LA's Dreaming Dead will have their CD Release Party at Knitting Factory on January 25 (Metal Underground)
DragonForce will be signing at Winter NAMM 2009 in Anaheim on January 16-17 (Metal Underground)
Down, Hank Williams III, and Weedeater at the Wiltern on March 19 (Blabbermouth)
LA's Ankla (ex-Puya guitarist Ramón Ortíz) announce two Hollywood shows (Blabbermouth)
Maynard James Keenan of Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer 4-times as a winemaker (SF Chronicle)
Blabbermouth is now reporting the Down tour has been delayed until mid-March, with III no longer in support. It's unclear if the Wiltern show is still on.