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Former FEAR FACTORY Duo Approached To Join S.O.D.

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera have been contacted by S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano about the possibility of replacing Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX),respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up, Herrera has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Althou...
May 15, 2002
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Former KID ROCK Engineer/Programmer Comments On Possible DEEP PURPLE Collaboration

Former KID ROCK engineer/programmer Michael Bradford has commented on the possibility of a collaboration with DEEP PURPLE in the producer role for the latter's upcoming album, due in early 2003. According to Bradford, "I got a call about two months ago from the manager of the legendary DEEP PURPLE....
May 14, 2002
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ANTHRAX Ink North American Deal With Sanctuary, Finalize Track Listing For New CD

ANTHRAX have officially inked a North American deal with Sanctuary Records and are currently finishing up the vocals for their new CD, entitled We've Come For You All, before beginning to mix the effort next week for a late September/early October release. An as-yet-undetermined single will likely b...
May 14, 2002
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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS...
April 29, 2002
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ROYAL HUNT Mainman Sets Solo CD Release Date

The second solo album from ROYAL HUNT main composer and keyboardist Andre Anderson, entitled Black On Black, will be released on in Europe on June 17th through Frontiers Records. Handling all lead vocals on the CD is ELEGY singer Ian Parry, while other musician featured include Rene Realand (ex-WITC...
April 24, 2002
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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/...
April 5, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN On MEGADETH Split: “You Never Know What's Going To Happen”

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, a longtime personal friend of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was asked by BLABBERMOUTH.NET for his reaction to the news of MEGADETH's break-up, which was publicly announced two days ago. According to Ian, “I was surprised [to hear the news]. I had seen Dave not to long a...
April 5, 2002
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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old...
April 3, 2002
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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT...
March 28, 2002
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MOTLEY CRUE's NIKKI SIXX: We Will Not Regroup Before Summer Of 2003

Some MOTLEY CRUE fans have interpreted the following posting from bassist Nikki Sixx to imply that former drummer Tommy Lee will be returning to the group's fold once the band resumes activities in mid-2003. You be the judge: “To all you impatient fucking whacked out CRUEheads…. “A few years ago, we...
March 26, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Issues Public Apology To DANNY LILKER Over "Behind The Music" Special

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET in order to publicly apologize to former ANTHRAX (and current S.O.D.) bassist Danny Lilker for any misrepresentation of facts or confusion brought on by the recently-aired VH1 Behind The Music documentary on the group. Here is Ian's statemen...
March 23, 2002
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Meets THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY

For anyone that cares: Check out this recent photophoto of ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, girlfriend Pearl, and THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey. ...
March 21, 2002
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S.O.D. Frontman Issues Statement Regarding ANTHRAX Behind The Music Special

S.O.D./M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has asked BLABBERMOUTH.NET to post his personal statement in response to the ANTHRAX Behind The Music special, which premiered on VH1 on March 10th. Milano's statement reads as follows: If you aren't aware of who I am, or my screen name [email protected], then allo...
March 19, 2002
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THE CULT's BILLY MORRISON: We Have Not Split Up

THE CULT have not split up and are officially “on a break”, according to THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison. In a statement posted at Morrison's official web site, the bassist insists that “[vocalist] Ian [Astbury] and [guitarist] Billy [Duffy] are involved in other things for a few months, and...
March 18, 2002
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ANTHRAX Continue Work On New Album, Comment On “Behind The Music” Special

ANTHRAX have finished recording the drums, bass, and rhythm guitars, and are currently tracking the vocals for their as-yet-untitled ninth studio album, which is due to be issued during the summer. Although it is certain that the forthcoming CD will receive a European release through Nuclear Blast R...
March 13, 2002