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RUSH Completes Eight Songs For New Album

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports that RUSH has penned eight songs for its next studio album, which should be out in early 2007, according to drummer Neil Peart. The artist tells Billboard.com his lyrics for the as-yet-untitled set were greatly influenced by his motorcycle journeys throughout the United States, chronicled in the new ...

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FIFTH ANGEL Members Discuss Early Years, Possibility Of Reunion

Seattle metal historian Brian Heaton — the curator of BreakdownRoom.net, a database of Seattle rockers' QUEENSRŸCHE's live concert history, and the man behind FifthAngel.net, the unofficial home to all information regarding the Seattle metal band FIFTH ANGEL — recently conducted an interview with FIFTH ANGEL bassist John Macko and guitarist Kendall Bechtel. A couple of ...

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MEGADETH To Play Special Headlining Show In Charleston

MEGADETH will play a special headlining show at The Plex in Charleston, South Carolina on October 4 with guests INTO ETERNITY and SANCTITY. MEGADETH's Gigantour 2006 officially kicked off Wednesday (September 6) near Boise, Idaho with performances by MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, INTO ETERNITY, SANCTITY and THE SMASHUP. MEGADETH's new CD, ...

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MEGADETH: GIGANTOUR 2006 Opening-Night Setlist Revealed

Gigantour 2006 officially kicked off Wednesday (September 6) near Boise, Idaho with performances by MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, INTO ETERNITY, SANCTITY and THE SMASHUP. MEGADETH's setlist for the opening show was as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Skin O' My Teeth 03. The Scorpion 04. Wake Up Dead 05. In My ...

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MEGADETH: Pre-Order New Album And Receive Limited-Edition Lithograph

Beginning Wednesday, September 6, everyone attending the Gigantour tour will be able to preorder a copy of the forthcoming MEGADETH CD, "United Abominations" (in stores early 2007), exclusively at the FYE booth at all of the venues. Along with your purchase of the new record, you will also receive a hand-numbered, limited-edition MEGADETH lithograph which ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Guest On Indie 103.1's 'Chaos' Tomorrow

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine will be the special guest tomorrow night (Wednesday, August 30) on Indie 103.1 FM's "Chaos" metal show with host Full Metal Jackie at 10:00 p.m. PST. Mustaine will likely be discussing MEGADET's upcoming Gigantour jaunt across North America, which will include a concert at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, California on ...

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ATAKHAMA Parts Ways With Guitarist

ATAKHAMA, the Finnish band formed out of the ashes of FUNERIS NOCTURNUM, is now a quartet following the departure of guitarist J-V Hintikka. "He just felt he didn't have the motivation left and that it was better to step aside than hold the rest of us back," the band writes on its web site. "No ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Pushed Back To 2007

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine has told Gary Graff of Billboard.com that the band's upcoming album, entitled "United Abominations", has been pushed back to an early 2007 release through Roadrunner Records. "We're putting the finishing touches on it," Mustaine told Billboard.com. "We've got a little more work before it's finished, but it should be ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Parts Ways With Bassist

On Saturday, August 19 at Michigan's Dirtfest, EVERY TIME I DIE's bassist Chris Byrnes played his last show with the band. According to one concert attendee, "Right after they finished the first song of their set, they announced that Chris was leaving the band and that it would be his last show. They didn't give ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Featured On 'Scarface: The World Is Yours' Soundtrack

JUDAS PRIEST's classic track "Breaking the Law" is among the songs appearing on Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment division's "Scarface: The World Is Yours", due in October for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC platforms. Other songs chosen to enliven the 190s setting include DEBBIE HARRY's "Rush Rush" and BETH ANDERSON's "Dance Dance Dance" from the film ...

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