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HENRY ROLLINS Questions Timing Of U2 Singer BONO's Activism

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently questioned U2 activist frontman Bono's motives in getting involved in so many causes, implying in no uncertain terms that the Irish singer may be using his high-profile involvement in politics to promote the group's current "greatest hits" album. "I think if the...
January 8, 2003

THE DEFACED Complete Video For 'Once In Between'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, the band featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have finished filming a video for the track "Once In Between" off the group's forthcoming "Karma In Black" effort, due in early 2003 through Italy's Scarlet Records. Meanwhile, "the cover artwor...
January 2, 2003

HENRY ROLLINS Keeps Himself Off Balance With Spoken-Word Tour, Upcoming Movie Appearances

Punk rock icon HENRY ROLLINS, who is returning to his spoken word performance schedule with a tour opening Jan. 7 in San Juan Capistrano, California, says he'll take a hiatus from his spoken word tour in the summer, at which time he hopes to take his band back on the road. He will then return ...
January 1, 2003

PAGE HAMILTON: I Never Wanted HELMET To Break Up

Despite previous reports to the contrary, ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has not completely ruled out a reunion with his former bandmates. "[The reunion has] never been discussed with us, actually," Hamilton told Modern Fix recently. "People around us talk about it, though. [Ex-H...
December 30, 2002

Ex-HELMET Mainman Hooks Up With ROB ZOMBIE Members, Defends LIMP BIZKIT Collaboration

Former HELMET and current GANDHI guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ROB ZOMBIE members Johnny Tempesta (drums) and Blasko (a.k.a. Rob Nicholson) in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The group, which is based in Los Angeles, will not affect Hamilton's involvement with GANDHI, which play...
December 27, 2002


Punk rock icon HENRY ROLLINS has revealed that one of the songs originally planned for the his West Memphis Three benefit compilation, "Rise Above", was pulled from the album's final track listing after the track's designated vocalist had a change of heart about the guilt of the three men convicted...
December 19, 2002


Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, will film a video on Dec. 22 for one of the songs off their recently-completed new album, "Karma in Black". "The video is going to be shot by the same crew that made DARKANE's video for 'Innocence Gone',...
December 17, 2002

HENRY ROLLINS: More Spoken-Word Dates Announced

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has lined up the following "spoken word" performances during January/February: Jan. 07 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House Jan. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Jan. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre Jan. 11 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre Jan. 12 .....
December 11, 2002

CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Show Details

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar),ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, will perform a free show at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywo...
December 10, 2002


THE ROLLINS BAND, the group fronted by punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will perform an all-BLACK FLAG set featuring special guests at The Casbah in San Diego, California on Thursday, Dec. 5. The concert promotes "Rise Above", a new benefit CD for the Free the West Memphis 3 Defense Fund, on which Roll...
December 4, 2002

HENRY ROLLINS To Perform BLACK FLAG Songs At Hollywood In-Store

Henry Rollins will perform the songs of his former group BLACK FLAG at an in-store appearance at Hollywood's Amoeba Music on Dec. 3. To help make the occasion even more special, Rollins has sent word out to ex-BLACK FLAG member Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski letting them know that they're welcome t...
November 14, 2002

HENRY ROLLINS Lines Up 'Spoken Word' Appearances

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has lined up the following "spoken word" performances: Nov. 20 - Fairbanks, AK @ University of Alaska Fairbanks Nov. 21 - Anchorage, AK @ University of Alaska Anchorage ...
November 9, 2002

BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copie...
November 5, 2002

THE DEFACED Reveal Track Listing For 'Karma In Black'

Sweden's THE DEFACED, featuring DARKANE guitarist Klas Ideberg and SOILWORK drummer Henry Ranta, have completed work on their sophomore effort, "Karma In Black", for an early 2003 release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Commented guitarist Mattias Svensson: "The mixing of 'Karma in Black' is done a...
November 2, 2002

HENRY ROLLINS To Auction Off Guitar Signed By Metal Heavy-Hitters

Henry Rollins is auctioning off a guitar on eBay that has been signed by some of heavy rock's biggest stars. Most of the artists contributed to the Rollins-organized "Rise Above", an album of BLACK FLAG covers. The album and the guitar auction are both to benefit the legal defense of the West Memphi...
October 28, 2002