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Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has left the band's European tour, according to a statement posted by the band at its official web site. The statement cited "personal and family reasons" for Shaffer's exit. Singer Jonathan Davis said, "We fully support Munky's need to be...
System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has told Revolver magazine that his new band with System drummer John Dolmayan, called Scars on Broadway, is both similar to and different from their work with System. Malakian explained, "The way System sounds is my signature, and I don...
Sevendust has pushed back the release of its seventh studio album from an early March arrival to April 1st, according to Blabbermouth.net. In addition, the title has been changed to Hope and Sorrow from the original working title of The 7th Chapter. The band returned to Tree...
Reggae-rockers 311 have had a change of heart, expanding their brief spring jaunt into a five-week run that includes the band's first official tour of Canada. The members originally planned to play about 10 dates leading up to their biggest annual event, "3-11 Day" in New...
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz will host a fundraiser on January 22nd in Chicago for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, according to Absolute Punk. Wentz, a Chicago resident like Obama, said in a statement, "I've been an Obama supporter from day one. After watching...
Foo Fighters kick off their U.S. tour on Wednesday (January 16th) in Sunrise, Florida, the band's first full-length trek in support of its Grammy-nominated album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The group is ramping up its live show with a lot of production value,...
Hawthorne Heights was sued again on Monday (January 14th) by its former record company, Victory Records. According to MTV.com, the new $35 million lawsuit alleges that major label Virgin/EMI "improperly induced" the band to disregard its contract with the independent Victory...
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe was dismissed as a potential juror at the start of the trial for a man accused of trying to sexually assault a girl at a middle school. According to the Associated Press, Stipe said he couldn't serve as a fair juror because he had been the target of...
There's a chance that the 50th annual Grammy Awards -- set for February 10th -- might not happen, due to the Writers Guild of America strike. The ceremony is slated to air on CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But according to Billboard.com, the WGA probably won't...