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Swedish THE SWEET Tribute: Audio Available

Current and former members of KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THUNDER, HUGHES & TURNER PROJECT, EUROPE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, AT VANCE, CANDLEMASS, TALISMAN, LION'S SHARE, NARNIA and RADIOACTIVE have contributed to the Swedish tribute to THE SWEET, titled "The Sweet According To Sweden", due on February 9 through Rivel Records. Liner notes for the ...

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METALLICA Documentary Filmmakers Hope To Reach Wider Audience

Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to New York's The Journal News about the much-anticipated project, which will have its debut next Wednesday at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Berlinger, 42, who made the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky, says ...

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MISERY INDEX To Film New Video

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be filming a video for the track "The Great Depression" on January 31 at the Ottobar in Baltimore, according to a posting on the ...

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OBSESSION: On The Verge Of Signing New Record Deal

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide ...

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DROID To Play Free Show In Anaheim

Long Beach, California's DROID, who recently toured the U.S. with KORN and LIMP BIZKIT as part of the Back 2 Basics trek, will be playing a free show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Tuesday, December 30. To get your free tickets call any of the following numbers: Bruce: (562) 673-0059, Jamie: (562) 212 ...

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MISERY INDEX: Live Video Posted Online

A video of MISERY INDEX performing the track "Manufacturing Greed" live in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 17, 2003 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (scroll down, file size: 7.86 MB). Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, MISERY INDEX feature in their ranks Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles ...

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GRAND MAGUS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In January

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, will release their sophomore album, "Monument", in the U.S. in January through The Music Cartel. The CD, which was released in Europe in October through Rise Above Records, features cover artwork and layout by Hugh Gilmour (MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH, ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH, METALLICA Among 2003's Most Successful Tours

KISS/AEROSMITH and METALLICA's "Summer Sanitarium" were among the Top 10-grossing tours of 2003 through Nov. 18, according to Billboard Boxscore, which tracks touring activity. As Billboard continues to expand its touring coverage, concert activity is at an all-time high. A record 13,437 worldwide concerts were reported in 2003 to Billboard Boxscore — an increase of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Begin Work On New Solo Album

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will get together with guitarist Roy Z in January/February 2004 for a songwriting session for a possible new Dickinson solo album, the singer revealed (Windows Media) during a Dec. 2 signing session aboard a specially chartered Dublin-London flight filled with MAIDEN fans. Dickinson's last solo album, "The Chemical ...

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METALLICA: Swedish Gig Sells Out In Two Hours

Tickets for METALLICA's concert scheduled for May 30, 2004 at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden sold out within two hours after going on sale on Wednesday (December 10), according to local media reports. More than 50,000 tickets were snapped up for METALLICA's biggest-ever gig in Sweden, and their first in the Scandinavian country since 1998 ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Break The Sound Barrier

The Evening Times is reporting that heavy metal veterans IRON MAIDEN rocked the SECC in Glasgow so hard Monday night (Dec. 8) they blew the sound system in an awe-inspiring set that delivered a full-on dose of rock theatrics. The audience in the packed auditorium was so eager to get close to their heroes that ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Meets Heavy Metal

Victoria Mitchell of the Scottish Press Association is reporting that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson toured a Royal Navy submarine base on Monday (Dec. 8). Ahead of IRON MAIDEN's concert at the SECC in Glasgow tonight, he visited HM Naval Base Clyde near Helensburgh. A self-confessed submarine fan, Dickinson toured two classes of boat, the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Checks In With DVD Update

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Sorry for not posting in a while... Actually the DVD is still in the hands of the company who filmed it, Ultrafilms. They have said no less that 6 different dates it was to be delivered to the label. ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'Rainmaker' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 13

IRON MAIDEN's "Rainmaker" has entered Britain's singles chart at No. 13. Meanwhile, LIMP BIZKIT's cover of THE WHO classic "Behind Blue Eyes" has debuted at No. 18 on the same chart. "Rainmaker", written by guitarist Dave Murray, bassist Steve Harris and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, comes off IRON MAIDEN's latest album "Dance Of Death", which has ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce 2004 Tour Dates

IRON MAIDEN have announced the following dates as part of the winter leg of their "Dance of Death World Tour": Jan. 11 - ARG - Buenos Aires - River Plate Stadium Jan. 13 - CHI - Santiago - Pista Atletica Jan. 16 - BRA - Rio de Janeiro - ATL Hall Jan. 17 - BRA ...

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OPETH Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has been officially confirmed as one of the guest performers on the new AYREON CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. According to a posting on AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) web site, "fans and journalists alike kept telling Arjen to check out Mikael ...

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