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HELLYEAH Guitarist On First Show: 'We F*cking Destroyed'

HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell (also of NOTHINGFACE) has commented on the band's first official live performance, which took place Sunday night (May 20) at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland. He said, "We fucking destroyed. It was fucking great and what blew me away even more was the chemistry on stage. We blew Baltimore a ...

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HELLYEAH: First-Show Review, Photos Available

HELLYEAH, the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE, kicked off its "Fire It Up" tour Sunday night (May 20) in Baltimore. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Hellyeah 02. Matter of Time 03. Goddamn 04. Stone Cold Crazy (QUEEN cover) 05. Thank You 06. Waging ...

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HELLYEAH May Pull Out Surprises On Upcoming Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: HELLYEAH, featuring members of MUDVAYNE, PANTERA and NOTHINGFACE, begins its first headlining tour on Sunday (May 20) in Baltimore. The group is touring in support of its self-titled debut album, which came out last month. While the members of HELLYEAH aren't sure if they'll play songs from their other bands, singer ...

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It's Official: Former DAMAGEPLAN Bassist Joins HELLYEAH

Former DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha has officially replaced Jerry Montano in HELLYEAH for the band's upcoming tour dates, HELLYEAH's publicist has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although no explanation was given for Jerry Montano's departure, the group's publicist told Headbangers Ball Blog last month that "personal reasons on both sides" caused him to leave. HELLYEAH drummer ...

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KORN Frontman Is A Third-Time Father

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and wife Deven welcomed their second son two weeks ago, according to HardDrive Radio. Zeppelin Davis was born by a caesarean section on Saturday, April 28. Jonathan and Deven have one son named Pirate, while Davis also has a son named Nathan from his previous marriage to Renee Perez. A brand ...

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Singer AMY LEE: 'EVANESCENCE Is Alive And Well'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has issued the following statement regarding the departure of guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray: "EVANESCENCE is alive and well. John and Rocky were in EVANESCENCE for four years and we shared some great times together playing live, but they were ready to move on and so we have parted ...

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KORN: New Song Posted Online

A brand new KORN song, entitled "I Will Protect You", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track is expected to appear on the band's as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, due on July 24. "We mixed it last night and we are really excited about this album," vocalist Jonathan Davis wrote in ...

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NAPALM DEATH, ANATHEMA, ORANGE GOBLIN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

NAPALM DEATH, ANATHEMA, PARAMORE, CANCER BATS, SATELLITE PARTY, HEAD AUTOMATICA, SAOSIN, ZICO CHAIN, MY VITRIOL, YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO, THE ANSWER, ORANGE GOBLIN and PORCUPINE TREE have been confirmed for the Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway commented: "It was a great surprise to be ...

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THE HAUNTED And SCAR SYMMETRY: New Audio Interviews Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features part two of their coverage of the Metal for the Masses 2007 tour. It features hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with THE HAUNTED vocalist Peter Dolving and SCAR SYMMETRY. Topics include interviews Thom Yorke, RADIOHEAD, decibel levels in New York, staying sober, and '80s metal. Additional ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Open For HELLYEAH On Select Dates

BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, will open for HELLYEAH on the following dates: May 20 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live May 22 - Louisville, KY @ Expo 5 May 23 - Peoria, IL @ East Peoria Convention Center May 25 - Cleveland, OH @ ...

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HELLYEAH: 'No Decision Has Been Made' Regarding New Bassist

HELLYEAH's publicist has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a published report regarding the identity of the group's new bassist. HardDrive Radio reported last night (Thursday, April 19) that former DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha has officially replaced Jerry Montano in HELLYEAH. However, in an e-mail that was sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET this morning (Friday, April 20), the ...

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KORN Hosts 'Costume Ball' At Hollywood Cemetery; Photos Available

KORN launched the Family Values tour in true gothic style last night (Thursday, April 19) by rocking Los Angeles' most famous graveyard. The band hosted the "Halloween In Spring Costume Ball" at the Hollywood Forever cemetery. Guests at the event included MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, as well as members of P.O.D., POWERMAN 5000, DEADSY ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Bassist BOB ZILLA Joins HELLYEAH

According to HardDrive Radio, former DAMAGEPLAN bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha has officially replaced Jerry Montano in HELLYEAH. Although no explanation was given for Jerry Montano's departure, the group's publicist told Headbangers Ball Blog yesterday that "personal reasons on both sides" caused him to leave. HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who played with Bob Zilla in ...

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