Monday, November 10, 2003 @ 5:25 AM
A Summary Of News, Rumors And
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News from the Editor's Desk...
Tesla’s long-awaited studio album, Into the Now is completed and scheduled for release in February, 2004 through Sanctuary Records.
Marilyn Manson will make an appearance on the Sharon Osbourne Show on November 14th. Check out SharonOsbourne.com for more info.
Alice Cooper will be featured on Rockline November 12th. Check out RocklineRadio.com for times. Also, Cooper will be hosting a four-hour radio special Thanksgiving weekend, November 27th – 30th. Check out Premiere Radio for details, as it will be carried on over 100 stations.
Zakk Wylde & Co. will be headed to the studio beginning November 19th to begin recording the next Black Label Society album. Stay tuned for details.
Doro Pesch will be celebrating her 20th anniversary in Düsseldorf, Germany at Philipshalle. On hand to join the celebration will be Lemmy of Motörhead, Saxon, Blaze Bailey, Jon Oliva of Savatage, Udo Dirkschneider and the guys of Accept as well as others. Check out www.metaltix.de or www.philipshalle.de for more info.
Sevendust and Staind have the following gigs lined up:
11/11/03 Spokane, WA Convention Center
11/13/03 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
11/15/03 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
11/18/03 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkens Auditorium
11/19/03 Mankato, MN Midwest Wireless Civic Center
11/20/03 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/21/03 Detroit, MI State Theatre
11/22/03 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena [Post Hawks Vs. Cavaliers Game Acoustic Set]
Soilwork announce new drummer, Richard Evensand, to replace Henry Ranta.
Zeke has a handful of gigs lined up on the West Coast. Confimed dates include:
11/20/03 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
11/21/03 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/22/03 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
11/23/03 San Francisco, CA The Pound
11/28/03 Seattle, WA Graceland
12/05/03 Tacoma, WA Hell's Kitchen
12/06/03 Bellingham, WA The Factory
12/31/03 Denver, CO Larimar Lounge
News from the Editor's Desk...
In the spirit of Halloween, Alice Cooper will be hosting Rats, Bats and Bugs on the History Channel. Check out HistoryChannel.com for air times.
Nashville Pussy's new DVD, Keep on Fucking In Paris, will be released on November 25th, 2003. The video will be presented in 4:3 full-frame and the disc will carry a Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) soundtrack. The tracklisting includes: Say Something Nasty, Struttin’ Cock, Piece of Ass, She’s Got the Drugs, The Bitch Just Kicked Me Out, You Give Drugs a Bad Name, Shoot First and Run Like Hell, Go To Hell, Let’s Ride, High As Hell, Gonna Hitchhike Down to Cincinnati and Kick the Shit Outta Your Drunk Daddy, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Shot Down in Flames, Age of Pamparius and Go Mother Fucker Go. Extras include a potentially amusing sing-a-long option, a bonus video, a slide show and the lyrics. The suggested retail price is $19.95.
Rage Against the Machine’s Live at the Grand Auditorium CD and DVD are set to be released on November 25th and December 9th, respectively. “After watching both the Olympic Grand Auditorium and the Democratic National Convention concert footage, I can think of no other moments in all of our 10 years as a band that captured the intensity and the intent of Rage Against the Machine. These moments belong to our fans as much as they belong to history,” vocalist Zack de la Rocha commented. De la Rocha’s solo album is expected to be released in early 2004.
Apparently, ex-Great White drummer Audie Desbrow just lost his home to the fires that are currently raging in Los Angeles, San Bernadino and San Diego counties…
The ‘Pure Hatred’ Tour, featuring Chimaira, Soilwork, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through will kick off on November 18th. Exact dates and venues to be announced shortly.
Fu Manchu are busy working on their next effort. In the meantime, they will be announcing small tours. They will also be releasing a few new songs this year in the form of a limited edition 2-song 7 inch and a limited edition 3-song CD, which will include “So Far Behind” and “Something Beyond.”
Metallica have a string of ‘Big Day Out’ dates Down Under in the new year:
01/16/03 Auckland, New Zealand, Ericsson Stadium
01/18/03 Gold Coast, AUS Parklands
01/23/03 Sydney, AUS Showgrounds
01/26/03 Melbourne, AUS RAS Showground
01/30/03 Adelaide, AUS Royal Showground
02/01/03 Perth, AUSClaremont Showground
Geffen Records has released Guns N’ Roses’ 1998’s Welcome to the Videos, as well as 1992’s Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II World Tour 1992 in Tokyo home videos for the first time on DVD. No bonus material has been included.
Apparently, Mr. Marketing himself, Gene Simmons, is in China to discuss a Chinese theme park proposal… Details to come soon.
Despite recently being detained at the Canadian border, Deicide will continue about their tour with Hate Eternal, Krisiun and Cattle Decapitation. Check out Earache.com for their full tour itinerary.
Canadian heavy metal rockers Helix will license tracks from their upcoming CD release Rockin' In My Outer Space for new season episodes of Alliance-Atlantis hit comedy TV series Trailer Park Boys. Trailer creator/director Mike Clattenburg will also feature Helix lead singer Brian Vollmer in a separately filmed promo segment to be added onto the next Trailer Park Boys DVD release. Gearing up for their 2004 Helix: 30th Anniversary celebrations, Helix played a special concert Thursday October 9th at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto, showcasing their classic heavy metal music from the 1970's and beyond.
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American drum manufacturer, Drum Workshop, will bring together some of America's most talented drummers for Drum Day 2003, a celebration of drumming. The line-up includes performances by Brain with Giant Robot, international drumming sensation Marco Minnemann, up-and-coming R&B/Funk specialist Tony Royster, Jr., along with an old school punk tribute by D.H. Peligro (Dead Kennedys), Charlie Quintana (Social Distortion) and Andy Granelli (The Distillers). Hosted by Los Angeles drumming favorites John “Vatos” Hernandez (Oingo Boingo) and Zoro (Bobby Brown, Lenny Kravitz), proceeds from the show will benefit the International House of Blues Foundation, an organization that strives to promote cultural understanding and creativity through music and art.
Admission tickets for Drum Day 2003 (Saturday, October 25, 2003 at the House of Blues located at
1530 S. Disneyland Dr. in
are available for purchase for $25 at the House Of Blues box office, TicketMaster and participating Southern California DW dealers.
Posted on the official site of Suicidal Tendencies:
"What up Cycos and Cycettes? We've been getting alot of emails in the last couple of days with more questions about updates etc. The band and friends have been working on several projects, sorting out various opportunities, and trying to deal with various logistic problems and now it's all rolling forward. There'll probably be several updates every week and often one a day. Although we try not to post things that are tentative, unfortunately some things just change...or as they say, 'shit happens'. :) We're gonna forward all the info on new CDs from the various affiliated groups on Suicidal Records and BHG Musick as things get finalized. We'll be posting updates on the band's new STudio...we're working on it now and it will be used to record the new Infectious [Grooves] ...and we're gonna film the whole process and hopefully add the DVD to the CD package. There will be more updates about the Eastpak Resistance tour and special gatherings we plan to set up. That and a whole lot more. We're calling 2004 The Year of the Cycos and with releases by Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko, and several other bands, I think you'll know why too."
Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil is again hosting the Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament, however this year it moves from Malibu, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. "You are not going to want to miss a minute of this," Neil, a Las Vegas resident, told the Las Vegas Sun.
In 1995 Neil lost his daughter, Skylar, to stomach cancer. Since then, he said, "I have endeavored to do everything I can to help raise awareness and much-needed funding for children's illnesses."
Funds raised at the various events go primarily toward the Lili Claire Foundation and the T.J. Martell Fund.
Billboard.com reports that KISS and Aerosmith are preparing separate arena tours for next year. The bands have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek is now slated to end on December 20th in Fresno, California. Several major markets will be revisited, including Boston, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.
The joint headlining tour has played to 85% capacity and grossed more than $31.5 million, according to figures for 24 shows submitted to Billboard Box Score.
Blabbermouth.net is reporting that Morbid Angel will join the upcoming Superjoint Ritual North American tour as main support beginning on November 3rd in State College, Pennsylvania. Devildriver, the new band fronted by former Coal Chamber singer Dez Fafara, are expected to fill the opening slot on the entire trek, which is slated to kick off on October 16th in Columbus, Ohio. There is no word yet on who will occupy the middle slot on the tour prior to November 3rd. Sepultura, who were previously announced as the main-support act on the tour, have now officially pulled off the trek. No reason was given for their cancellation.
Superjoint Ritual tour dates:
Oct. 16 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa
Oct. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Oct. 18 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
Oct. 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
Oct. 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 23 - Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis 160
Oct. 25 - Milwaukee Wisconsin @ The Rave
Oct. 26 - Clearlake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
Nov. 03 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
Nov. 04 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
Nov. 05 – Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak
Nov. 07 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 08 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theater
Nov. 11 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Nov. 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Nov. 14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall*
Nov. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
* New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Festival
Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain will appear in Hempstead District Court in New York next month to face third-degree assault charges stemming from when
Nicko intentionally ran his car into a parking-lot attendant before an Iron Maiden concert in July.
Kerrang! is reporting that
Napster, the infamous file-sharing service, will relaunched after two years of inactivity on October 29th.
Now, Napster users will not be able to download for music for free, but get new music for a nominal fee, like iTunes, BuyMusic, eMusic and MusicNet.
For a $9.95 (£6) monthly fee, computer users can stream and download an unlimited amount of songs and gain access to 40 online radio stations, message boards and other people's music collections, among other features.
A party to celebrate the launch of Napster 2.0 is scheduled for October 29th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Dashboard Confessional and Interpol are expected to perform.
Vancouver Sun is reporting that at least two Vancouver Police officers appeared to use "unnecessary and excessive" force during the Guns n' Roses riot last fall, the police complaint commissioner said.
Reunited Tampa death metallers Brutality have worked out their differences with Poland's Still Dead Productions and are scheduled to enter the studio during October and November to record their new album for a 2004 release.
Michael Starr from the New York Post reports that Jack Black is making his desire to star in the big-screen Ozzy Osbourne biopic well known. "He's been a huge influence on me," Black told Ozzy 's wife, Sharon , on the Sharon Osbourne Show.
Billboard.com is reporting that Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming best-of release, Thank You, will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track best of CD, which is due on November 11th, will be available with and without the DVD. .
Slayer's long-awaited four-disc box set, Soundtrack To The Apocalypse will finally be released on November 25th.
The Smoking Gun reports that Limp Bizkit were sued October 8th in Chicago by 172 concertgoers who claim they were ripped off when the group ended a July performance after only 17 minutes.
Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten is adapting his classic autobiography for the big screen according to NME.com .
Rotten is reportedly working on the project with director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World , The Decline Of Western Civilization), and production company Panacea Entertainment .
News from the Editor's Desk...
A Perfect Circle will tour in support of their latest album, Thirteenth Step, which is now available. The initial dates so far include:
10/31/03 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
11/01/03 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
11/02/03 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
11/04/03 Pensacola, FL Bay Front Auditorium
11/05/03 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium
11/07/03 Tampa, FL USF Sundome
11/08/03 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
11/09/03 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre
11/11/03 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
11/13/03 Knoxville, TN Coliseum
11/14/03 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum
11/15/03 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Dream Theater are tentatively scheduled to release their next CD, Train Of Thought on November 11th. They will kick off their world tour in Manchester, England on January 16th, 2004.
Sevendust are ready to release their latest effort, Seasons, on October 7th through TVT Records. Beginning October 3rd, you can check out the album on Peavey Electronics’ web site. Peavey sponsors bassist Vince Hornsby. Sevendust are currently touring with Staind to support the album. Click here for the tour dates.
Life of Agony will release The River Runs Again – Live 2003 on October 20th through SPV Records. It features the original line-up in the first performance together in over six years. The 2-disc CD was recorded at their reunion shows at Irving Plaza in NYC earlier this year in January. It will contain 3 bonus tracks, as well as a bonus DVD with lots of extras.
Century Family Inc. (Century Media Records) has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings. During Olympic’s decade of existence, the label has released such marquee acts as Immolation, Behemoth and Vital Remains, as well as current up-and-comers Diabolic, Divine Empire, Fleshgrind and Unholy Ghost. They were also responsible for launching the career of Soil.
Mushroomhead’s latest effort, XIII is slated for release on October 14th through Republic/Universal. The album will contain a guest appearance by Meshuggah vocalist Jens Kidman.
Linkin Park have been cleared to perform in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 15th, but they have a few strict rules to adhere to, as per the country’s Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism:
1.) Male artists must cover their bodies from the chest to the knees,
2.) The artist is strictly forbidden from displaying rough, raunchy actions which conflict with pure values, such as leaping around, screaming or throwing something from the stage to the audience,
3.) Artists are forbidden from making sexually provocative gestures or speech, including dance moves, kissing the crowd or similar acts among themselves, and
4.) Artists are prohibited from wearing clothes or body accessories considered obscene, linked to drugs or other negative elements.
Korn, Marliyn Manson and Mudvayne have a couple of gigs lined up in Mexico:
11/05/03 Monterrey Nueva Leon, MEX Auditorio Coca-Cola
11/07/03 Mexico City, MEX Mexico Foro Sol/Autodromo Hermanos
Quiet Riot's website has a simple statement: "To our fans: Thank
you for 20 years of Rock and Roll. Goodbye".
Metal-Sludge.com got an email from drummer Frankie Banali which
stated "To be honest with you, I am
Kevin's friend and will always be his friend. I don't want to get on the
"he said" "you said" roller coaster that is always generated in these types of
situations which are all so common with bands. It's pointless, it serves no
one. The fact remains that the Quiet Riot which included all original Metal
Health era members Kevin DuBrow, Rudy Sarzo, Carlos
Cavazo and myself has ceased to exist. This lineup was the most successful
one during the early 80's and during the latter part of the 90's to date and we
had a great and lengthy run.". The club that band was supposed to play in
Nile MI was reported to have said in a statement "The Quiet Riot show has been
canceled. Believe it or not they flew into Flint to play and the singer did not
show up and they broke up and flew back to LA. Canceling 25 shows. This is not
a joke." Stay tuned for more details.
Judas Priest's official
website (www.judaspriest.com) has announced the Sony DVD release of Electric
Eye. The DVD will feature all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert
(which was the Priest...Live! recording during the Fuel for Life
tour) and 7 rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and
photos. Release date is Nov. 17, 2003.
The "Blackest of the Black" tour featuring Danzig , Super
Joint Ritual, Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Devildriver
has postponed its US leg of the tour due to the sudden and unexpected departure
of booking agent Jamie Adler from the Agency Group. The US Tour
for fell into a shambles and unfortunately could not be put back together in
time to be salvaged. It will be not be stopped, it will be rescheduled. .
The Associated Press has stated that the judge in Chicago has
dismissed a $2 million lawsuit filed by four fans against Creed. The
suit accused singer Scott Stapp of appearing too intoxicated to perform
well in Chicago last December. One of the fans that brought the suit and thier
attorney stated this is not the end of the ordeal.
Kerrang! is reporting Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale
is to appear in Constantine, the big screen adaptation of the DC-Vertigo
comic book Hellblazer. Rossdale plays Balthazar in the film, which also
stars Keanu Reeves in the lead role of John Constantine, who uses the
occult to battle evil forces.
According to the Internet Movie Database, former KISS
guitarist Ace Frehley will be in the upcoming movie Remedy as an
actor and as the music composer. The film was written by Nicholas Reiner
and directed by Christian Maelen. It's tentatively due in 2004. No
further information is available at this time.
Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst seems to have a new victim to
stalk - Halle Berry. He confessed to MTV.com that he has a
"special friend" that he has a bond with "like I've never bonded with anyone".
Meanwhile, Berry's rep has said that Berry is still happily married to her
husband Eric Benet.
Anthrax have announced more dates as part of the fall leg of
their We've Come For You All North American tour. Confirmed dates are as
10/10/03 Montreal, QUE Le Spectrum
10/11/03 Quebec City, QUE Salle de la Canardière
10/12/03 Bangor, ME Russell's
10/14/03 Buffalo, NY The Continental
10/15/03 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
10/17/03 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill
10/18/03 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/19/03 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10/20/03 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/22/03 Fayetteville, NC Jester's Pub
10/24/03 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
10/25/03 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/26/03 Clearwater, FL Greenbacks
10/28/03 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
10/29/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
10/31/03 Hato Rey, PR Ampiteatro Tito Puente
In more Anthrax news, they will be shooting a video for the track
What Doesn't Die in early November with director Brian
website is stating that according to drummer Craig
Nielsen, the forthcoming Flotsam and Jetsam live DVD is mixed
and ready to be sent to the label (Cleopatra) which will happen this week. It
sounds fucking great. And we leave tomorrow (Sunday) for California to film and
track the Metallica tribute DVD on Cleopatra. We were originally
scheduled to do it in July, but opted to do it now so we could give it the
proper Flots treatment." As previously reported, Flotsam and Jetsam are
headlining the Dwell in Darkness in Phoenix, Arizona at Minder Binders in
Korn have set a November 18th release date through Epic
Records for their sixth album, Take a Look in the Mirror. The album's
first single, "Right Now," is due in U.S. radio stations in early October.
Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate has told
MySanAntonio.com that he is working on the material for his second solo
album, due by the end of 2004. Queensrÿche will also be on the syndicated
radio program Rockline on October 15th.
Seven Witches has been confirmed to open for Overkill
on their European tour in November.
The studio in Madison, Wisconsin where Nirvana recorded part
of Nevermind was demolished two weeks ago when a 10-ton a backhoe
crashed into it.
Devildriver has posted on their website that they will be
teaming up with Superjoint Ritual and Sepultura for a North
American tour beginning around October 16 and concluding in early December.
The release date for Slayers forthcoming box set,
Soundtrack To The Apocalypse, has been pushed back to a November 18th
release date through American/Island/Def Jam.