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Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio believes that Ozzy Osbourne's current prevalence in the media will ultimately harm his musical legacy — particularly in the eyes of those "intelligent" enough to see how Ozzy "has been used" as a marketing tool by those around him. "I think that the thi...
December 19, 2002

TOOL Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Release DVD

Despite having just completed the touring cycle for "Lateralus", the members of TOOL have already commenced the songwriting process for the group's next album in addition to continuing work on their upcoming DVD, due in early 2003. The following message was posted by the group's official webmasters...
November 29, 2002

TOOL Get Fired Up!

TOOL accidentally set fire to their dressing room on Nov. 12 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and are required to pay for the damage. Freeman Coliseum general manager J.C. Hrubetz says the fire was minor, and that the band's bill for the damage is "less than the amount of a used Chevy...
November 21, 2002

KILLING JOKE Complete Comeback CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG),and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — have set "The Death & Resurrection Show" as the title for their new album, which was recently tracked in London and Los Angeles with produce...
November 8, 2002

Ex-STRYPER Bassist On Possible Reunion: God Will Lead The Way

Ex-STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines believes that God will make the ultimate decision as to whether a reunion of the group will ever take place. "So you wonder about STRYPER," Gaines writes in a brand new posting on his official web site. "Will they ever get back together? I say STRYPER served its purpose...
October 27, 2002

TOOL Artwork Available For Purchase

A few pieces of the artwork seen in TOOL's current stage show can be purchased through artist Alex Grey's web site at One of the works, "Interbeing", is for sale as a poster, while another, "Collective Vision", is available in a limited-edition print hand-signed and numbered. ...
October 18, 2002

GUNS N' ROSES, TOOL, METALLICA Among Artists On Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums List

GUNS N' ROSES' Appetite For Destruction, TOOL's Aenima, METALLICA's self-titled "black" album, BLACK SABBATH's Paranoid and AC/DC's Back In Black were among the albums chosen by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine as the 100 greatest rock and pop records of all time. The following are the heavy me...
September 29, 2002

TOOL/MESHUGGAH: Complete Itinerary Revealed

The complete itinerary for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH U.S. tour is as follows: Oct. 02 - Key Arena –Seattle, WA Oct. 03 - Idaho Center – Boise, ID Oct. 06 - Skyreach Center – Edmonton, ALB Oct. 07 - Saddledome – Calgary, ALB Oct. 08 - Metra Park Arena – Billings, MT Oct. 10 - Rushmore ...
September 22, 2002

DOG EAT DOG Bassist Makes New BAD KARMA MP3 Available For Download

BAD KARMA, the new group featuring DOG EAT DOG bassist Dave Neabore, have posted an MP3 of the track "Nothing" at this location. For more information on BAD KARMA — whose musical output has been described by Dave as a mixture of "INCUBUS, GODSMACK, TOOL, and RUSH" — visit the group's official web .....
September 19, 2002

TOOL/MESHUGGAH Line Up Additional North American Dates

A bunch of dates for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American trek have been announced. They are as follows: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Sports Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center Oct. 03 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre Oct. 07 ...
September 17, 2002

MUDVAYNE: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In October

The first single off MUDVAYNE's as-yet-untitled sophomore offering, "Not Falling", is scheduled to go to radio in early October, according to an Epic Records spokesperson. MUDVAYNE's forthcoming album was recently completed at Minnesota's Pachyderm Studios with producer David Bottrill (i.e. TOOL, SI...
September 12, 2002

MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 o...
September 8, 2002

TOOL/MESHUGGAH: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced as part of the forthcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. So far the following shows are reported to be taking place: Sep. 30 - Anchorage, AK @ Sullivan Arena Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena Oct. 03 ...
September 2, 2002


Ex-FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton has told Billboard that a possibility exists that a few previously-unreleased tracks from his former band may surface at some point in the future. "If it is up to me, no," Patton said. "But it ain't up to me, so maybe. If I believed in them I would have ...
August 24, 2002

MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Next Leg Of TOOL Tour

As first reported here on August 11th, MESHUGGAH have now confirmed that they will join TOOL on the next leg of their North American tour. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 02 - Seattle WA - Key Arena Oct. 03 - Boise ID - Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, ...
August 24, 2002