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MUDVAYNE: Pre-Production Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of MUDVAYNE taken during the songwriting sessions for the group's upcoming third studio album have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, MUDVAYNE entered The Plant studio in Sausalito, California in early June to record the follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come" ...

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LINKIN PARK, FINGER ELEVEN Among Winners At MUCHMUSIC Video Awards

LINKIN PARK (People's Choice Favorite International Group) and FINGER ELEVEN (Best Video) were among the winners at Sunday night's (June 20) 15th annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event boasted live sets by EVANESCENCE, THREE DAYS GRACE, HOOBASTANK and the BEASTIE BOYS (who also were honored with the special Trail Blazer Award). Click

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EVANESCENCE Singer: New Album Will Be Heavier And Softer

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". "I just wait until I get inspired, which has been a lot lately, and I just sit there and let it go and I turn on the recorder," she explained. "You go back ...

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EVANESCENCE Begin Work On New Material

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has told Billboard.com that the writing process for the group's sophomore album is going well. "I've had the chance to really write [this year]," she said. "I bought a house — I'd been homeless forever. I've been playing my piano in the middle of the night, whenever, lighting candles and writing. ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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MUDVAYNE Complete Songwriting Session

MUDVAYNE have finished writing 12 songs for their as-yet-untitled third studio album, tentatively due in the fall. Chad Gray (vocals), Ryan Martinie (bass), Greg Tribbett (guitar) and Matt McDonough (drums) have left the ranch in Corralitos, CA and are on their way back to their respective homes in California, Illinois and Wisconsin. On Saturday, June ...

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DAGOBA To Support MACHINE HEAD In Belgium

France's DAGOBA will be supporting MACHINE HEAD on May 28 at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium. The band have also been confirmed for the Dour Festival in Belgium on July 17. In addition, DAGOBA have been voted "Best French Band" 0f 2003 and "Best New Band" runner-up (second only to EVANESCENCE) by the readers ...

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Sources: COLD To Sign With LAVA RECORDS

COLD are on the verge of signing a new deal with Lava Records (KID ROCK, MATCHBOX TWENTY, SUGAR RAY), informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who recently completed a run of U.S. dates with SEVENDUST, were previously signed to Geffen Records, with whom they parted ways in March. At the time, the group's frontman ...

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EVANESCENCE To Team Up With SEETHER For North American Tour

EVANESCENCE and SEETHER will be teaming up for a North American trek beginning July 7 in Vancouver, according to MTV.com. THREE DAYS GRACE and BREAKING BENJAMIN will also be joining the bill. "I thought it would be really fun to tour together since we've never had the chance," Lee said of her boyfriend, SEETHER singer ...

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EVANESCENCE Film Video For 'Everybody's Fool'

EVANESCENCE shot a video for their fourth single, "Everybody's Fool", in Los Angeles last month with director Philip Stolzl, according to MTV.com. Stolzl had previously helmed the clip for EVANESCENCE's first single, "Bring Me to Life". "Everybody's Fool" follows "My Immortal", the previous single from EVANESCENCE's quintuple-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen". EVANESCENCE wrapped 14 dates in ...

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MUDVAYNE Tap Producer DAVE FORTMAN For New Album

MUDVAYNE have selected Dave Fortman (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EVANESCENCE) to produce their third, as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release, tentatively due in the fall. Singer Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough chose Fortman (a former guitarist for UGLY KID JOE) because they felt Dave could combine the band's extreme elements. "We've been ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer To Open For THE WHO In Japan

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd will be opening for THE WHO at two Japanese festival dates in late July. Todd will be warming up for Roger Daltrey and Co. on Saturday, July 24 at the Yokohama Festival and on Sunday, July 25 at the Osaka Festival. Todd released his solo debut, "You Made Me", in ...

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EVANESCENCE's 'Fallen' Certified Quintuple-Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major label debut album, "Fallen", has been certified quintuple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales of five million copies. Worldwide sales of "Fallen" have surpassed the 11 million mark, with more than 400,000 of those copies having been sold in Japan, according to Sony, which handles the album's international distribution. ...

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Guitarist KELLY HAYES Quits COLD

Guitarist Kelly Hayes has left COLD and has been temporarily replaced by Matt Laughran, formerly of the pre-COLD outfit GRUNDIG. "Yes, it is true," COLD frontman Scooter Ward confirmed in a posting on the band's official message board. "Kelly has left us. and instead of canceling the tour we got Matt to fill his position ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Gets Unplugged

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd played an acoustic version of the solo track "Shine" during a recent appearance on the Detroit radio station WRIF. Listen to the performance and the accompanying interview with WRIF DJ Mike Staff at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, Todd released his highly anticipated solo debut, "You ...

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It's Official: COLD Part Ways With GEFFEN RECORDS

COLD frontman Scooter Ward has confirmed in an online posting that the band have parted ways with Geffen Records. "Geffen and COLD had a disagreement on how to promote our band," he wrote on the group's official message board. "They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go. We ...

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SEVENDUST/COLD Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming SEVENDUST/COLD U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off early next month. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 08 - Rochester, NY - Harro East Apr. 09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Apr. 10 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom ...

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BODY COUNT To Collaborate With Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist

BODY COUNT, the metal/punk band fronted by legendary rapper Ice T, are slated to contribute a new song to the upcoming "Resident Evil 2" soundtrack. The as-yet-untitled track will apparently be a collaboration between the group and a seemingly unlikely writing partner — former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody. "We're going to do a song on ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With PRONG

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "I've been pretty busy lately. Tommy Lee is locked up in his home studio writing new songs, so I'm taking advantage of the time off and I'm playing for anyone and everyone… Most importantly, I've gone and joined a ...

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COLD To Team Up With SEVENDUST For U.S. Tour

According to an online posting by COLD frontman Scooter Ward, COLD will be teaming up with SEVENDUST for a U.S. beginning on April 7 and running through the first week of June. In the meantime, COLD's video for their new single, "Wasted Years", should be ready in "about five weeks." As previously reported, COLD recently ...

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Finland: The Most 'Heavy Metal' Country In The World?

Heavy metal/hard rock music continues to thrive in Finland, where bands like CHILDREN OF BODOM regularly top the chart with their single and full-length releases. Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared on the Finnish Pop Album (Top 120) chart for the week ending February 21, 2004: 04. EVANESCENCE – "Fallen" 12. DIABLO – ...

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