May 2010 - Blabbermouth Archive

RUSH's 'Snakes & Arrows Live' Certified Double-Platinum

RUSH's "Snakes & Arrows Live" concert movie was certified double-platinum on April 20 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 200,000 copies in the United States. Only two of RUSH's studio albums — "Vapor Trails" (2002) and "Snakes & Arrows" (2007) — have failed to reach gold status (for ...

Read more

DOWN's PEPPER KEENAN Co-Produces ANDERS OSBORNE Album

Pepper Keenan of DOWN and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY fame has co-produced "American Patchwork", the debut album from guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne. Available now on Alligator Records, the CD — which features additional production by Osborne and friend Stanton Moore (GALACTIC) — is described in a press release as a moving collection of soul-baring roots rock, blues ...

Read more

MIKE PORTNOY To Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD Throughout 2010

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has confirmed that he will sit behind the kit for AVENGED SEVENFOLD for all of the band's upcoming tour dates through the end of 2010. Commented Portnoy in a statement: "After having had such an amazing experience recording my drum tracks for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD album, we all knew ...

Read more

Sister: BRET MICHAELS 'Not Faking' Illness

Jam! Showbiz reports: Bret Michaels' sister has slammed online gossips for spreading rumors the star is faking his illness — insisting she doesn't want her sick brother to "see something like that" while he recovers from a brain hemorrhage. The POISON singer collapsed last week and remains in a critical condition. Michaels' publicists ...

Read more

GRAVE DIGGER Begins Recording New Album

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a late 2010 release. Commented the band: "Yes, everything's on its way, we're right in the middle of recordings the successor to 'Ballad Of A Hangman' and a lot has happened since the release of the that album. Nothing ...

Read more

PRETTY MAIDS Recruits Former KING DIAMOND Bassist

Long-running Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS have announced the addition of former KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "Hal Patino has been a friend of the band since the Eighties, and is familiar with the sound, style and history of the band, and was therefore a natural choice to ...

Read more

1349 Schedules Hollywood In-Store Appearance

Norwegian black metal band 1349 will take part in a meet-and-greet at Vacation Vinyl in Hollywood, California on Friday, May 7 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. 1349 CDs, limited-edition 12" picture discs and other merch will be available that night. To GUARANTEE an opportunity to meet the band, purchasing something that night is suggested. ...

Read more

NARNIA Guitarist Collaborates With MASTERPLAN

C.J. Grimmark (guitar, keyboards) of Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA has collaborated with the German/Norwegian metal act MASTERPLAN on a song called "Fiddle Of Time", to be included on the forthcoming MASTERPLAN album, "Time To Be King". Commented Grimmark: "I'm proud to say that I've had the opportunity to to collaborate with one of my favorite ...

Read more

SHADOWS FALL Announces Mexican, South American Dates

Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL will embark on a tour of Mexico and South America in late June/early July. So far the following dates have been announced: Jun. 26 - Mexico City, Mexico - Crico Volador Jul. 29 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Novedades Jul. 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Super Rock Jul. 01 - ...

Read more