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Booking Agent Slams VOIVOD Over NILE Tour Cancellation

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has slammed VOIVOD over the group's decision to cancel their participation in the upcoming month-long trek. VOIVOD were originally set to perform on the five-band bill alongside NILE, NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE...
October 23, 2002
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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an inter...
October 19, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS Embark On SIRIUS-Sponsored Tour

The FOO FIGHTERS will embark on an eight-city U.S. tour later this month. Dubbed The Brandtidos trek, the tour is sponsored by Sirius Satellite Radio and comes in support of the group's fourth album, One by One, due on October 22nd through RCA Records. The only dates confirmed so far are October 22n...
October 8, 2002
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DEFTONES, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS Confirmed For Australia's BIG DAY OUT 2003

DEFTONES, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and FOO FIGHTERS are among the first artists confirmed for Australia's Big Day Out 2003 traveling festival, which is scheduled to kick off on January 17th in Auckland. Also set to appear are MILLENCOLIN, KRAFTWERK, THE LIVING END, THE VINES, PACIFIER, FRENZAL RHOMB,...
October 2, 2002
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INCUBUS Rock The House At 24th MGD Blind Date Event

INCUBUS performed last night to a raucous, wild crowd at the 24th MGD Blind Date at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "What an event and what a crowd! It's great to be part of the MGD Blind Date with such a rich tradition following in the footsteps of people like METALLICA," said INCUBUS ....
October 1, 2002
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DAVE GROHL: LAYNE STALEY's Death Broke My Heart

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has spoken to Britain's Kerrang! magazine about his sadness over the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley. Grohl was drinking in a Los Angeles bar on April 19th this year when a disconsolate Jerry Cantrell entered the bar....
September 25, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS To Issue Vinyl Version Of New Single

FOO FIGHTERS will release a 7" vinyl pressing of their new single, "All My Life", via Sessions Records on September 24th. Also included will be a cover of THE RAMONES classic "Danny Says", featuring guitarist Chris Shiflett on vocals. ...
September 4, 2002
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Former DANZIG Drummer Lands In QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Former DANZIG drummer Joey Castillo has joined QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE as the band's new touring drummer. Castillo will join QOTSA on their tour with ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, which kicks off on Friday in Washington, D.C. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE were previously thought to have re...
August 29, 2002
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MARILYN MANSON Makes Dying Fan's Wish Come True

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 16-year-old Andrew Baines from Tennessee was able to fly to Los Angeles to spend the afternoon in the studio with MARILYN MANSON. Manson played Andrew six songs from the upcoming The Golden Age of Grotesque CD and also screened a preview of the upcoming DVD rele...
August 29, 2002
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Announce Touring Drummer

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have recruited BLINKER THE STAR/SPOOKEY RUBEN drummer Kelli Scott to handle the drumming duties during the group's upcoming tour. The band's most recent drummer, Dave Grohl, had to pull out of the QOTSA tour to tend to his regular band, the FOO FIGHTERS. As a result of this d...
August 24, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS' CHRIS SHIFLETT: GROHL's Stint With QOTSA Was "Scary"

FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett has admitted that he feared the band would split following Dave Grohl's decision to drum with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. Talking to Rock Sound online, he said: "There was a brief period there when Dave said he was leaving and I thought, 'Are we breaking up?' Obvio...
August 24, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS Guitars To Be Auctioned Off

Former FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Pat Smear is auctioning off a few of his guitars, including several pieces used at various FOO FIGHTERS shows. To bid on the guitar used by Smear during the FOO FIGHTERS' appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1995, click here. ...
August 20, 2002
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Songs For The Deaf

Formed out of the ashes of stoner rock demigods KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has been branded with the "stoner" tag themselves over the course of their two previous albums, even though the band's work features far more diversity and atmosphere than the usual smoked-out sludge that most stoner rock...
August 15, 2002
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DAVE GROHL To Direct New FOO FIGHTERS Video

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl will direct the first video, "All My Life", from the band's fourth album, 1 X 1 ("One By One"). The clip is scheduled to be filmed in Los Angeles the week of August 12th. Grohl had previously directed the videos for "Monkey Wrench" and "My Hero", both from 1997's The...
August 2, 2002
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Ex-NIRVANA, SUBLIME And MEAT PUPPETS Members To Release Debut EYES ADRIFT CD

EYES ADRIFT, the new band formed by former NIRVANA bassist Chris Novoselic, MEAT PUPPETS singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood and ex-SUBLIME/current LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS drummer Bud Gaugh, will release their eponymously-titled debut album on September 24th via SpinArt Records. Among the cuts set to app...
July 30, 2002