blink-182 in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

THE FIFTH SUN Begin Recording New Album

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN have commenced the recording sessions for their second album, "The Hunger to Survive", at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The album will feature the drum talents of Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, KEROZENE, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE) and artwork by renowned artist Mattias Noren. "The Hunger to Survive" is the follow-up ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CARNIVAL IN COAL Sign With ELITIST RECORDS

French duo CARNIVAL IN COAL have inked a multi-album deal with Earache/Elitist Records. With three albums under their belt so far ("Viva La Vida", "French Cancan" and "Fear Not" — all released by Kodiak/Season Of Mist), the band have already built a large following of like-minded weirdos. Fans are hooked on their scatlogical lyrics and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE FIFTH SUN Prepare To Record Sophomore Album

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN are gearing up to record their second album, entitled "The Hunger to Survive". Recording will take place at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and begins May 24. The album will feature the drum talents of Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, KEROZENE, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE) and artwork by renowned artist Mattias ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"), best guitarist (Kirk Hammett) and best ...

Read more

Posted in: News

New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

LINKIN PARK, KORN, STAIND, JANE'S ADDICTION Confirmed For KROQ 'Christmas' Show

The lineup for KROQ's annual "Almost Acoustic Christmas" show was officially announced this morning, and it was slightly different than the one that was leaked yesterday. LINKIN PARK, THE OFFSPRING, P.O.D., AFI, PUDDLE OF MUDD, PENNYWISE, CHEVELLE, THE DISTILLERS and THRICE will be playing on December 13, while KORN, BLINK 182, JANE'S ADDICTION, 311, STAIND, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GLENN HUGHES To Rock The House Of Blues

Former BLACK SABBATH/DEEP PURPLE vocalist Glenn Hughes will play with Chad Smith (of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS fame) at "The Drum Off", sponsored by Guitar Center at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The gig will take place on Sunday, November 23 and will start at 6:00 p.m. "The Drum Off" features ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEX PISTOLS: SID VICIOUS' Death To Be Commemorated

The 25th anniversary of the death of SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious — February 2, 2004 — will be commemorated by a number of projects, collectively titled "Vicious - Too Fast To Live". These will be as follows: The book "Vicious - Too Fast To Live" by Alan Parker (Creation Books) promises to reveal "for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FAIR WARNING, EUROPE Members Join Forces In LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM

LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM, the new melodic rock "supergroup" featuring famed Swedish singer Mikael Erlandsson together with former FAIR WARNING guitarist Andy Malecek plus three-quarters of EUROPEMic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (on bass) and Ian Haugland (on drums) — have signed a deal with Frontiers Records. The group's self-titled debut album will be released ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CROWN 10 Announce Album Release Date

CROWN 10, the new band featuring former 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, will release their self-titled full-length debut album nationwide on October 7 on the newly formed So Cal Records label (distributed by IDN/Crash Music). The CD, which was recorded at DML Studios (BLINK 182, NEW FOUND GLORY, FINCH) in Escondido, California, will be supported ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEFTONES Bassist Explains CHINO MORENO's Groin Injury

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng recently spoke to MTV.com about the injury suffered by the band's vocalist Chino Moreno forced the DEFTONES to cancel a handful of Summer Sanitarium dates before the tour ended August 10. Although it was reported as a "groin injury," Cheng has a much more cringe-worthy description of his singer's diagnosis. "It ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HALFORD, TIPTON Discuss Emotional JUDAS PRIEST Reunion

Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton have spoken to MTV.com about their decision to reform the most celebrated lineup of the pioneering heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST for a world tour and a new album next year. Rumors that negotiations were under way for a reunion were circulating for months prior to the band's announcement last Friday ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Morning Gig: OZZFEST Openers Hit The Stage Running

George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports in today's edition that nearly 13,200 fans were at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California Thursday night (July 3) when heavy-metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE began his headlining performance at Ozzfest 2003. That's about 13,000 more than were present when UNLOCO, a four-man band from Texas, kicked off ...

Read more

Posted in: News

A PERFECT CIRCLE: New Single Named

A PERFECT CIRCLE have reportedly set "The Outsider" as the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, tentatively due on August 19. In related news, A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) is slated to lend his voice to the forthcoming animated/puppetry (a la "The Nightmare Before Christmas") film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former 24-7 SPYZ Drummer Unveils CROWN 10

CROWN 10, the new band formed by ex-24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, have finished recording their debut album at DML Studios (BLINK 182, NEW FOUND GLORY, FINCH) in Escondido, California. A U.S. release date for the effort will be announced soon. The band, who will make their live debut at Cane's in San Diego, California ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA: 'Frantic' Clip Posted Online

A two-minute MP3 clip of METALLICA performing the new track "Frantic" live on "mtvICON: Metallica" has been posted online at AllMetallica.com. MTV's "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA was taped last Saturday (May 3) at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. The show, which included spoken tributes from members of LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MTV's 'mtvICON' METALLICA Special: More Spoken Tributes Announced

According to MTV.com, the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA will feature spoken tributes from members of AEROSMITH, STAIND, LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, as well as from Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Sean Penn and Jim Breuer. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41 and AVRIL LAVIGNE will perform musical tributes ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLINK-182 Drummer Turns Down SLAYER Gig!

BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker has turned down an opportunity to join SLAYER as a replacement for Dave Lombardo, the skinsman revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I've never revealed this before, but a few months ago, I was offered the position as the replacement for Dave Lombardo in SLAYER," he told the magazine. "It would have ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOO FIGHTERS Confirmed For MTV's New Year's Eve Celebration

FOO FIGHTERS are among the confirmed acts for MTV's New Year's Eve celebration. The live broadcast from New York's Times Square will kick off at 10:30 p.m. EST. Meanwhile, skateboards featuring artwork by members of FOO FIGHTERS, AUDIOSLAVE, BLINK-182, PEARL JAM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and others will be auctioned on eBay to benefit Amnesty ...

Read more

Posted in: News