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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had...
May 26, 2002

APARTMENT 26: We See Light At End Of Tunnel

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site: "Okay, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel [following a split with Hollywood Records...
May 6, 2002

MOTOGRATER Ink Deal With No Name/Elektra Records

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have reportedly inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records. The much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby allowing them to...
May 1, 2002

APARTMENT 26 Deny Split Rumors

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted a statement on their official web site refuting reports of an imminent break-up following their split with Hollywood Records earlier in the year. The statement reads as follows: “We are st...
March 22, 2002

APARTMENT 26 Dropped By Hollywood Records, In Search Of New Label Home

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have reportedly been dropped by Hollywood Records and are currently seeking a new record deal with the help of manager Gloria Butler (Biff's mom and Geezer's wife). APARTMENT 26's debut CD, Hallucinat...
February 18, 2002


Worcester's BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER),who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have lined up the following gigs during January/February: Jan. 11 - Mulligan's, Worcester, MA Jan. 17 - The Linwood, Boston, MA Jan. 21 - Bill's Bar, Boston, MA Feb. 15 - The Palladium...
January 7, 2002

GEEZER Vocalist Gets Confined in BEWKENHEIMER!

Worcester's BEKWENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER),who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have inked a deal with Garageband Records and have just issued their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through the label. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Confin...
December 24, 2001

Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ....
November 21, 2001

Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on J...
November 15, 2001

Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playi...
October 12, 2001

Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly. Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunite...
October 8, 2001

Archive News Sep 11, 2001

Desperately seeking to make peace to everyone who has previously supported the group in an attempt to rebuild a career that has inarguably seen its best days, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is continuing to reach out to former foes through personal postings via the group's official web site at www....
September 11, 2001

Archive News Sep 10, 2001 - update 1

CRADLE OF FILTH have turned down a slot on the coveted Black Christmas US arena tour (featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE, among others),because they will be “in the studio busy on the new album for next year”, according to the group's official web site. The statement goes on to say that “it .....
September 10, 2001

Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festiviti...
August 21, 2001

Archive News Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek: ... Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center Sept. 07 - Madison, .....
August 20, 2001