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ADEMA Part Ways With Guitarist, Plan To Carry On As A Four-Piece

ADEMA have parted ways with guitarist Mike Ransom. No reason was given for his departure. The group, who recently completed a U.S. tour with GODSMACK, have already played five headlining shows as a four-piece and have no plans at this time to seek a replacement second guitarist. ADEMA are planning o...
December 25, 2003

Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236...
December 23, 2003

METALLICA/GODSMACK: First North American Tour Dates Announced

METALLICA have announced the details of the first leg of their 2004 North American arena tour, which could stretch as far as 80 dates. The trek will begin March 2 in Phoenix and will include stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The first batch of ticket on-sales will begin Saturday, Dece...
December 12, 2003

Report: GODSMACK Confirmed For METALLICA's North American Tour

GODSMACK have been confirmed as the opening act on METALLICA's upcoming North American tour, according to The trek will begin March 2 in Phoenix. Other confirmed dates include March 8 in San Francisco and March 28 in Seattle. The first batch of ticket on-sales will begin Saturday (Dec...
December 11, 2003

METALLICA's Online Takeover

Several months after refusing to make their music available as individual downloads on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes online music store, METALLICA announced Wednesday on that their full catalog can be downloaded from the following sites: FullA...
December 11, 2003

TOMMY LEE To Play Drums For SKRAPE At Hollywood Gig

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year....
December 5, 2003

METALLICA Confirmed For Portugal's ROCK IN RIO Festival

METALLICA have been confirmed to perform at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4, the third night of the five-day event. Also scheduled to appear at the event are GUNS N' ROSES, who will top the bill on May 30. The following are the currently confirmed dates for METALLICA's...
December 3, 2003

GODSMACK: Acoustic EP Delayed To 2004

GODSMACK's acoustic E.P., "The Other Side", has been delayed from a November 18 release to mid-2004, a management spokesperson confirmed Thursday (October 23). The release was delayed in order to continue promotional efforts for the band's third full-length album, "Faceless", which came out earlier...
October 24, 2003

GODSMACK Raffle Off Concert Tickets To Promote LITERACY FOUNDATION

The Leadership and Literacy Foundation, a non-profit organization created to promote community and corporate literacy education and training initiatives, is partnering with Boston-based hard rock band GODSMACK to raffle off eight tickets to their sold-out concert at Boston's Orpheum Theater on Wedne...
October 19, 2003

GODSMACK: 'The Other Side' Track Listing Announced

Despite rumors to the contrary, GODSMACK intend to go through with their previously announced plans of releasing an acoustic EP on November 18. Titled "The Other Side", the disc features seven tracks recorded earlier this year in Hawaii after the band finished their tour of Asia. Among the cuts reco...
October 9, 2003

GODSMACK Rethink Acoustic EP Idea

GODSMACK appear to have changed their minds about releasing an all-acoustic EP, titled "The Other Side", next month through their label, Republic/Universal Records. The band recorded acoustic versions of "Serenity" and seven other songs during sessions in Hawaii this summer with producer David Bottr...
October 7, 2003

Early HADES Material To See Light Of Day

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update on his current activities: "Monster Records in San Antonio contacted me a few months ago. They plan to release some old HADES recordings from the early '80s with our original vocalist Paul Smith. There were a bunch of live 2-track plus 16...
October 6, 2003

SKRAPE: Sophomore Album Delayed, New Tour Dates Announced

SKRAPE have pushed back the release date of their sophomore album, "Up The Dose", to January 6 through RCA Records. Produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK),"Up The Dose" follows SKRAPE's acclaimed 2001 debut album "New Killer America" and its hard-hitting Top 20 active rock radio single "W...
October 3, 2003

GODSMACK Drummer: 'We Are METALLICA Junior!'

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the group's upcoming support slot on METALLICA's Fall 2003 European tour. "If anything, we're the perfect band [to open for METALLICA]," Larkin exclaimed. "We're METALLICA Jr. — we admit it [laughs], you know? And Sully [E...
September 30, 2003

THRUST Singer Seriously Injured In Motorcyle Crash

Greg Divine, the lead singer of Kansas City-based THRUST (web site),was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a car Wednesday night (September 24). Divine is lucky to be alive after the crash, KMBC's Kris Ketz reported. The vocalist was not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle came to...
September 26, 2003