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QUEEN Join Forces With KATIE MELUA

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that QUEEN will grant Georgian-born singer Katie Melua's childhood dream when they perform together at Nelson Mandela's South African AIDS charity concert later this month. The jazz singer was inspired to become a performer by late singer Freddie Mercury, and she's thrilled she's been offered the honor of filling ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Comments On Multi-Platinum Certifications

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor has commented on the group's recent Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certifications — double-platinum (2 million copies shipped) for the group's self-titled 1999 debut, platinum for "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)", and triple-platinum for the "Disasterpieces" DVD. "The last six years have taken ten years off of all of our ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Schedules TV/Radio Appearances

Ozzy Osbourne has lined up the following appearances to promote his upcoming box set, "Prince of Darkness": March 11 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (w/ Sharon) March 21 – "The Howard Stern Show" (radio) March 21 - CNN's "Showbiz Today" March 21 - "Rockline" (radio show) March 22 - "Late Night with Conan ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Offers DVD Update

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost (ex-SAVATAGE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Recently you all have either heard about or read about the issues we faced and had to deal with at Crocodile Rocks in Allentown, PA concerning our recent DVD shoot. "Since James [Rivera, vocals] and I posted our ...

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SLIPKNOT Percussionist Forced To Skip 'Conan' Appearance

SLIPKNOT percussionist Clown (a.k.a. Shawn Crahan) was forced to miss the group's appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Tuesday night (March 1) after his wife was taken ill. "The band actually dedicated their performance to him and his family — that is what [SLIPKNOT frontman] Corey Taylor said as the song started," a ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Growing Excited For Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN guitarist Brian May says he's growing more "excited" about the upcoming tour with FREE/BAD COMPANY vocalist Paul Rodgers as its start date draws closer. May told Britain's Uncut magazine, "As the tour approaches, it feels like my whole body and soul have been tipped upside down. It's now ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Comments On Allentown Fiasco

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has issued a statement regarding the disastrous circumstances that led to the group's underage fans being evicted from the venue halfway through the group's live DVD shoot at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA Saturday night (Feb. 12). His statement reads as follows: "First of all, I just want to thank ...

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DARK NEW DAY: First Music Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have set "Twelve Year Silence" as the title of their debut album, due ...

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Former SEVENDUST Guitarist Explains His Departure

In a recent interview with "The Kotae Show", former SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and discussed his new project DARK NEW DAY, which also features Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, ...

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SEVENDUST: Former SNOT/AMEN Guitarist Joins The Fold

Former SNOT/AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has joined SEVENDUST as the replacement for Clint Lowery, according to Mayo's former SNOT/AMEN bandmate John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass). Lowery left SEVENDUST mid-tour in December, citing "personal issues." He has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Perform As 'SLIPKNOT' In Front Of Home State Crowd

The following was sent to us by a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor from Ohio: "At MUSHROOMHEAD's three recent Northeast Ohio shows, the band reportedly wore SLIPKNOT costumes/masks for their entire set. The band also did an interview on WMMS this past Sunday night (Jan. 30) and talked about the SLIPKNOT outfits. They said they did it solely ...

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DARK NEW DAY Will Not Make Their Live Debut Next Month

Contrary to an earlier announcement, DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, will NOT be making their live debut on ...

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New Supergroup Featuring Ex-Members Of SEVENDUST, SKRAPE Changes Name

The new "supergroup" featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar has changed its name to DARK NEW DAY from the previously announced DARK BLUE. No reason ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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DARK BLUE 'Supergroup' To Make Live Debut Next Month

DARK BLUE, the new band featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, will make their live debut on Saturday, February 19 at Wills Pub in Orlando, ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman: 'We Refuse To Die'

SLIPKNOT are set to play the Big Day Out festival at the Gold Coast Parklands in Australia later this month. Frontman Corey Taylor outlined to Time Off magazine exactly what the "maggots" (fans) can expect from the band's upcoming concerts. "I can sum it up in five words: all the legends are true! ...

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DARK BLUE: Former SEVENDUST, SKRAPE, VIRGOS Members Sign With WARNER BROS. RECORDS

DARK BLUE, the new band featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have officially inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records. The group are currently mixing ...

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