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YES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

Progressive rock supergroup YES the latest act to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8, 2003 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER MOTÖRHEAD QUEENSRŸCHE URIAH HEEP...
January 14, 2003

PLANET US To Begin Recording Debut

PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY),Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN),Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — are scheduled to enter a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording their debut album for a late 20...
January 8, 2003

NICKELBACK's KROEGER To Launch 'Fantasic' New Acts Through Label Imprint

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger says that future releases through his new label, 604 Records, will feature music beyond the gritty rock style of his band and of 604's first release, THEORY OF A DEADMAN. "Right now it's a lot of people saying, 'Well yeah, but everything you work with sounds like you...
January 4, 2003

SOLEFALD Complete Work On 'In Harmonia Universali'

Norway's SOLEFALD have completed recording and mixing their fourth full-length album, "In Harmonia Universali", for a tentative January/February release through Century Media Records. "We just finished recording and mixing the album, and I must say that SOLEFALD has never sounded better!" Lazare, on...
January 2, 2003

HENRY ROLLINS Keeps Himself Off Balance With Spoken-Word Tour, Upcoming Movie Appearances

Punk rock icon HENRY ROLLINS, who is returning to his spoken word performance schedule with a tour opening Jan. 7 in San Juan Capistrano, California, says he'll take a hiatus from his spoken word tour in the summer, at which time he hopes to take his band back on the road. He will then return ...
January 1, 2003

FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'I Have Come Back Down To Reality'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Yes, I have come back down to reality in Los Angeles. I'm still really appreciating Christmas because I had a wonderful time with my mother and father. When I got back last night, my girlfriend and I...
December 31, 2002

ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On Delayed RAMONES Tribute Album

ROB ZOMBIE says that assembling a such a quality line-up for the RAMONES tribute album, "We're A Happy Family", was very time-consuming. The album is due Feb. 11, but the release date has changed several times. Zombie worked with RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone as co-producer of the project. He was...
December 31, 2002

GORDIAN KNOT To Release 'Emergent' Next Month

The long awaited new GORDIAN KNOT album, "Emergent", will surface on Jan. 14, 2003 through Sensory Records. GORDIAN KNOT is the project of former CYNIC and current OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) bassist Sean Malone. "Emergent", the project's second album, will feature guest appearances by Bi...
December 19, 2002

NUCLEAR ASSAULT Commence Songwriting Process For New CD

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have commenced the songwriting process for their next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We are in the process of writing new material, and I can tell you that it's definitely in the style of the old stuff," bassist Danny Lilker said i...
December 17, 2002


Texas aggro rockers SPEEDEALER have split up. The following is an official statement from the group on the matter: "SPEEDEALER is dead and will not be resuscitated. Thanks to all who let us sleep on their floors, fed us, bought our merchandise/records, and supported us for all these years. We'd also...
December 13, 2002

TOMMY LEE Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Should He Have Hired A Lifeguard?

From Rocker Tommy Lee made a frantic and frightened call to 911 the day a four-year-old boy drowned in his swimming pool. It was supposed to be a happy occasion: a birthday swim party for Tommy Lee's son. According to court documents, the victim, Daniel Karven-Veres, was a...
December 10, 2002

HELLOWEEN's MARK CROSS: 'My Heart Is Bleeding'

HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM),whose bout with mononucleosis has prevented him from appearing on the band's forthcoming studio album (the drum tracks on the CD are being recorded by MOTÖRHEAD's Mikkey Dee),has posted the following message via his official web site: "How tricky life can...
December 6, 2002

FINNTROLL To Record Acoustic EP

FINNTROLL are tentatively scheduled to enter a makeshift studio during January to begin recording an "acoustic/experimental" EP for a spring release. The band, who have yet to find a replacement for departed frontman Katla, will then focus their attention on their next full-length album, for which t...
December 3, 2002


The reunited TWISTED SISTER, who yesterday announced their participation in next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, have now been officially confirmed to headline the 2003 edition of Bang Your Head Festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. According to the off...
December 1, 2002


CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently addressed the possibility of a reissue of the band's much-panned and widely-criticized 1988 effort, "Cold Lake", via the group's previous label Noise Records. "Now that Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Group has bought Modern Music/Noise Records (and I will...
November 20, 2002