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Pure Rock Newswire 03/27/03

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 @ 12:32 AM


A Summary Of News, Rumors And

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03/27/03

Ozzy Osbourne has at last announced Jason Newsted as bassist, replacing Robert Trujillo.

Rumored: KISS and Aerosmith to co-headline a late summer tour. More details upon confirmation.

Danzig announces the latest addition to the band: guitarist Tommy Victor of Prong. The lineup now stands as follows: vocalist Glenn Danzig, guitarist Victor, bassist Jerry Montano (Deadlights) and drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative). Danzig’s ‘Blackest of the Black’ tour, which includes Superjoint Ritual, Lacuna Coil, Opeth, Nile and Behemoth has announced two dates so far:

05/02/03 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
05/03/03 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheater

Guitarist Larry Tarnowski has recently parted ways with Iced Earth to “continue his studies.” A replacement is expected to be announced in the next few months.

The Rolling Stones have postponed their shows in Hong Kong (March 28th and 29th) due to a severe mystery illness that has recently rocked China.

Guitarist Head (Korn) and guitarist Mike Smith (ex-Snot) will join Limp Bizkit at their appearance in Seattle at WrestleMania XIX on March 30th.

Drummer Tommy Lee (ex-Motley Crue) just wrapped up an episode of Fastlane (on Fox) and is set to air on April 4th at 8 PM PST.

Bassist Nikki Sixx (Brides of Destruction, Motley Crue) will join Saliva onstage for a song or two at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA on March 28th.

Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Malcom Young of AC/DC, along with Leslise West of Mountian, will host Metal Mania on VH1 Classic all weekend (North America).

Motorhead, The Dwarves, and High On Fire have the following gigs lined up:

04/18/03 Portland, OR Roseland
04/19/03 Seattle, WA Northgate Theatre
04/21/03 San Francisco, CA Avalon Ballroom
04/22/03 Reno, NV The New Oasis
04/24/03 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
04/25/03 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/26/03 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
04/27/03 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
04/29/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/02/03 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
05/04/03 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

Drummer Tia Sprocket has parted ways with Ministry, and will be replaced by Rey Washam (ex-Jesus Lizard).

From RobZombie.com: “Need a favor from a fan at the 08/25/02 Shoreline Amphitheater show. We are starting to compile live footage and audio of past Zombie shows for a possible DVD. We are looking for August 25, 2002 Shoreline Amphitheater Ozzfest. If anyone has any audio or video of this show, please email me at zombieslave666@mac.com.”

In other Rob Zombie news, there will be an advance screening of his film, House Of 1000 Corpses at Bloor Cinema in Toronto, ONT on Friday, April 18th at 11:59pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11th at the Bloor Cinema Box Office ($8 for non-members and $6 for members).

Demon are now confirmed for this years Sweden Rock Festival. Demon are headlining the festival on Friday, June 6th.

Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) will perform the Nation Anthem at the LA Kings game for their season closing on Wednesday, April 2nd. Also, the episode of Angel (on the WB) that Zakk shot will premiere Wednesday, April 16th at 9pm. It is episode #19 titled ‘Magic Bullet.’

Before heading out on Lollapalooza, Queens Of The Stone Age will perform at the annual Coachella festival in California, and then tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Click here for tour dates.

Blind Guardian anticipate the release of their forthcoming double-disc live album on May 26th.

Powerman 5000’s forthcoming album, Transform, will include a bonus enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action," and other undisclosed extras. The CD is set for release on May 20th through Dreamworks.

Sammy Hagar (and the Waboritas) is offering special “on stage” tickets for specified shows. Check out Redrocker.com for the full details.

Soulfly, E-town Concrete and Sworn Enemy have the following gigs confirmed:

04/11/03 W. Hollywood Roxy
04/14/03 Sparks, NV New Oasis
04/15/03 Salt Lake City, UT Bricks Club
04/16/03 Boise, ID The Big Easy
04/17/03 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
04/18/03 Spokane, WA Fat Tuesday
04/19/03 Seattle, WA The Showbox
04/26/03 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
05/07/03 NY, NY B.B. King's
05/08/03 NY, NY B.B. King's

Lynch Mob recently filmed a DVD at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA and we will be back in the studio April 1st mixing the live show for release later in the year. Also, they will record some of them in April for a new album which they hope to have out by the end of the year. Lynch Mob are playing a one off show with RATT at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA on April 4th and are in the planning stages of an East coast tour in mid May, followed by a possible Japanese tour in early July. In mid-July they will be hitting the road with Thin Lizzy for a 5 to 6 week tour across the U.S. Don't forget, the Revolution CD comes out on April 29th.

Tomahawk and the Melvins confirm dates for their Ipecac Geek Tour:

05/15/03 Indianapolis, IN Vogue
05/16/03 Detroit, MI Majestic
05/17/03 Cleveland, OH Agora
05/20/03 Boston, MA Roxy
05/24/03 Philadelphia, PA TBA
05/25/03 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05/27/03 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle
05/28/03 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
05/29/03 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
05/30/03 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
05/31/03 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
06/01/03 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
06/03/03 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ
06/04/03 Dallas, TX Deep Ellum Live

03/12/03

The rumor mill is cranking hard and strong on this one: a US co-headlining tour with Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with, yes, Rob Halford on vocals! Time will tell soon enough!

Danzig are confirming bands to join them on their “Blackest of the Black” tour, which will begin rolling in May. Currently tapped for the tour are: Superjoint Ritual, Immortal and The Haunted.

Speaking of The Haunted, they will be making an in store appearance at Utopia Records, 505-525 George St, Sydney, Australia, this Saturday afternoon at 4pm! Come down and get your stuff signed and say hello to the band before their gig later that night at the Metro Theatre!

Dew-Scented are ramping up for their next studio effort, which they hope to release by September, 2003, through Nuclear Blast Records.

Pissing Razors will perform a benefit show at Margarita's in El Paso on April 6th, in memory of a close friend of the band’s brother who lost his life in a motorcycle accident last year. The show is all ages and will be outside in the clubs parking lot. Additionally, the band will tour in support of their current album, Live in the Devil's Triangle. The band will be hitting the road April 12th, supported by 40 Grit and Society 1.

Sevendust will begin a short tour in April, and will juggle openers TRUSTcompany, Project 86 and Finger Eleven.

Guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) is set to release his solo album, Music For Speeding, on May 20th through Favored Nations.

Immolation, Grave, Goatwhore and December have a chunk of gigs lined up together. Confirmed dates are as follows:

05/30/03 Buffalo, NY Showplace Theatre
05/31/03 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
06/01/03 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
06/03/03 Chicago, IL House of Blues
06/04/03 St. Paul, MN The Lab
06/06/03 Seattle, WA Graceland
06/07/03 Portland, OR Meow Meow
06/08/03 San Francisco, CA The Pound Pier 96
06/09/03 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
06/10/03 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
06/11/03 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
06/12/03 Las Vegas, NV Huntridge Theatre
06/13/03 Phoenix, AZ The Mason Jar
06/14/03 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
06/15/03 El Paso, TX E-9
06/16/03 Dallas, TX Canyon Club
06/17/03 Austin, TX The Backroom
06/18/03 Metairie, LA Zeppelin's
06/27/03 Manchester, NH Chantilly's
06/28/03 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
06/29/03 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony

Sepultura are getting ready to release their latest effort, Roorback, in May through SPV/Steamhammer in Europe.

Demon made their first-ever US performance this past weekend at the March Metal Meltdown in Irvington, NJ. The band put on a spectacular performance that included material from their colorful 20-plus year career. Fans applauded vocalist Dave Hill as he and company fired up the crowd with classic's "The Plague," "The Unexpected Guest," and material from their latest album, Spaced Out Monkey. Dead Ringer Records continue to reissue the band's catalog in the US, the latest to be released includes British Standard Approved. The band has been asked to return this summer. Stay tuned for more details.

Soilent Green and Eyehategod split seven-inch record. One brand new track each from both bands, totally unreleased! Limited to a 2000 press! Go to www.incisionrecords.com for ordering information. They have sold out of clear and green swirl colored vinyl, so all orders will be filled with black vinyl.

You can help Ben Falgoust from Soilent Green/Goatwhore pay his hospital bills by bidding on various eBay items (which include artists from Sanctuary, Century Media, Metal Blade and Prosthetic Records.) Some items include:

All That Remains "Behind Silence and Solitude" CD w/ signed cover
Beyond The Embrace "Against The Elements" CD w/ signed cover
Cannibal Corpse "Gore Obsessed" CD w/signed cover
Cannibal Corpse "Live Cannibalism" signed DVD

Metal Blade Records is very proud to announce the signing of two remarkable bands. The first is As I Lay Dying from San Diego, CA whose use of metal fused with hardcore is sure to become one of the most recognized names in the scene. Next is The Black Dahlia Murder. This young, intense five piece hailing from Detroit, MI brings us a blend of death and Swedish-style metal with a taste of American metal-core. Look for both bands to be hitting the road very soon!

Ministry have lined up a slew of gigs in support of their latest release, Animositisomina, and will be supported by Nothingface, Lollipop Lustkill and Motograter. Dates so far include:

03/16/03 Sparks, NV (Reno) New Oasis
03/18/03 Seattle, WA Northgate
03/19/03 Portland, OR Roseland
03/21/03 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
03/22/03 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
03/23/03 San Diego, CA 4th & B
03/26/03 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
03/28/03 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
03/29/03 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
04/02/03 Salt Lake City, UT X-Scape
04/03/03 Denver, CO The Fillmore
04/04/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
04/05/03 Lubbock, TX The Pavilion
04/07/03 San Antonio, TX Far West
04/09/03 McAllen, TX Villa Real
04/11/03 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Amphitheatre
04/12/03 Dallas, TX Deep Ellum Live
04/13/03 Austin, TX The Backroom

03/07/03

Messhugah has tapped Strapping Young Lad as support on their forthcoming tour, which will begin in May. Dates to be announced soon!

Mike Inez has been confirmed to join Black Label Society on their west coast and Japan gigs. The bassist for Ozzy should be announced very soon.

This year’s Ozzfest, in addition to the previously announced lineup, has added Despwa, Motograter and Sworn Enemy to the Second Stage. Additionally, Voivod has been added to the Second Stage to go on just before headliners Cradle of Filth, pushing TRUSTcompany to the opening slot of the First Stage.

Before Ozzfest even kicks off, Ozzy, Voivod and Finger Eleven will do a handful of Canadian dates, which include:

06/01/03 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
06/04/03 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
06/06/03 Edmonton, AB Skyreach Centre
06/08/03 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Arena
06/11/03 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
06/12/03 Ottawa, ON Corel Centre
06/14/03 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
06/16/03 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi

Motörhead is slated for some west coast dates with The Dwarves and High on Fire prior to their co-headlining tour with Anthrax, which kicks off May 6th in the US. The west coast dates are as follows:

04/18/03 Portland, OR Roseland
04/19/03 Seattle, WA Northgate
04/21/03 San Francisco, CA Avalon Ballroom
04/22/03 Reno, NV The Oasis
04/24/03 Orange County, CA House of Blues
04/25/03 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
04/26/03 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre

And in the meantime, Anthrax have lined up some European gigs, with support from After All. Confirmed dates are as follows:

03/16/03 Hardenberg, NET Podium
03/18/03 Berlin, GER SO 36
03/19/03 Hamburg, GER Markthalle
03/20/03 Bochum, GER Matrix
03/22/03 Koln, GER Live Music Hall
03/23/03 Stuttgart, GER Rock Fabrik Ludwidgsburg
03/24/03 Pratteln, SWI Z7

Shadows Fall have a few gigs lined up with Shai Hulud and Unearth. Confirmed dates include:

03/11/03 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s (No Unearth)
03/12/03 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (No Unearth)
03/15/03 Austin, TX Emo’s - SXSW
03/16/03 Dallas, TX Canyon Club
03/20/03 West Hollywood, CA The Whiskey
03/23/03 Seattle, WA Graceland
03/25/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
03/26/03 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
03/31/03 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
04/01/03 Detroit, MI St. Andrews

Tomahawk, in support of their forthcoming effort, Mit Gas, slated for release on May 6th through Ipecac Recordings, will perform a handful of gigs with The Melvins:

05/13/03 Chicago, IL The Vic
05/14/03 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
05/15/03 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
05/16/03 Detroit, MI Majestic
05/17/03 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
05/22/03 New York, NY Irving Plaza
05/23/03 New York, NY Irving Plaza
05/25/03 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Guitarist Todd Youth has parted ways with Danzig in pursuit of a solo gig.

After 10 years, Norweigan black metallers Limbonic Art have officially disbanded.

(hed)p.e. will perform their current single "Blackout" on The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn on Thursday, March 13th.

Kreator anticipate a summer release for their forthcoming live double DVD, Live Kreation (Revisioned Glory).

This year’s annual Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, which will be held July 17th – 20th, is beginning to confirm it’s roster, which so far includes: Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Sammy Hagar, as well as classic rockers Grand Funk Railroad, Boston and .38 Special.

Morbid Angel are currently writing and preparing to record their next studio effort, with hopes to release it by September.

Soulfly, E.Town Concrete and Sworn Enemy have a handful of gigs lined up together:

04/11/03 Hollywood, CA The Roxy
04/14/03 Sparks, NV New Oasis
04/15/03 Salt Lake City, UT Bricks Club
04/16/03 Boise, ID The Big Easy
04/17/03 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
04/18/03 Spokane, WA Fat Tuesday
04/19/03 Seattle, WA The Showbox
04/26/03 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
05/07/03 New York City, NY B.B. King's
05/08/03 New York City, NY B.B. King's

Entombed expect to release their next album, Inferno, on May 13th through Music For Nations Records.

Armored Saint will hold their DVD release party for A Trip Through Red Times this Sunday, March 9th, at the Cat Club in Hollywood, starting at 6PM.

Soilwork will release their next album, Figure Number Five, through Nuclear Blast on May 6th in the US, and April 21st in Europe.

Musical chairs: It appears now that drummer Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses) has started a new band called Suki Jones. The new group will include vocalist Jizzy Pearl (Ratt), Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snakepit), guitarist Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat) and bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt). Guitarist Marco Curiel has parted ways with P.O.D. Replacing him will be Jason Truby.

Animal -- which features ex-WASP guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes -- have a handful of gigs lined up in support of their recently-released debut album, 900 Lb. Steam. Confirmed dates include:

04/04/03 Cudahy, WI Vnuk's Lounge
04/05/03 Chicago, IL Nite Cap's
04/13/03 Springfield, OH Blue Cat
04/17/03 Clifton, NJ Connections
04/18/03 New York, NY Don Hill's
04/19/03 Youngstown, OH Splash
04/25/03 Detroit, MI I-Rock

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