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TED NUGENT Clarifies "THE OSBOURNES" Criticism

Ted Nugent has attempted to clarify his previously-published comments about The Osbournes show, which drew the ire of Ozzy and Sharon at last week's press conference in New York. As previously reported, Nugent had told the New York Post, "I think it's an indictment to the soullessness of modern man...
May 20, 2002

TYPE O NEGATIVE: New Demo Track Listing Revealed

TYPE O NEGATIVE's recently-completed nine-song demo for their upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Roadrunner Records on October 29th, contains the following track listing (all working titles): 01. Nettie (4:58) 02. I Like Girls (2:49) 03. Valentine...
May 11, 2002

COAL CHAMBER's DEZ FAFARA: Things Got "Intense" Between MEEGS And Me

COAL CHAMBER performed their first show on Tuesday, May 7th since an onstage altercation between singer Dez Fafara and guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon caused the group to cancel the remaining dates on their US tour. The band played in front of a sold-out crowd of 650 at Hollywood's Key Club and were...
May 9, 2002

DIO To Participate In America Online Chat

DIO mainman Ronnie James Dio will participate in a live chat hosted by America Online on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 PM EST. Dio will be answering fans' questions about his May 21st release of Killing The Dragon on Spitfire Records as well as his upcoming tour with DEEP PURPLE and THE SCORPIONS. Tho...
May 9, 2002


METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett joined SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABORITAS for live renditions of four MONTROSE songs (Hagar's old band) at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California last night, May 7th. Here is the full report, as posted at METALLICA's official web site at www.m...
May 8, 2002

Killing The Dragon

In all honesty, it has been many years since I last felt excited about a DIO album, fact rooted more in mainman and namesake's inability to maintain the standard achieved on his first two solo albums than a general disinterest in the singer's sound. Ronnie's latest offering is no different in that r...
May 5, 2002

INFERNAL MAJESTY: The Canadian Metal Veterans Return To Action

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTYguitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoerwill be performing tonight (May 4th) at Studebakers Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia. Also appearing on the...
May 4, 2002

SLIPKNOT's Videos Pulled From Germany's Biggest Music TV Channel Following School Massacre

Germany's biggest music television channels, Viva and sister channel Viva Plus, have taken SLIPKNOT's videos out of rotation after it was learned that Robert Steinhaeuser, the 19-year old who went on a shooting spree in Erfurt (killing 18 people),had been a big fan of the group. Neither the band's...
May 2, 2002

Former FEAR FACTORY Members Plan Next Move

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly collaborating with ex-FEAR FACTORY keyboardist John Bechdel (i.e. PRONG, KILLING JOKE, REVOLTING COCKS, MURDER INC.) on an “alternative/stoner rock” project at Bechdel's home studio in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raym...
April 15, 2002

DIO "Killing The Dragon" Preview Online

Two tracks from the forthcoming DIO album, Killing The Dragon, can be heard in streaming Real Audio at these locations: 01. Scream 02. Along Comes A Spider ...
April 9, 2002

DAVE MUSTAINE Leaves MEGADETH, Group Disbands After 20 Years Together

A statement from Dave Mustaine: During the first week of January 2002, while MEGADETH was on hiatus, in Texas, I suffered an injury that caused severe nerve damage to my left arm and hand. It was diagnosed as Radial Neuropathy - specifically, a "compressed radial nerve." My doctors tell me it will t...
April 3, 2002


UNION UNDERGROUND will issue a live EP through Columbia Records on June 11th. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...An Education In Rebellion* 02. South Texas Death Ride* 03. Turn Me On (Mr. Deadman) * 04. Killing the Fly** 05. Revolution Man** 06. Bitter*** *recorded live at Sunke...
April 3, 2002

MORDRED End Reunion Bid, Vow To Carry On Under New Name

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED, featuring vocalist Scott Holderby, bassist Art Libbon, guitarist James Sanguinetti, DJ/keboardist Aaron Pause Vaughn, and drummer Gannon Hall, will change their name and pursue a style of music that bears little resemblance to their past ef...
March 31, 2002

RANDY CASTILLO: December 18, 1950 March 26th, 2002

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo reportedly passed away yesterday due to complications stemming from his long-running battle with cancer. Castillo was 51 years old. MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message at following Randy's death: You used...
March 27, 2002

EXHORDER Frontman Pays Tribute To BLACK SABBATH In New Orleans Live Appearance

New Orleans' BLACK EARTHa BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring EXHORDER/FLOODGATE vocalist Kyle Thomas, FLOODGATE/SOUL IGNITION bassist Kevin Thomas and LILLIAN AXE/NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE guitarist Steve Blazewill be playing at Zeppelin's in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, March 23rd. Support will co...
March 15, 2002