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COLD Part Ways With Guitarist EDDIE RENDINI

COLD have parted ways with guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). In a posting on the group's official message board, Rendini explained the circumstances behind his departure from the group: "I have been getting alot of emails and [private messages] concerning the news of me 'leaving' COLD. Although I can't really give an accurate reason, ...

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MOTOGRATER Guitarist Joins CROOKED

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED have announced the addition of MOTOGRATER guitarist J.R. to the group's ranks. The band are going to be wrapping up production for their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled release in Iowa later this month with producer Tom Tatman (STONE SOUR). Mastering duties will be handeld by Ted Jensen (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE, MARILYN MANSON, MUDVAYNE, ...

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MUDVAYNE Guitarist Comments On New Album

RollingStone.com is reporting that MUDVAYNE's third album, tentatively titled "Lost and Found", represents a return to the band's roots. "People are gonna be surprised by the rawness," said guitarist Greg Tribbett. "Instead of being all slick, we're definitely going for a raw sound on this record. The last one was pretty smooth and the first ...

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MUDVAYNE Name New Album

MUDVAYNE have set "Lost and Found" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come" was recorded at The Plant studio in Sausalito, California with producer Dave Fortman (former UGLY KID JOE guitarist), who has previously worked with SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Anywhere But Home' CD/DVD Due In November

EVANESCENCE have set a November 23 release date for "Anywhere But Home", a live CD/DVD recorded on May 25, 2004 at the Zenith in Paris. The CD features the unreleased "Fallen" outtake "Missing", while the DVD includes four videos and behind-the-scenes footage. "Anywhere But Home" includes such hits as "Bring Me To Life", "My Immortal" ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Prepares For A New Beginning

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, EVANSCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee said that not having band co-founder Ben Moody around for the songwriting process for the group's sophomore major-label effort gives her liberty. "Ben has a certain kind of pop structure that he follows that I wouldn't," the 22-year-old singer said. "He would always ...

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COLD Announce New Album Title

COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Back in April, COLD parted ways with guitarist Kelly ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Rejects EVANESCENCE Comparisons

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen spoke about the incredible European commercial success of the band's latest album, "Once", and her plans for a classical career away from NIGHTWISH. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: You've conquered Europe and the band is bigger than ever. Do ...

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12 STONES Added To MEGADETH Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have been added to select dates on MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. 12 STONES will reportedly be doing part of the trek while the rest of the tour will feature previously announced openers EARSHOT. It is not presently ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER Keeping Busy Between Albums

With the exception of a recent trip to China, GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has not stopped working this year — and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Since the beginning of the year, after spending 2003 promoting GODHEAD's most recent CD, "Evolver", the talented performer/songwriter/businessman/actor has had very little downtime. In early 2004, ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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EVANESCENCE Video To Be Recreated With Video Game Characters

EVANESCENCE's "Everybody's Fool" video will be recreated with characters from Majesco's forthcoming "BloodRayne 2" video game sequel in the premiere episode of MTV2's new series "Video Mods". Scheduled to air September 18, "Video Mods" highlights some of today's most popular video game characters as they perform videos by artists of all genres, including LIL' JON, ...

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MUDVAYNE's GREG TRIBBETT Signs With IBANEZ GUITARS

MUDVAYNE guitarist Greg Tribbett has announced his decision to give world-renowned Ibanez electric guitars his exclusive endorsement. "Actually, I played Ibanez guitars from the very beginning," stated the guitarist. "My first teacher played Ibanez. They're slick, dead-on guitars and they play faster. You can set them up for really low string action, which is important ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: How I Would Beat Up BRITNEY SPEARS

Goth Boy of WNCI interviewed EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee at their show in Columbus, Ohio. Lee voiced her disgust with the great weather, hoping for rain to depress the event. Lee listed black as her favorite color, followed by deep purple, then she put Britney Spears on blast. Asked if she ever met Britney in ...

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SUPLECS: New Album Produced By CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Frontman

Long-running New Orleans sludge-rock act SUPLECS have completed work on a new album with producers Pepper Keenan, best known for his long tenure with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN, and Dave Fortman, the former UGLY KID JOE guitarist and producer behind the multimillion-selling EVANESCENCE major-label debut, "Fallen". The new album, tentatively titled "Pouting On The ...

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Ex-BUCKERRY Singer JOSH TODD To Perform At The X GAMES

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd and his solo band have been tapped to bring their hypnotic rock 'n' roll and raw punk power to the X Games at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 7. The band will perform songs from their acclaimed debut album, "You Made Me", in stores now and available ...

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KORN Set Release Date For Greatest-Hits Collection

KORN have set an October 12 release date through Epic Records for their upcoming best-of set, singer Jonathan Davis revealed this past weekend during an interview with Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM. Several new cover songs have been recorded for possible inclusion on the CD, including PINK FLOYD's "Another ...

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COLD Sign With ATLANTIC RECORDS

COLD have signed a new deal with Atlantic Records following their split with the Geffen label back in March. At the time, the group's frontman Scooter Ward blamed the split on "a disagreement on how to promote our band. They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go," he ...

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