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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Checks In

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has posted the following message in the "Megadeth Alumni" section of the band's official web site: "Just checking in! Met up with Glen Drover [current MEGADETH guitarist] a couple of weeks ago and had some fun playing some MEGADETH tunes in my studio. I sure wouldn't want to be the ...

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Original LIVING COLOUR Lineup Performs For First Time In 17 Years

LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid has issued the following update: "[Friday] night [Sept. 22] something truly extraordinary happened: for the first time in 17 years, LIVING COLOUR played with Muzz Skillings on bass. The occasion was a private party the iconic master drummer/mentor-musician Jack DeJohnette threw for his lovely wife Lydia. Doug was unable to ...

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DARK NEW DAY: 'Free' Performance Clip Posted Online

A video clip of DARK NEW DAY performing an acoustic/electric version of the song "Free", taken from their current digital-EP release, "Black Porch Acoustic Sessions", has been posted online at Rehearsals.com. "Black Porch Acoustic Sessions" was made available digitally on September 5, 2006. DARK NEW DAY's debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", came out ...

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STONE SOUR's COREY TAYLOR Performs With KORN In Camden

STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor (also of SLIPKNOT) joined KORN onstage at Friday's (Sept. 15) Family Values Tour date in Camden, New Jersey to perform "Freak On A Leash". This marked the second time Corey performed the song with KORN — this time sharing vocal duties with KORN's Jonathan Davis — as he first teamed up ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Continues Work On ELEKTRIC ZOO CD

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI) web site has been updated with the following message: "The new Taz Taylor album 'Welcome To America' [featuring an appearance by Graham Bonnet] has been released and we have received lots of positive reviews and feedback. Thank you so much! Graham says that ...

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CHRIS POLAND's OHM: Hard At Work On New Album

OHM:, the group led by former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Amino Acid Flashback". Kofi Baker (who played on OHM:'s last two records) and Joel Taylor (ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, FRANK GAMBALE, also toured with OHM: earlier this year) will be sharing drum duties on this record, which, based ...

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STONE SOUR's COREY TAYLOR Slams Musicians With 'Great Cheekbones'

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor recently said that the band's hit song "Through Glass" was based on his reaction to watching MTV Europe and seeing "act after act of this inane, innocuous, plastic music." Taylor told Launch that the song really reflects his distaste with the way celebrities are marketed as ...

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STONE SOUR's 'Through Glass' Reaching New Heights

STONE SOUR's hit single, "Through Glass", recently took the #1 spot on the Mainstream and Active Rock Charts, marking it the first #1 single in the band's career. The song bests the #4 charting position the band reached with "Bother", from their gold-selling, self-titled debut album. "Through Glass" is currently #7 on the Modern Rock ...

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STONE SOUR To Play Russia For First Time

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR will play its first-ever show in Russia on October 18, at the RAMP Awards in Moscow. STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor, whose other band SLIPKNOT has never appeared in Russia either, told Launch the gig is part of STONE SOUR's plan to play as many places as possible. "I ...

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STONE SOUR: European Headlining Tour Announced

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT members Corey Taylor (vocals) and Jim Root (guitar), will embark on a European headlining tour beginning mid-October. Support on the trek will come from FLYLEAF. The dates are as follows: Oct. 18 - Moscow, Russia - Luzhniki Sports Palace (RAMP Awards) * Oct. 20 - Chemnitz, Germany - Talschock ...

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STONE SOUR Getting Strong Response On FAMILY VALUES Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: STONE SOUR's current stint on the Family Values tour marks the band's first live performances since 2003. But even though the group has been away for three years, singer Corey Taylor told Launch that the response on the road and to the band's new record has been great. "It's been great, ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Checks In

TRIVIUM frontman Matthew Heafy has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "MKH here checking in while on break here in Holland as our three-week press tour across mainland Europe and the U.K. comes to a close, we have been working promoting our latest release 'The Crusade' which comes out worldwide October ...

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DARK NEW DAY: New Video Posted Online

A video clip of DARK NEW DAY performing a new song, entitled "Storm", in late June at studio in Burbank, California has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). The track comes off the group's upcoming digital-EP release, "Black Porch Acoustic Sessions", due on September 5. Another track from the EP, "Follow ...

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FACECAGE Announces Texas Dates

FACECAGE, the first band signed to Great Big Mouth Records (founded by Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR), will play a couple of shows with two Dallas, TX-based bands, LAME and SOMATIK, the first weekend of September. The details are as follows: Sep. 01 - Canton's - Longview, TX Sep. 02 - Clearview - ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS To Record New Music In The Fall

Launch Radio Netwokrs reports: After successful tours of Europe, Japan, and North America, it looks like QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS have decided to continue their working relationship with some new material. A message on QUEEN guitarist Brian May's web site reads, "We will be heading into the studio in October... There was an intent there ...

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KING'S X: European Tour Being Rescheduled For March/April

According to a posting on KING'S X's official web site, the band's recently cancelled European headlining tour is being rescheduled for March/April 2007. In addition, the band has secured the services of a new manager for the first time since their early years with Sam Taylor. Gunter Ford runs SPV Records in the USA and ...

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FOZZY Frontman To Sing On FOX's 'Celebrity Duets'

FOZZY frontman and former WWE star Chris Jericho will be taking part in "Celebrity Duets" — an unscripted series that pairs singing stars with celebrities outside the music industry to make "beautiful music" together. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a ...

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