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MINISTRY Songs Featured In Award-Winning Documentary

MINISTRY's songs "No W" and "Waiting" are featured in the documentary film "Murderball", which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary, and a jury prize for its editing. This moving film chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More information is available at St. ...

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Former FLEETWOOD MAC Guitarist Apologizes For 'Insensitive' DIMEBAG Comment

Guitarist Rick Vito (FLEETWOOD MAC, JOHN MAYALL) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to apologize for a seemingly insensitive comment he made about late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott as part of a recent online article about the relationship between music and real-life violence. Asked by Norway's Imhotep Zine if there is any connection between heavy ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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THE PB ARMY To Support TROUBLE, ABDULLAH In November

Toledo, Ohio-based "stoner-pop-metal" band THE PB ARMY, featuring Infernal Combustion webzine founder Keith Bergman on vocals/drums, have announced a string of dates in November, supporting the likes of TROUBLE, REBREATHER, ABDULLAH, and RED GIANT. The dates are as follows: Nov 17 – Little Brothers, Columbus OH (w/ TROUBLE, TEETH OF THE HYDRA) Nov 18 – ...

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Report: KISS' Atlanta Concert Was Less Than 25 Percent Full

Hits Daily Double reports: "How bad was this summer’s touring season? At an Aug. 4 at an Atlanta amphitheatre that seats 18,389, veteran rockers KISS — used to doing big business — sold only 4,345 tickets, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of what observers are calling 'one of the slowest summers ever.' Despite ...

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Former AC/DC Singer To Release New Solo Album

Former AC/DC singer Dave Evans will be releasing a new solo album, entitled "Sinner", on October 25. Evans, who reportedly recorded the CD in Newcastle, Australia, is joined on the album by former RABBIT bandmembers Mark Tinson and David Hinds. The rest of the group are said to be "some of Newcastle's finest players" — ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's MCKAGAN, WEILAND To Open NYC Nightclub

According to the New York Daily News, Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan of VELVET REVOLVER and Brett Scallions of FUEL have teamed up with Jon Gabel and Mike Diamond, proprietors of the Vela restaurant in New York City, to create a rock-friendly venue open 24 hours a day on weekends. Dubbed Snitch, the nightspot will ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Joins FOREIGN OBJECTS

Renowned metal guitarist James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has officially joined FOREIGN OBJECTS, the "neo-technical death metal" band formed by CKY members Deron Miller (guitar) and Jess Margera (drums). The group are planning on playing scattered shows in support of their upcoming double-CD, "Universal Culture Shock/Undiscovered Numbers and Colors", due on October 31 through Distant ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Vocalist TONY MARTIN To Sing With TWIN DRAGONS

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will be making two special guest appearances with the rock/blues band TWIN DRAGONS in Italy at the end of the month. Also in the works is an extended European tour next autumn. TWIN DRAGONS is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist Nathaniel Peterson. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Peterson has previously written ...

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THE DISSOCIATIVES To Perform On Australian TV

THE DISSOCIATIVES, the collaboration between SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns and dance producer/artist Paul Mac, will kick off their Australian tour at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7 with a performance on ABC TV's "Enough Rope With Andrew Denton". The band will perform a song live and Daniel Johns will also conduct the most in-depth Australian ...

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AC/DC Radio Program Scheduled For BBC World Service

On Monday, May 24, BBC World Service will be airing a special show dedicated to AC/DC. With rare interviews from their legendary frontman Bon Scott, who died in 1980, BBC will trace the group's early years, from playing wild bars round Australia, on to conquering the world with "Highway To Hell". The program will be ...

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THE DISSOCIATIVES To Embark On Australian Tour

THE DISSOCIATIVES, SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns' collaboration with dance producer/artist Paul Mac, have announced a limited series of Australian concerts during June/July. Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Very special guests on all dates will be acclaimed Perth quartet LITTLE BIRDY. This will be their first ...

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PRONG: Live Video Posted Online

PRONG have uploaded a live performance video of the track "All Knowing Force" at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Mac. The clip was filmed on March 3 during the band's "Scorpio Rising" CD-release party at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles. As previously reported, PRONG have lined up ...

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SILVERCHAIR Side-Project THE DISSOCIATIVES: Video Posted Online

THE DISSOCIATIVES, SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns' collaboration with dance producer/artist Paul Mac, have posted the video for their debut single, "Somewhere Down The Barrel", at this location. "Somewhere Down The Barrel" was released in Australia earlier this month and will be followed by the Australian release of THE DISSOCIATIVES' self-titled, self-produced, album around ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Among Top 10 Earners In 2003

Long-running British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN has made it into a list of the music world's biggest earners. The band made £17.9 million (approx. $34 million) last year thanks to the massive success of their world tour in support of their last studio album, "Dance of Death", according to Heat magazine's annual rich list. ...

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IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER Managers Involved In GRAMMY Brawl

IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood and SLAYER manager Rick Sales (both of whom work under the Sanctuary umbrella) were involved in a fistfight with record executive Happy Walters at the BMG Grammy party over the weekend. According to a posting at Hits Daily Double, "Big talk of the night was the free-for-all at the Avalon ...

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SILVERCHAIR Frontman To Release First Single From Side-Project

THE DISSOCIATIVES, SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns' collaboration with dance producer/artist Paul Mac, will have their debut single, "Somewhere Down The Barrel", premiered on Australian radio tomorrow morning (Friday, February 6) from 9:00 a.m. "Somewhere Down The Barrel" will be available in Australian record stores from Monday March 8 and will be followed by the Australian ...

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MORTIIS Checks In With Recording Update

MORTIIS frontman/namesake has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Better late than never, right? "I probably should have left some sign of life up here a long time ago, and we probably should have done more to the website a long time ago as well. "One of the reasons being that ...

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MSG Announce European Tour Dates

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 26 - Madrid, SPA @ Aqualung Feb. 27 - Pamplona, SPA @ Sala Gares Feb. 28 - Granada, SPA @ Piorno Rock Festival Feb. 29 - Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 03 - Carpaneto Placentino, ITA @ The Field Mar. 04 ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH, METALLICA Among 2003's Most Successful Tours

KISS/AEROSMITH and METALLICA's "Summer Sanitarium" were among the Top 10-grossing tours of 2003 through Nov. 18, according to Billboard Boxscore, which tracks touring activity. As Billboard continues to expand its touring coverage, concert activity is at an all-time high. A record 13,437 worldwide concerts were reported in 2003 to Billboard Boxscore — an increase of ...

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SILVERCHAIR Singer Teams Up With Dance Producer In THE DISSOCIATIVES

SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns and dance producer/artist Paul Mac have officially announced the birth of their new band — THE DISSOCIATIVES. The pair spent about two months together this year, with writing and recording stints in London, Sydney and Newcastle. The first fruit of these sessions will be revealed when the debut single from THE ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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AEROSMITH, KISS Near Top Of Concert Heap

Minneapolis' Pioneer Press is reporting that the AEROSMITH/KISS "Rocksimus Maximus" tour has sold out 90 percent of its shows, and concert promoters are expecting more than one million attendees by the tour's end. Here's how the aging rockers stack up against OZZY, RADIOHEAD, SHANIA and more: 01. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Ave. ...

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