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METALLICA: Swedish Gig Sells Out In Two Hours

Tickets for METALLICA's concert scheduled for May 30, 2004 at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden sold out within two hours after going on sale on Wednesday (December 10),according to local media reports. More than 50,000 tickets were snapped up for METALLICA's biggest-ever gig in Sweden, and thei...
December 10, 2003

Review: IRON MAIDEN Break The Sound Barrier

The Evening Times is reporting that heavy metal veterans IRON MAIDEN rocked the SECC in Glasgow so hard Monday night (Dec. 8) they blew the sound system in an awe-inspiring set that delivered a full-on dose of rock theatrics. The audience in the packed auditorium was so eager to get close to their h...
December 9, 2003

Report: IRON MAIDEN Meets Heavy Metal

Victoria Mitchell of the Scottish Press Association is reporting that IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson toured a Royal Navy submarine base on Monday (Dec. 8). Ahead of IRON MAIDEN's concert at the SECC in Glasgow tonight, he visited HM Naval Base Clyde near Helensburgh. A self-confessed submarine f...
December 8, 2003

ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Wa...
December 2, 2003

METALLICA's 'Monster' Documentary Part Of SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 Lineup

"Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years, has been announced as one of the entries for the "Amer...
December 2, 2003

IRON MAIDEN's 'Rainmaker' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 13

IRON MAIDEN's "Rainmaker" has entered Britain's singles chart at No. 13. Meanwhile, LIMP BIZKIT's cover of THE WHO classic "Behind Blue Eyes" has debuted at No. 18 on the same chart. "Rainmaker", written by guitarist Dave Murray, bassist Steve Harris and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, comes off IRON MAID...
December 1, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Singer To Host 'Masters of Rock' Radio Program

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will be hosting a new seven-part series featuring the best in hard rock and heavy metal. The series, dubbed "Masters Of Rock", will be airing on November 27 on BBC Radio 2. Last time round "Masters of Rock" looked at six key years in the music's history. This time...
November 27, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Announce 2004 Tour Dates

IRON MAIDEN have announced the following dates as part of the winter leg of their "Dance of Death World Tour": Jan. 11 - ARG - Buenos Aires - River Plate Stadium Jan. 13 - CHI - Santiago - Pista Atletica Jan. 16 - BRA - Rio de Janeiro - ATL Hall Jan. 17 - BRA ...
November 21, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Singer: I Never Said We'll Stop Touring

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has rejected as false a report published in the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet which quotes him as saying that the band will stop touring in five years. During an interview with Berlin's heavy metal show "Stahlwerk" on Radio Fritz Tuesday (Nov. 18),Dickinson...
November 19, 2003

Former KISS Guitarist Says He Knows The 'Human' Side Of GENE SIMMONS

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, who was shot recently in Los Angeles after attending a VINCE NEIL show on the Sunset Strip, spoke to Electric Basement about working with someone like KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, whose primary motivation seems to be making money. "I know the human side of...
November 18, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Singer: 'We Will Stop Touring In Five Years'

In an interview with the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet conducted prior to the band's gig in Stockholm on Friday (Nov. 14),IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that the long-running heavy metal group will cease all touring activities in five years and will concentrate solely on recordin...
November 16, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Singer: 'MTV Won't Play Our Video Because Our Audience Is Too Old'

At IRON MAIDEN's sold-out show at Globen in Stockholm, Sweden earlier tonight (November 14),singer Bruce Dickinson slammed MTV Europe for refusing to air the band's new video for the song "Rainmaker". "I see a lot of faces here in the front who are not even half my age," Dickinson told the crowd. "...
November 14, 2003

OPETH Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

OPETH frontman Mikael Ã…kerfeldt has been officially confirmed as one of the guest performers on the new AYREON CD, "The Human Equation", tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. According to a posting on AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) web site, "fa...
November 12, 2003

IRON MAIDEN Singer Gets The 'All Clear' To Perform Copenhagen Show

IRON MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Good news!! [Singer] Bruce [Dickinson] has got the all clear from the doctors and is ready to go on Wednesday in Copenhagen. "Finland and Poland have now been rescheduled as follows in the same venue...
November 11, 2003

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. BR...
November 10, 2003