Tag: Time Off

DREAM THEATER Begin Work on New CD: “Let the fun begin”

Dream Theater have posted photos of their studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2011’s “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” with the caption of the photos reading, “Let the fun begin…” In an interview with Metal Insider , guitarist John Petrucci stated talked about the progress of the upcoming CD: “So far it’s not very developed at all. We’re scheduled to …

DILLINGER’s Ben Weinman Issues Update on Side-Project with MASTODON’s Brent Hinds

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds and Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman are collaborating with Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery and drummer Jon Theodore, formerly of The Mars Volta. Here is a recent update from Weinman as found on his new Facebook fan page: Going to address all the GTO questions in one swoop. Getting ready to book …

AC/DC’s BRIAN JOHNSON Says Band to Meet to Discuss New Album

Brian Johnson says AC/DC’s songwriters will meet in two weeks to look at the band’s next album – but they’ll only get to work if the entire band are at full fitness. The singer believes it’s part of their working class work ethic, and if any one of them isn’t able to fulfill their duties …

RATT’s BOBBY BLOTZER Discusses His New Wines, Sauces, and Ratt

Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer was interviewed by John Jeffrey over at RockMusicStar.com and you can check out a portion of that great interview below. RockMusicStar: Congratulations on the release of your “Ratt-N-Roll: Out of the Cellar” wines. How did the series come about? Was it an idea you had, or did someone approach you to …

FULL METAL JACKIE Hosting Exclusive Premiere of New Track From Assassin

“BREAKING THE SILENCE” TO RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE MARCH 22, 2011 ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER Syndicated Metal Radio Goddess Full Metal Jackie is hosting an exclusive premiere of the title track from ASSASSIN‘s new album “Breaking the Silence” on her website: http://www.fullmetaljackieradio.com.  ASSASSIN‘s new album is slated for release on March 22, 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer. GO! FIGHT! …

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Bassist Jason James Takes Time Off Fall Tour

Welsh rockers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE regret to inform their fans that bassist Jason James will be taking time off from their current North American fall tour. James will be on leave from October 8th through October 17th attending to a private family matter and will rejoin the band on October 18th in Calgary, AB. …

Ed Gein Bassist Suffering from Bangover

Aaron Jenkins, bassist/vocalist for ED GEIN nearly recovered from his metal induced stupor, took a moment to recap the band’s show in a long time at last weekend’s Shaun Luu Horror Fest and ED GEIN’s plans for the immediate future: “I have the worst bangover ever. This weekend was amazing from start to finish. I …

New Iron Maiden Album News

Adrian Smith talked to Metal Hammer about the next IRON MAIDEN album, one-upmanship between members and whether they will call it a day after 15 records. MH: Talking to everybody else, the attention seems to be now turning to a new album… Adrian Smith: “Yeah, we were talking about it briefly the other day and …

Skeletonwitch Premiering Official Video This Friday

Midwestern metal warriors SKELETONWITCH will premiere their debut music video, “Sacrifice For The Slaughtergod,” on Friday (Feb. 20), exclusively on MySpace Metal. The track comes from the group’s acclaimed Prosthetic Records debut, Beyond The Permafrost. “It’s killer that the video is finally going to see the light of day,” says guitarist Scott Hedrick. “It’s also …

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