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THE DARKNESS: New Album Update

According to a report on Xfm Online, THE DARKNESS have now left the Welsh studio they were based in for the past few months recording their new album and have moved to a London studio to complete guitarist Dan Hawkins' guitar parts and singer Justin Hawkins' vocals. As for indications of what the ...

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Drummer STANTON MOORE To Perform With C.O.C. On Select Dates

Renowned jazz-funk drummer Stanton Moore (GALACTIC), who performed on the latest CORROSION OF CONFORMITY release, "In the Arms of God", will be joining the band on select dates on their current headlining tour, which kicked off Thursday night (June 2) in Indianapolis, IN. Moore will be playing the following shows with C.O.C.: Jun. 03 – ...

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GREEN CARNATION: More U.K. Dates Announced

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have added two more dates to their upcoming mini-tour of the U.K. and Ireland. The two additional gigs will take place on Monday, June 20th at JB's, Dudley and on Tuesday, June 21 at Bradford Rio. Support at ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Are 'Really Looking Forward' To GIGANTOUR

LIFE OF AGONY have issued a statement commenting on their participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. "Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH have always been great to the band over the years and we are really looking forward to this," LIFE OF AGONY write on their web site. ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Co-Host BABEFEST 2005

According to KissKollector.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will co-host Couzin Ed's Babefest 2005 on Friday, June 24 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. Playing live at Babefest will be Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES and Philadelphia's own OCTANE. Besides being the hardest rocking man in rock 'n' roll, DANKO JONES' frontman/namesake is ...

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More GIGANTOUR Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who will be accompanied by other main-stage acts FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Artists confirmed for the second stage include DRY KILL LOGIC, SYMPHONY X and BOBAFLEX. The dates so far are as follows: Jul. ...

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FU MANCHU To Support CORROSION OF CONFORMITY In July

FU MANCHU will be supporting CORROSION OF CONORMITY on a two-week tour beginning on July 7 in Santa Ana, California. Also appearing on the bill will be ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and DANKO JONES. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Jul. 08 - West Hollywood CA ...

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AEROSMITH Members In POPE Salute

ABC ePrep reports: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, country-pop stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Britney Spears, and James Earl Jones are among the celebrities reading the late Pope John Paul II's inspirational writings, poems, and prayers in a new video. It's called "Tribute To Pope John Paul II", and it is available for ...

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SYMPHONY X Guitarist Comments On GIGANTOUR

SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo has commented on the band's participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts are FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Also confirmed for the second stage are DRY KILL LOGIC. Says Romeo: "Originally, our plans for the summer were ...

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GIGANTOUR: More Tour Dates Revealed

More dates have been announced for Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who'll be accompanied by other main-stage acts FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Artists confirmed for the second stage include DRY KILL LOGIC and SYMPHONY X. The dates so far are as follows: Jul. 21 - ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Throws Prom Party For Wife

ABC ePrep is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland threw a "Pretty In Pink" prom theme party for his wife Mary's 30th birthday Wednesday night. Guests at the shindig, which took place at L.A.'s Sportsman Lodge, included Anthony Kiedis, Tony Kanal, Steve Jones, Billy Morrison, Michael Des Barres, Kristy Hume, and Charlize Theron. Entertainment ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Perform At MERCE CUNNINGHAM Event

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be appearing as a guest musician at the Merce Cunningham event on June 17. The dance improv performance takes place at the Barbican Theatre, London and is being described as "a celebration of Cunningham's visionary collaborations with guest visual and musical artists. Each event will contain different ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Confirmed For GIGANTOUR Second Stage

DRY KILL LOGIC have been confirmed as the first band on the second stage of this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts include FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Additional artists for the second stage will be announced during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates ...

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GARY MOORE To Perform At 'A Tribute to Dick Heckstall-Smith'

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is one of the confirmed guests at the upcoming "A Tribute to Dick Heckstall-Smith" event on June 6 at the London Astoria. Other artists scheduled to appear include COLOSSEUM, Jack Bruce, Gary Husband, Mick Taylor, John Etheridge & John Marshall (SOFT MACHINE), Pete Brown, Neil Sparkes, Eddie Martin, DHS - Ed ...

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GIGANTOUR: First Two Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who'll be accompanied by other main-stage acts FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Artists for the second stage will be announced later this week. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 23 - ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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BARNEY FIFER To Open For GILBY CLARKE In California

BARNEY FIFER, the new band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, FUEL, BLACK SYMPHONY), drummer Pete Holmes (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, BLACK 'N BLUE, BLACK SYMPHONY) and guitarist Rick Plester (BLACK SYMPHONY), will be performing on May 6 at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, California. Also appearing on the bill will be former GUNS N' ROSES ...

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CRISIS Announce New Drummer

CRISIS have begun the songwriting process for their next album with drummer Justin Arman (ex-SOCIETY 1). The follow-up to last year's "Like Sheep Led to Slaughter" (The End/Children Of Rage) is not expected to be completed until early next year. Justin will be the featured drummer on the new CD and will also go on ...

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TEXAS IS ON FIRE Sign With CRASH MUSIC INC.

Denver-based metal/hardcore act TEXAS IS ON FIRE have inked a three-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. TEXAS IS ON FIRE are a young, hard-working band with the average age of the members being just 18 years old. The band tours the United States relentlessly, bringing their music to the people. TEXAS IS ON FIRE released ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's ROBERT PLANT Watched Live Sex With ABBA Stars

FemaleFirst.co.uk is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant claims he used to watch live sex shows with clean-cut ABBA stars Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Plant says he used to enjoy drinking in X-rated bars with the Swedish stars and his LED ZEPPELIN sidekick Jimmy Page. At the time, in late 1978, Plant and ...

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