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ANTHRAX Guitarist: DIMEBAG's Murder Could Only Have Happened In U.S.

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and ANTHRAX's latest album, "The Greater of Two Evils". An excerpt from the interview follows: ElectricBasement.com: I'm asking musicians whether his death has given you second thoughts about live performance. Every time you take the stage, ...

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FOZZY: CHRIS JERICHO Discusses New Album, Religion And DIMEBAG DARRELL

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) recently spoke to Rockdetector.com editor Bernard Doe. In the interview Jericho talks about the forthcoming FOZZY album "All That Remains", touring, religion, wrestling and the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Rockdetector.com: When was the decision made to go ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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SUNRIDE Forced To Re-Record Parts Of New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE recently spent time in the studio recording their third album, "The End Justifies the Means". The following update was posted at the group's official web site: "Not-so-good news this time. The scratch disk of one of the computers in the studio broke around a week ago. This incident caused the fact that some ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Can Go On Without Him

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his current status in BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION and has commented on the recent war of words with his BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bandmate Tracii Guns, who publicly referred to the new CRÜE single as "shit." In an online posting, Sixx said, "In thinking back on my great times with ...

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SCARVE: Paris Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

SCARVE's upcoming show in Paris on December 11 will be entirely recorded and filmed for a future DVD release, according to a posting on the group's web site. The gig, which will mark the band's last appearance in France this year, will also include performances by TEXTURES, YYRKOON and ???? (yes, that is apparently the ...

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CANDIRIA Introduce New Guitarists

CANDIRIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "Tomorrow we start our next run of dates with NONPOINT and DRY KILL LOGIC. We are excited to get back on the road and bring it for ya'll once again. This is a short one only lasting about two weeks, but we are planning ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

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FUNERIS NOCTURNUM Complete Work On New Album

Finnish extreme metallers FUNERIS NOCTURNUM have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Existence Indifferent", tentatively due in early 2005 via Woodcut Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Code 666: Religion Syndrome Deceased" features the group's brand-new lineup of Simo Rahikainen (IMN) on guitar, Matti Honkonen (Horgath) on bass, J-V Hintikka (Sin'equamnon) on guitar, Timo Häkkinen ...

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Bassist JUAN CROUCIER Rules Out RATT Reunion

Former RATT bassist Juan Croucier has posted the following message on his web site: "It has been brought to my attention that one of my responses in the resent interview for Rock-N-Radio is inaccurate. The interview is actually a few months old. It also took about a month for it to get posted on their ...

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AMEN Drummer Sticks Up For CASEY CHAOS, Slams Former Members

New AMEN drummer Joe Letz has issued a statement adressing recent rumors and accusations leveled against the group's frontman Casey Chaos by the band's former members. His statement reads as follows: "Let me start off by saying that writing and addressing something in this manner is out of character for me, but I feel that ...

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ARTILLERY Schedule Copenhagen Concert

Legendary Danish thrashers ARTILLERY have announced a one-off performance at The Rock in Copenhagen on December 16. Joining guitarists Michael and Morten Stützer and vocalist Flemming Rönsdorf will be HATESPHERE drummer Anders Gyldenøhr and bassist Mikael Ehlert. In a recent interview with Denmark's Antenna webzine, Michael Stützer spoke about the group's current ...

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MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'ROB HALFORD Was One Of The Most Professional People I Have Ever Met'

Former HALFORD and current PAINMUSEUM/TESTAMENT guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently spoke to the Ferrante's Power Equipment web site about his time playing with JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and the formation of his new project, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: What have you learned from playing ...

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