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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Will Take STONE SOUR As Far As I Can

STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is looking to take his band as far as it will go in 2002 and on into 2003, even if that means delaying work on the next SLIPKNOT record. "The more this [STONE SOUR] blows up, the longer we're going to be out," Taylor recently stated. "So, we're looking at... ...

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Veteran Rock Photographer Launches Official Web Site

Veteran rock photographer Ross Halfin has launched his official web site at this location. In the business since the late 1970s, Halfin began his career at the now-defunct publication Sounds and its off-shoot magazine Kerrang! and has worked with virtually every major rock band in existence, including AC/DC, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, IRON ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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SLIPKNOT Advance DVD Screening To Be Held In New York City

An advance screening (presented in 5.1 Surround Sound on a theatre-sized screen) of the upcoming SLIPKNOT DVD, Disasterpieces, will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2002, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 W34th St btw 8th and 9th, upstairs from the Hammmerstein Ballroom). The first 100 ...

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Metal Band Plays For Sheep, Has To Dodge Poop Piles

BRIDLINGTON, England (Wireless Flash) — Lots of bands pay their dues by playing crappy gigs, but how many have to worry about stepping in their audience's feces? That's the dilemma faced by British metal band TORSOHORSE, which has been forced to book bi-weekly sessions in a local sheep barn when they couldn't find a regular ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHAD: The New Record Is Very Original

MUDVAYNE's forthcoming full-length effort, The End Of All Things To Come, finds the band growing "as a group and as individuals," according to frontman Chad (a.k.a. Chüüd), who told Metal Hammer magazine that "we wrote a better record than [our gold-selling debut] L.D. 50. Who knows what [kind of reactions] we're going to get [from ...

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SLIPKNOT Final DVD Cover Posted Online

Seems that the projected cover artwork for SLIPKNOT's forthcoming DVD, Disasterpieces, has changed since it was last posted via the Australian web site Metal Shop a few days ago. The new/final cover artwork can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, Disasterpieces was recorded in February in front of 12,000 SLIPKNOT fans ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Reveals Inspiration For Son's Name

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently explained to Australia's Undercover why he decided to name his son Griffin Parker Taylor. "Griffin we thought was a really good name and Parker is three different people," Corey said. "Peter Parker, obviously Spider-man. Dorothy Parker, an amazing writer and Charlie Parker. He's got a good legacy to live up ...

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SLIPKNOT DVD Artwork Posted Online

The cover image of SLIPKNOT's forthcoming DVD, Disasterpieces, has been posted online at this location. Recorded in February in front of 12,000 SLIPKNOT fans at England's London Arena, Disasterpieces facilitates the decision-making process by giving viewers the option to focus exclusively on one member and see things from his point of view, or ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN: Why I Left MURDERDOLLS

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has finally spoken out about his departure from the MURDERDOLLS, the group he formed with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar in the band), singer Wednesday 13, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves. The following is Tripp's official statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "To all MURDERDOLLS ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Reveals His Favorite New Band

In this month's issue of Guitar World magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King offered this ringing endorsement of his "favorite new band," Cleveland's CHIMAIRA: "They are my favorite new band, they're entertaining, which a lot of bands aren't. To me there's more than just standing on stage and playing your instrument. That's boring — you've gotta ...

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BOMB POP MAFIA's DIZZY DRAZTIK: JOEY JORDISON Didn't Write Our Songs

Former THE REJECTS (pre-MURDERDOLLS) and current BOMB POP MAFIA frontman Dizzy Draztik has shot down as "total fucking bullshit" accusations by anonymous posters on BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SLIPKNOT drummer and Dizzy's former THE REJECTS bandmate Joey Jordison was responsible for penning much of the material for Draztik's current project. The following is Draztik's official comment on ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Appear On 'Dawson's Creek'

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, will be flying out to North Carolina this week to shoot the Halloween episode of TV show Dawson's ...

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STONE SOUR To Appear On 'ROCKLINE'

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, September 30th at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. Toll-free number to call in and speak with the band is 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit www.rocklineradio.com. ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Speaks Out On WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit CD

"One of the highest compliments I've ever been paid is that these people have all said yes to be on this album," punk icon Henry Rollins recently told Chart Attack about his West Memphis Three benefit compilation Rise Above for the three young men — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin — who were ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Becomes Dad!

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has become a dad. His fiancée Scarlett gave birth to 6ib 14oz Griffin Parker Taylor on Tuesday, September 17th. According to Corey, who spoke to Britain's Rock Sound magazine at 9:00 PM UK time, just two hours after the birth, mother and son were doing excellent and said the whole ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue 'Colorful' New Home Video In 2003

SLIPKNOT will release a "warts and all" home video in 2003, according to Shawn "The Clown" Crahan. The percussionist told Kerrang! magazine that the video will show "SLIPKNOT going global." "It's going to have everything in it," he promises, "Vomit, piss, shit, dudes getting knocked out with stun guns and Sid collapsing from exhaustion. There'll ...

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RAUNCHY Contemplate ROSS ROBINSON Collaboration On Next CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY have reportedly been contacted by acclaimed producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) about a possible collaboration on the group's next CD, tentatively due in late 2003. RAUNCHY are currently signed to Mighty Music in Denmark and Nuclear Blast for the remaining territories. ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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QOTSA, STONE SOUR, SILVERCHAIR: First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shifted 49,629 units of their latest effort, Songs For The Deaf (according to Soundscan) during the album's first week of release, landing at position #17 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, STONE SOUR, led by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, sold 25,737 copies of their self-titled ...

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