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MICHAEL KISKE: No Chance Of A Reunion With HELLOWEEN

Ex-HELLOWEEN and current SUPARED frontman Michael Kiske has once again dismissed the possibility of a future collaboration with his former bandmates, saying that a new HELLOWEEN album with his vocals "wouldn't have a real soul." "If I would get back to HELLOWEEN we would NEVER be able to do a really GOOD record because we ...

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ROB ROCK Announces Florida Gig

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock and his RAGE OF CREATION band will be performing at the Lost & Found nightclub in Longwood, Florida on Saturday, June 14. The gig will serve as a warm-up for the band's appearance at Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany late next month. As previously reported, Rock's second solo ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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CKY, SYSTEMATIC To Open For METALLICA In San Francisco

Philadelphia punk/metal outfit CKY have landed the support slot for METALLICA at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California on Sunday, May 18. San Francisco Bay Area's own SYSTEMATIC, who were previously signed to METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's now-defunct record label imprint The Music Company (distributed through Elektra), will open the show at the same venue ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster

The much-anticipated film documenting the trials and tribulations that led to the creation of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", has reportedly been dubbed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". This tidbit was revealed during the credits of "mtvICON: Metallica", which used parts of the footage of the band at their Northern California headquarters, including a scene ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce Stockholm Gig

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have lined up a Stockholm show on May 29 with ABRAMIS BRAMA and TERRA FIRMA. GRAND MAGUS have yet to announce the official release date through Rise Above Records for their sophomore album, "Monument". The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Present Radio Show From DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be presenting his "6 Music" radio show live from the Download Festival in Donington just moments after his highly anticipated headline performance on the main stage, according to Kerrrang! IRON MAIDEN headline the first day of the festival as part of their summer world tour. Other acts performing at ...

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Former KISS Guitarist Making His Way Back Down Under In May

Bruce Kulick, KISS' lead guitarist for 12 years, is making his way back to Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon-to-be-released solo album, "Transformer". In February 2002, Bruce performed his first-ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences. KISS' die-hard fans got a unique chance to get up close ...

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OZZY To Appear On New IRON MAIDEN Album?

According to an April 1 posting by IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley on his web site, MAIDEN's forthcoming studio album will include an acoustic song featuring a guest appearance by OZZY OSBOURNE. April Fool's Day joke? You be the judge: "Greetings! Well, today we finish mixing the new IRON MAIDEN album, and with a very ...

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IRON MAIDEN Finish Mixing Five Songs

IRON MAIDEN have finished mixing five songs for the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. "IRON MAIDEN mixing is going well," Shirley wrote on his web site. "I hope to be done with the stereo mixes in the next two weeks, and then it's onto the ...

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CAGE: New Album Samples Posted Online

San Diego, California's CAGE have posted clips of three tracks from their forthcoming CD, "Darker Than Black", at this location. The group's third CD, "Darker Than Black" was produced at Silvercloud Studio by Richard Carr (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) and is slated for an April 22 European release through Massacre Records. The complete track ...

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IRON MAIDEN Go Orchestral!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "IRON MAIDEN news - well, we've two lead vocals to go!!! And then we should be able to start mixing ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer, AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Launch Radio Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello, who joined forces to form the socio-political organization Axis Of Justice, have launched their radio show, which they hope to broadcast nationally. Tankian, who co-hosts the show with Morello, spoke about it in a recent interview. "We are actually going to launch our first radio ...

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CELTIC FROST's FISCHER Speaks Out On SANCTUARY, Upcoming CD

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST are continuing work on their long-awaited comeback CD, tentatively titled "Probe". The group, who have yet to sign a label deal for the new effort, are self-financing much of the recordings, which are tentatively set to surface later this year. Among the working titles that are expected to appear ...

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KID ROCK, DAVE GROHL Added To List Of GRAMMY Performers

KID ROCK and FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl have been added to the list of performers for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, happening Sunday (Feb. 23). Rock will perform with Sheryl Crow and Grohl will join Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and others in a tribute to Joe Strummer and THE CLASH. In addition, LIMP BIZKIT ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Begin Mixing In April

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update to his web site: "The IRON MAIDEN sessions are progressing extremely well, and we'll actually be finished all the guitars today, with Janick [Gers] ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Headline DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed they will be headlining the Download Festival at the famous Donington Park on Saturday, May 31. This will be their only appearance in the UK this summer, as part of their Give Me Ed … 'Til I'm Dead World Tour 2003. The two-day festival features IRON MAIDEN headlining the first of ...

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ROB ROCK Sets Release Date For 'Eyes For Eternity'

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has set a May 26 release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity". The effort, which will be issued under the band name ROB ROCK'S RAGE OF CREATION, will feature appearances by guitarist Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), drummer Butch Carlson (SAHARA, JAG PANZER), guitarist Rick Renstrom, keyboardist ...

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METALLICA's 'Anger' Documented On Film

A documentary feature on the making of METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", is in the process of being filmed by two directors who have "literally been on our asses coming up on two years," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's close to a thousand hours of footage. I don't know how they're going ...

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IRON MAIDEN Studio Update: NICKO Lays Down Vocals!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We started the day [Tuesday, Feb. 4] trying to recut this tune of Steve and Dave's which we were busy ...

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IRON MAIDEN Complete Basic Tracks For New CD

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "Hi folks! Tracked another IRON MAIDEN song yesterday [Monday, Feb. 3], one of [guitarist] Dave [Murray]'s, and [guitarist] Adrian [Smith] ...

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IRON MAIDEN Go Acoustic!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We cut the track being rehearsed [in this photo], and it came out great - and someone suggested ...

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