Pure Rock Newswire 09/20/02

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Friday, September 20, 2002 @ 9:09 AM

A Summary Of News, Rumors And

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Shadows Fall will tour with Mushroomhead from late October to late November (more details to be announced soon.). SF will do an in-store tonight, September 20th at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ and will hold a record release party at Cambridge, MA's Middle East (downstairs) on September 21st. In a special promotion, the first 150 people to buy The Art Of Balance at any Newbury Comics store will receive a free ticket to the record release show. The first pressing of the album features a bonus CD-ROM disc and a slipcase. The CD-ROM (PC/Mac compatible) contains a band biography, 50 picture photo gallery, video interview, links and the following three live performances: "Destroyer Of Sense" (Live at Club Krome - 5/31/02), "Thoughts Without Words" (Live at Club Krome - 5/31/02) and "Of One Blood" (Bootlegged at Club Cyclone in Tokyo, Japan - 2001).

Bassist Roger Glover (Deep Purple) will appear in a new movie made by Phish bassist Mike Gordon. The movie is a documentary about the recording session of Gov't Mule's The Deep End. It's called Rising Low and will also feature other bass players such as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jack Bruce (Cream), Les Claypool (Primus), etc. The film debuts at the Woodstock Film Festival (USA) on Saturday, September 21st and will also be released on DVD and VHS October 8th.

Alice Cooper will appear on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn on CBS (U.S) September 25th.

Theory Of A Deadman will be making their live performance debut in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 10th at the Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood.

SoiL, Skinlab, Sugarcoma and Vacant Stare have the forthcoming gigs lined up in the UK:

10/15/02 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/16/02 Wolverhamton, UK Wulfrun Hall
10/17/02 Manchester, UK Academy
10/18/02 Nottingham, UK Old Angel *
10/19/02 Bristol, UK Academy
10/20/02 Edinburg, UK Liquid Rooms *
10/21/02 Newcastle, UK University
10/22/02 Leeds, UK St. Josephs Well
10/23/02 Portsmouth, UK Pyramid Centre
10/24/02 London, UK Astoria
10/25/02 Romford, UK Musik Tech Studios
10/26/02 NorthHampton, UK TBA
(* SOiL with Labrat and Freebase)

Cryptopsy will be headlining the Xtreme Benefest (which will also include Internal Bleeding, Internal Suffering, Gorgasm, Devourment, Regurgitation and more TBA) on Saturday, November 16th, 2002. This two-day event -- which is to benefit guitarist James Murphy (ex-Testament/Death) who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year -- will take place at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak (MI) near Detroit. You can visit the official website for more details: www.deathfest.homestead.com.

OSI -- a new project which features guitarist Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), keyboardist Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, ex-Dream Theater) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) – will release their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence in the fall of 2002 on InsideOut Music America. Matheos, Moore and Portnoy are the core of the band, and Moore does most of the lead vocals, but Office of Strategic Influence will also feature special guest vocalists to be announced, and guest bass guitarist Sean Malone (Gordian Knot). Stay tuned for more details.

Dokken’s gig at the Icon Nightclub in Palo Alto, CA which was scheduled for September 27th has been cancelled, with no given reason. Apparently the date will be made up in November.

Drummer Danny Schuler (Biohazard) has now officially joined Among Thieves, replacing Will Shepler (ex-Agnostic Front), who left the group to pursue other interests outside of the music industry. Schuler still remains a member of Biohazard, and will work with both bands.

Overkill will be ready to “roll tape” beginning October 1st, utilizing Colin Richardson (ie Carcass, Fear Factory) to produce the group's forthcoming as-yet-untitled full-length album.

Bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jack Osbourne were among the celebrity buyers at Marilyn Manson’s personal art exhibit. Manson’s “The Golden Age of Grotesque” art exhibit will be open to the public today, Friday, September 20th, and admission is free. The gallery is located at 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA, where apparently Manson will appear throughout the evening.

Chevelle, Stone Sour and Sinch have a handful of tour dates lined up together:

10/01/02 Cincinnati OH Bogarts
10/02/02 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
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 Theater
10/13/02 Philadelphia PA The Trocadera
10/15/02 New York NY The World
10/16/02 Norfolk VA The Norva

Kreator and Destruction’s tour bus broke down recently, forcing them to cancel a gig that was a makeup show for a previously cancelled show in Grand Rapids, MI. They are back on the road now and will continue their tour.

Kittie have several gigs forthcoming:

10/10/02 Tampa, FL Masquerade
10/11/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
10/12/02 Orlando, FL HOB
10/15/02 Baltimore, MD Recher Theater

Co-headliners Ill Nino and Pitchshifter add Raging Speedhorn as support on their upcoming tour dates:

10/05/02 Camber, UK Sands K! Weekender
10/06/02 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/07/02 Sheffield, UK Leadmill
10/26/02 Brighton, UK Concorde
10/27/02 Manchester, UK University
10/28/02 Newcastle, UK University
10/29/02 Glasgow, UK Garage
10/30/02 Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
10/31/02 Exeter, UK University
11/01/02 London, UK Astoria

Blue Oyster Cult is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2002, and the legendary hard-rock band is honoring the occasion by releasing the live CD, A Long Day's Night, on September 24th and a companion DVD/VHS home video on October 8th through CMC International/Sanctuary.


The initial dates for Superjoint Ritual’s forthcoming tour are as follows:

10/07/02 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
10/08/02 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
10/09/02 TBA TBA
10/10/02 Springfield, VA Jaxx
10/11/02 Old Bridge, NJ Birch Hill Nite Club
10/12/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/13/02 Pougkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/15/02 Chicago Heights, IL Oasis One Sixty
10/16/02 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
10/17/02 Toledo, OH Hard Hat
10/18/02 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/19/02 St. Louis, MO Pop's
10/20/02 TBA TBA
10/21/02 Austin, TX The Back Room

Mudvayne’s forthcoming album, The End of All Things To Come, is scheduled for release on November 19th.

Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd will share the stage tonight, September 19th and tomorrow, September 20th at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI.

Winger, now having wrapped up their summer gig on Poison’s Hollyweird Tour, have a few solo gigs forthcoming:

10/01/02 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
10/02/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
10/03/02 Wantagh, NY Mulcahy's
10/04/02 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
10/05/02 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
10/07/02 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome

Lillian Axe have been out supporting their latest release, Lillian Axe – Live 2002, and have a couple of dates coming up:

09/21/02 Baton Rouge, LA Richoux
09/22/02 Jackson, MS The Dock

Alice Cooper, Cinderella, Quireboys and Thunder have the following Monsters of Rock tourdates scheduled:

11/16/02 London, UK Wembley Arena
11/17/02 Brighton, UK Centre 17
11/19/02 Bournemouth, UK International Centre
11/20/02 Manchester, UK Arena
11/21/02 Newcastle, UK Arena
11/22/02 Glasgow, UK Clyde Auditorium
11/23/02 Birmingham, UK NEC
11/25/02 Cardiff, UK International Arena
11/26/02 Sheffield, UK Arena

Gamma Ray, as previously reported, will be at Atlanta’s Prog Power Festival on November 17th (which has long since sold out.) Additionally, they add the following one-off date the next day:

11/17/02 Montreal, QUE Le Medley

Dog Fashion Disco takes their circus-inspired metal around the northeastern US:

10/04/02 Herkimer, NY Brownies
10/05/02 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
10/20/02 Baltimore, MD The Depot
10/31/02 New York, NY Don Hill's
11/15/02 Philadelphia, PA Sedgewick Cultural Center
11/30/02 Youngstown, OH Nyabinghi Music Hall
12/08/02 West Springfield, VA Jaxx

The Rolling Stones will celebrate their 40th anniversary The Rolling Stones at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, September 20th.

Saliva and Audiovent add Theory of a Deadman to their tour line-up, which kicks off on October 25th. Dates have yet to be announced.

The Chris Cornell/Rage Against the Machine project, now known as Audioslave, are rumored to be releasing their first single, “Cochese,” from their forthcoming debut album – which is apparently eyeing a November 19th release through Epic – on October 1st. Additionally, they appear to be scheduled to shoot a video for the single in Los Angeles at the end of September with director Mark Romanek, who did Nine Inch Nail’s “Closer” video.

Dio will play the Soyo Rock Festival 2002 in Korea on October 13th, 2002. For more information go to: www.soyorock.com.


Alice Cooper will be on Rockline tonight, Wednesday, September 18th, 2002 at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. Check out Alice’s official web site for more details.

Skid Row have a handful of tour dates coming up:

09/28/02 Tulsa, OK Tulsa State Fair
10/03/02 Syracuse, NY Bridge Street Music Hall
10/04/02 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/05/02 Wantagh, NY Mulcahy's
10/09/02 Philadelphia, PA John's Boardwalk
10/10/02 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
10/11/02 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
10/24/02 Manchester, NH Chantilly's
10/25/02 Elsworth, ME Crossroads
10/26/02 Leominster, MA Liquid
11/01/02 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
11/02/02 Struthers, OH The Cellar

Slipknot are tentatively titling their forthcoming live DVD/VHS Disaster Pieces, which is due out on November 26th through Roadrunner.

Bassist Roger Glover (Deep Purple) will release his solo album, Snapshot on September 23rd. For more info, check out Glover’s official web site for more info.

Dio will release Killing The Dragon: Tour Edition -- an updated version of the Killing The Dragon CD, on October 22nd through Spitfire, and will include the following “extras”:

01. Ronnie James Dio (with Deep Purple) – “Fever Dreams” (live)
02. Ronnie James Dio (with Deep Purple) – “Rainbow In The Dark” (live)
03. The video for the song "Push”
04. A screensaver

The Osbournes MTV show has already nabbed a Creative Arts Emmy (“Pre”-Emmys in technical categories) for “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality).” This is the only category the series was nominated in. The official 54th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 22nd.

Dream Theater cancelled their gigs on October 19th in Bradford, England and on November 10th Montpelier, France "due to technical and traveling logistics."

Dokken keeps rockin’… Although they cancelled their last gig of the RockFest tour, their official web site shows the following solo gigs forthcoming:

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

Drummer Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) has his solo effort -- a “soundtrack to the imagination” titled The “X” Chapters -- ready for release. Check out his personal web site for more information.

Guitarist Scott Ian (Anthrax) reports the following on their official web site: “We filmed a movie called Calendar Girls last week. It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our scene is playing ourselves, just off tour hanging out poolside and we meet these women. It was cool. It will be out next year.” Click here for a photo of the band on the set.

Vocalist Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) has a couple of solo gigs on the horizon:

11/08/02 Brooklyn, NY L'Amour
12/06/02 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

Danzig -- sans their recently-departed drummer Joey Castillo who has joined the ranks of Queens of the Stone Age -- have the following European gigs lined up:

11/21/02 London, UK Astoria
11/23/02 Malmo, SWE KB
11/25/02 Helsinki, FIN Nosturi
11/27/02 Gothenburg, SWE Karen
11/29/02 Hamburg, GER The Docks
12/01/02 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
12/02/02 Munich, GER Collosseum
12/03/02 Stuttgart, GER Longhorn
12/04/02 Cologne, GER E-Werk
12/07/02 7 Warsaw POL Stadola Hall

Union Underground have a few forthcoming shows:

09/19/02 San Angelo, TX Riverstage Amphitheatre (w/ Sevendust)
09/23/02 Anaheim, CA -- performing "Across the Nation" live for a broadcast of WWE Raw


Spitfire Records reports the following: For the first time in its historic and storied existence, Harpo's Concert Theater in Detroit, MI actually ran out of beer. During Black Label Society's performance on Saturday, September 14th, the 3,000 seat "oldest concert theater in North America" was reportedly emptied of its last drop of the stuff as concert-goers, along with the band, took Wylde's infamous "alcohol fueled brewtality" mantra to heart. For those unable to attend (and for those who were there but can't remember) the entire show was filmed for Black Label Society's first-ever DVD release coming in 2003.

It appears that guitarist Slash has confirmed that he is indeed working on an album with his other ex-Guns N’ Roses bandmates bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, with hopes to release said album in 2003.

American Dog -- which features Michael Hannon (ex-Salty Dog, ex-Dangerous Toys) – will release their sophomore effort, Red, White, Black & Blue worldwide October 1st, 2002. ‘Dog fans can get an advance copy online before it hits the shelves through the band’s Merch link or at Outlaw Recordings.

The UK release of Hate Eternal’s forthcoming album, King Of All Kings, has been delayed until September 23rd.

Kataklysm’s From Shadows To Dust Canadian tour will include Necronomicon and Blood of Christ. The dates are as follows:

09/22/02 North Bay, ONT The Daily Grind
09/24/02 Thunder Bay, ONT The Apollo
09/26/02 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert
09/27/02 Saskatoon, SK Wash'N'Slosh
09/28/02 Calgary, AB TA Verns
09/29/02 Penticton, BC Masonic Hall
10/01/02 Victoria, BC Soundgarden
10/02/02 Vancouver, BC Cobalt
10/03/02 Canmore, AB Canmore Hotel
10/04/02 Edmonton, AB Fox'N'Hound
10/05/02 Regina, SK The Moon
10/06/02 Winnipeg, AB Royal Albert
10/09/02 Toronto, ONT The Kathedral
10/10/02 Sudbury, ONT TBA
10/11/02 Ottawa, ONT Undergound

Helloween have finally found a replacement for last year’s dismissed member, Roland Grapow, in guitarist Sascha Gerstner (ex-Freedom Call), who will be recording with the group on their next album to be released in 2003.

Endo has changed the title to their forthcoming album to Faces of Our Innocence. The album is expected in early 2003 through Columbia.

Vocalist Gary Cherone (ex-Van Halen, ex-Extreme) commands an aggressive and atmospheric brand of edgy rock with his new outfit, Tribe of Judah, as they release their debut album, Exit Elvis, on Spitfire Records on October 22, 2002.

Prong announce their latest set of tour dates, this time in Germany. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

11/11/02 Stuttgart, GER Die Röhre
11/12/02 Frankfurt, GER Batschkapp
11/15/02 München, GER Metropolis
11/16/02 Kassel, GER Spot
11/17/02 Köln, GER Prime Club
11/18/02 Essen, GER Zeche Carl
11/19/02 Berlin, GER SO 36
11/20/02 Hamburg, GER Schlachthof

Vocalist Phil Anselmo (Down, Pantera) has set up dates for his infamous annual House of Shock in Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. Check out HouseOfShock.com for all the details.

Bassist Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) did indeed die on June 5th, 2002 as a result of a heroin overdose, according to the Medical Examiner’s office in Los Angeles, CA, which filed the autopsy report on September 12th. Ramone would have turned 50 tomorrow, September 18th.

Bassist Les Claypool’s Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains, which also features Guns N’ Roses members guitarist Buckethead and drummer Brain, recorded their recent California gigs, which will be used in a future live album. Details to follow.

The old news is the brawl that took place between vocalist Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and a record producer, who claims Neil attacked him unprovoked in April. The new news is that the producer is now suing Neil in excess of 1 million dollars, and is dragging club/restaurant owner Mario Maglieri, who runs the famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, into the lawsuit, as the altercation took place in front of the establishment.


The West Memphis Three benefit album, Rise Above, which was created by Henry Rollins, will be available October 8th, 2002.

Disturbed has a couple of in-stores lined up:

09/16/02 Los Angeles, CA Tower Records Sunset at 10:00 AM (which gives you a wristband to meet the band later that evening at 10 PM).
09/19/02 Chicago, IL Rolling Stones (Purchase the new album, receive a wristband to meet band at 4:00PM)
09/21/02 New York, NY Tower Records – CANCELLED

Unwritten Law was filming a video in Yellowstone National Park recently. While they thought it to be a good idea for drummer Wade Youman to hang out in the river as part of the video, the drummer proceeded to completely disrobe and do naked handstands in the river. Park authorities were not amused, and promptly ticketed Youman for misconduct.

Although Blind Guardian announced that Symphony X would be their opener for their forthcoming US tour, they now claim that it has yet to be confirmed. In other news, Blind Guardian has been tapped to tour Europe with Stratovarius in early 2003.

VH1’s hour-long special, Tommy Lee: The Naked Truth (the first of two), will begin airing on September 26th. Check your local listings at VH1.

Systematic will begin recording their next album on September 23rd. Although they currently do not have a bassist, they do hold in their ranks drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-Slayer).

Drummer Rikard Stjernquist has joined a new band called Ballistic, although Stjernquist will continue his duties in Jag Panzer.

Shadows Fall will keep the tour-machine running, now adding Mushroomhead to their itinerary beginning later October. Dates and venues have yet to be announced.

The Hellacopters and Glucifer have a few Norweigen dates lined up:

09/25/02 Oslo, NOR Rockefeller
09/26/02 Tromsö, NOR Driv
09/27/02 Bodö, NOR TBA
09/28/02 Trondheim, NOR Samfundet

Napalm Death’s forthcoming studio album, Order of the Leech is ready for release through Snapper Music in Europe on October 21st, and through Spitfire Records in the US sometime shortly thereafter.

Mudvayne’s as-of-yet untitled studio album, with producer Dave Bottrill (Tool) will be ready for release on November 19th through Epic Records.

The Ravenous -- which features in its ranks Danny Lilker (S.O.D., ex-Anthrax) and Killjoy (Necrophagia) -- have inked a deal with Southern Lord Records. The band will enter a studio in Vancouver, Canada this November to record their next full-length effort, Blood Delirium, for an early 2003 release.

Static-X are trying to get guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) and vocalist Aaron Lewis (Staind) to record some material on their next album, which will be released sometime in early 2003.

Pitchshifter and Ill Niño will head out together across Europe next month:

10/12/02 Koln, GER Ewerk
10/13/02 Bielefeld, GER PC 69
10/14/02 Paris, FRA Trebendo Theatre
10/15/02 Strasbourg, FRA La Laiterie
10/16/02 Munich, GER Elserhalle
10/17/02 Milan, ITA Rainbow
10/19/02 Madrid, SPA Arena
10/20/02 Bergara, SPA Sala Arena
10/21/02 Oporto, POR Theatro Sa De Benderia
10/22/02 Lisbon, POR Paradise Garage
10/24/02 Barcelona, SPA Razzmatazz

KNAC.COM Pure Rock Patroller Roger Rodriguez (N. Long Beach) wanted to share the following information with fellow Southern California metal heads: the Velvet Underground, a staple record store in Long Beach, CA specializing in it’s rare metal vinyl albums, will be closing it’s doors after 25 years. Their last day will be Sunday, September 15th. Owner Bob Dalton says many people would stop in, looking for info on KNAC, and would pass out our stickers regularly and spread the good word. He wants to thank his patrons for their 25 years at his store, which was a haven for metallers. Rodriguez says, “Bob Dalton” is going to be missed in this city.” Best wishes, Mr. Dalton. Thanks for the metal resources!


Now that Ozzfest is over, Down cements plans to tour again this fall, this time headlining, with no opening acts. Confirmed dates are as follows (with more to be announced):

11/02/02 Austin, TX Stubbs BBQ
11/03/02 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
11/05/02 St Louis, MO The Pagent
11/06/02 Combined Locks, WI Ryan's Ballroom
11/09/02 Detroit, MI Harpo's
11/10/02 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
11/12/02 Pittsburgh, PA Metropol
11/16/02 Montreal, QUE Le Spectrum
11/17/02 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
11/19/02 Providence, RI Lupo's
11/20/02 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
11/23/02 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
11/24/02 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
11/25/02 Tampa, FL Masquerade

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH has released their list nominees eligible for induction next year in 2003. The list includes: Black Sabbath (6th nomination), AC/DC (3rd nomination), Lynyrd Skynyrd, MC5, and the Sex Pistols.

Guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses) has the following gigs lined up:

09/12/02 Hollywood, CA Key Club (w/ Alice Cooper)
09/23/02 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
09/24/02 Anaheim, CA The Grove
09/26/02 San Diego, CA Sycuan Casino
09/27/02 Tucson, AZ Convention Center
09/28/02 Las Vegas, NV Sunset Casino Station

The project of Rage Against the Machine and vocalist Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden) finally has a new name: Audioslave. It appears they are in the recording process, and intend on releasing something next year in 2003 through Epic Records. An official webiste has just been launched for the band: audioslavemusic.com.

Dio has tapped Hammerfall for their upcoming tour this November. Dates and venues will be announced soon.

Guitarists Slash and Dave Navarro, who have teamed up in Los Angeles and San Diego for Jimi Hendrix tribute gigs, are rumored to get together again with an all-star band at an as-of-yet disclosed location this Halloween. KNAC.COM has photos of the San Diego gig, which will be posted shortly.

Vocalist Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) will sing the national anthem at an upcoming charity hockey game run by actor-comedian Denis Leary. The event, dubbed the Celebrity Hat Trick, will be presented by EMC Corporation and will take place September 29th at 3 PM (EST) at the Centrum Centre in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event also includes a private dinner and private golf tournament. For more info on the event and tickets, check out Launch.com.

Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, the Used, and (International) Noise Conspiracy are just some of the hundreds of acts who will play this year's annual CMJ Music Marathon (October 30th - November 2nd) in New York.

Soulfly has drafted downthesun to open for them on their forthcoming headlining tour September 27th – October 20th. Exact dates and venues to be announced soon.

Queen are set for a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Presentation on October 18th. Rumor has it that Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor may jam with Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) at an after-party on that date.

The Rob Zombie-produced Ramones tribute album, We're A Happy Family, has been pushed back to be released on November 12th through DV8/Columbia.

Sammy Hagar is scheduled to release his latest solo album, Not 4 Sale, on October 8th through 33rd Street Records.

Vocalist Bret Michaels (Poison) has posted his 9/11 tribute song – one that he wrote the day after the tragedy last year – on his website at BretMichaels.com.

Metallica will release their “book of lyrics” on October 1st, and will reissue their 1993 Live Shit: Binge and Purge box set as a DVD on November 12th, which will also contain their Mexico City concert on 3 CDs and DVDs of their shows in San Diego and Seattle.

Staind will release their MTV Unplugged performance on DVD, due out on November 12th.

Candiria were forced to cancel their tour with 40 Below Summer, as they were in a major traffic accident in Buffalo, NY. Although the band did not report any critical injuries, John LaMacchia did break his collarbone.


Queens of the Stone Age will be hosting The Rock Show on MTV2 all this week (except for Wednesday). The show starts at 6pm.

Drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) has cancelled his forthcoming personal in-store appearance at Cherry’s Music, Somers Pt., NJ on September 13th due to scheduling conflicts.

Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington is up for sale on Ebay. Click here for more details.

Brand New Sin have been added to the Locobazooka Festival in Worcester, MA on September 22nd. Also performing that day, as previously reported, are Black Label Society (which BNS is currently on tour with), Disturbed, Hatebreed, Nonpoint, Flaw and others.

Peter Sempel's much acclaimed documentary called Lemmy has a few more scheduled preview viewings:

09/20/02 Los Angeles – Silverlake Film Festival
10/05 – 10/06/02 New York Anthology Film Archives

Bassist/vocalist Les Claypool (Primus) will release his solo album, Purple Onion, on September 24th, 2002.

Primer 55 has been added to a North American tour lineup consisting of Dope, Skinlab and Pissing Razors. The dates are still in the planning stages and should be confirmed shortly.

“Hi, this is Bruce Dickinson, and I’ll be your captain today. We should reach a cruising altitude of 35,000 ft…” Yes, you could hear this on your next flight! The Iron Maiden vocalist won’t actually be the captain, but “first officer” on charter airline Astraeus, which will serve Britain, some European cities, North Africa and the Middle East.

However, Dickinson made time to grab his Maiden pals -- drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Janick Gers -- to jam onstage with Deep Purple for “Smoke on the Water” at the latter’s London gig at the Hammersmith Apollo last Saturday, according to Blabbermouth.net. The setlist from Purple’s previous night at the Apollo is as follows:

01. Fireball
02. Woman From Tokyo
03. Mary Long
04. Ted the Mechanic
05. Lazy
06. Well-Dressed Guitar
07. When A Blind Man Cries
08. Space Truckin
09. Don Airey's solo
10. Perfect Strangers
11. Speed King
12. Smoke On The Water
13. Hush
14. Black Night
15. Highway Star

Dillinger Escape Plan have lined up Icarus Line to support them on the following tour dates:

09/24/02 Worcester, MA Middle East
09/25/02 New York, NY The Knitting Factory
09/26/02 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
09/27/02 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
09/30/02 WinstonSalem, NC Ziggy's
10/04/02 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
10/05/02 Las Vegas, NV The Castle
10/07/02 San Francisco, CA The Pound
10/08/02 Portland, OR Roseland
10/09/02 Seattle, WA Showbox
10/13/02 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
10/15/02 Kansas City, KS El Torreon

Y&T have cancelled their San Diego gig at Brick By Brick, scheduled for November 10th, as they were apparently tipped off that the venue’s sound system was less than par.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be supported by Papa Roach on the following Australian gigs:

11/26/02 Brisbane, AUS Entertainment Centre
11/27/02 Brisbane, AUS Entertainment Centre
11/29/02 Sydney, AUS Aussie Stadium
12/01/02 Melbourne, AUS Colonial Stadium
12/03/02 Adelaide, AUS Hindmarsh Stadium
12/06/02 Perth, AUS Dome (only RHCP)

Check out Alice Cooper on Trigger Happy TV on Comedy Central (U.S.) on September 19th, 2002.

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Unveil New Album And Justice For None, Summer Co-Headline Tour With BREAKING BENJAMIN
FARGO To Release Comeback Album Constellation In May
JIZZY PEARL of LOVE/HATE Says "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" With New Video
PRIMORDIAL Releases "Exile Amongst The Ruins" Video
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces Spring Tour Dates In North America
REVERENCE Stream New Track "New Order"
SMALL TOWN TITANS Celebrate 24 Years Of Superunknown With Cover Of SOUNDGARDEN's "Spoonman"
THE AMORETTES Debut "Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock N' Roll" Video
THE DEAD DAISIES "Rise Up" With New Single Streaming
ALICE COOPER Announces Summer 2018 North American "Paranormal Evening" Tour
W.A.S.P. Release Video Clip For "Doctor Rockter"
NAPALM DEATH Drop "Call That An Option?" Single, Now Streaming
BUTCHER BABIES, NONPOINT Join For "Kings & Queens" Co-Headline Tour
APOCALYPTIC LOVERS Announce Album Redemption Vol I Vinyl Campaign
CAULDRON Reveal Record Store Day Canada "Letting Go" 7" Single
INKCARCERATION Music And Tattoo Festival Adds More Bands
LEATHER LEONE Project LEATHER Set To Release Leather - II Album
MEMORIAM Debut "Nothing Remains" Second Single, Video
MORBID ANGEL Confirm US Headline "Kingdoms Disdained" Tour
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Release "Millions" Video
THE SWEET Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
PRAYING MANTIS Reveal New Album Gravity
ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON Join Forces For "Twins Of Evil - The Second Coming" Summer Tour
LORDS OF BLACK Set To Release Icons Of The New Days Album
A PERFECT CIRCLE Share "Disillusioned" Video
FIREHOUSE Guitarist BILL LEVERTY Releases Two New Songs
HALLOW POINT Reveals New Music Video For "Blistering"
BEYOND THE BEATS: Rock & Roll’s Greatest Drummers Speak! Book Coimg Out March 13th
WAR OF THRONES Unleash "Aftermath" Video
RUBY THE HATCHET Announces U.S. Tour Dates
SANTA CRUZ Kick Off American Tour, Unveil Lyric Video For New Single
MEKA NISM Releases Video For "The War Inside"
YOB Announces North American Tour, New Album Out In June
Award-Winning Feature Documentary Mind Over Matter Set For New York Premiere At ReelAbilities Film Festival
JUDAS PRIEST Release "Spectre" Video
Two LIZZY BORDEN Vinyl Reissues Now Available For Love You To Pieces And Menace To Society
MONSTER MAGNET Launch "Ejection" (HAWKWIND Cover) Video
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival Experiences Announced
MOTÖRHEAD To Celebrate Record Store Day 2018 With Special Collector's Vinyl
TWITCHING TONGUES Are "Gaining Purpose" With New Video
NO LEGACY RECORDS Debuts With A Full-Length Compilation Vinyl Release Vol. 1: Socal/Norcal
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Announces NEVERMORE Vinyl Reissues For Enemies Of Reality (Remixed & Remastered) And This Godless Endeavor (Reissue 2018)
VEGA Set To Release New Album Only Human
THE CROWN Streams New Single, "We Avenge!"
DON AIREY To Release New Studio Album One Of A Kind
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Announce 2018 "End Of The World Tour"
TRAUMA Announce Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates
LIFE OF AGONY Announce First West Coast Headline Dates In Over A Decade
SAVAGE HANDS Post New Video For "Unconditional"
FORT ROCK Festival Experiences Announced
SHATTERED SUN Premiere New Video "Blame"
SLAYER Announces Second American Leg For Final Tour
BULLET Release New Single, Video For "Ain't Enough"
BULLETS AND OCTANE Reveal Waking Up Dead Album Details
FROM ASHES TO NEW Release "Crazy" Video
AT THE GATES Reveal New Album Title Track Video “To Drink From The Night Itself”
GUS G Is "Letting Go" With New Music Video
JUDAS PRIEST Unleash New Song, Announce NYC Signing
KAMELOT Premiere First New Track For "RavenLight"
ETHAN BROSH To Support ROSS THE BOSS On North American Tour
VANLADE Release New Song "Highway Hounds" Free Download
MONUMENT Reveal Hellhound Album Details
JYRKI 69, MGT Set To Bring Goth Rock To West Coast
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Stream New Track "Losing My Humanity"
TEMPT Premiere First Official Video For "Under My Skin"
DOKKEN Debut Live Video For "In My Dreams"
Inaugural INKCARCERATION Music & Tattoo Festival Announced
NEKROGOBLIKON Premiere New Track, "The Skin Thief"
REVERENCE Stream New Track "New Order"
DRIFTER Debut "Black Mamba" Video
ACT OF DEFIANCE Kick Off US Headlining Tour
FIRE FIGHT Release "The Ghost Inside" Video
EPICA Launch "Decoded Poetry" Video
SPARZANZA Streams New Single, "Whatever Come May Be"
Fourth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride & Concert Event Details Announced
ALL GOOD THINGS Drop "Break Through This Wall" Video
GODSMACK Storm Back With When Legends Rise Album
GHOST Reveal Dates For 'Rats On The Road' US Tour
HEAVY MONTREAL Returns For 2018, Lineup Revealed
STONE SOUR Announces Spring US Headlining Tour
PRONG Announces Zero Days 2018 West Coast Tour Dates
SEVENDUST Return With New Album All I See Is War
EYEHATEGOD Announces Headline Tour With CRO-MAGS
DIABLO BLVD Debut "The Future Will Do What It's Told" Video
POWERMAN 5000 Announces 'New Wave Tour' 2018


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