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KISS/AEROSMITH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, SALIVA Venue: Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen City/State: Devore, Calif. Event Dates: Oct. 18, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,405,752 Attendance/Capacity: 20,...
November 6, 2003


Winnipeg-based BURNTHE8TRACK have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. The four-piece, whose members include brothers Derek and Jason Kun, Sam Osland and Mike Goreski, formed in the summer of 2001. In the last two years they have opened for a number of high-profile artists, including PROPAGHANDI, TH...
October 14, 2003

TOMMY LEE Is 'An Illustrated Man'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly set "An Illustrated Man" as the title for his upcoming autobiography, now due in the spring through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. As previously reported, the book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz...
October 10, 2003

MACHINE HEAD To Issue Limited-Edition Two-Disc Version Of New Album

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", will be released as a standard as well as a limited-edition double CD. Due in Europe on October 27 through Roadrunner Records, the follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" was recorded at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California, and featu...
October 2, 2003

GENE SIMMONS Donates Voice To 'King Of The Hill' Episode

KISS star Gene Simmons has donated his voice to the November 9 episode of Fox's "King Of The Hill", titled "Reborn To Be Wild", according to Canada's Chart Attack. Simmons will play the role of Jessie. Also featured in the episode are members of SUM 41, who play a gang of Christian youths who expres...
September 30, 2003

Former ANGEL WITCH Member Passes Away

Former ANGEL WITCH keyboardist/guitarist Myk Taylor, who appeared on the group's "Resurrection" CD and did a great job of wearing more than one hat on the their 1998 demo, passed away from leukemia on August 21. He was 41 years old. "Myk was a friend, great musician, and brother," the band write on...
September 15, 2003

THE KOVENANT's Trip From Hell To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

THE KOVENANT bassist/vocalist Lex Icon has posted the following account of the band's "Spinal Tap"-ish trip to Abtsgmünd, Germany last month for this year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival: "(Time) 06:30 - 21.08.03: (Location) Small Town 2 hours north of Oslo - Hamar "We start driving towards...
September 8, 2003

DEEP PURPLE: 'Bananas' In The Charts

Just one week after its release, DEEP PURPLE's latest CD, "Bananas", has been making healthy inroads into the album charts of some European countries. The following are some of the first-week chart entries, as reported by Germany: #3 Finland: #6 Czech Republic: #7 Argentina: #10 Aus...
September 6, 2003

SUM-41 To Sound Like METALLICA On The Next Album

Canadian punk-pop combo SUM 41 recently told Rolling Stone magazine that their follow-up to 2002's "Does This Look Infected", which the group will start writing next month in their hometown of Toronto, will be a more guitar-heavy affair than was the case in the past. "It's going to be more metal-ish...
August 29, 2003

JAG PANZER Line Up European Headlining Shows

Colorado-based power metal veterans JAG PANZER will play several headlining shows in Europe before embarking on a North American tour with HELLOWEEN and BEYOND THE EMBRACE in early October. Confirmed European headlining dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Milano, ITA - Transilvania Club Sep. 27 – Thessa...
August 26, 2003

BBC News: Rock Is Back!

Stephen Dowling of BBC News Online reports that "as THE DARKNESS, METALLICA and LINKIN PARK toast Kerrang! Awards success, rock music is enjoying rude health at the expense of pop and dance. What has happened to bring rock back into favour? "When clubbing became the musical culture of choice in the...
August 22, 2003

IMAGIKA Split With Singer, Announce Plans To Change Name

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have parted ways with singer David Michael. According to a post on the band's web site, "David's heart wasn't in it any more so it's time to move on. His reason was lengthy, but the bottom line was he just couldn't bear to continue with IMAGIKA. We will r...
August 14, 2003

Former MEGADETH Bassist Jams With SUM 41: Photos Available

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson jammed with SUM 41 when they played the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona with GOB and NO USE FOR A NAME. Check out photos of the guest jam on "Pain For Pleasure": photo#1, photo#2, photo#3, photo#4. ...
August 14, 2003

IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with...
August 11, 2003

GREAT WHITE Singer Says He Will Never Again Perform Song Interrupted By Rhode Island Fire

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell told Mark Arsenault of the Providence Journal last week that the California rock band may never finish the song interrupted by fire at their Feb. 20 show at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. "I don't think I could ever sing that song again," Russell said. "It's h...
July 31, 2003