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MUDVAYNE's 'Lost And Found' Certified Gold

MUDVAYNE's "Lost and Found" has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come", "Lost and Found" was recorded at The Plant studio in Sausalito, California with producer Dave Fortman (former UGLY KID JOE ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fantastic Four' Soundtrack Gets A Release Date

In addition to the new VELVET REVOLVER track entitled "Come On Come In", the upcoming "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 on Wind-Up Records, will also include the solo debut of former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody, according to RollingStone.com. Moody's "Everything Burns", a duet with singer Anastacia, is the album's first single — and the ...

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ALEV: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release

German modern rock band ALEV will see a national U.S. release of their debut CD, "We Live In Paradise", sometime this summer via Eclipse Records under exclusive license from S.A.D. Music GmbH. The band's sound is being described in a press release as a "cross between EVANESCENCE and GARBAGE. . . strong female-fronted rock/metal with ...

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Ashes - TRISTANIA

With the success of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH and LACUNA COIL, pretty much any band with some Eurotrash tendencies and a sultry chick in a flowing dress is gonna get a second look from the world at large. But give TRISTANIA some credit — they've been at this for a while, back when this sub-genre of goth-metal ...

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Did EVANESCENCE's Success Open Doors For Bands Like LACUNA COIL And NIGHTWISH?

Freelance writer Bryan Reesman has submitted the following report to GRAMMY.com: If the multi-platinum success of EVANESCENCE proved to narrow-minded rock jocks that female-fronted metal bands were viable, a fresh wave of melodic European headbangers should cement that affirmation, with their distinct blend of heavy guitars, symphonic underpinnings and soaring female vocals. Thanks ...

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TNT Frontman Discusses His New Band STARBREAKER

In an interview with "The Hairball John Radio Show", Tony Harnell of TNT shared some great stories regarding early TNT, the various tours and some of his favorite tracks from over the years. He also talked about his new side project STARBREAKER: Hairball John Radio Show: Tony, I know that 2005 is also going to ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Taken Ill; Band Cancel Virginia Concert

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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MUDVAYNE To Film 'Happy?' Video Next Week

MUDVAYNE will reportedly shoot a video for their new single, "Happy?", on Monday, February 14 in the Los Angeles area with director Lex Halaby (CHIMAIRA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). The treatment for the clip is said to be a "special effects tribute to the power of nature." "Happy?" is the first single from the group's new album, ...

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Is Rock Dead?

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News has issued the following report: "Is rock dead? Not quite. But judging from its performance on the charts — and compared to its biggest bands and trends from a few years ago — it's wheezing. Cast your eye down 2004's Top 10-selling album list and you won't ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's JOSH FREESE Drumming For STING

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that singer Maynard James Keenan has gone back to TOOL, bassist Jeordie White has joined the touring lineup of NINE INCH NAILS, and now A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese has found something to do while APC is on hiatus. Freese will sit behind the kit for former POLICE singer ...

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