayfront Park
10/26/02 Ybor City, FL Downtown Ybor City

The Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set available for preorders! If you are concerned that the Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set will sell out before you can get your hands on one, fear not! The box set has been made available for preorder on www.metalblade.com in the store. The cost for the box set is $64.98 + shipping. This is definitely not a box set to miss out on. It is limited to 5,000 copies all numbered and includes 9 CDs and 1 DVD. Be sure to get yours before they’re gone!


Filter have cancelled all their forthcoming tour dates as vocalist Richard Patrick has checked himself into a rehab facility.

Danzig have found a replacement for drummer Joey Castillo (now Queens of the Stone Age) in Charlee X (ex-Halfcocked).

Vocalist Josh Todd (ex-Buckcherry) has a new band, Shotsfired, which will perform at the following gig:

10/22/02 Hollywood, CA The Whisky

The Rob Zombie-helmed Ramones Tribute Album, We’re a Happy Family, has been pushed back to release on December 24th . The first 100,000 copies will contain a bonus track, “Daytime Dilemma,” by Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).

Vocalist David Coverdale has announced that he plans on taking Whitesnake out on tour, possibly in February of 2003. Stay tuned for more info.

The remaining members of Drowning Pool have announced that they do plan to continue writing music, and will eventually replace their late vocalist, Dave Williams, according to Launch.com.

VH1’s special program, Graveside Groupies, hosted by bassist Nikki Sixx (Cockstar, Motley Crue), will air on October 26th and 31st.

Stone Sour, Chevelle and Sinch have a handful of tour dates lined up:

10/22/02 Dallas, TX Deep Ellum Live
10/23/02 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
10/24/02 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10/25/02 Tulsa, OK The Other Side
10/27/02 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/28/02 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

Drummer Dave Lombardo has confirmed to BW&BK that he will perform on the next Slayer studio album!

Alice Cooper’s Nightmare haunted house attraction is now open at the following location: 141 E. Jackson Street, at 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, near his restaurant. It is open on Wednesdays through Sundays through October 20th, and then nightly from October 21st through November 2nd, starting at 7 PM.

Glassjaw vocalist Daryl Palumbo was hospitalized in France recently due to an intestinal disorder, and therefore has caused the postponement of their next eight European gigs. As of now, it appears that the band will make those dates up in December, but their US gigs beginning October 16th will not be affected.

Arch Enemy are in the final stages of planning their forthcoming assault on the US, set for late October/early November. This leg will be mainly east coast dates. An itinerary will be announced shortly.

Dragpipe has some more gigs lined up:

10/05/02 Wallington, NJ The Wreck Room
10/11/02 Brooklyn, NY L’Amour
10/19/02 Myrtle Beach, SC Carolina Amph. (With Korn, Disturbed)
10/20/02 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/21/02 Boston, MA Bill’s Bar & Lounge
10/23/02 New York, NY CBGB's
10/25/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/26/02 Manchester, NH TBA
10/29/02 Rochester, NY Milestones
10/30/02 Philadelphia, PA The Fire


Superjoint Ritual has confirmed their entire trek for the month of October:

10/07/02 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
10/08/02 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
10/10/02 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/11/02 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill Nightclub
10/12/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/13/02 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/15/02 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
10/16/02 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
10/17/02 Toledo, OH Hard Hat Concert
10/19/02 Sauget, IL Pop's
10/20/02 Louisville, KY Tek World

Queens of the Stone Age will perform on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday, October 7th.

Rocktoberfest in Polk City, FL on October 19th at Fantasy of Flight has announced this years line-up:

David Lee Roth
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ace Frehley
Joan Jett
Vince Neil
Quiet Riot

The WB (Warner Bros. Television Network) has concocted their version of a reality show, Surreal World. The show will put “roommates” Vince Neil (Motley Crue) in a house along with such celebrities as rapper MC Hammer, Emmanuel Lewis (ex-Webster), Mindy Cohn (ex-Facts of Life), and Brande Roderick (ex-Baywatch), and will be taped around the clock. More details to come soon.

“An Evening With Joe Satriani” dates have been confirmed:

11/02/02 Concord, CA Chronicle Pavilion (Bone Bash III Festival)
11/21/02 Boise, ID The Big Easy
11/22/02 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
11/23/02 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24/02 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom
11/26/02 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
11/29/02 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
11/30/02 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
12/02/02 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues

If you’re planning to get your tickets to the forthcoming Guns N’ Roses show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 5th… you’re too late! The show sold out just shortly after they went on sale on Saturday.

Kreator and Destruction have canceled their gig in Pittsburgh, PA on October 14th. However, both bands will be conducting an in-store autograph session at Blue Meannie Records in El Cajon, CA on Thursday, October 3rd at 3:00 PM.

Alabama Thunderpussy has the following tour dates lined up:

10/08/02 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
10/09/02 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music & Records
10/10/02 Dallas, TX Club Clearview
10/11/02 San Antonio, TX Strutter's
10/12/02 Austin, TX Room 710
10/13/02 Oklahoma City, OK Green Door
10/15/02 Atlanta, GA 9 Lives Saloon
10/16/02 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero

Kiss has released the second series in their Kiss Kondom series: this one’s the “Studded Paul Kiss Condom,” which is available everywhere. Go snatch ‘em up!

King Crimson will be releasing their Sanctuary Records debut, Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With, on October 8th.

Check out Geoff Tate’s official web site to see pics of him at the Seahawks game, as well as download and MP3 and/or watch a video of him singing the “National Anthem” at the opening of the game.

Dog Fashion Disco has the following tour dates confirmed:

10/04/02 Herkimer, NY Brownies
10/05/02 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
10/20/02 Baltimore, MD The Depot
10/31/02 New York, NY Don Hill's
11/15/02 Philadelphia, PA Sedgewick Cultural Center
11/30/02 Youngstown, OH Nyabinghi Music Hall
12/08/02 West Springfield, VA Jaxx


It’s believed that the W.A.S.P./Engine tour has been officially called off after all, reportedly by vocalist Blackie Lawless, and Sanctuary Records and W.A.S.P. will issue an official statement later today.

Fu Manchu are set to enter the studio with producer/ engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (Man Made God, Echobrain) in October to begin mixing tracks for a forthcoming live album. The two disc, twenty song set, tentatively titled Go For It - Live, will feature material from the band's entire career. The group hopes to issue the album early next year, although there is no release date set yet. Fu Manchu are looking for a new label following the recent closing of long time home, Mammoth Records.

A Philadelphia radio station has received a “cease-and-desist” from playing Nirvana’s unreleased track, “You Know You’re Right” from not only Nirvana’s label, Universal/Geffen, but as well as from corporate legal at Sony/Epic on behalf of Pearl Jam, AND from Sony on behalf of Audioslave (Chris Cornell/Rage Against the Machine).

Down add the following gigs to their upcoming tour:

11/13/02 Cleveland, OH The Odeon
11/29/02 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/30/02 Denver, CO Ogden Theater

Jesse Damon (Silent Rage) has a new album out, The Hand That Rocks, which features the song "Everybody Needs Somebody," a brand new rock anthem co-written with Gene Simmons (KISS).

Noise Therapy will be performing songs from their newly released Redline Entertainment debut CD, Tension, including their first single “Get Up,” at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, October 17th. The CD was produced by Mike Plotnikoff (Kiss, Fear Factory), who was joined behind the controls by a team including keyboardist Igor (Yes), guitarist Mike Wanchic (John Mellencamp), and ‘manipulator’ Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory).

Nickelback are set to release their first-ever DVD, Live At Home, on October 29th through Roadrunner Records.

Symphony X has now been “officially” confirmed as the opening act on Blind Guardian’s forthcoming North American tour, which kicks off mid-November.

Vio-Lence will celebrate Halloween at the Pound SF in San Francisco, CA on October 31st.

And speaking of Halloween gigs, Danzig and Asesino -- which features Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory) and Tony Campos (Static-X) – have the following holiday shows lined up:

10/30/02 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (at Mandalay Bay)
10/31/02 San Bernardino, CA La Luna

Adema will release an enhanced EP, Insomniac's Dream, on October 22nd, which will include the track “Shattered,” which is their cover of the Alice in Chains song, “Nutshell” (from Jar of Flies.)

Bon Jovi’s forthcoming album, Bounce, which is supposed to be released on October 8th, may see a delay due to a lawsuit filed over anti-piracy technology in the record packaging. See Launch.com for the full story.

Vocalist Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) has been served with divorce papers citing ‘irreconcilable differences,’ after pleading guilty to domestic battery less than a year ago.

Bongzilla’s latest release, Gateway, is out now, and will continue to tour in support of the album throughout the end of the year with Today Is The Day.

Nonpoint and (hed)p.e. will tour together beginning in November, and may also include Taproot on the bill. Dates to be confirmed soon.

Vocalist Eddie Vedder has been keeping his pipes in shape, as he made appearances this week on stage in Chicago with both The Who and Bruce Springsteen at their respective concerts.


Jerry Cantrell will be reissuing Degradation Trip, but this time around he’s going to do it the way he originally intended to: as a double-disc release (Degradation Trip Volumes I & II) on November 19th through Roadrunner.

Brand New Sin are a non-stop touring machine, and have added a few more gigs (and apparently have “assloads more” in the works for October through the end of the year.) Confirmed dates are as follows:

10/05/02 Wantagh, NY Mulchay's ( with Skid Row)
10/11/02 Brooklyn, NY Lamour (with Dragpipe)
10/12/02 Elizabeth Center, NJ Rexplex ( with Shadows Fall)

Lemmy (Motorhead) will release his autobiography, White Line Fever, during various book signing in Europe while on tour with Anthrax, and will be officially released through Simon & Schuster in November.

Destruction has the following in-store autograph session lined up:

09/30/02 Downey, CA Dark Realm Records 3 – 4 PM

Nile, Napalm Death, Voivod, Strapping Young Lad and The Berzerker add more dates to their forthcoming tour early next year:

01/17/03 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
01/18/03 Austin, TX Backroom
01/19/03 Dallas, TX Canyon Club
01/21/03 Phoenix, AZ Bash on Ash
01/22/03 Hollywood, CA Key Club
01/23/03 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
01/30/03 Minneapolis, MN The Quest

Vocalist Dave Williams (Drowning Pool) was determined to have died from natural causes, as we reported yesterday. But to be even more specific, the Coroner in Virginia concluded from autopsy and toxicology reports that Williams’ death was cause by a heart condition, cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, in which the concentric left ventricular hypertrophy prevents blood flow from the left ventricle to the right, and the cause of this is unknown. The report also says nasal swabs showed no traces of cocaine and the drug was not found in his system.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed just completed the recording of Altered States of America, a special 100 song 3" CD for Relapse, and is scheduled for release in early 2003.

L.A. Guns will replace Cinderella (for reasons unknown) on the forthcoming UK “Monsters of Rock” Tour with headliner Alice Cooper, along with the Quireboys.

Alabama Thunderpussy have just completed the filming of a video for the track, “Motor-Ready” (from Staring at the Divine), and it will be released sometime in the near future.

Down will be playing two shows in Japan in December. Here is their itinerary:

12/12/02 Osaka, JPN, On Air Osaka
12/14/02 Chiba, JPN, Makuhari Event Hall (Beast Feast)

Murderdolls will be out in North Carolina this week following in Jack Osbournes footsteps – filming an episode of the WB’s Dawson’s Creek. The episode is scheduled to air around Halloween. In the mean time, the Murderdolls have the following in-store performance lined up:

09/29/02 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl

Slipknot’s forthcoming DVD, Disasterpieces, is due out in late November through Roadrunner. Apparently, for the filming of the live footage, the band members wore small cameras on their head to give their perspective of the audience. The DVD is scheduled to contain the following live footage:

"People = Shit"
"Left Behind"
"Get This"
"My Plague"
"The Heretic Anthem"
"Spit It Out"
"Wait and Bleed"

Slave To The System -- featuring Scott Rockenfield and Kelly Gray (Queensryche), Damon Johnson and Roman Glick (Brother Cane) and Scotty Heard (Sweaty Nipples) – have the following live performance lined up:

10/11/02 Nashville, TN Nashville New Music Conf., Downtown Ramada Inn

Dying Fetus are currently writing material for their forthcoming full-length album, Stop At nothing, to be released through Relapse in January 2003.

Ronnie James Dio has tapped Oliver Dawson Saxon -- consisting of original and ex-Saxon members Graham Oliver, Steve Dawson and Nigel Furham -- to open during his UK gigs. The confirmed dates so far are:

10/04/02 London, UK Astoria
10/05/02 Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun
10/06/02 Manchester, UK Academy
10/07/02 Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
10/09/02 Portsmouth, UK Pyramids

Neurosis has put the finishing touches on their first full length DVD for the album, A Sun That Never Sets, which is scheduled for a November release through Relapse.

In addendum to the previously posted Skinlab news, here’s more info on their forthcoming DVD shoot: “We're getting primed for the big DVD video shoot this weekend, Sat. September 28th, with our friends from Reality Check TV/Media (read more at realitychecktv.com) at the Pound SF in San Francisco! A reminder: Fans are encouraged to bring videocams to the show, and shoot away! When it's all said and done, send in those tapes (edited or unedited, preferably the former) for possible inclusion on the DVD, which is planned for release in early '03!!! Once again, the Address is: New Flesh Music Management, c/o Skinlab 3850 Geary Bl. SF, CA 94118. A vid for "Slave The Way" is being shot as well, and we're expecting the lovely Jagermeister Jagerettes to be a part of the festivities as well. This Special Event is being recorded for a LIVE CD as well, so be seen AND heard at the show!”


Vocalist Dave Williams (Drowning Pool) has been officially reported as dying from natural causes (heart failure) and not from alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose according to results of the toxicology test at the Coroner’s office.

Stone Sour’s vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root will make an appearance on Rockline Monday, September 30th at 8:30 PM PST.

Sammy Hagar will spend most of October celebrating his birthday. The first half of the month, Hagar’s due to be in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for his Mexican Meltdown/Birthday bash at his legendary Cabo Wabo Cantina. He will then be in Las Vegas, NV at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on October 19th for another bash, and then he will play a free show in the streets of San Francisco, CA on October 21st (details to come soon).

Drummer Brian Tichy (Ball, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) will not be able to tour with Billy Idol in Australia as planned (his wife is expecting twins in October), and has replaced himself with Joe Travers (Dweezil Zappa, Glenn Hughes).

Tommy Lee is scheduled to open up for Aerosmith throughout December, 2002. Details to be announced.

Even American Idol Kelly Clarkson’s new single couldn’t beat out Billboard album chart topper, Disturbed, who ranked #1 last week with their latest release, Believe (in terms of units sold).

Well, it’s offical now: Audioslave -- the Rage Against the Machine/Chris Cornell group – will indeed be releasing their self-titled debut album, produced by Rick Rubin, on November 19th through Epic Records. “Cochise” will be the first single off the album. The entire tracklisting is as follows:

01 Cochise
02 Show Me How To Live
03 Gasoline
04 What You Are
05 Like A Stone
06 Set It Off
07 Shadow Of The Sun
08 I Am The Highway
09 Exploder
10 Hypnotize
11 Bring Em Back Alive
12 Light My Way
13 Getaway Car
14 The Last Remaining Light

King’s X has been tapped to support Dio on their forthcoming tour, which will also include openers Hammerfall. The tour is scheduled to kick off in November.

According to Launch.com, Guns N' Roses tickets will start going on sale through Ticketmaster this Saturday, September 28th for the following shows:

11/18/02 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
12/02/02 Boston, MA Fleet Center
12/05/02 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
12/06/02 Philadelphia, PA First Union Center

Dirt, who’s previously-released debut album From Dirt We Come was produced by Dez Fafara (Coal Chamber), has been added to the forthcoming WASP/Engine/Alabama Thunderpussy tour. It appears that Stephen Pearcy has pulled out (his web site shows all his upcoming dates as “cancelled”), so presumably Dirt will fill that slot.

Drummer Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) will smacking skins with Montrose on a handful of tour dates. So far the following gigs are confirmed:

11/08/02 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
11/09/02 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
11/10/02 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick


Henry Rollins will make appearances on the following radio programs:

10/07/02 Loveline (Between 10 PM – 12 AM PST)
10/07/02 Rockline (Show begins at 8:30 PM PST)

Ted Nugent will be a guest on Rockline on Wednesday, September 25th.

Apparently the “unreleased” 1994 Nirvana song, “You Know You’re Right” was leaked out on a major Los Angeles radio station this week. No word yet if a cease-and-desist was ordered to the radio station.

Judas Priest will be taking a serious vacation following the completion of their world tour, and it appears that we may not hear too much on them until the release of their next studio album… in 2004.

The Cult's forthcoming DVD, Live Cult: Music Without Fear is set for release on November 5th, 2002 through Image Entertainment, and will contain the following live songs:

01. Intro
02. Rise
03. In the Clouds
04. Lil' Devil
05. Peace Dog
06. Take the Power
07. My Bridges Burn
08. Rain
09. Edie (Ciao Baby)
10. The Witch
11. Breathe
12. Fire Woman
13. Sweet Soul Sister
14. Wild Flower
15. She Sells Sanctuary
16. True Believers
17. War (The Process)
18. Love Removal Machine

Asesino -- which holds in its ranks bassist Tony Campos (Static-X), guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory) and drummer Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory) – will be releasing their debut album, Corridos De Muerte, on November 5th, 2002.

High On Fire have been tapped as openers by both Superjoint Ritual and Shadows Fall/Mushroomhead on their respective tours. High On Fire are supporting their release, Surrouded By Thieves on Relapse Records.

Tom Petty, Brian Setzer, Lenny Kravitz, and Rolling StonesMick Jagger and Keith Richards are among the scheduled celebrity guest voices on The Simpsons season premier (“Marge” sends “Homer” to a rock & roll fantasy camp), which airs on November 10th.

Otep will record their gig at Los Angeles’ Whiskey A Go Go on the Sunset Strip on September 30th at 9:45 PM. The content, specifically their tune “Jonestown Tea,” is slated to be used as a CD single (in the UK) from their first full-length album, Sevas Tra. It’s $10 at the door!

Skinlab is looking for live footage of their band from fans that they would like to include in their forthcoming DVD. You can mail your footage, along with your name, address, and age to:

New Flesh Music Management
c/o Skinlab
3850 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118


John Corabi (ex-Motley Crue) has joined the line up of Nikki Sixx’s new band, Cockstar, as second guitarist.

The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar will be on Hollywood Squares during the second week of October.

Courtney Love confirmed during her appearance on the Howard Stern radio morning show she has come to terms with the late Kurt Cobain’s band members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, on the release of the Nirvana album that Love claims will “be out by Christmas.”

Queens of the Stone Age will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, October 7th.

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Korn, Kid Rock, Incubus and The Who are among those who have contributed their artistry or signatures on decorative masks which are up for auction to benefit the Hospice of Michigan. Click here for more info.

In case you were wondering and have heard rumors, Black Label Society’s drum tech – NOT drummer Craig Nunenmacher (ex-Crowbar) – broke his leg recently at a gig in Portland. Shows will continue as planned.

Nile, Napalm Death, Voivod, Strapping Young Lad and The Berserker will join forces and kick off a tour beginning in January 2003 in the US. Dates and venues to be announced soon.

The Haunted are currently in Studio Fredman, Gothenburg working on their next album. During the recording process a film crew will be on hand to document the scenes as the album comes together and provide an exclusive behind the scenes look at the way The Haunted's new record is put together. This footage will be used as part of the band's forthcoming DVD release, and they want you to be involved. Simply mail in a question you would like to ask the band -- around 20 questions will be selected from those received -- and The Haunted will provide the answer exclusively on the DVD, giving you a personal insight into the inner workings of the band. Everyone who has a question used will be credited on the eventual release, officially marking your participation. Your questions answered direct! Email your question to: thehaunted@earache.com. Please remember to leave your name.

Joe Satriani will be doing a special autograph session at the HMV (TST Shop) in Hong Kong on October 11th at 6:30 PM.

Dark Angel has a handful of gigs lined up in December:

12/02/02 Phoenix, AZ Mason Jar
12/04/02 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
12/05/02 Hollywood, CA Troubadour
12/06/02 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
12/07/02 San Francisco, CA The Pound
12/09/02 Portland, OR Ash Street Saloon
12/10/02 Seattle, WA Graceland

Guitarist Acey Slade (ex-Dope) will officially replace Tripp Eisen in the Murderdolls, as Eisen will fully commit to Static-X.

Blabbermouth.net reports the following information: Guns N' Roses will be performing at FleetCenter in Boston, MA on either Thursday, November 7th or Tuesday, November 26th, according to two Massachusetts-area radio stations who have announced the conflicting dates via their official web sites. Although they can't seem to agree on the exact date for the concert itself… both reporting that tickets for GNR's Boston concert will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. It is believed that Guns N' Roses will play Boston as part of a 40-plus date North American tour, which is rumored to have a kick-off date in late October.

Nevermore and openers Lamb of God will be performing at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, October 29th, 2002.

Germany’s Skew Siskin will be joining the Motorhead/Anthrax tour for the following dates:

10/13/02 Manchester, UK Apollo
10/14/02 Glasgow, SCO Clyde Auditorium
10/15/02 Birmingham, UK NIA Academy
10/17/02 Newport, UK Newport Centre
10/18/02 TBA, TBA
10/19/02 London, UK Wembley Arena

And speaking of Motorhead, they will appear on the forthcoming Beast Feast festival in Tokyo, Japan, which runs on December 14th and 15th, as well as Slayer, Down, Soulfly, Hatebreed and Arch Enemy.

Testament will be the headlining act on Billy Steel's Metal Zone Side-Stage at Bone Bash III, featuring Journey, Joe Satriani, Y&T and Montrose, on Saturday, November 2nd at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, CA. This will be Testament's first performance in two years.

Before Danzig hits Europe, they have a couple of US Halloween dates scheduled:

10/30/02 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10/31/02 San Bernardino, CA La Luna

Vocalist Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) will be leading a charity ride for the March of Dimes, "Bikers for Babies," in Richmond, VA on October 12th at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Registration is from 8:30 am – 10, and the fee is $25 for bikers, $10 for pedestrians, plus any donations. For more info, call: 804-968-4120.

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