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4/17/2014
ROB ZOMBIE ALREADY AT WORK ON SIXTH SOLO EFFORT
Rob Zombie not only has a live DVD, a book and a spring tour on the way, but he's already begun work on the follow-up to last year's album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Zombie and his band started putting together his sixth solo CD in January, and told us he plans to resume the project in May: "I don't want years and years to go by between records, even though somehow it always seems to ...
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4/17/2014
KORN MEMBERS MOURN LATE TOURING GUITARIST
The members of Korn have issued comments regarding the death of Shane Gibson, a former touring guitarist with the group who passed away from a blood clotting disorder on Tuesday (April 15th) at the age of 35. The band released a statement saying, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shane Gibson's friends, fans and family following the passing of our dear friend. Shane Gibson was Korn's touring guitarist from 2007 to 2010 and a ...
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4/17/2014
SOUNDGARDEN RELEASES DEMO VERSION OF 'BLACK HOLE SUN'
Soundgarden has posted a previously unreleased demo version of its biggest hit, "Black Hole Sun," online at Pitchfork.com. The track is taken from the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of 1994's Superunknown, the Seattle quartet's fourth studio album. The disc remains the band's biggest seller and was their major commercial breakthrough. Singer Chris Cornell told us why Superunknown was a major turning point for Soundgarden: "I think it's an accomplishment and I'm proud of us for ...
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4/16/2014
ROB ZOMBIE RELEASES TRAILER FOR CONCERT DVD
Rob Zombie has issued a trailer for his first-ever concert home video, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, which is due out on Blu-ray and DVD on May 20th. Zombie, who directed the film himself, leads his band through longtime favorites like "Living Dead Girl," "More Human Than Human" and "Dragula" as well as newer songs like "Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga" and "Dead City Radio And The New Gods of Supertown." ...
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4/16/2014
MUSE TO BEGIN WORK ON NEW ALBUM IN MAY
Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard told a Los Angeles radio station that the band will enter the studio in May to begin work on its seventh studio album. Speaking just before the first of the trio's two headlining slots at California's Coachella Festival, Howard said, "These are our last two gigs -- tomorrow and the next weekend, and then we’re completely done for touring (2012 album The 2nd Law). We’re going to ...
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4/15/2014
3 DOORS DOWN MAPS OUT ACOUSTIC TOUR
3 Doors Down has mapped out a summer tour that will feature mostly acoustic shows mixed in with electric performances. The Songs From The Basement trek will begin on June 3rd in British Columbia, with dates booked well into mid-September. The band started the acoustic shows, a mix of hits and deep cuts, in January, with singer Brad Arnold saying, "The acoustic shows are a blast, and we have an amazing connection with our fans ...
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4/15/2014
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS DRUMMER OUTRAGED BY TORTURE REPORT
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith says that he is "sickened" by a report that the band's music was used by the CIA during torture sessions with inmates at the U.S. government's Guantanamo Bay holding facility. Anonymous U.S. officials confirmed last week that songs by acts like the Chili Peppers were played over and over during interrogations as a means to break suspected terrorists during the Bush Administration's now-discontinued program. Asked by TMZ about ...
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4/15/2014
POP EVIL ISSUES VIDEO FOR 'TORN TO PIECES'
Pop Evil has released a new video for "Torn To Pieces," the latest single from the group's album Onyx to crack the rock Top Five. The song deals with the loss of loved ones and is especially personal to lead singer Leigh Kakaty: "'Torn To Pieces' is a song that's very close to me. You know, after losing my father on (second album) War Of Angels, it was a song that I had written for ...
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4/15/2014
NIRVANA BASSIST SAYS ROCK HALL INDUCTION 'CONJURED SPIRIT' OF BAND
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has commented in a new blog post on the events last week surrounding the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which included a three-song performance at the ceremony itself and a secret show later that evening at a bar in Brooklyn. Both performances included artists such as Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Lorde and St. Vincent singing in place of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Novoselic ...
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4/15/2014
DEFTONES ISSUE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG IN MEMORY OF LATE BASSIST
Deftones have posted a previously unreleased song called "Smile" online to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of the band's original bassist, Chi Cheng. The track is taken from Eros, the album that the group was recording when Cheng was gravely injured in a November 2008 auto accident. Cheng was left in a semi-comatose state -- from which he never fully woke up -- and the recordings were shelved. Deftones singer Chino Moreno told ...
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