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GODSMACK, DEEP PURPLE Confirmed For Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

GODSMACK and DEEP PURPLE have been confirmed for this year's Rock Fest, set to take place July 19-22 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 19: 04:30 DENNIS DEYOUNG 06:30 THE MICK FLEETWOOD BAND 08:45 DEEP PURPLE 11:00 BOSTON Friday, July 20: 02:15 TBA 04:15 UNCLE KRACKER 06:30 GRAND ...

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STONE SOUR Guitarist Wouldn't Mind Second GRAMMY

Launch Radio Networks reports: If STONE SOUR wins a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance on Sunday (February 11) for its track "30/30 - 150", it would be the second such trophy for guitarist Jim Root and singer Corey Taylor. The pair won the same award last year with their other band, SLIPKNOT, and Root ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Alpha' Artwork Available

The cover artwork for SEVENDUST's new album, "Alpha", has been posted online at Live-Metal.net. "Alpha" is scheduled for release on March 6 via SEVENDUST's own label, 7 Bros. Records, which recently entered into a partnership with Asylum/Warner Music Group. Produced by Joe Miller, John Connolly, Morgan Rose and Shawn Grove, "Alpha" will be ...

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STONE SOUR Revisits 'Old-School Rock' On 'Sillyworld'

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR's latest single, "Sillyworld", is one of the most experimental songs on the band's second album, "Come What(ever) May", with fans saying it sounds a little like PINK FLOYD. Lead singer Corey Taylor told Launch that he's heard the FLOYD comparison and several more. "It's actually, you know, one of ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams With CHOLERIC Drummer: Video Available

Drummer Josh Villalta of the Los Angeles band CHOLERIC has uploaded several video clips of his jam with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser as part of Andreas' special guitar clinic at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California on January 25, 2006. Commented Villalta: "I met and had been hanging out with Andreas the whole week he ...

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SEVENDUST: More U.S. Dates Announced

SEVENDUST has announced more shows for its 57-date North American tour, scheduled to begin on February 8 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Also appearing on the trek will be DIECAST. The tour will be in support of the Atlanta-based band's sixth studio album, "Alpha", which arrives on March 6. SEVENDUST / DIECAST tour dates: Feb. 08 ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS Recording Sessions Went Well

Launch Radio Networks reports: The members of QUEEN are really happy with the new material they recently recorded with Paul Rodgers. Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor were interviewed on the CBC TV show "The Hour", which airs weeknights across Canada, and host George Stroumboulopoulos asked them how work was progressing on a new ...

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North Carolina's SLAVEMACHINE Resurrected

North Carolina metal act SLAVEMACHINE has reformed two years after disbanding due to personal differences. Lead vocalist and founding member Ryan Taylor said, "We've been thinking about this for over a year now, and it just feels like the right time to launch the band again. We've received numerous emails and phone calls to do ...

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SEVENDUST: Another New Song Posted Online

SEVENDUST has uploaded another new song, "Driven", to its official MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the new cut "Deathstar". Both tracks come off the group's sixth studio album, "Alpha", due on March 6 via SEVENDUST's own label, 7 Bros. Records, which recently entered into a partnership with Asylum/Warner Music ...

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STONE SOUR To Film 'Sillyworld' Video Next Week

STONE SOUR will follow up the smash success of its single "Through Glass" with "Sillyworld", the second track headed to radio from the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May". The group will also shoot a video for the song next week, according to an online posting by the group's guitarist Josh Rand. In a recent ...

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SEVENDUST Keeping It Heavy On The Road

SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly recently told HeraldTribune.com that he and his bandmates will be rocking harder than ever on their upcoming U.S. tour in support of their sixth studio album, "Alpha" (due March 6). "We're not going to have too many broken-down moments," explained the axeman. "We've been actually running a heavier set ever since ...

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SEVENDUST: More Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST has announced more shows for its 57-date North American tour, scheduled to begin on February 8 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Support on the trek will come from DIECAST. The tour will be in support of the Atlanta-based band's sixth studio album, "Alpha", which arrives on March 6. The CD's first single, "Deathstar", is now ...

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CHRIS POLAND's OHM: More California Dates Announced

OHM:, the group led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, has announced three NAMM convention-area shows in late January: Jan. 18 - The Baked Potato - Studio City, CA Jan. 19 - The Blue Café - Huntington Beach, CA Jan. 20 - Winston's San Diego - San Diego, CA OHM: recently spent time in the ...

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KORN Releases 'Family Values' CD And DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN leads the list of bands appearing on the "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD, which arrived in stores yesterday (Tuesday, December 26). Both feature live tracks from all the acts on this past summer's tour, including DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF, 10 YEARS and the headliners. KORN singer Jonathan Davis ...

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DARK NEW DAY: Searching For Producers

DARK NEW DAY guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) has issued the following update: "Just wanna say it's been a long year for us being off the road and away from all of you so long. We've been working on this new record off and on forever, it seems like, and we're kinda taking off for the ...

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STONE SOUR Singer Gets His 'Freak' On With KORN

Launch Radio Networks repors: STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor did KORN a huge favor last summer when he sang two songs with the band at a British festival, which KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis couldn't attend due to a blood infection. Taylor got to repeat his performance on the 2006 Family Values tour, this time dueting ...

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