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

MARILYN MANSON DVD Used As Evidence In Murder Trial

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that excerpts from the bonus DVD included in MARILYN MANSON's 2003 album, "The Golden Age Of Grotesque", were played at a Scottish murder trial on Thursday (Dec. 23). Prosecutor Alan Turnbull asked for the first ten minutes of the disc to be played in the trial of 16-year-old Luke Mitchell, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are CRYPTOPSY, NIGHTWISH, BEHEMOTH, KING DIAMOND, NILE, MNEMIC, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAMAGEPLAN Shooting Update: VINNIE PAUL Uninjured; Metal Musicians Mourn DIMEBAG's Passing

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Finalize Track Listing For 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Alien", tentatively due on March 22, 2005 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL", was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in SYL mainman Devin Townsend's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MSG Bassist And Singer Exchanged Blows: Support Act

Swiss rockers PURE INC. have issued the following report from their recently completed European tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG): "It's over now! Almost four weeks of touring Europe with MSG brought ups and downs. "The first two gigs worked out as planned, then the first problems occurred. The tour seemed to be over. Michael ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Tour With THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been confirmed for "The Taste of Chaos" tour that will also feature THE USED and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. From early February through the middle of April, "The Taste of Chaos Tour" will take KILLSWITCH ENGAGE around North America playing venues ranging in size from 3,000- to 10,000-seat capacity. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are one ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EXHUMED Announce New Drummer, Schedule DVD Shoot

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have announced the addition of Canadian drummer Matt Connell (ex-FUCK THE FACTS, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) to the group's ranks. "EXHUMED would like to extend a 'fuck yeah!' to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after the recording of 'Anatomy is Destiny')," the group write ...

Read more

Posted in: News

New REPULSION, DISSECTION Live Photos Posted Online

France's Noiseweb webzine has posted a bunch of photos from last weekend's Tatoo The Mind Festival in Seichamps and Amnéville. Check out pictures of REPULSION making their first European appearance since 1985 (now featuring guitarist Matt Harvey from EXHUMED and the drummer Col Jones from CRETIN/EXHUMED) and DISSECTION making their continental European debut ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TWISTED SISTER Singer To Visit USS NIMITZ

The New York Post is reporting that TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will visit the USS Nimitz this Thursday (Nov. 4) in the Pacific to tape crewmembers' requests for VH1 Classic's "All Request Video Hour" and video dedications to their families back home. The requests will air throughout Thanksgiving on VH1 Classic — the same ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DANKO JONES To Release First Spoken-Word Album

Canadian rocker Danko Jones will release his first spoken-word album, "The Magical World Of Rock", on November 22 via Bad Taste Records. The album was recorded in Norway and Sweden in August 2004 during Jones' first spoken-word tour. In other news, Danko Jones has lined up more spoken-word dates during November. Confirmed dates so far ...

Read more

Posted in: News