Pure Rock Newswire 08/14/03

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 @ 1:00 PM

A Summary Of News, Rumors And

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Zakk Wylde has a couple more in-store autograph sessions lined up:

08/20/03 Westminster, MD Record & Tape Traders @ 6PM
08/25/03 Duluth, GA Atlanta Best Buy @ 5PM

The Crown are slated to release their latest effort, Possessed 13, as a special limited-edition double-CD digipak, which will include bonus demos, on October 20th.

Gene Simmons has a handful of in-store autograph sessions to promote his latest book, “Sex Money Kiss”:

08/16/03 Taylor, MI Borders Books and Music @ 2PM
08/22/03 Monroeville, PA Border Books and Music @ 2PM
08/28/03 Cambridge, MA Borders Books and Music @ 7PM
09/04/03 Cleveland, OH Borders Books and Music @ 7PM
09/13/03 Del Ray, FL Books-A-Million @ 2PM
09/16/03 Atlanta, GA Books-A-Million @ TBA
09/24/03 Nashville, TN Borders Books and Music @ 7PM

Bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message at Motley.com: “[Brides of Destruction] album will be mixed by Steve Thompson. Album will have [drummer] Scot Coogan [ex-Paul Gilbert] on 5 tracks and [drummer] Kris Kohls [Adema] on 5 tracks. Album will have [John] Corabi on whole album on 2nd guitar. Album will be out this year in Japan and licensed around the world after. I have too many things going on to tour unless album takes off. Love the band, love the music. Onto Motley… Speak to Tommy [Lee] , Vince [Neil] and Mick [Mars] daily... God bless rock n roll… SIXX.”

The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Brian Eschbach gives the following update: "We pulled off the Soilent Green tour because Dave [Lock] (bass player) quit the band. We're currently practicing with our new bassist Joe Boccuto (Set Ablaze). The rumors about us breaking up are definitely not true... there are just some changes being made. We'll be hitting the road again on the 25th to join Arch Enemy on the ‘Anthems of Rebellion’ tour. We apologize for all of the cancelled shows on the Soilent Green tour. Make sure to check us out with Arch Enemy and Hate Eternal!"

The soundtrack for the movie Underworld, out in theaters on September 19th, has been produced by Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails), who produced such soundtracks as Lost Highway and Natural Born Killers. The album will feature exclusive and remixed tracks, and will feature the following artists: Manyard James Keenan and Josh Freese (Perfect Circle), Wes Borland (ex-Limp Bizkit), David Bowie, John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Skinny Puppy, Dillinger Escape Plan, TRUSTcompany and Finch, along with Lohner. The album is slated to release on September 2nd, 2003. For more info, check out Lakeshore Records.


From Metal Blade Records: The Black Dahlia Murder had to pull off the Soilent Green tour due to personal reasons. [There have been] some rumors that the band split up but The Black Dahlia Murder has NOT broken up! More information soon to follow.

It's official! Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to run for Governor of California. According to AP News, "The politicians are fiddling, fumbling and failing," Schwarzengger said. "The man that is failing the people more than anyone is [current Governor] Gray Davis. He is failing them terribly, and this is why he needs to be recalled and this is why I am going to run for governor." Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein will not run, defining the election as "more and more like a carnival every day." The election is scheduled to take place on October 7th, 2003.


First Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Faster Pussycat’s Brent Muscat… now T.S.O.L. vocalist Jack Grisham has decided to run for governor of California! Check out AlternativeTentaclesRecords for the full story.

Austin, Texas’ Broken Teeth -- featuring vocalist Jason McMaster (ex-Dangerous Toys), guitarist Paul Lidel (ex-Dangerous Toys, ex-Dirty Looks), guitarist Jared Tuten (ex-Pariah), bassist Brett McCormick and drummer Bruce Rivers -- have lined up a string of gigs in support of their sophomore release, Guilty Pleasures. Confirmed dates so far include:

08/05/03 Austin, TX Red Eyed Fly
08/07/03 Niles, MI The Whitehouse *
08/08/03 Niles, MI The Whitehouse *
08/09/03 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub (w/ Brand New Sin) *
08/10/03 Milwaukee, WI Vnuks Lounge
08/14/03 Austin, TX Red Eyed Fly
08/15/03 Dallas, TX The Underworld
08/23/03 Austin, TX Backroom (The Edge Magazine party)
08/29/03 Tyler, TX Clicks *
08/30/03 New Orleans, LA Howlin’ Wolf *
09/19/03 Houston, TX 19th Hole
09/20/03 Baton Rouge, LA Clicks *
10/04/03 Spicewood, TX Moon River
10/17/03 Austin, TX Backroom

(* dates with Lillian Axe)

Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses flick will be available on DVD on August 12th through Lion’s Gate. The DVD will include bonus content such as a commentary with Rob Zombie, trailers, screen tests, etc.

Living Colour will finally release a new studio album, titled Collidescope. The CD is slated for release on September 22nd through Mayan/Sanctuary.

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto and his band have been scheduled to play for the Freddie Mercury Birthday Party, to be held on September 13th at Imperial College in London, UK. This show is for Queen fan club members only. However, Soto and his band will perform a warm-up show in Studio City, CA on September 6th at Platinum Live, where they will play 2 ½ hours of nothing but Queen music. For more info, check out JeffScottSoto.com.

This year’s 10th annual KISS Detroit Expo is to be held on August 10th, 2003 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Romulus, MI. For more info, click here.


Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn – who was infamous for his riffs in the song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” -- died of cardiac arrest Friday, July 25th at age 52.

This week on Uranium, which airs at 7pm EST and repeats at 12am EST, Monday to Friday:

Mon: Superjoint Ritual
Tue: Korn
Wed: Disturbed
Thu: Haste
Fri: Voivod

Mastadon, in support of their latest effort Remission, will tour with Clutch starting August 29th through September 14th. Check out Relapse Records for all Mastadon tour dates!

Tribe of Judah vocalist Gary Cherone will take on the role of “Jesus” in a summer production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is scheduled to run from August 12th through August 24th at the Barn Theater in Augusta, MI. Check out TOJonline.com for more details.

Fred Durst cut Limp Bizkit’s set short last week at their gig at the Hawthorne Racetrack in Chicago, IL. During their set on Metallica’s ‘Summer Sanitarium’ tour, the vocalist dodged numerous flying objects and a flurry of “boo’s” from the crowd. After exchanging vulgar barbs with the audience, the singer walked off the stage after only six songs. A the following show in Minneapolis, they found a more receptive audience.

Suicidal Tendencies vocalist Mike Muir gets discovered by the Discovery Channel! Muir has begun filming an episode of Discovery’s Monster House in which they will transform his place in some crazy way. The episode is slated to run sometime during the week of Halloween. Check out SuicidalTendencies.com or dsc.discovery.com for actual airtime and date.

Paul Di’Anno, Iron Maiden’s original vocalist, will release his first-ever DVD titled The Beast in the East. For track listing and full details, check out PaulDianno.com.

Ween will be releasing a new studio album titled Quebec on August 5th through Sanctuary. The just kicked off a US tour, and plan on touring extensively, as well as making TV appearances and doing various webcasts. For more info, check out Ween.com.

Pissing Razors prepare to release their latest studio album Revolution, through Spitfire on September 23rd in the US. Pissing Razors now consists of drummer Eddie Garcia and bassist Rick Vallez, and newest members, guitarist Matt Difabio (Single Bullet Theory) and vocalist Andre Acosta, local in the El Paso, TX music scene.

Marilyn Manson will keep right on touring after Ozzfest is finished. They will head over to Australia for several gigs, then Japan and then to Europe. There are also a couple of off-dates during Ozzfest, so be sure to check out MarilynManson.com.

Monster Magnet have found a new home with SPV/Steamhammer. No word on any new material just yet, but they do have several festival dates lined up:

08/28/03 Wiessen, AUT Two Days A Week Festival
08/30/03 Piramasenes, GER Rock im Wald Festival
08/31/03 Weeze, GER Terremoto Festival

SPV also announces the release of the Wacken Festival on DVD. The DVD will encompass such bands as Motorhead, Grave Digger, Doro Pesch, Rage, Saxon and Hammerfall. Check out SPV.de for more details.

Soilent Green have will be rocking around the East coast and South East during the month of August. The Black Murder Dahlia will be joining them on the road, as opposed to Cephalic Carnage who were originally slated for the gig. For the tour dates, check out SoilentGreen.net and get all the details. In other news, the band plans to re-record and re-release their 1994 album titled Pussysoul.


Brand New Sin, who have been confirmed to support Life of Agony on their August 3rd date in Old Bridge, NJ, have been forced to cancel their gigs in Minneapolis on July 31st and N. Dakota on August 2nd. Here are the rest of their tour dates:

08/03/03 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill Nite Club
08/05/03 Appleton, WI Ryan’s Ballroom
08/07/03 Flint, MI Machine Shop
08/08/03 Detroit, MI. Token Lounge
08/09/03 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub
08/13/03Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (Chord Party)

Fireball Ministry will perform live at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on August 5th, 2003. Their album, The Second Great Awakening, will be released on October 7th through Nuclear Blast Records.

From USAToday.com: The Recording Industry Association of America has filed more than 871 federal subpoenas against computer users suspected of illegally trading music files over the Internet, and it plans to file several hundred lawsuits during the next eight weeks. Artists with songs being illegally traded included Avril Lavigne, Snoop Dogg and Michael Jackson. In response, a group called Boycott-RIAA plans phone campaigns and local protests August 1st and 2nd. Meanwhile, new versions of Kazaa K++ and Kazaa Lite software claim to block RIAA from accessing users information.

Ozzy Osbourne and family have inked a deal with MTV for 20 more episodes of The Osbournes, which will begin airing sometime early next year.

Tommy Lee will be featured in a new ad campaign for Buy.com, for a service that will compete with Apple’s iTunes.

Led Zeppelin tribute band Hammer of the Gods will appear at the Montreal Jazz Festival on November 7th. Hammer of the Gods features: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (ex-Racer X, ex-Mr. Big), Dave LaRue (ex-Dixie Dregs) and Daniel Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation). There is a possibility of a public “warm up” gig prior to the event.

Dream Theater’s James Labrie is scheduled to make a guest appearance in NYC at the Lamb’s Theater for Berg Off-Broadway on August 11th. For more details, check out DreamTheater.net.

Great White has the following gigs forthcoming:

07/31/03 Omaha, NE Anchor Inn
08/01/03 Sioux City, IA Lewis Bowl
08/02/03 Jane, MO Hots
08/07/03 Sturgis, SD Black Hills Speedway
08/08/03 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
08/09/03 Cedar Rapids, IA Cabo Sports Bar
08/10/03 Merrionette Park, IL Bourbon Street
08/15/03 Ogema, MN Shooting Star Casino
08/22/03 Russel, KS Plains Amphitheatre
08/23/03 Kearney, NE Kearney Nebraska Fairgrounds
09/05/03 Springfield, VA Jaxx
09/20/03 Havre, MT Ice Dome

Rob Zombie’s latest project, Spookshow International magazine, is set to hit comic stores this Halloween.

Black Label Society are slated to release a live DVD titled Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned on August 12th. More details to come soon…

Helloween, Jag Panzer and Beyond the Embrace have the following shows lined up this fall:

10/01/03 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/03/03 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
10/04/03 Hollywood, CA The Key Club
10/06/03 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
10/08/03 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
10/10/03 Toronto, ON The Opera House
10/11/03 Montreal, QC Medley
10/12/03 New York, NY B.B. King’s Blues Club
10/13/03 Springfield, VA Jaxx

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