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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Perform On 'Conan O'Brien'

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing with THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" Wednesday night/Thursday morning (August 11-12) at 12:35 a.m. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). Catch THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION ...

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DAATH Begin Pre-Production On Sophomore Album

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have begun pre-production on their second album, to be titled "The Hinderers". The follow-up to this year's "Futility" is tentatively scheduled for release in the winter. In other news, DAATH are still looking for a bassist and keyboard player. "We need you to be able to travel, be into the ...

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DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Defend LIVE AID DVD Move

Scotsman.com is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN's former members have defended a decision to pull out of the Live Aid DVD which is being released by Sir Bob Geldof to raise money for Sudan. The remaining members of the rock group have refused to allow what they called their "sub-standard" 1985 performance to be included in ...

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DANKO JONES To Launch Spoken-Word Tour

Canadian rocker Danko Jones is about to launch his first-ever spoken-word tour, according to Chart Attack. The tour will cover various cities in Norway and Sweden throughout the month of August while the band maintain their regularly scheduled European festival dates. In addition, Jones' record label, Bad Taste Records, will put out a spoken-word album ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'PANTERA Is Dead'

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times is reporting that SUPERJOINT RITUAL, a raw, sloppy hardcore punk band led by former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, is on a quixotic mission to convince the world that his new group is better than his old one. "The exercise is both fun and enervating to watch; it involves ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2004 Ruled By The Old School Of Rock

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit Long Island's Jones Beach Theater Wednesday (July 14). "Collectively, the three headliners — BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER — have been performing for nearly 90 years, and they're three of the metal world's most iconic acts," he ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer Comments On SLAYER Tour

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will embark on a headlining tour from August 17 to September 17 with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EIGHTEEN VISIONS and 36 CRAZYFISTS opening, playing cities all over the United States. In addition, from late October 27 through mid-December, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will tour with SLAYER on the latest incarnation of the highly successful Jagermeister ...

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DANKO JONES Launches Radio Show Web Site

Danko Jones' radio show, "The Magical World Of Rock With Danko Jones", which broadcasts out of 95.3 Rocket FM in Stockholm, Sweden, has just launched its official web site at this location. All past shows are currently available for streaming via the web site, including "Singers' Clinics" with Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Dave ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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DREAM THEATER/YES: More Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER and YES will be teaming up for a North American summer tour throughout August and September 2004. Here are the tour dates that have been confirmed so far: Aug. 17 - Quebec City, QUE @ Agora Aug. 18 - Montreal, QUE @ Bell Centre Aug. 20 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events ...

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SLIPKNOT, SLASH, KORN Get Charitable

SLIPKNOT, Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), LINKIN PARK, KORN, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, TRAPT, HOOBASTANK, and others have autographed or donated items for an eBay auction to raise money to help save the life of 20-year-old Kelli Jaunsen, according to MTV.com. The Palm Desert, California, native is in need of a heart and liver ...

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TOOL Answer Fans' Questions

A brand-new webcast of TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) answering fan-submitted questions is available online at Toolband.com. TOOL are currently working on material for the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", tentatively due in early 2005. Plans also exist for the group to issue a DVD of footage ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Tour The U.S.

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing throughout the U.S. this summer as a guest performer with a project called THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, according to Led-Zeppelin.com. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). John has ...

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TOOL: New Album Update

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) "have been keeping to their rigorous schedule, writing and arranging material for the next TOOL CD, this despite the Lakers being in the NBA play-offs, a fact of life which occupies a couple of the ...

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KISS: First-Ever Weblog Launched

Joop van Pelt from the KISS fan site KISSKollector.com has launched the first-ever KISS weblog at this location. The weblog will feature daily updates on all things KISS as well as "ramblings on several other bands, such as CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, MC5, DANKO JONES, ARGENT, VAN HALEN, STRAY CATS, etc. From time to ...

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MANNHAI Confirmed For Finland's ILOSAARIROCK 2004 Festival

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, who feature in their ranks former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have been confirmed for the Ilosaarirock 2004 festival, a three-day event set to take place July 16-18 in Joensuu, Finland. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include CRADLE OF FILTH, SENTENCED, THE 69 EYES, ...

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EVANESCENCE To Team Up With SEETHER For North American Tour

EVANESCENCE and SEETHER will be teaming up for a North American trek beginning July 7 in Vancouver, according to MTV.com. THREE DAYS GRACE and BREAKING BENJAMIN will also be joining the bill. "I thought it would be really fun to tour together since we've never had the chance," Lee said of her boyfriend, SEETHER singer ...

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