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ANTHRAX Guitarist Speaks Out On D.C. Incident

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has spoken out publicly for the first time about the group's February 17th gig at Nation in Washington D.C., where frontman John Bush was reportedly involved in a scuffle with a member of the audience. In the final entry of the guitarist's Tour Diary at www.metal-sludge.c...
February 22, 2002

MIC STAND Magazine To Rock New England In Coming Weeks

Mic Stand is the name of a new Maine-based rock publication that will be launching in print in a few weeks, but in the meantime fans can go to to get a sneak peek at content, columns, reviews, etc. There you can access a recent interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, as .....
February 14, 2002

THE CULT "Dropped" By Label, "Over" As A Group

THE CULT have been dropped by Lava/Atlantic Records and are, for all intents and purposes, no longer functioning as a group, according to drummer Matt Sorum, who was quoted via a fan posting on the band's official message board at If the account is to be believed, the real reason...
February 7, 2002

THE CULT "On Ice", Members Pursue Outside Projects

THE CULT are strongly rumored to have been put “on ice” indefinitely in the wake of the group's apparent dissatisfaction with the promotional push they'd received from Lava/Atlantic Records for their seventh album Beyond Good & Evil and the record's eventual lackluster sales performance (the alb...
February 6, 2002

ANTHRAX Guitarist Pays Respects To Late EXODUS Frontman

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian expressed his sadness over the recent passing of EXODUS vocalist Paul Baloff via the latest entry in his Tour Diary, as posted at We received some bad news before the [Tampa show at Jannus Landing]. Our friend Paul Baloff from EXODUS died. We've know...
February 4, 2002

ANTHRAX Schedule Online Chat

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante will partake in an AOL chat this Thursday, January 31st at 9:00 PM EST. ...
January 30, 2002

ANTHRAX's Ian: New CD Will Be Full Of "Giant Fat Guitar Riffs"

ANTHRAX have tracked 15 songs—including three covers—during the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled forthcoming CD, according to a tour diary submitted by guitarist Scott Ian at Describing the record as “brutal”, Ian goes on to say that the upcoming CD, which apparentl...
January 27, 2002

BILLY MILANO Threatens S.O.D. Bandmates With "Beatdown"

Quote of the day: [ANTHRAX drummer] Charlie [Benante] and [ANTHRAX guitarist] Scott [Ian] got a beatdown coming maybe I'll just choke them a little until they cry. Or maybe they'll get caught in the mosh. Milano mosh, that is. S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano on his estranged bandmates in the wake of th...
January 16, 2002

ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" War Of Words Continues

In the continuing saga that is Billy Milano/Danny Lilker vs. Scott Ian/Charlie Benante over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX (read our original report on the subject here),S.O.D. frontman Milano has posted yet another message on the Metal Maniacs magazine message board under the...
January 13, 2002

BLACK SABBATH's Stonehenge Model Lives On!

According to the design company LSD (Light and Sound Design),which was responsible for building the Stonehenge stage set used on BLACK SABBATH's ill-fated Born Again 1983 tour (featuring Ian Gillan on vocals),the actual set used was scrapped in the US after the aforementioned trek, but they still...
January 8, 2002

ANTHRAX: “Behind The Music” Lies A Very Ugly Mess Indeed!

A minor controversy has erupted over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX, the interviews and background information for which are currently being collected and prepared for a tentative February/March air date. It appears that former ANTHRAX bassist and founding member Danny Lilker i...
January 5, 2002

ELEGY's Parry Speaks Out On "Pain", Records ZEPPELIN Cover

Dutch prog-metallers ELEGY are still hard at work on the material for the band's ninth CD, entitled Principles Of Pain, which is scheduled to be recorded during the next couple of months in Madrid, Spain for for release via Marquee Records in Japan and Asia in April, and Locomotive Music in the rest...
January 4, 2002


When your name is Tony Iommi, virtually every metal musician will practically bend over backwards to collaborate with you in any way that they can, so it only follows that the list of guest stars appearing on this CD is a rather impressive one. Featuring ten songs and contributions from the likes of...
December 17, 2001

Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New...
December 6, 2001

Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at ... “Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ....
December 4, 2001