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Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan recently told Revolver magazine that the masked nine-piece from Iowa is coming from a "different place" as it prepares to record its fourth major label album. When asked what has changed since 2004's Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses),...
Rise Against will release a digital collection of rarities on January 15th exclusively through iTunes, with all online retailers carrying it starting on the 22nd. The EP, called This Is Noise, will sell for $3.99 and feature five previously hard-to-find songs from the punk act's...
The annual South By Southwest music festival and conference is stocking up on big acts this year, including R.E.M., the Black Crowes, Daryl Hall, and Lou Reed. R.E.M. will be introducing music from its new album, Accelerate, which is due out April 1st, while the Black Crowes...
Marilyn Manson has reunited with bassist Jeordie "Twiggy Ramirez" White for the band’s previously-announced North American run which will kick off later this month. A posting on Marilyn Manson's official website www.marilynmanson.com reads as follows: "The duo that started it...
Against Me! has announced that it will play three more benefit shows for Harvest of Hope, according to Alternative Press. All three dates will be headlining gigs scheduled for off days from the band's upcoming opening stint with Foo Fighters. While Against Me! played an acoustic...
Ozzy Osbourne jokingly tried out for the role of announcer on the CNN news program Anderson Cooper 360, showing up live on the program with Cooper for his "audition," reports Blabbermouth. Ozzy's appearance was part of a CNN stunt poking fun at actor Michael Douglas' recent...
Detroit-based rapper Eminem is home recovering after dealing with a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia over the holidays. TMZ.com reports that the rapper was rushed to a Detroit area hospital over the holidays and that his weight had exceeded 200 pounds. A...
The girlfriend of late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has made several startling statements in a new interview with Guitar World magazine. According to excerpts posted at the magazine's web site, Rita Haney lays blame for Abbott's December 2004 murder...
Atreyu is getting ready to join fellow Orange County, California residents Avenged Sevenfold on this winter's Taste of Chaos tour. Although the tour doesn't begin until February 29th in Denver, Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas told us that his band is keeping busy with rehearsals...