Pure Rock Newswire 09/06/02
By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Friday, September 6, 2002 @ 12:30 AM
The Doors will be performing tonight, September 6th, at the California Motor Speedway in Fontana, CA and again on September 29th at the Molson Park in Barrie, ONT, Canada. The Doors now consists of: original members keyboardist Ray Manzarek and bassist Robby Krieger, vocalist Ian Astbury (The Cult), and will be joined by drummer Stewart Copeland (The Police), filling in for original drummer John Densmore, who is currently battling a hearing disorder. Rumor has it the group may tour the US and Europe in 2003, and then proceed to the studios to record a new album.
The Doors will be performing tonight, September 6th, at the California Motor Speedway in Fontana, CA and again on September 29th at the Molson Park in Barrie, ONT, Canada. The Doors now consists of: original members keyboardist Ray Manzarek and bassist Robby Krieger, vocalist Ian Astbury (The Cult), and will be joined by drummer Stewart Copeland (The Police), filling in for original drummer John Densmore, who is currently battling a hearing disorder. Rumor has it the group may tour the US and Europe in 2003, and then proceed to the studios to record a new album.Saliva is ready to release their second album, Back Into Your System, on November 12th. Once again, the band has recruited mega-producer Bob Marlette. The album features the track “Rest In Pieces,” which was written by bassist Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue).
10/28/02 München, GER Backstage
10/29/02 Milano, ITA Alcatraz
10/31/02 Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz 1
11/02/02 Strasbourg, FRA La Laiterie
11/03/02 Elysee, FRA @ Montmatre
11/04/02 Bochum, GER Zeche Saxon will be releasing their new album with 13 of their “classic tracks” titled Heavy Metal Thunder on September 23rd. The new album will also come with a bonus CD containing 5 live tracks recorded in San Antonio, TX this year, as well as a video of “Killing Ground” recorded at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2001. Additionally, Saxon has the following European gigs lined up: 09/27/02 Montpellier, FRA Rockstore
09/28/02 Soria, SPA Soriarock
09/29/02 Bordeaux, FRA Koslow
Dave Lee Roth and his band perform live (apparently acoustically) on the Howard Stern Show on Friday, September 6th.Y&T have the following gigs lined up so far: 11/01/02 Sacramento, CA The Roadhouse
11/02/02 Concord, CA Pavillion * (w/ Journey)
11/07/02 Hollywood, CA Key Club
11/08/02 Anaheim, CA Galaxy Theater *
11/09/02 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater *
11/10/02 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick *
11/15/02 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater *
11/16/02 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater *
(* with Montrose) The soundtrack for the forthcoming Goldie Hawn/Susan Sarandon movie, The Banger Sisters, will be released through Sanctuary on September 10th, 2002. The tracklisting will include: "Fame 02" - Tommy Lee (David Bowie cover)
"One Last Goodbye" - Richie Sambora
"Hour of Need" - Peter Frampton
"Child of Mine" - Roger Daltrey featuring G Tom Mac
"Crushed" - Buckcherry
"Ride With Me" - Steppenwolf Gamma Ray have tapped Paragon as their opening act for their forthcoming The Skeletons in the Closet tour in Europe this fall. Ted Nugent tells *NSYNC’s Lance Bass -- why should he waste $20 million to go into outer space, when he can come fishin’ and huntin’ with him for only $1 million! Apparently Nugent invited Bass to his Michigan ranch for a million-dollar week-long lesson in the manly endeavors of the great outdoors. Stone Sour will be heading out on the road with Chevelle and Sinch in tow. The confirmed dates so far are: 09/27/02 Sauget, IL Pop's
09/28/02 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheater
09/29/02 Louisville, KY WLRS Riverfest Waterfront Park
10/01/02 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
10/04/02 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/05/02 Detroit, MI Harpo's
10/06/02 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/09/02 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/11/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/15/02 New York, NY The World
10/16/02 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Mad At Gravity and Comes With The Fall will support Jerry Cantrell on his forthcoming headlining tour. Queens Of The Stone Age have a handful of UK gigs lined up: 10/10/02 Cardiff – University
10/20/02 Glasgow – Barrowlands
10/23/02 Manchester - University
10/24/02 Leeds - University Union
10/25/02 Birmingham - Academy
10/27/02 London - The Forum
10/31/02 Southampton – Guildhall Upon wrapping up their stint on the RockFest 2002 Tour, Dokken has a few solo dates lined up: 09/20/02 Palo Alto, CA Icon Nightclub
09/21/02 West Sacremento, CA Raley Field
10/19/02 Polk City, FL Fantasy of Flight Machine Head’s Rob Flynn reports on their forthcoming material for their next album: “I want to make it clear right now. We will not mislead anybody -- our new material is not "heavier" than Burn My Eyes. It is heavy as hell, but it is not "heavier" than BME. Make no mistake about it, it is sick as hell. And believe me, it wipes the floor with ANYTHING that was on the [MTV] VMA's.
In Flames will be doing an autograph signing Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ on Friday, September 27th, 2002.Vocalist Sebastian Bach’s father, David Bierk passed away last Wednesday. Bierk, an artist, had painted Skid Row’s Slave To The Grind album cover, which was voted 4th Best Album Cover in 1991 by Rolling Stone magazine. For more info, check out Bach’s official web site. KNAC.COM would like to extend our sympathies to Sebastian. Phil Anselmo’s Superjoint Ritual will tour the US again between October 7th and the 21st, although cities and venues have yet to be announced. Also, SJR will be releasing their first-ever DVD, Superjoint Ritual – Live in Dallas on September 24th through Sanctuary. Hammerfall have set Crimson Thunder as the title of their forthcoming album, which will see a release date of October 28th in Europe. Guitarist Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory) is looking for a singer and drummer to join his new band. Please send materials to: Roadrunner Records, Inc.
ATTN: Kevin Estrada
9229 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
And if that doesn’t float your boat, guitarist Mike Chlasciak (Halford) is also looking for a vocalist for his side-project Pain Museum, which will schedule all activities around his Halford itinerary. Chlasciak says, "I'm looking for an unbelievable METAL vocalist (male or female) — a cross between Angela [Gossow] from Arch Enemy and Warrel [Dane] from Nevermore. The remaining musician slots are currently filled." Interested parties should contact Chlasciak's NYC Management Office at the following: Christopher Tuffin
Tuffin Group/ Rick Dorfman Entertainement – NYC
Queensryche’s Building Empires DVD will be released on October 1st, 2002. More info to follow. Suicidal Tendencies are scheduled to perform at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA on October 5th as part of the P3 event that is being held there. More information will be announced shortly. The Hellacopters will release their new single, "By The Grace Of God" on September 9th, which hails off their latest album, By The Grace Of God, which is scheduled for release on September 18th through Universal Music. Guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica) was apparently ‘assaulted’ by his own surfboard last week, resulting in some stitches. The Doors, which holds vocalist Ian Astbury (The Cult) now in it’s ranks, performed a secret show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, CA as a warm-up for their reunion show on September 6th at the California Motor Speedway as part of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour. The band played “Roadhouse Blues,” “Strange Days,” “Love Me Two Times” and “When The Music’s Over.” Apparently, The Doors plan on releasing a brand new album sometime in 2003, with Astbury on vocals. The second issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine should be out on the stands next week sometime, and will include interviews with Playmate Carrie Stevens (who was friends – or something -- with the late Kiss drummer Eric Carr), current Kiss drummer Peter Criss, skater Tony Hawk and comedian Andy Dick. Issue three should contain interviews with Virgin mogul Richard Branson, comedienne Roseanne, adult star Jenna Jameson, MTV VJ Carson Daly, DJ Ellen K and more, possibly including female boxer Leila Ali. Lollipop Lust Kill will open up a handful of dates on the Candiria/40 Below Summer tour: 09/09/02 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Down Under
09/12/02 Chicago Heights, IL Oasis One Sixty
09/13/02 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
09/14/02 St. Paul, MN The Lab @ 4th Street Station
09/15/02 Edgerton, WI Club Raven
09/18/02 Detroit, MI I-Rock Nightclub
09/19/02 Pittsburgh, PA Club Laga The Rob Zombie horror flick, House of 1000 Corpses, has just lost a cast member. Actor Dennis Fimple, who’s appeared in many films, such as BJ and the Bear and Maverick, passed away recently at the age of 62. Fimple appears in Zombie’s film as “Grandpa.” The Locobazooka festival will be back to its one-day, all-day music festival this year in Worcester, MA on September 22nd. Some of the confirmed acts include Disturbed, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Flaw, Hatebreed, and Nonpoint. Tickets are $35. Visit the official Locobazooka site for more details.
Happy Labor Day!
The first two Queens of the Stone Age dates have been canceled – tonight, August 31st in Washington, DC and tomorrow, August 31st in Philadelphia, PA. Openers …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead will headline those shows. Also, the QOTSA appearance on CBS’ Late Night With David Letterman has been moved to September 4th.Last night at MTV’s Video Music awards show, Guns N’ Roses closed the ceremonies with a medley of “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Madagascar” and “Paradise City.” After the show, Axl Rose told MTV News the following regarding the release over their way-overdue album Chinese Democracy: "You'll see [the album], but I don't know if 'soon' is the word. It will come out, and we'll do some more recording and start the American leg of the tour," he promised. David Lee Roth and his band will be appearing live on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly on Friday, September 13th. Dream Theater had to cancel their forthcoming appearance on CBS’ The Early Show, which was originally scheduled for September 14th, citing reasons that "the show was only able to provide us with a performing situation that would have been 'musically compromising' and one which would have given an improper representation of the band and its music.” Guitarist Pete O'Malley has split from his duties in Orange Goblin in order to pursue his artwork and other projects. Apparently, Goblin plans on remaining a four-piece for now. The Tommy Lee reality show proposal for VH1 will never see the light of day, as the plans for the new series have already been scrapped. No reason has been confirmed at this time. Deep Purple’s Perihelion DVD is out now, and appears to be the last official release (as of now) that contains keyboardist Jon Lord . The DVD, which was recorded live at the Sunrise Theater in Florida on June 5th, 2001, contains the following set list: Woman From Tokyo
Ted The Mechanic
No One Came
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
When A Blind Man Cries
Smoke On The Water
Speed King Hush
Highway Star Marduk is planning to do two promo clips in connection with the release of their next album. There’s also plans to record a full concert for a DVD release, the DVD will also contain the promo clips and a lot of additional material. Tool, with openers Meshuggah, have confirmed the following dates so far for the next leg their tour: 09/30/02 Anchorage AK Sullivan Arena
10/02/02 Seattle WA Key Arena
10/03/02 Boise ID Idaho Center
10/06/02 Edmonton, ALB CAN Skyreach Center
10/07/02 Calgary, ALB CAN Saddledome
10/09/02 Billings MT Metro Park Arena
10/10/02 Rapid City SD Rhmore Plaza
10/11/02 Boulder CO Coors Event Center
10/12/02 Orem UT McKay Center
10/13/02 Colorado Springs CO World Arena
10/15/02 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Arena
10/16/02 Kansas City MO Kemper Arena
10/18/02 Kalamazoo MI Wings Stadium
10/19/02 Erie PA Erie Civic Center
10/20/02 East Lansing MI Breslin Center
10/21/02 Indianapolis IN Conesco Fieldhoe
10/23/02 Toledo OH Sports Arena
Hirax has the following gigs forthcoming: 09/06/02 Corona, CA Showcase Theatre
09/07/02 Berkeley, CA Gilman Street
09/20/02 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza and Pub
09/21/02 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar
Check out Hirax.org for more info. The Mighty Sideshow, which likens their sound to the influences of Alice in Chains and Sevendust, have a handful of gigs lined up: 09/02/02 Jacksonville, FL Jax Raceway (Rock Never Stops tour)
09/04/02 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall (Ted Nugent)
09/05/02 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
09/06/02 Fort Lauderdale, FL The Factory (Ted Nugent)
09/07/02 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amp (Ted Nugent)
09/08/02 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (Ted Nugent)
The New York Post is reporting that Ozzy’s wife/manager Sharon Osbourne, who is currently fighting colon cancer, had been rushed to a local Los Angeles hospital on August 23rd for severe dehydration. Apparently Sharon had also lost 20 lbs. in two weeks, and was “white as a sheet,” according to US weekly, and it seems this isn’t the first time this has happened. More info as it’s available.The Cult -- now consisting of vocalist Ian Astbury, guitarist Billy Duffy, and newcomers bassist Craig Adams and drummer Scott Garrett -- have a handful of dates coming up: 10/15/02 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
10/16/02 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at The Hard Rock
10/18/02 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
10/19/02 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
10/20/02 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre Drummer Joey Castillo has parted ways with Danzig, and will apparently be joining Queens of the Stone Age for their tour, which kicks off Friday, August 30th. As a result, Danzig have cancelled their appearance at the On The Waterfront festival in Rockford, IL on August 31st (Soil will fill their slot). Armored Saint and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of A Trip Thru Red Times and as part of the special features the band will be doing an interview along with a slide show. To help make this DVD's special features extra special, the band will be accepting and answering questions from their fans about any point of their career from the years 1982-1991. All questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm PST/8pm EST on Wednesday, September 4th. Bassist Rich Gonzales (Diesel Machine) is in critical-but-stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after his Harley-Davidson motorcycle broad-sided a car last weekend. Diesel Machine consists of Gonzales, vocalist AJ Cavalier, guitarist Patrick Lachman (Halford) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (Glenn Hughes). Vocalist Mike Dimeo (Riot) will be chatting with fans on the bands website at Riotsweb.com on September 15th 2002 at 10:00am EST. On the home page you will see a link under "Special Events," please click on the link and sign up today. On the 15th, you will see a new link that says "Riot's Conference room" -- click on the link, login, and you will be in the room. Tool will once again be taking Meshuggah out on the road with them on the next leg of their Lateralus tour. Dates to come soon. Locomotive Music will release The Metal Zeppelin – The Music Remains The Same on October 28th. This heavy metal compilation will include the following artists and Zeppelin tracks: 01. Grave Digger – "No Quarter"
02. Mägo De Oz - "Whole Lotta Love"
03. Angra - "Kashmir"
04. Elegy - "Rock And Roll"
05. Masterplan - "Black Dog"
06. Tierra Santa - "Communication Breakdown"
07. Axxis - "Good Times, Bad Times"
08. Doro - "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
09. Consortium Project - "Immigrant Song"
10. Blaze - "Dazed And Confused"
11. Primal Fear - "The Rover"
12. White Skull - "Stairway To Heaven"
Guitarist Joe Perry (Aerosmith) will sit in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS studio band on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, August 29th.Dream Theater will be performing live on The Early Show on CBS on September 14th. Please check your local listing for further details on time. Rumor has it Van Halen “Ex-Wife #3” Gary Cherone will join Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony onstage during the August 28th gig at the Tweeter Center in Boston. As previously reported, Jerry Cantrell will conduct a headlining US tour beginning October 10th, after a few dates in the UK. Comes With The Fall has been selected to open for him on this tour, along with other acts TBA. Will Haven, who will be hitting the road with Soulfly later this fall, have plans to release a DVD later in the year. More info to come as it’s available. Kingdom Come are getting ready to release a new CD, Independent on October 14th through UlfTone Music, a new label. Launch.com is reporting that there is a “strong possibility” that the remaining Led Zeppelin members – vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones -- may reunite in 2003, which would mark their first time touring together since drummer John Bonham passed away in 1980. Since then, the remaining members have played two gigs together. Reveille will begin recording their next full-length effort this December with producer Howard Benson (Sepultura). Originally the band was only going to record a five-track EP, but obviously they have more material than anticipated. Bassist Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) has left Echobrain, seemingly on good terms. Bassist Adam Donkin ( De'briah) has filled the position.
It appears that a guitarist in Adema got socked in the jaw by one of the members of Down, or at least by someone on Down’s tour bus, just recently at the Ozzfest in St. Louis. Well, this is all according to an “eyewitness” reporting to AntiMusic.com. Check it out for the whole (unconfirmed) story.It's been rumored that guitarist Gian Pyres has parted ways with Cradle Of Filth. More info to come upon confirmation. Bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen) will continue to jam with Sammy Hagar for a few more shows before the tour’s end: 08/28/02 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
08/29/02 New York, NY Irving Plaza (“Not 4 Sale” Benefit Concert)
08/31/02 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
09/01/02 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Blind Guardian is scheduled to perform on November 15th at ProgPower USA III (which is already sold out) and then at the Medley in Montreal, Canada on November 16th. The band then plans on their first-ever North American tour just after that. Details to come soon. Drummer Rikki Rockett (Poison) will be part of VH1’s 5th anniversary of the Behind The Music series. Rockett will participate in a non-interactive chat at USAToday.com, where you can go and submit your questions before it begins on August 27th at 6PM (EST). VH1 will be airing Poison content during these shows: 08/26, 09/01 - Behind the Music: Poison
08/29, 08/30, 08/31, 09/01 - Behind the Music: 5 Year Anniversary - Near Death Experiences
08/30, 08/31, 09/01- Behind the Music: 5 Year Anniversary - Raunchiest Revelations Exodus are hoping to begin recording their next effort sometime this fall, and plan on a release sometime in late spring, 2003. Prong’s set list at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium was as follows: Dark Signs
Beg To Differ
Close The Door
Another Worldly Device King's X will do a meet & greet on September 8th at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ. The band will sign copies of their latest release Manic Moonlight and meet fans at the Trans World Entertainment-sponsored FYE merchandise area. Exact time has yet to be determined, but will most likely take place an hour prior to the bands performance, or directly following. Queens of the Stone Age will perform a low-key acoustic performance on September 1st at Newbury Comics in Cambridge, MA at 1PM. Century Media Records will reissue the following Iced Earth albums in the US on October 1st: Iced Earth, Night of the Stormrider, and Burnt Offerings. Will Haven have the following gigs forthcoming: 08/30/02 Hollywood, CA The Whiskey (w/ My Ruin)
08/31/02 San Diego, CA TBA
09/13/02 Grass Valley, CA TBA
09/16/02 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
09/17/02 Sparks, NV New Oasis *
09/18/02 Boise, ID The Big Easy *
09/19/02 Salt Lake City, UT X-Scape (DV8) *
09/20/02 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theatre *
09/21/02 Denver, CO Ogden *
09/22/02 Kansas City, MO Beaumonts *
09/23/02 Fargo, ND Playmakers *
09/24/02 Omaha, NE Ranch Bowl *
09/25/02 Sauget, IL Pops *
09/26/02 Milwaukee, WI The Rave *
10/12/02 Sacramento, CA Colonial Theater
(* with Soulfly) Bassist Ron Holzner (Trouble) has officially joined Place of Skulls, the band which also recently recruited vocalist/guitarist Wino, from the now-defunct Spirit Caravan, as their second guitarist. POS hopes to release a new album by January 2003. Sentenced will be out on the road – in support of their latest release, Cold White Light -- along with Dark Tranquility to open for Killswitch Engage and headliners In Flames. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: 09/16 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
09/17 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
09/18 Tempe, AZ Bash On Ash
09/20 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
09/21 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
09/22 Milwaukee, WI The Eagle Club
09/23 Detroit, MI I-Rock
09/24 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
09/25 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
09/26 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
09/27 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill
09/28 Providence, RI Lupo’s TRUSTcompany is hooking up with Korn for a handful of gigs: 09/01/02 Reggio Emilia, ITA Independence Festival
09/03/02 Zurich, SWI Hallenstadion
09/04/02 Frankfurt, GER Jahrundhalle
09/05/02 Hamburg, GER Sporthalle
09/07/02 London, UK Docklands Arena
09/10/02 Dublin, IRE Newcastle Arena
09/11/02 Glasgow, SCO SE & CC
09/12/02 Manchester, UK Arena
09/14/02 Paris, FRA Bercy Click here for the previous Newswire.
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