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Modern Rockers Rise Above — Or Sink Below — Their Producers' Machinations

Yancey Strickler of Seattle Weekly reports that somewhere along the line, modern rock started mistaking subtlety for weakness and waves of guitars and drum loops for palpable emotion — apparently these dudes' pain is so deep that only 128 tracks will do. But nine times out of 10, it isn't the bands...
July 9, 2003
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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

LIMP BIZKIT have reportedly been confirmed to headline this year's Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on Saturday, August 30. The three-day event (Aug. 28-30) will also feature appearances by FOO FIGHTERS, SUM 41 and STAIND, among others. LIMP BIZKIT's next studio effort is tentatively due in early Septe...
July 9, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer's Past Haunts Daughter

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum i...
June 29, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Q...
June 21, 2003
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LINKIN PARK, AUDIOSLAVE Nominated At 2003 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

LINKIN PARK and AUDIOSLAVE have each received two nominations for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, set to air Aug. 6 on Fox. Other nominees include EVANESCENCE, STAIND, SUM 41, COLDPLAY, TRAPT, 3 DOORS DOWN, CHEVELLE and FOO FIGHTERS. Check the full list here. ...
June 19, 2003
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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expe...
June 18, 2003
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L.A. Hard Rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign To NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Alumni of MTV's "You Hear It First" program, the band made the news official by announcing it on last week's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MTV's resident hard rock suppo...
June 12, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam: Photos Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE kicked off the European leg of their summer tour at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland Wednesday night (June 4). Check out pictures from LFI. QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. One-minute MP3 samples of all of the album's 10 t...
June 7, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE Premier Two New Songs At European Tour Opener

QUEENSRŸCHE premiered two new songs — "Open" and "Desert Dance" — during the kick-off date of their European tour Wednesday night (June 4) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. Filling in on second guitar during the group's performance was Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JO...
June 5, 2003
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METALLICA To Release Much-Anticipated 'St. Anger' Five Days Early

Due to the unprecedented level of anticipation and the prevalence of sub-standard versions of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", already in circulation, Elektra Records has moved up the release date of the new album, from Tuesday, June 10, to Thursday, June 5. Elektra and METALLICA have taken thi...
June 2, 2003
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DEFTONES, EVANESCENCE, STAIND Confirmed For KROQ WEENIE ROAST

DEFTONES, EVANESCENCE, STAIND and FOO FIGHTERS are among the acts confirmed for this year's KROQ Weenie Roast concert, which is set to take place on June 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, with proceeds going to a number of area charities, inc...
May 30, 2003
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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will includ...
May 30, 2003
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SOIL Hit Los Angeles Studio For Additional Recordings

SOIL have been holed up at Sound City studios in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulenicz (FOO FIGHTERS, DANZIG) laying down additional tracks for their forthcoming sophomore J Records effort, "Redefine". The follow-up to 2001's "Scars", the bulk of which was recorded earlier in the year with long...
May 23, 2003
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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Song Posted Online!

A new QUEENSRŸCHE track, titled "Desert Dance", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Desert Dance" comes off the group's new album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. "Tribe", which features a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was en...
May 22, 2003
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DAVE GROHL To Marry 'Future Ex-Wife'

WENN reports FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl fell for his TV producer fiancee after meeting in a Hollywood bar, but when she gave him her number she also scribbled down an odd message. He says, "She left me her number and she wrote, 'Jordan, your future ex-wife.'" Grohl has been...
May 20, 2003