danko-jones in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

DANKO JONES: 'We Sweat Blood' To Receive U.S. Release

Toronto-based rock trio DANKO JONES will see the U.S. release of its latest album, "We Sweat Blood", in early 2005 via Razor & Tie, according to Billboard.com. It's the third disc from the band, which is signed to the Swedish Bad Taste Records label. The U.S. edition of "We Sweat Blood" will boast a pair ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Guests On 'Metal Injection'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was recently interviewed by the Internet TV show "Metal Injection". "The sarcasm was at an all-time high for this hilarious interview," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The episode also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new video for 'The End of Heartache' as well as videos from NIGHTWISH, TRIVIUM, SHADOWS ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE Collaborate With AMERICAN HI-FI Singer

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Stacy Jones of the Boston-based quartet AMERICAN HI-FI has collaborated with MÖTLEY CRÜE on a song for CRÜE's upcoming CD, according to an update sent out to AMERICAN HI-FI's mailing list. "Vince Neil [vocals] wasn't around, so Stacy cut the vocals while Nikki Sixx [bass] and Tommy Lee [drums] were playing," the message reads. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT Guitarist Says New Singles Show Band Evolution

SLIPKNOT sent two singles to radio last week, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", both off the band's current album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The songs feature elements like vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, which have not been heard in SLIPKNOT tunes before. Guitarist James Root told Launch it was a necessary step forward for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT Guitarist Discusses Missing Member

SLIPKNOT guitarist James Root, a.k.a. #4, has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about touring Europe without programmer Craig Jones #133, also known as #5, who was forced to leave the trek over the weekend and head home for emergency dental surgery. Asked to explain what afflicted Jones, Root said, "I honestly don't know. He was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT's CRAIG JONES To Sit Out Part Of European Tour

SLIPKNOT's "samples and media" guy, Craig Jones #133 (a.k.a. #5), has been forced to sit out the early portion of the group's current European tour due to a "medical emergency." The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We've made it thru 10 years without a member of SLIPKNOT missing a single show, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Bassist SCOTT SORRY Quits AMEN

Bassist Scott Sorry is the latest AMEN member to announce his departure from the group. Sorry's official statement on the matter is as follows: "O.K. bitches here is the deal. I have decided to leave AMEN. "The first person I met when I joined AMEN was Matty [former AMEN guitarist Matt Montgomery]. He, [former AMEN ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CAMP FREDDY Play NASCAR Event: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), played a NASCAR event e California Speedway in Fontana, CA last Saturday (Sept. 4). The band ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAMONES Book-Signing Session Scheduled For This Weekend

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAATH: New Album To Be Mixed By Former DEATH Guitarist

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have recruited former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy to mix their second album, tentatively titled "The Hinderers". "We are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in November," the band write on their web site. "We're going to slow down on booking gigs in order to allow more time for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Begin Work On Solo Album

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has posted the following message on his web site: "Well, here I am, back in England. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY tour has finished and I shall take a few weeks off to recover! The whole experience has been immensely enjoyable and I have found myself inspired by the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Studio Report

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just entered Armoury Studios in Vancouver to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL". Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following studio update. "Here's a heads up from the Dev, speaking on behalf of the STRAPPING camp. We recently put in a long ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NEW YORK DOLLS Live Album, DVD Due Before The End Of The Year

THE NEW YORK DOLLS are scheduled to release a new live album, entitled "Pre-Crash Condition", in September, according to Gigwise.com. Recorded at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival earlier in the year, the album features recordings from the bands comeback shows. A DVD from same show is also planned for release before the end of the year. All ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVE VAI To Honor CARLOS SANTANA

Steve Vai will perform the Carlos Santana track "Love of My Life" with Dave Matthews at an event honoring Santana with the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year award on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Actress Salma Hayek and the executive producer of the evening, Quincy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Album To Include TOM JONES Cover

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, the Canadian extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Devin Townsend, entered The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday (August 19) to begin recording their fourth album. Devin is producing the effort, while engineering duties are being handled by Shaun Thingvold. A "making of the record" documentary is being filmed for the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 ...

Read more

Posted in: News