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BLEEDING THROUGH: Headlining Tour Selling Out

BLEEDING THROUGH's headlining tour has reportedly sold out every date so far (eight shows). Among the sold out shows is The Avalon in Los Angeles which had over 1,300 paid tickets and saw KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Howard Jones join the band for guest vocals and AFI's Davey Havok in the pit. The band sold out ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup, Setlist Revealed

Guitarist Michael Schenker from Hanover, Germany, continues to count among the most important and most admired guitarists of the international rock scene. His extremely fluent style, his successful combination of fiery rock licks, awesome power riffs and classical quotations has made him an icon for a whole generation. Whether as a member with the SCORPIONS ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Hope To Make New Album 'A Little More Danceable'

Scott Weiland has found himself another band. Speaking to ABC News Radio at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party last week, Weiland's VELVET REVOLVER bandmate Matt Sorum said that the singer is being added to Sorum's all-star cover band CAMP FREDDY. He'll be joining a permanent lineup that already includes Sorum, Dave Navarro, Donovan Leitch, Billy Morrison ...

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TOOL: No Guest Musicians On New Album

According to a posting on Toolband.com, TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus", which is tentatively scheduled for release in late April or early May, will not feature any guest musicians, despite widespread rumors to the contrary. "Although I suggested to the band members that it might be interesting to attempt to get someone from the ...

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TOOL: More European Festival Appearances Announced

TOOL have lined up more European gigs this summer, including appearances at the Nova Rock festival in Austria and the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 30 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival Jun. 2-3 - GER - Rock am Ring Jun. 3-4 - GER - ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Produce New UNCLE EARL Album

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has issued the following statement via the Led-Zeppelin.com web site: "I'm taking time off shortly to produce a record for UNCLE EARL, which is a fabulous old-time string band. They are great musicians and very cool people. We will be cutting a mixture of traditional and original music, ...

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DANKO JONES: Support Acts For European Tour Announced

Canada's powerhouse rock trio DANKO JONES have announced that they will be supported by BRANT BJORK AND THE BROS. (March 10 to April 6) and TOKYO DRAGONS (April 7-23) on their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Karlstad, Sweden. In other news, BigTV.com recently visited the group's frontman and namesake, Danko ...

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TIGERTAILZ Fans Seeing Double

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com has issued the following report: Seeing double? If you're a glam rock fan you probably are because there are two versions of TIGERTAILZ doing the rounds, both featuring original members and neither looking they are going to relinquish the name. The Cardiff-based band proved to be the only U.K. ...

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TOOL: Italian Dates Announced

Italian concert promoter Live In Italy has announced that TOOL will be playing three headlining dates in June. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 29-30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival Jun. 2-4 - GER @ Rock am Ring / Rock im Park Festivals Jun. 3-5 - NETH @ Pinkpop Festival ...

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TOOL Finish Mastering New Album

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday, January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig. The members of the band were present during the mastering, according to a posting on the site. TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled for release in late ...

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TOOL Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

TOOL are one of the first three acts to be confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are FRANZ FERDINAND and KANYE WEST. More acts will be announced soon. It was previously reported by Norwegian national TV channel TV2 that ...

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DANKO JONES Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Canada's powerhouse rock trio and Razor & Tie recording artists DANKO JONES have parted ways with drummer Damon Richardson. "The separation is an amicable one and Damon cites fatigue as his reason for parting," the band write in a statement. "Five years banging skins for DANKO JONES takes its toll and Damon was too road-weary ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: Italian Tour Dates Announced

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have lined up the following Italian dates: Mar. 16 - Nord Wind – Bari, ITA Mar. 17 - Traffic – Roma, ITA Mar. 18 - Sound Factory – Turin, ITA Mar. 19 - Duel Beat – Naples, ITA These shows are part of a BIOMECHANICAL tour. More dates will ...

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DANKO JONES To Support NICKELBACK In Canada

Canada's powerhouse rock trio and Razor & Tie recording artists DANKO JONES have been tapped to support NICKELBACK on their upcoming Canadian tour. The tour kicks off at the CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia on January 17. The hard-working, charismatic Canadian band has been on tour criss-crossing the United States, Europe and Canada ...

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DANKO JONES: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In May

Razor & Tie Records has set a May 2, 2006 U.S. release for the new album from the Canadian power trio DANKO JONES, entitled "Sleep Is the Enemy". The CD will be released in Europe on February 20, 2006 via Bad Taste Records. "Sleep Is the Enemy" was produced and engineered by Matt DeMatteo at ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman, Ex-ONLY LIVING WITNESS Singer Guest On New 36 CRAZYFISTS CD

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE drummer Tom Gomes and former ONLY LIVING WITNESS/MILTOWN singer Jonah Jenkins have recorded guest appearances for the new 36 CRAZYFISTS album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Roadrunner Records. "[Gomes] laid down some drumming on a tune," 36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt writes on the group's web site. ...

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QUIET RIOT To Hold Bassist Auditions

QUIET RIOT will be holding a one-day-only audition for a bass player that is based out of the general Los Angeles area. If you are interested but not in the area, please do not apply. The basic requirements are for a bass player that is well versed and rooted in British late '60s and '70s ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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