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SLIPKNOT: Side Project Update

The forthcoming debut CD from CLOSURE, the solo project of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, will include 11 or 12 of the 16 songs recently laid down by the five-piece band at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, according to a report posted at Produced by the band and Tom Tatman (i.e. LIV...
May 16, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE: New Demos Available For Download!

SLAVES ON DOPE have made available for download two brand new demo tracks via the group's official web site at this location. The songs in question—"Go" and "Drain Me"—were laid down as part of the group's most recent recording sessions with producers Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE) and Jason Sl...
May 2, 2002

NÄ$H: A PRIMER 55/BIOHAZARD Collaboration

NÄ$H is the name of a brand new project featuring Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, ex-DOPE) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Leo Curley (BIOHAZARD, ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) on lead guitar, Dirt (ANYTHING BUT NORMAL) on bass and vocals, and Joe Clark (STRAIGHT JACKET) on drums. A pop/punk band w...
April 21, 2002

LAYNE STALEY Officially Declared Dead Following Autopsy

ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley has been officially declared dead after The King County Medical Examiner positively identified Staley's body following an autopsy earlier today, CNN has reported. Exact time and cause of death are pending, as laboratory results could take several weeks. Here are...
April 20, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE Mixing Seven-Song Demo, Seeking New Label Deal

SLAVES ON DOPE have completed recording seven new songs with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY) and presently mixing the effort for a promo CD that will be distributed to labels in hopes of landing a new deal. The songs s...
April 5, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was inv...
March 12, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE Launch West Coast Mini-Tour

Canada's SLAVES ON DOPE have lined up the following gigs during March: Mar. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues (w/HATEBREED, HEMLOCK) Mar. 26 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/FLAW) Mar. 27 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club SLAVES ON DOPE are still looking for a new label home following ...
March 1, 2002

LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Stops Eating Long Enough To Post Band Update

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site at I'm back!! Like it or not. I'm so happy to be hooked up to the net right now. Actually being able to go into the chat!!!!!! Let's move forward. We are so excited to bring ...
February 22, 2002

DOPE, Others To Contribute To Upcoming WWF CD

DOPE will record a cover version of BILLY IDOL's “Rebel Yell” in its mobile recording studio for an upcoming, as-yet-undecided soundtrack. In other news, the band will contribute a new track, "No Chance in Hell", to the next WWF album, entitled WWF Forced Entry, which is due to come out on March 26t...
February 7, 2002

LIMP BIZKIT's Durst: Losing Wes Was Like Losing Family Member

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has revealed to MTV that he felt sad, angry, confused and excited after reading former guitarist Wes Borland's first interview since he left the group, in which the guitarist explained how playing in the band had become too much like a job. "It seems to me like he wan...
January 31, 2002

THE REJECTS Acquire New Drummer

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitars),and STATIC-X/ex-DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen, have acquired drummer Katie Scabs to replace former GENITORTURERS skinsman Racci Shay, who recently left the group. Expect a summer release fo...
January 17, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE's Post-Divine Endeavors

Freshly dropped from the Divine Recordings roster, SLAVES ON DOPE have lined up the following gigs during January/February: Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky Jan. 31 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Feb. 07 - San Jose, CA @ TBA Feb. 08 - Sacramento, CA @ Brass Monkey Feb. 09 - Fresno, ...
January 9, 2002

SLAVES ON DOPE Part With Divine, Continue Work On New Material

As first reported here back on October 17th, Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have confirmed via the band's official web site at that they have parted ways with Divine Recordings and are currently seeking a new label prior to the release of the group's sophomore studio effort, which is...
January 7, 2002

Inches From the Mainline

The first signing to Sharon Osbourne's Divine Records label, SLAVES ON DOPE are a generic, tuneless exercise in by-the-numbers pimprock that never manage to establish a sound of their own, coming across instead like a second-rate variation of all the trendy sounds that are popular on the L.A. rock s...
December 17, 2001


Not much to say here. Like RELATIVE ASH, SLAVES ON DOPE and PRIMER 55, Detroit's FACTORY 81 are a faceless, generic nu-metal band who possess neither the songwriting ability nor the ingenuity to compete with the big boys, coming across instead like a bad copy of the kind of DEFTONES / LIMP BIZKIT /...
December 17, 2001