ROCK NEWS - Archive 2004

Three Days Grace will be back in the studio in February to work on their second album; the drummer of the Canadian modern-rock group, Neil Sanderson, has recently announced that the band “work pretty quickly, so it will definitely come out in 2005, it could be by the end of the summer”.

The Panic Channel, the new band which features three quarters of Jane's Addiction, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins, plus lead vocalist Steve Isaacs, is near completion of their as yet untitled debut album; “We've got close to 10 or 11 songs written and we've recorded about 7” Navarro told “We're finishing up the album in January, and it's awesome”.

The White Stripes' singer+guitarist Jack White had recently told that the duo will began working on their next album in the next few months, the follow-up to 2003's "Elephant" has no title and release date at the moment.

Tool is working on the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", it's expected to come out next year, although the success of A Perfect Circle's new album, Maynard James Keenan has decided to return with his first band.

The Who, the legendary British rock group, will return with a new album in 2005, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey hit the studio in December, Townshend also announced that will tour with the usual band in the first half of the next year.

Tori Amos will unveil two projects on February 2005: her next album, "The Beekeeper", recorded using vintage organs, Afro-Cuban percussion and Gospel choirs. She also wrote her first book, "Tori Amos: Piece by Piece", with journalist Ann Powers.

Limp Bizkit and guitarist Wes Borland, who rejoined the band after nearly three years, currently are working on their new album that they hope to finish recording before Christmas, the follow-up to "Results May Vary", which was set for release in February 2005, now has no release date.

Nine Inch Nails are at work on their new studio album "Bleed Through", Trent Reznor announced that the band's fourth effort will be finished by the end of 2004 and tentatively released in March 2005.

The Offspring will release a best-of collection in 2005, the disc will include at least one new track; frontman Dexter Holland assures fans that the band will release a new album next year.

Oasis are still in the studio, working on "Heathen Chemistry" follow-up. Noel Gallagher recently told that the band have 66 new songs in some form; the first single is expected in February of next year.

Queens Of The Stone Age have completed work on eighteen songs for the follow-up to 2002's "Songs For The Deaf", guest musicians on the album include Garbage singer Shirley Manson, Brody Dalle of Distillers and legendary ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons.

Cold, after split from Geffen this spring, have signed a contract with Atlantic Records and have completed eight tracks for their next album, the band will enter a Massachusetts studio to continue the recording session.

3 Doors Down are ready for the summer tour with Nickelback, their frontman, Brad Arnold, already says that February 8 will be the release date of the follow-up to "Away From The Sun".

System Of A Down, which hadn't written songs together for more than two years, plan to begin recording in early summer their fourth album, the as-yet-untitled set is expected later this year.

Audioslave has announced they are about to head into the studio to start work on their second effort; the lead singer Chris Cornell and his girlfriend, Paris-based publicist Vicky Karayiannis, have married on 9 May.

The Cure come back album, the 13th, will release on late June, the band ending their two-decade long relationship with Fiction-Elektra, the set is due via I Am label, an imprint of Geffen.

Lit is ready to hit the road with their new self-titled album, the Modern-Rock act will make their return this summer, the new album contains 13 new songs, the first single "Looks Like They Were Right" will impact in early May.

Wilco will release on June 22 their fifth abum, "A Ghost Is Born"; after the departure of Leroy Bach, the group plans a tour in the States with the new-comers keyboardist+guitarist Pat Sansome and guitarist Nels Cline.

Cake is finishing up the new album recording in its home studio in Sacramento, the follow-up to 2001's Comfort Eagle plans to release this summer.

Rob Thomas lead singer of Matchbox 20 has begun work on his debut solo album, Thomas says he expects the album to come out at the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005.

Taproot have begun work on their third album, it will be out later this year, the modern rock act team with Billy Corgan in a Chicago studio recording tracks and also collaborate with Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter.

Lenny Kravitz has finished mixing at New York's Hotel Edison studio, his seventh album, the set features 13 songs titled "Baptism", will be published on May 18 this year, the first single "Where Are We Runnin'?" will impact on March.

Rush has announced that they will celebrate their 30th anniversary by launching a 41-city North American tour. The Canadian band will begin the tour on May 26 in Nashville, the final date will be a hometown gig at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre on August 22.

Garbage new album should be out in early 2005, the band is now in their Wisconsin studio, Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl playing drums on a song titled "Bad Boyfriend".

Goo Goo Dolls' frontman, Johnny Rzeznik, takes the reins to produce the upcoming record of Ryan Cabrera, Rzeznik and his band also plan to release a new album.

Marcy Playground have announced that their long-awaited third album, will be released on March 23, with new drummer Gonzalo Martinez De La Cotera in the line-up, the New York Alt-Rock band titled the new CD "MP III", it includes 14 new tracks.

Coldplay enters studio in London to begin recording their third album, the record will probably not be ready until 2005. The band's lead singer Chris Martin recently married actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who is pregnant with their child.

Billy Corgan, after the break-up of Zwan, his last project, now working on first solo album. Corgan also makes a guest appearance on Blindside's new album "About A Burning Fire".

Drowning Pool, after the death of their former singer, Dave Williams, have announced that Jason "Gong" Jones is the new frontman, the new album, "Desensitized", is set for release in April.

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee has told that former Cold guitarist Terry Balsamo is now a permanent member of her band. Balsamo stepped in as a temporary replacement late last year when Ben Moody abruptly departed in the middle of a European tour last October.

Social Distortion has closed the first chapter of recording for their forthcoming album, the Punk-Rock band led by Mike Ness resurfaced with new material after six years, in 2000 long-time guitarist Dennis Danell died of natural causes.

Stroke 9 announced the upcoming release of their new album, the Alternative-Rock quartet is currently working on mixing-session in Richmond, California USA.

Fastball, the Texas-based trio, will release their new album, for independent label, in late May or early June, after four full years from the last "The Harsh Light Of Day".

Pete Loeffler Chevelle's frontman say that the trio now working on next album in their hometown. The three brothers with their second album reach the platinum status.

Green Day will release their long-awaited new album in 2004, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced in an audio message on that they are planning to release their seventh album.

Velvet Revolver's debut album, due on April 27, 2004; the group line-up comprising former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Scott Weiland ex vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots.