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)