The bass player of HammerFall, Magnus Rosén, will not be a part of the band in the future. This is all the information available at the moment, but expect an official statement from the band as soon as possible.
MÖTLEY CRÜE, MACHINE HEAD CONFIRMED FOR UK DOWNLOAD FEST
MÖTLEY CRÜE and MACHINE HEAD are confirmed for the UK's Download Festival, which set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. The festival billing is now as follows:
BOWLING FOR SOUP BRING ME THE HORIZON DEVIL DRIVER DIMMU BORGIR DRAGONFORCE ENTER SHIKARI EVANESCENCE GALLOWS IRON MAIDEN (June 10th headliner) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE KORN LAMB OF GOD LINKIN PARK (June 9th headliner) MACHINE HEAD MARILYN MANSON
MÖTLEY CRÜE MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8th headliner) SLAYER THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS VELVET REVOLVER WOLFMOTHER
Tickets are currently on sale at Downloadfestival.co.uk or via the credit card hotline 0870 400 0822. Downloadfestival.co.uk also contains all information about camping, accommodation and all the packages, as well as information on the transport facilities available.
Black-Sabbath.com webmaster Joe Siegler has issued the following report:
"As the excitement and anticipation builds for the Heaven And Hell shows this year, lots of things are happening. Earlier today I got an email from Steve Mignardi, who is RONNI JAMES DIO's personal assistant. Steve alerted me to a blog he is running over on his myspace page which will detail some behind the scenes stuff from the road. He just started a few days ago, but even just from this stuff, it looks like things will be seriously good in this series as the tour gets on the road. I'm posting most of his existing entries here for you to catch up with. I'll also be alerting you to new entries as well
I found this stuff very enlightening to read, and I think you will too. A couple of the tidbits gleaned from his series are that rehearsals have now completed.
If you enjoy these entries, head over to Steve's Myspace page, and send him a line and let him know what you think. You can also read his entire series over there, too."