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SOILWORK Joins BP Boycott

Swedish metallers SOILWORK among the growing list of musical acts that have joined KORN's ban on using fuel sold by BP or its affiliates in the wake of the company's catastrophic oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. SOILWORK will not use any BP or BP-affiliated products and facilities on the band's upcoming 2010 North ...

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Top Touring Artists Join KORN In Boycott Of BP

KORN's boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP's record-setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, CREED, GODSMACK Lead ROCK N' REV Lineup

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, CREED, GODSMACK, THREE DOORS DOWN, WOLFMOTHER, and HINDER top the long list of bands combining forces with DC3 Global to hijack the world's biggest, baddest biker event for five full nights of undeniable rock 'n' roll bedlam — Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13 at the inaugural Rock N' Rev Festival, ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'My Kinda Girl' Video Released

"My Kinda Girl", the fifth video from CHICKENFOOT — the supergroup featuring Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Michael Anthony (ex-VAN HALEN), Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN) — can be viewed below. CHICKENFOOT heightens the worldwide buzz from the rock supergroup's incendiary arrival last year with the Blu-ray and DVD release of "Chickenfoot: ...

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RAVENS CREED: Final 'A Conspiracy Of...' Track Listing Revealed

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have finalized the track listing for their second album, "A Conspiracy Of...", due before the end of the year via Doomentia Records. It is as follows: * Bashed In * Wiccan Wanderers * Black Bullets * Hearse ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces U.K. Tour

ALTER BRIDGE will return to the U.K. this October to tour the country once again in support of the band's forthcoming third studio album. After a hugely successful U.K. tour in support of its second LP, "Blackbird", in November 2008, ALTER BRIDGEMyles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Philips — has been ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Completes Recording New Album

ALTER BRIDGE has issued the following update: "We are pleased to inform you that the recording of our third album has been completed. It was an amazing journey and we believe that the songs that we have created are our most inspired and dynamic work to date. "We all worked very hard on these songs, ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: No New Album For The Foreseeable Future

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have announced that, due to various circumstances, there will be no new album from the band for the foreseeable future. Commented the group: "With everybody's commitments to work, family and other things, we have decided that it is best that we do not commit to any deadline for the next album ...

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E1 And KISS Team Up To Create New TV Series

Leading independent studio E1 Entertainment has finalized a production and development deal with legendary rock band KISS. E1 will tap the worldwide enthusiasm for the KISS brand, collaborating with founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to create a comedic half-hour kids television series that galvanizes the band's iconic personas for its young fans. "We're ...

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RAVENS CREED: Split 7" Single With SOLLUBI Due Next Week

On March 15, Hydro-Phonic Records will release a split seven-inch single featuring RAVENS CREED and SOLLUBI. The single contains RAVENS CREED's final recordings with Ben Ward of ORANGE GOBLIN on vocals. Recorded "on the fly" in the band's personal home studio, these tracks have a decidedly lo-fi sound that captures the group in an interesting ...

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RAVENS CREED Announces Singer For New Album

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have recruited Stian "Iscariah" Smorholm (ex-IMMORTAL, DEAD TO THIS WORLD) to handle the vocals on the band's second album, "A Conspiracy Of...". The group states, "Stian will not be able to become a full-time member as he ...

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RAVENS CREED: New Songtitles Revealed

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, are currently writing material for their second album, "A Conspiracy Of...", at the band's own Tenko studios for a tentative late 2010 release via Doomentia Records once again. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: * ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN's BEN WARD Quits RAVENS CREED

ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward has decided to leave RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" also featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske. The band states, "Yep, the big fella has decided to give another being the chance to commit vocal attacks. His reason is lack of available time to commit ...

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GODSMACK, CREED, Others Help Send Supply Plane To Haiti

GODSMACK, CREED and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello are some of the music luminaries who have partnered with multi-media company DC3 Music Group to raise enough money to pack an MD-80 airplane with supplies and medical personnel and send it to Haiti. According to a press release, the plane is scheduled to leave ...

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METALLICA Sold 52 Million Albums In U.S. Since 1991

METALLICA is one of the top-selling artists since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album sales in May 1991, with cumulative U.S. sales of more than 52 million copies. The band's 1991 self-titled fifth album, commonly known as "the black album," also surpassed SHANIA TWAIN's 1997 record, "Come On Over", as the best-selling CD of the SoundScan ...

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STAIND Frontman Proud To Be A Hunter

According to The Pulse of Radio, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis told AOL's Noisecreep on Wednesday (December 2) that he's not worried about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) coming after him for his hunting activities, which will be chronicled on the Outdoor Channel next year. Lewis said, "Bring it on. I watched (the ...

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SABBAT's MARTIN WALKYIER Interviewed; Audio Available

Vicky Bradley (a.k.a. Vix the Angel Of Metal) recently conducted an interview with British vocalist Martin Walkyier (SABBAT, SKYCLAD). The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. In late October, Walkyier issued the following update regarding his current musical activities: "It is my great pleasure to announce that I am currently ...

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SABBAT's MARTIN WALKYIER Working On New THE CLAN DESTINED Material

British vocalist Martin Walkyier (SABBAT, SKYCLAD) has issued the following update: "It is my great pleasure to announce that I am currently working upon writing and recording some brand-new material for THE CLAN DESTINED. "Due to the literally thousands of emails and messages I've received from you kind people via the THE CLAN DESTINED website ...

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STAIND Singer Unveils Latest Solo Tour

The Pulse of Radio reports: STAIND singer Aaron Lewis has unveiled the dates and venues for the first leg of his sixth annual solo acoustic tour, which will begin on January 1, 2010 in Henderson, Las Vegas and extend into February. The first gig of the second leg, on February 25 in Hammond, Indiana, has ...

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CORRODED Performs On Swedish TV

Swedish post-grunge heavy rockers CORRODED were the featured musical guests this morning (Tuesday, September 15) on the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4. The band performed two songs ("6ft Of Anger" and "Time And Again") and took part in an interview. Watch footage of their appearance below. "11 Shades of Black", the new album from CORRODED, ...

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RAVENS CREED: New Album Title Revealed

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, have set "A Conspiracy Of..." as the title of their next album. According to the band, "So far we have a good chunk of it written, namely 'Taint The Robe ...

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RAVENS CREED: Debut Album Release Date Announced

RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" featuring ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward, as well as Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske, will release their debut album, "Albion Thunder", on July 15 via Doomentia Records. The CD will contain 12 songs with a running time of 39 minutes. "Albion Thunder" track listing: ...

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CREED Guitarist Loves SLAYER, CELTIC FROST And MORBID ANGEL

CREED/ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti — who has a sticker of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN axeman "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on the bottom of his guitar — has told AOL Music that he's always been a fan of much more aggressive music than he is allowed to play with the reunited kings of modern rock radio. "Yeah I ...

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