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Former RIP Editor LONN FRIEND To Guest On KNAC.COM

Lonn Friend, the former editor of RIP magazine and former editor-in-chief of KNAC.COM, will be the returning special guest of the Junkman on KNAC.COM Monday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. PST. Friend will be discussing his book "Life On Planet Rock" as well as his days as the editor-in-chief at KNAC.COM and his current plans. ...

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WRATH To Enter Studio This Winter

Chicago metal act WRATH has lined up the following dates: Nov. 11 - Stumble Inn - Rochelle, IL Nov. 18 - 4-Stools Tavern - Wisconsin Rapids, WI These will be WRATH's last shows for 2006, as the band will be working on new material. The current lineup of John Duffy (vocals), Gary Modica (bass), Scott ...

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NIRVANA Music To Start Showing Up In Commercials, TV Shows

Launch Radio Networks reports: NIRVANA's music will soon begin showing up in commercials and television programs, thanks to Courtney Love's recent decision to sell a portion of the rights to the band's catalog. According to Forbes, four NIRVANA songs will be heard in an upcoming episode of "CSI: Miami" for starters. Love's attorney, Peter Asher, ...

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KURT COBAIN Is The Top Earning Dead Celebrity

Reuters reports that rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley ceded his crown to NIRVANA lead singer Kurt Cobain on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity. The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says He Lied When He Said He'd Stopped Drinking

The U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Hammer: So about that "AIDS Kills Fags Dead" t-shirt you wore in 1989… Sebastian: "I never usually talk about this but I read so much misinformation about it that I'm ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Bassist: KURT COBAIN Should Never Have Killed Himself

In the September 30 issue of NME, there is a rare interview with former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic as part of the U.K. publication's coverage of the "Nevermind" 15th anniversary. Here are some excerpts from the interview which is mostly about the legendary album: NME: What memories immediately come to mind when you hear the ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Answers Questions

First-week sales of BLIND GUARDIAN's "A Twist in the Myth" in the U.S. landed Germany's favorite sons at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 288 on the Billboard Album chart. While out on the road in Europe, new drummer Fredrik Ehmke took some time out to answer the following questions: Worst ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Claims 'Nevermind' Song Is About Her

Launch Radio Networks reports: Courtney Love claims that one of the songs on NIRVANA's classic 1991 album, "Nevermind", was written about her, according to NME.com. Love, who married late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain after the album was released, said that Cobain wrote a number of tracks on the record about his previous girlfriend, Tobi Valli, ...

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Classic WRATH Videos Posted Online

Chicago metal act WRATH has posted two "archive" videos from their 1990 release "Insane Society" on the band's MySpace page, www.myspace.com/wrathsite. The title track, "Insane Society", and "Test of Faith" were filmed in 1990, and were shown on MTV's original "Headbanger's Ball". WRATH's new lineup of John Duffy (vocals), Gary Modica (bass), Scott Nyquist (guitar), ...

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BELIEVER Drummer Completes Work On New FOUNTAIN OF TEARS Album

Drummer Joey Daub of the the much-missed late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metal band BELIEVER has completed work on the new album from his FOUNTAIN OF TEARS project, entitled "Fate". Tentatively due later in the year, the album will feature the following track listing (in no particular order): 01. Corruption 02. Desire 03. With My Fears ...

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TOKYO DRAGONS To Record New Album In October

TOKYO DRAGONS, who have been touring in Europe since their last U.K. appearances in April with DANKO JONES (excluding their by now almost customary Friday night headline at the Tapestry Goes West Festival), are set to release a specially priced EP of material, entitled "Come on Baby EP" on October 24 via Escapi Music. The ...

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New KURT COBAIN Documentary Premiering In Toronto

Launch Radio Networks reports: A new documentary about late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain will make its world premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival, according to Gigwise.com. The film, titled "About A Son", will reportedly feature material from up to 25 hours of previously unreleased interviews with Cobain by journalist Michael Azerrad, who's also authored ...

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AUDIOSLAVE And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Named In Anti-BUSH Ad

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian are among the people listed in an anti-George W Bush petition, in a full-page newspaper ad that ran Thursday (August 3) in the New York Times. The full-page ad from the group World Can't Wait announced October 5 as ...

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Unsaved - DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY

In the caffeinated meat grinder that passes for popular culture these days, it may already be time for some 1990's nostalgia. Supermodels aren't wearing ironic updates of flannel yet, but bands like CRACKER, GIN BLOSSOMS and SPIN DOCTORS are already taking their amiably bland acts out on the rib-fest circuit. Can Kurt Cobain impersonators and ...

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NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS Confirmed For MEXICALI METAL FESTIVAL

NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, has been confirmed for the Mexicali Metal Festival, set to take place September 9 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are CAGE and DREAMS OF DAMNATION. As previously reported, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS will perform at the Burning Star Festival, ...

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