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SLIPKNOT's CRAHAN On Side Project: 'My Most Magical Musical Experience'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to Launch about TO MY SURPRISE, his "mysterious" side band which he has been working on for the past year and a half during time off from SLIPKNOT. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (RED H...
July 22, 2003
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SLIPKNOT Members To Contribute To DEATH Tribute Album

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray have both been confirmed as "major contributors" to the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION...
July 17, 2003
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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Talks About The Songwriting Process For New Album

SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root spoke to View From The Pit last week about the songwriting process for the group's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa". "There's like 13 songs written right now, and so far it's, like, really heavy — a lot of blast beats," he revealed. "So far I think it's more li...
July 14, 2003
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DEICIDE, BRUJERIA, KING DIAMOND, LIFE OF AGONY 'Best Of' Albums On The Way

Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the launch of an ongoing series of CD releases, henceforth dubbed "The Roots Of Roadrunner". On September 22, 2003, the initial SEVEN CDs will hit stores near you, each with introductory liner notes by a fellow musician fan of the band. Without further ado:...
July 12, 2003
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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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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about...
July 8, 2003
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PANTERA's DIMEBAG, VINNIE Jam With DISTURBED At Dallas OZZFEST

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul (along with members of DROWNING POOL) joined DISTURBED onstage at Dallas' Smirnoff Music Centre Sunday night (June 29) for a rendition of PANTERA's "Walk". Dimebag and Vinnie are in the process of mixing the debut album from their new band, N...
June 30, 2003
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SLIPKNOT, ILL NINO, SEPULTURA To Be Featured On 'Freddy Vs. Jason' Soundtrack

New and previously unreleased tunes from SLIPKNOT and ILL NINO, and a collaboration between Mike Patton and SEPULTURA will be featured on the soundtrack to "Freddy Vs. Jason", due on August 5 through Roadrunner Records. SLIPKNOT's "Snap" was originally recorded during the sessions for the group's ep...
June 30, 2003
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VANILLA ICE On Collaboration With NICKO MCBRAIN, DAN SPITZ: 'It's An Honor'

Chart magazine's Nardwuar caught up with rapper-turned-nu-metaller Vanilla Ice and asked him about his collaboration with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz in SEVEN X SEVENTY. "Isn't that hardcore man?" Ice asked. "That's awesome dude. They're my heroes, man. And i...
June 29, 2003
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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Reveals A Different Side With TO MY SURPRISE

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to MTV.com about his new project TO MY SURPRISE, a trio he formed with some friends that features a drastically different musical style to the one practiced by his main outfit. "Basically, I've been keeping in touch with the music...
June 26, 2003
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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic groove...
June 20, 2003
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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Headlining Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have lined up the following dates during July: Jul. 04 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Jul. 05 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Jul. 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Jul. 11 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters ...
June 18, 2003
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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Play On DEATH Tribute CD

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray has reportedly expressed interest in contributing bass tracks to the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffman...
June 16, 2003
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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Two Videos In Late June

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will film videos for the songs "Dress Like A Target" and and "Waiting for The Turning Point" on Saturday, June 28 at The State Palace Theatre (1108 Canal Street) in downtown New Orleans. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m...
June 13, 2003
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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Tour With UNIDA

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray will be playing bass for UNIDA on their upcoming West Coast tour. "[Paul] is a very good friend of the band and we thank him very much for coming out and jamming with us so we can make this tour happen," the group said in an official statement. UNIDA tour dates: Jun. ...
June 12, 2003