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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: PAPA ROACH, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, DANZIG

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending September 7, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan: PAPA ROACH"Getting Away With Murder": 52,094 (chart pos.: 17) LAMB OF GOD"Ashes of the Wake": 35,324 (chart position: 27) "Resident Evil" soundtrack: 25,453 (chart position: 43) MASTODON – ...

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PAPA ROACH: New Album Preview Available Online

PAPA ROACH fans can preview the band's upcoming album, "Getting Away With Murder", in its entirety at MTV.com before it hits shelves Tuesday (August 31). The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", "Getting Away With Murder" was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with ...

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CROOKED Enter Studio To Record Full-Length Album

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED (formerly NMSO4) will be entering a Des Moines, Iowa-based studio this week to record a full-length album with producer Tom Tatman (STONE SOUR). Additional production and engineering will come from Dave Dominguez (STAIND, PAPA ROACH, POWERMAN 5000, ORGY, GUNS 'N ROSES). 13 songs are expected to be included, including three ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On East Coast Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and his solo band, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZER (a.k.a. HOOKERS 'N' BLOW), will be embarking on a two-week East Coast tour beginning in early September. Prior to the East Coast dates, HOLLYWOOD BULLDOZERReed (keyboards, acoustic guitar, and vocals), Alex Grossi (guitar, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Matt Starr (guitar, FASTMASTER, ...

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PAPA ROACH Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

PAPA ROACH will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, August 30. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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STARRATS: Debut CD Delayed

Adrenaline Records has pushed back the release date of the debut CD from Danish hard rockers STARRATS, entitled "Broken Halo", to September 16. The delay is being attributed to "distribution problems," according to a statement from the band. STARRATS, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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PAPA ROACH: New Music Posted Online

Three tracks from the forthcoming PAPA ROACH album, "Getting Away With Murder", can be heard online at this location. The songs available for preview are "Murder", "Not Listening" and "Done With You". The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", "Getting Away With Murder" is scheduled for release in September through Dreamworks Records. The album was ...

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DESTINY Confirmed For Sweden's METAL MEET FESTIVAL

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have been confirmed for the Metal Meet Festival, a two-day event set to take place July 30-31 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This will be DESTINY's first "real" gig in their hometown since their gig with IN FLAMES way back in early 1999 (not counting their short set at the release party ...

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AEROSMITH: TYLER & PERRY Appearance To Re-Air On 'World Café'

The AEROSMITH "World Café" session will re-air on Thursday, July 1. It will include an extensive interview with host David Dye and a historic acoustic performance with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of "Back Back Train" and "Hangman Jury". The "World Café" airs regularly Mon-Fri with David Dye on over 160 AAA public radio affiliates ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release New Album In September

PAPA ROACH are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" in September through Dreamworks Records. Titled "Getting Away With Murder", the album was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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STARRATS To Support ALICE COOPER In Denmark

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will support ALICE COOPER on June 17 at the Ringsted Kongres Center in Denmark. The band, who consists of Christian Braun (drums), Kasper Eskildsen (bass), Dennis Post (guitar) and Søren Nico Adamsen (vocals), will release their debut album, entitled "Broken Halo", in June through Italy's Adrenaline Records. In addition, they have ...

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Report: Dozens Hospitalized After Alternative Rock Concert

The Associated Press is reporting that nearly 50 people were sent to area hospitals, and more than 200 others were treated for heat exhaustion Saturday (May 22) at a Washington D.C. concert that included performances by PAPA ROACH and THE OFFSPRING. The daylong HFStival, sponsored by local alternative rock radio station WHFS-FM, featured acts performing ...

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Denmark's STARRATS To Release Debut CD In June

Copenhagen, Denmark-based hard rock band STARRATS have completed work on their debut album, "Broken Halo", for a June release through Italy's Adrenaline Records. The group, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ROSE, describe their sound as a mixture of "the great melody, feel and musicianship ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by HitThePit.com about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure), Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF fans know what's up, they know where it started." With ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's ...

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ORGY To Embark On First Headlining Tour In Three Years

Los Angeles, California-based ORGY are gearing up for their first tour in almost three years beginning on April 20 in San Antonio, Texas for the Rockon Coors Light Fest with PAPA ROACH (as part of San Antonio's Fiesta Festival). Confirmed dates are as follows: ORGY "Punk Statik Paranoia" tour: Apr. 20 - San Antonio, TX ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

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PAPA ROACH Add Sacramento Date

PAPA ROACH have added a Sacramento show to their upcoming itinerary leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) later this month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 13 ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Short Run Of Live Dates

PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: More New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted two new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in September 2003 and February 2004. The songs available for listening in streaming ...

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