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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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GRAND MAGUS: 'Monument' Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Monument", due in the spring through Rise Above Records. The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in final order): 01. Ulvaskall (Vargr) 02. Brotherhood of Sleep 03. Baptised in Fire 04. He Who ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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MISERY INDEX Outline Recording Plans

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION) to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Retaliate". ...

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IRON MAIDEN Record First-Ever MCBRAIN-Penned Tune 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 official web site: "A fergin fabulous day yesterday, as MAIDEN were breaching new frontiers — oh yes, drummer Nicko [McBrain] has had ...

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ROY Z Speaks Out On Working With HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON

In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was different from [working with] Rob [Halford]," he said. "They both run ...

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HALFORD Seek Guitarist

HALFORD are still seeking a permanent replacement for guitarist Patrick Lachman, who left the group in early December. All interested parties should send a sample of their work on CD, along with a VHS of a live performance and their contact info to: EMAS Inc. PO Box 93430 Phoenix, Arizona 85070 USA Lachman announced his ...

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MOTOGRATER Mixing Debut For Summer Release

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a summer release through No Name/Elektra Records. A new track, titled "Suffocate", can be heard in streaming audio in the "Use It Or Lose It" ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Latest SHIRLEY Studio Update

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 official web site: "Widdleywiddleywiddleywiddley-Weeeeeeeeee!!! went Tuesday. 'Day of the Solos'. Janick and Adrian are headlining, guitars screaming like Pete Townsend's hard drive. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Recording Update

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 official web site: "Today's MAIDEN diary update is care of Drew, my faithful and trusty engineer and side-kick! Brad looks like he's ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will begin recording their full-length debut at an undisclosed Canadian studio in late March with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM guitarist). The band ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Offers Another Recording Update

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 official web site: "IRON MAIDEN/London. Got in to the studio yesterday [Jan. 9] at 11.30am. [Vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] was the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Film New Video, Hit The Road

AUDIOSLAVE are shooting the music video for their second single, "Like A Stone", this week in Los Angeles with director Meiert Avis. Avis directed the first eight U2 videos and has also worked with Bruce Springsteen. The group have also announced their first appearances outside the U.S., set to take place later in the month. ...

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HALFORD Producer To Fill In On Second Guitar

HALFORD producer/co-writer Roy Z (TRIBE OF GYPSIES, BRUCE DICKINSON, ROB ROCK) will fill in on second guitar for the band's upcoming 2003 world tour as the replacement for Patrick Lachman, who announced his split from the group last week. Roy is not expected to become a permanent member of HALFORD, who will resume the auditioning ...

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD To Embark On U.S. Tour

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, which currently includes in its ranks former KISS guitarist/singer Bruce Kulick, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 09 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Feb. 06 - Americstar Casino - St. Charles, Louisiana Mar. 01 - Gulfstream Park - Hallandale, Florida Mar. 07 - California Mid-Winter ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Attempt World Record In Philadelphia

GUNS N' ROSES will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records in Philadelphia, PA, when they become only the second act to play back-to-back shows at the First Union Center (December 6) and trek 758 feet, nine-and-a-half inches across the parking lot to the neighboring First Union Spectrum (December 8). Tickets for the ...

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TROUBLE Cancel Illinois Gig

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — have cancelled their previously announced headlining gig at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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