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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bass player Flea and Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack were two of the celebrity buyers of paintings by shock rocker Marilyn Manson at a launch party for Manson's Hollywood art exhibit on Thursday. Flea reportedly spent spent $30,000 on a portrait of Elizabeth Short (a.k.a. Black Dahlia...
September 20, 2002

AEROSMITH Frontman's Ex-Wife Loses Battle With Brain Cancer

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler, ex-wife of rocker Steven Tyler, has lost her battle with brain cancer and will be laid to rest today. Last night, the former Andy Warhol actress, who wrote a sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll tell-all abou...
September 9, 2002

THANATOSCHIZO: "InsomniousNightLift" Details Unveiled

Portuguese avantgard metallers THANATOSCHIZO have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled InsomniousNightLift, at Rec'n'Roll Studios in the suburbs of Oporto with producer Luís Barros (drummer for AFM Records recording artists TARANTULA) for a September release through Portugal's...
August 11, 2002

MARILYN MANSON On New Album, Cabaret And "Moulin Rouge" Contribution

MARILYN MANSON has finished tracking Ginger Fish's drums for his forthcoming album The Golden Age Of The Grotesque, and has written a new song "as a bit of therapeutic fire extinguisher," according to his latest web site journal entry. Here is MANSON's most recent posting in its entirety: "I am exci...
June 11, 2002

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Sells Art, Gets Unpleasant

On Tuesday, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich auctioned five paintings from his collection, acquired over a decade between METALLICA tours and recording sessions, according to Encyclopedia Metallica. Fourteen more will be sold in London in June. Basquiat's monumental 1982 painting easily eclipsed the ol...
May 16, 2002

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Line Up European Shows, Set EP Release Date

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will be playing the main stages at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK alongside such acts as GUNS N' ROSES, THE PRODIGY, INCUBUS, NOFX and others. In other news, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's forthcoming Irony Is A Dead Scene EP, featuring a guest appearance by Mike Pa...
May 1, 2002

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Selling House And Paintings For $22 Million!

Pictures of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's house, which has been on the market for nearly $11 million dollars for at least several months now, can be viewed at the Inter Sandman web site at this location. Featuring five bedrooms and six baths, the home is being described in the following way: ...
April 30, 2002

Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued),as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocola...
April 30, 2002

LIONSHEART Live Album Sees Light Of Day

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit that sold nearly 350,000 copies in Japan with their first two albums, has issued a live CD, entitled Rising Sons — Live In Tokyo 1993, through Zoom Club Records. Featuring the powerhouse vocals of former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT frontman Steve Grim...
April 16, 2002

KURT COBAIN's Diaries Purchased For $4 Million, November Publication Date Expected

The diaries and notebooks of NIRVANA singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain were purchased by Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Putnam, for $4 million, and a published compilation will be in stores by November. The proceeds from the book will go to the Cobain estate. “The journals are an intimate portra...
February 27, 2002

Natural Born Chaos

Arguably one of the year's most anticipated “underground” metal releases, SOILWORK's Natural Born Chaos has turned out to be a boldly experimental effort for the Swedish outfit, with the group stripping away some of the unadulterated aggression that characterized their earlier releases in favor of a...
February 16, 2002

Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to...
October 29, 2001

Archive News Aug 23, 2001

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger (formerly of SOLINGER),have nearly completed work on their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is due to be released through an as-yet-undetermined label later in the year. Apparently, several songs have yet to be m...
August 23, 2001

Archive News Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek: ... Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center Sept. 07 - Madison, .....
August 20, 2001

Archive News Aug 09, 2001

According to the UK web site of Roadrunner Records, the European release date of the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, has been set for Monday October 1st. The US release will presumably follow on Tuesday, October 2nd (as is customary with most of the label's high-profile releases...
August 9, 2001