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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Collaborates With NICKELBACK, SALIVA Frontmen On "Spider-Man" Cut

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, and SALIVA singer Josey Scott have collaborated on a track called "Hero" (reportedly written by Kroeger), which will be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming Spider-Man movie. Also scheduled to appear on the album is a solo cut from SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Offers Explanation For Pissing Incident (Sort Of)

Former FAITH NO MORE and current TOMAHAWK/FANTOMAS frontman Mike Patton and his record label, Ipecac Recordings, have issued the following “tongue-in-cheek” statement about the reported incident that occurred in London on March 10th that involved Patton pissing on security guards at the London Astoria last Sunday: "So Mike Patton and the band TOMAHAWK roll into ...

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ROSS ROBINSON Inks Label Deal With ARTISTdirect RECORDS

Acclaimed producer Ross Robinson and ARTISTdirect Records have announced the formation of a new imprint, I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. Under this production agreement, Robinson will oversee the imprint's A&R activities, contribute to the development of its talent, as well as produce artists for I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. ARTISTdirect Records staff will handle all marketing, promotion, sales, and ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Records Solo Track, Makes Local News

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently hit the studio to record a song titled "Bother", which may or may not appear on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie Spider-Man. Described as much more mellow than anything the singer has previously released, "Bother" is said to feature Corey's vocals accompanied by nothing but clean guitar, and reportedly ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY Comments On Forthcoming CD

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray recently spoke to MTV News about the progress of the songwriting for the group's forthcoming follow-up to last year's Iowa release, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. "We've got a bunch of different riffs together," Gray told MTV. "Some are really ...

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GLASSJAW Brand New MP3s Available For Download

GLASSJAW have made available for download two tracks—"Ape Dos Mil" and "Tip Your Bartender"—from their recently-completed new CD, rumored to be titled Worship And Tribute, at this location. Worship And Tribute was produced by Ross Robinson (i.e. SLIPKNOT, AMEN) and is tentatively due to be released in June through Robinson's I Am Recordings ...

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THE BLOOD BROTHERS Prepare To Record Debut CD

Seattle's THE BLOOD BROTHERS will begin recording their debut CD for I Am/ARTISTdirect Records with producer Ross Robinson (i.e. SLIPKNOT, AMEN) on March 20th, according to the web site of Robinson's management company, Freeze Management. A late summer release is expected. ...

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TOOL Win Grammy For "Best Metal Performance"

TOOL won a Grammy in the category “Best Metal Performance” for their track "Schism" at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL beat out BLACK SABBATH ("The Wizard"), SLAYER ("Disciple"), SLIPKNOT ("Left Behind") and SYSTEM OF A DOWN ("Chop Suey!" ) to win the ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY: "I Know SYSTEM OF A DOWN Will Win Grammy"

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray on the possibility of the group winning a Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category (for "Left Behind") at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to air live at 8:00 PM via CBS tonight, Wednesday, February 27th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles: “It's cool that we're nominated. I ...

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RAMMSTEIN Drop Off "Pledge Of Allegiance" CD

RAMMSTEIN have been dropped from the Pledge Of Allegiance live album, a documentation of last year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour co-headlined BY SYSTEM OF A DOWN and SLIPKNOT that is due to be released through Columbia Records on March 26th. The German act was to have been featured by way of the songs "Links 2 ...

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Second Installment, Live CD Announced

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will headline this year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour, which is scheduled to kick during the fall. A co-headliner has not yet been chosen, but the fall festival will again feature five acts. In the meantime, live cuts from last year's participants will appear on Columbia Records' Pledge of Allegiance CD, which ...

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SLIPKNOT: Nothing But A Scapegoat

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told Britain's Rock Sound magazine that the Iowa-based nine-piece had received disturbing e-mails claiming the band were responsible for the September 11th tragedy in New York. "There was this guy who was sending us emails that were like, 'I figured it out, SLIPKNOT was responsible and had ...

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Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT Fans Turned Away At Glasgow In-Store

Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT fans were turned away from a scheduled SLIPKNOT in-store appearance at Glasgow's Virgin Megastore this afternoon, February 14th, after more than 3,000 people showed up in hopes of meeting their masked heroes. According to a NME.com account, the doors were locked at noon after 1,000 devotees were already packed inside the store ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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SLIPKNOT Cut Hamburg Set Short, Promise "Make-Up" Date

For reasons that are not entirely clear right now, SLIPKNOT played a much shorter set than usual (45 minutes) at The Docks in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday, January 29th 2002 in front of sold-out crowd that got to witness a historical event, according to the Roadrunner Records UK web site. “The show opened with the ...

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SLIPKNOT To Film London Show For Upcoming DVD

SLIPKNOT's performance at the London Arena on February 16th will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in September through the Roadrunner label. Some of the live footage, along with scenes from the Resident Evil movie, will be spliced together to form the video for the track “My Plague”, ...

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SLIPKNOT's Crahan Speaks Out On Side Projects

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn The Clown Crahan has spoken to Britain's Kerrang! magazine about frontman Corey Taylor's side project, SUPEREGO, which is tentatively due to record its debut CD in April for a late 2002 release through the Roadrunner label. According to Crahan, we've kept our side projects from the world because we don't want anyone ...

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IN FLAMES Speak Out Against Fans' Narrow-Mindedness

Sweden's IN FLAMES have issued the following statement via the group's official message board (which can be accessed at this location) in response to incessant complaints from the group's so-called “fans” over the Gothenburg-based quintet's musical progression towards a more melodic sound and the band's decision to accept an offer from SLIPKNOT to ...

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SLIPKNOT's Clown: "Ronald McDonald Is An Evil Motherf.cker!"

SLIPKNOT's motormouth Shawn Crahan claims to have been inspired by US TV clown Bozo when he chose his mask. In an interview published in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter on January 18th, Crahan also gave props to the king of clowns — McDoland's fast-food chain mascot Ronald McDonald! ”The heaviest one is of course Ronald ...

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SLIPKNOT Cancel Australian Tour!

SLIPKNOT's Australian tour has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, according to official sources. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation, but it appears that the group will not return Down Under until at least after the recording of their next studio album, which is unlikely to surface before mid-2003. SLIPKNOT's Australian ...

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